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    I am still having doubts about my type at times.

    I often read that INFPs are very self-aware folks, but I don't really find myself self-aware.
    For example, I can be really clueless about my deepest feelings and innermost desires at times and I often have to rely on my dreams at night to figure out what is my deepest feelings and innermost desires. Ok I will give an example here. I just had a dream last night about me going to university. I didn't even know that this is one of my deepest feelings and innermost desires until I had this dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Complexity View Post
    I am still having doubts about my type at times.

    I often read that INFPs are very self-aware folks, but I don't really find myself self-aware.
    For example, I can be really clueless about my deepest feelings and innermost desires at times and I often have to rely on my dreams at night to figure out what is my deepest feelings and innermost desires. Ok I will give an example here. I just had a dream last night about me going to university. I didn't even know that this is one of my deepest feelings and innermost desires until I had this dream.

    You're really not giving me enough info :/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Complexity View Post
    I am still having doubts about my type at times.

    I often read that INFPs are very self-aware folks, but I don't really find myself self-aware.
    For example, I can be really clueless about my deepest feelings and innermost desires at times and I often have to rely on my dreams at night to figure out what is my deepest feelings and innermost desires. Ok I will give an example here. I just had a dream last night about me going to university. I didn't even know that this is one of my deepest feelings and innermost desires until I had this dream.

    I'm so tired but this thread caught my attention and because I recently decided that whenever possible...as often as the opportunity arises I'm going to type-by-vibe alone...

    And so I will tell you that while I don't remember what of yours I read...I was struck by the vibe that "Complexity" sounds like a IxTP e5 username choice and in no way something an INFP 4w5 would select...almost like it would be too obvious or something... And the information above seems to support my *vibe* if an INFP 4w5 wanted to go to university they wouldn't need a dream to inform them of that...but an ITP 5 would having cut themselves off/detached from their feelings...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCheeseBurgerKing View Post
    You're really not giving me enough info :/

    Ok, I just did a questionnaire, here's my answers to the questionnaire:


    1. How do you respond to clingy people?


    Well, I am quite an independent person and I really dislike clingy people, so whenever someone act clingy with me, I will distance myself from them very very slowwwly, because clingy people tend to be very dramatic, and I didn't want to deal with their drama, so I will distance from them very slowwwly.

    2. If you could change the ocean to any color, what would that color be?

    I would change it to rainbow colors. For example, the ocean would be blue color on sunday, then it turns into yellow on monday, then red on tuesday, then purple on wednesday.

    3. Would you consider living in the nude for a period of time (a month)?

    No. Well, I am a female and there are some male family members in my house, so I don't feel too comfortable with this idea...


    4. When you are romantically interested in an individual, how do you generally act (shy, outgoing, annoying, etc.)?


    I avoid them completely. My reason for avoiding them is because I am not really good at dealing with emotions, and whenever I am near my crush, I always end up feeling nervous and get panic attacks etc, I hate feeling this way, so I end up avoiding them completely.


    5. If you had to disguise yourself physically, how would you do it?
    Depends on why I am disguising myself, and who I am hiding from. If I am in the forest and someone is planning to kill me there, I will disguise myself into a tree or leaves. But if it's an animal such as a lion planning to kill me, then I will disguise myself into a lion.

    6. Name a city that best represents your personality.

    Hong Kong, I guess. I have a difficult time relaxing and I am always setting goals and chasing after goals. I wouldn't consider myself ambitious, but I am definitely very goal-driven and I am always planning goals and chasing after goals.
    I am also a perfectionist and my work always has to be perfect. Whenever I make mistakes in my work, I end up feeling extremely frustrated at myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Complexity View Post
    Ok, I just did a questionnaire, here's my answers to the questionnaire:


    1. How do you respond to clingy people?


    Well, I am quite an independent person and I really dislike clingy people, so whenever someone act clingy with me, I will distance myself from them very very slowwwly, because clingy people tend to be very dramatic, and I didn't want to deal with their drama, so I will distance from them very slowwwly.

    2. If you could change the ocean to any color, what would that color be?

    I would change it to rainbow colors. For example, the ocean would be blue color on sunday, then it turns into yellow on monday, then red on tuesday, then purple on wednesday.

    3. Would you consider living in the nude for a period of time (a month)?

    No. Well, I am a female and there are some male family members in my house, so I don't feel too comfortable with this idea...


    4. When you are romantically interested in an individual, how do you generally act (shy, outgoing, annoying, etc.)?


    I avoid them completely. My reason for avoiding them is because I am not really good at dealing with emotions, and whenever I am near my crush, I always end up feeling nervous and get panic attacks etc, I hate feeling this way, so I end up avoiding them completely.


    5. If you had to disguise yourself physically, how would you do it?
    Depends on why I am disguising myself, and who I am hiding from. If I am in the forest and someone is planning to kill me there, I will disguise myself into a tree or leaves. But if it's an animal such as a lion planning to kill me, then I will disguise myself into a lion.

    6. Name a city that best represents your personality.

    Hong Kong, I guess. I have a difficult time relaxing and I am always setting goals and chasing after goals. I wouldn't consider myself ambitious, but I am definitely very goal-driven and I am always planning goals and chasing after goals.
    I am also a perfectionist and my work always has to be perfect. Whenever I make mistakes in my work, I end up feeling extremely frustrated at myself.
    I don't really need to read through it, INFP is very suiting for you.

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    1) Don't over think it.
    2) If you really care then use enneagram and instinctual variant to explain other aspects of your personality.

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    I could also see INFJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starry View Post
    ...I will tell you that while I don't remember what of yours I read...I was struck by the vibe that "Complexity" sounds like a IxTP e5 username choice and in no way something an INFP 4w5 would select...almost like it would be too obvious or something... And the information above seems to support my *vibe* if an INFP 4w5 wanted to go to university they wouldn't need a dream to inform them of that...but an ITP 5 would having cut themselves off/detached from their feelings...
    It could go either way; it depends on the INFP's background, age, self-understanding, who and what they have grown to admire based on the important people and events in their lives, etc. I mean, it's not like 5's and INTPs can't have quirky names.

    If you read the answers to her questions after your post last night... there's not a lot of there that comes out as INTP/5 tbh, and to me those more detailed specific answers are much more informative than the username.

    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    I could also see INFJ.
    Yeah, that ran across my mind as a secondary possibility (especially the content of the first answer, although not how it's delivered), but I so far don't have an issue with the INFP guess.

    There just seems to be a lot of play in the way that information is relayed. I usually get more imposed structure from my INFJ friends, and this is the kind of language and interaction I have when my INP friends and I are goofing around.
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    One of the biggest wrong stereotypes about INFP is that we are some tormented, overly shy creatures. I haven't met one INFP that is that way, type 2, 4 or 9. INFPs have the need to conceal their feelings, yet if we feel passionate about something or somebody, we will find hundreds of ways to express it. At the end of the day, expressions are our motivation.

    You might just be an INFP, but the questions are how old are you, what circumstance are you in, do you suffer from any disorder, what is your upbringing, etc., etc.

    It is darn hard to tell with bits of information like this.

    If I'd be slightly superficial, I'd say an INFP e4 would never name themselves Complexity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arctic Hysteria View Post
    One of the biggest wrong stereotypes about INFP is that we are some tormented, overly shy creatures. I haven't met one INFP that is that way, type 2, 4 or 9. INFPs have the need to conceal their feelings, yet if we feel passionate about something or somebody, we will find hundreds of ways to express it. At the end of the day, expressions are our motivation.

    You might just be an INFP, but the questions are how old are you, what circumstance are you in, do you suffer from any disorder, what is your upbringing, etc., etc.

    It is darn hard to tell with bits of information like this.

    If I'd be slightly superficial, I'd say an INFP e4 would never name themselves Complexity.

    Identity crisis is common, when you're young and special.


    Some background info about myself:
    I am 22 years old, I am currently feeling dissatisfied with my life because I am feeling so lost and confused in my career path, and it doesn't help that I have a control freak ESFJ mum and another xSFx brother who is just as control freak.
    Whenever I make a decision, I don't know whether this is really my decision, or whether I am making this decision because my ESFJ mum and my xSFx brother triggered my anxiety by yelling at me.
    For example, I recently made a rash decision of enrolling into a school because my xSFx brother yelled at me for doing nothing with my life. I was searching for a job but I couldn't find one and he started getting impatient and yelled at me everyday until my anxiety got triggered and I eventually enrolled into a school. But after enrolling into this school, I can't help but to wonder, is this really what I want to do for my career? What do I want for my career? Until now, I am still undecided, I am still feeling so lost and confused.
    And also, I suffered from depression and anxiety. And no I don't get along with my family. I hate them so much.


    And I nicknamed myself Complexity because I often feel like nobody understood me. Whether it's family or friends, nobody ever truly understood me. My family often viewed me as abnormal because my thinking style and my way of viewing this world is just so eccentric and so different from them, whereas my friends would also misunderstand me all the time. For example, there was once when I was in my depression mode, and I withdrew from myself from everybody including my ESFP best friend, and she started taking this personally and wrote an emo blog post about me saying that I should inform her beforehand if I am planning to abandon her.
    I felt so misunderstood by everybody around me. I feel like nobody ever understood me, people are constantly misreading me and my intentions.
    I felt so left out and misunderstood in this world. I often feel like I have difficulty fitting in everywhere I go, I feel like an alien living on planet earth.

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    Well, if it's any consolation, I think INFP is right, having seen a number of your posts now. I'm sorry you feel so alone and misunderstood. Are you seeing someone for the anxiety and depression, and for the career confusion?

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