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    How do you respond to authority figures in your life? Do you generally question authority or are you pretty submissive?
    I used to be too easy, but now you have to be a little more reasonable or an authority figure will find some trouble with me...

    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?
    Roll my eyes then either try to ignore the tone or make my exit depending on what needs to be done at the time.

    Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?
    Only with those I'm comfortable with and that varies with how much I should I really feel needs to come out. I internalize a lot more than what I let out.

    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?
    Depends on what is meant by attention. I'm actually quite content cuddling on the couch with someone while not really paying any attention to each other at all.

    Are you really sarcastic?
    Sarcasm, cynicism and pessimism; I use them in times of humor, frustration, and exasperation.

    Are you silly?
    At times...

    Were you shy as a child?
    Still am...

    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?
    Yes, and I'm getting better at not giving a shit. ^_^

    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?
    Yes, especially when I'm dealing with the falling in love crap; I swear my head shuts off around the object of my desire for next to two weeks and it pisses me off!

    Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?
    No, and it makes it hard to find a girlfriend.

    Are you a talented writer?
    Not sure yet; I may start indulging soon though.

    What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?
    Fucked if I know; it's changed several times since I was 10.
    Dreams are best served manifest and tangible.

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    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, as a child I was teachers pet, fathers pet (if anyone could ever be that). Nowadays I question all authority, if it is someone who's judgement I trust, or someone who I know has only my best interest at heart then I will respect their authority, if not I won't. I respect the laws of the land only so much as they fit with my beliefs.

    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?

    It depends again, if you are someone I like, look up to and respect and you speak down to me I can find it a bit difficult to broach the subject with you, but I will do, it will just take me a bit of time, then I will simply tell you not to talk down to me anymore (explaining my reasons, and the golden rule)

    If your someone I don't know, like or trust, then my response will be barbed instantly, as I don't like being talked down to.


    Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?

    I react emotionally wherever those emotions hit me, be it outside, or with my friends, if I am reacting, I am reacting, and I am not too fussed about it.



    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?

    Yes and no, I am kind of confused about how much attention I require, I find myself longing for attention but then hating it when i get it, I can feel claustrophobic in a relationship in which I am being suffocated in attention. Yet I hate to be ignored also.

    Are you really sarcastic?

    Yes, very much so, and depending on the target, ie a joke audience or someone I dislike, it can be sarcasm that hurts or doesn't.

    Are you silly?

    Yes, I was nicknamed clown of the class.

    Were you shy as a child?

    No, not really, I was someone who made friends easily and had no problems with being in the limelight. My shyness developed later in life.

    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?

    Many people who have begun speaking to me have confessed afterwards that i came across as stuck up and rude before they got to know me, even so far as telling me that they were afraid of me. I don't know why as I am only quiet, not menacing.

    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?

    Yes, I find it hard to get my ideas across verbally, I find it easier to write it, I am rarely at a loss on how to explain myself on paper.

    Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?

    Yes, when I was too young to be aware of differing mental ages within my own age group, however the moment I became aware the differences between myself and them became more pronounced, in the last 3 years especially I have become more critical of the people I associate with.

    Are you a talented writer?

    That's debatable.

    What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?

    Editor/Publisher, and writer. Oh and a J type, I want to be a J type when I am older.
    "No one can be free of the chains that surround them"

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    Sometimes I think I might be INFP, but I'm probably an INFJ. So I'll answer the second set. I have, like, five billion INFP friends. Srsly.


    Do they ever talk too much or too little? They talk exactly the right amount for me, usually. Most of the INFPs I know do tend to talk to work stuff out in their heads. As this doesn't bother me, I don't label it "talking too much." I suppose that if someone wasn't interested in what goes on in the minds of these INFPs, it might be a bit much.

    Do they seem stuck up? Never. Seriously. INFPs can be a little floaty and mystical, but the ones I know are really kind and accepting people.

    Do they seem aloof or just quiet and reserved? Quiet and reserved. I think INFJs might seem more aloof than INFPs.

    Do you think they come off as emotionally unstable? Not unless they actually are. I do have one friend who is not emotionally unstable but does tend to cry a lot... just because she's super-emotive, and that's one of the ways that emotion leaks out of her.

    In general, how would you profile a male INFP? The male INFPs I know tend to be quite independent but very warm and loving. I'm thinking of two of them in particular. One of them (who is 57 years old) seems to have a lot of control and restraint with emotion (though he has a healthy ability to experience it, I know), and one of them (who is 25) is quite effusive and very visibly passionate. I know this isn't very general. Sorry.

    In general, how would you profile a female INFP? Sensitive, independent, creative, sometimes hurt easily.

    What do you think of INFPs as coworkers, subordinates, or authority figures? I will think about coworkers because I can imagine that best. INFPs can, quite frankly, drive me crazy in this capacity. All of the INFPs I know are gifted at what they do, but have a really hard time getting stuff done because they tend to spend a lot of time exploring tangential threads of thought (which I admire as a general characteristic, but get frustrated by when there's something specific that must be done). If I were on a team with an INFP, I would probably feel that I had to direct that person in order to produce whatever we were responsible for producing in the time that we were given.

    How do you view INFPs in romantic relationships? I don't think I've ever dated an INFP. However, based on my observations, they seem to be seeking love above all, and they want very much to be with someone who can understand them and all of their lovely complications.
    INFJ

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    I think I'm an INFP I figure I'm always going to question my type, and it fits me the best, but still not 100% sure. Anyways

    "How do you respond to authority figures in your life? Do you generally question authority or are you pretty submissive?"

    Only if their authority is worth questioning. Most trouble I've ever really been in with the law is a speeding ticket and I was speeding, and the guy knocked off 10 miles so I didn't see the point in questioning him. I've also found from watching others deal with authority if you're nice and treat them with respect less likely you are to get in to trouble. Unless they're douches. I've always gotten along with authority figures, such as teachers and parents, I have friend parent's who are excited to see me. I'm not that interesting/good of a person.

    "How do you respond to someone talking down to you?"

    I usually stand their and take it, but in my head fantasizing me kicking their ass( which would never happen as I'm a wimp and awkward). or some heavy object from above falling on them.

    "Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?"

    Depends on the situation, if I'm nervous or feel strongly for something I will be, but if not I normally keep to myself, and not really care. If a friend or someone I know such as a room mate even if I hate her (which one of them I do) I would still feel terrible if I saw someone taking advantage of them.

    "Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?"

    Yes and No, when I'm not getting any I do, If I am then I'd rather be left alone, I'm sure this confuses people. I'll decide I want to go shopping with my mom then I'll get excited then I'll all of sudden want nothing to do with her, and want to go into a dark room with a book/movie/ipod/or computer.

    "Are you really sarcastic?"

    I can be, most people don't get it because I'm more dry but if you listen to what I say in conversations you'll realize what I was saying would make no sense unless I wasn't being completely serious. Of course I'm only sarcastic dealing with incomptense it's either that or me going off on them.

    "Are you silly?"

    Around my friends, yes

    "Were you shy as a child?"

    Yeah, fortunatly all my friends were extraverts so they would do all the talking for me. I use to get in trouble for not talking enough, or speaking up for what I wanted. The truth was I would speak up if I felt strongly enough, otherwise I didn't see the point.

    "Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?"

    Probably

    "Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?"

    Yea, especially if I'm nervous I tend to stutter and forget what I'm saying. Of course this might be that I'm always light years ahead or somewhere else in my head compared to my mouth.

    "Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?"

    I either felt 10 years older or 10 years younger, I always either felt overly mature or very immature, I'm sure I'm more immature then mature. Besides I don't know what It's like to be 30 since I've never been 30 but I do remember what it's like being 10.

    "Are you a talented writer?"

    I use to be

    "What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?"

    I don't know I think I want a family, and take classes at the local college and learn different skills and do different projects, I want to write, but I don't want to feel like I have to write or that I have to earn money from it. i find that as soon as those restraints of a paycheck and going to work everyday opens up my creativity. If I can't do that I want to travel the world making documentaries. (I'm not sure that made any sense)

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    Haight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    How do you respond to authority figures in your life? Do you generally question authority or are you pretty submissive?
    In my younger years (gosh, that makes me sound terribly old), I wasn't too much of a trouble maker. I try my best not to upset the powers that be by staying under the radar. For the most part nowadays, I abide by law when it suits me -- there are some laws I just don't agree with and stay out of the spot light.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?
    I usually don't say anything and gaze into your soul. At this point, I'm in disbelief of why you are doing this. Of course, this all depends on context. If it's a joke, I usually praise the person, if it's applicable or was an excellent joke. Constructive criticism hurts a little bit, but it's helpful. Opprobrious criticism hurts. If the following becomes frequent, I usually analyze the value of our friendship and if needed, make an ultimatum to either stop or we're done. One dude quit being an Ass and the other, I couldn't care less about him.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?
    In public, I'm very unemotionally reactive. A male INFJ I met at my old coffee shop job, guessed my type as an INTP. He said I came across as INPish, but very T, but disproved his observation once we began talking to one another. We got along famously. Around my close friends, I'm a textbook F (ha!).

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?
    I like touching. A lot. Alright, since that is out of the way, I don't require that much attention. I like to retreat and chill in my labyrinth. I'm more of a partner pleaser than myself. I like the phone call every other day or hanging out, but I just can't do it everyday. I like some time with my buddies and most importantly, some Noel time. But if you want attention, watch out, cause your going to get it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    Are you really sarcastic?
    I try to be, but I always seem to mess up the most important part: Tone. I'm usually at my best, sarcastically, when I don't try. My humour for the most part is really dry, plays on irony and self-deprecating. I like to use lots of references (books to video games to the internet, etc) and make call backs. Mitch Hedberg is my hero! I seem to pick up on sarcasm on the internet better than in real life. Wow. How counter-intuitive is that!

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    Are you silly?
    What do you think, billy? To the point that I've accepted that most NT's tune out-ok, that's only when things get really weird.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    Were you shy as a child?
    Absolutely. I still am to this day. Comparing my shyness to my childhood, I'd say I've improved somewhat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?
    I'd say so. It expends a lot of energy to meet new people or put into situations outside your comfort zone. I've learned to use the absolute bare minimum *small talk toggle switch* when in need. I like to think and sort out my feelings before saying most things.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?
    Yes. I think that stems from the fact that I don't have a dictionary/thesaurus near by to get that perfect sentence or rather, feel as if I possess a firm grasp on what I want to say (e.g. I know what I want to say, but lack that one vocabulary word for that given instance, which equates to me abandoning the idea or sounding convoluted. Imagine the 5th grade science project of two plastic soda bottles connected together, filled with water, to demonstrate a vortex. I have a lot of water that needs to get through the small mouth of the bottles and if I let the water drain by itself, it becomes inefficient, violent and unstable to the point of compromising the entire apparatus. With the help of a helping hand, one can manipulate the water inside by gyrating the bottle to create a efficient, smooth and stabilized structure. In other words, I feel I express myself better through written communication than verbal communication-I like seeing the words in front of me: whether to play with them, see how they flow, the overall diction, etc.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?
    Perhaps a little older. At certain things, I feel as if a child may be more mentally developed than me and at others, I feel as if I were a wise Zen master. I suppose everyone's mileage may vary.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    Are you a talented writer?
    People say that I have a good voice, but I can't spell for the life of me. I get really embarrassed when doing an in-class writing exercise. My hand writing can, at times, contain something interesting or insightful, but that is if you can decipher a message from the ww2 Enigma machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cindyrella View Post
    What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?
    True to my friends. Closer to finding myself as [and has always been] complete. Comfortable. Ideally, writing prose or possibly teaching; the latter, I am unsure of how well of a teacher I would make. I haven't ruled out being a Ski Bum yet.

    *please no edits please no edits please no edits*
    Last edited by Noel; 07-20-2007 at 01:59 PM. Reason: shit...[add]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noel View Post
    Digest!


    so sweet.

    however, fuck everyone else. how right was I?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    I was ridiculously unquestioning of authority figures as a kid, but these days I've swung totally the opposite way.



    Usually I walk away.



    I'm very emotionally reactive, but very rarely visibly volatile, and then only when under great stress, or genuinely outraged. Usually it happens slowly, unless someone corners me and won't let up. Generally though I will take drag whatever it is I'm reacting to off to a quiet, solitary place and chew it over for hours. I don't like to take immediate reactions at face value, so I like to give things due consideration and analysis. This isnt to say that I decide what my reaction will be, I just like to take time to decide how I feel exactly, why I feel that way, and if it's right to feel that way.



    I'm very dry, but almost never in a way that demeans anyone other than myself. I'd characterize sarcasm as biting, which I very rarely do.



    Sometimes. When I'm with friends. I usually need a receptive audience, unless I'm doing it to irritate someone. In the latter instance, I'm silly in an extremely straight-faced way, and never when there are other people around who might laugh at the object of my goading.



    No, not really. I learned to be reserved when I went to high-school after repeated ridicule for my INFPy ways. During primary school and before that I was pretty outgoing. My family were all convinced I was an extrovert as a child, actually. I personally think I acted that way because I didnt really make a distinction between my inner world and the outer world.




    Maybe briefly. I'm pretty approachable when I'm in any mental state other than extreme depression. I've been told that I come across as intimidatingly intelligent (no really) to people who don't know me that well, but I have too many obvious psychological flaws to intimidate anyone for long.




    Sometimes I do. When I'm trying to express Fi judgements which I feel but do not completely understand, for example. Sometimes Ne can be hard to articlate as well. Usually though if I can articulate it to myself I can articulate it to others. That's often a pretty big "if", of course. I frequently correct myself and verbalize my constant internal self-analysis, which probably causes me to ramble a lot and go off topic. When I realize I'm doing this I immediately break off what I'm saying and attempt to return to the topic under discussion.



    I remember often enjoying listening in to the conversations of adults more that participating in conversations with people my own age as a child. I can't remember ever considering kids my own age as being beneath me or younger than me, though. I never considered it an issue of me being more or less mature than them so much as just being totally different.



    That's pretty relative. I used to write creatively a lot, and got good marks for it. Then I made the mistake of studying English Literature, and creativity was abandoned in favour of a more analytical worldview.



    No clue.
    wow.






    You will probably get freaked out and think I am stalking you, but everything you wrote above is me--if so, we are even because it freaks me out a little bit that someone else is so similar to me in some ways, especially someone of the opposite sex.

    When I first ever posted last January at INTPc, about whether my freind was just setting me up to be laughed at and humiliated--your response turned out in hindsight to be the only one that was true--he turned out to be a truly honorable, beautiful person--I think he is the only decent person I have met. I always think of that whenever I see your name.
    none of us, no, not one is perfect, and were we to love none who had imperfections, this world would be a desert for our love

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    If you are not an INFP:


    Do they ever talk too much or too little?
    Can one talk to little. I like the fact that I can sit in silence with them, in comfort aswell.

    Do they seem stuck up?
    No, I can see why some people would think that, but no.

    Do they seem aloof or just quiet and reserved?
    The latter, once you get them talking they are very intelligent and sincere.

    Do you think they come off as emotionally unstable?
    No, emotionally intense.

    In general, how would you profile a male INFP?
    Sensitive, honest, intelligent, in a word, awesome.

    In general, how would you profile a female INFP?
    See above....+a vagina.

    What do you think of INFPs as coworkers, subordinates, or authority
    figures?
    N/A -- but I see them being very merciful leaders.

    How do you view INFPs in romantic relationships?
    This is were they seem to shine, I like seeing my INFP friends in relationships. Although they are easily hurt, and it's not nice to see them pick up the pieces when the shit hits the fan.

    I know quite a few INFP's(my brother?, and three of my closest friends) and along with ENTP's they are probably my favourite type. You can cut through alot of the bullshit social games people play, they remind me of puppies....I mean that in a good way.
    One by one, over the months, the other bulbs burn out, and are gone. The first few of these hit Byron hard. He's still a new arrival, still hasn't accepted his immortality. But on through the burning hours he starts to learn about the transience of others: learns that loving them while they're here becomes easier, and also more intenseto love as if each design-hour will be the last.

    Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

    I can't go on, I'll go on.

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    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?

    When i was a kid, i asked my older brother why they didn't make solid easter eggs. He said if they did, it would cause a nuclear reaction and destroy the earth. For along time i was terrified someone would do it and kill us all.

    Now though, i question everything, absolutely everything. Right now am questioning whether I question everything, also asking what a question is.

    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?

    Entirely depends on who, why and what mood i'm in. Most likely response is to ignore them, or embarrasse them.

    Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?

    Very reactive yes, even when deeply depressed and detatched. Never publicly though, and definatly never around any people, even the ones i'm close to.

    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?

    I need to be reminded that i'm loved about once a week for me to be happy. In my limited experience in this area, my partners have always wanted more attention than me.
    I'm all up for open and long distance relationships, and am happy to only see each other every month or two, so i would guess i really don't.

    Are you really sarcastic?

    Nope. Enjoy sarcasm from others, but never use it myself.

    Are you silly?

    Yep.

    Were you shy as a child?

    Yes, especially around girls much older than me.

    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?

    Yes, even one of my best friends who's INTP, obsessed with MBTI, and well aware of the INFP description does this.

    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?

    Yes, i've never once been satisfied with what i've said.

    Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?

    I adapt very well to the age of people around me, only when i'm dealing with much older people do i struggle to adapt.

    So yes, i always have.

    Are you a talented writer?

    Not really, not a bad one though.

    What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?

    Something supernatural. The natural is just too boring.

    I am an 18 year old male, am quite sure i've been INFP all my life, and have never really given in to the pressure people put on me for my INFP qualities. I apologise for my grammer too (i'll have to do something about that sometime).
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    Quote Originally Posted by erm View Post
    I apologise for my grammer too (i'll have to do something about that sometime).
    Put the P-ness away man, were not that close and haven't had enough to drink.
    One by one, over the months, the other bulbs burn out, and are gone. The first few of these hit Byron hard. He's still a new arrival, still hasn't accepted his immortality. But on through the burning hours he starts to learn about the transience of others: learns that loving them while they're here becomes easier, and also more intenseto love as if each design-hour will be the last.

    Thomas Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow

    I can't go on, I'll go on.

    Samuel Beckett - The Unnamable

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