Tuesday, December 18, 2007

INFP, Me, Mary mother of our Saviour and E.T.

INFP

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Profile by David Keirsey
INFPs present a calm, pleasant face to the world and are seen as reticent and even shy. Although they demonstrate a cool reserve toward others, inside they are anything but distant. They have a capacity for caring which is not always found in other types. They care deeply-indeed, passionately-about a few special persons or a cause. One word that captures this type is idealistic. At times, this characteristic leaves them feeling isolated, especially since INFPs are found in only 1 percent of the general population. INFPs seek unity in their lives, unity of body and mind, emotions and intellect. They often have a subtle tragic motif running through their lives, but others seldom detect this inner minor key. The deep commitment of INFPs to the positive and the good causes them to be alert to the negative and the evil, which can take the form of a fascination with the profane. Thus INFPs may live a paradox, drawn toward purity and unity but looking over the shoulder toward the sullied and desecrated. When INFPs believe that they have yielded to an impure temptation, they may be given to acts of self-sacrifice in atonement. The atonement, however, is within the INFP, who does not feel compelled to make public the issue.
INFPs prefer the valuing process over the purely logical. They respond to the beautiful versus the ugly, the good versus the bad, and the moral versus the immoral. Impressions are gained in a fluid, global, diffused way. Metaphors and similes come naturally but may be strained. INFPs have a gift for interpreting symbols, as well as creating them, and thus often write in lyric fashion. They may demonstrate a tendency to take deliberate liberties with logic. Unlike the NT, they see logic as something optional. INFPs also may, at times, assume an unwarranted familiarity with a domain, because their global, impressionistic way of dealing with reality may have failed to register a sufficient number of details for mastery. INFPs may have difficulty thinking in terms of a conditional framework; they see things as either real or fancied, and are impatient with the hypothetical.

INFP Strengths
Most INFPs will exhibit the following strengths with regards to relationship issues:
Warmly concerned and caring towards others
Sensitive and perceptive about what others are feeling
Loyal and committed - they want lifelong relationships
Deep capacity for love and caring
Driven to meet other's needs
Strive for "win-win" situations
Nurturing, supportive and encouraging
Likely to recognize and appreciate other's need for space
Able to express themselves well
Flexible and diverse

INFP Weaknesses
Most INFPs will exhibit the following weaknesses with regards to relationship issues:
May tend to be shy and reserved
Don't like to have their "space" invaded
Extreme dislike of conflict
Extreme dislike of criticism
Strong need to receive praise and positive affirmation
May react very emotionally to stressful situations
Have difficulty leaving a bad relationship
Have difficulty scolding or punishing others
Tend to be reserved about expressing their feelings
Perfectionistic tendancies may cause them to not give themselves enough credit
Tendency to blame themselves for problems, and hold everything on their own shoulders

10 comments :

...sensible of shoe said...

Yeah, I can see the ET connection. You love your Reese's Pieces?

...sensible of shoe said...

Logic is optional! Hee Hee!

Sabrina said...

WOW! I am like E.T.!!! I do love Reese's Pieces, I want to name my son Elliot, and my name means 'from the boundary line or from the outer limits'!!!

...sensible of shoe said...

And your neck!

The Kings of Lauderdale said...

I remember without looking that I'm an ENFJ. Let's see, is that extrovert? oh no, I can't remember the rest. Now I have to go look and get back to you on this. I love this stuff....

ellen said...

Hey, don't forget "familiar w/ the darkside, wounded at the core, and more likely to favor legalization of marijuana." And yes, logic is sooooo optional!

Jeanelle said...

I'm an ESFJ- I took it again & it hasn't changed since high school.

I agree... logic is optional.

Sabrina said...

What's Logic?

beth said...

I am totally an INFP too!!! We used to have a very small INFP club at the mansion...Bea Bosch, Richard Zekveld, I think John Farrell...anyway- join the club! It's not easy to be :) And, Diana was just saying the other night that the more she reads your blog the more she thinks we're alike! Who knew?

Sabrina said...

Who would've guessed that Richard was an INFP! With all the vexing and mirth and the looxie lady!! WOW!

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