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This is a discussion on The Gently Honest Mistype Revelation Thread within the INFJ Forum - The Protectors forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Originally Posted by Arclight No INFJs are not extraverts. However their main action/rational function is Fe.. Introversion and extraversion by ...
I am picky and choosey, I like to help people reach their potential.
I am interested in theories and conspiracies and I am INFJ.
"I understand what I do about this system because I treat it like science. I look for facts.. Every description might say something different.. But they also say many things the same. It starts to become easy to discern what is empirical data and what is loose interpretation."
That is exactly how I function, I look for the truth amongst all the false answers, I find a pattern that I follow to give me a rough idea of how much of what I am reading is, 'right' enough for me to go by on my journey to find the truth and 'type' myself correctly. People who translate it wrongly are usually not looking hard enough at the details in order to understanding it all as a whole.
"This type is subtext to the person.. The person is not subtext to the type.
In other words.. You don't fit a Type.. a Type will fit you."
That should be made into a thread topic. So clear, maybe it will stop a lot of people from becoming so 'lost' with typing themselves.
I/E and J/P are indicators of energy direction.. The real meat of functions is in the T/F S/N .. S/N are how people perceive. How they take in information and data. T/F are how they rationalize.. What data and information they will focus on and give the most value to when they present their perceptions to the world.
Each type has two conscious perception functions and one action function.. or two action functions and a perception function. This is before we get to the inferior which always be the mirror of your lead function.
INFJs are perceivers.. Ni leads.. So to compensate and balance.. The next two functions are rational actions functions. Ni Fe Ti
Like wise an INTP leads with an action function so it is balance by two perceiving functions. Ti Ne Si..
Nobody can live completely inside or outside of themselves.
INFJs would be in a coma state LOL if Fe didn't balance their perceptions. Likewise INTP would be a perpetual machine if their perceptions did not balance their need to rationalize and act. (think a of calculator left to run on it's own) Something has to see and record what is being calculated.
Confusing? You bet.. LOL
You don't fit a Type.. a Type will fit you."
A thread should not really be needed.. Every single web page and book I have ever read makes this disclaimer.. People just choose to ignore it,.
Click those links in @Eric B signature .. they will help
Chart-the-Course™ & In-Charge™ have in common Directive Communications - Give structure, direct
Behind-the-Scenes™ & Get-Things-Going™ have in common Informing Communications - Evoke, draw forth, seek input
Keirsey himself described it as tending to "define the relationship", where informing lets the other person define the relationship.
So directing obviously will have a tougher edge to it, and she describes it elsewhere as connected to "task-focus", while Informing is "people-focus". People focus would normally go with Feeling (Which is basically more "personal/interpersonal" compared to Thinking's "impersonal" nature), but for NFJ's, this doesn't line up. The "Directive" NJ preference essentially overrides Feeling's people focus (Which then is relegated to the conative area of the NF temperament).
Here I just found an article by Berens I hadn't seen before:
At the beginning of my career, I learnt there is an exception to every rule in grammer. Lately, I am out of practice and my grammer is sloppy. *wink*
I changed my name. I wonder if "anyone" can guess why? LOL I do love Jolly Rancher candy, been sucking it dry since I quit smoking last year, but thats not why...
I was embarassed. *wink*
By the way, my life is dedicated to helping the homeless and needy, activism and education. But, I have my "own" at the moment. I can't help others when I can barely help myself, can I? :)
By the way, when I was fourteen, I felt a calling to be a Daughter of St. Paul Nun. :)
My favorite actresses are Carrie Fisher, Audrey Hepburn and can you say, Shirley MacLaine?
My favorite movie is: Terms of Endearment
As a Mommy: I am deeply focused on "needs."
I'm always looking for clarity and illumination
I mask as an INTP, yep... I know a lot about INTP's, have one in the house, my son ... he's really, really intelligent
I might have had a mistype revelation the other way around, I now think I may well be an INFJ mistyped as INFP. Here's my thread about it.
So, you'll seeing more of me around here, and if I decide I belong here, I'll stay!