Posted: 2017-11-14 13:38
To conclude I would like to mention my purpose in writing this. In response to, The INTP/J's, comments on the spectrum between (in his comment) perceiving and judging I wanted open up the scope of what Jugian typology is. Jung created a branch of typology and in his branch there are sub-branches and in some of these branches there exists a concept that may be refered to as the cognitive function model. Some memtion it and some don't. And since I've already written about it I won't talk about it anymore, but on e last thing I want to touch upon is The INTP/J's mentioning that he thinks of himself as having two types that are referenced by his name. That of INTP and INTJ. As there exist subtypes of INTP and other types as well, I would like to suggest to you as well as any other confused INTP some possible subtypes.
Recognize that ISTJs and INFJs are considered dynamic opposites which basically means our cognitive functions are as polar opposite as they come. INFJs are Ni, Fe, Ti, Se while ISTJs are Si, Te, Fi, Ne. That basically means we view the world in completely different ways and think on extreme opposite ends of the spectrum. If communication is strong, together you can really help each other grow in a positive way. If it is lacking, you will cause one another quite a bit of pain.
So I am confused because I don t understand what I am feeling and it s driving me crazy! I have been single for ages and not seeking a romance. I feel an insanely deep pull towards him like I m going to need many hours to speak with him and just want to go to him, talk, feel like I could hug him like I ve known him or know him too much almost. As an empath what am I doing? Am I feeling my own feelings or his? They are so strong and I like to say that I am not overly emotional obviously this is not true..I guess only the ones super close to me would know that I am deeply emotional. I feel such a strong pull to this man that it s really affecting me. It s kind of a wonderful feeling in a way but I need to be careful too. Maybe I will need to drop the class..who knows.
Speaking from my own perspective ENTP s are loyal to a fault and we ll fight long and hard and intensely for something we truely love and want and believe in. Just like he fought for you for months on end. Those two INFJ s were the two people I have loved the most in my life, hands down period. More then my parents and brother even. And I truely believed in a future with them. But when I m done, when I ve tried everyting I m done. It s not a matter of not loving you anymore it s a matter of losing our belief that you were ever really serious with us and thus losing all hope for a future with you. And that is fatal.
INFJs are distinguished by both their complexity of character and the unusual range and depth of their talents. Strongly humanitarian in outlook, INFJs tend to be idealists, and because of their J preference for closure and completion, they are generally doers as well as dreamers. This rare combination of vision and practicality often results in INFJs taking a disproportionate amount of responsibility in the various causes to which so many of them seem to be drawn.
As for losing your grandparents the only thing I can really say is to let yourself grieve in a way that seems best for you. I remember reading somewhere that INFJs tend to process major traumatic emotions more quickly than other types but at the same time (for me at least), I end up regulating myself to small, intense doses of the feeling over the course of a few weeks, months, maybe even years.
The INFJ's thinking is introverted, turned toward the subject. Perhaps it is when the INFJ's thinking function is operative that he is most aloof. A comrade might surmise that such detachment signals a disillusionment, that she has also been found lacking by the sardonic eye of this one who plumbs the depths of the human spirit. Experience suggests that such distancing is merely an indication that the seer is hard at work and focusing energy into this less efficient tertiary function.
introverted iNtuition (Ni)
The Ni function is the biggest part of what makes INFJs so unique. It essentially means that they have an amazing ability to think more abstractly, globally, thoroughly and complexly. This allows the INFJ to easily see and understand things in the past, present and future that others may struggle to comprehend. While they may not always be able to explain their knowledge, their intuition is usually accurate and, in some cases, psychic. This function leads to a continuously busy mind as Ni 8767 s constantly shift their perspectives, and view and understand things from different angles and in different ways.
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Thank you for this post. I am an INFJ and have been with my ISTJ husband for 67 years, and I ve spent the last 8 years struggling to make our marriage work. We used to have shared interests which brought us together, but my interests have changed and I want to move away from the city, watch less TV, etc. The details are unimportant, other than my plans and desires *alarm* him and he responds to them angrily (which makes sense because he feels threatened). I feel stifled by the idea of not being able to follow my dreams, as crazy as they may seem to him. I ve done it before, prior to meeting him, and was very successful, so I feel his alarm is misplaced, though I understand where it comes from.
Find groups of people you don t feel like you re wasting your time with. Not sure what you re into, but as an INFJ i absolutely love everything science and thinking related so i started to look for, lol nerdy people. Not sure what their profiles are, but we get a long great. Still haven t found a girl that i can fall in love with typically my intution finds the issues right off and then i m caught in the typical situation of date her for fun or break up in a nice way. Lately i ve been doing much of the latter i found that getting involved with the wrong person is wrose than being single 😛
It is important to note that any personality type can be successful in any occupation. However, some occupations are well suited to the natural talents and preferred work style of the INTP, while other occupations demand modes of thinking and behavior that do not come as naturally to this type. Occupations that require the INTP to operate outside their natural preferences may prove stressful or draining, and often sound unappealing to Architects who are choosing a career.
Just recently I started a new class at college (I m 87) and felt an intense pull towards my college professor of this particular class (he s close to 55). I can t remember if I felt it before he began speaking about traveling and seeing the world (which is also a passion I have and have shared a lot of the same past experiences with cultures and backpacking around the world) or after. I think I felt something after he began speaking and I remember feeling as though he was very familiar to me. He reminded me in some ways of a guy I was very close with and worked with in Iraq years ago and never could find again after our time there. I think it s not that they looked alike but I could feel this teacher s passion it s hard to explain.
In their own way, INFJs are just as much systems builders as are INTJs the difference lies in that most INFJ systems are founded on human beings and human values, rather than information and technology. Their systems may for these reasons be conceptually blurrier than analogous NT ones, harder to measure in strict numerical terms, and easier to take for granted -- yet it is these same underlying reasons which make the resulting contributions to society so vital and profound.
I m an entp and he s an infj. he s amazing!!! i thought i d never find someone like him since it s such a rare type. He s so sensitive and compassionate and as an entp it s difficult for me to get emotional or express them but i feel what he feels when he expresses them with me. I really love you guys!!! being an entp is awesome and we need a lot of love so you should all just marry entps and make us all very very happy! we re sweet and charming and we ll never let you be bored or lonely, promise!
I am a guy ENFP and my wife is an INFJ. We just got married 9 months ago. We are both big on MBTI and is pretty much spot on for both of our personalities. My INFJ wife really has integrity and honesty ingrained in her soul and can totally relate to this article talking about just being honest to her even in the smallest things because she will be able to pick it up. I can also relate to all the comments about INFJ s dating INFP s because although I am an ENFP, My Extroversion is close to borderline Introvert. Our marriage and 9 years dating before that have been very colorful and amazing. Whenever we fight I like to read up on INFJs just to understand her and the amount of compassion she has is just on another level. She has even told me when we do fight that I lack compassion. Maybe its a case of both that I do lack compassion and she has an extreme amount of it.
One of the most obvious examples of people who are likely to belong to ENTP personality type is Tim Ferriss. Be that work, cooking or sports, Ferriss is dedicated to finding loopholes in order to achieve better and faster results than anyone else. Travel the world, earn more while working less, learn complex skills in record amounts of time Ferriss can be extremely inspiring and entertaining.
INFJs are deeply concerned about their relations with individuals as well as the state of humanity at large. They are, in fact, sometimes mistaken for extroverts because they appear so outgoing and are so genuinely interested in people -- a product of the Feeling function they most readily show to the world. On the contrary, INFJs are true introverts, who can only be emotionally intimate and fulfilled with a chosen few from among their long-term friends, family, or obvious soul mates. While instinctively courting the personal and organizational demands continually made upon them by others, at intervals INFJs will suddenly withdraw into themselves, sometimes shutting out even their intimates. This apparent paradox is a necessary escape valve for them, providing both time to rebuild their depleted resources and a filter to prevent the emotional overload to which they are so susceptible as inherent givers. As a pattern of behavior, it is perhaps the most confusing aspect of the enigmatic INFJ character to outsiders, and hence the most often misunderstood -- particularly by those who have little experience with this rare type.
If you score strongly as one personality type, then yes, this test is probably pretty helpful, as it describes what the ultimate character of that type would be. But for most people(?) this is not the case as people can be between two traits, or be between four traits so therefore between several personalities. But like I said before, it is hard to say that I am both personality types as there isn't any analysis or diagnosis on what it means to be both a thinker and a feeler, which probably changes the what a IN*P is altogether.
Speaking about myself again, there is a road back with ENTP when you ve burned your bridges with us. It s possible. But that road isn t an easy one. Those bridges that just spontaneously popped up out of nowhere before would have to be rebuilt, and you d be doing most of the building. I would want to know you will seriously stand with me and fight for me 655%, just like I fought for you. You would have to restore my belief in you and my hope for something real. A one on one meetup with a truthfull explanation of what happend and what you felt that lead you to your chosen actions for starters will go a long way to get us to understand you but to get us to give it a go again and open our heart up again you would have to give yourself 655%. No holds barred. If you aren t willing to do that: don t bother. That would be the only condition on which I would be willing to risk my heart with you again. As said: it s possible, but this time you will have to take the initiative, and you re going to have to thoroughly prove yourself to make me believe in it again.