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I Am An Infj

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    I just found out that I am an infj a couple of

    hours ago and I can't Evan explain how relieved I was. Because at least now I don't have to think that I'm losing my mind or that there is something wrong with me. I've taken tests on every personality disorder there is just to try to find out what is wrong with me. I just...
    LinaFromSweden LinaFromSweden 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'm just looking for other INFJs to interact

    with online. I would absolutely love to find a partner near my area, but starting online seems like a safe start. I took a myers briggs a while ago and was not at all surprised by the result, it just seemed to fit and has since then continued to explain some of the phenomenon...
    mrknows mrknows 31-35 2 Responses Jun 29

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    A really a sceptical,

    cynical one.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 12

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    I just found out that I am an INFJ.

    When I realized that we make up only 1-2% of the world's population, I wanted to cry. 1-Because holy **** I'm not completely crazy and there are other people like me. 2-The chances of me actually meeting another INFJ are pretty slim. I'm in a serious relationship with an INTP...
    BabyBirdee BabyBirdee 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    "INFJs tend to be easily hurt,

    though they may not reveal it (except to their closest companions). INFJs may "silently withdraw as a way of setting limits" rather than expressing their wounded feelings—a behavior that may leave others confused and upset"
    Disobey247 Disobey247 22-25, F 5 Responses May 25

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    So all this while I was sure I was an INFJ

    until today when I decided to take the Meyers Briggs personality test. The one I had taken (twice) was from a reliable site as well. I'll attach both the sites below. So I had taken the Meyers Briggs test (once) and my personality type is of an ISFJ. Now I can also relate to...
    makeachangealways makeachangealways 22-25, F 2 Responses May 31

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    The Infj Dating Bible

    Taken from:http://modalitiesofexistence.wordpress.com/2011/05/24/infj-dating-bible-or-how-to-date-an-infj/ INFJs are, by definition, rare, reserved, and unlikely to initiate anything, which means that many of them can end up alone and misunderstood. To help with things, I’ve...
    ThisWomansWork ThisWomansWork 36-40, F 14 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    BittersweetCineraria BittersweetCineraria 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    My dating life is bleak.

    Dating is very hard for me. Guys I knew only want to talk about how you doing today, have you eaten anything or are you horny, let's ****. They didn't want to talk to me. Made me feel they only wanted my body. I have trust issues so it's hard for me to trust my partner so I...
    aya10 aya10 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 12

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    We are both the most starry eyed of idealists

    and the most bitter cynics at the same time. Those who love depth and despise monotonous small talk.
    Disobey247 Disobey247 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Ever since i typed as an INFJ,

    I've been obsessed with MBTI and find myself thinking and talking about it quite often, mostly to my boyfriend(suspected ENFJ), who introduced me to it.. A while ago it was him who was obsessed with it (but he typed me incorrectly and I didn't relate, so it never caught on with...
    Bu0611 Bu0611 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Most people seem a bit surprised by how much I

    think about things. life honestly feels like a philosophy to me. I spend lots of time thinking about ways to better myself. Other people seem so predictable to me.
    Stephenwashere92 Stephenwashere92 22-25, M 3 Responses May 11

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    Solitude and the Infj

    This is my favorite quote... "It is not the physical solitude that actually separates one from others; not physical isolation but spiritual isolation. It's not the desert island nor the stony wilderness that cuts you from people you love. It is the wilderness in the mind...
    warmglow warmglow 46-50, F 8 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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    I sort of loving being an INFJ,

    even though it can be a blessing and a curse..and somewhat lonely and misunderstood. We're unique though and that is a good trait to have.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    As an INFJ, I feel both connected

    and disconnected to the world: I feel as I feel both like an observer and participant in the woes my peers face. It's quite the paradox, but it is a part of the "different" quality, I feel as an INFJ. We are walking oceans: profound, vibrant, mysterious, and beloved. I am proud...
    UubrixLila UubrixLila 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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    I am an INFJ personality type.

    People with my personality make up 1% of the population. Making it the rarest personality. I hope maybe I can find somebody who enjoys the same things I do... I like watching movies: I like Thrillers, I love Writing and Drawing. I play 3 musical instruments, speak 2 languages...
    Enpfor12 Enpfor12 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    I'm an INFJ. Things I've noticed about myself

    (so far) 1.A lot of time when I am passionately angry and my point is not understood I cry 2. Everyone even if they don't like me (which I quite common) want to tell me their secrets. It's great. 3. I like everything to be organized and have a spot but when things get messy I...
    Cleanandclear Cleanandclear 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 21, 2014

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    The internal conflict of wanting to help

    humanity while also being absolutely disgusted by it. How can there possibly be so much hatred and cruel indifference in the world? Why is humanity always looking for new ways to categorize people into groups that are violently opposed to one and other? We should not be so...
    Katiebug181 Katiebug181 22-25 1 Response Jul 29, 2014

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    Me to me to. But for me its usually me

    who drift away. I notice it's because I start to close up to them especially if I find out we're actually not that alike as I thought we would be.
    BittersweetCineraria BittersweetCineraria 16-17, F Jul 20

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    Today I have been consumed with the inevitable

    ache of missing one's past while understanding the ephemeral nature of truly beautiful moments. What a strange world of contradictions perfectly woven into a whole. Darkness seems more complete with the embrace of light. Love glows so much brighter in the face of loss. Time is...
    Katiebug181 Katiebug181 22-25 2 days ago

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    mssparkles mssparkles 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 6

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    Loves/Hates

    I love . . . . . . being in comfortable silence with someone I love. . . . Kermit the Frog. . . . blustery days when the sky goes dark and there are creatures in the clouds. . . . contrast.  The cosiness of the warmly lit house on a bitter cold day. The surprise...
    Pellinore Pellinore 41-45 21 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    I'm not sure if this is just me

    or if other INFJ's are the same way... But basically I feel like I give off a bad first impression to most people because of my quietness. I think I unintentionally give mean/bad/judging looks to others and along with my quietness this probably makes me appear unapproachable...
    Genevieve524 Genevieve524 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21, 2014

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    I seek balance, it's not

    that I do not like helping people-it's quite the opposite! I just find it difficult to find balance in my family. I have a loving and caring family, but my ideals are high. I tend to clean up after them and it is exhausting. If I did not do this we would be fine, however, I...
    timeb4lapse timeb4lapse 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Solitary Figures, Escapists, Dreamers...

    To be an INFJ is a mixed bag.  INFJs are graced with amazing powers of insight and intuition.  We have expansive imaginations and can see things most others cannot.  We can read other people like books, and know when we are being fooled.  We are spiritualists...
    Seraph1m Seraph1m 26-30, M 20 Responses Dec 25, 2007

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    I don't think my friends

    and family understand my introverted nature. In addition to feeling very misunderstood I feel like sometimes people get angry with me or just don't want me around at all. It is hard for me to tell how I am appearing to the other person. Often I avoid social situations altogether...
    Meimac Meimac 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Well.. just a topic to spend the time.

    As any MBTI types , what do you find hard the most in life about your type ? I'm as INFJ I admit I have dark thoughts that I doubt any other type would have. I'm hard to fit in, life is hard to go on with. I've learn so much in this life and it makes my personality change a bit...
    defiantmisfit defiantmisfit 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Solitude is the price paid

    for being an INFJ. Agreed ?
    AmirBlackStar AmirBlackStar 18-21, M 7 Responses Jun 29

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    I struggle with this personality type I have.

    I consider it a blessing though to have it, oddly enough. I just feel insecure. Not about my looks (well sometimes), but my personality. I feel like I'm weird. And not like an "it's okay to be weird" or "odd-weird", but an annoying weird. I don't personally know any other...
    graciestacy graciestacy 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 19

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    I'll Always Be a Social Retard

    I think I always will be.  I function really well at work, or with my family. But around others my age in social environments I just don't do well. I can fake it, but I hate faking anything. Unless topics are about something I can really get into, and unless its a small...
    chpdsgn chpdsgn 31-35, M 19 Responses Jul 19, 2007

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    so I'm curious.... what's everyone's stance on

    marijuana and the effects it has on you?
    raissaariel1 raissaariel1 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    That is atleast what most tests has come up

    with, and what I think apperently sounds most true when reading descriptions and functions. I am actually not so fond of just the sentence "I am an INFJ" As if I was nothing befor that, and that it is all that I am. Anyway, it is just an name, an name trying to explain, or...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M Jul 12

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    INFJ is the rarest of the personalities

    and only accounts for 2% of people. Here’s a little glimspe into who we are and what we feel.....We love to be there for others, we see things no one else sees and we think, A LOT, About everything. We’re complicated and quiet. And if you think you can pinpoint who...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 5

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    The Perilous Journey of the Idealist

    It will soon be 20 years since the first time I was assessed the Myers-Briggs "sorter" for the first time, and the results showed me to be an INFJ. I was in a work situation, and it was "professionally" done, by someone who was licensed to explain and counsel...
    Denmarkguy Denmarkguy 51-55, M 8 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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    We were sitting on the porch tonight listening

    to some Beatle music. The rest of the group spoke about how they really liked the songs. I would catch them listening closely yet I know they were not feeling the music the way I was... Yes, others miss out on far more than we ever do. :) An added benefit? This happened about...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    When I talk to people

    for even a short time I learn much more about them they know. A slight tilt of their head or a tiny smirk and I can tell if they are smug, sincere, etc. despite their words. I am a great pretender... I may have discovered a darker person than i thought but i don't let them know...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 26, 2014

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    The only downfall I find to INFJ

    or INFP personalities is the loniless we feel....never being understood or misunderstood....thats the hardest part for me. I have so much that I think about and flip about up there but never an outlet for it.
    Dacaapito Dacaapito 41-45, F 1 Response May 26

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    Started researching INFJ

    after a bad breakup. Saw the statistic about us having the highest rate of marital dissatisfaction. A lot makes sense in hindsight, but that's still really discouraging. Any happily married/long-term relationship INFJs have some advice?
    ariamariel ariamariel 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 7

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    That "knowing" feeling

    which all INFJ's possess just amazes me. Our wiring is so supersonic fast that sometimes it has to be more than just a physically wired apparatus. I still think at times it is a gift from above. I believe we are put on this earth as a "tool." When we are that quick it gives us...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Good Morning INFJs! I was thinking this morning

    (when don't we? :D) how I wish this current reality had more INFJs in it. We are rare and can you imagine a world with more of us? Yes, there would be more feelings expressed but there would be more care and sensitivity and a whole lot of people wanting (and making) a better...
    Elysiannn Elysiannn 56-60, F 6 Responses Jun 5

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    This explains so much about me.

    Now I know why I just don't feel like I fit in anywhere, like I can't find someone like me that I can relate to. There’s only one percent of the entire population with my personality type? Wow! I always knew I was a rarity in the emotional sense, but this is a little extreme...
    lostinthevoid lostinthevoid 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    I've had trouble relating to people

    since I was a child. What made it even more confusing was that I understood people innately, their motivations, their needs, and I care for everyone so deeply, yet I've always struggled to form a connection with others. I expected people to understand me as easily as I...
    michaelfink michaelfink 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 24

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    I guess I'm an INFJ. I'm

    both proud and a bit aggrivated at the same time. I'm incredibly proud because essentially, INFJ's like myself want to save the world. We care tirelessly for people and long for meaning in ourlives. That's great and all, but why is this so rare? I want to dedicate my life to...
    ArchaicBlossom ArchaicBlossom 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    The rarest personality in the world.

    We are a piece of a puzzle that will never fit. Misunderstood greatly and lost in an imaginary world. Forever dreaming of a perfect existence that can never be.
    Ghostprojection Ghostprojection 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    Good Resources For Infj

    I was trying to decide whether I had INFJ or INFP preferences -- or maybe INTJ, because I've gotten those results sometimes too. What really helped me were these two resources: www.INFJ.com www.INFJorINFP.com I feel like I understand myself soooo much better now, especially...
    Sarasvati Sarasvati 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 19, 2007

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    To all infjs .. how do you live on this planet?

    xD I can't continue living as an infj here. Nobody understands us and we can't blame them because we just know things .. you can't explain that , can you? ^_^' I can't do small talks and always think that I'm wasting my time, even though I'm only 18. Obsessed with self...
    hubaa hubaa 18-21 6 Responses Jun 28

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