About the Infp

 "Usually gentle and kind, they are intense and passionate about their values and deeply held beliefs, which they share with trusted friends. Because of their discreet manner, their enthusiasm may not be apparent. They are sensitive to others' pain, restlessness or general discomfort and strive to find happiness, balance and wholeness for themselves in order to help others find joy, satisfaction and plenitude. They are deeply empathetic.

They live life in an intently personal fashion, acting on the belief that each person is unique and that social norms are to be respected only if they do not hinder personal development or expression. They strive to adhere to their own high personal moral standards and are particularly sensitive to inconsistencies in their environment between what is being said and what is being done. Empty promises of adhering to something they value – such as environmental causes or human rights - set off an inner alarm and they may transform themselves into modern day Joan of Arcs.

They are quietly persistent in raising awareness of cherished causes and often fight for the underdog in quiet or not-so-quiet ways. In a team, they will raise issues of integrity, authenticity, and good or bad, and may to opt out if the team refuses to address the questions raised.

They are usually tolerant and open-minded, insightful, flexible and understanding. They live for the understanding of others and feel deeply grateful when someone takes the time to get to know them personally. They have good listening skills, are genuinely concerned, insightful, and usually avid readers. At their best, they inspire others to be themselves."


Sounds familiar!


[Test and results courtesy of http://www.personalitypathways.com/type_inventory.html]

ChevyGirl ChevyGirl
18-21, F
13 Responses Jun 26, 2008


This describes you perfectly!

Haha, not always, no. =P

Very true. I could definitely take some right now. : P

I think so... but why wouldn't everyone? : P

indeed, i think all of the NF's thrive on balance...

More balanced is always a plus! : )

well I'm not really that extroverted, I just need to be around people, that is my biggest pull towards extroversion. I don't feel alone without being around people, I just don't feel right without them. humans are a social race, and I just have to be around people. I mean sometimes I like to be alone, or just one-on-one, and I'm pretty reserved too. but I am slowly learning to use the voice that us introverts have under lock and key...<br />
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I am at least becoming more balanced...

sadly I'm an enfp, but I still have the introverted qualities, although there is one particular extraverted quality that just has to take the cake:( I have to be around people otherwise I feel deprived, lol!

It is all about balance... unfortunately I'm not anywhere close to finding a balance yet. <br />
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I hope you can find a balance soon. =)

I'm still searching for my reset button.

I know exactly what you mean. <br />
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I usually want a break from myself everyday. : /

It gets a bit exhausting, sometimes, really. Don't you just wish you could, like, not care sometimes?<br />
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I mean, not really. I'm just saying, I could use a break from my mind!