If you are an INFP:
Sorry: This will be a bit long.
How do you respond to authority figures in your life? Do you generally question authority or are you pretty submissive?
At school I wasn't one to get in trouble very much as I was generally very quiet and I rarely asked questions. I did however get an extreme telling off from a teacher after he told me I gave him a 'look' and that another teacher had claimed I had also given her a 'look'. I guess it was a pretty offensive look for a 9 year old to give. The reason for my look was we were finishing clearing up and he had just asked for silence and I passed something across the table as it wasn't mine and told the girl this. I wasn't intentionally being disruptive but I was in the mind-set of clearing up and hadn't really noticed the silence. The teacher told me off and I was a bit irritated as it seemed rather over the top considering I wasn't being intentionally naughty. The other teacher I'd offended was the music teacher who insisted on always asking the same kid to lead. This kind of pissed me off because I was quite capable and I found the lessons repetitive and boring as I already knew the topic. Anyway, I guess I had an attitude towards her and she noticed.
To sum things up, in general I don't accept a person's authority unless they appear to deserve it. Just because someone has a title I'm not going to respect them and ignore things they do that irritate me or I disagree with. When it comes down to it we're all human. I wouldn't say I have a problem with authority figures in general... but well, credit where credit is due. I wouldn't go out of my way to fight, but I'll happily smile and voice my opinion.
How do you respond to someone talking down to you?
Badly usually. Sometimes I might smile sweetly and make a could be sarcastic...could not be comment.
Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?
If it's about my opinions and I feel fairly comfortable then I am emotionally reactive. I can get quite intense in my questioning. If it's something very close to my heart and I'm feeling delicate then you probably won't be aware I'm feeling anything at all. It's hard to tell, certain people make me more reactive, some people I'm very closed around.
Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?
I'm not sure. I need some reassurance. I like to give and receive affection but we all need our own space and I respect that.
Are you really sarcastic?
People call me sarcastic. I've been accused of ALWAYS being sarcastic. To be honest I think it's usually irony, if that. Sometimes people mistake how I genuinely feel for sarcasm. I might suddenly suddenly exclaim "WOW, what a beautiful day eh? the birds are singing, kids playing in the park, and just look at the wasps all over that that overflowing bin". Some people would take that as I don't think the day is beautiful, but really I'd be thinking it is incredibly beautiful, but for some reason I need to add the bin into it.
Are you silly?
Yup. I bought my cat a collar today and tried it on to see how it felt before having trouble getting it off. I'm sure I'm silly.
Were you shy as a child?
Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?
Yeah, definately. I've been told before that I can be a bit scary. I can appear to blow very hot and cold too I think. I might be very sociable one second then retreat, especially when I don't know someone well. I think I just need to recharge and regroup but I know it might appear like the person has bored me or that I don't care.
Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?
Sometimes. I can muddle my words up, especially if I'm excited
Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?
I'm not sure, I just felt I had different opinions mostly. I felt a little out of place.
Are you a talented writer?
I wouldn't say so. I struggle constructing sentences. It's slightly unpleasant to try to express what I really mean and feel like I'm failing when inside I know exactly what I mean and how I mean it. Occasionally I've been told I write well but not from anyone I'd believe.
What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?
I'm trained as a type of therapist and it's worth a shot I think. I couldn't carry on if I felt I wasn't any good at it though. I want people to get the best service they can. If I'm not going to be it I don't want to be wasting our time.