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02 December 2007 @ 03:29 pm
I Feel You  
I used to think that emotions were a liability; they just got in the way of doing the right thing in the most efficient manner. Now I think perception matters more than reality, since we can't perceive reality directly and must do it through our senses. Also, I think feelings are in some way a sense, which is stronger than other senses, in its power to affect you.

A recent change in my Myers Briggs Type Indicator result is consistent with this change in attitude. I used to be an INTJ, with the most extreme facet being the T, for thinking, versus feeling, while the others were closer to the middle (50).



INFJ

You scored 73Introversion, 53 iNtuitiveness, 53 Feelingnessand 80 Judgingness!

INFJs are great counselors, artists, and motivators. Unlike their ENFJ cousins, they are very interested in self discovery. Unlike the INFP, the INFJ is more prone to judging the self in terms of morality. INFJs love to put the inside on the outside, so they might wear strange clothes, say awkward random things, or do random stuff that seems to well up from the id. On the other hand, INFJs are very cautious about revealing their true selves. This might make them seem very aloof. Like the INFP, INFJs are different and they want to make sure that people know it. It is hard for an INFJ to blend in, and this can make them seem like extroverts, but in reality, it is just an extension of an internal difference that INFJs feel. Like all NFs, INFJ's intuitively understand people on an almost psychic level.


Introvert: You are internally focused


iNtuitive: You are abstract


Feeling: You use feelings to make decisions


Judging: You primarily use your internal imagination to create yourself









Link: The strangely accurate personality Test written by Whalesfromheck on Ok Cupid
 
 
 
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thibeauxthibeaux on December 3rd, 2007 05:13 am (UTC)
Yeah, even though I'm more feeling than before, I'm overall probably still a T. I certainly don't "intuitively understand people on an almost psychic level."
DustinDCbadsantadc on December 3rd, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
Feelings are a reflection of how well reality meets up with your expectations of it. Also, being more aware of your own feelings doesn't always make people better at caring about others'(and vice-versa).
Allisonallidc on December 4th, 2007 06:39 pm (UTC)
Huh
Mine: Congratulations ENFP, you have succeeded in being the most obnoxiously freindly person in the WORLD!!! At the same time, you assume that everyone is rejecting you. Its very strange. Your intuitive feelings pick up on the fact that maybe people are a little bit put off by your historionics. Thus, you tend to extrovert your insecurities. An artist, a philanthropist, a rock star, anything that allows you to be your bombastic self in front of everyone. If you are a boy, you really like to hang out with a bunch of girls. Not to be a stud, but to have your emotional needs met. If you are a girl, you probably like to hang out with boys because you like the attention. ENFPs put on a show for the world, but really inside, they are insecure about this show. I would say that You might as well give it up. Sometimes, you let people step on you because you don't think about the moral consequences. You need to start being more assertive and less of a showboat methinks.

Yeah, kinda. I read these tests results kind of like horoscopes. Every different result applies pretty well to me.

I'm thinking about the rest of your post. Interesting.
thibeauxthibeaux on December 4th, 2007 07:26 pm (UTC)
Re: Huh
The more I read what I wrote, the less sense it makes. Dustin's comment is considerably more lucid. Perhaps this is a better statement: Feelings matter, and analyses of efficiency that don't factor in feelings are often missing the point.

I wouldn't say you're OBNOXIOUSLY friendly (while I know people who are). Do you let people step on you? I don't understand that part.
Allisonallidc on December 6th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
Re: Huh
I'd say that is a very fair statement.

I understand it.
(Anonymous) on December 19th, 2007 05:48 am (UTC)
typology
your personality "type" doesn't change -- how you interact with an assessment does. Many INFJs and INTJs mis-type as one another; it's common.

You might check out
www.INFJ.com
and
www.INTJ.org
the_nordic_one: Philthe_nordic_one on February 17th, 2008 09:11 pm (UTC)
The world is full of INFJ's.. be different! ;)