I've always wondered how chunks of the forum could gain such ridiculous perceptions of INFPs.
Now I know.
Originally Posted by Night
So, to get back to the OP, does anyone believe that SW's specific charges retain any validity?
For paranoid Fi doms, very possibly. Not sure where unstable Fi-doms fit in the mix, though.
Originally Posted by simulatedworld
No, studying typology does not ruin your ability to feel emotion or appreciate others on a personal basis.
I think what happens in this case is that MBTI is initially respected and appreciated because it helps us learn about ourselves. See, boxes are nice because they are nice, controlled environments that don't have lots of variables and distractions. Many IxFPs eventually realize, though, that they need to step out of the box if they wish to continue to grow.
Others, however, start to view that box as a prison.