Recently, I have been reading up a lot on type.
I want to know how I can better use my preferences to resolve conflicts, something which I rarely do. Also, my tendency to be quiet even when people accuse me of something I never do.
Based on the resources I have read and the quizzes I have done, I am an INFJ. As I am writing this, one sentence at a time, another article on type appeared. In it, the journalist talked about how her type had swung from one to the other the three different times (I think!) she did them. Personality is a fluid "thing", so this should not be too surprising...
There are also many criticism about this indicator, as everything is bound to have. Wikipedia sums them up nicely.
For me, I identify with this label (I like labels when it allows a person with low self-esteem, like me, to hide into and feel proud of who he/she is - not for demeaning ones though).
I have always known I am an introvert; at least, even if I can be considered an extrovert, it is still relatively close to the introverted side. I still remembered being punished in class, not for doing bad things, but for reading storybooks. I devour books dealing with many subjects- religion, philosophy, physics, psychology... and likes deep topics, especially if it has a dark bent (death, for example). I am quiet and easily tired, and my family and relatives were (make that 'are'!) very worried about me.
Many things have been said about introversion. Nowadays, it has become more positive and I am happier for the children of this generation.
I will skip the the third letter since I am not sure how to explain the part on intuition. I think this comes with introversion. Having prefer observing people more than talking with them, I seem to have master the skill of being able to make some decision about people at first glance and rely on it often. Not a good thing usually... remember Gladwell's Blink? Situations-wise, because I am a worrier, intuition gets covered up by fear.
When it comes to feeling and thinking, I got a very close score on these two, though feeling was just a teensy-bit more. For INFJs, these two are indeed used on a balanced aspects... except when it comes to stress, I become more emotional than emotionally-detached --> feelings based. When it comes to topics I am really passionate about, I become very outspoken. I have been told my eyes twinkled when it comes to talking about books and anime I like a lot.
My friend discovered about her type recently and told me its description resonates with her: now she knows why she cannot get along with certain people. I am happy that she gets to know herself more.
Do I wish I am of another type? Definitely. There are times when I wished I am more on the extrovert scale; more assertive and not afraid to confront others (a "downside" to being an INFJ); more...
Personality is fluid, just like sexuality and preference. I may find myself becoming another MBTI combination in the future. Maybe I will like and hate it at the same time, just like my present type.
Why do I write this journal? I just want to write about type but don't know what should the content be...