*peeks into an INFJ thread*
Actually, I've a related question to wedekit's OP. To broaden it more. What's a(are) defining trait(s) of an INFJ?
I've collected a "basket" of you, but I'm still having trouble figuring out the commonalities from the posts? You're sort of like a loophole among the spectrum to me; if I can't identify a type, I take it to be INFJ, but that's not the best method. Perhaps the difficulty in analysis is also because I do not know any IRL.
Thus far these sound rather true:
Indeed, these types often find that their sympathy and perceptive listening have been mistaken for an overture of friendship, which they didn't intend.
- there's a certain dispassionate sympathy? Yes, or no? The warmth of an INFJ is not overt / immediate; rather like a shy flame that licks you and waits?
The truth is that Ni inclines them to keep a part of themselves in reserve
- how is this different from the reserve of an INTP, ISFJ or an INFP - I can spot the difference with the INTJ?