I understand but also am exasperated by these threads because every time I read one, I attempt to forcibly delete the entire notion of MBTI from my mind. I wrestle pretty fiercely for truth in self analysis, and after a good, long struggle I settled on INfJ. Yet, when I read this thread (and others like it) I'm conflicted because I'd rather be nothing than a poser. Ugh, that's sad (but true). It's of course very true that there are probably a million people mistyped as INFJ, which is why I hesitated to accept the results of several tests and much introspection, forcing myself to fully wade through it before settling. And yet, here I am wanting to identify as nothing again. Bleh, it's a conundrum.
Good thing I'm still me at the end of the day, not a label.
Find my Enneagram writing here. Also, I'd love for you to take my six question Enneagram surveyEnneagram survey!✨
I don't know, I'm not quite sure on it anymore. While I may have the typical things about ISFP, I'm not really getting the impulsiveness of Se, and I'm rather Ne beforehand to be honest. I think INFP is accurate and ISFP is not, you just gotta look past stereotypes and simplified descriptions.
It seems like INFJ, being the most underrepresented in real life, is also the least understood within the academics of the various typology communities. Therefore if anything comes across with traits difficult to categorize, they must belong to the INFJ personality type (it's a catch all for all the special-snowflakes, E4's or not).
It would be interesting to read through a "how I got into the MBTI and my reaction thereafter" type of thread of all those who identify as INFJ within this community. I have felt since finding out my own type as INFJ and in relation to other's experiences, often the hallmark is that of the a double-edged sword realization. Those who misrepresent the type and are themselves mistyped seem to focus on all the characteristics that are "mystical or ethereal" rather than the practical applications of how the functions actually manifest themselves in everyday life.