I can only think of one male friend who is definitely an INFP. I haven't asked him directly, but I am pretty sure he would say he has a good relationship with his mother. His ESFJ wife, however, is convinced that he has mother issues...hmmmm. She is rather neurotic/paranoid herself, though...
Actually, I'm not sure if it's "mother issues" specifically, but I think he may have come from a bit of a dysfunctional background.
Actually, never mind, he's an INTP, not an INFP (but his wife is definitely ESFJ!)
Hehe, I honestly didn't mean to derail the thread a couple of years ago I would have said it was the worst combo ever...they have had a seriously rocky marriage. On the other hand, unlike some people I know with rocky marriages, they've stuck it out. I spent a long weekend with them recently and it was nice...but some things disturb me...I mean, could she (the ESFJ) just NOT nag him for even five minutes?! I think he just tunes her out an awful lot of the time. They did say that when they discovered MBTI a few years ago it helped them understand a lot of their conflicts better!
For even a few minutes? And she takes everything soooo personally...if he lets a pot clatter in the kitchen, she thinks he did it on purpose to annoy her!
my mom does the same thing. Everything that goes wrong are plans by others in spite of her. She can be somewhat of a martyr as well. Annoyingly, this is something I've found in every esfj I've come across. Sorry if you're an esfj and you don't agree. I would think INTPs anyone who isn't SFJ find these traits particularly annoying.
I have an ISFJ mom and she is (mostly) great. Like any parent, she has her annoyances. She's generally encouraging to me though. Sometimes she criticizes me when I'm in a idealist gone disheartened period. People don't know how to handle INFPs in that situation. I think their frustration with us comes more from the fact that they cannot fix it. People have a hard time just giving emotional support. I feel like the kind of support an INFP gives is rarely given in return from other types.
"Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure