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    Last night on Vent, I was having a discussion with INTJMom and she remarked that in many ways I seemed more ISFJ than INFJ in nature.

    I was really caught off guard by that, since that's literally the first time anybody has ever classifed me as an SJ.

    So I'm just asking for any second opinions, especially from members here who have gotten to know me better.

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    Don't worry Peguy, one of your American presidents was an ISFJ: William Howard Taft, no less.

    All is not lost.

    If it's any consolation you might just have a ISFJ shadow on vent. Or maybe ISFJ with a INFJ shadow?

    Either way, I'd have picked a more interesting shadow (ESFP, for example). That sounds like alot of fun.

    I look forward to hearing from the new Peguy!


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    Dunno, but you've always reminded me of what I think my dad must have been like when younger, and if he were actually into foruming and didn't scoff at mbti! I've recently decided my dad is an IxFJ -- and rather lean towards ISFJ, as he is very deliberate and on top of things and reasonable and not driven to flights of fancy. He's extremely intelligent and didn't have an FJ-type career at all (ended up being a senior economic analyst), was in the navy, is very much into reading/learning about history and watching all of those history-type and war-related shows on tv, and reading about all of that and educating himself. Also into science. He loves to learn. He has a great memory. His church life and volunteering has become more important to him as he's gotten older. I think he has a strong sense of honor and of 'doing the right thing' in life, and being a good human being. For the longest time I thought he was a T but in hindsight that makes me laugh, as he has a lot of Fe. It's just that male versions of Fe and ISFJ/INFJ can be quite different from female versions.

    Sorry I went and started talking about my dad! Bottom line is I don't know you well enough to make the call. You strike me as walking a slightly different line from other INFJ's on here...something about your thought processes and the way you present things...but that honestly might not mean a thing, as there are many flavors of INFJ's to begin with and I could say that about a lot of them on here, including myself. Maybe something to look into and explore - you'll either decide you are in fact ISFJ, or you'll decide there's no way in hell you are, and you're INFJ like you thought all along! ;-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by cascademn View Post
    You strike me as walking a slightly different line from other INFJ's on here...something about your thought processes and the way you present things..
    Interesting, could you explain in more detail what you mean? Anja made the remark that I'm always straddling between feeling and thinking.


    Maybe something to look into and explore - you'll either decide you are in fact ISFJ, or you'll decide there's no way in hell you are, and you're INFJ like you thought all along! ;-)
    Well I always test INFP on various tests, so who knows.

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    An SJ, eh? Now your posts in the Politics subforum are starting to make sense.

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    Do you naturally find the INTJ or ISTJ more difficult to understand?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peguy View Post
    Interesting, could you explain in more detail what you mean?
    Again, I haven't followed many/most threads you've posted in, so please keep that in mind. But from the posts I've read of yours, you seem to be less apt to go off onto tangents. More of a straight line of thought, without too many embellishments or random linkages. Language is not overly colorful (this isn't a bad thing, just something I have noticed), it is direct and more to the point.

    There's also more of a formality about you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bananatrombones View Post
    Do you naturally find the INTJ or ISTJ more difficult to understand?
    In many ways yes. With INTJs, I can see their point somewhat but I view things from a slightly different perspective - which I guess would be more F in nature.

    As I often say, I would like to agree with them but in good conscience can't.

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    INFJs feel like a mystery. ISFJs do not. INFJs are very vengeful, ISFJs tend not to be. INFJs tend to announce what they do for others if it's not appreciated, ISFJs quietly do for others and keep their mouths shut about it. Any help?

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    Quote Originally Posted by maliafee View Post
    INFJs feel like a mystery. ISFJs do not. INFJs are very vengeful, ISFJs tend not to be. INFJs tend to announce what they do for others if it's not appreciated, ISFJs quietly do for others and keep their mouths shut about it. Any help?
    In many ways yes, except for the first point about INFJs being a mystery while ISFJs are not.

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