I have wondered most of my life why I did not fit in with my family, my extended family, my comunity and the world at large.
Wow. INFJ. Well, that explains the vast majority of my dealings with people who have crossed my path. What really hit home the most was my tendency to withdraw from someone as soon as I sensed deceit or manipulation on the part of the other person. Being an INFJ, I have the skills sets to be a master manipulator, but my personal values will not let me even entertain that nasty idea, let alone carry it out.
It is lonely at times - but I will not compromise, I will not 'go with the flow', I will not subscribe to the social acceptance rituals so prevalent in the world. This includes my community, church and family.
Walking to the beat of a different drum, I see and experience everything according to my inner values. I do not listen to gossip; why should I? Within a few seconds of meeting someone new, I know more about who they are than they will ever learn about themselves in a lifetime.
Re the above - I used to beleve that I was just very, very good at reading body language. Then I realized that I could read microexpressions. Still thought it was just a knack.
No. There is much more to it than mere learned communication skills. I can read people at a distance without any face to face contact.
Searching for answers, I turned to the King James Bible. In 1st Corinthians, I learned about the gifts of the Holy Spirit. My gift?
Any other INFJ's out there care to comment?