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Old 03-09-2018, 05:54 PM
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Wow! These responses are great! They've given me a lot to think about. I wasn't sure whether anyone would be interested in this topic...so thank you everyone!

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I took the test just before i had my psychosis and got a infj (Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging)...It's apparently the rarest personality type in the Meyers Briggs test.
I test as INFJ too. I've probably done 10-15 tests over the last 15 years and always typed as this. It supposedly is the rarest type, but it's also quite common to mis-type as INFJ using online tests, and there's also maybe a bias factor with all of the types whereby people answer the questions they way that they want to be, rather than the way that they actually are. Also, apparently, people like to say they have it because it is the rarest type. (To clarify, I'm not saying that this is the case for you at all; just something I've been considering in my own case.)

They say that reading the cognitive functions for the type you test as is the best way to be sure that it's accurate. This website might be helpful for that: https://thoughtcatalog.com/heidi-pri...ive-functions/

I found that the most helpful because sometimes the type descriptions are written in a way, kinda like astrology predictions, where you can twist it to fit lots of different people. I don't pretend to be an expert in MBTI at all, but I've found it interesting to read about, and I do relate to 'my' type, and its cognitive functions.

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I googled who might else have been and one weird prediction was that my favorite author was probably an infj. Goethe, he's been dead since the 1830's though. So i'm not certain how they came up with that answer but I found that interesting. It makes sense that I'd connect witapparently the rarest personality type in the Meyers Briggs test.
Yes, I'm always dubious when they type and diagnose dead people because how can they really know for sure?!

In terms of connections, IRL I've never met an INFJ, or even many iNtuitives. I had one friend who was ENTP, my only N friend IRL, and we got on soooo well.
She was Ne to my Ni, and Si to my Se, and we were both had Fe and Ti. We got on so well, I think, because we had lots of similarities, but also complemented with some opposing functions, so we allowed each other to see things that we wouldn't see on our own. Unfortunately, she moved away but, even all of these years later, I still really miss our conversations and our connection. I've never had anything close to that before or since.

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I don't think I would have such a rare one these days. The infj is supposedly the rarest one but since my emotions have declined, "feeling" in the infj has all but vanished.
Have you done any tests recently? Or, I'd recommend looking at the cognitive functions link above. It is possible for these things to change over time, and especially when you add things like MI to the mix. For example, I have always been an introvert, but I am waaaaay more introverted these days because of all of the other things going on now e.g. socialising is a lot more tiring because of my auditory issues trying to understand speech etc etc.

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I do find that intuition is an important factor and intuition is yoked to wisdom naturally, Plato wrote. Me being a philosopher, i have that "dawning" moment quite a bit when i connect ideas, and beg the question. It's that Eureka moment people get. The reason why i thought my infj type might have something to do with my psychosis is because the intuition was what is corrupted in a delusion.
This is one thing that I struggle with sometimes because my intuition tells me all of these things which are spot on that nobody else can understand how I got there. But then it also tells me all of these things that people call 'delusions'. I've often wondered if Ns would have a different experience with psychosis than Ss who might, theoretically, be more distrustful of those types of insights??

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My introversion had me repress and hide my psychosis from everyone until it exploded on the scene because it was either sui or let it out and tell people to stop by going to the police. Cause a major ruckus, but it was probably the best way to go about it other than yelling at people and accusing them. However, the authorities took me seriously, because, as a philosopher, i can write a persuasive (and truthful) argument. I had a lot of dots to report, i just connected them very... abstractly because i was delusional asf. It's hypocritical if you ask me when you get a bunch of ethics professors together and decide to shun you for something you have no rational control over. Kant makes an argument that says that if you're not in the intelligible realm then morals can't apply to you. It's only an argument by Kant though, He's only the culmination of the Enlightenment. :P
I'm really sorry that happened to you DT It's really unfair of them

My introversion really helps me hide things too. I've said, so many times, that pdocs could talk to me about a hundred different things and they wouldn't see me as different from any of their other medical students! I think it's a good thing for me really, both in terms of being able to behave appropriately with strangers, and I really enjoy having such a rich inner life. I like that I think deeply about things, even if sometimes I can overthink things and get sucked into 'thought spirals', as I call them. I like being reflective, and I really love that I am able to see multiple perspectives and am able to put myself in other people's shoes. It does get lonely, seeing the world so differently from everyone around me, but I'm not sure I'd change the way i see the world, even if I could.

*Willow*
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