A bit of an overview of what my personality type is: INFPs are idealists, or "healers". We are always trying to find ways to change the world and make the world the better place. One of the things that I tend to think about when I am waiting to do is ask myself, "What is the meaning of life? What's my purpose here?" Coincidentally, that is one of the things that people of my personality do. If you still don't understand how I act like... think J.R.R. Tolkien, the author of the Lord of the Rings, or Anne of Green Gables.
Where do I begin with all of the misunderstandings and such?
We are guided by principles and we stand by what we believe in. We fight for things that we truly love, and because of this we can be impractical or altruistic-- this is rather true. Whenever I have to write essays, I will skip dinner, disable my WiFi and stay in front of the computer screen for hours until I get to a stopping point. I work real hard until what I see is done. I'm altruistic. Sometimes, people think that I can be greedy and selfish, but that's only because I want to give back.
The biggest misunderstanding is that fact that our motives to give back to people or other causes that we fight for are mainly based on the fact that we do it just for that. The things that we do are because of fighting for it-- the purity behind it-- not because we want rewards, fame, or glory. I don't want money. A lot of people don't understand that, and that's what leads to feeling misunderstood.
Another main factor that leads to feeling isolated is that we aren't trusting of others. If you met me in real life, I wouldn't appear as bubbly and outgoing as I do on my blog-- at first. If you are the sort of person who shares the same ideals and views of important things as I do, then I will open up. That's the reason why I only have a small handful of friends at school and the reason why I tend to make friends faster when I'm outside of school doing things that I have an interest in. There is also this wall between when I talk to people that separates me from them; you can't sense it, but I can.
Funny, we may not be able to talk to people easily, but we try to understand and help people.
INFPs, according to what I have read to get a bit more into detail for this post, are supposedly
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J.R.R. Tolkien, Anne Shirley, Audrey Hepburn, and John Lennon.
INFPs are passionate, energetic, and of course, idealistic, just as our title claims us to be. When I really want something, I will go up and fight for it. Hard. This may sound really boring at this point, but if I was allowed to make a video of myself and post it or if the room that I am typing this up in is quite, I will be talking about this. Hard. My mouth and voice will literally be strong and my words will be flowing out to the point that I stumble. If I want something in life, I will fight for it.
We hate criticism. I take it personally against me, and it's like a punch to the gut and the head. INFPs also hate fighting or arguments of the sort. That is why, whenever my friends break out into a fight, I have to play peacemaker.
I'm imaginative and a dreamer. If you met me and found me zoning out or if I don't respond to something quickly, it's either because I am thinking in about something or because I am imagining something. I tend to imagine things too much. Like, when I was young, I used to imagine that my friends and I were superheroes (this soon became my first writing piece). This kinds of go along with my idealism; I tend to imagine how things can be, but then I end up extremely disappointed. This is something that happens on a day-to-day basis for me.
INFPs are creative-- I sing, I dance, I act. And hey, have you seen the new blog design? :) We also like dislike data. For some weird reason, I disagree with this to a degree. Math, at times, can be a comfort to me as much as it can be a discomfort. Yet right now, I am taking Biology, and it is really hard to deal with the data. Besides, the opposite of fact and reason is morality and virtue, and it's just so hard to do something that doesn't stand with me. You know?
Finally, we try to find jobs that are worthy to us, meaning no business jobs that are controlling whatsoever; we are on the other end of the spectrum that no one seems to notice, jobs such as being religious leaders, teachers and even massage therapy. We want to find jobs that are meaningful but don't contradict our virtues. This is my major worry; I am mainly happy when I am helping people or doing things relating to the arts, but I need to find something that I want to do. My family is suggesting going into a financial or medical fields, but it isn't something appeal or something I really could see myself doing. If I am to get a job, I would want something that I can do whole-heartedly.
Being an INFP can be hard. Some days it's better than others, but I don't think I would like to change my personality for a bit. If you want, you can make your own post about the hardships and amazingness of being something-- whether it is a Myers-Brigg personality type or homeschooling, I would love to see it!