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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    I certainly love history, but I do notice my approach to it is very different to many other history buffs - especially more Sensor type ones. I know from personal experience. They can rant off all sorts of precise detailed facts about historical events that literally make my head spin.

    My approach to history is more "philosophical" for lack of a better term. I'm more interested in discussing the meaning behind various events and people, not just what happened. For me, understanding history(or even facts in general) is actually more important than merely knowing it.
    I think you've just answered your own question. You were correctly typed as INFJ.

    Quote Originally Posted by maliafee View Post
    INFJs can be very vengeful. I've known them to actually exact the revenge, too... I get along well with INFJs and know several. They have told me their revenge fantasies personally, and I've seen a couple played out.
    Really? I don't see myself this way at all. The "idea" of revenge as in they should get what they deserve sometimes crosses my mind. But this is a different type of "revenge" as is commonly associated with the word. The description for INFJ includes "the desire for poetic justice", which is a good way of phrasing this. But few of us will actually deliberately set out to carry out revenge. There's a difference between the thought and action.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maliafee View Post
    I'm not stating a terribly negative fact about them; it's just something that happens.
    Oh, but it is a negative fact opinion. No need to back-pedal if it is indeed yours. I just object to the translation of an individual's personal experience into blanket fact. (It is tough to avoid! I fall prey to it myself as does any individual who can discern personal, immediate trends.)

    For example, I know a number of abusive and emotionally warped ESFJs. However, I'm skeptical enough to consider the following: A) they are unhealthy therefore poor representatives of the type B) they are individuals and as Jung said himself "Every individual is an exception to the rule." AND C) that my personal prejudices may cloud my objectivity, much as I desire it at times. --I doubt the dysfunction in the two or three ESFJs I know is a type testimonial.

    Quote Originally Posted by maliafee View Post
    If you don't identify with this personally, I guess you're really, really special.
    Sarcasm noted, however some members not identifying with your personal brand of type differentiation does not equate group-type denial.

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    P.S. I don't have to worry about them being vengeful with me because they love me too much. I never make 'em mad.
    It's my personal opinion that passive-aggression served la the casual quip or back-handed compliment does not encourage productive community discussion (although maybe some laughs) and is rarely received well (Unless you're an NT! They thrive on verbal sparring. <---Note irony of stereotype usage. ) in a context where tone can be so hard to interpret (Cue the contrarian INFx who objects for personal reasons ) ...which leads me back to the real topic at hand.

    Peguy sir, I think you're soundly an INFJ. You may even be close to balanced on your S/N preference, but I'd still bet that you're an INFJ. Look at how much you like to discuss the possibilities that you may or may not be INFJ. But ultimately, you know you best ja?
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    Quote Originally Posted by professor goodstain View Post
    Then why still hang out with'em?
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    Seriously? I can't relate to this at all. Seems extremely immature.
    Quote Originally Posted by iwakar View Post
    Oh, but it is a negative fact opinion. No need to back-pedal if it is indeed yours. I just object to the translation of an individual's personal experience into blanket fact. (It is tough to avoid! I fall prey to it myself as does any individual who can discern personal, immediate trends.)

    For example, I know a number of abusive and emotionally warped ESFJs. However, I'm skeptical enough to consider the following: A) they are unhealthy therefore poor representatives of the type B) they are individuals and as Jung said himself "Every individual is an exception to the rule." AND C) that my personal prejudices may cloud my objectivity, much as I desire it at times. --I doubt the dysfunction in the two or three ESFJs I know is a type testimonial.



    Sarcasm noted, however some members not identifying with your personal brand of type differentiation does not equate group-type denial.



    It's my personal opinion that passive-aggression served la the casual quip or back-handed compliment does not encourage productive community discussion (although maybe some laughs) and is rarely received well (Unless you're an NT! They thrive on verbal sparring. <---Note irony of stereotype usage. ) in a context where tone can be so hard to interpret (Cue the contrarian INFx who objects for personal reasons ) ...which leads me back to the real topic at hand.

    Peguy sir, I think you're soundly an INFJ. You may even be close to balanced on your S/N preference, but I'd still bet that you're an INFJ. Look at how much you like to discuss the possibilities that you may or may not be INFJ. But ultimately, you know you best ja?

    I actually wasn't being that sarcastic!

    I mean it. If you're not vengeful ever, you must be unique and wonderful. I am not being facetious.

    However, if people can't take a joke, forgive me for living! <--sarcastic.

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    All that said, ISFJ's have arms like
    <---------------- that guy. If you have those arms you're probably an ISFJ. If not, you're something else. ;-)

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    If by vengeful you mean they want to exact "Poetic Justice" due to people who've done wrong towards others and even themselves (after a higher breaking point), then, yes, I agree.

    It's not something done out of mere spite either. Small stuff is let go or left to fantasies. Even the big ones can be left to fantasies.

    Taken from Typelogic INFJ Profile:

    INFJs are champions of the oppressed and downtrodden. They often are found in the wake of an emergency, rescuing those who are in acute distress. INFJs may fantasize about getting revenge on those who victimize the defenseless. The concept of 'poetic justice' is appealing to the INFJ.
    Is that what you mean, maliafee?

    It's not only "revenge" in that what they're doing is done for self-satisfaction, it's done b/c it's seen as justice. Acted out when they feel it's absolutely required of them to do so. It's not always a 'direct' assault either, especially if tact is needed. It's not vindictively done (unless ofc they're unbalanced people). Especially with regards to other people who have been wronged in their eyes. Perhaps "avenge" is better. The INFJs you speak of that acted on their 'revenge' didn't do them over petty issues, did they?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maliafee View Post
    I actually wasn't being that sarcastic!

    I mean it. If you're not vengeful ever, you must be unique and wonderful. I am not being facetious.

    However, if people can't take a joke, forgive me for living! <--sarcastic.
    So you intended to say the bolded? Perhaps, but you didn't.

    Is it possible that your sarcasm is disguising a lingering annoyance? I know there's always a kernel of truth to my "jokes." Well, usually anyway.

    And much as I'd like to continue the clarification process, I suspect scant benefit and even less courtesy to the OP. I feel badly yet again for contributing to Peguy's thread derail. Sorry again 'guy; I'm done interrupting.
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    K. New track. Aside from pimping out Lenore Thompson's most excellent book regarding Type and functional theory (I've read reviews that it's not a beginner's book but eh), here's a good site to check out: Best-Fit-Type.

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    Take a looksie, even at other types if neither work for you now, and tell us what you think. Anyone else for that matter is invited to as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maliafee View Post
    I'm not stating a terribly negative fact about them; it's just something that happens. If you don't identify with this personally, I guess you're really, really special.
    This isn't a fact, let's be blunt about that.

    When it comes to revenge, it's only in my head that it actually takes place, if that. I can't remember a time when I've actually exacted revenge on someone. The most vengeful I've been is with past lovers, and that just came down to not warning them and delighting in knowing if/when they were about to step into a pit of quicksand.

    I must wonder if those you've typed as INFJ are actually INFJ. It wouldn't be the first time someone has mistyped another or themselves as INFJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren Ashley View Post
    Peguy, do you by any chance have a military background?
    I tried volunteering a few weeks after 9/11 but I was declared unfit for duty due to health issues. It certainly was a deep blow, and at times I'm still dealing with it.

    Although one prominent military historian, John Keegan, was also declared unfit for duty because of health reasons. So I guess I'm in good company here.

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    I can definitely say you seem very J.
    Otherwise it's hard to figure out if you are INFJ or ISFJ.
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