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I Am An Infp

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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 wish i could cry. When ever i try,

    no tears come from my eye. I get regressive and fall into a depressive state. Whats wrong with me, why can't i cry, can you relate?
    xXExileXx xXExileXx 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 9

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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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    I took this test http://www.

    truity.com/personality-test/ Like I suspected I was I actually got IxxP! (The 'x' I use for they are uncertain whether I'm N or S and F or T) That's exactly how I feel. I don't feel like a set INFP. I think I am a very complicated individual. I don't think I'm exactly...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 5 Responses Feb 16

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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.
    MrsJoanieBNH MrsJoanieBNH 56-60, T 5 Responses May 10

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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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    Does anyone have any advice about jobs?

    I am so lost! I am a junior in college and I have no idea what I want to do. I feel like I wasn't made to have a career in this time period. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP. It stresses me out constantly
    INFPMO INFPMO 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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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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    Still uncertain I am a infp

    because I don't have much concern for other people. My story as a child. Growing up I had a lonely childhood which I believe fuelled me to become social phobic. Though I do believe I was born with this illness or tendencies for it. (I think I shared about this the other day?) I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Jan 16

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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 3 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    I'm a introvert and feel misunderstood.

    I hate leaving my home. But recently got a job. I felt I was going to die of anxiety the first week. But its getting better. I have a wedding coming up and I'm dreading on attending. Ugh!
    patty78roman patty78roman 36-40, F 1 Response May 11

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    So, it is possible to be an INFP

    and kind of outgoing too? I mean, i know that to be more social is more a ENFP thing, but i don't know, i dream a lot. I like to talk about dream with my friends and to talk abot love and, you know? INFP stuff. I am an actor, but i feel like a INFP. Am i a outgoing INFP or a...
    PauloRoberto16 PauloRoberto16 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 5

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    patty78roman patty78roman 36-40, F May 11

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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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    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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    My family are all extraverts.

    No wonder I never truly enjoyed living at home (being one of 9 kids and never having the privacy and alone time I need didn't help). My husband is too, but he's far less extreme - he understands that I don't need or even want to be around people all the time, which my mother in...
    crochetedgirl crochetedgirl 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 22, 2014

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    I just discovered the other day

    that my sister is also infp and my reaction was :"oh sh*t , no..." like being infp is a disease/disability. but in a way it is, don't you think?
    KayTr KayTr 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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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 5 days ago

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    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

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    I'm home alone. i cant figure out

    if this is a good thing or bad lol.. I'm craving a good conversation, but also get overwhelmed easily by people.
    MissWaddles MissWaddles 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Yes, I'm one of you guys,

    I Am an INFP. :) Keep healing and keep listening... Keep faith on universe... You're the universe... God bless you all...
    AlphaLion AlphaLion 22-25, M Mar 27

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    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 4 Responses Apr 13, 2011

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    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

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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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    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

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    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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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    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 2 Responses May 15, 2009

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    I'm a female infp. Childhood: i was very

    compassionate, imaginative and turbulent. In my class, there were an unpopular girl and an autistic boy that nobody liked. Every time i played with my friends i felt like it was my responsibility that everyone were happy. Therefore i quikly became friends with the unpopular...
    Methoma Methoma 13-15, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Depletion Of Energy

    Sometimes I find it physically and mentally exhausting to be me.  It seems there are too many things going on in my head and so much that I want to accomplish that by mid-evening...I find my mind shutting down before it is necessarily time.  I adore my wife and children...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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    Hello fellow INFPs! So excited

    and grateful to be in the presence of some kindred spirits :) This is probably the first time writing anything about myself in a forum. So here goes.. I discovered I was an INFP some years back but never had the gumption to seek out others like me. I figured it was time to...
    artemis32 artemis32 31-35 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I've taken many several Myer-Briggs tests

    across the web and I am always put as an INFP with flying colors. I've done quite a bit of reading about this personality type and I find it comforting to have something to relate to so well because there isn't much that I can.
    frescowalden frescowalden 18-21, T 2 Responses Jan 14

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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 8 Responses May 10

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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 27, 2014

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    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 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 7, 2013

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    I grew up in a Christian Family.

    My mother was a preacher and we transferred from church to church. We meet different people. My mother used to feed us with words of wisdom, values, and every Bible Story. I was a crying baby when I was very young (about 2-5 years old). No one likes to hold me or cuddle me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    Interesting video. https://m.

    youtube.com/watch?v=5BpPVeP6FUI
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 2014

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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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    I'm pretty sure. But I'm

    so radical and logical at times. Its like I'm logical with my feelings; rationalise them to make decisions. I feel like a weird mix between Feeling and Thinking. Does this even make sense? Is there some kind of connection? It seems to me as if I was an INTP in my younger...
    hungryhappysleepy hungryhappysleepy 22-25 2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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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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    "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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    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

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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 4 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    I go out of my way to save insects from danger.

    .. a few examples of this are: picking up a snail from the path and putting it somewhere safe. trying to perform cpr on a fly when i was 11 >.> constantly removing ants from the kitchen area because my heart can not handle the though of them dying lol saving flies from my...
    MissWaddles MissWaddles 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    INFP and Nature

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

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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 7 Responses Jan 23

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