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    Survival Guide For INFPs - PersonalityCafe

    ^This seriously makes me want to vomit. It starts with an overview of the INFP type and it's like... no. I personally think type should be determined by functions and not have any profiles... since there are so many holes in them, but the function order makes sense and is in use for everyone of that type.

    Anyone else?
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    Type profiles/descriptions are just descriptions of a certain combination of functions anyway aren't they?

    I relate to pretty much all of the ISFP type descriptions really well, some are uncannily accurate, especially regarding parts of myself that I prefer not to consider.

    I used to think type descriptions were bunk, when I had mistyped myself and was actually reading the wrong descriptions for me!
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    Some of them are better than others. When people refer to "type descriptions," it raises the question.. "which one?" There's so much variance in quality that which set one is talking about becomes relevant.

    I kind of like the ENTP Personal Growth page, though. Some others, I don't.

    (The Personal Growth pages for the types can be found here, too.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    Survival Guide For INFPs - PersonalityCafe

    ^This seriously makes me want to vomit. It starts with an overview of the INFP type and it's like... no.
    What is exactly your issue with this description? I find it applies to the INFPs I know. It's a bit general, but that's a given.

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    Indeed, the applicability varies by author. Generally I am pleased with this site's writeups:

    The Personality Type Portraits

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aderack View Post
    Indeed, the applicability varies by author. Generally I am pleased with this site's writeups:

    The Personality Type Portraits
    Yeah those are good profiles. Thankfully those are the ones that I first read when getting into MBTI. I don't know, I was just taken aback that these stereotypes are thrown on people... people vary so much within types.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    Yeah those are good profiles. Thankfully those are the ones that I first read when getting into MBTI. I don't know, I was just taken aback that these stereotypes are thrown on people... people vary so much within types.
    You do know that the "Survival Guide for INFPs" was taken from PersonalityPage's Personal Growth section?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Ashley View Post
    You do know that the "Survival Guide for INFPs" was taken from PersonalityPage's Personal Growth section?
    I related to the profile but not really the personal growth when I first started doing this. I related to a few things... but yeah. Lots of it just seems stereotypical, but you've gotta start somewhere. IIRC I skimmed through the personal growth section, related to a few things and otherwise thought "eh".

    I'm replying now with a more detailed answer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    I related to the profile but not really the personal growth when I first started doing this. I related to a few things... but yeah. Lots of it just seems stereotypical, but you've gotta start somewhere. IIRC I skimmed through the personal growth section, related to a few things and otherwise thought "eh".

    I'm replying now with a more detailed answer.
    It may be a little different for you, considering that you don't have strong preference for INFP. I found the INFJ section very helpful. I like that site in particular, in addition to bestfittype. Actually, I don't have issues with any profiles, although some are better than others.

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    To quote from the profile...

    Nearly all INFPs will recognize the following characteristics in themselves. They should embrace and nourish these strengths:

    * Highly creative, artistic and spiritual, they can produce wonderful works of art, music and literature. INFPs are natural artists. They will find great satisfaction if they encourage and develop their artistic abilities. That doesn’t mean that an INFP has to be a famous writer or painter in order to be content. Simply the act of “creating” will be a fulfilling source of renewal and refreshment to the INFP. An INFP should allow himself or herself some artistic outlet, because it will add enrichment and positive energy to their life. hell no

    * They’re more spiritually aware than most people, and are more in touch with their soul than others. Most INFPs have strong Faith. Those that don’t may feel as if they’re missing something important. An INFP should nourish their faith. How is this even a type trait? What about atheist INFPs? I don't have a faith personally.

    * INFPs are very aware of social injustice, and empathize with the underdog. Their empathy for the underdog and hyper-awareness of social injustice makes them extremely compassionate and nurturing towards disadvantaged members of our society. INFPs will feel most useful and fulfilled when they are fighting to help people who have been misfortunate in our society. They may be teachers, ministers, writers, counselors or psychologists, but they will most likely all spend extra time trying to help people with special problems. An INFP can find a tremendous amount of satisfaction by enacting some kind of social change that will help the underdog. This just seems irrelevant... I don't feel the need to help people with "special problems", even though I do want to be a counselor.

    * They’re usually good listeners who genuinely want to hear about someone’s problems, and genuinely want to help them. This makes them outstanding counselors, and good friends. An INFP may find great satisfaction from volunteering as a counselor. Yes this is true of me, but I've met INFPs that don't want to deal with that sort of thing. So...

    * They accept and value people as individuals, and are strongly egalitarian. They believe that individuals have the right to be themselves, without having their attitudes and perspectives brought under scrutiny. Accordingly, they have a great deal of tolerance and acceptance dealing with people who might encounter negative judgment from society in general. They can see something positive in everyone. They believe in individuals. If they give themselves the opportunity, an INFP can become a much-needed source of self-esteem and confidence for people who cannot find it on their own. In this way, they can nurture a “sick soul” back to health. This I definitely relate to, but I've seen and interacted with cynical INFPs who aren't egalitarian

    * Usually deep and intelligent, they’re able to grasp difficult concepts with relative ease. They usually do quite well academically, and will find that educating their minds nourishes their need to think deeply.I struggle with difficult concepts if I don't care about them, making school difficult. But if I do care then it's fine. So, I suppose no to this
    The part that made me mad about what I quoted above is that CLEARLY these aren't universal type traits...
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