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    Default Is it possible to be an INFJ with INTP tendencies?

    Can you please help me figure out my personality type? (a list of my personality traits is below). It's confusing because I am moderate in most things in life. I am open to any new personality type suggestions. Thank you in advance. Sorry for such a long list, haha.

    INFJ: Try to be very empathetic and considerate with people.
    Dislikes highly technical things. (more interested in humanities).
    Very reserved and private but enjoy interacting with others.
    Likes to listen, too.
    Likes some structure.
    Very sensitive and when I get angry, I tend to blow up.
    Feels very guilty and bad if I hurt someone's feelings.
    Tries to be diplomatic/likes to compromise
    open-minded
    Calm.

    INTP: Very analytical.
    Absentminded.
    External can be very messy.
    Don't like too much routine.
    Can be very exact when I try to say things.
    Very inquisitive.
    Sometimes skeptical.
    Can come off as aloof.
    Leadership is not my first choice.
    Likes to come up with logical explanations
    Doesn't decide on things quickly
    Unconventional.
    Loves knowledge.
    Somewhat ant-authority
    open-minded
    Not a stickler for rules.
    Impish playfulness.
    Likes individual work better

    Misc: Very observant/remember certain details
    get stressed easily/worry too much (on the little things)
    easy-going
    "superiority complexes" and arrogance are my biggest turn offs
    moderate on the political scene.
    Stubborn on certain things.
    Bad public speaker.
    Hates (and sometimes avoids) drama/ conflicts.
    Bases decisions partly on feelings and partly on facts
    Likes literature, history, social sciences/ dislikes math and general sciences.
    Bad at art.

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    Both types use Ti, and with the tertiary temptation (the inclination to display/use your third function often due to external pressures), it is reasonable to expect that some INFJ mistype themselves as INTP (or, in your case, experience INTP tendencies).

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    Especially male INFJs could possibly mistype themselves as INTPs, I think...
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    You sound quite like me, bar the moderate political leanings and compromise. Consider INFP, too.

    Why do you think J?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Splittet View Post
    Especially male INFJs could possibly mistype themselves as INTPs, I think...
    Male INFJs use Ni and Ti
    whilst the females use Fe and Se
    in general - males are more introverted than females
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    no

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    Quote Originally Posted by AvereX View Post
    Male INFJs use Ni and Ti
    whilst the females use Fe and Se
    in general - males are more introverted than females
    That goes right into the INFJ geek thread xDD
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    Quote Originally Posted by colmena View Post
    You sound quite like me, bar the moderate political leanings and compromise. Consider INFP, too.

    Why do you think J?
    well, i'm not quite sure if I'm a J. I like a some structure and rules but not too many but then again I'm rarely organized so I don't know. Also, I am pretty sure that i'm not an INFP. My adoptive mom is an INFP and we are pretty different. Maybe the wide ranges in the e/i, s/n,t/f, j/p continuums account for the differences. I'm more moderate and she's on the extreme side of F.

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    consider the functions and their nature before you do the T and F
    its a lot less 2D
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    hahaha yes it's quite possible. it's that Ti and intuition. INTP profiles actually fit me better than INFJ profiles. i'm definitely an Ni user, though; not Ne. also, my dad is INTP and i basically copied his thinking style as a child.

    i'm way more sensitive to the feeling world (Fe) than INTPs though. (but some of the people that i teach MBTI to swear i'm INTP)

    INFJs commonly mistype themselves as INTPs.

    don't get tripped up by the P/J divide. are you an Ni user or Ne user? does your Fe hinder your actions significantly? those are the questions you should be asking yourself.

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