Can anyone relate?I am not trying to throw myself a pity party I hate pity parties. I just wanted to know if INFP can relate..I'm unsure of being an infp...I can relate to many types actually so I'm confused.
If you want to discuss the frustrations of being INFP, my experiences weren't quite like yours. I was never told I was bad, I was just invalidated a bit here and there. I would be told things like, "Sweetie, I think you might have imagined that." in response to me when I would tell about something I just experienced, so I learned that my parents weren't people who could be trusted with my inner thoughts and feelings; but other than that they were good parents, kind souls.
Evidently, many of the folks around me have my shadow functions as their strengths and visa versa, because when I try to be helpful to them I end up feeling like I have nothing to contribute to their lives.
But yes I am a hopeless encourager, and I love it when I get to put a smile on someone's face, partly because I get to co-experience their joy, but mainly because I know how good that feels, and I love to help others feel good too if I can arrange it. I guess you could call that one of my hobbies.