I am "the genius" (it is obvious I'm not but my dad is convinced) of the family, funsucker, stubborn, the highly sensitive one. My younger older brother (ISTJ) would probably say that I am highly manipulative and calculating (basically spoiled, get what I want... in his estimation).
I'm the withdrawn, independent, awkward, nerdy one, while my sister is the outgoing, co-dependent, demanding, socially adept one. My sister tends to think she's the dumb one, which is not true. And like OA, I'm also thought of as being the know-it-all, smarty pants, slightly tetchy one (which is better than being explosive like my sister and mum).
My Mum has said in the past that she often worries about me more because I'm rather sensitive but tend to hold back emotionally, as well as being less cuddly and affectionate - this makes it harder for her to know when something is wrong or how to comfort me when she does. My Dad thinks I'm ditzy, disorganised and sloppy, but this is so a case of criticising others for your own worst faults. He does like that I'm not a silly, girly-girl who is terrified of getting a speck of dirt on herself, or can't do basic things like change a tire or put together kitset shelving (which I can ).
When I was a child, my grandmother used to call me 'sticky beak' which is NZ slang for 'overly inquisitive'. She also thinks I'm too intellectual, and therefore, boring. However, my grandfather likes that I'm bookish and a history nerd like him, even if I am a bleeding-heart liberal. The rest of my extended family think I'm the weird but sweet, nerdy one.
INFP 4w5 so/sp
I've dreamt in my life dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas;
they've gone through and through me, like wine through water, and altered the colour of my mind.
- Emily Bronte