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    Lots of people have turned in their INFP cards!What is up?!
    Every INFP I've ever met was awesome. I dated one for years, and he was an amazing guy, not spiritual either really, and he was a badass football player. Although, deep down he was artsy. It was a secret though, and no one was really supposed to know.

    I have occasionally had SPness envy. because I super heart SPs. Sometimes I think that I wish I could throw all caution to the wind like they do. But then I remember who I am, and I actually love who I am. I'm spontaneous and impulsive, but I do consider the consequences of my actions and how they could impact myself and others, and I make these considerations before I do something. I can't get around it, although I've tried. And I've come to see that maybe that's not too bad of a trait to have; although I sometimes feel stifled by it, and every now and then, I regret pondering over acting. But I emphasize that it's only every now and then.
    There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JivinJeffJones View Post
    While aspects of the profile rankled, I didn't really ever dislike the idea of being an INFP until I arrived at these MBTI forums and became exposed to the stereotypes and, in a few cases, unflattering examples of the type.
    True that. It all confirmed for me that there was no way I was an INFP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainheart View Post
    I know I have a tendency to bristle when people say things like this. I don't want to be predictable! So when you can say, "Oh, sigh, her behavior is so INFP!" or "INFPs do this..." It's like, "No, dammit! I'm unique!"

    Introverted feeling, I guess? Your extroverted feeling makes you dig the commonality? While I am supposed to be one of a kind?
    Eh. I don't think being an INFJ makes me any less unique (and yes, I also like being one of a kind although it's not something that I wear proudly like a medal). I'm still unique even amongst INFJs; plenty of things about me you won't find in an INFJ profile. All people are unique. You're one of 16 types, not one of 16 persons.

    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Isn't this typical for most people of a certain age? To search for an identity?
    Maybe so. But it's even more of an NF thing (and Enneagram 4 thing, which many INFPs are), and apparently an INFP thing. Also a good portion of the people I'm thinking of are over "a certain age."

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainheart View Post
    I tested as an INFP when I was sixteen.... I was a total INFP child... and yet I have spent the last nine months trying to prove to myself and others that I am a succession of other personality types- INTP, INFJ, INTJ, ISFP, ISTP, ENFP.

    Why? Why am/was I so adamant against being an INFP?

    Possibilities:

    1. They can seem so full of themselves sometimes... elitist, condescending, superior, judgmental, etc, or at the least, profoundly self-absorbed. (Pot calling the kettle black? )

    2. It seems like such a cliche to be an INFP, especially when you are a writer (which I am) and have thought about being an English teacher, musician, artist. I want to be a contradiction, not one of the mold, which is such an INFP thing, non?

    3. I am not spiritual.

    4. I don't have a deep-seated desire to help others, although I am constantly rescuing insects, mice, etc.

    I know there's more, but I don't feel like expounding at the moment. Besides, I'm curious as to whether other's have had this issue, INFP or not.

    Have any of you not wanted to be the type you actually are?

    Man I'm pretty happy that an INFP finally acknowledged these things about his own type.

    I think it's very mature of you to admit that your type shows these patterns even if you personally don't. Bravo.

    Hopefully now the rest of the INFPs on this forum can stop pretending that these perceptions of INFPs are just my own personal delusions because INFP parents beat me/an INFP woman dumped me/there must otherwise be something WRONG with me if I don't like/don't agree with them!

    I must say it's pretty annoying to be told by an Fi dom that I'm incapable of discussing the issues objectively, since apparently being able to pick out the negative traits means I'm totally incapable of seeing any of the positive ones, therefore my opinion is invalid.

    It sure is awesome how much they need to find emotionally-motivated reasons to discredit threatening opinions of themselves. Ne projects Fi's emotional bias onto others, again.


    On the other hand, I have a handful of INFP friends whose presence I truly enjoy. I'm about the N-est and P-est person that I know; trust me, I understand and experience firsthand on a daily basis the positive talents of INFPs. When they're mature and self-actualized, INFPs are honestly fantastic...they just seem rather uncommon and it's a really hit-or-miss type.
    If you could be anything you want, I bet you'd be disappointed--am I right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Ashley View Post
    Eh. I don't think being an INFJ makes me any less unique (and yes, I also like being one of a kind although it's not something that I wear proudly like a medal).
    I'm not saying that you are any less unique than I, by any means. 'Not wearing it proudly like a medal' I believe is the difference.

    Not to mention, as an INFJ, you are supposed to have tremendous foresight and be truly unique and almost mystical, to paraphrase the descriptions. Who the hell wouldn't want that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainheart View Post
    They can seem so full of themselves sometimes... elitist, condescending, superior, judgmental, etc, or at the least, profoundly self-absorbed. (Pot calling the kettle black? )
    Really? Never seen that consistently from an INFP, but I've seen it from other types for sure.
    There is a thinking stuff from which all things are made, and which, in its original state, permeates, penetrates, and fills the interspaces of the universe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    Man I'm pretty happy that an INFP finally acknowledged these things about his own type.

    I think it's very mature of you to admit that your type shows these patterns even if you personally don't. Bravo.
    You're welcome. Thanks for feeding my ego! I am the shit! (Joking for those who didn't catch the irony.)

    And I'm female, fyi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simulatedworld View Post
    Man I'm pretty happy that an INFP finally acknowledged these things about his own type.

    I think it's very mature of you to admit that your type shows these patterns even if you personally don't. Bravo.

    Hopefully now the rest of the INFPs on this forum can stop pretending that these perceptions of INFPs are just my own personal delusions because INFP parents beat me/an INFP woman dumped me/there must otherwise be something WRONG with me if I don't like/don't agree with them!

    I must say it's pretty annoying to be told by an Fi dom that I'm incapable of discussing the issues objectively, since apparently being able to pick out the negative traits means I'm totally incapable of seeing any of the positive ones, therefore my opinion is invalid.

    It sure is awesome how much they need to find emotionally-motivated reasons to discredit threatening opinions of themselves.
    Consider as a possibility that there may exist an ENTP Fe Demand<tm>.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brainheart View Post
    I'm not saying that you are any less unique than I, by any means. 'Not wearing it proudly like a medal' I believe is the difference.
    Oh, I know. I was mentioning that in reference to the commonality aspect; I don't take solace in being like anyone else.

    Quote Originally Posted by brainheart View Post
    Not to mention, as an INFJ, you are supposed to have tremendous foresight and be truly unique and almost mystical, to paraphrase the descriptions. Who the hell wouldn't want that?
    But as an INFP, you are incredibly creative and talented with writing and languages. Also, you're the Healer and the Dreamer, as opposed to the Counselor and the Confidant (INFJ). Who wouldn't want to be that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kalach View Post
    Consider as a possibility that there may exist an ENTP Fe Demand<tm>.
    I do, but it's still a distant third priority.

    I would rather hang out with most INFPs than most xSTJs, and neither has much in the way of Fe. I'm Ne dom, remember? I can use that to get along with INFPs most times in most situations, as it's a much higher priority than Fe.


    Quote Originally Posted by EnFpFer View Post
    Really? Never seen that consistently from an INFP, but I've seen it from other types for sure.
    I'd say start buying lottery tickets.
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