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What makes an INFP come to being?

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I posted this on another forum but I want to post it here too

I've just wondering what exactly makes a person become INFP?

Usually I find that most INFP's:

  • Had been taken advantage of many times in the past, and they let such experiences define their skills so that they would avoid the same mistakes in the future.
  • Often feel the same rushes of rage almost immediately when they see or detect the same experiences happening to others (bad experiences they had already gone through themselves)
  • Place importance on subtle gestures and signs because they had overlooked them in the past which had changed their lives permanently. Often get misunderstood by others for over emphasis on this importance.
  • Place over importance on depth, because of unwillingness to fall into potential mistakes that can be caused by meaningless superficialties.
  • Often able to recreate certain idealist movie-like scenes in head, and determined to see those scenes as how their life should manifest. Which often lead them to become highly intuitive, driven dreamers.

Although INFP's project idealism and optimism when it comes to creativity, are we at some point mostly defined by this: past pain?

Me the INFP :)
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Wow yeah I completely relate to this, I was considering this the other day, and I think because I was bullied at school that had an impact on me throughout my childhood, and that has made me into the INFP I am today, that is what we are caring and quiet because past pain has made us self-conscious and we care because we know what it is like when people don't...
And seriously I feel so much guilt over little things that happened ages ago, such as not ringing someone back, or saying the wrong thing at the wrong time, or even just overlooking something I should have noticed and been more considerate of, I completely get the whole dark side thing, and I think this is also one of the reasons I strive to be better.

I don't completely believe in the concept of karma, but I think it is a good way to live, "treat others as you expect to be treated"...sorry to quote religion...
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