Saturday, January 5, 2013

INFP Series - Parts 3 through 7

Surprise... surprise... I'm already getting bored with this series. Must be an INFP thing. Lol. I tend to get really excited about an idea and then peter out of it quickly. Let's see if I can move through several points today...

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. 
This sounds like parts 1 and 2 combined... so... yes, I agree this is like me.

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. 
Yeah for some reason I always end up being the person that other people confide their deep, dark secrets too. I love being that confidante, but it always takes me by surprise because it tends to come from people who I never realized even thought twice about me... classmates, slight acquaintances, etc. It's like I have a vibe emanating from me saying, "Trust me! I'm a great listener!" And I am, don't get me wrong. It just strikes me as funny if I think about it too long, just how many random people end up telling me their secrets.

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. 
Yes. Very true. I tend to not care about winning a particular argument, and because I can typically see both/every side of a situation, it makes me less inclined to think my way is right/better than someone else's way. What gets me riled up though is when someone speaks belligerently or condescendingly towards me. Tone of voice can be much more offensive to me than what someone is actually saying.

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".
Yeah true. See above.

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.
Soooo true. This fact has driven most of my roommates crazy actually. They'll be like... "How did you not notice that the garbage hasn't been taken out in a week?" not realizing that if it weren't for them, I probably wouldn't have noticed for another month or so. Lol.

1 comment:

  1. I just looked up my type as well I'm INFJ. And it makes a lot of sense for me!


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