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    Default Are INFJ's a mixed bag?

    I've heard that INFJ's are the most T of the F's, the most E of the introverts, and the most P of the Judgers.

    Do you think that's true or is it that no one really understands the type?

    INFJ's do you think this of yourselves? If so, is it something that comes naturally to you or have you worked on becoming more T, E, or P?

    I welcome thoughts from everyone.

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    Every type is a mixed bag. What makes INFJs so special in this regard? The "most T of the Fs" could also apply to EFPs and ISFJs along with INFJs due to relief T, and I'm pretty sure an ISFJ would be more "E" than an INFJ. INFJs are always stuck in their heads, and ISFJs lead with Si, and S functions are entirely based outwardly in reality. But I can see your reasoning behind it, with the whole Fe thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    Every type is a mixed bag. What makes INFJs so special in this regard? The "most T of the Fs" could also apply to EFPs and ISFJs along with INFJs due to relief T, and I'm pretty sure an ISFJ would be more "E" than an INFJ. INFJs are always stuck in their heads, and ISFJs lead with Si, and S functions are entirely based outwardly in reality. But I can see your reasoning behind it, with the whole Fe thing.
    Thanks for this ^. I realize that every person is a mixed bag. I'm still new to the type stuff and I keep coming across statements like 'the most T of the F's etc. I'm just trying to figure it out.

    I wondered how people saw INFJ's and how they thought it about for themselves.

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    That said I think there is wide latitude in the INFJ type. More so than in other types. Some are vivacious and engaging (high Fe), some are more moody and withdrawn (high Fi), some are more practical and determined (Ghandi-esque), others are more dreamy and INFP-ish (enneagram 9s). I know a couple of each.

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    The INF softens up the Jness, the NJ toughens up the Fness, and the FJ makes the Iness more socially assertive.

    Boom. Puzzle solved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenna View Post
    INFJ's do you think this of yourselves? If so, is it something that comes naturally to you or have you worked on becoming more T, E, or P?

    I welcome thoughts from everyone.
    I don't think anyone would confuse me for an extravert in real life; I can talk a lot when I'm interested in a topic and I can be somewhat outgoing, but I'm fundamentally a very reserved person. I'm confused for a thinking type online and irl because I keep the vast majority of my emotions inside and I try to approach discussions from an Ni-Ti standpoint. As for Perceiving, only if you think that P=disorganized, scatterbrained, and indecisive. Otherwise, I don't resemble a P.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasticus View Post
    That said I think there is wide latitude in the INFJ type. More so than in other types. Some are vivacious and engaging (high Fe), some are more moody and withdrawn (high Fi), some are more practical and determined (Ghandi-esque), others are more dreamy and INFP-ish (enneagram 9s). I know a couple of each.
    I'll second this. I'm the moody and withdrawn type, but I can fake a high Fe type (at a very high cost...).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasticus View Post
    That said I think there is wide latitude in the INFJ type. More so than in other types. Some are vivacious and engaging (high Fe), some are more moody and withdrawn (high Fi), some are more practical and determined (Ghandi-esque), others are more dreamy and INFP-ish (enneagram 9s). I know a couple of each.
    True story. You've also got immature and mature INFJs - those who haven't grown up a lot in their MBTI and those who have - this also adds a new level of diversity within the INFJ type.

    I think most of the disparity between INFJs can be summed up by a combination of 1) is the INFJ comfortable in their own skin 2) is the INFJ continually holding people at arm's length.

    In my case, that has a lot to do with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcasticus View Post
    That said I think there is wide latitude in the INFJ type. More so than in other types. Some are vivacious and engaging (high Fe), some are more moody and withdrawn (high Fi), some are more practical and determined (Ghandi-esque), others are more dreamy and INFP-ish (enneagram 9s). I know a couple of each.
    ^ Is this why people are mistyped as INFJ or why actual INFJ's mistype as something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    The INF softens up the Jness, the NJ toughens up the Fness, and the FJ makes the Iness more socially assertive.

    Boom. Puzzle solved.
    Concise. I like it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wyst View Post
    True story. You've also got immature and mature INFJs - those who haven't grown up a lot in their MBTI and those who have - this also adds a new level of diversity within the INFJ type.
    What does immaturity look like in an INFJ?

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    In my experience.. INFJs have been the most 100% of their types. ENFPs seem to be the ones lately having trouble typing themselves. INFJs seem pretty settled into their types, I haven't seen them waver here nearly as much as other types on the forum.
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