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I learned more about myself and other types from this video. Title: “INFJ vs INFP”.
( I lol’d at 0:48 haha) THANK YOU, TRISHA!
This may in part be due to the fact I am the rarest type, INFJ. It’s also a great way to procrastinate finishing the 16 pages of papers I have left. I have never so strongly identified with something. It has helped me better understand myself and why I am misunderstood. There is a sort of comfort that comes with understanding your own typology, especially for INFJ. I always end up seeing the best in the so-called evil and vice versa (Unfortunately usually the latter :/.) My own boyfriend has thought I could read his mind. The littlest facial expression can give away everything to me and I won’t say a word. I get sick internalizing all the exterior information I take in about others on the deepest of levels. I focus heavily on the past and future but never, ever in the present. Most people would say I’m either an extravert or 50/50 Extraverted/Introverted but people just have misconceptions about what introversion really is. Things almost never come out the way they are said in my own head. I have always said I was complex and confusing and people are always discovering a new facet to my personality. I do suffer from depression and helping others with emotional conflicts feels good but easily becomes a great burden. The older I get the further I distance myself from “friends.” I have trouble maintaining friendships especially because I keep a distance from a great majority. I enjoy leading but hate the spotlight. I want to do something important but I want to be in the background. I have anxiety. Liberal Arts obviously interest me more than Maths, etc. I am a subjective thinker all the way. I always see multiple sides to things. As of late I find large crowds overstimulating and would much rather have a one on one conversation.
I could seriously go on forever. I even joined a typology forum with an INFJ subsection. I think I’m going to study all the Myer Briggs types in detail so I can begin to identify others in this manner. It’s very useful though unfortunately it’s not very useful for others to understand INFJs because we’re sort of doomed to be misunderstood enigmas for all eternity. I’m not exactly happy about that….
Thank you :)
Any other INFJs out there have any comments? I’d love to hear your input as well. Just send something through the ask box, pretty please. :)
Firstly, thank you sooo much! I’m so glad you like the blog. :DD It really means a lot!
and hm, for me, it depends on the person.
And with the shopping, even my ESFP extremely extraverted mom hates all the crowds of holiday shopping, so that’s saying something in itself. XD Crowded places are just claustrophobic for a lot of us, and draining for INFJs, (maybe any introvert?) So I think that anxiety from shopping may be because of introversion. But it gets better with time, I promise. :)
I can pick out a gift for my best friend with no problem because I know her like the back of my hand, but other friends, not so much… I never really know what to get them, but CARDS are always my favorite. I love sending holiday cards, I just pour out all my sentiment and gratitude for a certain person. I think I go a little overboard sometimes, but hey, I’m sure they don’t mind being flattered.
But that’s mainly with family members, really close friends, teachers and mentors who I know would appreciate it… I can’t get all mushy with my NT friends, they would just get very, very confused haha.
Now, I could never send something that mushy to an acquaintance, or ‘sort-of a friend.’ :/
ah! That’s why gifts are so difficult, they’re so personal and you always wonder if they’re good enough. I hope that helps a little bit! And again, other INFJs, please please please share! :)