I also posted this in the MBTI group, but on second thought, this thread would be much more fitting here.
So, for the past couple of hours I've been searching on all kinds of websites for distinct differences bewteen ISFJs and INFPs. Hoping to find something (anything) that could tell me for sure that I haven't been mistyping myself for all these years.
I've always considered myself an INFP, but never got the it's-so-accurate-it's-scary feeling they promise you on the website. Although, many characteristics were right. (even the stereotype of the writer)
But right now I'm not so sure of anything anymore. Let me tell you where I'm struggeling.
First, the planning bit (P/J)... I don't know, most times I like to mentally prepare myself, just so I wouldn't disappoint anyone or do anything wrong. But on the other hand I'm flexible when someone wants to change plans for example. I don't plan my days out or something like that. If anything I just procrastinate until I have a panic attack, because I'm not getting the thing done in time. (this can be translated in that I never work gradually, but in bursts of energy)
Also, I'd like to think that I'm laid-back, but maybe that's some sort of wish-fullfilment. Could it be that I fall somewhere in the middle?
When I'm working on something that I care about, I can become a perfectionist, which can be a ISFJ thing. (or maybe a writer thing, maybe??)
I feel like I'm more of an open person in contrast to what people tell you about "the private ISFJ", which may be wrong altogether (I don't really know)
But I'll be glad to talk about anything. My feelings, your feelings, philosophy, psychology... you name it.
But if I'm uncomfortable I will just close up immedeatly.
And when I'm meeting new people I can become this extroverted person who just wants to be liked by everyone... They say that ISFJs can sometimes seem more outgoing than they actually are.
There is much more, but I'm gonna leave it here. If you want to know anything more, just ask.
I'm just so confused, you guys...
Any help would be much appreciated!