I Am An Infp

I was forced into a two day (two hours each day)workshop by my boss lady. This entire thing was supposed to help us gain more insight on ourselves and help us office mates relate to each other better. Or some mingerness like that. Anyway, the results are in:

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.

INFPs, more than other iNtuitive Feeling types, are focused on making the world a better place for people. Their primary goal is to find out their meaning in life. What is their purpose? How can they best serve humanity in their lives? They are idealists and perfectionists, who drive themselves hard in their quest for achieving the goals they have identified for themselves.

INFPs are highly intuitive about people. They rely heavily on their intuitions to guide them, and use their discoveries to constantly search for value in life. They are on a continuous mission to find the truth and meaning underlying things. Every encounter and every piece of knowledge gained gets sifted through the INFP's value system, and is evaluated to see if it has any potential to help the INFP define or refine their own path in life. The goal at the end of the path is always the same - the INFP is driven to help people and make the world a better place.

Generally thoughtful and considerate, INFPs are good listeners and put people at ease. Although they may be reserved in expressing emotion, they have a very deep well of caring and are genuinely interested in understanding people. This sincerity is sensed by others, making the INFP a valued friend and confidante. An INFP can be quite warm with people he or she knows well.

INFPs do not like conflict, and go to great lengths to avoid it. If they must face it, they will always approach it from the perspective of their feelings. In conflict situations, INFPs place little importance on who is right and who is wrong. They focus on the way that the conflict makes them feel, and indeed don't really care whether or not they're right. They don't want to feel badly. This trait sometimes makes them appear irrational and illogical in conflict situations. On the other hand, INFPs make very good mediators, and are typically good at solving other people's conflicts, because they intuitively understand people's perspectives and feelings, and genuinely want to help them.

INFPs are flexible and laid-back, until one of their values is violated. In the face of their value system being threatened, INFPs can become aggressive defenders, fighting passionately for their cause. When an INFP has adopted a project or job which they're interested in, it usually becomes a "cause" for them. Although they are not detail-oriented individuals, they will cover every possible detail with determination and vigor when working for their "cause".

When it comes to the mundane details of life maintenance, INFPs are typically completely unaware of such things. They might go for long periods without noticing a stain on the carpet, but carefully and meticulously brush a speck of dust off of their project booklet.

INFPs do not like to deal with hard facts and logic. Their focus on their feelings and the Human Condition makes it difficult for them to deal with impersonal judgment. They don't understand or believe in the validity of impersonal judgment, which makes them naturally rather ineffective at using it. Most INFPs will avoid impersonal analysis, although some have developed this ability and are able to be quite logical. Under stress, it's not uncommon for INFPs to mis-use hard logic in the heat of anger, throwing out fact after (often inaccurate) fact in an emotional outburst.

INFPs have very high standards and are perfectionists. Consequently, they are usually hard on themselves, and don't give themselves enough credit. INFPs may have problems working on a project in a group, because their standards are likely to be higher than other members' of the group. In group situations, they may have a "control" problem. The INFP needs to work on balancing their high ideals with the requirements of every day living. Without resolving this conflict, they will never be happy with themselves, and they may become confused and paralyzed about what to do with their lives.

INFPs are usually talented writers. They may be awkward and uncomfortable with expressing themselves verbally, but have a wonderful ability to define and express what they're feeling on paper. INFPs also appear frequently in social service professions, such as counselling or teaching. They are at their best in situations where they're working towards the public good, and in which they don't need to use hard logic.

INFPs who function in their well-developed sides can accomplish great and wonderful things, which they will rarely give themselves credit for. Some of the great, humanistic catalysts in the world have been INFPs.

Sounds legit. All you feckers that claim i love drama can now suck a ****.
EdieQuinnz EdieQuinnz
31-35, F
13 Responses Jul 19, 2012

I'm an INTP -- a thinker!!

I'm an idealist AND an IFNP (see uyknas's comment). So what does INFP stand for, Edie?

This is awesome....<3, and odd I can see myself in this desc<x>ription as well...<br />
Maybe that is why we get along so well? :)..<br />
Oh, and if you had a penis, I know it would be a big one :P


Just curious Ediez. What's your sign? I've tried stalking your profile for info, sadly to no avail. So I must take the old fashioned approach and ask politely. What is your sign Miss?

i am a leo =P Lioness all the way

Okay... Cool.

then you have a bday coming up soon, correct? I am a Libra..always wanting to make everyone happy...then turn into a total biatch when it doesn't happen..:)

The social Libra. Interesting people. Definitely a pleaser. Leo's can be arrogant and pompous though. Case and point - EdiezLush. :-) But we like that about her.

im not that pompous!

No. Just a little bit pompous :-)

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I am a pfffft

Everytime I try to do some Jung test I get something else or some mix.<br />
(perhaps due to the weirdness and non detail of those tests I take from the net)<br />
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This time it's a ISTJ, but bordering on everything other than Introversion.<br />
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Introverted (I) 70.83% Extroverted (E) 29.17%<br />
Sensing (S) 58.33% Intuitive (N) 41.67%<br />
Thinking (T) 54.17% Feeling (F) 45.83%<br />
Judging (J) 54.17% Perceiving (P) 45.83%<br />
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Your type is: ISTJ<br />
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http://www.personalitypage.com/ISTJ.html<br />
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It can be used as a funny tool, but never to define Yourself in any way.<br />
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I read mine and as much as some might fit. Others don't.<br />
It sounds quite a bit like a horoscope, where they add traits that<br />
are more common than not and are bound to fit at least in half<br />
to pretty much everyone.

Is it weird that I can relate to an awful lot of this stuff? I could literally tick every sentence...

Not so weird- i see plenty of those qualities in you as well

Awww, you were all cute & fluffy - right up until your thoughts on penis'. ;)

LOL i had to throw in the penis.

omg dude. This is me. To a fricking T. Wow. No wonder you like me so much. lmao. Kinda freaky how well it descibes me. We rule *****.

damn right *****! ***** im fat!

lol. I love you. My daughter said that isn't on youtube anymore. what the hell?!

wuuuuut?! omg why?!

I don't know, I was looking for it and couldn't find it. She said it's gone. Do you still have it on here? I am having withdrawls from not watching it! dis fooo. It's fu**in hot in here

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Carl Jung didn't consider the Lush

the bastard!

i always thought you were an imp... guess i was wrong

you should know me better by now!

I always thought you were more of a IDGAF... are you sure you didn't cheat on the test? who was sitting next to you?

*looks down* i dont have to answer this without my lawyer present