Any INFJ's out there?

Last Update: June 20, 2015

So for those of you that don't have a clue what I'm on about please read on :o)

One little tool (if you could call it that) that I discovered a few years back really helped me in my quest to working out who I was amongst the millions of other souls out there was a personality test called the Myers-Briggs personality type. There are a lot of free online tests out there that can give you "your type", usually consisting of 70-100 multiple choice questions.

I did a few of them and they all came back as infj so I suppose this would be "my type". I had always thought somehow that I was an extrovert for most of my life as I was good at parties, could throw down a joke or two and mix well with anyone...or so I thought. But even though I thought I was this crazy extrovert I knew deep down that I craved the solace of my own space and needed "recovery time" after big social gatherings.

I always put this down to being an only child but I always felt somehow odd about the way I felt, as though I was this kind of Arty extrovert that had to uphold this persona. My dilemmas brought me to the internet and I came across the Myers-Briggs type indicator test which was very life changing for me.

I felt such a sense of relief when I realised that I was actually an introvert all along as I had battled with such conflicting ideas and feelings for so much of my youth. I won't go into the nuts and bolts of my temperament etc, but my personality type was described so well in terms of what made me tick and how I felt versus how I responded to people that I was finally able to see who I was. In a personality sense that is :o)

So I urge you all to go and take a peek into your personality type and I hope it can help you as much as it helped me :o)


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Tipnyl Premium
Hi Amber, this is interesting. I did this some time ago and it worked out that I am an INFP.
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DaveSw Premium
Hey Amber, I used this tool 35 years ago... At that time I graded out as an ENTP, now you have me wondering if this would be the case today... The Myers - Briggs Personality Type Indicator is good to shape your development in your professional life as well as understanding why you feel attracted to some things but not others... Good post, thanks for sharing!
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OsreeM Premium
Hi Amber,never done that kind of test before.It does sound interesting to know my type so will check this out.Thks for sharing
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Firekeeper Premium
I worked with different tools too, f.e. the old "Enneagramm" and the newer, onlinebased "profilingvalues" (really terrific). Now I'm going to check this, thanks!
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NWTDennis Premium
I'm an ENFJ. Now I wished I had the old one to see if I've changed. So what does it mean?

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp
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NWTDennis Premium
I've done Myers-Briggs before ... some time ago. It was all hard copy in those days and I think I just cleaned out a file and those old hard copies got tossed. They were probably dated in the late 70s or early 80s.

I was really in to Organization Development back then (in a manufacturing environment). Was one of the first managers at my company to start talking about Quality Circles and other "team" building stuff.

I'm going to check out the current version of M-B. What personality type is most likely to be successful here at WA?
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HelenpDoyle Premium
ENFJ and funnily enough I had exactly this reading 27 years ago!
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letjeh2014 Premium
INTJ, just one letter off from yours. :)
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dickw Premium
Hi Amber,
As best I can tell, I'm an outgoing introvert; serious fun loving conservative with libertarian tendencies.
You come up with the darndest stuff. Keep it up. Kinda fun...Dick
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AmberSubaki Premium
You sound very much like me Dick, this personality test has been around for quite a few years now :o)
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dickw Premium
I'm not surprised. You know that Jung was brilliant and a trailblazer. I studied him years ago when I first began asking questions and wasn't getting many answers. It was fascinating; still is. It was good you brought him up....Dick
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bsmith1222 Premium
ISFJ. Only in a 12% class but at least not alone.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Not like me at less than 2%
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bsmith1222 Premium
No but you are special!
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AmberSubaki Premium
Awe thanks...hopefully that's a good kind of special ;o)
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bsmith1222 Premium
Most definitely!
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mbrin37 Premium
ENFP-A...... whatever that means. Cheers, I guess... :)
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solidbase Premium
OMG. My test came back with 7 different personalities !!
I always knew I was "different". :)
But seriously, thank you for this post Amber. I found it very informative and thought provoking. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Peace sister.
-Theuns
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AmberSubaki Premium
That's really strange Theuns, maybe check out the link that Loes posted within the comments and try that one x
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solidbase Premium
It was just my effort to make a joke Amber.
I was not being serious.
-Theuns
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AmberSubaki Premium
They didn't mention gullibility on my trait :o)
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lindon11 Premium
It would be interesting to have a party with all Introverts!
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AmberSubaki Premium
Haha, maybe a recovery party more like it
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gmegs Premium
hahaha - funny!
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lindon11 Premium
ISFP
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AmberSubaki Premium
Another introvert like me :o)
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Sui_generis Premium
I'm an INTJ. When I was working, one of my add'l duties was administering the Myers Brigg to all the employees. They were trying to get them to work better in their teams. I analyzed the results after each employee took the test. One of the things that most people find confusing is the I/E. It's not a matter of being outgoing but how you recharge your batteries at the end of the day. I definitely need space/alone time which makes us "I"s. It's a fun test to take.
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AmberSubaki Premium
It's really fascinating stuff, I absolutely need down time after a lot of interacting...I thought I was just strange but realise that it's a part of my personality make up.
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Sui_generis Premium
Not strange at all. Everyone is different and that's a good thing.
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kilan Premium
Hi amber congrats on ur personality test but also ur paying it forward attititude here at WA. Ur test seems so interesting. Must tty it cometime but going through a really bad patch with this parkinsosns jjust now.
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AmberSubaki Premium
So sorry to hear about that, I hope you can get through this bad patch. A lot of people in my friends and family circle are going through a few health issues too. Astrologically speaking, we have all come out of a "mercury retrograde" which has caused a lot of problems for people. Check that out too, if you get a chance x
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Christabelle Premium
It is wonderful Amber that this was able to help you understand yourself better!
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AmberSubaki Premium
It did give me the boost I needed!
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markh73 Premium
Im also considered to be the peace keeper =)
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glycogen Premium
Hi Amber, I did this test a couple of times and always came out as INFP. It was not totally a surprise to me, but I think I have a bit too much of the P - I really need to judge things more carefully. Glyn
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AmberSubaki Premium
You have the same as Loes!!! Our types are very similar too :o)
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markh73 Premium
i am INFJ
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AmberSubaki Premium
Yay! Hello there :o)
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markh73 Premium
=) ....lol
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glycogen Premium
Maybe I "perceive" things but don't act on that. I guess if you are more in-tune with your "type" you can better know to trust yourself? Glyn
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SStarrs Premium
Hi Amber . Just did the test with Myers - Briggs personality type .
I came out as personality type ESFJ .
Never heard of this before.
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AmberSubaki Premium
It's an eye opener isn't it!
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tomtitty006 Premium
I am definitely an introvert Amber.
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AmberSubaki Premium
No surprises there :o)
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stn67 Premium
Never heard of it until I have done a bit of nanograms but it is certainly not the same
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AmberSubaki Premium
Will have to check out the nano grams!
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stn67 Premium
spreads wait to see what you find out
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gmegs Premium
Hahaha - they couldn't figure me out !!!
here my results
http://www.truity.com/personality-test/test-results/1163194
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AmberSubaki Premium
Sounds strange, I'd give another site a go as there is definitely a type out there for you :o)
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DavidStarr1 Premium
Great post Amber.I am a INFP a Mediator. A accurate test.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Wow, so many infp's here :o)
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pisces Premium
Soooooooo, does anyone want to define INFJ? Oooops, someone just answered me -- thanks. I think I like myself just the way I am, and I don't want to study what makes me tick.... and I do tick just fine.
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AmberSubaki Premium
We sure do, what a relief hey!
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simran1133 Premium
Hi Amber ~ well this was certainly an interesting diversion :-). I just took the test and discovered that yes, I am also INFJ! What's fascinating to me is not so much what type I am ~ but how surprisingly accurate the test is ~ just 72 questions can really nail the truth of your inner nature. Thanks! ~ Shelley
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AmberSubaki Premium
Great to meet another INFJ, it answered a lot of questions I was battling at the time!
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SeanOnline Premium
Yup, I'm one - strong on the 'N'. Haven't seen this for awhile :) I was also relieved when I found out I wasn't 'weird', just 'wired' differently.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Lol, yes that's me too! I knew I'd find lots of other weirdo's like myself on here :o)
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Gordon-D Premium
Im ISFP
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AmberSubaki Premium
Good to see another introvert :o)
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BenORourke Premium
Interesting, I just took this and apparently am INFP-T.
Lots more to read about this now..
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AmberSubaki Premium
Lots of INFP's here it seems :o)
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Larry_T Premium
I guess I should know but daaaaaa, what the hell does. INFJ stand for. You have to help this Old Fart over the hurdle of personality mnemonics. :-)
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AmberSubaki Premium
Hi there Larry, Google Myer-Briggs personality test and give it a whirl. I didn't put the link in as I didn't want to spam any particular site. There are 16 personality types that are defined, hence the wheel above. INFJ stands for introvert intuitive feeling judgement
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Larry_T Premium
Guess I'll have to check it out after I get through these 300 emails. Ha-ha. Thanks Amber.
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GinaGo Premium
Thanks. Might explain a lot! :)
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Loes Premium
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AmberSubaki Premium
Very similar to mine Loes!!!
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Loes Premium
As we say it in Holland, there are more doggies called Fikkie:)))
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AmberSubaki Premium
Lol...I'm sure there are bound to be way more introverts on here than not!
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deos331557 Premium
Thanks Amber. This is an interesting subject. I believe I will take the test to see what I discover about myself.
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AmberSubaki Premium
Great one. Let us know!
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Donnie58 Premium
Hey, Amber!

I took this a few years ago, as well. I don't remember what I am, though, other than Introvert (and male)!

I need to go back and check again. Maybe now that I'm trying to do an online business it will help me!

Thanks for the reminder!
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Donnie58 Premium
Just did the test, Amber, and had to tell you that I scored INFJ also!

So, in answer to your post question...yes, I am one, too!
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Donnie58 Premium
I just went back and did some reading on the INFJ. This is so cool! This test really works!

When I read the description of the INFJ, it described me perfectly, amazing! I care about other people and the world at large and people mistake me for an extrovert (hence, I'm a pastor of a church). Yet, I carry burdens and responsibilities for others often, even getting loaded at times, and feel the need to get off by myself, because in reality I'm a true introvert (78%)!

It is worth it to take this test! It will help you understand yourself better!

Thanks so much, again!
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AmberSubaki Premium
Fantastic! I knew this could help some people out there like it has helped me. Being an infj is quite complex but you already knew that ;o)
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womo2015 Premium
We all have own personality to discover by self. Some of us do it by keeping time fillup by work or commitments. Others never do changes. Personally thank you very much. This diagram is well defined by long study and observations of human behavior.
Which POINT really keep you "down"?
Wojtek
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AmberSubaki Premium
This personality model of Myer-Briggs really helped me put the pieces of my puzzle together so to speak :o)
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petervcrisp Premium
Fascinating :) really good stuff Thanks for sharing.
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