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    How do you respond to authority figures in your life? Do you generally question authority or are you pretty submissive?
    Now that I think of it, I am quite submissive or at least compliant when it comes to authority figures. Last year I had my teacher assign me side projects that are not related to the class to do in place of normal class work (though, I would still be responsible for some of the normal classwork that I would otherwise miss). Some of the things I really did not want to do, but I didn't turn him down and did them anyway.

    I am also very polite towards authority figures, I got along very well with all of my teachers throughout highschool even the ones I didn't like all that well. Of course, I didn't show that I didn't like them and continued to be polite and respectful.

    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?
    I generally will not react all that much and I am not one who will speak up and defend myself. I will remain silent and restrain myself from saying how I feel at least until the point where it starts to get very annoying, which then I have been told I develop an attitude.

    Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?
    No, nowhere near. I will keep everything to myself in public or when I am around people I am uncomfortable with. The only time I really ever become emotionally reactive is if I am at home or with people who I am comfortable around.

    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?
    I would like to say no, but the answer is yes. I will force myself to tolerate not getting any attention for a while but it starts getting to the point where it drives me crazy and I look for someone else to talk to. I do however prefer to spend a lot of time by myself and I dislike socializing with random people quite a bit.

    Are you really sarcastic?
    At times I can be sarcastic, but not very often. I am always making sure I do not say the wrong thing toward others in risk of offending them. I personally despise sarcasm which is used in order to demean someone else. If someone is being sarcastic with me and insulting me I will seemingly subconsciously ignore it and take what they say at face value and respond accordingly. I generally do not get along well with people who are overly sarcastic as my reactions to their sarcasm annoys them nearly as much as their sarcastic comments annoy me.

    Though, reading some of the responses from other INFPs I am reminded of a few things. I am often called a smartass and think I do use sarcasm more than I am aware of though when I do, I don't usually do it to be mean. I also love to tease some of my closer friends as they know I am doing it all in good fun without any ill-intent.

    Basically it all depends greatly on my current mood on how I react. I seem to switch between INTP and INFP. When I am in a bad mood or whatever I tend to be quit cold and cynical. At times I will get to the point where people will find me annoying and I will not care, which I usually do. Sometimes I will even find it humourous and may continue going on with what I've been doing, just to get a rise out them. I have had a few of my friends that I really care about my friendship say that I was being annoying and I had to force myself to stop talking to make sure nothing I say will ruin anything between us.

    Are you silly?
    Yes,very much so. I love to entertain people any way that I can, even if it involves me making a fool out of myself by telling a few lame jokes here and there or changing my voice a bit to something completely ridulous.

    Were you shy as a child?
    From what I remember up until second grade I was very socialable and I had many friends. However at the end of second grade I was forced to swtich schools and since then I have been quite shy and hesitant to make many friends.

    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?
    Yes, well I guess with good reason. I am a very reserved person, I tend to keep all of my emotions to myself with an exception to a couple of close friends who let me vent out my frustrations (not at them, just ranting more or less). However, I am also quite aloof, I do not let many people close to me (emotionally) as I have had bad experiences with betrayal of trust and the like that were quite traumatizing. There are some people who I may be somewhat close to, but I still have to maintain a safe amount of distance. Sadly enough, this also applies to my family as I have always felt like an outcast among them and I keep to myself generally.

    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?
    Yes, very.

    Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?
    To an extent, yes. I have always gotten along quite well (possibly more than I do with people my own age group) with older people.

    Are you a talented writer?
    I used to enjoy writing a lot when I was younger, I used to write some stories about random things back in elementary but I haven't done that since then. However, English was always my best subject throughout high school and I typically earned decent marks. I am hard on myself when it comes to my writing, sometimes I will think that I have an awful way of wording things but I have been told I do it well.

    I can express myself much easier with pen and paper than I can by any other method. I can easily say things on paper that it would take me such a long time to say verbally.

    What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?
    I used to want to be a lawyer and was planning on attending law school, but a few months ago I decided to major in psychology instead (I have always considered it, but never seriously). I graduated high school last year but I have yet to attend a college/university.
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    How do you respond to authority figures in your life? Do you generally question authority or are you pretty submissive?

    It depends entirely on the situation. It is wise to apply the correct attitude at the correct time.

    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?

    By confronting them about it immediately in an assertive manner. Someone worth my time would respond with honesty, and not attempt to dodge responsibility of their words and actions.

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

    My emotions get provoked extremely easily. However, I make a constant effort to ACT on logic rather than to REACT to negative emotions. Building upon logic and reasoning should be a center-focus for every INFP, as it is our natural-born weakness.

    Some may look down on us for our deep inner-feelings, but I tend to naturally dominate those characters in the field of creativity (artistically and linguistically speaking), often leaving them feeling plain and dull, despite having it easy with emotional control.


    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?

    Nope. Just a healthy amount.

    Are you really sarcastic?

    Actually, no. An emotional person who is really sarcastic will be more prone to passive aggressive behaviors. I do enjoy sarcastic humor coming from thinkers, but usually only when it is directed at a situation, and not at a person.

    Are you silly?

    Absolutely. And intelligently so (though some may consider this a paradoxical statement).

    Were you shy as a child?

    Yep.

    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?

    I'm sure many do.

    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?

    Only when trying to bring out a really complicated concept that has direct connection with my inner feelings. Otherwise I'm very adept at speaking.

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

    Nope. Sometimes I feel like I "know" much more because I am very reflective and have a desire to reach the best possible conclusion in every situation while maintaining an utmost open-minded mindset.

    Many would label this too serious an approach to life, but for some reason it seems to be the only one that satisfies the INFP within (it also breeds a much more satisfying and colorful brand of humor. At least that's what I think). If my deepest of opinions were openly expressed, I would probably appear prideful, assumptuous, and ironically even close-minded to many of my same-age peers.


    Are you a talented writer?

    Yes. For the amount of time and effort I put into establishing a good connection with the written english language (surprisingly minute), I would say I am very efficient at transferring my thoughts onto paper.

    But then again, that's another natural INFP tendency.


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

    A professional guitarist. I can relate intensely to artists like John Lennon and John Mayer (both are of INFP typology)

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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?
    I'm generally polite and submissive. It's very easy to reassure cops that you're not up to no good if you are just quiet and unassuming. If you're doing something wrong and they catch you doing it, it's better to be quiet, polite, and honest. They'll generally let you get away with things within reason if you do so.

    As far as more figurative beings of authority (elders, parents), I'm still pretty submissive if told to do something. I don't retain the same squeaky-clean politeness, but I am still respectful and casually nice when chores are brought up.


    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?
    Fire with fire, generally, though it does depend on a variety of things. The person talking down to me may not have irked me quite enough to warrant unnecessary meanness, or they might have been slowly racking up dick points in my head. The latter usually gets a earful of condescension and sarcasm, while the latter usually just gets silence and a little frown/pout.

    Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?
    I'd say I'm pretty reactive. I feel most things before thinking them, so I usually have a mental response. That said, it's hard to get the reaction out of me unless I'm comfortable with you, and even then I don't go into a huge amount of detail. Just a remark and maybe a gesture. I'm mostly reactive towards people I really trust in occasional but long talks. My best friends and parents usually get what I'm really all about when I'm one on one with one of them just chatting with them about girls or relationships or your everyday crap.

    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?
    I do.


    Are you really sarcastic?
    No. Not at all. I'm such a goofy person and always nice to everyone in my humor.

    For the record, that was complete asshattery. Sarcasm is one of my main outlets, and is probably why I have the small tight base of friends that I do. They're the only ones who can stand me.

    Are you silly?
    With friends I am very silly and ridiculous. Almost to a superfluous amount. I even do weird voices.


    Were you shy as a child?
    A bit. The few times I was in school, I was quiet and very nice to teachers. They put me on as teachers aids a lot in grammar school. I barely had any friends in middle school, so I was all A's, and then in 7th grade I had somewhat of a social aspect to my life so I stopped taking notes and failed math. I think I was fairly shy, though.


    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?
    I don't know. People are different, and they see me a lot of different ways. Just out on the street I try to be very polite and nice to strangers and so I don't think I come of as aloof. I think I come off as shy or sheepish much more often.


    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?
    Well, this has two sides to it. I can write and say things that I think very easily. This post, for instance is very well written, if I do say so myself, and at the same time it's not how I feel. It's how I think I am. An anlyzation of my feelings. When it gets down to saying things I feel or writing poetry about my notions concerning others, though, I clam up. I don't know what I would write. I generally take my feelings as law, so it's hard to express why I feel one way, or even how I feel. So, when you get down to it, yes. I do have a very hard time expressing myself.

    Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?
    Yes, I always have. It's a bit rude, but everybody else seems to be playing a game that doesn't make any sense to me. I tried to play for a second and I sucked, so I stopped playing, and I started to be myself. Few have really been able to get where I'm coming from, and I usually know where others are emotionally, so it kind of translates to a sort of mature feeling. The power to see how dumb everyone is. It's shamefully egotistical, but I suppose everyone places their ego somewhere.

    Are you a talented writer?
    I think so, but as far as talent and quality go, other people define that, so it's hard to judge. What do you think?

    What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?
    Someone who never asks anyone this stressful question. I don't know. I would like to be a musician, but a lot of people do. I think I want a job where I can live at a nice pace with a family and just relax.
    I'm gonna go lie down.

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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?

    I try to completely untie their motives and find the source of each string. This leads me to let someone who thinks that they are in a power position to go ahead and blow their energy while I simply crawl to the finish line.

    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?

    It takes some very harsh words and/or actions for me to move a muscle. I don't let negative crap get to me. I can handle your typical jerk like that, but if it does come down to the point where the individual talking to me is being an incessant jerk, I'll lay down the sledgehammer nice and proper.


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

    Again, I try not to express my emotions unless I'm very sure that I'll make a significant impact, which means that I'm quite aware of potential impact spots and I steer towards those. I feel 100% comfortable interacting with the world outside my home.


    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?

    Absolutely not. Like any other introvert, I need quiet time to reflect. But I also need time to experiment my theories, and that requires interaction. I prefer to give the attention.


    Are you really sarcastic?

    Absolutely.


    Are you silly?

    Without a doubt.

    Were you shy as a child?

    I was very shy around everyone and very, very serious. A particular issue was that when I'd tell someone something, and they'd completely ignore me. Discovery and a thorough understanding of the MBTI has turned my life around 360 degrees.


    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?

    No, I'm pretty outspoken if the environment isn't toxic. Otherwise, I'll walk away from the environment.


    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?

    Yes, fairly so, yeah. I wander around with my word use, stop in mid-sentence to ask "is ____ the right word for ____?", and tend to stick to essentially the same story throughout an entire day, week, or month. My stories are like a snowball: they just roll over stuff by the second and old stuff disappears from view after a while.


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

    I've always felt that age is irrelevant. I am neither young nor old.

    Are you a talented writer?

    Absolutely not. I don't like reading either, especially if it's fiction. I prefer to read material that relates to me directly.


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

    I'm an undergraduate in a liberal studies program. I did want to be a paleontologist when I was very young because I like constantly discovering the unknown--whether that is rubbing dirt off dinosaur bones or the sunburned skin off my back. I'm currently wondering if it would be in my best interests to stay in school for a psychology degree.

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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?

    I'm generally submissive unless it completely breaks with my beliefs. Most of the time, I don't see how going against would benefit me - I'm just as happy going along.

    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?
    Just leave the situation and dwell on it for a long time.

    Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?
    I'm incredibly emotionally reactive and I can't hold it back no matter where I might be even though I want to

    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?
    No. I kind of withdraw if I get too much attention.

    Are you really sarcastic?
    Very much so

    Are you silly?


    Were you shy as a child?
    I wasn't that shy as a child but I did like alone time.

    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?
    No one has ever accused me of seeming aloof

    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?
    I get frustrated when expressing myself verbally. I want people to understand me and where I'm coming from and I never feel that I quite achieve this.

    Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?
    I feel older but, at 19, my peers still have plenty of time to catch up

    Are you a talented writer?
    I think so. I definitely enjoy it and I did well in statewide journalism competitions (even got some scholarship money out of it)

    What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?
    Most consistently, a writer but it changes on a seemingly daily basis.

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    I can identify with many of the things being said

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    Being submissive a/o passive towards people talking down to me does not really make sense to me, at all.

    Can't INFP change that ? Since it seems the big majority have this characteristic.

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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?

    Viva la Revolucion! Actually, I usually question authority internally rather that going right up to it and say, "Hey authority, how's it going?" I'm the kid in school who never did anything, but if I did I would have gotten away with it completely. I save my questioning of authority for times when it really matters. I have the usual INFP trait of automatically loaning trust, and you have it unless you break it then you'll probably never get it back.

    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?

    I vote for McCain instead of them. Haha...

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

    I am an equal-opportunity emoter. I will :steam: anytime, anyplace - bring it!

    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?

    Attention = relationship. Otherwise, the person is an "acquaintance."

    Are you really sarcastic?



    Are you silly?



    Were you shy as a child?

    Yes, except around animals.

    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?

    Sometimes.

    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?

    Enjoy the Silence.

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

    No, a bit ahead. But not thinking myself some genius or anything, just in responsibility, grasp of bigger issues & theories... mainly an intent to focus on such things rather than trivialities...

    Are you a talented writer?

    Yes, according to other people.

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

    Ideally, I would love to work at a "think tank" that is a mix of theory and research. Or, I would also enjoy being a columnist or writer of some sort.
    "How can I be, all I want to be,
    When all I want to do is strip away these stilled constraints
    And crush this charade, shred this sad, masquerade"
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGeq5v7L3WM

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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 question it to the hilt - unless the person is adequate - which is often not the case

    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?

    I don't externally - i ususally just let it roll down my back.

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

    Yes - but not in the negative way - if something threatens me-i rationalyze it to death, but i never react overtly - unless its a positive emotion.

    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?

    Yes - but only 10-20% of the time i'm with my S.O.

    Are you really sarcastic?

    i can't believe you asked that question.

    Are you silly?

    very

    Were you shy as a child?

    quite the opposite

    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?

    no - the other way around

    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?

    no

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

    No - twice to three times older-my soul is 78 years young

    Are you a talented writer?

    freakishly so.

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

    myself - with the woman of my realistics
    I N V I C T U S

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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. I tend to question. I'm sometimes quite vocal about it, if they openly ignore closely held values. If they are well intentioned, and show respect to others, I'm much more passive.
    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?
    It's one of my pet hates. I either call them on it, or I completely ignore them.
    Are you very emotionally reactive? If so, are you emotionally reactive in public or just with those you are comfortable with?
    If I'm around strangers, I keep it to myself. Anyone else is fair game...I just can't keep in, to be honest, plus I have been cursed with an expressive face so every emotion shows. Those who know me well, have a fair idea what I'm feeling at any given moment.
    To be honest, It can be a bit of disadvantage being all emotional, particularly when working in a scientific career. People just don't take you seriously when you are talking at a hunderd miles per hour because you'er excited because you've seen something new, or you'er upset because your supervisor got cranky with you. I tend to repress a little too much, in fear of overwhelming people...but like I said, damn expressive face, people know any way.
    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?
    Yes and No. I need space, but I like to know you'll be there when I need you.
    Are you really sarcastic?
    Yes.
    Are you silly?
    No. Deadly serious. All the time. I have no sense of humor. I never laugh...ever. In fact laughter should be banned.
    I'm the silliest person I know. Just look up silly in the dictionary, and there's a picture of me.
    Were you shy as a child?
    Yes. I don't think I actually spoke in class through high school.
    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?
    Depends. Outside of work, people often find me intimidating intellectually. It's sometimes easier to leave people be.
    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?
    Yes, especially when I'm stressed, or excited.
    Have you always felt as though you were at the same mental age as your chronological peers?
    No. When I was younger, I was mentally older, by screeds. Now, I definitely come across as younger, except for those flashes of insight I have.
    Are you a talented writer?
    No, my grammar is appalling, but I have a awesome imagination. Let's just say a good deal of my writing is idiosyncratic.

    What do you want to be when you grow up (career)?
    Um, I'd like to be a novelist, but outside of that, an eccentric recluse.
    Currently submerged under an avalanche of books and paper work. I may come back up for air from time to time.
    Real life awaits and she is a demanding mistress.

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    Well, i'm not positive if i'm one or not, but I hope ya don't mind me answering anyway.

    [QUOTE=Cindyrella;31245]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?

    Well, I was pretty much a model child, except that I slacked off a lot in school and didn't really live up to my potential, grade wise. I do question authority quite a bit, and I can be quite vocal about the stupidity of some of the rules of society. I hate conflict though so i'm kind of bipolar that way.

    How do you respond to someone talking down to you?

    I'm pretty reactive when I comes to that. I'm a pretty easy going guy until I feel like someone is being condescending towards me. That is one of the quickest ways of pissing me off.

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

    Not really. It usually takes a long time to piss me off, but when it finally happens it's going to be really bad. It takes even longer with strangers. I am far from a doormat or push-over though.

    Do you need a lot of attention in relationships?

    I like my privacy a lot, but I do need some attention. I'm not clingy or anything though.

    Are you really sarcastic?

    Nah, not at all. Never. ;p At times, yeah. Sometimes when I am trying to be funny, but usually not in a mean-spirited way.

    Are you silly?

    Only with people I know well. I'm pretty good at making jokes about the situation at hand if i'm feeling comfortable.

    I can get into very silly moods. Sometimes I'll start singing goofy parody songs out loud, changing the lyrics to a popular song or something stupid like that.


    Were you shy as a child?

    Hell yeah, still am. I think i'll always have that tendency.

    Do people mistake your reservedness for aloofness?

    Yup. People have thought I was stuck-up or whatever before and nothing could be further from the truth. I've been told I'm often pretty stoned-faced and unexpressive. I was pretty shocked to hear myself described in such a way when on the inside i'm so different.

    I'm not the best at staying in touch with people and I hate talking on the phone. Some of that may be due to social anxiety issues. I don't call because I don't feel like they would want to hang out or chat, even if they probably do.


    Do you have a hard time expressing yourself verbally?

    Yes, very much so. People tell me i'm articulate, but I don't really see myself that way.

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

    Sometimes I feel older than I am, other times I feel younger than I am.

    Are you a talented writer?

    I took a scholastic test once that rated me as above college level in creative writing (whatever that means). I've never really written much outside of boring essays during school though.

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

    Well, i'm working towards becoming a computer technician. I just passed my first A+ certification test the other day (essentials) and plan on taking the second part next week. After that I plan on going into computer security or networking.

    If that doesn't work out I might do career counseling.

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