Wednesday, December 27, 2006

I am an INFP!

As an INFP, you are Intraverted, intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving.This makes your primary focus on Introverted Feeling with Extraverted Intuition.
This is defined as a NF personality, which is part of Carl Jung's Idealist (Identity Seeking) type, and more specifically the Healers or Idealist
As a weblogger, you have wonderful words to express your feelings because of your idealism. Because you don't like conflict, you may be likely to make one list of links and leave it for a long time without updating for fear of offending.

Introverted intuitive Feeling Perceiving
INFPs never seem to lose their sense of wonder. One might say they see life through rose-colored glasses. It's as though they live at the edge of a looking-glass world where mundane objects come to life, where flora and fauna take on near-human qualities.
INFPs have the ability to see good in almost anyone or anything. Even for the most unlovable the INFP is wont to have pity.
Functional Analysis:
Introverted Feeling
INFPs live primarily in a rich inner world of introverted Feeling. Being inward-turning, the natural attraction is away from world and toward essence and ideal. This introversion of dominant Feeling, receiving its data from extraverted intuition, must be the source of the quixotic nature of these usually gentle beings. Feeling is caught in the approach- avoidance bind between concern both for people and for All Creatures Great and Small, and a psycho-magnetic repulsion from the same. The "object," be it homo sapiens or a mere representation of an organism, is valued only to the degree that the object contains some measure of the inner Essence or greater Good. Doing a good deed, for example, may provide intrinsic satisfaction which is only secondary to the greater good of striking a blow against Man's Inhumanity to Mankind.
Extraverted intuition
Extraverted intuition faces outward, greeting the world on behalf of Feeling. What the observer usually sees is creativity with implied good will. Intuition spawns this type's philosophical bent and strengthens pattern perception. It combines as auxiliary with introverted Feeling and gives rise to unusual skill in both character development and fluency with language--a sound basis for the development of literary facility. If INTPs aspire to word mechanics, INFPs would be verbal artists.
Introverted Sensing
Sensing is introverted and often invisible. This stealth function in the third position gives INFPs a natural inclination toward absent- mindedness and other-worldliness, however, Feeling's strong people awareness provides a balancing, mitigating effect. This introverted Sensing is somewhat categorical, a subdued version of SJ sensing. In the third position, however, it is easily overridden by the stronger functions.
Extraverted Thinking
The INFP may turn to inferior extraverted Thinking for help in focusing on externals and for closure. INFPs can even masquerade in their ESTJ business suit, but not without expending considerable energy. The inferior, problematic nature of Extraverted Thinking is its lack of context and proportion. Single impersonal facts may loom large or attain higher priority than more salient principles which are all but overlooked.
Famous INFPs:
HomerVirgilMary, mother of JesusSt. John, the beloved discipleSt. Luke; physician, disciple, authorWilliam Shakespeare, bard of AvonHenry Wadsworth Longfellow (Evangeline)A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)Laura In galls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie)Helen Keller, deaf and blind author Carl Rogers, reflective psychologist, counselorFred Rogers (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood)Dick Clark (American Bandstand)Donna Reed, actor (It's a Wonderful Life)Jacqueline Kennedy OnasisNeil Diamond, vocalistTom Brokaw, news anchorJames Herriot (All Creatures Great and Small)Annie Dillard (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek)James Taylor, vocalistJulia Roberts, actor (Conspiracy Theory, Pretty Woman)Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap)Terri Gross (PBS's "Fresh Air")Amy Tan (author of The Joy-Luck Club, The Kitchen God's Wife)John F. Kennedy, Jr.Lisa Kudrow ("Phoebe" of Friends)Fred Savage ("The Wonder Years")
Fictional INFPs:
Anne (Anne of Green Gables)Calvin (Calvin and Hobbes)Deanna Troi (Star Trek - The Next Generation)Wesley Crusher (Star Trek - The Next Generation)Doctor Julian Bashir (Star Trek: Deep Space 9)Bastian (The Neverending Story)E.T.: the ExtraTerrestrialDoug Funny, Doug cartoonsTommy, Rug Rats cartoonsRocko, Rocko's Modern Life cartoons

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