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I Am An Infp

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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 3 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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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'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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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 27, 2014

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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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    (Poem. Click title for proper spacing.

    ) Limit “The rainbows are leaking!” they say, for it’s raining. “I’m sorry, darling, you’ll have to stop dreaming.” I roll my eyes and smugly loft myself above the clouds, to watch the colors there. But for all my faith and wit, I cannot fathom how to touch this...
    Chuckabeth Chuckabeth 18-21 1 Response Aug 29, 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 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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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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    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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    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'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 3 Responses Oct 26, 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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    Hi I'm an infp. I'm kind of new to the mbti

    stuff... So if you're compatible with me send me a message?
    neptunegurl neptunegurl 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    So I just found out that apparently I'm an infp

    and reading up on it I so Ian for sure
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 28, 2014

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    Interaction between INFP

    and ISTJ. After a doctor's appointment where my questions were not answered to my satisfaction. Me (an INFP) asks my husand (an ISTJ) "Don't you think the doctor was dismissive of my concerns" Him "Um....I don't know. Be more specific." Me "Well when I told him my...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 14, 2014

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    ANY INFP? out there? i read my personality in

    the 16personalities and wow! its so accurate its scary and i am so happy! and proud of what i am.!!!
    suziewuzie suziewuzie 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 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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    The Lonely Dreamer

    I've described myself as a solitary person. But, I find I am a very shy people person. I've never been able to get to places on time, never quite able to get assignments in when they're due, never been able to follow dead-lines at all. (And I apologize, I'm not the best at...
    Hyouneko Hyouneko 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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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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    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 7 Responses Apr 24, 2012

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    Wasn't sure if I was still an infp.

    By this test (it's an app called profile me, an app on the apple store) Guess I still am. I really don't feel like I am anymore
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Oct 27, 2014

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    Any other INFPs struggling with Loneliness?

    Due to an awful divorce, I've had my two children to myself for the past 6 years. I've recently had to start sharing them with their dad every other weekend. I feel like I go completely catatonic when they aren't around. I have a fair number of friends and definitely chores I...
    glove123 glove123 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2014

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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 5 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Infp Fairy Story

    Before I knew I was an INFP, I had no doubt I was different from most people. I lived much of the time in my imagination for most of my childhood. By the time I was 7, I had an entire fantasy cloud fairy kingdom, which I had to access by a long golden staircase that conveniently...
    heartoflaw heartoflaw 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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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 3 days ago

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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 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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    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 7 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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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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    Is there an accurate test

    that can really say what you are? I've tested to INFP several times in the past. But have also had different results over the yearsz I've changed (I think) since a few years ago when I was INFP on every test. Taking one again recently on an app (which I think has errors) I...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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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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    "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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    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 4 Responses Feb 16

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    Embracing My Personality

    Imposter. That is the best way to describe how I have felt for most of my life. I have always dreamed big, and over the past few years the world had really succeeded in making me feel immature, unrealistic, and childish for my dreams. So I put on my "big-girl-pants," abandoned my...
    jalex12 jalex12 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    Leebugg Leebugg 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2014

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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...
    diane1996 diane1996 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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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    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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    "All that is gold does not glitter; not all

    those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither; deep roots are not reached by the frost." -- J. R. R. Tolkien INFP personalities are usually perceived as calm, reserved or even shy. However, such an exterior can be deceptive – even though INFPs can be...
    hippygod1 hippygod1 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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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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    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 4 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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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