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I Am An Infj

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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 5 Responses Jul 28

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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 13 Responses Aug 7, 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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    Guys, take some time off

    and read this The Fluttering Hearted Flirt - http ://wp.me/p67thY-C May give you a fresh look at your own vision. I write to inspire.
    whatishappening15 whatishappening15 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 4

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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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    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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    It was those words; brutal

    and seeping into ever single cell. They changed my chemistry. Acid poured on silk. The sheen is gone yet the fabric remains. Try! Try! Refurbish the once pristine fabric. Attempts...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 2 days ago

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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 Jul 30

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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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    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 20 Responses Jul 19, 2007

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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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    I am a classic and very self aware INFJ -

    Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging I – Introversion preferred to extraversion: INFJs tend to be quiet and reserved. They generally prefer interacting with a few close friends rather than a wide circle of acquaintances, and they expend energy in social situations...
    MrsKat78 MrsKat78 36-40, F Aug 24

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    My heart feels shattered.

    A close relative died the other day and I was her nurse. I had a comfortable bed for her and was providing tender loving care. She ended up dying a very peaceful and pain free death because of my care. Yet, I feel so lonely, isolated and sad because a family member became...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Introverted, Intuitive,

    Feeling, Judging. At least, according to the 70-question version of the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator that I took online today. This personality is called the "Confidant" and also the "Advocate". Which personality type are you? Follow this link, answer the questions, and find...
    TeresaRudolph71 TeresaRudolph71 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 23

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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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    Just recently found this out.

    I wish I would have known years ago
    selfcompassion selfcompassion 51-55, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    A really a sceptical,

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

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    Has anyone found methods of enhancing your

    intuitive nature? Alternatively, are there life habits you've noticed that impede or dull that part of your nature?
    A11TheWorldsAStage A11TheWorldsAStage 22-25 2 Responses Aug 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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    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 love my ISTP husband

    because he is so helpful. I admire the way he can fix any machine and he reminds me of a mechanic superhero. He also is sexy. He loves Jesus. We sometimes dont understand each other and thats frustrating, but we always find a way, go and pray, and come back together and work...
    vibrante vibrante 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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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    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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    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'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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    ESTJ here. And is like to have a few minutes

    with the young man who had his pants at half mast!
    Nightwets Nightwets 66-70, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Have you ever see a picture of a tattooed man

    whose shadow is an angel and a little girl holding flowers whose shadow is demon holding knife? And people wish they could see one's inner thing rather than their physical. They must not be an infj lmaooo... (I was having different long sentences and explanation instead of my...
    defiantmisfit defiantmisfit 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 10

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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, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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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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    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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    Anyone have trouble at work

    because of INFJ personality traits? My boss called me into a meeting with my manager to discuss my personality. I not rude, lazy, mean, or irresponsible, so what was the problem? "People just can't figure you out." I like to eat alone cuz at my job I have to interact with...
    kg54933 kg54933 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 18

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    Dude, we have Adolf Hitler,

    Ruhollah Khomeini, Osama bin Laden, Leon Trotsky, Chiang Kai-shek, Robert Mugabe, Mohamed Atta on our list. Shouldn't we be worry or something ?
    defiantmisfit defiantmisfit 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 28

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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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    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 4 Responses Jul 26

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    "INFJs often feel happiest

    and most fulfilled when helping others understand themselves and their problems." - Dr. A.J. Drenth I just did this personality test and reading thro some things atm. Any other infj's on here? I read this personality type is only 1 percent and is the rarest. If you want to...
    dlara dlara 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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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 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 5 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 24

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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 2 Responses Jul 20

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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 67 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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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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    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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    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 don't know how this works.

    I would like to talk to other people that have the personality type of INFJ - I also have complex ptsd.
    destinysmith1105 destinysmith1105 51-55, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago