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PHQ | QUESTIONS FROM COMMUNITY: In this episode, Joel and Antonia answer a question from an INFP listener about coming out as other types on personality tests.

In this episode, Joel and Antonia answer a question from an INFP listener about coming out as other types on personality tests. #INFP

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  • INFP
    • INFP
    • March 24, 2022 at 8:09 pm

    The first time I ever tested and most others times I came out as an INFP. However there have been a few instances where my results were either INFJ or INTP.

  • Lisa
    • Lisa
    • March 24, 2022 at 4:21 pm

    This is exactly me. I have tested as INFJ more than once. But over many years, I always come back to INFP. Antonia said it very well. I have the cognitive functions of the INFP. I am very strong on introverted feeling. Conscientiousness can test out as being judger like, even though it is a value driven process. The glove fits. The caller is not alone.

  • Heather
    • Heather
    • November 15, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    I can relate to the caller 100%. I recently took the official MBTI test after being frustrated at constantly getting differing results from online tests – namely INFJ, INFJ and INFP. My official result from the MBTI test was INFP, although my estimated type in the courses directly after the test was ISFJ again. I was a bit disconcerted with the INFP result at first because I actually hate spontaneity, I like to plan ahead to a certain extent, I am never late, I’m pretty organised and I do like a loose daily routine as a framework to feel comfortable. At the same time though, rigid routine can literally bore me to tears and I detest being micro-managed at work. I am totally with you that the breadth of self-knowledge of an INFP means that the testing can quickly become inaccurate. I often wanted to answer “both” or “neither” rather than “either/or”. I feel like I am a walking contradiction at times, but I didn’t feel like the test would be able to reflect that. But hearing you can still be an INFP even when you aren’t the spontaneous type has cleared this up for me, because everything else about INFP feels spot-on (so maybe the MBTI test isn’t bad!). The main thing for me is the mirroring of other people’s emotional states – I can feel it that I have an extensive emotional resource available to me, but I am more comparing someone else’s experience with something inside of me rather than taking on their feeling for them. I am also a creative, artisic, daydreamer type who was discouraged to take that path careerwise and went into office work. It has been food for thought that maybe developing my more spontaneous side would help me to grow.

  • Jac
    • Jac
    • May 8, 2021 at 12:02 am

    My first test result was INFP and I’ve never looked back. I actually don’t know why I have such certainty about it either. I spend about 10 years prior to learning my type researching ancestry. Maybe it exercised my Ne so much that I can see a clear difference between that and Ni?

  • Elle
    • Elle
    • May 7, 2021 at 7:35 am

    I can resonate with this. I am (100%) an INFP but was confused for a long time thinking that I was an INFJ because I am the same – I like to plan and I don’t like mess.

    As I have got older, I am definitely much more spontaneous and love to do things ‘off the cuff’ as I’ve worked on my Ne, but I still don’t love improvising. My Ne can come in fits and starts too, depending on my mood/mental and physical health etc If i’m in a good place, I am much more likely to utilise Ne but when I’m feeling low or unwell, I will tend to go to Si.

    The broken window analogy works for me too – because I can be scatty and unfocused (thanks Ne!) I have to keep on top of things – whatever that is – otherwise I’ll fall into ‘all or nothing thinking’ i.e. oh well, if that’s broken then I may as well not look after anything. And that isn’t a great place to be for me.

    The part where you said you write down what you’re going to say before saying it really hits home – I still do that if I have to make an important or scary phone call or have an important discussion – it orders my (often scatty) thoughts and makes sure I don’t forget anything important. It just takes the anxiety away a bit.

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