One post before I leave for a few days
Although I’m very much a feeler, when it comes to sharing opinions and understanding the perspectives of others, I don’t tend to become very emotionally involved. Or if I sense myself becoming that way, I rationalize it and get over it because my drive to understand is stronger than my emotional reaction. The only exception to this is if very strong morals of mine come into question,...
Anonymous asked: I can't think under pressure. My mind just goes blank. I've been wondering whether this is an INFP trait or more common in INFPs? What do you think?
thebreakwater asked: Hello! Just wanted to say I love this blog, it really is a wonderful thing to come across people you can so strongly identify with, especially since I don't think I know any other INFPs, and have always felt (cringeworthy line coming up) that none of my friends or family quite understood me. Totally feel you with the superiority complex thing - I've struggled with that my whole life,...
Anonymous asked: I feel the same way. I know that everyone is human and will make mistakes, and i try not to judge, but when something really seems immoral and wrong to me, i can't help but voice that. I think it's just about learning when that is and isn't okay. I usually ask myself "are this person's actions/ways of thinking harming themselves or anyone else?" if not, i don't...
Anonymous asked: Is it a common thing for INFPs to be confused with being extremely judgmental?One of my best friend appears to be trying to hide me from the truth(obviously I am not falling for it, I never have), which she does frequently. She once stated that it is because she does not want me to judge her, which I most likely will not.
Just a shout out to my fellow INFP homies,
gillian-shaw: Thom Yorke, Conor Oberst, JK Rowling and Willy Shakespeare. Y’all are on my list of top best people ever and I am so proud to share a type with you.
Anonymous asked: I completely agree with you about the intelligence of mind and emotion. I think its maybe because we are so influenced - I don't know if that's the right word- by our emotions that we seek a person that can understand that side of us and influence it in a positive manner.
Intelligence of mind and emotion
I’ve come to realise how important it is to me that other people are moral, and not just that, but that they share many of my own morals and place the same kind of importance on them that I do. I am accepting of all types of people, of course; and in fact, I think I subconsciously seek a great variety of people as friends. If everyone I surrounded myself with was exactly like me, I...
Idealism increases in direct proportion to one’s distance from the problem.– John Galsworthy I think Galsworthy is an INFP. Based on the stories he writes and a few biographies I’ve read — everything he stands for indicates NF to me, and a couple sources have said that although he wasn’t a “gregarious man”, he had a few close friends in the...
I wrote this a month ago, and in hindsight I believe that it clearly showcases what it means to be an INFP. The developer in me hand-crafts his tools That loosen the lines between pigments And I dissect the culture they carry With the steadiness of an elite micro-biologist And I daydream of redistributing the strands Into grand architectures inside myself Holding up like a spider’s nest, or a...
151 followers! Yay!
I seem to like making these celebratory posts after I’ve passed the expected number by one, eg. 101 & 151. Perhaps it’s that subconsciously I know that if I lose a follower after making the post, it’s not that anticlimactic, because say, in this case, I’d still have 150 followers. I don’t know what I’d do if I lost 2. I wonder how many of you are INFPs and...
Waste.: I know what I know. →
gillianbdshaw: I love Myers-Briggs. I’ll risk sounding pretentious here and say that a lot of people talk about it who don’t understand it. I’ll follow that by saying that I don’t care if you want to talk about things you don’t understand, we all do it, as long as you don’t pretend that you understand them. It’s… I wrote this on my personal blog. I guess it’s a bit weird to reblog...
dom-jiu-jit-tsui asked: i've also often imagined myself in those kind of 'heroic' situations, although again i have never actually imagined myself creating them in some kind of twisted set up. I've noticed that I seem to be drawn towards 'damaged' people, and i often invest a lot of myself in them in order to help or 'save' them. on some level, this is probably a desire for...
Anonymous asked: about the heroism thing- I think there's some truth to it. I'm an INFP and I seem to be drawn to people everyone else hates or shuns to try and help them out a bit because I feel so bad for them- this has often backfired when I find out first hand precisely WHY people react to them in that way. Still can't stop doing it.
The hero syndrome is a phenomenon affecting people who seek heroism or recognition, usually by creating a desperate situation which they can resolve. This can includeunlawful acts, such as arson. The phenomenon has been noted to affect civil servants, such as firefighters, nurses, police officers, and security guards. Acts linked with the hero syndrome should not be confused with acts of...
A song to hopefully inspire others to post their...
Anonymous asked: I struggle a lot with feelings over my self-worth. I was wondering whether or not this is common for an INFPs since we tend to be so idealistic and such perfectionist.
Post your creations!
I would love it if you did. Perhaps I will post something of my own soon to encourage you. Just going to remind you guys of the vlog my ISFP friend and I have. I’ve got a link to it on this blog: IxFP Tavern. We just uploaded another video in which we talk about relationships and MBTI relationship theories. I hope you’re all having a lovely day.
non-creative asked: Hello! So I'm personally slowly learning about all the different types, starting with ESFJ's (my own personal type) then INTP's (because I happened to become friends with two through my summer math class) and then I came across your lovely blog (: So, I was wondering, what was your general opinion of ESFJ's? (Obviously this will be a generalization and personal view, but I...
[To say that] thinking evaluates from the viewpoint ‘true-false’ and feeling...– Isabel Briggs Myers (via infpconnection)
I've added a "Submit" button to this blog. You can...
I’ve been on this creativity kick for a couple of days. I love these moods. They don’t seem to come to me as often as they used to. Maybe I’ve just been busier with mundane things and I find it harder to become inspired. Maybe not. I’ve written a song which is the first thing I’ve created in a long time that I am actually proud of. I had a thought while writing this...
Anonymous asked: i know an infp (the do-good type) who is egocentric, selfish, and even a bit cruel at times. what i don't understand is how someone can have a terrible personality but a loving mbti type.
A Celebratory Post
101 followers! Woo! I love all of you. I’ve been thinking about how much I love gaining knowledge. Just learning, generally. Perhaps this is part of the appeal of INTJs. When I asked “Which type(s) do you relate to the most?”, many INFPs said INTJ. Of course, a desire to gain knowledge can be a trait possessed by anyone, regardless of type. However, I believe that INTJs share a...
The INTJ Way: Many accuse Myers-Briggs of... →
theintjway: beinginfp: Open your brain. Do a little research. Educate yourself. You shouldn’t talk about things that you don’t understand. Actually, I am against Myers-Briggs as well. Because it’s more than four letters. It’s about functions. Myers-Briggs is the cause of loads of confusion, they tried… Hmm. I actually agree with you. However, Myers-Briggs is preferences and...
Many accuse Myers-Briggs of confining people to...
Open your brain. Do a little research. Educate yourself. You shouldn’t talk about things that you don’t understand.
I am so bad with money.
Ultimately, I don’t really care about it. I love having it so that I can spend it, but I don’t care about money itself. It’s awful. I know I should learn to be more responsible with it since it’s the reason I get the education and life that I do… Maybe one day I’ll learn.
IxFP Tavern →
My friend and I have decided to start a vlog/blog. We try not to ramble incoherently too much, but we apologize if we do.
re: Idealism and reality →
fuckshepherd reblogged your post: Idealism and reality It’s not as hard as you think - to accept reality over fantasy - as an older INFP. Some events in our lives just give us the kick in the ass we need to realize ‘Hey. You need to stay here. Don’t run off.’ - all it is? Some of us just accept it better than others. I just turned twenty two in this last month and my life has literally been a...
purplegiraffeys asked: I agree completely, I often 'repent for my sins' even though I'm completely nonreligious. I often feel the need to 'redeem' myself, and spend many hours, or days reflecting on things. It's very frustrating whenever people assume you can just 'drop the issue' and move on, there needs to be some sort of understanding self acceptance before that.
Perversity vs. Morality
I read in one description of INFPs that when they feel they have done something or thought something that goes against their moral code, they’ll resort to “acts of self-atonement”. It sounds intense, and I guess it kind of is. I realised today that I struggle a lot with having “perverse thoughts” and at the same time, such a strong moral code that I strive to live...
andiamjustasoul asked: I recently realized that i am the poster child for being an INFP. But i've been freaking out over life lately (the usual INFP stuff, overthinking, trying to sort emotions and dealing with ideals vs. reality) and i stumbled upon this lovely blog, and it reminded me that I'm just being an INFP and it's okay haha. SO thank you :)
I can only tell you that she is rather disorganized, emotionally generous and...– Carl Jung (character, Michael Fassbender) about his patient, Sabina Spielrein (character, Keira Knightley) in A Dangerous Method.
frozenanthem-deactivated2013041 asked: Hello there! Just wanted to say hi after following. I'm an INTJ with a lot of love for INTPs, even after one screwed up at every possible level, it only got me more interested, and I the more I learn, the more I enjoy about you guys, so I guess it's a good thing! I hope I can also demystify NT types for you, as I know it's not easy for you do deal with raw logic :)
INFPs and ISFPs
They’re called “cousin types” and I can see why. I am extremely similar to the ISFPs I know in my life. However, it takes a long time for me to understand them. They always seem a mystery to me when I meet them, then once I’ve gotten to know them better I realise how much we have in common. One of my friends, an ISFP, said she believes it’s the N / S difference. This...
INFJ Confession 1235) It's so easy to see through...
I very much relate to this. I’ve seen people react this way to INTJs as well. I’ve noticed that these three types usually have very good “bullshit detectors”. Sometimes when I make statements about Myers-Briggs I think I sound ridiculous, like I’m going too far and these characteristics can’t be related to MBTI. But they are real observations and I can’t...
Advice on how to feel your emotions with apparent...
Although I consider myself a very empathetic and understanding person, it is difficult, at times, for me to imagine the perspective of those who do not understand or recognise their own emotions easily. This is usually the case with Thinkers, but I have met some Feelers with Extroverted Feeling as their dominant or secondary function who are also this way. I’ve been asked advice before on...
The problem of the introvert
[Got a job packing vegetables for the summer. I feel like a machine. Sorry if I may post less frequently.] Even though I’m exhausted and could have passed out at dinner with my family, now that I’m alone I can’t fall asleep. I’m convinced this is the problem of the introvert - around people you become tired easily, then once you’re alone all your energy seems to come...
The NF and NT balance
Wow, I’ve been really busy the past few days and not had time to post much. I thought I’d post what a couple other people answered to my question “Which type(s) do you relate to the most?” yellowgiraffeys answered: INTJ. They make my dreams functional in reality without losing the wonder. If they are patient INTJs, it’s wonderful. butididitlastnight answered: My best...
suzannahdanae asked: Hi! Okay, so I just wanted to let you know i'm a huge fan of your blog and have been reading it since I got onto tumblr a few days ago...I have put up a link to it on my INFP blog. Hope you're cool with this, if not, let me know, the blog name is infpconnection.
nitrateglow answered your question: INFPs: which type(s) do you relate to most? I have few friends, but I’m close with an INTP and an ESFJ. An NT boy once had a crush on me. Haha! I had to post this. I think it’s funny because my roommates last year were an INTP and an ESFJ, and they’re both two of my best friends. The relationship between them is really funny because they don’t...
INFPs and INTPs
betelxeuse answered your question: INFPs: which type(s) do you relate to most? I don’t know why I keep attracting INTPs. We start as friends, then have tense moments because of our opinions and then we fight. Terrible. One of my best friends is an INTP and we definitely fight more with each other than I do with any of my other friends. Usually over morals/opinions. I think, in a way, it’s...
Anonymous asked: My best friend is an ENFP, and she actually played a major part in changing my moral standings. She was very patient and loving while still making her opinion known in small ways. Others were more confrontational and made me close in on myself.
purplegiraffeys asked: I appear naive to people because I set my standards too high for the world, Along forgiving. I actually got lots of anon abuse for that. Being forgiving. It's like people assume being forgiving is a weakness and makes you a pushover.
INFPs and innocence
Why exactly is it that people mistake me so often for being innocent or naive? It’s complicated, because my friends will often tell me I’m wise, accepting, and empathetic and I certainly don’t appear vulnerable or delicate to others. And yet, I’m often not told things for fear of disturbing my “innocence”. I don’t feel very innocent. So why does this...
What type(s) do we relate to the most?
I’ve had a couple of answers, so I figure I’ll just add to this post if more people respond. greenhorn said: “I adore my INTP partner. We balance each other’s mental strengths and are emotionally devoted and supportive.” soulsberry said: “my best friend is an INTJ, and i am often drawn to other INTJs as well. INTJ/INFP mix can be disastrous, but when it...
INFPs: which type(s) do you relate to most?
Or, another way of looking at it: which type(s) do you seem to attract as friends, lovers, whatever? Thought this might be an interesting thing to try out. You can, of course, include INFP, but then it’s also not the most obvious answer. If I were to answer a question like this, I probably wouldn’t think of my own type first. The results will also differ depending on who you’ve...