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Tuesday, 31 August 2010
11:00:59 PM (GMT)
Profile:  INFP
Revision: 3.0
Date of Revision: 26 Feb 2005

    "I remember the first albatross I ever saw. ... At intervals, it arched forth its
vast archangel wings, as if to embrace some holy ark. Wondrous flutterings and
throbbings shook it. Though bodily unharmed, it uttered cries, as some king's ghost
in super natural distress. Through its inexpressible, strange eyes, methought I
peeped to secrets not below the heavens. As Abraham before the angels, I bowed
myself..." --(Herman Melville, Moby Dick) 

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

INFP children often exhibit this in a 'Calvin and Hobbes' fashion, switching from
reality to fantasy and back again. With few exceptions, it is the NF child who
readily develops imaginary playmates (as with Anne of Green Gables's "bookcase
girlfriend"--her own reflection) and whose stuffed animals come to life like the
Velveteen Rabbit and the Skin Horse:

    "...Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off,
and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these
things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to
people who don't understand..." (the Skin Horse) 

INFPs have the ability to see good in almost anyone or anything. Even for the most
unlovable the INFP is wont to have pity.

    Rest you, my enemy,
    Slain without fault,
    Life smacks but tastelessly
    Lacking your salt!
    Stuck in a bog whence naught
    May catapult me,
    Come from the grave, long-sought,
    Come and insult me!
    --(Steven Vincent Benet, Elegy for an Enemy) 

Their extreme depth of feeling is often hidden, even from themselves, until
circumstances evoke an impassioned response:

    "I say, Queequeg! Why don't you speak? It's I--Ishmael." But all remained still
as before. ... Something must have happened. Apoplexy!
    ... And running up after me, she caught me as I was again trying to force open
the door. ... "Have to burst it open," said I, and was running down the entry a
little, for a good start, when the landlady caught me, again vowing I should not
break down her premises; but I tore from her, and with a sudden bodily rush dashed
myself full against the mark.--(Melville, Moby Dick) 

Of course, not all of life is rosy, and INFPs are not exempt from the same
disappointments and frustrations common to humanity. As INTPs tend to have a sense of
failed competence, INFPs struggle with the issue of their own ethical perfection,
e.g., perfo rmance of duty for the greater cause. An INFP friend describes the inner
conflict as not good versus bad, but on a grand scale, Good vs. Evil. Luke Skywalker
in Star Wars depicts this conflict in his struggle between the two sides of "The
Force." Although the dark side must be reckoned with, the INFP believes that good
ultimately triumphs.

Some INFPs have a gift for taking technical information and putting it into layman's
terms. Brendan Kehoe's Zen and the Art of the Internet is one example of this
"de-jargoning" talent in action.

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
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:
Mary, mother of Jesus
St. John, the beloved disciple
St. Luke; physician, disciple, author
William Shakespeare, bard of Avon
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Evangeline)
A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie)
Helen Keller, deaf and blind author
Carl Rogers, reflective psychologist, counselor
Fred Rogers (Mister Rogers' Neighborhood)
Dick Clark (American Bandstand)
Donna Reed, actor (It's a Wonderful Life)
Jacqueline Kennedy Onasis
Neil Diamond, vocalist
Tom Brokaw, news anchor
James Herriot (All Creatures Great and Small)
Annie Dillard (Pilgrim at Tinker Creek)
James Taylor, vocalist
Julia 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 ExtraTerrestrial
Doug Funny, Doug cartoons
Tommy, Rug Rats cartoons
Rocko, Rocko's Modern Life cartoons

Qualitative analysis of your type formula

 You are:

    * moderately expressed introvert
    * slightly expressed intuitive personality
    * slightly expressed feeling personality
    * slightly expressed perceiving personality
Last edited: 31 August 2010

‹RoarItsAlly› says:   1 September 2010   292194  
jealous :p
‹Arissaxx› says :   1 September 2010   596668  
im just cool like that C: C:

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