What being an INFJ means to me + rant.

Hey! I’ve been thinking about my personality type, and wanted to write about what it means to me to be an INFJ. What I mean by this is… What are the things that set me apart from other types, in real life, day-to-day situations that are easy to relate to.



What being an INFJ means to me:

  1. I will feel personally hurt when silly, little casual comments are made against me. I just can’t shrug anything off. I won’t be able to truly think nothing of the comment, and I won’t be able to think that the person who made said comment wasn’t being a tad insensitive. I’m easily upset, easily offended, easily hurt – even by people who I’m not technically “friends” with. I think many people don’t realise that there are some really sensitive souls in this world. I know for sure that some people do realise, and this face just pisses them off more than anything. I find that many Thinking over Feeling personality types will be irked by the sensitivity of Feeling over Thinking types. But yeah, I’m a sensitive, delicate, sometimes rather pathetic little flower. I feel things very strongly, and am easily overwhelmed with an emotion.

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  2. I feel like an alien. I feel like I can’t relate to almost anyone, and the people I can relate to in many ways will still always have just as many contrasting beliefs. I find it incredibly hard to connect with people and make friends – in fact, at the age of 23 I would not consider that I have any “friends” in the strictest sense. I don’t “hang out” with anyone, or get invited out anywhere. I suppose my partner is my only friend, but I’m fine with that. I couldn’t handle socialising, day in and day out, with a group of people who just seem so… Hollow… I don’t know. Imagine if every human saw through 2 lenses, one main, dominant lens and one small, inferior lens. I feel like most people’s dominant lens is my inferior lens, and most people’s inferior lens is my dominant lens. I just don’t feel like I’m seeing the world the same way that the majority of people are. I feel sort of like a loner. Very alone.

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  3. I don’t get shallowness. I hate all this pop culture. I hate celebrity gossip. I hate drama. I hate the 9-5 everyday mundane routine of humans. I hate repetitiveness. I hate feeling like so many people are SHEEP. I hate people doing what is easy, and not using their brain and heart to decide what it is they truly WANT. I don’t like people ignoring very important, hard TRUTHS, and instead turning a blind eye.

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  4. Similar to the last one, but I don’t follow crowds. Why the hell would I? I’d much prefer to feel genuinely happy and blissful doing the things I enjoy. I love Lush to an extreme – something not uncommon at all, but definitely a genuine love rather than following a craze. Even if Lush were to become incredibly unpopular one day, or if the Body Shop were to instead become the new exciting cosmetics brand, I’d still be dedicated to my Lush. I’m a female studying for a degree in Astrophysics. I’d like to eventually be a researcher in the field of Astrobiology. I don’t think I need to even explain how this one isn’t following the crowd. I don’t care if people think my ideas are stupid. I just care that I’m doing what genuinely makes me happy in my life.

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  5. I can’t take relationships lightly. Every person I meet, I care about. Every person I SEE, I care about. I truly hope every homeless person I see on the street will be okay. I hope that all the randomers I see on my morning train will have a brilliant day. Again, it hurts me when people make sarcastic or slightly offensive comments toward me, because I generally hold too much respect to be able to be nasty to that same person. It is hard to feel like almost every single relationship is one way. I care too much.

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  6. There’s never enough time in the day. There is so much I want to do yet I spend so much time up in my mind, that I rarely do much physically in my day at all. I’m a thinker, a dreamer – and a doer too. I’m just far less of a doer than I am a thinker. I don’t generally like this fact about me though. It is seen as laziness – it truly isn’t. I don’t even realise how many hours I’ve spend in my thought bubbles until I randomly snap out, and realise that my actual day is already over.

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  7. I don’t see animals, or even plants really, as being of less value than humans. We are all alive, this life is the only one that any of us will ever live. Who is to say which life is more important? Of course, I eat plants. I am a vegan, and am doing the best I currently know how to do. I do aspire to be a fruitarian one day though. To me, death is death, and life is life. Simple as. In fact, if anything, I feel more toward an animal or plant life than I do a human life. Humans have so many ulterior motives, can be so cruel and selfish. Animals and plants are pure. They just live. I don’t know…

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  8. I am honest, quite possibly to a fault. I can’t keep surprises from my loved ones. If asked how I feel about a topic or what my opinion is about something, I will be completely honest. I don’t think anyone deserves to be led into believing something that just simply isn’t the truth. Who could be that cruel? I’m a very honest person.

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  9. I see beauty everywhere. I’d stare at a sunset for hours if I could. The sea is absolutely gorgeous, as are plants, hills, mountains. I love the universe I love the natural world, I love landscapes. Colours are so vibrant, I don’t know… I just love how the universe LOOKS, and I truly appreciate it. The same goes for any art form – music, dance… It is all so incredibly beautiful!

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  10. My mind is complicated. My thoughts are confusing, and do sometimes contradict one another. I’m logical, scientific, sensible, reasonable, wise, technical, clear. I’m also creative, artistic, sensitive, spiritual, idealistic, disconnected. My mind is a mixing pot of two different worlds. I find it hard to make decisions, because I sort of love almost everything. Making a decision of which career I wanted to pursue was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve made in my life. I decided that any interests that were more creative and less academic would be better pursued out of conventional education, because then I could grow in these areas as a unique, uninfluenced individual – which to me is what art is all about. With all of my academic interests, I just sort of smushed them all together, and found one subject that embodied them all – Astrobiology. Paleontology, biology, climatology, astronomy, geology, geography… It’s all in there, every single academic interest of mine. After doing this, the only things left behind were things that I had either integrated into other areas of my life in other ways – such as travel, or things that I have little or no interest in – like Politics… I chose Astronomy as my pathway into the field of Astrobiology, just because it seemed like the most vast and interesting subject that Astrobiology is made up of. I can’t, don’t and won’t settle on one idea if I am interested in many different ideas. This is also evident in the amount of different seasonings I use when I cook…

    That’s all for now! There’s 10 things that being an INFJ means to me. If you’re an INFJ, did you relate to any of these? If what ways did you/did you not? If you’re not an INFJ, what type are you, and what ways are you similar/different? Leave a comment below!



    Warning:
    RANT

     

    Also, I’d like to ask a favor of any readers who are interested in MBTI. If you have taken an MBTI personality test, please, for the love of God, take another. MBTI tests are NOT perfect, and will have blind spots for certain types of unique personalities. You absolutely cannot take one test result at face value, and just start investing your time researching that result. That is insane! You can’t go taking a man-made test, that absolutely will NOT be flawless (as personalities are so diverse and unique between each person, not everyone will perfectly fit into the same mould as another member of the same personality type..,) and just 100% have faith that the result you obtained is a solid FACT. The only fact you have obtained from taking that test is simply that THAT test provided you with THAT result. Take one test, then take another test on a completely different website – a test with different questions and entirely different mechanisms to reach a result. If you come out with the same result twice, through answering honestly, then chances are that you’re that personality type. Read it up and see if you relate to it. If not, then take a third, different test. Keep doing this until different tests have provided you with the same result!

    This is so, so, SO important. It almost angers me when I read that someone took a MBTI test, and straight away are like “Okay, I guess this is me then 😀 .” If you’re so convinced, get the same result in a different test too. What is there to lose? And if there is a CHANCE your result may come out differently in a different test then why wouldn’t you want to know what else you might be? My first result (taken on the typical 16personalities site I believe…) reckoned I was an ISFJ. So, what did I do with this result? I saved it, and then instantly took another test. INFJ. What did I do with this result? I saved it, and then took ANOTHER test instantly. INFJ/INTJ. What did I do with this result? I further researched the INFJ personality type, as I had received that result twice using 2 different tests. Considering there are 16 different possible outcomes, getting the same result in 2 different tests, when only having taken a few, means chances are that you’re this type. After researching the type, I related well, and have since had an MBTI enthusiast type me as an INFJ too.

    I’m sorry with rambling on, I just don’t like when people say they fit a personality profile because of ONE test result. I mean, claiming that a certain profile pretty much defines the inner functions of your ways of thinking and your behaviours is pretty huge, so at least make sure that what you’re claiming is reliable! Grrrrrrr. If you only can be bothered to take one test then at least take the humanmetrics test instead – that one seemed to be most reliable for me!

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3 thoughts on “What being an INFJ means to me + rant.

  1. I like this post–especially the rant. How can billions of people be divided perfectly into sixteen categories? So many of those labels are spectrum possibilities instead of yes-or-no. Ambiverts do exist. (But I’m INTJ, so I guess it stands to reason I would feel this way.) J.

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