This is a discussion on Operation: "INFP, No good, Press here." within the INFP Forum - The Idealists forums, part of the NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers category; Originally Posted by Jazz0101 Ok..well..maybe you are a lame INFP but I'm AWESOME. Are you as AWESOME when it comes ...
Personally I just think the ideals and personalised values that come from Fi often come across as selfish nonsense or pointless, illogical romanticism when put through the telescope of anything that isn't Fi.
This affects all of those who possess Fi as a strong function, either dominant or auxiliary, (and perhaps even those with weaker Fi functions...), not just INFP's. Of course this doesn't mean that Fi users are always being persecuted, but the systems of the modern world are mainly built upon objective majorities, which doesn't leave much room in some people's perceptions for subjective, individual minorities.
Im not trying to create excuses for those with Fi, nor justify prejudice against Fi, it was merely an observation.
Last edited by Worriedfunction; 04-26-2012 at 11:57 AM.
We're like the bass players of the universe. While the vocalist is singing with all his soul on the mic, the guitarists are shredding away, and the drummer is bashing away, it's very rarely do you ever notice the guy in the back with a bass guitar plucking away. We may not be as noticeable or recognizable, but we're there and we're needed. I think that's all that really matters.
Last edited by amethyst_butterfly; 04-27-2012 at 03:20 PM.
I don't believe all INFPs are the same. There are shared characteristics but generally, we all bring something different to the world. Life is full of choices. Yes, we are faced with circumstances we sometimes can't change but our actions are completely due to our choices.
Let's look at a description of an INFP:
"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."
"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."
Just looking at those excerpts shows an INFP as being a person concerned with improving the lives of people, with contributing to the greater good somehow, and with the emotional health or states of others. Such a person may lean towards a career that allows them to contribute to humanity, to improve the lives of others, to empower the oppressed, etc. That's far from being just "good" and is something I find incredibly admirable. These people may not be INFPs, but what made them famous exhibits the traits that nearly any INFP, proving that they are almost universally admirable: Mother Teresa, Gandhi, etc. They showed an abhorrence to violence and conflict, a concern for others, a wish for peace (whether internal or external).
As an individual, I feel that I have inherent worth, just as any other individual possesses. No one can take that away from us except for ourselves. A lack of self-esteem or choosing to make bad choices can damage our sense of self-worth. My personal belief is that our actions and thoughts can make a mark on our souls, on our most intimate form of self. We may begin to heal ourselves once we choose to make healthier decisions, even if they seem to have barely any effect in the physical world, they can have immense affect of our internal selves.
INFP's definitely bring something different to the table, healthy or not.
Besides, do we really want more high minded, know it all, incredibly inflexible folks who push people around?
Some people need more secret love which the INFP type can exude like nobody's business.
Hope that didn't come out weird.