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I Am An Infp

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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'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!
    Eyesshut78 Eyesshut78 36-40, F 1 Response May 11

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    I am curious about the different career paths

    of fellow INFP types. I chose Mechanical Engineering as my career. At times it has been a fulfilling career, however I very often feel like a fish out of water amongst fellow engineers. In a way, I just feel like something doesn't quite fit me with this role. I always...
    bdiggles bdiggles 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 24

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

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    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 22

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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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    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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    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

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    rubietuesday rubietuesday 26-30, F Jun 8

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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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    When I am stressed and overwhelmed,

    I retreat back into myself. I meditate, sip tea, try to better understand myself, and write. It is so easy for me to lose myself in every day life. This may be what draws me to traveling alone. I want to continue interacting with people, and I don't want to hide in my apartment...
    neekto neekto 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I discovered I am an INFP

    after taking a personality test online. "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...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 8

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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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    Eyesshut78 Eyesshut78 36-40, F 1 Response May 11

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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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    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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    "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

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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

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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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    At first I didn't like my result

    because I don't think of myself as a healer at all! After I thought about it. The description did seem to describe me. I do try an present a serene persona to others. It doesn't bother me anymore. It's who I am. I'm content with the results and I won't torture myself over them...
    IndecisiveDoeEyes IndecisiveDoeEyes 31-35, F Jul 19

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    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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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    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 would like to have discussions with other

    INFPs about their personalities and how they see things.
    reelaroundthefountain reelaroundthefountain 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 4, 2014

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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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    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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    After taking multiple tests I feel like I'm a

    mix of INFP and INTP. Like I love helping people and like to daydream but at the same time I enjoy philosophy and logical thinking
    Tbone33 Tbone33 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 3

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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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    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 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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    "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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    "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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    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 3 Responses May 10

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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

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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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    I found out my personality type at

    16personalities.com it's really interesting. I'm an infp(A) and am just about 50 percent in all categories. what about you?
    DreamingKate DreamingKate 18-21, F Jun 2

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    INFP and Nature

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

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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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    **Here are my types: ( MBTI Type : INFP ||

    Socio-Type: IEI || Enneagram Type: 4 (both wings.)** I’m totally obsessed with this new Myers-Briggs personality test thing and so I thought I would share with everyone who reads my blog! If you want to find out your personality type just go here and take the test! Take The...
    jboddika jboddika 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 21

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