Of any personality type, INFPs are the most obsessed with personality typology and if you meet an INFP that knows what personality typology is, he or she will be highly likely to ask you about your personality type. It is a system by which we can understand ourselves, a system by which we can understand the rest of the world, a system by which we can understand our interaction with the world. For our entire lives, we have felt fundamentally orthogonal to the world. Many of us have felt tremendous pain over how poorly we feel understood and how important it is that we feel understood.
So many of us flock to this system because it finally explains who we are.
And it praises us for it. It is not surprising that we like this system; virtually every summary of the type includes highly complimentary language…at least from our perspective.
- meaning in life
- good listeners
- value system
- good mediators
- fighting passionately for a cause
- talented writers
- dislike of conflict
While many of us look down upon our tendencies, it is only due to the expectations of a society that places practical value on the opposite of our nature. All of us need to recognize that we were not designed for that system, and our purpose is to provide that which brings balance to this societal force.
Be proud of who you are. Be unabashed in being yourself.
(Source: chronologged, via its-an-infp-thing)