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    Quote Originally Posted by Standuble View Post
    NFs most certainly use systems also but I get what you are saying.
    I was thinking while I was posting that system wasn't the best word, but the basic point was I guess about establishing with reasoning being a more designing way.

    Maybe we could also say that NTs have values just like NFs do, but it's just that it may be emphasized more or in different ways for NFs, but ya, good point.

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    I love INFPs. I was raised by one, and I seem to attract them as friends. I definitely wouldn't call them perfect though. They can be flakey and noncommittal. But, they're also very empathetic and wonderful listeners. Both of which I desperately in need in friends.
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    Are INFP's the perfect type?

    Wow, far from it, I think. But then again, what MBTI type is, really?

    I mean, don't get me wrong, from what I've witnessed in the typology community or just real life in general, INFP's are often complimented on showcasing their inner warmth and understanding in very subtle ways and are a great friend to confide in once you gain their trust, (and as an INFP myself, I appreciate these particular sentiments greatly.) But still, you gotta face reality and realise that their total lack of Se/Ni means they'll oftentimes come across of a bit too idealistic and become more interested in the general idea of self improvement rather than talking the necessary, decisive steps to do so, resulting in a front, which allows others to believe they're well in touch with their hopes and ambitions when deep down, they know within themselves that they could be doing so much more to reach that point of self contentment, which makes them far from perfect in an objective sense.

    Could it be that inner conflict between Fi + Ne/Si + Te that values spontaneity and authenticity paired with the need to be valuable to society and live a straight laced, "by the book" lifestyle? Alienation through eccentricity is a hard thing to face when you're genuinely concerned with what others think of you as a person and take criticism to heart, resulting in that awful grey area known as hesitation, which can lead to a lot of dark thoughts and wasted days, or at least in my experience anyway.

    Or maybe we just talk too much. Over analysis of any situation isn't likely to fix things if something needs doing, be it a long or short term solution to a problem.

    All I know is, INFPs respond tremendously to positive reinforcement when criticism is constructive, (providing silly things like narcissism and complacency don't get in the way,) and if they can just harness and reciprocate that positive energy to those were kind enough to provide it in the first place, they can become a force to be reckoned with in their journey to make life a pretty awesome place to live through.

    Just my two cents anyway. I love the thought of being labelled as an "idiosyncratic dreamer of the new world" though. Makes me feel we all just gather around in a darkened room as monoliths talkin' bout the differences between altruism and nihilism n' shit. But I'd say we've still got a long way to go before we can be labelled as anything close to "perfect." Actions speak louder than words as the saying goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaptorWizard View Post
    My argument for INFP potentially being the perfect type:

    1. Boundless Imaginations
    2. Free Spirits
    3. High Ethics
    4. Idealistic Visionaries
    5. Authentic Personalities
    6. Seeking Wisdom
    7. Individual Philosophies
    8. Understanding Stories
    9. True Love
    10. Magical Experience

    So folks, what do you think: Is INFP the "perfect" type?
    All hail the idiosyncratic dreamers of new worlds!
    None of the above is valued by like 99% of humanity.

    You forgot refined aesthetes & talented creatives also. It's not as played up in our profiles as ISFPs, but it's strongly indicated by our common job preferences, typical interests, and famous people prototypes. We're underrated there (well, everywhere), as far as stereotypes go.

    As long as we keep words like "nice" out of this, it's really all good though.

    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    Nah, INFJ's are the perfect type. We do spend like 90% of our time striving for perfection.
    Quote Originally Posted by greenfairy View Post
    Well I was joking of course. I don't believe some types are better or worse than others.

    But if I was to believe such a thing, this is how it would work: INFJ's start out with a basic level of virtue and good qualities which is at or above that of the others, and then spend the most time developing it, therefore reaching the highest level. And of course their strengths are better than all the others.

    Edit: But I was taking the OP to mean (out of political correctness) asking about being perfectionistic, in which case it would go INFJ, INFP, INTJ.
    You may have been joking, but deep down, INFJs seem to believe this, and those MBTI profiles do a hell of a job selling your BS to everyone else. If this thread was about INFJs, it would be backed with praise from others & false humility from INFJs. Only an INFP will really try to convince you they (the INFP) actually a defective ass. Well, maybe some ISFPs too.

    Last edited by OrangeAppled; 11-13-2013 at 12:59 AM. Reason: for clarity
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    You may have been joking, but deep down, INFJs seem to believe this, and those MBTI profiles do a hell of a job selling your BS to everyone else. If this thread was about INFJs, it would be backed with praise from others & false humility from INFJs. Only an INFP will really try to convince you they're actually a defective ass. Well, maybe some ISFPs too.
    Do you mean the INFPs and some ISFPs would try to convince the INFJs that they're actually defective asses? Or am I misreading?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanaynay View Post
    Do you mean the INFPs and some ISFPs would try to convince the INFJs that they're actually defective asses? Or am I misreading?
    Misread. IFPs would make that case for themselves in a thread about their own type being perfect, as evidenced already.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    Misread. IFPs would make that case for themselves in a thread about their own type being perfect, as evidenced already.
    Ahh, I see. I was gonna say maybe a lil' ENFP could join in and unleash some repressed fury against these "morally superior" INFJs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chanaynay View Post
    Ahh, I see. I was gonna say maybe a lil' ENFP could join in and unleash some repressed fury against these "morally superior" INFJs.
    ENFPs are the only ones to be getting our backs . But normally you guys worship at the altar of the Ni-doms, so this is unusual .
    Seriously though, this thread made by a supposed INTP is suspect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeAppled View Post
    ENFPs are the only ones to be getting our backs . But normally you guys worship at the altar of the Ni-doms, so this is unusual .
    But one can only take so much of the classic INFJ "I feel like I'm a more evolved human being because *insert reason applicable to almost every human being here*" or the classic INTJ "everyone other than me is an idiot so I'm always right" shenanigans.
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    Only to an INFP. Too bad they're so self-discerning and often type 4 that they'd never admit it

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