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The anomalous characteristics of the enigmatic INFP

The anomalous characteristics of the enigmatic INFP | Being INFP | Scoop.it
One of the reasons the INFP is so difficult to fully understand is the anomalous nature of their personalities. They combine an intense curiosity and need to be in the loop with a quiet shyness. They are driven by meaning and deep personal values, but they tend not to share these or even at times be able to articulate them. This means the INFP can often be misunderstood, as they so want to be invited to the party, but the chances are they won’t show up.
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This is so accurate!

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A Quick Explanation of the INFP's "Hermit Mode"

A Quick Explanation of the INFP's "Hermit Mode" | Being INFP | Scoop.it
We INFPs have a state of social hibernation in which we drop off the face of the planet for a little while. During this time, we may turn down social invitations, not respond to calls or messages, and...

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This usually occurs after our extroverted friends have been sapping our energy for the past month and we reach a negative energy level.

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, October 19, 2013 4:51 PM

Love this! INFP's sometimes need time to recharge after a time of intense emotion or socializing. This is so true for me! And friends and family should not take it personally. It is simply a need for many introverts. 

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Ever Feel Like You Need an Extrovert? Why It’s Wonderful for Introverts to Have Extroverts in Their Lives

Ever Feel Like You Need an Extrovert? Why It’s Wonderful for Introverts to Have Extroverts in Their Lives | Being INFP | Scoop.it

A sweet man recently asked if it was necessary for my partner to be an introvert. I had to think about it.


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I actually personally prefer extroverts (most of the time), especially as romantic partners. While I enjoy the paradoxically solitudinous companionship my fellow introverts can provide, extroverts force occasional engagement and provide an out for when I get too wrapped up in myself and need socialization.

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, November 23, 2013 11:24 PM

Should introverts hang out with other introverts only? No! A world full of introverts would be boring, and not much would get done. We need extroverts -- to get things done, to socialize, to have fun ... Extroverts definitely are necessary for introverts' lives! 

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Solitude: What It Takes to Complete Work and Complete You

Solitude: What It Takes to Complete Work and Complete You | Being INFP | Scoop.it
Alone again. I feel I’ve come full circle from January 2012 when I was newly single and aching for personal expression and independence. I had an aliveness that vibrated subcutaneously, poised to spill out from my smile.

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, February 2, 2014 1:42 PM

An evocatively written piece that describes the introvert's intense need for solitude: for refreshment, for perspective, for survival! I could definitely relate to this! 

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An INFP Goes To Church - Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy

An INFP Goes To Church - Megan Tietz :: SortaCrunchy | Being INFP | Scoop.it
If you know me at all, you know that I have a mild-to-moderate MBTI obsession. I asked Anne of Modern Mrs. Darcy if she would be interested in helping me with a guest post here at SortaCrunchy, and I was...
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"An INFP's vision of the ideal church is beautiful, glorious, intoxicating....But on Sunday morning, I step out of my realm of possibility and into a very real church, with real people, in a real building made not of lofty dreams and ideals but of concrete and steel.  And because of my rosy ideals about The Church, the same pesky situations that I handle with grace the rest of the week -- at the grocery store, or the playground, or anywhere else that's not The Church -- are painful on Sunday morning.  The Church of my dreams is wonderful, beautiful, holy, poetic.  But gossip in the nursing room is none of those things.  And for an INFP, there is pain in that gap."

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This Is How Much Money You’ll Make Based on Your Personality | TIME.com

This Is How Much Money You’ll Make Based on Your Personality | TIME.com | Being INFP | Scoop.it
Surprise, surprise: the more self-motivated and driven you are, the more money you'll make.

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:55 PM

INFP's are the lowest paid people in the world. This is not a surprise, by any means. The INFP type tend to live for ideals, not money. We're quirky and poor! 

 

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Six stereotypes of introverts from Hollywood

Six stereotypes of introverts from Hollywood | Being INFP | Scoop.it
What comes to mind when you think of a loner?
Maybe it’s a person with sad lifeless eyes, who smells bad, is unexciting or conversationally shy?

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, December 26, 2013 4:44 PM

This is interesting. When you think of introverts in the movies, what comes to mind? Well, according to this article, loners really seem like weirdos. Think Napoleon Dynamite, or Forrest Gump. Defective in some way. I wonder if that is how some people view those who like to be alone? 

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The INFP's Guide To Goal Setting

The INFP's Guide To Goal Setting | Being INFP | Scoop.it
 Most of us have been exposed to the idea and practice of goal setting.  And it goes something like this: (1) create a goal that is specific, measurable, and has a time limit; (2) create a plan to ...

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Being INFP means invariably having trouble setting and reaching goals. We tend to be more interested in the creative process of planning than the actual (much more boring) execution of the plan.

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Sharilee Swaity's curator insight, November 2, 2013 8:15 PM

A feeler's approach to goal setting .... let your feelings guide you to what you really want, and let your feelings show you if you have reached your goal.