I am a special INFJ snowflake

Loved reading the following link, which really parses out many of the various traits of having an INFJ personality.  Too lazy to fisk it out in depth on my blog though, but go take a look if you’re curious about what makes me tick.  Might also help you understand why I have a tendency to feel like I’m right about… oh… everything?

INFJs are, by definition, rare, reserved, and unlikely to initiate anything, which means that many of them can end up alone and misunderstood. To help with things, I’ve compiled a list of points which I think would be of great use to anyone considering dating someone who identifies as an INFJ. (Source Link)

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8 Responses to I am a special INFJ snowflake

  1. ava July 18, 2013 at 1:03 PM #

    infj- the rarest, yet truelly star-studded mbti type. first Jesus, then Hitler and now Frank Swift :) that kinda explains your love/hate relationship with humanity. my observation though is that infjs seem to be frenemies with mankind, but are really worm and kind when dealing with individuals, amirite? of course i am, my mbti type determines that ;)

    • Frank Swift July 18, 2013 at 1:11 PM #

      but are really worm and kind when dealing with individuals

      Oh my, I really hope you don’t really think I’m some kind of “worm” now. ;-)

    • ava July 18, 2013 at 1:15 PM #

      haha, that’s exactly what i meant, no spelling mistake there. you’re a worm with a giant hallelujah bomb ;)

    • Frank Swift July 18, 2013 at 1:29 PM #

      I fixed the “hallelujah” for ya. ;-) I kept the worm though, too funny to fix that, ha ha!

  2. Rachael August 20, 2013 at 7:38 PM #

    I am an ISTJ, so we are opposites on the two characteristics that influence personality the most. I formerly served as a secretary for a man who did a great deal of pre-marital counseling (at a Christian college), and he made them all take the Keirsey Temperament Test. Because I am a self-identified “nerd,” I kept a log of all of the results. It was interesting to track the frequency of the different temperament types and which temperaments they most often connected with. I wish now that I had a kept a separate log of which relationships I had my doubts about, so I could have also looked for patterns in the ones that did not work (some of which never even made it to the altar!). I will say that I was very disheartened by how many ISTJs there were! I think Keirsey’s book said that ISTJs made up about 14% of the population, but it was much higher in my non-scientific study.

    • Frank Swift August 20, 2013 at 9:59 PM #

      Rachael,

      From what I read ISTJ aren’t too big on emotions, so maybe that’s part of it? If they’re more reserved and thus take a bit longer to open up that could be a factor. Still, we’re not the sum of our personality profiles, so I wouldn’t read TOO much into the higher frequencies of ISTJs not establishing successful relationships. :)

  3. Rachael August 20, 2013 at 11:20 PM #

    I meant that a high percentage of the total number of people coming in were ISTJs (much higher than 14%). These people were all engaged to be married (and, of course, most of them got married). My point was that I like to be different–I did not like it that there were so many ISTJs out there!

    • Frank Swift August 20, 2013 at 11:24 PM #

      Me, too, I rather pride myself on being a special and truly unique snowflake. Begone, all these INFJ impostors!!

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