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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    need for people? INFPs need people less than almost any other type. now, I could see an INFJ falling into this trap, but INFPs don't tend to need people very much unless they are enneagram 2
    Since INFP could be either Phlegmatic OR Supine, the Phlegmatic will not really need people (i.e. will be able to "take them or leave them"), while the Supine will want them more, but not look like they do (because of the introversion).
    So this "want" or "need", is more passive, and usually not even expressed. Hence, it comes out more in being "responsive".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    need for people? INFPs need people less than almost any other type. now, I could see an INFJ falling into this trap, but INFPs don't tend to need people very much unless they are enneagram 2
    i agree. however,

    INFPs, more than other iNtuitive Feeling types, are focused on making the world a better place for people. Their primary goal is to find out their meaning in life. What is their purpose? How can they best serve humanity in their lives? They are idealists and perfectionists, who drive themselves hard in their quest for achieving the goals they have identified for themselves

    INFPs are highly intuitive about people. They rely heavily on their intuitions to guide them, and use their discoveries to constantly search for value in life. They are on a continuous mission to find the truth and meaning underlying things. Every encounter and every piece of knowledge gained gets sifted through the INFP's value system, and is evaluated to see if it has any potential to help the INFP define or refine their own path in life. The goal at the end of the path is always the same - the INFP is driven to help people and make the world a better place.
    http://www.personalitypage.com/INFP.html
    so, perhaps INFP needs .....people
    everyone uses every function about evenly. take NE for example. if there are those who don't use it much, then why are there such massive amounts of people constantly flowing through Wallmart with 20 items or less?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elfboy View Post
    need for people? INFPs need people less than almost any other type.
    Not true for me at least. Well, I guess it depends what we mean by "need", but anyhow... It seems that my better traits are all about people, and the people make me focus on this side of myself. I can be alone for long periods, but I dont prefer it.

    Actually, now that I checked the pages Eric posted, I think I was supine-phlegmatic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by professor goodstain View Post
    i agree. however,

    INFPs, more than other iNtuitive Feeling types, are focused on making the world a better place for people. Their primary goal is to find out their meaning in life. What is their purpose? How can they best serve humanity in their lives? They are idealists and perfectionists, who drive themselves hard in their quest for achieving the goals they have identified for themselves

    INFPs are highly intuitive about people. They rely heavily on their intuitions to guide them, and use their discoveries to constantly search for value in life. They are on a continuous mission to find the truth and meaning underlying things. Every encounter and every piece of knowledge gained gets sifted through the INFP's value system, and is evaluated to see if it has any potential to help the INFP define or refine their own path in life. The goal at the end of the path is always the same - the INFP is driven to help people and make the world a better place.
    http://www.personalitypage.com/INFP.html
    so, perhaps INFP needs .....people
    Yes, that also would fit the Supine. According to the APS definition, they try to fill their need for people by "serving" them. So again, the might not look like the "need" people, but this is one way it comes across (forgot to mention this in the above post).
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