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    I Am An INFP

    When I was a child in primary school, the memories I have are of not being able to verbally express myself very well, of having very few friends and spending a great deal of my lunchtimes sitting on a rock under a tree, imagining fairies and watching the birds. This pattern...
    Hollyilex Hollyilex 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    "INFP stands for Introvert,

    iNtuitive, Feeling, Perceiving and represents individual's preferences in four dimensions characterising personality type, according to Jung's and Briggs Myers' theories of personality type." More about it here: http://www.humanmetrics.com/personality/infp
    foxness foxness 31-35, F 7 Responses May 10, 2015

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    INFP Bubble

    I feel that being an INFP is like being an alien, no matter how hard you try you feel like a visitor from another world and spend a good deal of your time either trying to acclamate and exist in this strange and hostile environment or trying to figure out why exactly you're here...
    3strikes 3strikes 22-25, F 38 Responses Jan 8, 2009

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    Proud Infp

    I love being an INFP. I think we're very deep, caring, intense, creative, imaginative and passionate. We love pure and idealistic beauty, we love good kind people, we love animals. And we hate social injustice and dishonesty and inequality. We defend the underdog and fight the...
    andantegmx andantegmx 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    sexyinglasses sexyinglasses 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    Dreamy Idealist My personality type: "Dreamy

    Idealist" Quiet, reflective and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with. Extremely loyal. Adaptable and laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened. Usually talented writers. Mentally quick...
    Harley53 Harley53 61-65, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    Advantages to being an INFP

    I certainly experience many of the same struggles that you all do as an INFP. Most jobs are laughably unfit for my personality; I'm not much good for anything except lying out in the grass looking at the clouds and thinking deep thoughts, some of which successfully end up on...
    apprivoisee apprivoisee 22-25 9 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    I really hate conflicts.

    I avoid hurting people no matter how much they give me trouble. When my so called best friend attacted me tried and tried to choke me at the dorm room, I went to a piano room (at the collage) to play so that i could calm myself down. I thought I might hurt her so bad, that I...
    Nonotu Nonotu 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I took the test years ago,

    just because I've always liked personality tests (I love it when someone actually explains me to...well, me). But retaking the test just now, it occurred to me how much my personality type has impacted my life, both negatively and positively. I've been having a rough time just...
    itsthetruth13 itsthetruth13 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2015

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    I took the test many times

    and the results is INFP.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 14, 2015

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    I keep getting this overwhelming feeling

    that someone is waiting for me and I need to find him. I feel like he needs my love. but I don't know who or where he is. I stay up all night thinking about a man with no face. ???
    sweetness87 sweetness87 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 18, 2015

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    Every since I was a child I don't understand

    the need, expression of love through touching, even my closest relatives, I don't like to be hugged, kissed.. I didn't expected to be loved or liked; I thought iI was normal and people are weird and rude..But people around me they always think the otherwise, i was the weird...
    Nonotu Nonotu 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    INFPs exist for a reason.

       We all face many of the same problems, loneliness, sadness, wondering why we exist, but at the same time, we have hope, we are the dreamers of society. I have always loved dreaming, dreaming of perfect worlds without war, dreaming of a world in which I belonged, dreaming of...
    zachary12365 zachary12365 16-17, M 4 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 12, 2015

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    Ive get different results everytime I do the

    test. Entp, infp and entj is what I get. I'm also HSP. So probably I'm infp is me. And the other two have I probably learned during the time I was growing up! I feel like a infp deep down. But I act more like a entp with people around. I am convinced that MBTI is a test people...
    realcomplicated realcomplicated 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 5

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    "An INFP is a butterfly

    that can’t wake up from it's dream of being a caterpillar dreaming of becoming the butterfly."
    Solivagant13 Solivagant13 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    INFP and Nature

    -will be reposted-
    InfpGirl711 InfpGirl711 16-17 5 Responses Nov 10, 2012

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    I copied and pasted this from an INFP forum.

    Fellow INFP'S do you relate to this? INFs tend to be avoidant/escapist when something is not right. They tend to struggle to see themselves as people of worth, and so do not know if they should bother to get better, or if they should let themselves crash and burn. It is easier...
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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    I am most comfortable

    when I am alone. It is the one time when I am able to just drop all my self-consciousness. Especially right after being around people I don't know very well or don't get along with very well, it's like I can suddenly breathe a sigh of relief and be myself. It is the one time...
    TigeroftheOcean TigeroftheOcean 16-17, F 1 Response May 20, 2015

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    Same here! And I feel

    as though it's a very difficult personality to share with others. I find myself outside the loop more then in it.
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire 61-65, T 3 Responses May 10, 2015

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    Hi all, first time in this forum.

    I was spending years and tears of understanding why I'm withdrawn, awkward, forgetful and having a self- pity life. Until I discover I'm a male INFP. I hope that reading your experiences can makes feel that I'm not alone in this world. Thank you, and we will look forward
    darkco87 darkco87 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 27, 2015

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    Best Portrait Of An Infp I Have Found

    The Idealist As an INFP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your personal value system. Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in primarily via your intuition...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 22, 2015

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    I just took the test,

    holy sh*t! stumbling into this well into my 30's and really knowing myself is full of constant aha moments. More than anything it leaves me wishing I was close with other INFP's, when I encounter people who share these traits I immediately become fond of them. I can see why...
    missmoss missmoss 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    My Dream

    I once had a dream which I think describes me and other infp's and why we don't always (or ever) fit in. In my dream I was with a bunch of people, one of them was my best friend from childhood. Everyone but me was doing some sort of crazy dance and they wanted me to do it too...
    annabelle334 annabelle334 31-35 2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

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    I'm an infp. I took the official test several

    times and got the same result. I believe I am special, because in fact I am. I am very different from others. I have a different perspective on life and I always try to find meaning everywhere. Yes, I am also prone to having mood swings and being disappointed very quickly...
    DifferentbyNature DifferentbyNature 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2015

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    http://greatist.com/discover/myers-briggs-personality-test
    AlisynWonderland AlisynWonderland 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 11, 2015

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    It's Weird

    to see your self laid out there in words... creative, smart, idealist, loner, attracted to sad things, disorganized, avoidant, can be overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings, prone to quitting, prone to feelings of loneliness, ambivalent of the rules, solitary, daydreams about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Dec 17, 2007

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    I read something about INFP's

    which said we are the rarest personality type, and that we are the most likely to commit suicide... Somehow the last part seemed to make sense; all my life, even as a child, periodically I'd think "meh, I'm tired of life and I don't think I belong." Not even in a horribly...
    ASmallVictory ASmallVictory 26-30, F 8 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    We're just the best, haha.

    All my favourite people are INFP
    guriinii guriinii 26-30, M Aug 15, 2015

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    "That strange sensation of noticing everything

    and everyone around you and knowing they haven't yet noticed it themselves. It's somehow sad when you see more than others. Its like a glass. You see everything and touch nothing in those moments" This is a very real problem for us INFP's and its largely the reason why we...
    Solivagant13 Solivagant13 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    If you want to know how my mind works, read this.

    1) ah, blogthings. but they seem right on this time. see below for link. ***Your Personality is Very Rare (INFP)*** Your personality type is dreamy, romantic, elegant, and expressive. Only about 5% of all people have your personality, including 6% of all women and 4% of...
    journeyfulloflaughter journeyfulloflaughter 26-30, F 9 Responses Oct 3, 2007

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    I m an idealist Infp.

    I always stick with my plans. I planned my first kiss when I was twelve years old. Some girl talked about their future boyfriends and their first kisses. I thought nahh... My story can't be a usual one. I hate usual stuff, it's boring, I hate being bored. My first kiss should be...
    Nonotu Nonotu 22-25, F a week ago

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    I took the test three times

    and I got INFP-T every time. Only about 4% people have this personality type. They call this personality type, the Mediator.
    wuk96 wuk96 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2015

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    I would like to have discussions with other

    INFPs about their personalities and how they see things.
    reelaroundthefountain reelaroundthefountain 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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    I ve never expressed myself;

    even on online platforms until I discovered that I'm INFP personality and for the first time in my life, I am exposed- omg I'm not an alien! Finally, I m defined! I want to share "my first love story" which I've never done on an online platform. So here's the hopeless romantic...
    Nonotu Nonotu 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    anyone else talk to inanimate objects

    as if they were somehow alive? like, if i bump into a chair, i will apologize to the chair....i have done that since i was a small child. actually...pretty much everything was alive to me when i was a kid. i would walk thru the woods with my older brother and he would randomly...
    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 23, 2015

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    Reading About the Infp Personality Changed My Outlook

    It really did. I was always so conflicted inside about myself. My parents pushed me to be on stage a lot as a kid and teenager because I am musically gifted/inclined. They, like most people, assume that if you can sing and play an instrument it must be that it's your passion and...
    PlaiduhPus PlaiduhPus 22-25, F 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    I am an INFP and I love everything about being

    an INFP. The one thing that I learned when finding out my personality type is that although I am very outgoing and friendly, I need my own space and time alone in order to regenerate. I had always thought that I was an extrovert all the way, but surprise! I'm not. Have other...
    14Carin 14Carin 46-50, F Oct 5, 2015

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    The test said so and it seems really close to

    how I am, I think, so....alrighty then. lol
    Ordinarylady Ordinarylady 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Who knew? I just took the test.

    INFP PERSONALITY (“THE MEDIATOR”) INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 6 Responses Jan 1

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    Creative, smart,idealist,

    loner, attracted to sad things, can be overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings, prone to quitting, prone to feeling of loneliness, ambivalent of the rules, solitary, daydreams about people to maintain sense of closeness, focus on fantasies, emotionally moody, acts without planning...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2015

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    I usually tested as an INTP

    until I started to notice how I needed to sometimes control my over-empathic nature and How easy it was for me to put myself in another persons shoes and really understand their perspective. INFP fits so much more, it is like reading my own thoughts.
    pensive101 pensive101 18-21 Jul 4, 2015

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    "The Healer" I took the test this morning

    because I've sure wondered if I was/am becoming an introvert. Turns out it's true. I have a slight preference of introversion over extraversion. (11%) I have a slight preference of intuition over sensing. (12%) I have a distinct preference of feeling over thinking. (75%) I have...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 8 Responses Jun 4, 2014

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    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2015

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