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I Am An Infj

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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'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 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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    Learning that I am an INFJ has made my life

    make sense. Correction, it has made my life experience make sense.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 18

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    About INFJ And Reading People

    A guy on INTJ forum recently asked someone with INFJ personality type to describe the INFJ process of reading other people's personalities, so here it goes. As an INFJ, I am a brutal people reader. I do it naturally and automatically, without even thinking about it or being aware...
    IrenaShav IrenaShav 26-30, F 12 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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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 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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am an infj. I'm 16

    and I've never met anyone who could really understand how I feel. I feel so out of place sometimes. I try so hard and I have friends, some really good ones, but so far my search for kindred spirits has been rather futile. Despite everything, I'm so proud to be an infj. We're...
    julialoh julialoh 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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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 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Has anyone else gotten 2 results on the Meyers

    Briggs personality test? I have.When I was 18 I took the test and got ENFP. You know. Vibrant, full of spontaneity, starkly blunt and open with everything I do. Then at 23 I discovered that I'd *blossomed* into an INFJ.I'd learned not just HOW to be alone, but to value solitude...
    Swansonchaos Swansonchaos 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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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 5 Responses Jan 13

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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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    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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    Just wondering something: I grew up with a lot

    of family and friends and many have always described me as being unique. In fact, I heard this countless times through out my life. It wasn't until recently that I found out I am an INFJ so I got curious; I wanted to know exactly why everyone always described me as unique so I...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    I Used To Think I Was Special...

    That i had a rare form of mental powers of observation... but after taking the personality test i found that i'm one in a 100. so for every 100 people there's another one like me... it's nice to know there are so may of us even if we are the rarest of all personalities :D i think...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    A warm welcome to all of my brothers

    and sisters of this group who are all my same I have so far taken MBTI tests more than 10 times and 8 times at different sites gave me the result as INFJ and the genuine sites no matter how many tests they say the same INFJ's are not only rare but to the point of understanding...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 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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    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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    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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    I love the snowy days of winter.

    I feel like I am in my true element -- it's peaceful and so very relaxing. Sometimes it's just too cold and snowy to travel so other excuses are not needed if I don't feel like being social. Ohhhh, what a lovely day it was! I sketched, made a wonderful soup and didn't speak to a...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F Feb 2

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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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    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 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I spent most of my life thinking my heightened

    sensitivity made me weak and less capable than others. I am so deeply moved and affected by the world around me it still astonishes me. I'm overwhelmed quite honestly. No matter how bad it hurts I cannot bring myself to deny my inherit curiosity and thirst for knowledge. I read...
    Cassandra351131 Cassandra351131 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Invalidated and dismissed.

    What it's like to exist. Out-of-place, all alone. Going though life unbeknown. Understanding. I just know. Nobody seems to hear me though. I get you. No one gets me. I'm just trying to help thee. Intentions being misunderstood. Just can't see why they would. Is it them or...
    choirnerd8492 choirnerd8492 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 26

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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 know part of who we are is our undeniable

    intuition. I am wondering though how many of you are actually clairvoyant or have other gifts?
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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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 1 day ago

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    My thoughts swim, I am wasting time.

    Standing idle by the welcome mat-withholding my finger from pushing that doorbell. Because I can't convey quite how I want to live yet. Not-yet. But the days grow shorter as my life gets longer. I am near the point of regret, but doing things the traditional way does not satisfy...
    timeb4lapse timeb4lapse 18-21, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 am curious. How are most of you with small

    details? I find I am a big picture thinker, and really like ideas and theories, but am horrible with small details. This has become evident in my current job, where I have to pay attention to really small details (under a time limit) and keep missing things that others catch...
    NG88 NG88 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 3

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    I just found out that I'm an INFJ,

    and I feel conflicted about the results. On the one hand, it feels good to finally be put into a category and learn more about myself - in a way it feels cool to be such a rare and unique personality type that seems to be capable of great things. On the other hand, finding out I...
    NG88 NG88 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    Hi everyone! Just wanted to make a thread

    for INFJ artists to share their work, network, and so on. ^.^If any of you have facebook pages for your art, send my page a like and I'll do the same for you.You can view my Fight Club art, Marvel art, and more at facebook.com/clairdeluneart and etsy.com/shop...
    annexthecelt annexthecelt 22-25, F Feb 9

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    My Judging is out of control

    and poisoning my thoughts from the inside out. I blame others for their criticisms, but the truth is that criticism is primarily coming from me. Please help me.
    jeffab2014 jeffab2014 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I love being able i classify myself

    as something and understand that there are others out there like me. It makes me feel less alone in the world, and I need that.
    danielsalinas96 danielsalinas96 18-21, M Feb 18

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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 still can't get over the fact

    why we are so rare. It's a weird feeling for me.
    theyellowpage theyellowpage 13-15, F 4 Responses Feb 3

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    A few days ago I took the Myers-Briggs

    personality type for the gazillionth time and I got the result of INFJ. Up until that point, I had only gotten the result of ISFP and I never felt like it accurately described me. I wasn't sure if I wasn't understanding the questions but eventually convinced myself that I was...
    choirnerd8492 choirnerd8492 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 26

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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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    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 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'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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