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    Default What do other types think of INFP's

    I'm curious, do you think of us as the desciption says or does anyone see if we have a potential for something more?

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    Being a fellow INFP, my opinion may not be what you were looking for, but no one has responded just yet. Anyway, I feel there is great potential for anything more you could want. The description of your type is only a collection of commonalities that tend to be function preferences for those who test as that type. This is a very common topic on this site, I have found, and it is all too easy to get caught up in the descriptions and whether or not each individual accurately follows her or his type profile. But what we forget is that we are all individuals, and even 16 types cannot completely account for every last quirk of every last person on the planet. These descriptions are only summaries of preferences. It is not the MBTI's purpose to create a box for an individual to live in, but rather to record patterns in the way a person takes in stimuli, processes it, and then responds to it. That being said, if you seek something more, then you have potential for it. I currently test as an INFP, though I used to test as an INTP. I now verge on IXFP. Some people believe that the first type you test as is your true type, but I have read and studied enough Psychology literature to believe that just as cognition and behavior are learned and static, personality is also malleable. And if you prefer to stick closer to the descriptions, INFPs have been described often as chameleons, so perhaps that is why I believe there is potential for "more."

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    I have had infp as best friend for 10 years. He has his flaws, but hes such a good guy(in meny ways) that hes still the best.
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    I feel that INFP's represent the ideal person if there were no problems in life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtanSis1 View Post
    I feel that INFP's represent the ideal person if there were no problems in life.
    I...hmm. Maybe this is one of the problems I have with INFP's.

    I think there is an 'ideal', awesome version of every single one of the types; each has their strengths. And I'm not saying that as some sort of cliche that is often thrown around here..I really mean that. INFP isn't any more 'ideal' than ISTP is, when it comes to the quality, character, and heart of the person, and each has skills/traits that they excel best at, that other types don't even come close to. We may all have our subjective viewpoints on what constitutes ideal personality traits, but that's entirely subjective and varies from one person to another.

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    Being a fellow INFP, my opinion may not be what you were looking for, but no one has responded just yet. Anyway, I feel there is great potential for anything more you could want. The description of your type is only a collection of commonalities that tend to be function preferences for those who test as that type. This is a very common topic on this site, I have found, and it is all too easy to get caught up in the descriptions and whether or not each individual accurately follows her or his type profile. But what we forget is that we are all individuals, and even 16 types cannot completely account for every last quirk of every last person on the planet. These descriptions are only summaries of preferences. It is not the MBTI's purpose to create a box for an individual to live in, but rather to record patterns in the way a person takes in stimuli, processes it, and then responds to it. That being said, if you seek something more, then you have potential for it. I currently test as an INFP, though I used to test as an INTP. I now verge on IXFP. Some people believe that the first type you test as is your true type, but I have read and studied enough Psychology literature to believe that just as cognition and behavior are learned and static, personality is also malleable. And if you prefer to stick closer to the descriptions, INFPs have been described often as chameleons, so perhaps that is why I believe there is potential for "more."
    As for 'potential for something more' --- you have the potential to be whatever you put your mind to..within the genetic constraints you were born with, that is. If you want to push towards something that isn't 'supposed' to be what your type does, you can do it. If you want to work on weaknesses, overcome fears, you can do it. It's all about the will. Your destiny, behavior, and path in life is in many ways a result of the choices you make.
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    I think most INFPs are cute, especially male INFPs. They're just like me, but then introverted. But they do annoy me when they decide to get whiny.
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    INFPs....
    My experience with them is that they can get unbearably annoying when they become a close friend.
    If I tell them they're unbearably annoying they go into sulky, 'I want to be alone' mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ragingkatsuki View Post
    INFPs....
    My experience with them is that they can get unbearably annoying when they become a close friend.
    If I tell them they're unbearably annoying they go into sulky, 'I want to be alone' mode.
    Annoying in what way?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orangey View Post
    Annoying in what way?
    They have their annoying tendencies to preach to me about what's morally right and wrong. Their romantic talk sickens me especially if it's a male INFP. The INFPs I know are male and I find it quite sad when they talk to me about their feelings and romantic fantasies. Since they are close to me they like to tell me about their most disturbing secrets that would change anyone's view of them the other way around. Plus, I find them intolerable when I try and make a decision that they disagree with.

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