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I Am An Infj

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    The Planet Desperately Needs......(more Infjs)

    “The planet does not need more ‘successful people’. The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lovers of all kinds……. It needs people with moral courage willing to join the struggle to make the world habitable and humane and...
    PartlySunny PartlySunny 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2012

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I'm An INFJ On The Path Of Accepting It

    Its taken my a while for me to accept the fact that I have a very complex thought process, despite wanting to be a total hermit while at the same time wanting to fall in love, having the constant urge to help those around me, and accept the fact that i can i have an intuition...
    nikkijade13 nikkijade13 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    I've been really interested in Myers-Briggs

    recently, and the more I learn about INFJs the more I realize how well it fits me. I live in an inner world of connection and metaphorical images, and my life is centered around synthesizing these ideas into something greater. I have always been an "old soul", and people...
    xianomega xianomega 18-21, M Feb 2

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    As a teenage infj...

    It's not really surprising that I'm INFJ. Found out this year from taking psychology class because I was interested in human behavior. Also thanks to Criminal Minds tv show :) Funny that it's one of the infj behavior to be observative of others, because that's why I was...
    Obsidiann Obsidiann 18-21 9 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    On Feeling Dangerously

    "The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed." ~Ernest Hemmingway This quote speaks to me about...
    elling245 elling245 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    There is no significant distinction between

    action and inaction. There is a linguistic distinction, there is therefore arguably a “moral” distinction, but the fact is that the choice to abstain from an action is still a choice—and with whatever may foreseeably result of that choice we may justly charge the...
    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Coping Mechanisms

    Its tough being 1% of the population in regards to personality type, since we INFJ’s are so complex. I myself have often been described as “intense”- which to me is a tremendous compliment!   For others unfortunately, I can be altogether “too...
    dutchie dutchie 31-35 11 Responses Jun 21, 2008

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    Yep one of the rarest personality types in the

    world. The INFJ type is believed to be very rare (less than 1 percent of the population) and has an unusual set of traits. Even though their presence can be described as very quiet, INFJ personalities usually have many strong opinions, especially when it comes to issues they...
    Ally95xx Ally95xx 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 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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    http://www.humanmetrics.

    com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp Your Type INFJ Introvert(89%) iNtuitive(12%) Feeling(31%) Judging(22%) You have strong preference of Introversion over Extraversion (89%) You have slight preference of Intuition over Sensing (12%) You have moderate preference of Feeling...
    canichangethislater canichangethislater 26-30, M Feb 25

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    This Personality of Mine is Both Amazing and Confusing: The Ramblings of a Crazy INFJ

    I spend a lot of time alone. It can be a problem sometimes, especially since most of the people I know think that it means there is something wrong with me. It's not that at all though. It's just that when I socialize a lot, I need an equal or greater amount of down time to be by...
    Veryrandomgirl8 Veryrandomgirl8 18-21, F 7 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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    I am an INFJ personality type

    and am exceedingly intuitive. I am very in touch with my emotions and the emotions of people I know. The closer I am with a person, the easier I can "read" them. Do any other INFJs experience the same thing? Does it scare you a little too?
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 22

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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 7 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    If I Were A Sentence I Would Be A Question.

    To be or not to be... as Hamlett eloquently put it, defines the essence of the being that is me. I am always at odds with my self. The question with far too many answers never knowing which one will fit right. I taste each situation, allowing it's flavor to sit upon my pallet as...
    EmersonCobb EmersonCobb 18-21 3 Responses Dec 27, 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 7 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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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 19 Responses Dec 25, 2007

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    Yours truly is an INFJ – Introverted,

    iNtuitive, Feeling, and Judging. The skinny is that time alone energizes me, my thinking is big-picture and gut-feeling dominated, my interpersonal interactions are emotionally driven, and I prefer order and closure to spontaneity in my decisionmaking. My type hasn’t changed...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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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 8 Responses Oct 13, 2013

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    Part of My Infj Struggles

    Since turning the ripe age of 30 I have been on a quest to better know myself. I feel that I know what I like now, and more so I know what I do not. Long gone are all the days of trying to be someone I am not. However, I have found that I have been almost perpetually single...
    JaceMartin JaceMartin 31-35, M 9 Responses May 1, 2008

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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 15 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    I am infj , and idk why infj is hard to forget

    bad memory? i dont want it, but I keep remembering bad momment, and if something bad happened it just stuck in my mind.
    Lunarion Lunarion 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Mysticism—the numinous—takes place beyond

    the limits of knowledge; it is that which happens when the object of our investigation, while being at least partially discernible, mysteriously eludes our grasp whenever we reach out to take it. We can see it, surely—but only to the extent that we know we do not see it in its...
    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    INFJ Observing INFJs in The Wild The one

    thing they should've highlighted about INFJs is their super-duper keen sense of being watched. They always know if you're watching them; and when they do- boom! The wall goes up in an instant (not that they've never install a wall against other anyway, they're just putting up...
    renshi111 renshi111 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    and at the cusp of INFP.

    This information is somewhat bittersweet for me. It makes sense knowing why things are the way they are for me, why I think the way I do, why I'm often misunderstood and why I can be so sensitive and have such high expectations of others, knowing it's what I would do (or more...
    justme5079 justme5079 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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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 11 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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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 5 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    I have great ideas that are a bit outside of

    the box yet creative but not too over the top. However, when my ideas are presented to a group it seems like others take pleasure in quickly rejecting my ideas and they almost immediately shoot me down. They stick together like glue and I can feel them ostracizing me and I sit...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 16

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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 24 Responses Feb 28, 2008

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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

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    I just recently found out

    that I am an INFJ. It is really mind opening to me. On the other hand, I am a little worried about how this will affect my marriage. I realize that I have been sacrificing my needs for his in so many years. Now I understand myself more and I want to live a less extroverted life...
    Myske Myske 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    An Infj's Cry

    I like being an INFJ but it can make life painful at times. In conflict, instead of thick armor I have baby soft skin, an unfair fight really, where my enemy suffers little to no damage and I loose quarts of blood. All this filtered through my mind where's it's multiplied by 10...
    elling245 elling245 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    jxparc jxparc 16-17 4 Responses Feb 4

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    I have been trying to balance my body

    and soul and recently found out that I am an INFJ. It completely was a relief to know that I hadn't made it all up in my head, but at the same time this personality exhausts me. I just want to feel normal (the way I image everyone else does) and I just want the world to feel...
    eapraven eapraven 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    Why I love being an INFJ: 1.

    The feel of certain fabrics such as velvet or soft suede. They feel like soft butter on my taste buds. I find my mind becoming synchronized with my soul while I savor their tactile pleasures to their fullest. 2. Listening to a saxophone literally purges my emotions to the...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 1 Response Feb 28

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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...
    cutemuffin524 cutemuffin524 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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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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    I'm posting this hoping to find other INFJ's

    out there. As you all know, it's pretty hard ( and can get a bit lonely at times) finding someone who knows the candid and uncut "you" under the surface. Someone who can relate to your passion and your pain. If you're into enneagram, im classified as a 4w5. I'm always creating...
    Allissaxxx Allissaxxx 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    Infjness

    Here is a list of INFJ character traits; these may not necessarily apply to all INFJs. INFJs: •value personal integrity and "being true to yourself" •are on a lifelong search for a unique identity and meaning; spirituality is important to us •can be hard to get to know...
    ThisWomansWork ThisWomansWork 36-40, F Oct 24, 2011

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    Couldn't figure out why I never ended up dating

    much even though girls always told me I was funny and cute. Read the profile and it made sense.
    jsducati jsducati 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    I feel as though being an INFJ has really held

    me back, I'm a very good judge of character, Its as though I can see things in people others don't notice, I keep people at arms length until I'm sure about them, sometimes this can take years. I seem to be able to pin point a lie no matter how small, most of the time I just...
    angiebaby78 angiebaby78 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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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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    The other day in class I was trying to explain

    how strange and weird I am just so people would hear it from me instead of thinking it themselves and completely misunderstanding me. As I was trying to explain all they could say was, "you're not weird. You're just really quiet and we wouldn't assume that you'd be the person...
    Cleanandclear Cleanandclear 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 5

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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 62 Responses Oct 21, 2007

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    I'm a capricorn infj .

    It's pretty awesome but really hard to tame !
    Rando552 Rando552 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22

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    Its kind of miserable finding out your 1 in a

    million. There's just a **** many contradictions, spinning in my mind, that I had to learn to discern correctly. I wish I could meet a kindred soul..
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Question: Is it just me

    or when infj's become ill, do we seem to take longer to recover than someone else who has the same ailment? In general, I am healthy but my spouse and I can both get the same virus and he recovers much quicker while I feel drained for several extra days and maybe even a week or...
    Thia999 Thia999 56-60, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    Shocked There Are People Like Me.

    Hey everyone this is my first post. And I'm happy I finally found a site for people that have INFJ personalities. I took Meyer Briggs personality test about 2 years ago and got this result. It's been really hard to find people that can relate to you and has been lonely. No...
    Okyanus Okyanus 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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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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    Infj Pride!

    So I found out yesterday that 1% of the population are potentially as awesome as I am! Lol I'm soooo thrilled that there's a blog about it! I've spent my whole life enveloped in my uncontrollable super intuition, and although it can definitely be tough dealing with the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 12, 2013

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    I am dually aligned with Fire

    and Water, Fire: High Passion and Beliefs Water: Quiet Persistence and Avoidance of Conflict When I was in secondary-school my Fire overtook my water aspect I no longer tolerated inconsistency in other people or myself and plunged into the hard realities of our world I was...
    TruthShaman TruthShaman 18-21 3 Responses Mar 13

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    I found that. Anyone wants to say something?

    INFJs? Knowing one? INFJ strengths Determined and passionate. INFJ personalities work very hard for causes they believe in. This passion can easily surprise people not used to seeing this side of the INFJ, but it is an inseparable part of their personality...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I Desire Infj Friends

    I believe them to be the best friends. ENFJs are fantastic too. I've taken the Myers-Briggs exam three times. Once in High School and twice in college. I came out as an INFJ all three times. I love being one. Although it is frustrating that people just don't understand...
    mused mused 21-25, F 10 Responses Dec 17, 2007

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    so i just completed this really long test

    online & i found out that these people have the same personality type as me : Plato, Hitler, Carl Jung, Gandhi, Osama Bin Laden, Mother Teresa, Johnny Depp, Marilyn Monroe, Tom Hiddleston, Viggo Mortenson, Edgar Allen Poe, Wiliam Shakespeare, Tupac, Jesus Christ, Virgin Mary...
    Eternessh Eternessh 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    The enthusiasm with which people rush to

    demonstrate their understanding of obscure nomenclature leaves me vexed. It is distasteful, not merely because it is esoteric and digestible solely by a privileged few, but because it is language very carefully used within only those social contexts that render it...
    PhiliaSophia PhiliaSophia 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've noticed a lot of people discussing

    personality types and tests of various sorts. I don't believe that a person's personality can be categorised by a standardised test that puts you into this box or that box, the very notion offends me. With all that in mind, I took the Jung Typology Test, to ease my boredom the...
    TheMaskedPuppeteer TheMaskedPuppeteer 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 7

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    I took this test again

    for class, they wanted to create diverse groups where no two people would be alike if they could help it. I think I was the only INFJ, I'm still an INFJ after all these years. I sort of want to change that, no one understands me and I'm often mislabeled as something else. Being...
    XioBlue XioBlue 22-25, F Apr 9

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