For those who are fairly confident of being INFJ or INFP (but not 'torn' between them), I'd be interested to know which of these statements you relate to. I don't mind if you do simple yes/no/maybe or go into details. Either way it would be very appreciated.
I have since clarified some statements, due to issues of interpretation. The clarifications are within the asterisks.
- I often don’t regard things as right/wrong – it’s often just a matter of perspective
*There's a lot of things I regard as wrong, though context can be important. Basically, people disagree about things an awful lot, and what I was trying to capture was the way in which I often regard multiple viewpoints/opinions as 'right' on some level. The level of moral implication or magnitude implied by 'right/wrong' covers a very wide range as well.*
- If I’m not sure what to do about something, I tend to wait for the ‘right’ solution to emerge naturally, rather than force a decision
*Describes a situation where either more information or more clarity, insight or perspective has been obtained, resulting in an easier decision*
- I seem to spend an awful lot of time trying to ‘figure things out’
*'Things' in this context could be anything that is part of the universe, including people*
- I'm often pre-occupied with resolving/exploring negative emotions
*'Negative' in this context can be taken to mean emotions like melancholy, despair, anger, fear, shame, guilt etc., regardless of whether these are perceived to have 'value' or not.*
- I feel I need other people's acceptance too much – it can interfere with my independence of mind/self-expression
- I'll isolate myself/risk loneliness to obtain relative independence of mind/self-expression, if necessary.
- I can't imagine feeling anyone was an extension of myself – this is a totally alien concept to me
*I think individual interpretation rules here - do you perceive a 'soulmate' as 'self-extending' (for you personally)? It doesn't have to be a 'romantic' attachment/partner either, it could for example be children.*
- I find typologies like Jung/MBTI/Enneagram overly interpretative – I wish there was a way of objectively establishing type
*I ironically hate putting people/myself in boxes/stereo-typing, and think it is more complicated than people make out. However, I would jump at the chance to be able to have my usage of Jungian-functions monitored, if this were possible/painless.*
- I’ve had a lot of trouble typing, because I see highly contrasting sides to myself, some of which seem incompatible with INFx
- I often worry about being a ‘rotten’ person deep down, and can feel guilty merely imagining myself as capable of doing something 'bad' or selfish
- I can be highly amused by my own imagined scenarios. Sometimes what is amusing me is just a concept/abstraction.
*By concept/abstraction it could just mean something you were vague about, like you couldn't say exactly what it is. It could be either an 'everyday' scenario or something more surreal/removed. I appreciate that some people will relate to the first sentence but not the second as well.*
- Immediate reality tends to bore me. I escape into fantasy regularly.
*I didn't mean to imply I get bored much in the sense of thinking there's nothing to do. I find there's usually something worth doing and always something to think about or imagine - the trick is in the mind. I do sometimes think immediate reality is amazing actually, but it all depends on current perspective and what aspects I am tuning into.*
- Sometimes I think reality is just there to suggest the possibilities, like the raw material to (psychologically) construct something better or more interesting/inspiring.
*'Sometimes' is key here. It's just another perspective I sometimes adopt, because I don't think reality/the universe has a pre-defined purpose actually.*
- I hate disorganisation, chaos and being unprepared. I have aids to attempt to ‘tame’ this, e.g. spreadsheets, lists, being tidy etc.
- I'm more likely to do what the moment suggests as the best thing to do (if it 'suggests' anything) than stick with a pre-prepared plan, if left to my own devices (for better or worse).