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I am an INFP: introversion, intuition, feeling, perception; The Healer. List idea stolen from here.

  • I prefer Introversion over Extraversion by a 77.5% margin. Introverts get their energy from focusing inward on their own thoughts, feelings, and personal experiences. They are energized by:
    • Reflecting on thoughts or feelings
    • Being in calm surroundings
    • Exploring a subject in depth
    • Contemplating ideas and experiences
    • Maintaining distance and privacy
    • Quiet and solitude
  • I prefer Intuition over Sensing by a 10% margin. Intuitives take in information using a "sixth sense" and focus on meaning, connections, and possibilities. They like to focus on:
    • Observing patterns and connections
    • Interpreting meaning
    • Imagining potential
    • Ideas and concepts
    • Innovation and creativity
    • Possibilities for the future
  • I prefer Feeling over Thinking by a 15% margin. Feelers make decisions based on subjective values, and focus on using empathy and compassion to arrive at a conclusion. They decide by:
    • Consulting personal values
    • Considering morality and ethics
    • Analyzing the impact on people
    • Applying subjective understanding
    • Seeking harmony and appreciation
    • Being involved and invested
  • I prefer Perceiving over Judging by a 27.5% margin. Perceivers like flexibility and spontaneity, and want to leave their options open. They prefer to:
    • Put off a decision as long as possible
    • Make the rules up as they go
    • Have the freedom to be flexible
    • Brainstorm options
    • Do things when inspiration strikes
    • Go with the flow and enjoy surprises

More info on INFP

  • INFP is the ninth most common type in the population. They make up 4% of the general population, 5% of women, 4% of men
  • Popular hobbies for INFPs include poetry, creative writing, music, photography, theater, and visual art.
  • Famous INFPs include Isabel Myers (creator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator), St. John the disciple (john the dreamer, my homeboy!), Carl Rogers, Princess Diana, George Orwell, Audrey Hepburn, Fred Rogers, A.A. Milne, Helen Keller, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Julia Roberts, and William Shakespeare.
  • Among least likely of all types to suffer heart disease (oh yeah!)
  • Second highest of all types to report marital dissatisfaction (i knew it! oh well, hopefully i'll be an exception to this rule)
  • Among most likely to have suicidal thoughts in college (lol i'm going to bible college in the fall, let's see how it goes...)
  • Tend to be more successful than the average in learning a foreign language
  • Among types most likely to be dissatisfied with their work
  • Personal values include Autonomy and Creativity
  • Overrepresented in occupations in counseling, writing, and the arts
  • INFPs are imaginative idealists, guided by their own core values and beliefs. To a Healer, possibilities are paramount; the realism of the moment is only of passing concern. They see potential for a better future, and pursue truth and meaning with their own individual flair.
  • Typically unconventional (lol that's an oxymoron), Healers often develop an offbeat personal style and enjoy expressing themselves with creative pursuits like writing or art. They value originality and want to be authentic and individual in what they do. Following tradition holds little appeal for the INFP (this is my relationship with my grandmother), who would prefer to invent something that feels unique to them.
  • INFPs are usually flexible and accommodating, and can often see many points of view. They usually try to support other people but will react strongly if they feel their values are being violated. They especially hate being steamrolled, and want an open, supportive exchange of ideas.
  • INFPs are sensitive, caring, and compassionate, and are deeply concerned with the personal growth of themselves and others. However, they also tend to be independent, soft-spoken, and reserved, and can sometimes seem aloof, especially to new acquaintances. They prefer to seek depth in relationships where they feel a real connection. (this whole paragraph is my life)

things they forgot to mention: laziness

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