16 year old, a junior in high school, and I feel as though I've already done this before. Not high school itself, but life. I don't feel my age, yes I look like my age and even a little older, but I act older and I feel older. Maybe you would describe me as an "old soul" or maybe not. I wonder if I'm the only one who feels like this, especially at my age, or if it's also because I'm an INFJ?

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Noah Jones (not verified) says...

I'm in the exact same boat as you, a 16 year old INFJ in high high school. I  have the exact same feeling as you do, you're certainly not alone in feeling that way.

Josh says...

I am curious do you watch a lot of youtube, fb or vine videos? I understand your old soul concept and I am 45 and used to think that I could remember my past life experiences or something when I was younger and the DRs contributed it towards my imagination and things I saw on tv and I projected those memories into my own. Now I then thought it was BS but I do now think there may be a little truth but I also think it has to do with instincts. Like I can logically figure things out and because at a young age I could look at things from an adult perspective as well as a young child, I learned now I have an easier understanding on how people feel, over empathathetic I guess which seems like I can experience without actually experiencing it if that makes sense.

Edge2070 says...

I understand how you feel, I feel old all the time myself, even when people disagree with me, just try not to take it personally.

KateCarmela (not verified) says...

Hi, I am an INFJ as well. When I was in high school and still to this day (Im 27 now), I have always been called an "old soul." I believe it is because as an INFJ we are constently absorbing information that is around us (both subconscious and conscious). We take our time to think and process what is going around us. We are natural thinkers and healers. Unfortunatly, the general population are more interested in taking selfies, watching stupid youtube videos and not really wanting to "think." We are a minority but that is okay becuase I strongly believe that INFJs are meant to make a differences towards humanity. Without the thinkers there is no progress. Take pride in being an old soul becuase that means you are wise, mature and ready to to accomplish greatness in this lifetime. 

rosegeranium says...

I felt the same way when I was in high school. Friends often came to me for advice and teachers would entrust me with responsibilities. I was still immatured though, but I knew that I couldn't just do as I wish because what I wish might not be beneficial for others. So I always put others first, and in fact, it energized me when I could contribute  something meaningful towards the community. Sometimes I wondered if people like me or not, because I'm not the fun type. The pressure of fitting in could be high when growing up, but we don't necessarily have to fit in to have a harmonious relationship with others. Being uniquely us is what's gonna make relationships with others fulfilling. Just give yourself and others some time to grow friendships. There's no need to rush.

Alyssa (not verified) says...

You're def not alone im 15, junior high too even though im 15 and my friends are 15-16 when I look at my friends I sometimes feel like i'm hanging out with kids it's weird, but its normal for us many many INFJs report this. I mean you know its weird when your parents want you personal intake and advice on situation. If you read more about INFJs you'll realise this is common and  it comes from this hyperalertiveness and curiosity about the environment around you and your natural characteristics like intuition and subconscious thoughts that pick up on subtle aspects of your environment and are being processed all the time. I suggest you read a myers briggs book about INFJs and a book called "highly intuitive people" by Heidi Sawyer....both of these will help you kind of understand were this "old soul" actions come from.

Hope I helped :)

Atte says...

I don't think it's because you're INFJ. I'm 17 ENTP and feel exactly the same ;) 

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