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I know we've done this before, but what the hell. Let's try again.


I got INFP ("The Healer").

Here's some quotes from Wikipedia about that:

INFPs tend to be quiet and reserved, preferring to interact with a few close friends rather than a wide circle of acquaintances and expending energy in social situations (as opposed to Extraverts who tend to gain energy in social situations).

INFPs tend to focus on the "big picture" rather than the details, and the future rather than the "here and now".

INFPs tend to withhold judgment and delay important decisions,

INFPs focus much of their energy on an inner world dominated by intense feeling and deeply held ethics. They seek an external life that is in keeping with these values. Loyal to the people and causes important to them, INFPs can quickly spot opportunities to implement their ideals. They are curious to understand those around them, and so are accepting and flexible except when their values are threatened.

...the tranquil and reserved exterior of the INFP masks a passionate inner life.

They value harmony and integrity in human relationships, seeking unity of mind, body, and spirit but often find these values to be out of step with the more concrete pursuits of the rest of the world. Feeling "different," they may wonder whether something is wrong with them. But those differences?an ethical nature, a devotion to ideals, a commitment to harmonious interaction?are in fact some of their greatest strengths.

The polite, reserved exterior of INFPs can at first make them difficult to get to know. They enjoy conversation, however, taking particular delight in the unusual. When INFPs are in a sociable mood, their humor and charm shine through. Disposed to like people and to avoid conflict, INFPs tend to make pleasant company.

Devoted to those in their inner circle, INFPs guard the emotional well-being of others, consoling those in distress. Guided by their desire for harmony, INFPs prefer to be flexible unless their ethics are violated. Then, they become passionate advocates for their beliefs. They are often able to sway the opinions of others through tact, diplomacy, and an ability to see varying sides of an issue.

INFPs develop these insights through reflection, and they require substantial time alone to ponder and process new information. While they can be quite patient with complex material, they are generally bored by routine. Though not always organized, INFPs are meticulous about things they value. Perfectionists, they may have trouble completing a task because it cannot meet their high standards.

As Introverts, they may prefer to express themselves through writing.

Dominant Introverted Feeling (Fi): INFPs live primarily in a rich inner world of emotion.

Auxiliary Extraverted Intuition (Ne): INFPs engage the outside world primarily with intuition, adept at seeing the big picture, sensing patterns and the flow of existence from the past toward the future.

Tertiary Introverted Sensing (Si): This function gives INFPs a natural inclination toward absent-mindedness and makes them more easily distracted.

Inferior Extraverted Thinking (Te): This function helps INFPs focus on external details but, being the inferior function, requires the expenditure of greater energy and is not as reliable.

That's all really accurate.

Edited by TheUnknown

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ENTP, "The Inventor"

Using their primary function-attitude of extraverted intuition (Ne), ENTPs are quick to see complex interrelationships between people, things, and ideas. These interrelationships are analyzed in profound detail through the ENTPs auxiliary function, introverted thinking (Ti). The result is an in-depth understanding of the way things and relationships work, and how they can be improved. To the ENTP, competence and intelligence are particularly prized, both in themselves and in other people.

I'd have to agree.

ENTPs are frequently described as clever, cerebrally and verbally quick, enthusiastic, outgoing, innovative, and resourceful. ENTPs are motivated by a desire to understand and improve the world they live in. They are usually accurate in sizing up a situation.

Yes, yes, do go on...

They may have a perverse sense of humor and sometimes play devil's advocate, which can create misunderstandings with friends, coworkers, and family.

It's like they know me. :nerves:

ENTPs are ingenious and adept at directing relationships between means and ends. ENTPs "think outside the box," devising fresh, unexpected solutions to difficult problems. However, they are less interested in generating and following through with detailed plans than in generating ideas and possibilities. When ENTPs are used correctly on a team, they offer deep understanding and a high degree of flexibility and problem solving ability. The ENTP regards a comment like "it can't be done" as a personal challenge, and, if properly motivated, will spare no expense to discover a solution.

Pretty accurate, though I'm not that motivated.

Inventors are introspective, pragmatic, informative, and expressive.

Intensely curious, Inventors are always looking for new projects to work on, and they have an entrepreneurial character.

Inventors tend to be laid back, nonjudgmental, and good conversationalists. They are often nonconformists who attract a circle of friends interested in their ideas or activities. Generally informative rather than directive in their social exchanges, Inventors are often able to explain their own complicated ideas well, and to comprehend the complex ideas of others. In arguments they may use debating skills, often to the significant disadvantage of their opponent.[8] This strategy can backfire, however, by alienating those seeking a cooperative relationship rather than a combative one.[11]

The noncomformist thing is very true. Trying to inform people whether they want to or not is also true. I think I'm alright at explaing complicated ideas, and am very good at understadning the complex ides of others. And in arguments, I always use debate. I love it. And it does backfire and alienate people who aren't combative. All the time. :p:D

Based on observations of behavior, famous ENTPs include Alexander the Great,[11] Walt Disney,[8] Thomas Edison,[8][11] and Ben Franklin.[8]

I'm pretty much all about the Benjamins. :p

They are sometimes entertainers, artists or otherwise engaged in public demonstrations that allow their ideas to bloom. Their greatest difficulty is not in initiating projects but in choosing among so many possibilities, setting realistic boundaries, establishing priorities and correctly assessing resources.

Yup yup yup.

They use metaphors, stories, images and analogies to make their point.They love theories and often shape their own. They see patterns emerging. Keen improvisers, they are rarely caught off guard, there is always something up their sleeve. The sky is the only limit.

Yup yup yup yup!

Words, ideas and possibilities spew effortlessly from them. Words are their best friends. They dance around ideas, the more, the merrier. Imaginative, spontaneous, original and enthusiastic, they have a knack for seeing other possibilities, other dreams and options. The world is never as it is but as it could be, as if it were but an artists sketch begging for colour. They initiate change and often are prone to trespassing a few known boundaries to take themselves and others where no one has been before. The status quo tends to lack inspiration.

When inspired, they are fearless and tireless. Their energy will know no limits unless red tape takes over. Routine drags them down. Their faith in possibilities and belief in the benefit of change often inspire others to follow. They are challenging, ingenious and innovative. They will give their best to what appears to be an impossible challenge, a place unknown to man or beast.

Yup yup yup yup yup!

Overall, scarily accurate. :cool2:

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Where did you find the list of people with your personality type?

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Wikipedia. :p

I actually scrolled down a bit more, and found Tesla and Mark Twain. Would have liked to have those in that sentence. Thanks again, wikipedia.

Edited by Chickenman

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They don't have any listed for INFPs.

Edit: Found some elsewhere:



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")

Edited by TheUnknown

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Not a very thorough test. :p

But I've done these before, believe I was also INFP, or maybe INTP. I think it depends.

It shouldn't. :???:

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The Artist

As an ISFP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit into your value system. Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in via your five sense in a literal, concrete fashion.

ISFPs live in the world of sensation possibilities. They are keenly in tune with the way things look, taste, sound, feel and smell. They have a strong aesthetic appreciation for art, and are likely to be artists in some form, because they are unusually gifted at creating and composing things which will strongly affect the senses. They have a strong set of values, which they strive to consistently meet in their lives. They need to feel as if they're living their lives in accordance with what they feel is right, and will rebel against anything which conflicts with that goal. They're likely to choose jobs and careers which allow them the freedom of working towards the realization of their value-oriented personal goals.

ISFPs tend to be quiet and reserved, and difficult to get to know well. They hold back their ideas and opinions except from those who they are closest to. They are likely to be kind, gentle and sensitive in their dealings with others. They are interested in contributing to people's sense of well-being and happiness, and will put a great deal of effort and energy into tasks which they believe in.

ISFPs have a strong affinity for aesthetics and beauty. They're likely to be animal lovers, and to have a true appreciation for the beauties of nature. They're original and independent, and need to have personal space. They value people who take the time to understand the ISFP, and who support the ISFP in pursuing their goals in their own, unique way. People who don't know them well may see their unique way of life as a sign of carefree light-heartedness, but the ISFP actually takes life very seriously, constantly gathering specific information and shifting it through their value systems, in search for clarification and underlying meaning.

ISFPs are action-oriented individuals. They are "doers", and are usually uncomfortable with theorizing concepts and ideas, unless they see a practical application. They learn best in a "hands-on" environment, and consequently may become easily bored with the traditional teaching methods, which emphasize abstract thinking. They do not like impersonal analysis, and are uncomfortable with the idea of making decisions based strictly on logic. Their strong value systems demand that decisions are evaluated against their subjective beliefs, rather than against some objective rules or laws.

ISFPs are extremely perceptive and aware of others. They constantly gather specific information about people, and seek to discover what it means. They are usually penetratingly accurate in their perceptions of others.

ISFPs are warm and sympathetic. They genuinely care about people, and are strongly service-oriented in their desire to please. They have an unusually deep well of caring for those who are close to them, and are likely to show their love through actions, rather than words.

ISFPs have no desire to lead or control others, just as they have no desire to be led or controlled by others. They need space and time alone to evaluate the circumstances of their life against their value system, and are likely to respect other people's needs for the same.

The ISFP is likely to not give themself enough credit for the things which they do extremely well. Their strong value systems can lead them to be intensely perfectionist, and cause them to judge themselves with unneccesary harshness.

The ISFP has many special gifts for the world, especially in the areas of creating artistic sensation, and selflessly serving others. Life is not likely to be extremely easy for the ISFP, because they take life so seriously, but they have the tools to make their lives and the lives of those close to them richly rewarding experiences.

Jungian functional preference ordering:

Dominant: Introverted Feeling

Auxilliary: Extraverted Sensing

Tertiary: Introverted Intuition

Inferior: Extraverted Thinking


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Radioactive Isotope

i'm an ISFJ/Protector. too lazy to look it up again right now, but from what i remember, it's fairly accurate.

EDIT: stealing beeurd's link http://typelogic.com/isfj.html

ISFJs are often unappreciated, at work, home, and play. Ironically, because they prove over and over that they can be relied on for their loyalty and unstinting, high-quality work, those around them often take them for granted--even take advantage of them. Admittedly, the problem is sometimes aggravated by the ISFJs themselves; for instance, they are notoriously bad at delegating ("If you want it done right, do it yourself"). And although they're hurt by being treated like doormats, they are often unwilling to toot their own horns about their accomplishments because they feel that although they deserve more credit than they're getting, it's somehow wrong to want any sort of reward for doing work (which is supposed to be a virtue in itself).

that would definitely be true

They are...good with people in small-group or one-on-one situations because of their patient and genuinely sympathetic approach to dealing with others. ISFJs make pleasant and reliable co-workers and exemplary employees, but tend to be harried and uncomfortable in supervisory roles.

yup. i HATE supervisory positions, which is why i'm NEVER going into management. don't want the responsibility.

Their families are the centers of their lives. ISFJs are extremely warm and demonstrative within the family circle--and often possessive of their loved ones, as well.


One ISFJ trait that is easily misunderstood by those who haven't known them long is that they are often unable to either hide or articulate any distress they may be feeling. For instance, an ISFJ child may be reproved for "sulking," the actual cause of which is a combination of physical illness plus misguided "good manners." An adult ISFJ may drive a (later ashamed) friend or SO into a fit of temper over the ISFJ's unexplained moodiness, only afterwards to explain about a death in the family they "didn't want to burden anyone with."


Like most Is, ISFJs have a few, close friends. They are extremely loyal to these, and are ready to provide emotional and practical support at a moment's notice. (However, like most Fs they hate confrontation; if you get into a fight, don't expect them to jump in after you. You can count on them, however, run and get the nearest authority figure.) Unlike with EPs, the older the friendship is, the more an ISFJ will value it.

very true. now if my friends would quit moving away from me....

ISFJs take infinite trouble over meals, gifts, celebrations, etc., for their loved ones

what can i say? when we have company coming over, i go all out on cooking. last time we had people over, i made real fettuccine alfredo, garlic bread, and Caesar salad. t'was nummy. ^^

Edited by Radioactive Isotope

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Not a very thorough test. :p

But I've done these before, believe I was also INFP, or maybe INTP. I think it depends.

It shouldn't. :???:

I know there were two of them that I both get an answer of.

I think it depended on the phrasing of the questions of the particular test.

Mara's obviously abnormal. :p

This is new? :p

Edited by Mara

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Radioactive Isotope

personalities can change over time. my younger sister used to be sweet and caring. now she's abrasive and kinda mean sometimes. and i'm a lot more outgoing than i used to be, but still pretty reserved. i used to not talk in a group if i didn't know anyone, but i've moved past that for the most part.

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