So please tell me:
1. What is your personality type? INFP
2. Are you male or female? Male
3. What country do you live in now? What country are you born in? USA forever
4. What cultural background are you? Mostly Eastern European but that hasn’t had much effect on my upbringing.
5. What religion are you? What religion is your family? I’m an Agnostic (I know it’s weird for an NF lol, but it feels right). However, my Dad is Jewish and my Mom is Catholic. Neither one is really that religious.
6. What career are you in or looking to be in? What are you doing right now to help you achieve this career goal?
Right now, I am looking for the perfect mixture of job satisfaction and financial rewards. I want to end up with a job which earns me a lot of money because I ended up choosing a top private university when I could have just gone to my state school (hell, for a while I was thinking of transferring to state school but an awesome second semester makes me feel that Duke’s the place to be, it’s part of my destiny). I’m right now thinking about law school and am interested in math/econ double major, but I’m not sure if I want to be a lawyer just yet. One of my strongest interests has always been psychology and I have friends who ask me why I’m not just doing that but my parents have a ‘major elitist’ attitude and think that something like Psychology should be a last resort. I’ve always liked Math and Economics too, I’ll just have to see how multivariable calculus and macroeconomics go this semester, lol.
7. What is your friendships like with both genders? How many good friends do you have and why are you friends with these people?
I tend to make an equal amount of friendships with both genders. My only requirements for friendship are if the person is willing to discuss ideas and is a nice person. I tend to ‘pick’ my friends just by being more enthusiastic and talkative with people who interest me. The only difference between male and female relationships is that with females there is that added stress of whether I should date her or not. I have dated friends before, never ended too well though.
8. What paranoias do you have?
One of my main paranoias is that the people I care for don’t care for me the same way I do. Another is that I’m not as smart or creative as I like to think I am.
9. What are your vices?
One of my greatest vices is sloth. I have two midterms and a paper due this week and I am doing this survey instead, for instance. . Another one is the tendency to second-guess myself and to be too passive. I don’t have an aggressive personality, which I feel is impossible for me to do. However, thankfully, when I speak, people listen.
10. What are your fears?
One of my greatest fears is losing the people I care for. I also used to be very claustrophobic but I am getting over it in time. I don’t have too many other fears. One could be getting bad grades in college (bombed a class first semester..) but I feel fairly confident that I can bring it up and I could do the same thing I did in high school- alright grades, beastly SAT, fun four years.. except with LSAT this time. (I hope.. don’t want to get too cocky though).
11. What is your relationship like with your parents? siblings (if you had any)?
I get along well with my parents and older siblings (brother and sister) for sure, and I don’t think that my relationships have deteriorated with any of them since I’ve been to college even though I’ve only seen them for a few weeks since getting to college but the family member I have the best relationship with is my twin sister, especially since we have known each other our whole lives and are always a minute apart.. now five hundred miles apart though most of the time.
12. How are you with expressing emotion in public?
I tend to not like expressing emotion at all. If I do, it will mostly be to show I care about others. However, I always felt uncomfortable talking about my feelings and prefer to listen to others talk about theirs to see I can help. All the INFP descriptions say this type can ‘be reserved about expressing emotion’ though. Interestingly, this was part of what made people doubt my ‘INTP’ personality, since INTP’s desire efficiency while INFP’s desire harmony, so their reactions to other people’s problems would be very different.
13. How do you think people saw you in high school? How do you think people see you now?
I think many people saw a more superficial me in high school, since I was considered to be a ‘nerdy type’, I was seen as an uber-logical type. In college, I don’t think I fit into any sort of stereotype. In the long run, I am pretty happy that people see me as more than a nerd. I think it allows for people to be more honest with me. I have become more honest with myself and am more outgoing than I used to be, so I may come off as more ‘extroverted’ but I always had a fairly weak “I” function, but introvert for sure.
14. What do you see as the point to your life and life in general?
We all make a small part of life. I think one of the main points is to find happiness. Life is short but it is important to enjoy it and make sure that others enjoy life all the same.
It’s great to be part of the MBTI forum now.