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    INFPs strengths in Psychology/Counselor

    - hyper aware of tone, yours and theirs, the emotions you are feeling from your subtle change of facial expressions, energy and body positions
    - is focused on the big picture
    - will not point out your weaknesses if do not see it necessary, but will nonetheless keep it in mind as we guide you
    - will give you time to figure it out, fish for yourself, but when sees that you won't make it there on your own, will push you harder and be more blunt, but will want you to do it yourself from the 'information' we point you toward

    I personally won't make a good counselor at all because I am impatient, more concerned about philosophy than psychology, and will internalize other people's pain in an unhealthy way. I don't fit the 'Healer' idea, I am more pragmatic and self-centered in any given day. I sometimes instill my principles onto people...and am preoccupied with those principles instead of whatever they were dealing with. With my friends, I am a very good listener. It makes me feel real awkward when they get very emotional so I take the matter-of-fact, detached route in a way that I have a hard time using on myself but have no problem using with other people. I am gentle and I won't kick you when you are down but I am very honest too if I feel it is more important than just letting you vent. I give them the bottom line and re-paint the options/issues for them to give it a different angle if necessary.

    I think anyone could be a great counselor if the passion/desire is there.

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    INFPs are mostly known for the 'Healer' thing, but what about their other strenghts?
    The artistic side, for instance. How many different ways does it manifest, and in what way does an INFP differ from the ISFP artist for instance?
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    NFPs are specialists. It seems like they learn best from the master/apprentice style of teaching. They are a type who will quickly pass the masters ability and have to move onto a new one to expand their knowledge and ability. The NFP I know best in regard to strengths can learn very quickly and has several "masters" and will leverage this to surpass the abilities by combining what they have learned and essentially merging all these techniques together.

    Possibly an ISFP artist will look both inside and the world around them more to create art, where as an INFP artist will expand when they become an artist, they see past the world around them. All NFPs I know have a huge desire to grow and continue to expand as a person through learning from others, picking other people brain in the areas they are interested in. I only know 2 SFPs in real life though and not to the extent where I have much experience in who they are.
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    I'm trying to think of the differences between me and my best friend (who is ISFP). He seems to take inspiration from outside of himself, from tactile sensations, textures, visual cues. He very much likes his enviroment to be comfy and pleasing to the eye, and his art very much reflects that aspect of him, where as my art seems to be dredged up from with in my self and compared to his creative process, mine seems to be a bit more painful, and soul wrenching. My enviroment seems much more spartan compared to his too. I can be the very definition of the tortured artist, where his art has more of a sensual aspect to it. I know I seem to be dealing in classic stereotypes, but the differences are obvious between us, on an artistic comparison. He is also driven by the need to create where as I'm more driven by the need for self expression.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Satine View Post
    INFPs are mostly known for the 'Healer' thing, but what about their other strenghts?
    The artistic side, for instance. How many different ways does it manifest, and in what way does an INFP differ from the ISFP artist for instance?
    Even if we can't project it onto paper or any other artistic medium, we see the world in a unique perspective, have a great appreciation for all types of art, especially the really crazy experimental stuff that nobody has done before. We see life as art, and that everyone is an artist in his or her own right.

    ISFP's are also imaginative like so, but probably dig deeper into the meaning or the facts of their work. I don't know, ISFP's and INFP's aren't really that different apart from just one letter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireyPheonix View Post
    I'm trying to think of the differences between me and my best friend (who is ISFP). He seems to take inspiration from outside of himself, from tactile sensations, textures, visual cues. He very much likes his enviroment to be comfy and pleasing to the eye, and his art very much reflects that aspect of him, where as my art seems to be dredged up from with in my self and compared to his creative process, mine seems to be a bit more painful, and soul wrenching. My enviroment seems much more spartan compared to his too. I can be the very definition of the tortured artist, where his art has more of a sensual aspect to it. I know I seem to be dealing in classic stereotypes, but the differences are obvious between us, on an artistic comparison. He is also driven by the need to create where as I'm more driven by the need for self expression.
    This comes across like something that is painful and sould wrenching comes more from within then what is comforting and pleasing. To some types it seems like harder work to dredge up the good and pleasurable from within as sometimes its more painful then the soul wrenching.
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    I think another obvious strength that INFPs often possess is writing. I write some crap poetry and short stories here & there, but I have also written articles for magazines & done quite a bit of copy writing for ads (one of those unexpected things you end up doing in print design).

    I consider myself a bit of a visual artist, being a graphic designer, having some sketching ability, dabbling in painting, and generally having an eye for aesthetics in my everyday life (dress, decorating, etc). If I think I have undeveloped talent & could be a much better designer, but I need to apply myself more, especially in the hands-on aspects. I'm idea focused and can lose interest before even beginning a project. Basically, I am lazy!

    I'd say that's a big difference between me and the ISFP artists I know. They enjoy the process itself and are more inclined to dive into it. They just do stuff for fun, but I need a reason. I create things with some idea in mind, even if it's just a vague feeling,; starting the physical creation of an idea takes a lot of motivation (that I often do not have). I find when I am actually doing it, I enjoy it a lot though.

    Some other differences between ISFPs' art & mine may be that I tend to be more conceptual, and the ISFPs will be a bit more literal. For instance, my ISFP step-dad has better technical skill than I do, but he tends to take ideas from things he has seen & adds his spin on it. I have more original ideas, so much so that he has tried to "steal" from me (actually he asked, and I said "no" - haha). Strangely enough, I have more elegant, refined taste than most ISFPs I know; although, that could just be because I am a woman and they are mostly men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by poki View Post
    This comes across like something that is painful and sould wrenching comes more from within then what is comforting and pleasing. To some types it seems like harder work to dredge up the good and pleasurable from within as sometimes its more painful then the soul wrenching.
    It was a personal comparison. I'm a much darker person than my ISFP friend in natural disposition, and yes, I'm some what more self-reflective. I'm in no way suggesting he's shallower. I wouldn't be his friend other wise. I'm just saying from my point of view, he gains much more inspiration from his surroundings, but I can see that maybe that's what I was untentionally implying, as I tend deal with thought processes, evoking emotion, and more conceptual art. I'm much more in my head. My friend is much more into invoking the senses, recreating memories, and generally making the experience pleasurable.
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