I think the reason for the defensiveness is that the implication is that INFP are ok *until* you get close to them and once you do they suck. Isn't that the fear of the "deeper" personality types that don't open up to everyone?
Getting defensive isn't limited to INFPs - ENFPs and INFJs at least I've seen do the same thing on the board when someone says something negative. The truth is that all types do it, they just do it in their own way. INTP, INTJ: "Fk them, I don't care what they say they are dumb" isn't any healthier, it just doesn't seem as whiny.
To other types Raging's quote really just sounds like he had one bad experience with someone he thinks is INFP and wrote them all off. But it says outloud a fear INFPs actually have. "Once I get to know you I don't like you"
Wanted to bump this quote. Great insight into the situation and into the INFP mind.
If you cannot understand any of the points given then I can't help you anymore.
Out of you and me? I'm definitely not the one who needs the help.
Also, What is the stereotype if it's not the profile of the type then?
That... doesn't make any sense
But then again I only seem smart and probably wouldn't understand your extreme intelligence, anyway. Oh don't bother explaining it to me. I'll just excuse myself from the conversation.
*Exits, gets on horse, and rides off into Duncedom*