I Am An Infp

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    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge
    22-25
    1 Response Apr 19

    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
    26-30, F
    Feb 3

    Flare: Who Heals The Healers?

    As an introvert, I once sought knowledge of the world. As an intuitive person, I saw what the workings of ignorance did to the best of us. As feelings wash over me like the (in)constant waves, that, As perceiving would have it, I make myself forget as soon as I am dry.  ...
    jsghansen jsghansen
    18-21, M
    8 Responses May 29, 2010

    The test said so and it seems really close to

    how I am, I think, so....alrighty then. lol
    Ordinarylady Ordinarylady
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 3

    My company got new ESTJ employee in a senior

    position (same as me) beginning of this year. I love my job and my work place before she came in. I feel she tries to change our unique working environment. We are art company. We improvise a lot and flexible mind is the key. As a senior, I feel that it is my job to stop her...
    gluhpgluhp gluhpgluhp
    31-35, F
    Nov 8, 2015
    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2015

    "Being alone is the best comfort I could ever

    ask for. When others tell me that I'm isolating from the world, I let them know that I'd rather isolate from the world than deal with the negative souls that are attracted to mine."
    Ordinarylady Ordinarylady
    22-25, F
    Mar 8

    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

    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
    2 Responses Dec 21, 2015

    Oh wow! I'm glad this is a group.

    Are there any infp's out there? do you know your myers-briggs group? do you feel like it describes you well? you can find the test for free. here is a link: https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test. if you take the test, tell me which one you are and what you think...
    Sarahkay612 Sarahkay612
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Feb 27

    Just found out I'm an INFP~~ https://www.

    16personalities.com/free-personality-test I've never loved myself so much until I finally know this~~ Sometimes I hated myself before although I do love myself (?!)because I can't seem to be like everybody else. For example, I am seriously don't have a mind incorporated to...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 16

    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
    7 Responses Jan 23, 2015

    My heart swings back

    and forth between the need for routine and the urge to run- infp-
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Feb 26

    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

    "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

    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

    I used to be an INFJ,

    but with everything that's happened recently in my life, my personality type has changed to INFP. Has this ever happened to anyone else? Will I become an INFJ again if I ever get through my depression? Or have my experiences changed me permanently to an INFP? Or is it possible...
    Letmebee Letmebee
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 7

    "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

    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

    "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

    Taken the myers-brigg like 6 times in my life,

    all but once was an INFP. So true, I basically look at reality on my terms, be it positive or negative or however. I am a Ft. Knox of raw emotion, one of the challenges in my life has been putting that unnamed emotion to good use. I am very idealistic, yet I am very forgiving...
    Rittus Rittus
    36-40
    Apr 13

    Why Can't The World Have More Infp's???

    I am an INFP in college, and definitely feel like an outsider as many other people on this website have said. When it comes to my confidence level, I feel very confident in who I am. I love me, I love the fact that I follow my heart instead of apathetically following logic and...
    infpgirl22 infpgirl22
    18-21
    5 Responses Apr 13, 2011

    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

    I Feel A Lot

    I feel a lot. I would say that I have a strong sense of empathy. I can feel people's emotions so much that it sometimes troubles me. It feels like I know who they are and I understand them and I get jealous because I can see them so well yet I feel like nobody sees me. I...
    dorffer dorffer
    22-25, M
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

    INFP and Nature

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

    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
    4 Responses Nov 18, 2015
    sexyinglasses sexyinglasses
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 15

    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

    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

    I'm so emotional. And I can't deal with people

    lately. I just feel everything so strongly. I wish I could take a f*cking break from it. People think it's fun to breed foxes, let them loose and hunt them down. Wtf? How is that fun?? Why do they lack the ability to understand that animals have lives and souls and emotions...
    HannahSavannah HannahSavannah
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 23

    Holla fellow INFP dudes,

    check this blog! this might help you with your complicated INFP life: http://www.infpblog.com/
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 23

    On paper: I'm just feeling really conflicted

    about this relationship. I often find myself struggling with the notion of a close relationship and while I've come to grips with the fact that they're not unhealthy its scary to consider committing to someone in a way and the possibility of liking them more than they like me. I...
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 10

    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

    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

    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

    I took the test many times

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

    "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
    36-40, F
    6 Responses May 10, 2015

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 20, 2015

    I would like to have discussions with other

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

    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

    "One moment you're trying to help the world

    become a better place, the next you want to disappear from everyone and everything. "
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 15

    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
    8 Responses Apr 24, 2012

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Jan 1

    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

    Wonderland?

    I'm not really sure where I have stumbled now. Is this a world full of other INFPs? If so, it's good to find you, however we all got here. It's not always easy to express myself, at least in larger forums like the facebook infp group, where I know many people are not infps and...
    nyenwyn nyenwyn
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2013

    Sometimes I Feel Like I'm From Another Planet...

    I never felt like I fit in...even in my own family...I always felt like a misfit, an outsider. When I was younger, eventually, I learned how to "play the game", just to be popular, have friends and a sense of belonging. Deep down inside though, I knew I wasn't being true to...
    autumnbutterfly autumnbutterfly
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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

    I took the personality test,

    and after I was done, the results shocked me. They could NOT have been more accurate. It was like the website and its informal "diagnosis" understood my personality PERFECTLY when it came to dealing with social and interpersonal relationships. It was almost scary. I guess that...
    Boulier Boulier
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 5

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 28

    Getting to know me is like having to cross a

    moat of alligators and scale a 50foot wall equipped with gun turrets, only to find the city within full of flowers -INFP problems-
    beautifullybroken29 beautifullybroken29
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 15

    Tired Of Feeling Worthless

    I feel like the things I'm best at are monetarily worthless. Companies want to exploit my knowledge and skills to make themselves money while requiring me to "drink the Kool-Aid" (which I'm never able to do, which gets me fired, if I don't quit first). I've always felt proud of...
    MabMe MabMe
    26-30
    4 Responses Aug 7, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 12, 2015

    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

    I just found lines in a poem

    that really resonated with me as an INFP "A friend is a lover A lover is a god"
    monicamisty24 monicamisty24
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 10

    Lol. hahahahhahahahahahah!

    MBTI madness!! >.< i just discovered that i have a friend who's also an INFP. yeah!! exactly! and i just realized, INFP people communications are kinda complicated! hahahahahahahhahahhahahahahahahahhaha! that's why at some deeper connections they connect.. but at the other...
    yayepisoverimsad yayepisoverimsad
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 15

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jan 30

    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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