Once in awhile at Wisdom and Life, I’ll be writing about the Myers Briggs Personality test and the category that I fall into
The INFP personality from Myers Briggs has benefits and challenges for themselves. Let’s look at one trait that everyone has to deal with regardless of your personality type:
Social Situations and Relationships:
–Do you find it a challenge in large groups? Are you more comfortable within a small circle of friends? You might be an INFP?
–Do you open your heart to a select few and even then crave alone time?
–Do you find it easier to help others then ask for help yourself? You might be an INFP.
One of my best friends says that about me. That I’m more concerned about others then I am about myself. That I can’t open up about my own issues. I understand that I do this. But it’s only because I care more about my friends wellbeing. With help, I’m getting better at expressing my own challenges. After seeing these traits are indicative of the INFP personality, I’m more convinced than ever that I fall into that category.
–When you go out to a party, do you find yourself hanging back by yourself and not interested in making contact with people?
–Do you feel awkward in a crowd?
–Given a choice between staying home or going out with a bunch of people, do you prefer to stay home?
–INFPs can be seen as people who are cold, reserved who would rather be alone then out with a party. That can be challenging for friends of INFPs.
–As a benefit, if you can crack an INFP’s wall, you’ll find someone who will stand by you sometimes as a detriment to themselves.
–INFPs want to get along with everyone, so much so, that they will avoid conflict also sometimes to their detriment.
–INFPs can sometimes find it difficult to leave a challenging relationship. I THINK that’s because they feel so loyal to those who are in their inner circle. Loyalty cuts both ways however. It can hinder as well as help.
–As in the above, where I wrote that INFPs have difficulty asking for help, because of that, they can be seen as reserved, unwilling to open up even to their closest friends. I THINK that’s because they are more concerned about their closest friends needs than they are for themselves.
–INFPs don’t stay angry as in the above where I wrote that they avoid conflict. They do however, remember slights done to them for years.
Being an INFP myself, I can relate to EVERY one of these traits. I imagine anyone in the INFJ/INFP pairing can also relate. What personality are you?
Be Happy! Be Well! Be Positive!
Blessings to you.
Once you realize that life is eternal,
That our souls our eternal,
That we return to light and physical over and over;
We then lose all our distress
We then lose all our fear of dying. For there truly is no end.
I need to take this test again, Chris, but what you’ve described here sounds a LOT like me, with the exception that I will ask for help when I need it.
Thanks for sharing!