I've been reading some contradictory things regarding INFJs on MBTIc/generally online and some other types labelling themselves any order of INXX (nvm other XXXX). A few things for INFJs as not disclosing information easily about themselves which I know to be what INFJs do easily and joyfully when emotionally healthy. Not something so personal to them of their feelings or about their ideals unless confident in sharing them but, one example, stories about themselves while trying to Fe connect/relate to others or helping them. What others may consider too personal may not be so for the INFJ in question. Or telling people what they think they should do or should be doing (I'm doing it right now....I know). Not to say we're all asses about it or intending to be so *ahem* When I read people saying they might be INFJ or INFP and put INFx, it really puzzles me as INFJs prefer 'closure' or being decided in knowing who they are or anything, really. Everything, probably. Yes, all. Paranoia is a word for others if so, but we just look paranoid...It's wanting to be always Prepared for ourselves and others, methinks.
Vicky Jo, an INFJ and Type Specialist (among other things) created INFJ or INFP? a closer look. I was able to understand better as to why there is such difference even though I was already sure I was INFJ. It wasn't due to uncertainty at that point but rather wanting to learn more as to why. Her INFJ.com is my Rosetta Stone as to Everything Holistically and Eerily Me, the Menu is accessible on the tiny Dolphin pic on the righthand bar side and then other submenus too as well as The INFJ Handbook from the original Menu page....). I've yet to see these sites referenced here so I thought I'd elucidate this for you all if not seen yet. If older members are aware and have mentioned it in a Thread (I couldn't find any), sorry! But there are always new members (and even old) who may not have seen it yet, so check them out if so, as they're great sites! (Even her husband's INTJ site is good too for anyone curious or wanting to know more of their INTJ friend/lover/enemy/themself)
I realise it's hard 'typing' people online, even with horribly done online tests, possibly biased info, and mislabelled people touting they're that type and confusing one into believing they've mistyped themselves of any type! It may be rude of me to insinuate that you, if thought INFJ or INFP, may or may not be that type-- or even any other type mislabelling themselves. Please forgive me if it seems I'm pointing you down and out of your type. I'm not trying to type anyone either nor will I as I'm not a Type Specialist in the slightest. Nor about any or all INFJs here (I'm very certain I've read of INFJs here and some not so certain). If you turn out to still be an INFJ or INFP, no worries, right? I'm largely griping about online info/others who flap all over the place excited b/c they got one online test and base their whole life on it-- I'm also just pointing someone who can better show an INFJ or an INFP (Vicky Jo in case you forgot ), who's far more proficient than I'll ever be (not that it wouldn't stop me from trying to figure out if asked...heh)
Even if you are secure in knowing your Type of INFJ or INFP, it's a great resource tool in learning more about yourself or why you're so different (and so amazingly, beautifully different too! ). For the INFJ.com site, at the least, it's a fun quest in discovering why you re/act, conform (to social ideals/appease others) or disconnect or seem so, direct or idealize even though you may feel it's pointless in this jaded world.
Much Later Edit: I continue highlighting differences b/w the two Types throughout this Thread . At times, there will be remarks on other types too such as ISTPs which can seem similar to INFPs which can show the difference b/w INFPs/INFJs. If any believed INFPs or INFJs, or those who feel they know these Types well, read all of my thoroughly detailed (Oiii! ) depictions of either or both and feel I've misjudged them or both, please tell me so as I like to take into account other's observations. Note, I am not a Type Specialist, though I fancy I'll come close to being one throughout the years of learning ALL Types + their Cognitive Processes, so it's wise not caving in to my powerful Ni when it struts itself out to the world or in this Thread!
In order of writing specifically on INFP and INFJ:
Here - Highlights Emotionally Healthy vs Emotionally Unhealthy
Here - My views on two chars I think might be INFP/INFJ in Pride & Prejudice with links my thoughts in greater detail)
Here - How INFPs and INFJs Evolve into becoming Emotionally Healthy by being Emotionally Mature and how they can become Emotionally Unhealthy by being Emotionally Immature by accessing the First Four Cognitive Processes in GOOD ways and BAD ways + analogy b/w Trees and Forests and which Type is likely to get blinded by one or the other...
My responses with regards to INFPs, INFJs and a few other types or misconceptions I tried highlighting out:
Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here, Here