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    Default Do any other INFP's feel like this?

    Whenever I take a personality test online, I always go into introverted, emotional mode because I am alone in my room and truly focused when answering the questions. I always comes out as INFP.

    However, when I'm caught up in reality and never taking the time to truly sit down and think or create, or something then I feel like I am losing myself and becoming more of an INTJ (I become ocd-ish when I'm stressed and also controlling) ESFP (I sometimes become very aloof and unthoughtful of people's feelings. And sometimes crave attention when I feel I have been ignored). So, I'm just wondering if this logical/brash side of me is actually the real me and when I take the tests I am just forcing myself to answer them too emotionally? Sorry if this was confusing.
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    Nah, when you know what the questions will produce as an outcome, you can influence the test easily. When you see yourself as "logical" you probably see yourself as having TJ traits, and testing like that.
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    Yeah, this sounds about right for me. Introverted feeling is exactly that, so when I am having to deal with externals I tend to either go the ENFP route or the INTJ. I totally relate.

    When I am by myself, doing anything creative or witnessing anything creative- or anything which triggers my emotions- and I feel safe to freely express myself, that's when I feel like I am fully able to be me. Otherwise, I'm kind of hiding or coping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brainheart View Post
    Yeah, this sounds about right for me. Introverted feeling is exactly that, so when I am having to deal with externals I tend to either go the ENFP route or the INTJ. I totally relate.

    When I am by myself, doing anything creative or witnessing anything creative- or anything which triggers my emotions- and I feel safe to freely express myself, that's when I feel like I am fully able to be me. Otherwise, I'm kind of hiding or coping.
    Yep....we extrovert through Ne or Te. Te is our inferior function, so it's better when we go the Ne route. However, because auxiliary Ne can come out a bit gurgled, there's temptation to use Te. It's not unusual at all for an INFP to come off aloof or a bit prickly on the outside. Our shadow is ESTJ, so that explains the TJ feeling you have when stressed.

    Being introverts, we are often less concerned with others than ourselves....sure, INFPs can be very caring, but it stems from a self-absorption in our own ideals.

    It's important for us to have a creative outlet for Fi, or we might go into zombie-mode, just to cope with everyday life.
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