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    Default INFP vs INFJ

    What's the difference between INFJ and INFP?

    I have my own ideas but I'd like to hear what everyone here thinks.

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    Fe vs Fi.

    Once you know what they are about, the difference is as clear as day -- I still can't believe I thought I could be INFP
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    Quote Originally Posted by 21% View Post
    Fe vs Fi.

    Once you know what they are about, the difference is as clear as day -- I still can't believe I thought I could be INFP
    out of curiousity: what is it? how would you explain it to someone out of the typology bubble - none of our local jargon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mane View Post
    out of curiousity: what is it? how would you explain it to someone out of the typology bubble - none of our local jargon?
    Are we talking about INFJ vs INFP or Fe vs Fi?

    Anyway, in my experience, since Fe is concerned with "the greater good" -- whatever that might be, there's always at least a little bit of pushiness as they try to nudge you along the 'correct' path. This may seem a bit forceful, but "the greater good" is almost always open to negotiation.

    With Fi, there is a sense of aloofness -- not in a bad way -- and they are more "what you do is your business", as well as "what I do is my business".

    Sorry for such a vague answer. Feel free to ask for clarifications.
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    Fi - Determines and measures the values of the self - what one feels is right, what one finds fulfilling, what makes one happy etc. It provides extensive feedback data which includes value level, variance between multiple values (to determine which is most valued) and any variance in how much an object is valued by the self compared to previous points in time. Note: I find it functions best WITHOUT adding emotions into the mix as emotions can compromise the measurements and value determination.

    Fe: A system of values derived from outside/emulation of the values in pre-existing systems. Note: that Fi users can have mainstream values but these come into being via Se or Ne (and usually possess a variance from the mainstream somewhere within.)

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    INFJ: Ni + Fe. Emphasis on abstract thinking, conceptualizing the future, and growth over time. Careful management of their relationships with others, emphasizing interpersonal harmony.

    INFP: Fi + Ne. Emphasis on internal values, emotional tone, and depth of feeling. Enjoy exploring the outside world, listening to others' stories, and self-discovery.

    I agree that 21% hit on something important with INFJs are more pushy but open to collective reasoning while INFPs are more live and let live but more stubborn when it comes to personal values.

    INFJs are more polished externally while INFPs are more mutable.

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    INFJ’s will exert their ideals with the consciousness of management.

    INFP’s will express their views with the consciousness of values.

    INFJ’s, with their Ni and Fe, have a comfortable command on personal time.

    INFP’s, with their Fi and Ne, have a comfortable command on personal scope.

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    Ni + Fe: lateral, associative thinking
    Fi + Ne: vertical, analytical thinking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standuble View Post
    Fi - Determines and measures the values of the self - what one feels is right, what one finds fulfilling, what makes one happy etc. It provides extensive feedback data which includes value level, variance between multiple values (to determine which is most valued) and any variance in how much an object is valued by the self compared to previous points in time. Note: I find it functions best WITHOUT adding emotions into the mix as emotions can compromise the measurements and value determination.
    Exactly. I'm a very unemotional INFP - a large part of the reason I thought I was INTP until very recently. I have a very analytical, reasonable way of seeking out the things worth living for.

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    here's a more interesting question:

    what would you say that INFPs & INFJs share in terms of personality & character traits?

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