All The Rage
August 18th, 2007 by Sonja

Since it seems to be vogue these days …

Click to view my Personality Profile page

I’ve well-documented my INFP-ness.  But this description from the site above really gave me pause:

“An INFP’s feelings form the foundations of the individual. They are sacred and binding, in the sense that their emergence requires no further justification. An INFP’s feelings are often guarded, kept safe from attack and ridicule. Only a few, close confidants are permitted entrance into this domain.”

I would only add that when it becomes clear that an INFP’s confidence has been misplaced, the damage has long term effects.   When, as in my case, those confidants use an INFP’s feelings to their own ends … well … I’m still struggling with how to process that.  How to process the fact that something that forms my very foundations was used against me for another’s gain … in a church.  Nice (and she spits).
On to cheerier notes … there was also this, which I completely agreed with:

“Their job must be fun, although not raucous, and it must be meaningful to them. They need a strong purpose in their work. They want to be recognized and valued, without undue attention given to them. They may become embarrassed when made the center of attention. As a result, they may undersell their strengths in order to avoid being singled out and made to feel conspicuous. They would rather have their worth be noticed gradually over time.”

LightGirl took the test and she’s an ENFP.  Well … she’s only 13 and that is likely to change.  But maybe not.  She is her father’s daughter and he is also an ENFP.

The Multi-Intelligences results were interesting but no surprise.

Gee … drugs turn your brain to mush.  I’m still waiting for my brain to come back.  So this will have to do in the meantime.

3 Responses  
  • Erin writes:
    August 18th, 200712:36 pmat

    Sounds like me!

    I had my husband and older son take it and I got an ISTJ for a spouse (but really a borderline E – pretty much my polar opposite – no big news there) and an clear ENFP for a son. It’s funny how accurate it is, in reading the descriptions it’s like “Yeah, that is so true!” and it helps us understand how we relate.

  • Patrick writes:
    August 18th, 200710:27 pmat

    I’ve long argued that Jesus was an INFP. Others have disagreed with me. But I think they’re wrong. That’s what INTJs do. :-)

  • Sonja writes:
    August 19th, 200711:50 amat

    Well … LOL … it suits me to believe that Jesus was an INFP. He was an Idealist afterall 😉

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