It was just a question. I saw things like this mentioned around the board (not general mentions of mistyped people, but people specifically citing INFJs as being mistyped), and being new to the board myself, I wanted to ask about it.Originally Posted by BlackCat
Also, this -is- the NF forum. Hence, questions about INFJs, INFPs, ENFJs, ENFPs.
I understand your concern, and I have some questions about other types that I've been meaning to post. But obviously in this NF forum, you will likely find questions about INFJs. People ask questions about other types within their forum, and I've seen plenty of posts by ISTPs about their own type, as well as others (questions like "I do xxx. Do other XXXXs do this too?"). People want to see how much they share in common with others of their same type. It's very interesting.I just see the potential for understanding all of the other 15 types, versus just one. That's why I get annoyed. And the silly ones are just pretty pointless, but people take them pretty seriously all the same it seems.
I don't think it's not a phenomena exclusive to our type. Maybe there are more posts about INFJs by INFJs because sometimes we don't understand things about -ourselves- and enjoy hearing input from others sharing our type.
Also, I know for myself that I don't have any INFJ friends in real life, so the opportunity for me to talk to people that share the same basic ways of absorbing information and making decisions is really neat. I tend to feel pretty out of place with other friends, since I don't share a lot of their same interests and can't really talk about mine with them because they don't care. I spend a lot of time listening rather than talking with many (though not all) friends, and none of them are INFJs, so it's nice to get a chance to ask questions of others similar to myself. Refreshing to have an understanding ear.
I'll start a thread about mistyped people in general, if you want. Not sure which forum that goes in? Is there a generic, all-types forum?