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I Am An Infp

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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 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 1 day ago

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 8

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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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    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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    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 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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    patty78roman patty78roman 36-40, F 1 Response May 11

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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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    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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    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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    just the other day i stumbled across the

    personality types and took a couple of tests and like holy poodle there are actually people who kinda think like me...i mean because infps are kinda rare ive never met anyone who really thought the way i do. its just nice to know i guess. so if youre a fellow infp maybe start up...
    flamesintherain flamesintherain 18-21, F 7 Responses 6 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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    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 4 Responses May 10

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    rubietuesday rubietuesday 26-30, F Jun 8

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 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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    INFP and Nature

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

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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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    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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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 27, 2014

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

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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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    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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    "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 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 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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    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'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 2 Responses Jun 12

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    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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'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 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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