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    Are there any good sides to being an INFP? All I can find is that INFPs are good writers and are perfectionists... I have neither of those qualities, nor do I seemingly have any of the good qualities of the INFP (whatever they are). I know they can understand people, and can be tolerant and everything... but what's the point?
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    most of those descriptions should be taken with a grain of salt, there is a really good thread around here somewhere about non typical infp's is a good read. i was going to link it but i couldn't find it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manimal View Post
    most of those descriptions should be taken with a grain of salt, there is a really good thread around here somewhere about non typical infp's is a good read. i was going to link it but i couldn't find it.
    It was right underneath this thread, in the similar threads section: http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...cal-infps.html

    I don't think you are the only INFP who has been a bit thrown by not matching the description properly, especially the warm and fuzzy part.
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    We are very genuine in our caring for others, so I think we make pretty good friends (although I might be slightly biased.) Also, when we deeply care about something -- an issue, a project of some sort, etc. -- we go after it with great tenacity and have the capacity to do very focused, quality work.
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    There's a kind of darkness to us, that the descriptions don't address properly. It's not all bad though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by King-Of-Despair View Post
    Are there any good sides to being an INFP? All I can find is that INFPs are good writers and are perfectionists... I have neither of those qualities, nor do I seemingly have any of the good qualities of the INFP (whatever they are). I know they can understand people, and can be tolerant and everything... but what's the point?
    Type profiles suck.

    What's the point of being any type? Good question.

    You're only as good of a human as you make yourself. I'd say you measure your "point" by how good of a person you are.
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    Stealing a post I had once made at another forum.

    Reasons why it's great being an INFP:

    1. A successful relationship is capable of touching my mind, body, soul, and heart. I'll happily pay the price of getting hurt, badly, to experience a depth that few others can.

    2. Picking up new concepts is pretty easy. Some are more interesting than others, but if you can tell me how your physics theory relates to something meaningful/interesting to me, I'll be able to pick it up no problem.

    3. Change doesn't scare me. In fact, I often embrace it as a new challenge to learn and grow. Life is full of change and uncertainty, so this is a huge plus over many people I know.

    4. I can almost always bring a fresh and unique perspective to a team.

    5. I'm so passionate about my core values, that I feel invincible when defending them.

    6. Knowing more about many people than they know about themselves. The joy of listening to people telling their stories, sharing their lives, and figuring out what makes them tick.

    7. Being uncharacteristically detailed oriented on my pet projects. It helps me a be a naturally more well-rounded individual.

    8. Sudden rushes of intuition. Ah-hah moments. Connecting things together. Epiphanies!

    9. After learning how to calm down my perfectionist ways, still having high standards gives me a chance to have high quality and unique things in my life.

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    I find I relate better to my fellow INFPs than the profiles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    I find I relate better to my fellow INFPs than the profiles.
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    What I enjoy about being an INFP is that, though I don't have a lot of close friends, those that I know, I know deeply. In ways, I can know them better than they know themselves. From that, I'm able to help them in ways they didn't think of before. I also enjoy being off-beat and viewing the world differently.
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