Changing Personality Types

So I was bored at work and accomplished an Myers Briggs Test (MBTI) worksheet to beat boredom.

I have turned into an INFJ!

To prove myself wrong, I re-read INFP traits. I still see myself in that personality type, but when I took a look at the INFJ page, I cannot believe it. It holds the same weight as that of the things written about INFPs!

From Personality Page:

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.

This is me, quite recently.

This paragraph is so me, when it comes to friendship:

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.

I took a look at the career page and ta-da! First sentence:

The INFJ is a special individual who needs more out of a career than a job.

I believe this change stemmed from being engrossed in work. I feel like this personality type is merely my “work ethic” description rather than a totality of my character. While I might be a stickler for schedules at work, I’d love some spontaneity and freedom to imagine outside it. The next statement, however, is true for everything that I do:

INFPs have very high standards and are perfectionists. Consequently, they are usually hard on themselves, and don’t give themselves enough credit.

Thank goodness I can identify which is which. At least I am not having a crisis of some sort.



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  • Aja

    Took that test back in college, and the guidance counselor said I’m between Introversion and Extroversion. While I’m not a psychologist, I think you’re probably mid-J/P, too. :)

    • MM

      I was an INFP in college. Now INFJ :P

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