Thread: You know you're an INFJ when...
08-31-2013, 07:15 PM #2301A student said to his master: "You teach me fighting, but you talk about peace. How do you reconcile the two?" The master replied: "It is better to be a warrior in a garden than to be a gardener in a war." - unknown/Chinese
08-31-2013, 10:31 PM #2302
you argue with this concept and say that light and dark are just two sides of one whole and harmony comes from integrating all sides of yourself.
This is one difference between INFJ and INFP btw. INFP's alternate between thinking they are good people (but not good enough) and feeling like a terrible person, and INFJ's constantly feel like they are both at the same time (and then just throw out the whole concept).
08-31-2013, 10:36 PM #2303
08-31-2013, 11:48 PM #2304
I seem to have a mix of t and f traits…
Unlike my other preferences, which are pretty pure…
In the end, being a sensitive ENTP seems to fit best…
So…you say you are good and bad at the same time? And you're fine with it? I wish I had more inner peace…no matter how much studying I do…I never feel like I am noble, chivalrous, or honorable enough…I feel guilt that I don't do things like an ideal person. I also feel incompetent and lazy, no matter what I achieve or do. It just seems so trivial…Enneagram: 6w7 (phobic) > 2w1 > 9w1
Alignment: Chaotic Neutral
Holland Code: AIS
Date of Birth: March 15, 1996
Political Stance: Libertarian Liberal (Arizona School/Strong BHL)
ATHEIST UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST HUMANIST
I say this as a reminder to myself, but this goes for everyone:
You can achieve anything you set your mind to, and you are limited only by how dedicated you are to succeed!
09-01-2013, 12:41 PM #2305
I was speaking more about other INFJ's I've encountered, particularly a couple. It's my generalization, but it does seem to me like it fits with Fe and inferior Se. It's also a bit of an exaggeration. I'm more the second description. I imagine a lot of scenarios in which I could respond with so-called "darkness", aggression or ruthlessness, but it hardly ever translates into real life. There have been cases in which I judged myself to be to harsh and unfeeling. So I know I have these capabilities, but I also know I am essentially caring and ethical. I try to just look at it as being balanced. A lot of them, as fia pointed out, seem to be torn between asceticism and hedonism (an inferior Se thing). I just scold myself for being immoderate and not exercising good judgment.
I'm sure ENFP's and ENTP's and indeed any other type can feel a tension between good and bad, light and dark- it's just a human thing. But I think INFJ's tend to be particularly aware of their potential to be counter to what is associated with light; it's one reason why the type is associated with mystics and shamans.
09-03-2013, 05:17 PM #2306A_prioriGuest
You realize that you are no more gifted then any other type.
02-16-2014, 11:37 PM #2307
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02-16-2014, 11:41 PM #2308
02-17-2014, 12:07 AM #2309
...when people try to make you feel bad when you no longer accommodate their needs...and you allow them to affect you...
05-20-2014, 02:00 AM #2310
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