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    Away with the fairies Southern Kross's Avatar
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    I tend to identify with the INFPs on this forum. I spent some time on Personality Cafe and got pretty sick of the 'INFPs' there. I don't know whether many of them were mistyped (I imagine many are) or if they were all just so very, very young, but I found so much of the discussion to be vomit inducing. There was too much nicey-nicey, virtual hugs, or griping about and wallowing in problems. Each thread was either a saccharine love-fest or like a bunch of emo teenagers talking about how deep and sad their lives are. I just didn't find enough critical discussion; people sharing real opinions and debating over it. It also seemed like they were all self-consciously attempting to live up to, and perpetuate, INFP stereotypes, which turned them into a bunch of mindless sheep - and inauthenticity is a mortal sin to a INFP. The INFPs here are real individuals, that have real points of view; that is much more appealling to me. Total agreement and commonality can be a seriously dull affair. I also think a person having properly engaged Ne makes a difference. I suppose that's why I didn't like PC: people lacked Ne-style novelty, inspiration, insight, absurdity, irony, cheekiness etc - it was all just so earnest and repetitive. Besides, TC INFPs actually get grumpy, stubborn, and flippant, which makes me feel more at home.

    Overall what I identify with is people that really like to consider, discuss and question things. People that make insightful points/arguments that really cut to the heart of things. People that appreciate and recognise complexity and see the world in shades of grey. People that know when to play the devil's advocate (perhaps even to their own argument) or re-centre/re-focus/re-position a discussion and bring it back what really matters. People that use humour to reveal truth. People who are attuned to possible negative effects on people and the dangers of going down the path of certain arguments. It's not so much what they talk about, but how they talk about it that appeals to me. I just really love it when I read a post and it just lights up my brain in the right way; it makes me feel connected to that person. I suppose any type can fulfil all this, but the NFPs do it in the way that satisfies me the most consistently.

    Quote Originally Posted by senza tema View Post
    If not, how do you tend to react to people who share your type but you don't identify with? Do you tend to question the validity of their self-typing or your own? If you do think you're both correctly typed, how do you reconcile the differences? Do you miss the feeling of being able to identify with others of your type or does it not bug you that much?
    These are interesting and difficult questions. I don't usually question people's type here, but if I met a INFP IRL that I didn't click with, I might do so. I tend to steer clear of the INFPs (and ENFPs) I don't identify with because they can irritate me more, and I can wind up in arguments with them (which I should avoid). If they fit the type, I just let go of the differences. They are, what they are, and I am, what I am - no big deal. It doesn't really undermine my understanding of the type.
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    Experience has shown that I don't identify well with any type!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Doh. We are both detail challenged. I think the correct variations are RCUEI and RCUAI.
    Ha, I actually noticed that, but I was trying to fit it into your format. I don't know why I didn't just correct you.

    Anyway, you got RCUEI and so did I, but I usually class as RCUxI and have gotten A a few times as well. I consider myself more of an Accommodator overall, although less than I used to be.
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    Me either. I'm not anti-authority, I'm just indifferent to the point of going along if I think it will be useful to do so and only pushing back if I have a clear reason to do so. For too many, it comes off as a "chip on the shoulder" kind of thing.
    You mean, the people who are like "fuck SJ authority!!!!" come off like they have a chip on their shoulder? (nevermind that not all authority figures are SJs, and there are plenty of SJs that aren't authority figures.)

    Mostly, it's that I'm indifferent to most things, and as long as it's not something unbearably stupid or immoral, I don't have an issue. As long as it seems like the person knows what they are talking about, I don't care, especially because I don't know everything.

    People who harp on you about not doing minor things that are completely irrelevant and are never satisfied no matter what you do can go fuck themselves, however.

    Well, I'll say... things don't change. People in that age gap from any generation are known for pushing back against authority just to establish their own independence.
    Yeah, and it's a pet peeve of mine when people believe or do something just because it's the opposite of what they've been taught. Not because what they've been taught is correct, necessarily, but that doesn't mean the opposite is correct either. I'd rather people form their opinions and attitudes for something stronger than setting themselves up in opposition.

    Another place where people believe things just because it's the opposite is politics, which is unfortunately not limited to age. Snowden is a good example.


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    I identify with other INFJs here. In other places, not so much. I enjoy most of the company here, actually, but it's particularly comforting to me to read another INFJ's answer to a question and find myself nodding along in agreement, feeling like they also articulated my own unspoken position perfectly. But that occasionally also happens with other types here, too, so it's not entirely a type thing.

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    I identify a lot with INFJs here. Some posts I'd read and go "Wow, I could have written exactly that!"
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    I agree with Southern Kross about PerC. The INFP forum there is abhorrent and if I could I would probably nuke the place (and most likely the INFJ forum there as well). I have developed shame from my association with those people and find myself wondering whether they are mistyped (probably as a psychological coping mechanism.) The topics cause the eyes to roll and the "nice guy" self pity threads are the worst IMO. Lacking in self-reflection much? It makes me wonder whether types like the INFP are designed to be able to handle such places and would be better off learning in a degree of solitude, everyone becomes miserable there after a time. In the end the only pleasure I received was through trolling the forum.

    I don't have the same issues here. I find the members smart and I have respect for them. Even if I don't click with their personal values I have a very strong sense out brains are for the most part wired the same way.

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    I mostly relate to other FPs, I've noticed. But FPs are all different, and I noticed in a big way I wasn't "nice" or "Delta" enough to be an ENFP after typing as ENFP for a while, but wasn't as introverted an INFP, but I am not as attached to my phone and noise and so forth as most ESFPs, but some ISFPs also seem more reserved than me....at least on-line.

    In person I'm actually considered fairly reserved until you get to know me, but I'm very frank on-line or with people IRL who know me well.

    I tend to identify with something between an ISFP and ESFP, but also with the slightly political strain of the ENFP, or the reservation and hiding from others and independence of the INFP.

    So I find that there are FPs here or there I relate to for various reasons, but I think I mostly have a more adult Se grasp of "why don't you know this practical thing or socially powerful (powerful as opposed to acceptable or considerate, notice the difference between Se and Fe) thing about the world?" more so than an Ne type would, and I'm very obviously Fi.

    Sometimes I think people throw ENFP on me because they don't know what to do with me, because I'm also relatively book smart, but it's mostly *facts* and experiential intelligence, which again is Se.

    I think that I use Ni a lot, though, too much for an ESFP.

    So in result I relate most to FPs in general. Whatever that means.

    I wonder what would have happened and what insights I would have had discovering personality forums as a 23 year old, if it would have been clearer then.

    I know my emotional age at 23 was about 17, so NF is unlikely.

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    lol, I feel like I'm not reckless enough to be one.

    I'm more cold, calculated and polite. And I don't drink. Or smoke. Or like parties.

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    Overall, I identify pretty well with other INTPs. I identify with some more than others. I tend to identify more with the INTPs who have a bit of an INFP streak.

    Enneagram-wise, I identify alot with other type 5s, especially 5w6s and also 9w1s.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Such Irony View Post
    Overall, I identify pretty well with other INTPs. I identify with some more than others. I tend to identify more with the INTPs who have a bit of an INFP streak.

    Enneagram-wise, I identify alot with other type 5s, especially 5w6s and also 9w1s.
    Just a question if you don't mind, but did you actually consider core 9? It would make more sense for a core 9 to relate more to "INFP-ness" than a core 5. Core 5 emphasizes intellectuality so much more due to mental power-seek and so on. Should be noted also that part of the reason why I say this is because I actually don't relate to you as a 5 myself. It's the softness of your demeanor that reminds me of 9, not of the aggressive power-seek from type 5, especially the more confident 5s.

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