I took it for fun, because Mark also did it, and I tend to fall for those. Always interested to see how well they truly match me. Also, trying your best to objectively answer the questions they ask can provide great insights into your own psyche, behaviour, et cetera.
So I’m INFP, cool. What does that mean, and how well does that correctly match me? Let’s find out!
Open this here spoiler (magic) to see what the official explanation/definition text is.
INFPs are idealistic, self-sacrificing, and somewhat cool or reserved. They are very family and home oriented, and have a high capacity for caring. High sense of honor derived from internal values. 1% of the total population.
INFPs feel internal turmoil when they find themselves in situations in which there is conflict between their inner code of ethics and their relationships with others. They feel caught between pleasing others and maintaining their own integrity. Their natural tendency to identify with others, compounded with their self-sacrificial dispositions, tends to leave them confused as to who they really are. Their quiet personalities further feeds their feelings of depersonalization. The INFP’s quest for self-identity then seems even more alluring — but increasingly impossible to attain.
As with all NFs, the INFP will feel lost and perplexed at stressful times. As stress builds, INFPs become disconnected from their own personality and perceived place in life. They will lose sight of who they are in relation to time and place. They may not make basic observations, while instead they will focus on the more abstract and symbolic meanings of a particular interaction. This can sometimes baffle those who expect more direct communication and a fairly concrete relationship.
Okay let’s start analysing this thing from the top.
Idealistic, true. Self-sacrificing, depends, but most of the time true. Cool or reserved, meh, not so much. Family and home oriented? Fuck no. My caring capacity is over nine thousand. Honour? I have no sense of that (well maybe a little bit, but not much).
I have so many inner codes and ethics that anything I do has a pretty big chance of conflicting with something else. So true that. I, whenever I can, go for the “pleasing others” road though, but I try to make sure I enjoy things myself, too. I lack proper good empathy A LOT at times, unless it’s rather obvious how that person feels. I have no idea who I really am and never will know, that’s perfectly normal. Quiet personality not so much. Friends see me as extraverted because that’s how I am when with people I feel comfortable with. If you barely know me I’m a bit of an introvert though.
Again, the disconnecting from my personality thing doesn’t really hold true for me, though in stressful times I sometimes to feel a bit different.
I wish I would look into symbolic meanings of small gestures and whatnot. Sadly, I don’t.
So yeah, not entirely true, but a good part of it is, I guess.
How about you take the test and evaluate the results, too?