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    I like INFPs on the whole, I can't imagine anyone actively disliking INFPs.

    I can see how some INFPs can be overlooked sometimes. (Not by me! I'm rather partial to all INs though).

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    Automated assumptions of dominant Fi would make it difficult for others to believe they take an opposite stance to a debate without subjective beliefs. Maybe that works against their favour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Really? The way I see it, the INFPs here get brushed aside too often into the "meh" category by the forumers, while everyone loves and drools over the mysterious female INFJs.

    Just look at all the threads asking about INFJs, compared to the ones asking about INFPs.
    Yeah I think its closer to this. There are lots of threads about INFPs but I don't think that corresponds to any particular interest in us nor do the heated debates reflect on any hate.

    However, I do think people think more well of us here than IRL because people actually bother to vaguely pay attention to what we say. My experience IRL at least, is that 95% of people tend to regard me as either inoffensively nice yet dull, or with a cool indifference, often coloured with a tinge of annoyance at my mere presence having somehow interfered with their fun. As violaine said, active dislike of us is pretty rare. I find I don't really inspire any significant feelings in others - good or bad
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    Quote Originally Posted by ajblaise View Post
    Really? The way I see it, the INFPs here get brushed aside too often into the "meh" category by the forumers, while everyone loves and drools over the mysterious female INFJs.

    Just look at all the threads asking about INFJs, compared to the ones asking about INFPs.
    My impression as well.

    I thought it had to do with the quantity of INFPs on forums like this - we're not really enough of a novelty 'round these parts to inspire strong opinions. Although the same is true of INFJs, but they still have some mysterious appeal.

    Most of the extreme opinions of INFPs seem to be tongue-in-cheek references to the stereotypes, not actual INFPs. There are enough of us to make some noise if anyone takes those too far, also.

    I will say that in person, I also seem to get mostly neutral opinions. At first, from a distance people may see me as aloof or even snobbish, but once people talk to me a bit, they tend to neither love nor hate me. I'm mostly just seen as quietly inoffensive. Oh...now I see Southern Kross pretty much said the same thing (why am I not surprised? ).

    I admit, there were some moments when I was young when I felt invisible in life & it bugged me a little. I called myself a "last resort" friend: the one you call up when everyone else is busy, the last one to be thought of in social situations (or the one most likely to be forgotten), someone you take for granted as "always there" because I'm loyal & don't go through drama-fight cycles like some do, but I'm also not a favorite friend.
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    I haven't noticed either way. Maybe because I haven't been around the forum as long as some.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uytuun View Post
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    I like'em, though the male ones often end up thoroughly confusing me.
    Yeah, they confuse me too.

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    Hi OrangeAppled, how u doin?

    I wasn't aware there were such strong polarized feelings on the boards towards INFP's, or that INFJ's get more of the mysterious label, I irrationally idealize the former just as much as the latter.

    Quote Originally Posted by Biaxident View Post
    Bad: Because some people love to have someone to be an asshole to, especially if their target isn't apt to respond vehemently. It makes them feel better about their complete lack of empathy, or a soul.
    Funny how that works, cowards love to target people who they believe won't bite back or they hand out aggression in scenarios they think there won't be consequences and the non-cowards don't bother with aggression in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    I admit, there were some moments when I was young when I felt invisible in life & it bugged me a little. I called myself a "last resort" friend: the one you call up when everyone else is busy, the last one to be thought of in social situations (or the one most likely to be forgotten), someone you take for granted as "always there" because I'm loyal & don't go through drama-fight cycles like some do, but I'm also not a favorite friend.
    I've noticed this and can relate to it to a certain degree (as in I'm a little like that as well). Especially when you ask them (INFPs) a question about themselves you'll notice they're not used to being "seen" or considered...

    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Yeah, they confuse me too.
    You confuse yourself?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uytuun View Post
    You confuse yourself?
    Sometimes. I have no idea what you were referring to exactly though. I might say that I don't always understand some of them (or ISFPs) myself. Probably for different reasons than what you meant. I'm not all that phobic or shy or exactly have it in mind to serve others, for example. Sometimes I might stand back and read things like that and find it admirable - but at the same time very unrealistic for myself. It's a pretty big accomplishment to be that good - one that when I pull it off, I feel like I'm at my very best and almost kind of have pat myself on the back for. I'm hardly like that all of the time.. so if I was confused about some INFPs, it's that. I'm more like the guy who gives in at the last second. I had other things I wanted to do that day..

    This is all beside the point though.. Yes, I confuse myself sometimes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    Sometimes. I have no idea what you were referring to exactly though. I might say that I don't always understand some of them (or ISFPs) myself. Probably for different reasons than what you meant. I'm not all that phobic or shy or exactly have it in mind to serve others, for example. Sometimes I might stand back and read things like that and find it admirable - but at the same time very unrealistic for myself. It's a pretty big accomplishment to be that good - one that when I pull it off, I feel like I'm at my very best and almost kind of have pat myself on the back for. I'm hardly like that all of the time.. so if I was confused about some INFPs, it's that. I'm more like the guy who gives in at the last second. I had other things I wanted to do that day..

    This is all beside the point though.. Yes, I confuse myself sometimes.
    I meant ruhmantically.

    Good on you for confusing yourself. Yeah, I don't think INFPs are as angelic as they might come across as. And I don't think they generally consider themselves that angelic either. But the empathy does seep through in pretty much everything they do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uytuun View Post
    I've noticed this and can relate to it to a certain degree (as in I'm a little like that as well). Especially when you ask them (INFPs) a question about themselves you'll notice they're not used to being "seen" or considered...
    Yes, but then I realized that part of it was my own fault. I didn't (and still don't) take enough initiative with others, and I indulge my lone wolf side too much. When you give off the impression that you want to be left alone, then people leave you alone.

    It doesn't bug me much now; I consider it a blessing to inspire no more than neutral opinions from most people. Far less trouble that way .
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