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?
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?