I was reading this in an MBTI book called Personality Type, and I thought this actually shed some light on my situation as an INFJ:
"Thus, it should be recognized that INFJs are more like INTJs than they appear. Their primary relationship is to their inner world, and they are receptive to others only up to a point. Indeed, these types often find that their sympathy and perceptive listening have been mistaken for an overture of friendship, which they didn't intend.
The truth is that Ni inclines them to keep a part of themselves in reserve--to locate their true identity outside of the expectations and definitions of others. Unlike INTJs, however, their sense of the unexpressed is not impersonal and causal; it is intensely personal and oriented by emotional awareness. Their intuition takes them into psychological areas that other types are likely to keep at bay."
Wow... I came to study the MBTI to learn about myself, and ever since I picked up this particular text I seem to have had so much light shed onto myself. I often feel like I don't know who I am or where I stand, but these kind of explanations seems to make me feel more... normal. I tend to do a lot of self-examination and sometimes I am stumped, but the MBTI can usually help me in certain situations.
So, the real reason I'm posting is to share this and ask if this seems to be characteristic of you or INFJs you know.