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  1. #11
    INFP - The Idealists

    Wow, that's a toughie! I'm just gonna go with the one I most often fantasize about, and that would be the second. It would be heavenly to have someone really see and accept me.
    Sure, I have been wishing for the autonomy of the first one, but more in a "What If I didn't need other people like I do, I wouldn't have to feel insecure, ever!"-kind of way.

    I find them equally realistic, and here is why:
    When I say someone that understands me. I'm talking of someone that sees the whole of me, that understands me just as well as I understand myself. Something that I deem impossible, as there is always going to be a part of you that do not transcend into the external world, people are simply not able to connect on that kind of level. It's also important for me that the communication goes both ways, with me being able to understand my partner just as well.

    Quote Originally Posted by myexplodingcat View Post
    Answer this question. I used it to effectively type another two people, one INFP and one INTP.



    Quote me in your answer so I get the memo and can give you your results, okay?
    Last edited by rbgj; 04-16-2011 at 06:33 AM.

  2. #12

    Then I'd say you're a bit more INFP. INTPs don't often fantasize about having others "understand" them; we just don't really care, and some of us don't want other people to understand us because we're SURE they'd think we're crazy. Really crazy. We also don't really "need people," at least not nearly as much as everyone else seems to.

    Think about which type you would WANT to be more. You won't develop functions you don't value. You could just be a logical INFP... but you could also be a compassionate INTP, who aren't as rare a breed as you'd think. Especially among females. But that's another story.

    I'm definitely leaning towards INFP here, but if you'd like one more question to make sure, I can approach this from another angle. Think objectively, here.

    We all come up with a variety of goals. Some goals are easy, some goals are fun, some goals get accomplished, some don't, and some drive us nuts. But which goals of yours get you into trouble? Which make you end up doing something that doesn't feel like your usual self, yet you really want to do? Which end up awkward or make you feel like you're floating in midair and not on your home turf?

    1. The goals that involve goals. When I want to get something big done, maybe directing people to do something. It doesn't sound like me, but I end up in odd little situations in which I have these weird whims, like I want to actually get something done.

    2. The goals that involve my reputation and dealings with other people. I want to satisfy and please others. I'm not too keen on the trendy kind of stuff, but I might go to a little bit of effort to make a few friends and fit in. Just don't expect much, because if something doesn't make sense, I am NOT going along with it. And that gets me in trouble... strangely.

  3. #13
    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by myexplodingcat View Post
    Then I'd say you're a bit more INFP. INTPs don't often fantasize about having others "understand" them; we just don't really care, and some of us don't want other people to understand us because we're SURE they'd think we're crazy. Really crazy. We also don't really "need people," at least not nearly as much as everyone else seems to.

    Think about which type you would WANT to be more. You won't develop functions you don't value. You could just be a logical INFP... but you could also be a compassionate INTP, who aren't as rare a breed as you'd think. Especially among females. But that's another story.

    I'm definitely leaning towards INFP here, but if you'd like one more question to make sure, I can approach this from another angle. Think objectively, here.

    We all come up with a variety of goals. Some goals are easy, some goals are fun, some goals get accomplished, some don't, and some drive us nuts. But which goals of yours get you into trouble? Which make you end up doing something that doesn't feel like your usual self, yet you really want to do? Which end up awkward or make you feel like you're floating in midair and not on your home turf?

    1. The goals that involve goals. When I want to get something big done, maybe directing people to do something. It doesn't sound like me, but I end up in odd little situations in which I have these weird whims, like I want to actually get something done.

    2. The goals that involve my reputation and dealings with other people. I want to satisfy and please others. I'm not too keen on the trendy kind of stuff, but I might go to a little bit of effort to make a few friends and fit in. Just don't expect much, because if something doesn't make sense, I am NOT going along with it. And that gets me in trouble... strangely.
    First of all, thank you for showing such interest in my problems typing myself. :)
    Sorry, but I'm usually not that goal oriented, and thinking about my goals objectively just seems strange to me.
    I will however try my best to answer the questions you gave me, as I understand them.
    I do see myself a lot in the goals you gave me.
    Here's some of the goals I would suggest for myself.

    1. Having to manage a party, or any get-together, really. I feel like I am putting demands on them, which i really am not I'm simply giving them an option to see me, but I don't feel comfortable putting demands on people like that. However much I want to see them. I am also kind of ambiguous towards the idea of a get-together, sure I want to see my friends, but I enjoy my alone-time as well.
    2. Having to turn people down on something, I will do it if I don't feel like doing something. But I also feel really guilty for turning them down. I may initially be proud of myself for standing up, but after a while the guilt will come gnawing at me. Which leads me to ultimately not enjoying my alone-time because I keep obsessing over how I've let my friends down. They wanted me to come along. (Does this really qualify as a goal?)

    I hope this helps you out.

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  5. #14

    Quote Originally Posted by rbgj;1196101

    2. Having to turn people down on something, I will do it if I don't feel like doing something. [B
    But I also feel really guilty for turning them down. I may initially be proud of myself for standing up, but after a while the guilt will come gnawing at me.[/B] Which leads me to ultimately not enjoying my alone-time because I keep obsessing over how I've let my friends down. They wanted me to come along. (Does this really qualify as a goal?)

    I hope this helps you out.
    Sounds like something some feelers would say.

  6. #15

    Quote Originally Posted by rbgj View Post
    First of all, thank you for showing such interest in my problems typing myself. :)
    Sorry, but I'm usually not that goal oriented, and thinking about my goals objectively just seems strange to me.
    I will however try my best to answer the questions you gave me, as I understand them.
    I do see myself a lot in the goals you gave me.
    Here's some of the goals I would suggest for myself.

    1. Having to manage a party, or any get-together, really. I feel like I am putting demands on them, which i really am not I'm simply giving them an option to see me, but I don't feel comfortable putting demands on people like that. However much I want to see them. I am also kind of ambiguous towards the idea of a get-together, sure I want to see my friends, but I enjoy my alone-time as well.
    2. Having to turn people down on something, I will do it if I don't feel like doing something. But I also feel really guilty for turning them down. I may initially be proud of myself for standing up, but after a while the guilt will come gnawing at me. Which leads me to ultimately not enjoying my alone-time because I keep obsessing over how I've let my friends down. They wanted me to come along. (Does this really qualify as a goal?)

    I hope this helps you out.
    Yeah, you're INFP.

  7. #16
    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by myexplodingcat View Post
    Yeah, you're INFP.
    Thank you. I kinda already knew this tho. It made so much sense when I was on the INFP-forum, they just were all so much like me.
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  8. #17
    INTJ

    @vel

    How are you not a moderator?
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  9. #18

    To the OP: Based on what you've written, I would go with Fi-dom for you.

    Check out these relatively easy to grasp descriptions of Ti & Fi though & see which resonates most with you.

    The Introvert of Feeling Type
    The Introvert of Thinking Type

    In addition, Jung's original descriptions of all the types by dominant function can be found here. Ti & Fi are towards the bottom.


    Quote Originally Posted by myexplodingcat View Post
    Answer this question. I used it to effectively type another two people, one INFP and one INTP.
    My problem with this distinction is the #1 option (which I assume is for T or Ti) would greatly appeal to many an INFP due to Ne. A lot of that has to do with being iNtuitive, not a Thinker. I personally would choose #1, and I am as certain as one can be that I am Fi-dom. Remember that Feelings are not emotions & that Fi is turned inward, so Fi-doms may not be as people-oriented as Fe types or even ExFPs. Fi-doms can be more ideal-oriented, thinking of people in terms of concepts of humanity as opposed to individual relationships.

    This quote from Lenore Thompson's book is useful in distinguishing how Fi in an INFP is often not very people-oriented:

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenore Thompson
    ENFPs rely on iNtuition to gauge the nature of the external context and Feeling to recognize the value of the people in it.

    INFPs approach reality from the other way around. Introverted Feeling prompts them to hold unconditional human value, and they use iNtuition to figure out what that means in terms of their existential context.
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  10. #19
    INFP - The Idealists

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    To the OP: Based on what you've written, I would go with Fi-dom for you.

    Check out these relatively easy to grasp descriptions of Ti & Fi though & see which resonates most with you.

    The Introvert of Feeling Type
    Woah, this applies to me in an almost scary accurate way.
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  11. #20

    ^ I had the same reaction when I first read it. It helped me determine I was INFP & not INTP, as I tend to test INTP & don't appear as a stereotypical Feeler (warm, emotionally expressive, etc...).


     
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