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This is a discussion on Am I an INFP? Or INFJ? Or IXXX? within the What's my personality type? forums, part of the Personality Cafe category; I’m doubting being an INFP. Again. I don’t know why. It’s always been like this, since I discovered mbti. I ...

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    Am I an INFP? Or INFJ? Or IXXX?

    I’m doubting being an INFP. Again. I don’t know why. It’s always been like this, since I discovered mbti. I am absolutely sure about my personality type for weeks and then I strongly doubt about it. First of all I’m going to answer the general questionnaire, maybe you can help me!😅


    0. Is there anything that may affect the way you answer the questions? For example, a stressful time, mental illness, medications, special life circumstances? Other useful information includes sex, age, and current state of mind.

    0-No, I’m not particularly stressed and I don’t have mental ilnesses. But the mere fact that someone will read what I’m writing could make my answers a bit less complete, maybe.


    1. Click on this link: Flickr: Explore! Look at the random photo for about 30 seconds. Copy and paste it here, and write about your impression of it.
    Attachment 806249

    1-oh, what a MARVELOUS coincidence!! I have a phobia about butterflies. However, it makes me think about their condition. They live most of their life as caterpillars, just for a few days/weeks of “real” life in their final stage. And maybe they don’t even make it and die before becoming butterflies. It’s quite a common situation...even for humans: a wrong choice/coincidence could change a whole life and never make the person show his/her potential, identity or whatever...I hope to become a metaphorical butterfly. To be more concrete, the insect’s wings remind me of a beautiful colored window glass in my elementary school’s church.


    2. You are with a group of people in a car, heading to a different town to see your favourite band/artist/musician. Suddenly, the car breaks down for an unknown reason in the middle of nowhere. What are your initial thoughts? What are your outward reactions?

    2-thoughts: no, it is not right! Why now? I wanted so badly to see that concert! This could be my only occasion to see that singer live and I was actually going there...when things seem perfect, there is something that is going to ruin them, sooner or later.
    Actions: I don’t know how to fix a car. If my friends were trying to do something, I would get out of the car to see what they were doing. I wouldn’t be too hopeful though...if it has something broken and my friends are not mechanics, the car won’t magically fix.

    3. You somehow make it to the concert. The driver wants to go to the afterparty that was announced (and assure you they won't drink so they can drive back later). How do you feel about this party? What do you do?

    3-a party? But I have just seen my favorite singer! I have to spend some time alone and think about this experience. Despite this, if my friends seemed all eager to go to the party, I would stay too. I wouldn’t be happy if they all decided to go home just because of me.If someone apart from me was hesitant too, I would point out something that could make the others agree with us. I don’t know precisely what.


    4. On the drive back, your friends are talking. A friend makes a claim that clashes with your current beliefs. What is your inward reaction? What do you outwardly say?

    4-I would be inwardly hurt and disappointed. My outward reaction would depend on how much I care about the friend (the closer the person, the more I want to share my thoughts on something I value) and on HOW the friend said what he said...saying something without thinking much about it is (partially) undestandable, but saying the same thing to deliberately hurt/with hate is a whole other situation. In the first case, I would return on the subject in another moment and see if the friend says the same thing, in the last one I wouln’t hesitate to intervene immediatly.


    5. What would you do if you actually saw/experienced something that clashes with your previous beliefs, experiences, and habits?

    5-it depends. If it clashed with them proving that my previous habits/beliefs were wrong, I would not deny the evidence and continue to do something that now I don’t consider right anymore. If the situation clashed in a negative way, hurting me/my feelings/other people/their feelings I would do something to stop it.


    6. What are some of your most important values? How did you come about determining them? How can they change?

    6-individuality: I really need to stay true to myself to be satisfied.
    Respect: respect other people and other people ideas. Unless they hurt me or someone else, in that case I really can’t.
    Understanding: Understanding my mind and myself in general. Also trying to understand other people motivations, before judging their actions.
    All my experiences and thoughts determine my values. The important, fundamental ones won’t change, while the minor ones can adapt to specific situations.

    7. a) What about your personality most distinguishes you from everyone else? b) If you could change one thing about you personality, what would it be? Why?

    7-I feel like I think in a more abstract way and feel deeply than most of the people I know (at least in real life). I can’t be sure though, they might yust hide that part of their personality really well...
    I would like to trust myself more (which could help me more confident and less perfectionist)...I remember lots of moments, since I was a child, when I knew something but didn’t say it because I thought it was wrong, but it was actually right.


    8. How do you treat hunches or gut feelings? In what situations are they most often triggered?
    When people talk I get the most gut feelings about why they are saying a certain thing in a certain way or why they behaviour in the way they do or what they really mean...I almost unconsciously trust them, but I try to don’t let them influence my outward behaviour.

    9. a) What activities energize you most? b) What activities drain you most? Why?
    Philosophical contemplation or in general thinking about deep meanings and my personal emotional situation energizes me, because it makes me understand more the world in general and myself. Reading, listening to music and daydreaming energize me, too.
    The most draining activities are doing practical boring things, talking to a group or simply being in an enviroment full of people.


    10. What do you repress about your outward behavior or internal thought process when around others? Why?

    I tend to repress whatever I feel wouldn’t fit the situation. If I am talking with someone whose biggest problem in life is the dress for the next party I would never share deep thoughts about existence.I wouldn’t be at ease and same for the other person.


    Thank you for reading, and ask me anything that could help to define my type.



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    INFP

    https://personalityjunkie.com/05/inf...bt-indecision/

    I found this article very helpful. Even if I still have this kind of doubts... I quess it will be a never ending story. But the bright side could be this may be that proof paradoxically...or at least a sign or clue ;-)

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    What Disney princess do you relate to most?

    I read INFJs are pretty much the only stressed NF type. Other NFs I guess don't like or need stress? I'm intense as INFJ.

    So the big differences I observed are the inferior functions. INFJ having inferior Se and INFP having inferior Te. So INFJs have trouble engaging with their environment, fitting in, or even noticing things that are right under their nose. I can have my room turn 180 degrees into a mess without even noticing until I start cleaning one thing which leads to another and so on. My inner world is intuitive and therefore disengaged from the sensory atmosphere.

    For INFP, their inner world is Fi so it's disengaged not from the sensory world but rather from "the system" - the so-called "right" way of doing things. According to like idk science and practicality and all that junk. I don't think INFPs are too interested in the chain of command and efficiency.

    But that's where the MASK comes in. INFJs wear a mask of "oh look I'm neat and pretty and peaceful and Zen" but in reality is like "there is anarchy and chaos inside of me." So we might like clean the house and stuff to reduce anxiety, engage in concrete world, and show up. But really we are also totally separated from the concrete world and live in like a heaven/hell of sorts. A spirit realm.

    The mask of INFP is to like read science and stay up to date on proven things but really on the inside don't fit into the "facts" And defy the diagnosis they've been given. Like a "I'm not a princess I'm a fairy!" Or "I'm not paranoid, I'm curious!" Etc

    So you know that care that is detached? Sort of like charity. That is i think also where the mask is and the inferior function is used. INFJ would be like "here have a sandwich" because they aren't attached to the physical things and can freely give away while an INFP can be like "here have a lesson be taught to you" Like a teacher because they aren't attached to the facts and can share them freely.

    So I guess my question is, what are you really attached to? And what is your mask used to keep a distance from?
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    I’m getting some strong INFP vibes. It won’t hurt to make sure of it though, since Stelliferous makes a good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fydis View Post
    https://personalityjunkie.com/05/inf...bt-indecision/

    I found this article very helpful. Even if I still have this kind of doubts... I quess it will be a never ending story. But the bright side could be this may be that proof paradoxically...or at least a sign or clue ;-)
    The article is really interesting...the first pattern that analyzes is literally what led me to this doubt about my type. Thank you!

    @Stelliferous I think I recognize me most in the INFP weakness and mask. Reading facts and thinking they are not right for me is something I’ve always done, and even the teacher part. While my apparent detachment from the sensory enviroment I think is determined by a sort of lack of interest...like noticing perfectly that my room is a mess and continuing to do something else because cleaning is boring and mess doesn’t bother me, which I guess is different from what INFJs experience. Thank you for for the explanation, it was really helpful!
    Last edited by Atom; 07-26-2018 at 05:09 AM.
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    hey, I don't really care about your question, I just came here to say you're cute.

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    @TeamPB oh, thank you!
    Last edited by Atom; 07-27-2018 at 11:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atom View Post
    @TeamPB oh, thank you!
    No worries!932AHIF##3#00FDKHJ

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    I'm an INFP and I'm getting INFP vibes too, particularly from your answer to question 4 & 8 - the complexity and nuances in those answers I completely relate with and just seems like an Fi-dom thing. The strong internal feelings, the valuing of a friend/personal connection, the acknowledging of a friend's own internal feelings (what were their intentions, etc.)

    Stelliferous - where did you get the information about the masks, etc.? I would love to read more about that because it seemed pretty accurate for me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Audy View Post
    I'm an INFP and I'm getting INFP vibes too, particularly from your answer to question 4 & 8 - the complexity and nuances in those answers I completely relate with and just seems like an Fi-dom thing. The strong internal feelings, the valuing of a friend/personal connection, the acknowledging of a friend's own internal feelings (what were their intentions, etc.)

    Stelliferous - where did you get the information about the masks, etc.? I would love to read more about that because it seemed pretty accurate for me as well.
    From my mind

    Call it Ni. ;)


     

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