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Hi everyone,

I'm new to this community and took the typology test at humanmetrics.com yesterday. Has anyone used this site? Is it a reliable indicator for finding your personality type?

Does anyone have any favorite INFJ-related links or quotes?


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jenny_evergreen From: jenny_evergreen Date: July 29th, 2014 12:40 am (UTC) (Link)
This is my favorite because it aggregates a bunch of descriptions: http://www.mypersonality.info/personality-types/infj/
I haven't taken the humanmetrics one, but I'll take it tomorrow and let you know; I'm a very reliable INFJ. But the accuracy of the results also has a lot to do with how well one knows oneself.

My favorite INFJ quote is, "INFJs have social skills. The social skills of a walking x-ray machine!"

sinikalragdoll From: sinikalragdoll Date: August 11th, 2014 07:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for the link and response!
jenny_evergreen From: jenny_evergreen Date: August 11th, 2014 08:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Got around to taking the test and I came up INFJ, although it tested me as moderate in both the N and the F and I'm definitely both of those, so it might err on the side of caution.
cactus_rs From: cactus_rs Date: July 29th, 2014 09:43 am (UTC) (Link)

The humanmetrics test is the first one I took, a billion years ago. I think it's fairly reliable.

I have a habit of collecting quotes over on my personal LJ; here are a couple I think are INFJ-related but YMMV.

The book must be absolutely original, absolutely perfect. That is why, among other things, it is impossible for him to get started on it. As soon as he gets an idea he begins to question it. He remembers that Dostoevski used it, or Hamsun, or somebody else. "I'm not saying that I want to be better than them, but I want to be different," he explains. And so, instead of tackling his book, he reads one author after another in order to make absolutely certain that he is not going to tread on their private property. And the more he reads the more disdainful he becomes. None of them are satisfying; none of them arrive at that degree of perfection which he has imposed upon himself. And forgetting completely that he has not written as much as a chapter he talks about them condescendingly, quite as though there existed a shelf of books bearing his name, books which everyone is familiar with and the titles of which it is therefore superfluous to mention.

(Henry Miller, "Tropic of Cancer")

"Jag tror knappt heller att han någonsin har hunnit med att tanka särdeles mycket, aldrig har han fått tid att låta reflexionen drypa gift i sitt vin. Han är lycklig, och honom avundas jag."

"I can scarcely imagine that he's ever had the chance to overthink things; he's never had the time to let contemplation drip poison in his wine. He's lucky, and I envy him."

(Hjälmar Söderberg, "Doctor Glass," my own translation)

Aside from my brief exchange with Alice Miller, I had nothing, absolutely nothing, to contribute to the Round Table. Yet I was accepted immediately as somebody who belonged there. They didn't really expect me to talk. It wasn't only that I played a goofy mute onstage, and sometimes offstage, too. It was mainly because I brought to the table another kind of talent—the one talent it lacked—the ability to sit and listen.

The Algonquin was a refuge for the brightest authors, editors, critics, columnists, artists, financiers, composers, directors, producers and actors of the times. The dining-room was a hotbed of raconteurs and conversationalists. But until I came along, there wasn't a full-time listener in the crowd. I couldn't have been more welcome if I had had the power to repeal Prohibition.

(Harpo Marx, "Harpo Speaks!")

Like all solitary people, he had invested friendship with a divine glamour: he imagined that the people he passed on the street, laughing together and embracing when they parted, the people who dined together with so many smiles,—you will scarcely believe me, but he imagined that they were extracting from all that congeniality great store of satisfaction.

(Thornton Wilder, "The Bridge of San Luis Rey")

As for links and things, Pinterest is a goldmine for what you're looking for. I tried to link to a search but I forgot URLs get marked as spam. =/ But a LOT Of things came up!
sinikalragdoll From: sinikalragdoll Date: August 11th, 2014 07:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for replying with all those quotes! I've explored Pinterest a bit for INFJ-related pins and have found some interesting things on there.
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