I'm starting to have trouble with MBTI. Its an interesting tool but the things it measures...are those really personality? I guess I will never know for sure... because personality is such an ambiguous thing. Still, I would like to know specifically from INFPs: who are you? Can you define your character separate from the MBTI INFP? If so please share. I would also like to hear any personal quirks that you don't find to be in the INFP descriptions.
What are you waiting for?
Should I start this off? Fine
Who am I? Well, I'm not entirely sure. I don't think I ever will be, but I don't think that is wholly important anymore. I think of the phrase "A person is the sum of his actions" these days. But this has been a rather recent thing and I have not actually done much in my life yet...
Anyway, I think that no matter what goes on inside my head or how different i am from everyone else, it still does not change the fact that I am in America. I have so many oppurtunities that I know alot of people will never have. What I do with those resources as an American is very significant, I think, to defining who I am. I want to be (watch out for this subjective term!) successful.. I know that means different things to different people but its the truth.
Some things about me that I don't identify as INFP.
I don't avoid conflict. I am actually pretty assertive at times. It didn't come naturally but I learned to be that way and its honestly one of the best decisions I've ever made.
One description I saw was that INFP sees life through rose colored glasses...um...what?? For one thing: No. For another, thats sort of contradictory to what other profiles say... too many contradictions between descriptions only help to confuse me more. One says INFP is optimistic and see life as a good place...another says INFP may be disillusioned because the world isn't up to their standards? Neither of these fit. I consider myself a normal guy with realistic expectations. I know how rotten people and life can be and I know how to prevent myself from getting hurt from such things.
So enough about me, what about you?