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I Am An Infj

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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'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 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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    Meeting Another Infj

    I am brand new to this site and I love it! I've never felt so connected to people before. My whole life I've felt alone and could never really understand why. When I was younger I made all my best friends and still have them now but I am having so much trouble getting close to...
    sdrake491 sdrake491 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 21

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jun 28

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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 1 Response Jul 12

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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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    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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    Solitude is the price paid

    for being an INFJ. Agreed ?
    AmirBlackStar AmirBlackStar 18-21, M 8 Responses Jun 29

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    A really a sceptical,

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

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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 1 Response Jun 20

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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'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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    BittersweetCineraria BittersweetCineraria 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 17

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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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    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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