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    Okay, so I just found out that the functions of an INFP actually match me more than INFJ does, I definitely have 'Si', not too sure about Fi being primary though... I feel as though the order should be Si Ne Fi Te, oh well, - that's a different story.

    - but whenever I look at the website profiles they don't match me, I don't see 'mundane objects come to life', and I usually finish what I start, - and I'm not so approachable, the INFJ website profiles match me much more, then the INFP ones for some reason.




    teddy bear theory -

    cold on the outside, fuzzy on the inside - INFJ - matches me.
    Fuzzy in and out - INFP - not really. :steam:



    explain please?
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    There are many ways to arrive at your "type." If descriptions of your actual behavior match a certain type, then by all means identify yourself as that type, rather than trying to match up to the much more vague and inconsistent function theories.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    There are many ways to arrive at your "type." If descriptions of your actual behavior match a certain type, then by all means identify yourself as that type, rather than trying to match up to the much more vague and inconsistent function theories.
    oh. lol. fast.

    - but I thought functions were supposed to be 'highly reliable', but honestly, I think that the functions are more consistent then the profiles made by typelogic.com and similiarminds.com, - anyways, INFJ functions don't match me, at all.

    best of both worlds, - maybe INFx? - for all I know I could be ISTJ - Si Ne, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flameskull95 View Post
    oh. lol. fast.

    - but I thought functions were supposed to be 'highly reliable', but honestly, I think that the functions are more consistent then the profiles made by typelogic.com and similiarminds.com, - anyways, INFJ functions don't match me, at all.
    Yeah, and Crispix is supposed to stay crispy in milk, but that stuff gets soggy faster than anything.

    It seems to be a common thing on this forum for people to have found a "best-fit" type and be satisfied with that, but then start reading stuff about functions and get all confused and question their identity. Now, that didn't happen for me. I found the stuff about functions helpful, because it seemed to fill in some gaps in the whole type mess to me. But then I didn't have that confusion because the descriptions of my supposed first two functions (Fi/Se) matched my personality very well. Now the stuff that supposes the order of the remaining functions is way off for me, but the real "type essential" pair is true.

    Unlike some people here, I don't think understanding abstract function theory is necessary to get something useful out of the concept of personality types. I'm not telling you that you shouldn't read more about function theory, but it might be very possible that rather than you having your type wrong, that the functions just don't play themselves out in your life in the same way they are described in the sources you have consulted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    Yeah, and Crispix is supposed to stay crispy in milk, but that stuff gets soggy faster than anything.

    It seems to be a common thing on this forum for people to have found a "best-fit" type and be satisfied with that, but then start reading stuff about functions and get all confused and question their identity. Now, that didn't happen for me. I found the stuff about functions helpful, because it seemed to fill in some gaps in the whole type mess to me. But then I didn't have that confusion because the descriptions of my supposed first two functions (Fi/Se) matched my personality very well. Now the stuff that supposes the order of the remaining functions is way off for me, but the real "type essential" pair is true.

    Unlike some people here, I don't think understanding abstract function theory is necessary to get something useful out of the concept of personality types. I'm not telling you that you shouldn't read more about function theory, but it might be very possible that rather than you having your type wrong, that the functions just don't play themselves out in your life in the same way they are described in the sources you have consulted.
    yeah,- it may be.


    I can see the connections in the INFJ functions and the website profile(expressing Ne right there), as in they have Se, so that's why they are such 'great listeners', unlike me who takes some time to process it all at once, which makes me Si.

    Ne Si

    maybe I'm just a very lost ISTJ, who knows... they also have the same functions except in a different order.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffster View Post
    Yeah, and Crispix is supposed to stay crispy in milk, but that stuff gets soggy faster than anything.

    It seems to be a common thing on this forum for people to have found a "best-fit" type and be satisfied with that, but then start reading stuff about functions and get all confused and question their identity. Now, that didn't happen for me. I found the stuff about functions helpful, because it seemed to fill in some gaps in the whole type mess to me. But then I didn't have that confusion because the descriptions of my supposed first two functions (Fi/Se) matched my personality very well. Now the stuff that supposes the order of the remaining functions is way off for me, but the real "type essential" pair is true.

    Unlike some people here, I don't think understanding abstract function theory is necessary to get something useful out of the concept of personality types. I'm not telling you that you shouldn't read more about function theory, but it might be very possible that rather than you having your type wrong, that the functions just don't play themselves out in your life in the same way they are described in the sources you have consulted.
    Anyways, thanks for bothering to write something down, - whenever I make a thread regarding type - I'd tend I get more views than comments.
    - yep, and I am very new to this stuff.
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    I think I'm either a 4w5, 4w3, 6w5 or 9w1. Most possibly 4w5.

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    Where do people get the idea INFP are always warm on the outside? I get called cold all the time and INFJ husband is thought of as warm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    Where do people get the idea INFP are always warm on the outside? I get called cold all the time and INFJ husband is thought of as warm.
    I find this strange also. No one would call me warm.

    To the OP: If you identify most with Si, then you are probably Si-dom. Look into ISFJ, since you identify with being an extroverted judging type and a Feeler. Or as you say, consider ISTJ as well.

    I have a feeling a lot of ISFJs mistype as INFPs....my ISFJ mom tests as NFP frequently, and she agrees that the NFP descriptions do not suit her. Many online tests are poorly written....
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    I find this strange also. No one would call me warm.

    To the OP: If you identify most with Si, then you are probably Si-dom. Look into ISFJ, since you identify with being an extroverted judging type and a Feeler. Or as you say, consider ISTJ as well.

    I have a feeling a lot of ISFJs mistype as INFPs....my ISFJ mom tests as NFP frequently, and she agrees that the NFP descriptions do not suit her. Many online tests are poorly written....
    ISFJ??? seriously??? ISFJ?... wow...

    I seem more aloof, constantly thinking about the future, not much of a 'present' person..

    anyways, ISFJ's are characterized by their 'need to be needed', I'm not a total other-centered kinda person either.

    I'm not as good as facts as my ESFJ mother, and I don't consider myself to be like her, - for one, - I can tell when she is being too forgiving of people, and I'm not comfortable with that and I'm less of a drama-queen - maybe in my head I am sorta.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    I find this strange also. No one would call me warm.

    To the OP: If you identify most with Si, then you are probably Si-dom. Look into ISFJ, since you identify with being an extroverted judging type and a Feeler. Or as you say, consider ISTJ as well.

    I have a feeling a lot of ISFJs mistype as INFPs....my ISFJ mom tests as NFP frequently, and she agrees that the NFP descriptions do not suit her. Many online tests are poorly written....

    I'm really doubting being an INFP 'cause I don't really lead a 'happy-go-lucky' life, where everything just seems so... 'awesome'.

    And on being an ISFJ, - I don't want to live entirely for other people...
    I'm a INFP - The sociopath

    I think I'm either a 4w5, 4w3, 6w5 or 9w1. Most possibly 4w5.

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