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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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the earliest memory of me being an INFP was when i was about 8 yrs old. i remember playing peacemaker when a fight broke out between two kids. i noticed one of them being bullied so I rushed over and defended the one who was being bullied. i had a soft spot for underdogs which has stayed with me to this day.

@ izzie

life provides ample opportunity to be the idealists we wish to be. perhaps we cannot attain perfection in this world, but we can certainly try. i noticed that i get a certain high from serving people's needs. i cannot speak for all INFP's but when i feel like i genuinely helped someone, i find i am more positive about myself and reality in general. the world can come crashing down, but holding on to an ideal helps guide me to the promised land. i could care less who stands in my way, i just keep fighting back like a cornered junkyard dog.
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lol, i posted the same thing on the INTJ Forum it was cute, just like laura croft said it was for fun and jokes. am happy with myself! =D take care, and remember there is no specific answer for everything! =D
haha that was an epic thread! :crazy:
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