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    My guess would be INFJ. I read somwhere INFJ's can sometimes be like an INTP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Numbers View Post
    There is absolutely nothing you have written that doesn't apply to me, it's uncanny really.

    Whatever type you are i'm pretty sure we are the same type. I think i'm INFJ with well developed thinking, but i'm not 100% sure.

    Some people are just really hard to type.
    Isn't being hard to type another characteristic of INFJ's?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kav2330 View Post
    Are Ts really, truly supposed to be void of any emotions or values?
    No. Ts have emotions. They're just usually not in touch with them, or able to express or describe them.

    Ts have values also but what they value tends to be a "standard" apart from people's feelings.

    For myself, I prefer to make decisions based on laws and rules and treat everyone equally, regardless of their circumstances. (Or at least that's how I used to be. As I have gotten older, I see the value of mercy more.) I always thought I would have made an excellent judge who treats everyone equally, as with a blindfold on.

    Being a T, I have found it quite aggravating in my life for people to complain about how I didn't consider their feelings when making a decision. I consider their feelings to be less than a priority in my decision making process.

    Generally speaking, for me at least, dealing with other people's feelings - trying to understand them, not offend them, etc., is downright exhausting for me because I don't feel their feelings, I am thinking about their feelings.

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    Your search for your type reminds me of my search. Here is some advice I would like to offer you:

    1) F does not indicate frequent neurotic emotion. Here's a little secret: I would never describe myself as "emotional," which is what some descriptions emphasize. Most people I know peg me as a T, but I'm not. Logic is important to me, and if something seems more logical than my emotional reaction, I'm of course going to choose logic. However, what makes me a F is that I choose people as the end and not the means. I agree with you on immorality. I would never do something immoral in order to attain something that logic would deem as better. There are NO "necessary sacrifices" when it comes to people. Looking at temperament would be helpful to you: Are you an NF or an NT? NFs are affiliative/cooperative (not independent/pragmatic) and interested in motive (the reasons why people do what they do).

    2) J's can be just as disorganized or messy as P's. The only distinction between the two is that J's prefer closure and P's prefer openness. If you're a J, then you like to have a game plan when it is possible. You don't wake up every day without having some vague idea of how your day is going to turn out. J's also tend to dislike last minute changes in plans. I'm personally a strong J. At about age 7 I stopped wanting toys and started asking my mom to buy me planners and notebooks (because elementary students have such busy lifestyles!). I was fascinated by them.

    3) At least you are sure that you are an introvert. It is notable is that some people want to peg INFJs as extraverts because we can be so sociable at times (extraverted feeling). However, they tend not to notice that we retreat into solitude after long discussions to "recharge." This also seems to designate us as the counselor for our circle of friends, whether we like it or not.

    4) Elaborating on the feeling aspect: I relate to the F in INFJ through empathy. I consider myself highly emotionally intelligent. I understand my emotions and the emotions of others. Some descriptions even say that INFJs explore and understand the darker, more sinister aspects of the mind and human nature.

    5) I also cannot stand people who fail to turn the cell phones off in the movie theater, and all such things. I would guess that it has to do with being a J in my case and my desire for structure. It's a simple rule that they even spoon feed us with a commercial right before the movie starts, yet some people just don't get it. And don't get me started on people who ANSWER their phone during a movie! My best friend used to live in a very... diverse area. There always seems to be one group of teenagers sitting in the back, having loud conversations and telling less-than-funny jokes. It really makes a vein bulge out of my forehead. It really ruins the atmosphere of going to a movie. Here's a useful couple of paragraphs:

    Kathy Myers sparked this one. We were talking about Stonehenge (where I got married), and she related how she was disappointed when she visited Stonehenge because it was so crowded. But she says she shrugged and simply "tuned-out" all the other people so that, in her mind, she had Stonehenge all to herself and enjoyed it that way...

    Kathy's preferences are for INFP, and what came up for me is that I don't think INFJs can "tune out" other people in that way. I think it's nearly impossible for INFJs to "disconnect" from the humanity around them. They overhear arguments and crying babies and flirting and all manner of interactions within the slightest earshot. Public transportation and restaurants can be raw experiences, depending on what kind of interactions they "tune" into. (Unless they're trying to solve a problem, of course, at which point INFJs can shut out everything like closing a door!)
    6) One final characteristic of the INFJ is how they are very particular about their writing. I started this post at about 8 in the morning, and I'm just now getting to finish it around 4:15. (I of course had classes in between all of this, but I refused to rush this post, or any post.) Some profiles even call the INFJ the "master of the metaphor," in regards to their ability to spew out metaphors and imagery like fortunes in fortune cookies.

    Anyways, when reading your very first post I identified with all of what you said. I think you are an INFJ, but that is of course for you to decide. I started out thinking I was an INTJ for about 3 months, and then when I went to career counseling I tested otherwise when they made me take the MBTI. I argued with the counselor, but in the end I admitted to myself that the INFJ profile fit me best.

    If I think of anything else that might help you out I'll take the time to come back and post it here.

    As far as INFJ or INFP, this website is dedicated to helping you pick between the two:

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    Quote Originally Posted by wedekit View Post
    Your search for your type reminds me of my search. Here is some advice I would like to offer you:
    Pretty much everything you said resonates heavily with me. A lot of what you said about F and J not necessarily having to manifest themselves as their stereotypical extremes makes me a lot more willing to accept that those might be the traits I have.

    I've noticed too other posts by INFJs who seem to feel heavily that I am one, and it seems like INFJs might be a good type to trust about instincts like that.

    A question I've been thinking about that I don't know enough about to make a guess at: though INFJs might think that they're INTPs, do INTPs ever think they're INFJs?

    Another slight point: everything I've read about INFJs makes them seem so rare, and yet I feel like here I've seen a very disproportionate amount of them. Is it because INFJ types tend to be more interested in and drawn to this sort of thing, or is it possible that it's easy to be mistyped as INFJ (my concern)?

    EDIT: Oh, also: is it maybe normal in general for INFJs to semi-identify with more types and have trouble identifying themselves because of their very type nature? It seems like INFJs are very understanding of the behaviors and motivations of others, and maybe understand other people more than they understand themselves in some ways (?? please correct me if I'm way off here). So that said, I guess maybe it would stand to reason that INFJs are more likely to feel that they might be other types because they can understand how those people function? Maybe?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kav2330 View Post
    A question I've been thinking about that I don't know enough about to make a guess at: though INFJs might think that they're INTPs, do INTPs ever think they're INFJs?
    Not to my knowledge.

    Quote Originally Posted by kav2330 View Post
    Another slight point: everything I've read about INFJs makes them seem so rare, and yet I feel like here I've seen a very disproportionate amount of them. Is it because INFJ types tend to be more interested in and drawn to this sort of thing...
    YES. You'll also find that iNtuitives in general are disproportionately overrepresented on these types of boards as well as Sensors being drastically underrepresented.

    Quote Originally Posted by kav2330 View Post
    EDIT: Oh, also: is it maybe normal in general for INFJs to semi-identify with more types and have trouble identifying themselves because of their very type nature? It seems like INFJs are very understanding of the behaviors and motivations of others, and maybe understand other people more than they understand themselves in some ways (?? please correct me if I'm way off here). So that said, I guess maybe it would stand to reason that INFJs are more likely to feel that they might be other types because they can understand how those people function? Maybe?
    Very possible. INFJs have remarkable chameleonic tendencies/abilities depending on their atmosphere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kav2330 View Post
    Pretty much everything you said resonates heavily with me. A lot of what you said about F and J not necessarily having to manifest themselves as their stereotypical extremes makes me a lot more willing to accept that those might be the traits I have.
    That's a great point.

    I've noticed too other posts by INFJs who seem to feel heavily that I am one, and it seems like INFJs might be a good type to trust about instincts like that.
    Yes. INFJs are among the most insightful people.

    A question I've been thinking about that I don't know enough about to make a guess at: though INFJs might think that they're INTPs, do INTPs ever think they're INFJs?
    I don't know. Maybe the INTPs might be able to say.

    Another slight point: everything I've read about INFJs makes them seem so rare, and yet I feel like here I've seen a very disproportionate amount of them. Is it because INFJ types tend to be more interested in and drawn to this sort of thing, or is it possible that it's easy to be mistyped as INFJ (my concern)?
    We've been asking ourselves that, too, over the months. It appears that more INxx types tend to use the internet recreationally, frequent forums, and take interest in theories such as MBTI. The great majority of the members here are INxx. The least represented group is the ESxx type. One can only assume that sitting at a computer looking at words on a screen is not their idea of a good time.

    EDIT: Oh, also: is it maybe normal in general for INFJs to semi-identify with more types and have trouble identifying themselves because of their very type nature? It seems like INFJs are very understanding of the behaviors and motivations of others, and maybe understand other people more than they understand themselves in some ways (?? please correct me if I'm way off here). So that said, I guess maybe it would stand to reason that INFJs are more likely to feel that they might be other types because they can understand how those people function? Maybe?
    It possible. I don't know.

    I think that everyone has a little trouble identifying what they are until they learn the language and learn what the functions mean and what they look like in real life. It took me 3 months to figure out my type and I still ended up starting over from square one a couple more times. MBTT is kind of confusing. It's not an exact science.

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    Everything youve written, including your questions and uncertainties about the functions and dichotomies, as well as seeming contradictions which make you confused about whether youre P/J, or T/F....mirror what Ive seen many other INFJs on here write about, and mirror probably 500 (at minimum) of my own posts.
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    You're an INFJ.

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