INFP has Introverted Feeling as their 1st CP. And I did say 'not to make them sound brooding' and have consistently said here and elsewhere that ALL Types can be brooding, it's all in how one displays it. It would be harder for an INFP to disengage their feelings as Fi implies Introvert but it doesn't mean they CAN'T just as INFJ Introverted Intuition as their 1st CP doesn't mean they can't get out of their Introverted visions. We all gotta live in the real world but what drives you out there? I'd ask heart or another INFP to better explain how Extroverted Intution their 2nd CP drives them with being more open with possibilities from outside + from other's viewsand not 'narrowing' them like an INFJ may do. I can safely say that for an INFJ with Extroverted Feeling as their 2nd CP, we want to connect to the feelings of other's and comment lol!, whether it's listening to a person's stories or telling someone off (more commenting) for not being appropriate or hurting someone, rightly or WRONGLY . Any Type can do it but how? The feelings of other's are stronger felt for an INFJ than their own (unless better developed). Which can sometimes lead to bias for 'the wronged' person or loss of perspective if their Introverted Inuition has narrowed the "vision" and "feeling" and won't allow them to think of another possibility. An INFP, from what I understand, will be better with prospective b/c their Introverted Feeling maintains their view. That isn't to say either is better at being at "listening" or "counselling" whathave you.Originally Posted by DD
When we react to stress, our Type shows how we do get trapped by our CP. An INFP might disengage from people or an INFJ might go into a tailspin of wanting to help others by not dealing with their own problems as heart mentioned in an earlier post. I should have added about INFP/INFJ "INFJ Fe will suck other people's feelings IN and spit OUT their observations from Ni/feelings of the people sometimes whereas INFP Fi sucks IN their feelings and the observances/feelings of other's through Ne and keeps it IN sometimes.
Any INFP reading this *coughheartcough * thinking I didn't mark them well enough, please tell me. I love learning about you all
And this (Edit: as in still sweeping)?:
Learning about CP is what makes you better understand your Type. INFJs are want to do such a thing as we want to "know". We are Directing and we want to assign 'roles' and 'define' things clearly, to be somewhat general. We want to know our relation to people and how we're viewed by them. We want to know our role as well as their role . I am not saying you aren't an INFJ either. This is also why I keep saying it will depend on the differences in rearing + environments + circumstances make people of the same Type look a bit different. But CP will always be the same with Type. When CP is elucidated for a person and they realise how they tick, it becomes clear I will ask though if you've visited that INFJ or INFP page by an INFJ named Vicky Jo who is Specialist in Typology and her aim is not to 'box people' as we ALL can use the wide range of CP and learn to vary our preferred Communication Styles. She doesn't want people to be just be stuck on the top 4 CP or that we can't 'evolve' to overcome our problems and preferrances. If you read the rest of my posts you'll see I'm trying to do the same b/c I hate generalising AND the miconceptions (mainly about INFPs being put down and INFJs praised) and my aim is in widening the understanding differences which are both ugly and beautiful about INFPs and INFJs. I hope this hasn't offended youOriginally Posted by DD
(Erroneously said heart! Eep!)Originally Posted by Griffi97
Have you read all about the CP of them or read in depth about ISTPs? I'm assuming you have but I'm a bit stumped if you haven't read their childlike (and childISH) behaviour--One thing is flitting/reacting emotionally or seeming almost ADD with their "Sensing". They're generally adrenaline-junkies (whether doing or liking it) as well as "studious" or intensely focused when it comes to work or to people they feel like focusing on. And for your later post about the ISTP you know (not sure if it's the same one) blaming people and his wife would listen, I 100% agree it happens. My best friend IS like that, while being childlike and childish at times. ISTPs can be EXTREMELY dogmatic about their opinions, always believing THEY'RE right, and criticsing other's if they can't see that the 'logic' matches their own (Ti is their 1st CP so big bias lol) or they feel it doesn't relate to their own experiences. Is he or they comfortable with their personal feelings? (I'm assuming he's an 'unhealthier ISTP) My best friend certainly is and she finds Fe-ing to be superficial and unnecessary at times, though she's a great listener if she cares to listen (you're important to her) Any ISTP can be an extreme or evolve into being better. I bet the ISTPs you know disconnects emotionally but can have massive emotional eruptions and then "flee" to find their personal space again. They dislike such things b/c they aren't seen as rational as they fancy they are. A healthier ISTP works to become better as my friend is now doing. Again, rearing, maturity + other factors will widen the field of Type.
I know, I just wanted to continue pointing out the differences to help others. although now as I re-read theshadow's post I think you're speaking to her LOL *hopes*Originally Posted by heart