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    Default Deciding between an INFJ or an INFP..

    What are the differences between these two?

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    Such a broad topic. It'd likely benefit you to read around the internet about both and come to a decision based on your personal tastes and requirements.

    From my personal experience I'd say:

    INFPs are reluctant to open up as quickly as an INFJ. To me, INFPs feel more defensive but it's within reason.
    I believe both to suffer from what I call 'ups & downs' an INFP might wake up one day and not be 'feelin it' and will want their space more so often than an INFJ.
    INFJs are slightly more structured and in the know due to Introverted Intuition being their dominant function. Both types spend a lot of time in their own head but in two different ways.
    INFJs are more family orientated than INFPs many INFJs I've known have been adamant about the prospect of children but INFPs not so much.
    INFPs seem to become frustrated when people have wild expectations of them where as INFJs become frustrated when their expectations have been let down.
    INFPs can appear overly fragile and apologetic but don't underestimate their ability to KILL.
    An INFJ is more likely to tell you to quit apologizing and that they love you for who you are but may have doubts in their head behind that seemingly beautiful smile.

    I'm assuming you're talking about dating either type? It'll come down to you and what you have to offer and what you'd like to receive.

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    The most determinant factor:
    INFPs use ''cute'' avatars, preferably cats.
    INFJs use ''deep'' avatars, preferably paintings no one but themselves know the meaning. Assuming there is a meaning. No animals.
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    Since the OP doesn't contain a wall-o-text: INFP

    Another thing: Is Jeff Buckley the most amazing man on earth, or is he an over-emotional wanker? CRITICAL

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    There have been a number of INFP vs INFJ threads, including:

    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...p-vs-infj.html
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...p-vs-infj.html
    http://www.typologycentral.com/forum...-s-infj-s.html

    There's also Vicky Jo's http://www.infjorinfp.com/ which some people find helpful (if they can get past Vicky Jo's wackiness and INFJ bias). Fe vs Fi descriptions are also helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    Since the OP doesn't contain a wall-o-text: INFP

    Another thing: Is Jeff Buckley the most amazing man on earth, or is he an over-emotional wanker? CRITICAL
    I'm a wall-o-text poster.


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    Not sure how much you know about Jungian theory & MBTI, but they use different cognitive processes (which is what the J/P is implying, more so than being organized/disorganized). In short: they prefer different ways of thinking, which amounts to different demeanors & behaviors. An INFJ extroverts feeing & introverts intuition & an INFP does the opposite, they introvert feeling & extrovert intuition. However, since both judge with Feeling and perceive with iNtuition and are introverts, there are similarities between the two. Since their preferences are "flipped" so to speak, there are many differences as well.

    I wrote this.....it focuses on thinking over behavior:

    INFP or INFJ?
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    This one is difficult imo. I really don't buy into the general "vibe" of traditional civility and structured orientation tacked on to INFJs. No one's exactly said that here, but it's something that gets tossed about a lot. I think from the idea that they're "J". What I think is that there's a lot more chaos going on with INFJ (not "bad" chaos.. just Perciever traits).

    In a way, I think MBTI is botched.. Jung's Ni doms seem to be the actual IP types. But this is beside the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KDude View Post
    In a way, I think MBTI is botched.. Jung's Ni doms seem to be the actual IP types. But this is beside the point.
    Well if you mean that the internal world of a dominant-introverted-perceiver is more unstructured with outer world structured, then yes, an Ni or Si dom would 'seem more IP' in the context that I think you're talking about - because they are in fact Perceiving dom's. Otoh an IxxP type is a Judging-dom; introverted judging, yes, but inner world is therefore more structured and I'd say 'solid', with external more loose and flowing.
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    what is wall-o-text?

    I am a guy, i ain't gonna put up puppies and shit up on there.

    Now if we're talking deep, i might do that.

    I'm really paranoid.....but INFP's can be real paranoid too i guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Illmatic View Post
    what is wall-o-text?
    A wall of text is something that is frowned upon in most, actually virtually all Internet societies. You should not make walls of text because it can get you banned anywhere unless it is a place that encourages walls of text. I highly doubt any place does support something so irritating and annoying, but anything can exist, but not really because unless you are in heaven then that can happen. But no one actually knows that was just a hypothesis, a lame one that is. Actually not really lame. You can create a wall of text supporting site, but you would be hated if you do that, so do not. But you can if you like, but I discourage that. Now on to the actual information of walls of texts. The wall of text was invented when the Internet was invented, but actually it was slow at that time. So whenever it became fast. But there would need to be some free or not free community for people, and that community would be able to have walls of text. But that community probably wouldn't have actually invented the wall of text. So basically, no one except God and Al Gore knows when or where or how the wall of text existed/was invented. Noobs probably invented, but probably not. Who knows. Walls of texts are usually filled with a lot of useless information and junk. Information and junk can be the same, but only if the information is junk or the junk is information. But who cares. The information/junk inside a wall of text are usually related to wherever the wall of text is located, but the best walls of text, which are actually the most irritating, most eye-bleeding ones, are completely random. Walls of text usually make the reader asplode or have their eyes bleed and fall out of their sockets. A number of people can stand it, but not read them. Actually some people can stand and read them. Those people do not have short attention spans. These are boring and patient people who have no life or have all the time in their hands, which are the same, but not really. The punishment of what making walls of text varies of the strictness of the community. But it doesn't really matter. Nobody cares. Walls of texts should be free of links, different font colors, strange characters, which are those other symbols used in society, and capital letters because it ruins the whole purpose of the infamy of walls of texts. It makes them look fucking dumb and weird. Walls of texts are obviously free of huge spaces and outstanding things like capital letters. Of course, paragraphs should never be in a wall of text. Walls of text are known to create nausea, confusion, head explosion, and others. The others being something I can not think of either because I am lazy or if I do not feel like it or I can not actually think of anything. Like what the fuck? That was a rhetorical question right there. What the fuck? You are actually not requesting a satisfactory answer, you just say that because you try to be funny or you feel like it or if you are pissed off. You must get a proper bitch-slapping to stop making walls of text, but if you are weird then that doesn't apply to you. Walls of text are defeated by deleting them or splitting them into paragraphs.

    ...Or some other things that would work but will take hours to think of. People are considered a nuisance if they create walls of text. This might be the end. If you hope this is the end, I am not sure. But if I was not sure then I wouldn't be talking. I should know. Or should I? The best way to make a better and good wall of text is to copy and paste what you previously typed or write. Hey, that reminds me. Walls of text aren't always on the internet! They could be anywhere that is able to produce symbols. D'oh. A wall of text is something that is frowned upon in most, actually virtually all Internet societies, including forums, chat boards, and Uncyclopedia. You should not make walls of text because it can get you banned anywhere unless it is a place that encourages walls of text. I highly doubt any place does support something so irritating and annoying, but anything can exist, but not really because unless you are in heaven then that can happen. But no one actually knows that was just a hypothesis, a lame one that is. Actually not really lame. You can created a wall of text supporting site, but you would be hated if you do that, so do not. But you can if you like, but I discourage that. Now on to the actual information of walls of texts. The wall of text was invented when the Internet was invented, but actually it was slow at that time. So whenever it became fast. But there would need to be some free or not free community for people, and that community would be able to have walls of text. But that community probably wouldn't have actually invented the wall of text. So basically, no one except God and Al Gore knows when or where or how the wall of text existed/was invented. Noobs probably invented, but probably not. Who knows. Walls of texts are usually filled with a lot of useless information and junk. Information and junk can be the same, but only if the information is junk or the junk is information. But who cares. The information/junk inside a wall of text are usually related to wherever the wall of text is located, but the best walls of text, which are actually the most irritating, most eye-bleeding ones, are completely random. Walls of text usually make the reader asplode or have their eyes bleed and fall out of their sockets. A number of people can stand it, but not read them. Actually some people can stand and read them. Those people do not have short attention spans. These are boring and patient people who have no life or have all the time in their hands, which are the same, but not really. The punishment of what making walls of text varies of the strictness of the community. But it doesn't really matter. Nobody cares. Walls of texts should be free of links, different font colors, strange characters, which are those other symbols used in society, and capital letters because it ruins the whole purpose of the infamy of walls of texts. It makes them look fucking dumb and weird and dumb. Walls of texts are obviously free of huge spaces and outstanding things like capital letters. Of course, paragraphs should never be in a wall of text. Walls of text are known to create nausea, confusion, head explosion, and others. The others being something I can not think of either because I am lazy or if I do not feel like it or I can not actually think of anything. Like what the fuck? That was a rhetorical question right there. What the fuck? You are actually not requesting a satisfactory answer, you just say that because you try to be funny or you feel like it or if you are pissed off. Now I just copied and pasted part of this huge wall of text, which is actually not. Wait what? Nice right? Ba boom a rhetorical question right there. Is this the end for the sanity of your eyes? What the fuck did you actually read up to here? Or did you skip to near the end and read this? Either way, you fail in life. Just kidding. Or was I? Oh well. Congratulations, or not, actually not. Get a life right now. I found a cheap life on eBay, but cheap lives are rare. Well, good luck in finding one. Not! Okay go kill yourself, but I wasn't meaning that. So go sit in the corner in your house. I do not care which, just stay there and rot. If you are not in a place with a corner, then lucky you. Find one if you can. There is no other option because I said so. Now if you pity yourself for reading this like most do, then do something productive and useful to the environment. My goodness. OK this is me here. I am starting a new section of this article. I didn't read anything in this article above here, but nevermind, because I have something important to say, and you really have to read this. So just skip everything above and just come to this part and start reading and agreeing. The wall of text was invented by engineers using typewriters. Everything was in typewriter font (because it was made on typewriters - remember when I explained that in the previous sentence?) and the point was to use all of the paper, because paper was very expensive back then, it had just been invented I think. So anyway, the point was, no margins at the top or bottom or sides. If you left a quarter inch on the sides of the paper, that was very bad. And the guiding principle was "This was hard to write, so it should be hard to read". Because they were software engineers, not writing engineers. Is there even such a thing a writing engineers? Probably. But anyway, please go back to the top of this article and read it over again. You'll get the point after you read it for approx. 10 to 15 times. OK have you done that now? Good. Now let's be honest - you're not reading down this far. Are you? Nobody would read down this far, unless they were a crazy person. Are you a crazy person? You might be. Now I'm afraid - it's just me alone with a crazy person. No one else has read down this far, just you, so it's just the two of us alone together here. Are you going to do something crazy? Maybe you will. Please don't hurt me. If you promise not to hurt me, I'll give a coupon good for a free Grand Slam Breakfast at Denny's. OK? Now just do this one thing for me, read the article over again, just one more time, and if you really truly don't agree with everything in it, then fine, I'll retire from my job with the railroad and we'll call the whole thing off and just go dancing, just the two of use, me (the writer) and you (a completely random crazy person who has actually read down this far), and boy won't we turn heads when we show up at Rockefeller Center with the entire Donner Party in tow! We'll dance all night to strains of the Lemon Pipers while the Italian 12th Armored Division prevents the Allies from thrusting into our rear! Ah, what memories we'll make, I'll never forget you, my completely insane random person. By the way this is magnificent example of wall of text. You have to be proud you read it all. Now please read article again, and this time pay attention.

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