The Paradoxical Personality of the INFP

INFPs are fickle creatures. They are guided by their emotions; whichever way the wind blows, that’s where the INFP will go. Thus, the INFP often portrays traits that seem to go against previous traits they’ve shown. This can often create confusion among close friends and family because of the INFP’s ever changing moods and desires,…

Realization

It’s quiet. I’m alone, by myself, thinking in solitude while hiking in a forest. Or, maybe I’m in a coffee shop, listening to music in a quiet corner. Or, maybe I’m driving late at night, watching speeding headlights pass in the corner of my eye as I trying watch the road in front of me….

10 Things I Wish Others Understood About INFPs

Sometimes we actually don’t like being misunderstood. 1. Hypersensitivity Yes, INFPs can be very emotional. The saying that sadness is actually happy for deep people is definitely true. We INFPs like to indulge ourselves in emotion and can almost detect all of it around us like the hyper-aware INFJs. Just because we feel more deeply…

On the Need to Be Remembered

I’m probably one of the only people in my English class who is actually enjoying most of the readings, besides my English teacher, but we recently read The Unknown Citizen by W. H. Auden. In a way, The Unknown Citizen is in relation to The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, honoring an unknown person of high standard…

The Man Behind the Monitor

Don’t worry, I’m currently working on more INFP-related content, just taking a “short” break from such topics to explore… other thoughts.  I’ve been thinking a bit about consciousness lately (as ya do). This train of thought was spurred by one of Vsauce’s videos on consciousness. I recommend watching it. However, I guess I won’t be asking…

Fiction & the INFP

So sorry about the long hiatus. If you need something to blame, you can blame all the college homework I had. Something I’ve noticed more frequently, at least, among my family and a few friends, is the tendency for INFPs to be drawn towards fiction more than other personality type. Now, wait, I’m not saying…

From An INFP’s Perspective – Introverted Sensing

Sorry for the delayed post, I’ve been away the past week. Things should go slightly back to normal after this post. In the previous two posts, I discussed Extraverted Intuition and Introverted Feeling both from my personal, INFP perspective. In this post, I’ll take a look at Introverted Sensing again from my personal perspective. Many personality…

From An INFP’s Perspective: Extraverted Intuition

Like the last posts, this post will be about personal observations I have had concerning my INFP personality. This post will be a little different because these observations pertain to actual known aspects of the INFP. I decided to follow the trend of my own personal observations of my personality, and use it to show…

“The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and INFP

I can be something of a movie-junkie, so I’ve seen a lot of movies. So, any movie that causes me to say, “Wow, that has got to be one of my favorite movies”, means that that movie must be really good. And so, saying that The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (with Ben Stiller) is my all-time…

INFP Thoughts #5 – On Feeling Comfortable Around Friends

One too many times have people expressed how quiet I am. Every person I’ve gotten to know has eventually mentioned, “You’re kinda quiet.” Sometimes, however, I may surprise my friends (and myself) when I suddenly begin to act more open and act talkative. Both starkly different states of social behavior are based on how comfortable I…

Primary & Secondary Pairings – Pairings

In the previous posts, I discussed the different pairings of Ne/Si vs Ni/Se and Fi/Te vs Fe/Ti. In this post, I’ll discuss how the order of such pairings can affect the individual. Though everyone has Ne/Si, Ni/Se, Fi/Te, and Fe/Ti through primary and shadow functions, as you can see, the order that each pairing comes…

Ne/Si vs Ni/Se – Pairings

Every personality type has Ne and Si, or Ni and Se. Though each personality type might have these pairings in different orders, everyone has them. INFPs, for instance, have Ne and Si as their second and third functions respectively. INFJs have Ni as their first function and Se as their fourth function. Those with the Ni/Se pairing…