well I usually conisder myself an ISFP but I also fit into INFP, ESFP, and ENFP which is why I added those i hope thats not bad but anyway

I'm really shy with new people and I like to have time by myself. Usually I don't like to draw attention to myself... but depending on who else is around I do?? I like to do weird and pretty stupid things to make my friends laugh but if I don't know anyone around me I can barely even answer a direct question. and I feel more energetic with friends but otherwise i have pretty low energy..

ive heard of shy extroverts maybe that's what I am does anyone have an idea maybe you're the same way?


Kam (not verified) says...

For most people, how they act around strangers is the better analogue to their type. So if you're shy around strangers and need time away, you're probably an introvert.

Notably, INXPs often take on the characteristics of whoever they're talking to, but find it much more difficult to do so in large groups or with people they don't know. That might be the best explanation for your behavour around your friends, which suggests that you're likely an INFP.

elle (not verified) says...

i feel the same way too! im also an ISFP but i match with ISFJ and ISTJ . I feel confident with people i know well enough but not really with large groups.

Keel (not verified) says...

When I've taken the assessment and answering as if at work. ENFP

When answering as a "spouse" at home: INFP

Working around people all day is awesome.  The I kicks in for recharging......solo time w the guitar!

Mindy96 (not verified) says...

The way one knows if they are introvert or extrovert is how they recharge. Do you need to go out with friends after a long day or read a book? do people drain you or recharge you?

MD/INFP (not verified) says...

The answer to the question is absolutely "yes".  For instance, interacting with close friends takes less energy and instills less stress than interacting with a room full of people you don't know.  Plus some people just click when they meet which would bring out the extroverted side of a person quicker.  Some people say they're actually ambiverts. I'd be more likely to say we're all somewhere along the spectrum.  As stated in other answers, interacting is draining for an introvert.  I'm an INFP.  But I know many who'd be surprised to hear me self describe as an introvert.  I know how to be social and can be the life of the party but what they don't see is the recovery time spent alone later.  Once in a social situation I can do just fine but oft times would rather not go out at all.  Having someone in your life who'll lovingly drag you out to social events can be a true blessing. 

Nuker89 says...

Hello, INFP here, I dont exactly fit into one personality either. I am still by far majority introverted, but when I look into psychology I find a small percentage of people that I call flextroverted. I can't go back and forth, but I learned how to mimic other personalities to fit in. As a result, I can give a great presentation (if I'm passionate about the subject) and convince people that I am an extrovert, but I know that I would rather be alone. Still, I switch back and forth depending on who I'm talking to, and it is absolutely possible to be introverted to some and extroverted to others. That is actually a common INFP trait, we usually act like an extrovert around our friends, but beyond that, are a true introvert. Did I miss anything?

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