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    Junior Member Array sarahmariev's Avatar
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    Default INFP/6: Ahoy There!

    Greetings fellow seekers of personality! I'm Sarah and I've been obsessed with personality for about 2 years. After lots of research (including lurking around these and other forums) I'm fairly sure that I'm INFP, 6w7 4w5 1w9 so/sp but am open to learning differently...after all I've changed viewpoints so many times before.

    My personality journey: I first tested as an INFP in a test I took for school, then read the descriptions and was convinced I was INFJ. I'm a very controlled person, not the irresponsible, dreamy hippy that I read about in a lot of literature. Besides, being "mystical" sounded nice. But then I discovered Jung and the functions and learned the theory properly. Although I do have strong Fe (I blame my mother and probably other aspects of my personality), I am no INFJ. Discovering I was an INFP helped me understand myself so much better: that feeling in my bones about things and my very personal sense of morality (something I attribute to Fi), my exuberant and relentless curiosity and messy room (stereotypical, yet fairly typical Ne) and the problems I run into when attempting to organize and control the world around me (silly, inferior Te).

    As for Enneagram, it took me quite a bit longer to get a hang of that. My teenage self back in the day seemed to fit Type 4 well enough, but it never really resonated as ME. Then one day I read a detailed description of Type 6 (one that delved below the usual stereotypical bull) and recognized myself perfectly. It explained so many parts of my personality that Myers-Briggs didn't -- especially how I use my mind as a sort of buffer between myself and the scary, uncomfortable parts of the world. Ever since I was an adolescent I felt like I was somehow wiser than my peers, that I could outsmart bad things if I worried and planned enough for them. Who needs experience and all the messy mistakes that come with? Even though I'm fairly intellectual, I definitely have a 7 of imagination and hedonism to escape the world. I just ironed out that I'm probably so/sp, although I loath every single description of the stacking I've ever read (who decided that being so automatically makes you a stuffy, boring politician? Ugh.). My tritype seems to fit well, although I'm not 100% sure on the order or wings.

    Some other random things to know: I'm 22 1/2 years and a writer/linguist; I particularly love poetry and non-fiction. Wordsmith is probably a better descriptor for me since I love language so much Eventually I want to do PR or something writing-related for a small, creative non-profit like 826. Personal heroes include Stephen Fry, Samwise Gamgee, Mark Twain, Luna Lovegood, Pablo Neruda and Madeleine L'Engle.

    Thanks for reading and I look forward to many delightful discoveries and lively discussions.

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    Vaguely Precise Array Seymour's Avatar
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    Welcome. Always nice to see an INFP 6... will be interesting to hear how the projective parts of a 6 fits with being an INFP for you.

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    Hi Nice intro. I used to think I was an INFP.

    Hope you like it here.

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    Hey there
    "May you live all the days of your life"

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    It's always something... Array PuddleRiver's Avatar
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    Hi Welcome, glad to meet you.
    "In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay one invincible summer."
    A Christian's life may be the only Bible some people ever read.
    "The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them" Maya Angelou.
    I like your Christ. I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ" Gandhi

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