I took the personality test, even though I knew how I'd test. The only surprise was that in the past I've tested 100% introvert, and this test put me at only 89%.
What was new information to me, was that something that I thought I'd discovered about *me* turns out to be something about INFPs in general. It's about the importance of creativity in our daily lives. I'd discovered that the surest weapon in a battle against depression is creating something, anything, every day. Turns out that is true for INFPs in general. It's not about the completion, or the recognition. It's about the act of creation itself.
I decided to clip some sentences describing INFPs that I really resonated with.
"When it comes to the mundane details of life maintenance, INFPs are typically completely unaware of such things. They might go for long periods without noticing a stain on the carpet, but carefully and meticulously brush a speck of dust off of their project booklet." Personality Page
Oh yeah, this is totally me. I live a cluttered life, but I just don't *see* it for long stretches of time. I predict that this may become a problem when Randy and I move in together, so I'm going to try really hard to stay on top of it.
"INFPs never seem to lose their sense of wonder. One might say they see life through rose-colored glasses. It's as though they live at the edge of a looking-glass world where mundane objects come to life, where flora and fauna take on near-human qualities." Type Logic
Yeah again. I'm an animist, and talk to my car, my computer, etc. I resonate with Amelie, even if I don't want to. (Which reminds me, how come she's never listed in the "fictional people that are INFPs" lists?)
"INFP children often exhibit this in a 'Calvin and Hobbes' fashion, switching from reality to fantasy and back again. With few exceptions, it is the NF child ... whose stuffed animals come to life like the Velveteen Rabbit and the Skin Horse" Type Logic
Oh yeah. I didn't have imaginary friends, but some of my stuffed animals were alive. Still are, in fact.
"Their extreme depth of feeling is often hidden, even from themselves, until circumstances evoke an impassioned response." Type Logic
This one is painfully true. My feelings are often hidden, even from myself. Sometimes I've even toyed with the idea that I don't have any feelings. Then something will happen, and I will feel in a sudden flood of emotion, and I realize, oh yea, I do have feelings.
I also liked a lot of the stuff about strengths and weaknesses on Personality Page. Too many to list :)