Something I've noticed is that INP's have very extroverted moments, especially in the company of their friends. The afformentioned INFP is very outgoing and crazy in front of her friends, but from her negativity, shyness around strangers and strong attachment to her values I know she is introverted. She also has a tendency to exaggerate events or aspects of herself in an obvious, nervous effort to make them appear more "extreme!" (and thus more interesting)
That's an important thing to consider, because INP is both introverted and "role informative", which is also known as "responsive" or "people-(rather than "task") focused". That means you basically express yourself as an introvert, but respond to others (you trust) as an extrovert. The other half of the Behind the Scenes group: ISF, will most likely be the same way. ENP/ESF is different by both expressing and responding as an extrovert.
well, that's really a minute difference isn't it?
When I said that both the child-descriptions fit me I mean they fit me when I was a kid. I wonder, though, if my mother would say that the ENP fit me more.....Dunno, will have to ask. Lol, sorry for confusing you Erin.
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Add another for INFP, for basically every reason 'ScatterShot' and 'TheJimbo' said (you guys took the words right outta my mouth!)
Either that, or an unhealthy ENFP.
(And that is NOT me implying that INFP's are the unhealthy versions of ENFP's! But I find when my head's in a bad place, I've suddenly become INFP. It's just not ENFP's natural state to live in the darker place as much as INFP's)
I think the 'I used to go hide in the closet for hours as a kid' was the biggest tip. Whilst as I child I would enjoy my downtime - playing solitary, making up characters, living inside my imagination - if given the option, it was so seldom the choice would be to be alone. I wanted to include others in my games!
I'm fairly certain any ENP child would.
that's the main thing too i think...can't see it myself and i think it get's tricky to type you if there's some psychological issues going on..like you said you had adhd right? so...an infp with adhd could kinda be scattered like an enfp?? maybe...hmmm
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