Delusions of Grandeur

rambling personality thoughts

Posted on: October 1, 2003

I finally got ahold of the strong-campbell test but I need my myers-briggs type in order to have everything go through correctly. I’ve taken that test like a hundred times but it doesn’t matter I have to have the exact scores. So I went searching on the internet to see if I could find it and not have to wait for it to be found for me, and while I did find one it didn’t give me the exact scores. What was really interesting is that for once I actually agree entirely with my type. Usually one of the letters will be off from what I think it should be after reading the description. I’ve also learned that if you really want to know if something describes you, you shouldn’t look at the part that lists your strengths, rather look at the part that lists your weaknesses. At least that’s true for me. This time the type came out as an INFJ which is as follows: Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judgement.
Alot of times the results of these tests are rather wishy-washy since you’re right on the border between one type or the other. They tried to word this version so you didn’t end up picking things by default, rather you were given the option to choose an equal point between two options.

My percentages were:
Introvert: 64% Extrovert: 36%
Intuitive: 86% Sensing: 14%
Feeling: 70% Thinking: 30%
Judging: 59% Perceiving: 41%

My strenghts were listed as

They’re extremely insightful, and see things that are not obvious to others. This ability to see patterns and meanings in the world can help the INFJ in many different ways. INFJs usually have a great deal of insight into different people and situations.

When given a goal or context, an INFJ is able to generate all kinds of possibilities. They’re able to see the problem from many different angles.

They understand how others are feeling, and are genuinely concerned with others. This natural empathy and caring helps to be really effective at helping others through problems. In this manner, they make great friends, counselors, teachers, and mates.

An INFJ has a “stick to it” attitude. They’re not afraid of hard work, and will put forth a great deal of effort towards something that they believe in. This persistence will help the INFJ to achieve an identified goal.

Perfectionistic and idealistic, they always strive for the best.

Usually intelligent and able to concentrate and focus, the INFJ can usually grasp difficult ideas and concepts.

The more interesting part was the weaknesses:

May be unaware (and sometimes uncaring) of how they come across to others

May quickly dismiss input from others without really considering it

May apply their judgment more often towards others, rather than towards themselves

With their ability to see an issue from many sides, they may always find others at fault for any problems in their lives

May have unrealistic and/or unreasonable expectations of others

May be intolerant of weaknesses in others

May believe that they’re always right

May be obsessive and passionate about details that may be unimportant to the big picture

May be cuttingly derisive and sarcastic towards others

May have an intense and quick temper

May be tense, wound up, have high blood pressure and find it difficult to relax

May hold grudges, and have difficulty forgiving people

May be wishy-washy and unsure how to act in situations that require quick decision making

May have difficulty communicating their thoughts and feelings to others

May see so many tangents everywhere that they can’t stay focused on the bottom line or the big picture

Tendency to hold back part of themselves

Not good with money or practical day-to-day life necessities

Extreme dislike of conflict and criticism

Have very high expectations for themselves and others (both a strength and weakness)

Have difficulty leaving a bad relationship

I see some of the positive aspects if I think about it long enough, but I can see every single one of the negative things which has never been the case before. In fact at times the negatives or positives would be the exact opposite of reality. I remember once I came up as a ENFJ, although barely E and it told me that I was GOOD with money…..anybody who knows me, knows that this couldn’t be further from the truth.

The link to the test is:

The whole long general description is:

The Protector

As an INFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit with your personal value system.

INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. Only one percent of the population has an INFJ Personality Type, making it the most rare of all the types.

INFJs place great importance on havings things orderly and systematic in their outer world. They put a lot of energy into identifying the best system for getting things done, and constantly define and re-define the priorities in their lives. On the other hand, INFJs operate within themselves on an intuitive basis which is entirely spontaneous. They know things intuitively, without being able to pinpoint why, and without detailed knowledge of the subject at hand. They are usually right, and they usually know it. Consequently, INFJs put a tremendous amount of faith into their instincts and intuitions. This is something of a conflict between the inner and outer worlds, and may result in the INFJ not being as organized as other Judging types tend to be. Or we may see some signs of disarray in an otherwise orderly tendency, such as a consistently messy desk.

INFJs have uncanny insight into people and situations. They get “feelings” about things and intuitively understand them. As an extreme example, some INFJs report experiences of a psychic nature, such as getting strong feelings about there being a problem with a loved one, and discovering later that they were in a car accident. This is the sort of thing that other types may scorn and scoff at, and the INFJ themself does not really understand their intuition at a level which can be verbalized. Consequently, most INFJs are protective of their inner selves, sharing only what they choose to share when they choose to share it. They are deep, complex individuals, who are quite private and typically difficult to understand. INFJs hold back part of themselves, and can be secretive.

But the INFJ is as genuinely warm as they are complex. INFJs hold a special place in the heart of people who they are close to, who are able to see their special gifts and depth of caring. INFJs are concerned for people’s feelings, and try to be gentle to avoid hurting anyone. They are very sensitive to conflict, and cannot tolerate it very well. Situations which are charged with conflict may drive the normally peaceful INFJ into a state of agitation or charged anger. They may tend to internalize conflict into their bodies, and experience health problems when under a lot of stress.

Because the INFJ has such strong intuitive capabilities, they trust their own instincts above all else. This may result in an INFJ stubborness and tendency to ignore other people’s opinions. They believe that they’re right. On the other hand, INFJ is a perfectionist who doubts that they are living up to their full potential. INFJs are rarely at complete peace with themselves – there’s always something else they should be doing to improve themselves and the world around them. They believe in constant growth, and don’t often take time to revel in their accomplishments. They have strong value systems, and need to live their lives in accordance with what they feel is right. In deference to the Feeling aspect of their personalities, INFJs are in some ways gentle and easy going. Conversely, they have very high expectations of themselves, and frequently of their families. They don’t believe in compromising their ideals.

INFJ is a natural nurturer; patient, devoted and protective. They make loving parents and usually have strong bonds with their offspring. They have high expectations of their children, and push them to be the best that they can be. This can sometimes manifest itself in the INFJ being hard-nosed and stubborn. But generally, children of an INFJ get devoted and sincere parental guidance, combined with deep caring.

In the workplace, the INFJ usually shows up in areas where they can be creative and somewhat independent. They have a natural affinity for art, and many excel in the sciences, where they make use of their intuition. INFJs can also be found in service-oriented professions. They are not good at dealing with minutia or very detailed tasks. The INFJ will either avoid such things, or else go to the other extreme and become enveloped in the details to the extent that they can no longer see the big picture. An INFJ who has gone the route of becoming meticulous about details may be highly critical of other individuals who are not.

The INFJ individual is gifted in ways that other types are not. Life is not necessarily easy for the INFJ, but they are capable of great depth of feeling and personal achievement.

Jungian functional preference ordering:

Dominant: Introverted Intuition
Auxilliary: Extraverted Feeling
Tertiary: Introverted Thinking
Inferior: Extraverted Sensing

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