Hello bloggers! It’s time for Express Yourself, the weekly blog hop that posts different topics and updates monthly.
I’m publishing late this month because I’m smack dab in the middle of NaNaWriMo now but wanted to at least publish a couple of Express Yourself posts this month.
Jackie Felger from Bouquet of Books and Dani Bertrand from Entertaining Interests founded this great meme that has a wonderful group of people with weekly topics that change monthly. They also have a site they co-author together: Cover Girls.
This week’s topic is a great one!
Nov 10, 2014-Nov. 14, 2014: Do you know your MBTI personality? If so, please share. If not, take the test! Please. humanmetrics.com
Functional Analysis Of The INFP
Based on Jung’s framework of mental functions-by Joe Butt
INFPs live primarily in a rich inner world of introverted Feeling. Being inward-turning, the natural attraction is away from world and toward essence and ideal. This introversion of dominant Feeling, receiving its data from extraverted intuition, must be the source of the quixotic nature of these usually gentle beings. Feeling is caught in the approach avoidance bind between concern both for people and for All Creatures Great and Small, and a psycho-magnetic repulsion from the same. The “object,” be it Homo sapiens or a mere representation of an organism, is valued only to the degree that the object contains some measure of the inner Essence or greater Good. Doing a good deed, for example, may provide intrinsic satisfaction which is only secondary to the greater good of striking a blow against Man’s Inhumanity to Mankind.
Extraverted intuition faces outward, greeting the world on behalf of Feeling. What the observer usually sees is creativity with implied good will. Intuition spawns this type’s philosophical bent and strengthens pattern perception. It combines as auxiliary with introverted Feeling and gives rise to unusual skill in both character development and fluency with language–a sound basis for the development of literary facility. If INTPs aspire to word mechanics, INFPs would be verbal artists.
Sensing is introverted and often invisible. This stealth function in the third position gives INFPs a natural inclination toward absent- mindedness and other-worldliness, however, Feeling’s strong people awareness provides a balancing, mitigating effect. This introverted Sensing is somewhat categorical, a subdued version of SJ sensing. In the third position, however, it is easily overridden by the stronger functions.
The INFP may turn to inferior extraverted Thinking for help in focusing on externals and for closure. INFPs can even masquerade in their ESTJ business suit, but not without expending considerable energy. The inferior, problematic nature of Extraverted Thinking is its lack of context and proportion. Single impersonal facts may loom large or attain higher priority than more salient principles which are all but overlooked.
Famous INFPs-by Joe Butt
St. Luke; physician, disciple, author
William Shakespeare, bard of Avon
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Evangeline)
A. A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
Laura Ingalls Wilder (Little House on the Prairie)
Helen Keller, deaf and blind author
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Neil Diamond, vocalist
James Taylor, vocalist
Julia Roberts, actor (Conspiracy Theory, Pretty Woman)
Amy Tan (author of The Joy-Luck Club, The Kitchen God’s Wife)
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
That’s my MBTI Personality. What’s yours? I’ll be hopping around to find out That’s it for me this week. I’m going back to my writing now. Until next post everyone.