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    I'm an INFP but I frequently get mistaken for INTP or even ENTP due to my cynical nature, high valuation of logic and my dry and ironical/sarcastic sense of humour.

    Can any other INFPs or even other NFs relate?
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    Yes.
    () 9w8-3w4-7w6 tritype.

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    In person I come across a lot colder, sarcastic, and "logical". I'm pretty emotional at core, but that's not my everyday, public face.
    Often a star was waiting for you to notice it. A wave rolled toward you out of the distant past, or as you walked under an open window, a violin yielded itself to your hearing. All this was mission. But could you accomplish it? (Rilke)

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    Fuck no...

    I'm not cynical, nor am I sarcastic.

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    I know a really cynical INFP, but it's not really the cool sarcastic kind of cynical. But more bitter and negative. Though I'm sure there are INFPs out there with dry cynicism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamiteninja View Post

    Can any other INFPs or even other NFs relate?
    Mmm-hmm, kind of. I don't do cynicism, but I do have a (sometimes) sharp tongue and a knack for philosophy. I know there have to be a lot of people who read some of the things I've written and come away thinking I'm an NT. These are people who don't realize that NFs are capable of being thinkers and that we're not all fluff-filled teddy bears.
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    Blackcat, you come off like a male infp Mary Poppins. Warm and cuddly and all that junk.

    I wonder if I come off like an istj sometimes since I'd rather not embarrass myself by acting on every first whim, potentially ruining my public reputation (haha!) with a 100% hedonistic-driven me (a sort of anabolic/acid-pumped es/ntj rage that does exist). I'd be really afraid of my own will if I had more than the iota of energy I have to sustain what I do present.

    In light of the fact that my energy level is low but awareness is very high, I do say little but aim for maximum efficiency - below the belt only sporadically. I have a fairly good grasp of what I (and others) can and cannot accomplish - and thus usually try to use that ground to listen to others, mixing ideas/thoughts, and push very hard for a direction (general or particular) that they should consider. Brain/willpower is up there in abundance, but I have a very hard time working for my own benefit because I have such rein over everything I do (and often people in my immediate environment) and the individual doesn't really matter in the long run, really.

    Kind of weird? In sum, I am an optimist, realist, dreamer, etc. ice cream swirl.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynamiteninja View Post
    I'm an INFP but I frequently get mistaken for INTP or even ENTP due to my cynical nature, high valuation of logic and my dry and ironical/sarcastic sense of humour.

    Can any other INFPs or even other NFs relate?
    I can relate. I don't get mistaken for other types, because I don't know anyone who types, but my 'public' face is very cool, and probably seems arrogant/superior at first blush. This is a calculated self-protective measure; once you get to know me, I'm very inviting and open to contact.
    inside I'm often cynical, and value logic highly (mostly as a 'checking' function for intuition).

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    When complaining about me, people most often complain that I am cold, aloof, cynical, don't give a damn, bad attitude, etc. Extroverts have also complained that I am borning and lights on, no one home.

    I don't know anyone who is into typology off this board though.

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    It really depends on my mood and who is near me, but yes, I can relate. Some people who know me well say I can be cynical and sarcastic.
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