I'll reply, but keep in mind that I'm very close to the border on everything but P.
If you are an INFP:
How do you respond to authority figures in your life? Do you generally question authority or are you pretty submissive?
It depends. I generally prefer to be the authority if possible; if not, though, I'll follow what the leader says as long as I think it's a good idea. If I think the idea sucks, I'll speak up and say something; if they don't change their minds, then they probably won't get too much support from me in carrying it out. If I don't like the leader as a person, then I'll question them at every turn. If they're blocking something I really want, I will go over them, under them, around them, or through them but in the end they're not going to stand in my way.
How do you respond to someone talking down to you?
By not doing whatever it is they want me to do, and telling them politely that I can't do it. It's probably a passive-aggressive approach, but I find it hard to call people out on something that subtle.
Oh, come to think of it, someone actually did this today - at least that's how I interpreted it. When we have group meetings, she constantly tries to tell everyone what to do. I generally cut her off and tell her it's taken care of or else I tell her that her idea won't work.
Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?
Fairly emotionally reactive, in public as well as with people I know. Generally takes the form of either being really enthusiastic or really frustrated over something. Sometimes I get too noisy about it. I rarely hide my feelings, though, unless it's sadness.
Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?
Hmm, probably. I need to feel loved and taken care of or I won't get into the relationship. I need to feel really special. That sounds egotistical! But it does work for some guys.
Are you really sarcastic?
Yes, and I love it.
Are you silly?
Yes, and I love that too.
Were you shy as a child?
I seem to remember being shy, but I was also really loud and goofy around people I knew.
Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?
They do, unfortunately. I've been working on that and if you think I'm aloof now, it's probably because I actually don't want to talk to you. Unfortunately, those people are the ones who don't get the hint.
Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?
No, it flows pretty well. I used to second-guess myself and get nervous, but now I just speak my thoughts and they come out clearly.
Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?
No, I have generally felt more mature than others my age. Or maybe not more mature - but "different."
Are you a talented writer?
I've been told so. Not talented enough to make a living at it, in my opinion, unfortunately.
What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?
Something adventurous where I can make money and save the world. Those are my three requirements for an awesome career.