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I Am An Infp

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    Its raining outside and I'm by my window

    listening the sound of rain. It feels good and the music of Chopin in the background just naked it sound more beautiful.
    infpman infpman 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 29

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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

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    I took the test and I am of the turbulent

    variant. Basically, f.uck other people
    MrsCarlileAtYourService MrsCarlileAtYourService 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    Alright, so I discovered today

    that I am an INFP. The descriptions pretty much describe me to a tee, though I tried to wrestle with each description before confirming it... It's interesting, though. It makes me feel a bit better, knowing this... It's a little comforting. Maybe now I can find out what it...
    LEMONrelishthemusic LEMONrelishthemusic 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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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 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2013

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    It's my personality type.

    We are rare, us INFPs. Any others out there? Be my friend? :)
    marskie05 marskie05 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 18

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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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    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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    I never considered myself

    and introvert until I graduated high school. Now I value my alone time tremendously. Most people my age I can't relate to so I tend to just stay at home or enjoy nature whenever I'm not at work. I wish I could meet more people that I can really relate to..
    kkwright22 kkwright22 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 4

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    I think this is the main reason I cried

    for three hours after first watching Man of La Mancha.
    Chuckabeth Chuckabeth 18-21 Aug 29

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    I'm an INFP. I find myself often engrossed in

    thinking about the purpose and the meaning behind having a talk with someone or behind an experience rather than the talk or the experience itself. This often happens when there is any philosophy involved. Sometimes I feel as if it is something bad to not just let thi gs happen...
    iamINFP iamINFP 22-25, M 2 Responses May 12

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    My First Story

        I dance in between the stereotypes... sing at the birds and smile at people... sit in the window with my guitar and make up my own melodies...and if you ever find somebody walking aimlessly in the park at midnight it would be me- because sometimes i wander in the cold...
    backpackfairy backpackfairy 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    I have been quiet my whole life.

    As a young child I remember 'taking cover' behind my mother as she talked to an unfamiliar person in line at the grocery store. I remember thinking I was silly for hiding, but my reaction was almost instinctual, and it felt comfortable. I made it through elementary, middle, and...
    etriplett14 etriplett14 26-30, F May 6

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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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    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 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

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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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    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 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 4 Responses Aug 27

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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

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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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    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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    "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 7 Responses Jan 3

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    I am more introvert than extravert (though

    somewhat in the middle), intuitive, feeling and perceiving. This world is not made for Infp's alas. It's the outgoing ones who have the easier time, I'm afraid.
    jerbeth jerbeth 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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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...
    kiendy123 kiendy123 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Any INFP ever been accused of being self

    centered and had no clue where it came from
    Leebugg Leebugg 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    INFP PERSONALITY 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 flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the...
    sum1ab sum1ab 46-50, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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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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    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 16-17, M 5 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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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

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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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    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

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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

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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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    INFP and Nature

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

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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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    Introversion iNtuition Feeling Perceiving 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...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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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 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Leebugg Leebugg 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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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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    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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    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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    careers choice hi, I am an infp.

    I studied physics in university, but so soon I got that was not my way. however I got my B.S in physics. now I want to start over, and study architecture, I know that architecture is in all the career's list for infp, but I want to talk to a real person who is an infp and...
    roxionette roxionette 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 29

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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 5 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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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

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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 2 Responses Oct 16, 2010

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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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    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 just met with a new friend here

    and while checking her profile, came across "I am an INFP." Never heard of it before. So; I take a quickie personality test online and discovered that I am, too. Apparently, I am introverted, intuitive, feeling, prospective and assertive. Below is what the website told me: You...
    MollyPetal MollyPetal 41-45, T 1 Response 6 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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    I found out that I was an INFP

    when I was going to school my freshman year of highschool to be exact. I didn't think nothing of it because at the time I was going through a lot of things, but it was interesting when I took the test again for fun and it came up again and again. I then decided to look at it...
    jellyrolls34 jellyrolls34 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Only in my adult years did I report

    as INFP. Previously it was enfp. I definitely feel introverted but I'm not sure the INFP profile always fits me. I read thy INFPs wear rose coloured glasses. Instead, I feel like I see the pain of the world too easily. I overthink things and I'm always grass is greener, thinking...
    fc12 fc12 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 1

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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 perce