Sometimes I think the NFs real strength lies in the low expectations of being stupid and wimpy, just sitting around with huge pupils and feelings about shit. When expectations are that low, it makes it relatively easy to sucker-punch the world.
I haven't read all the posts yet, but I had to stop and post when I saw this one. People always made assumptions about me, that I wouldn't be interested in going to this party or that I was "too good" to hang out with that group, or that I wouldn't dare try the flavour of the day because it might get little Miss Goody-Two-Shoes in trouble. Yeah right. Actually, since I'm kind of a crossover between an INFP and an INTP, this nicely set the stage for my inner shit-disturber to pop out at unexpected times and shock the hell out of people. I've always loved shocking people, partly because the Thinker part loves being right and proving others wrong, but also because my Idealist Feeler part liked the irony.
ANYway, of all the types, INFP's are one of the most fun to poke with a stick because they seem stupid, weak, ineffective, and couldn't harm a fly. They attract bullies like a magnet. This is a dangerous mistake, though. Their depth of feeling and their strength of conviction means that, sooner or later, they're gonna crack and then you're gonna wish you hadn't poked them with that stick. I was just on Facebook on the INFP group page and there's an interesting discussion there: "What's your most violent INFP moment?" Now, "violent" and "INFP" seems like an oxymoron, but when you think about it, it makes sense. We are intuitive AKA spontaneous, and we have a lot of volatile emotions both good AND bad. So what does that spell? Spontaneous combustion. It just takes one final insult, one shove too far, one bully having one more laugh at our expense, and it's like a spark in a powder keg. The guy who started the FB discussion related his most violent moment. Some jerks were throwing paper footballs at the back of his head in class one day, and they threw one too many. I guess he took on a whole group of guys way bigger than he was, throwing desks, screaming, beating the crap out of them... We're predictably harmless...until suddenly we're not.