As an INFP, I'm grateful that I border so closely on being an INTP. Life would be hell if that wasn't the case, and life is already hellish most of the time. To be honest, I just want to be any type that isn't introverted. If I have to choose an introverted type, give me an IxxJ. I am absolutely sick of being a perceiving introvert — I frequently get perceived as distant and lazy. Not to mention... I + NF = INTENSE LONELINESS. :/
I am miserable today. Is that alright with everyone in this thread?
You extroverts have it easy, IMO. If there were a price on social skills, I'd go to any length to afford them. I can't think of any general benefits to being an introvert. I don't mean to bash anyone's choices, I hope you all know. It's true that special people can be found under any type, but that doesn't change the struggle of being a certain type. Hopefully I don't sound like I have a victim complex here, but if that's the case, remember that I am an INFP and there's not much I can do to help that.