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I Am An Infp

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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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    Interesting video. https://m.

    youtube.com/watch?v=5BpPVeP6FUI
    SwanSongRebeL SwanSongRebeL 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 21, 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 3 Responses Jan 5

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    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Aug 27, 2014

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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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    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'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 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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    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 Mar 29

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    ocifersanchez ocifersanchez 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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

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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 and Nature

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

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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