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  • I'm ENFJ - I want/have children

    1 1.05%
  • I'm ENFJ - I do NOT want children

    3 3.16%
  • I'm INFJ - I want/have children

    23 24.21%
  • I'm INFJ - I do NOT want children

    5 5.26%
  • I'm ENFP - I want/have children

    11 11.58%
  • I'm ENFP - I do NOT want children

    4 4.21%
  • I'm INFP - I want/have children

    15 15.79%
  • I'm INFP - I do NOT want children

    8 8.42%
  • I'm not NF

    6 6.32%
  • I'm not a female

    12 12.63%
  • I don't know yet or any other answer that's not in the poll

    7 7.37%
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    ^^^Great song by the "Boyz".
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
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    When I posted this thread, my "theory" was that NFP's would be more likely to "not want children" because they would be more reluctant/hesitant to give up their personal independence.

    ajblaise alluded to this in post #19.

    Even though the number of responses is statistically very small, so far the trend seems to be that INF's overwhelmingly want children while ENF's - not as much.

    INF's - 21 yes, 3 no. (87.5%)
    ENF's - 5 yes, 5 no. (50%)

    Guys, if you want kids, find an introverted NF. If you don't, find an extroverted NF (no, I'm not really drawing that conclusion - yet!).
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    Maybe the idea of being tied down isn't that big a deal to someone who is already a homebody? I dunno.

    I know my (I think) ESFP mom didn't want to breastfeed because she didn't want to be tied down. My youngest brother was born when I was 21 and when she said she didn't want to be tied down, I was thinking What difference does breastfeeding make in whether or not you are tied down? You have a kid you are tied down.
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    I definitely don't want kids and i think that i've known that for the entirety of my life. I've never liked kids and never obsessively played with baby dolls. Most times i cringe when around them for too long or at the ridiculous creatures that people become when they are parents.

    The reasoning...
    I don't want to devote 18+ years of my life to teaching something else how to live. I am a firm believer in self-discovery, so i would rather devote my life to myself.
    There's too much error in bringing up children or in being a parent. Yes, there are good moments, but i have watched people embrace dysfunction and then cause dysfunction. It's simply not for me.
    I also have a niece and a nephew, so i'll spoil them rotten and bask in the fact that i haven't and refuse to pop one out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Maybe the idea of being tied down isn't that big a deal to someone who is already a homebody? I dunno.
    Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking too.
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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    I do want children, it's getting to baby fever stage but i'm not sure whether I feel completely comfortable bringing more people into the world. Because I would like a small tribe of sproglets running amok in the countryside If I don't feel comfortable having my own I really, really want to adopt, then I can bypass the baby/pregnancy stage and leap straight into troubled teen stage.

    I don't even view it as being tied down if i'm honest. If you make the decision to have children then it's willingly sharing your life with them and making them your priority, to me that's not being tied down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cafe View Post
    Maybe the idea of being tied down isn't that big a deal to someone who is already a homebody? I dunno.
    If it were truly that, I think we'd see the same sort of %'s if we did a poll for NT women, for SP women, for SJ women... so it's definitely not solely an E/I independent vs. homebody thing.

    I'm actually kind of surprised at the overwhelming number of 'Yes, I want babies!' responses. Two female INFJ's I know irl are pretty much like me - 'Meh'/No about it (a 3rd INFJ had two children while in her 20's) and have never had a huge mothering drive/desire/instinct, amongst other reasons for being really hesitant over the idea of having kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cascadeco View Post
    If it were truly that, I think we'd see the same sort of %'s if we did a poll for NT women, for SP women, for SJ women... so it's definitely not solely an E/I independent vs. homebody thing.
    NT's are a different breed altogether (as are SP's and SJ's). I'd expect totally different percentages and for totally different reasons.
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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    No kidlets for me!
    Just because I'm an INFP doesn't mean I'm emo!

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    I do not want to have children.
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