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.
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.