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I Am An Infj

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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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    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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    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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    I think somebody has been watching me all my

    life, logging every detail of my personality, then one day just decided "we'll call that INFJ". I never would have thought that a personality profile could be so damn accurate. It's funny to the point where it's almost scary! :P
    juln juln 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    Good Morning! Here is my thought

    for the day: Would other MB types treat INFJ differently because of knowledge of MB personality types? Example, in a situation where non-INFJs interacting with a INFJ - would they understand the need for the INFJ to withdraw and not be confused?
    Elysiannn Elysiannn 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 6

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    Many INFJ's need space

    and time to process trauma. Everything has deep meaning and purpose for us, we are very sensitive creatures. Watching a traumatic event evokes such both fear and great compassion from us which can be overwhelming. We desire to change the world we live in so that others no...
    vibrante vibrante 41-45, F May 24

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    The Dreaded Phone

    Another infj I know asked a very interesting question. How do you react when you hear the phone ringing? Well, that question hit home. I can feel my body subtly tense up when the phone rings. This is not a new thing either...I have never really been a phone person. Sometimes...
    warmglow warmglow 46-50, F 26 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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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 2 hrs ago

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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.
    93Armand 93Armand 22-25, F Jun 20

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    I am desperate now, living like this is

    so difficult. I feel so alone, and it's not that I am not motivated or anything. I understand motivation and what can motivate people-it's more than that. My interest is lost in what is expected out of most people. It's as if in my head I calculate whether or not something is...
    timeb4lapse timeb4lapse 18-21, M 2 Responses May 26

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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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    Well I took the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type

    Indicator) and while I'm not so sure on how accurate the test really is the results seem to be pretty spot on for me, indicating that I am an INFJ. INFJ's are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden...
    NewBeginnings77 NewBeginnings77 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    What I Wished I Had Learned 20 Years Ago

    I am an INFJ and I wanted to share what I wish someone had told me 20 years ago. 1. An INFJ is only 1 to 2% of the population consequently stop wasting energy on trying to get 98% of the people to understand you.  Its a waste of your energy. The energy is better spent making...
    Peregrin Peregrin 51-55, M 66 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    Solitude is the price paid

    for being an INFJ. Agreed ?
    AmirBlackStar AmirBlackStar 18-21, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    mssparkles mssparkles 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 6

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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 4 Responses Jun 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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    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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    So is it possible to be equally judging

    and perceiving? I have taken the test numerous times and always wind up with an INFJ outcome. The thing is, the perceiving percentage is usually quite high as well. When taking tests to determine between the 2, I still fall in the middle. When reading the descriptive traits for...
    Dacaapito Dacaapito 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 3

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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 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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    Having discovered recently

    that I am an INFJ certainly helped me to connect the dots. I took it a step further though and I also found out that I am an empath. I am wondering though if most INFJs are also empaths because there are certainly a lot of similarities?
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I don't know what I'm supposed to be doing with

    my life. It seems like everything I try in terms of work leaves me unsatisfied and unhappy. Sometimes I feel like I'm just not good at or meant to do anything, but other times I feel like I have so much to contribute to the world, if I could just figure out how. It's frustrating...
    NG88 NG88 26-30, F 4 Responses May 19

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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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    Day after day, I find

    that free thinking, a common infj trait, is a sign of a healthy functioning brain. Many famous infj's did this very openly.
    Stephenwashere92 Stephenwashere92 22-25, M 1 Response May 12

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    I love how I'm reading all these posts,

    and realize that I go through a lot of things you guys go through. Being the critic, the perfectionist, etc. When I feel like I'm so different and I don't belong. When I'm misunderstood, or how I hate it when people hate me. When I feel like I've got a lot to say but I just can...
    hacaesla hacaesla 16-17, F May 26

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    How do you deal with shock?

    Today I saw 4 paramedics surrounding a man on the ground as I drove by. In that split second I saw one paramedic moving up and down, giving him CPR. It shocked and scared me so much, as I've never seen it being performed on someone outside of TV, and the thought that that man's...
    elainah elainah 18-21, F 3 Responses May 24

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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 need some help here: All along I am sure I am

    an INFJ , then suddenly the other day I came across a video about distinguishing INFJ from INFP and am beginning to think I am really a P. Is it possible to facilitate between the two? Sometimes I am very ordered, about certain things. Other times, I am not. It depends on the...
    vibrante vibrante 41-45, F 1 Response May 24

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    According to a personality test I just did,

    I am a INFJ. I always get I's when I take personality tests (INTJ, ISFP etc). But I don't think I've had ab INFJ before.
    sims14fan sims14fan 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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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 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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'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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    Are You Like Me?

    Today I took the Meyer Briggs personality test I am still soaking in all of the information. It was so much to take in, such an epiphany of thoughts I overwhelmed myself. Today I went into a full anxiety attack, I had been free of them for a few months. The fear I experienced...
    thegoodwitch3 thegoodwitch3 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    "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"
    93Armand 93Armand 22-25, F 5 Responses May 25

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    I find romance very difficult

    for me. To be completely honest, I'm not sure if this is an INFJ thing, but it seems like it might be. I've always hated the cheesy, romantic, cuteness that so many relationships are based off of. A relationship should be about more than surprise kisses and constant flirting...
    IWillJustWatch IWillJustWatch 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    I grew up wondering: Why It was

    so easy for me to understand people but they couldn't understand me. Why I didn't like talking on the telephone like other teenage girls, but writing letters was awesome (before the email age). Why I knew things others were skeptical about. Why I cried. All. The. Time...
    Shardsofsorrow Shardsofsorrow 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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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 Jun 24

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