I read on a Myers-Briggs website that one trait that INFJs tend to have is psychic abilities. How many of you guys have had experiences or feelings that seemed to be supernatural? Sometimes I've had dreams that actually came true (like glimpses into the future), or I've had major déjà vu, or I've had a very strong feeling that something was going to happen and it did. If you've had things like that happen to you and you're an INFJ, respond! I'd love to know if what I heard was true.

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SoloWing says...

Yes INFJs can have these feelings i really did not understand them until i took a personality test and got INFJ. i have something like foreshadowing abilities but there not very clear and i don't really understand them until the event happens.

cutesweater (not verified) says...

I have the same feeling. I see things in my dreams or even have vague visions that don't make sense to me. Then, later, I understand. Sometimes it's just randomly, but it usually relates to some significant event. And thanks for replying, I really appreciate it. It's cool to see how INFJs experience similar things.

tabithakatherine says...

I get that feeling all the time. I will have a dream that I went on a trip, and I don't know where it is. Then one day I will actually take a trip, and I will see the things from my dreams.

HeyyItsAJ (not verified) says...

OMG IM SO HAPPY SOMEONE BROUGHT THIS UP.
I've been experiencing a ton and have been trying to find people with the same experiences. Anyone been looking into it more??

nancy.gezzi says...

I'm glad it was brought up as well! I have visions that come true, I am an empath, and I have healing hands. I am also able to pick up other people's thoughts. I am in my 40's. Thsee abilities became very strong about five years ago. However, I have always been able to feel what others feel. This includes physically.

GentleLions (not verified) says...

My personality comes up I(E)NFP and I am an empath - emotional, physical, geomantic (earth), weather, animal, and a lesser extent precognitive (dreams, deja vue), cognitive - telepathic (know things about people, understand how people think, know their motives), claircognizant (just know things, know what needs to be done, when someone is being honest or not). Both my children are empaths, my son is more the emotional, weather, dreams / visions and know how people think). My daughter can spot BS miles away, knows and understands how people think. I am a clinical social worker (counseling) and Chaplain as well as raise therapy rabbits. I left an unhealthy relationship almost a year and a half ago and the empathic abilities are returning quickly and stronger than they were before the relationship went bad.

HTOWNSOLDIER (not verified) says...

Yes!!!

Guest (not verified) says...

I had really strange dreams as a child. After my grandfather died I saw him in my dream at the end of my bed. He had a horse saddle he wanted to give me. I described the funeral of my other grandfather that died before I was born. I have déjà vu quite often. I am now a very scientific person but cannot begin to explain what happens to me sometimes. I don't think I'll ever know. I've always been this type as well. I was five years old and wanted to adopt a street vendor child in Mexico on our family vacation. I've always wanted to help others. I've always felt alone and misunderstood. As I grew older I started to accept myself as unique but now I know I'm just rare!

HeyyItsAJ (not verified) says...

Anyone have anything scary happen? :/
A simple yes or no is fine if it's too personal.
I think I can feel people's souls. Mostly their heartache.

Guest (not verified) says...

I feel the same thing. It's like I can feel what the people around me are feeling. It's very difficult for me to be around a lot of people for long periods of time and I need a lot of personal recharge time.

nancy.gezzi says...

I am a strong empath as well. After faculty meetings and workshops I have to retreat to a quiet place to shake off the feelings that have bombarded my brain and body. I usually leave with a migraine.

SeanJ (not verified) says...

Totally true for me too. I last no more than 90 minutes in a loud, crowded room before I need to get some fresh air. 

And people telling me private details about their lives has always happened. And I just turned 50 and had no idea why. 

nancy.gezzi says...

Yes I have had some very scary things happen as a result of my extra senses. I've even experienced a vision of my friend's death after it happened. I felt her rage, and sorrow that she was leaving two children behind. I even saw her face and her bodily reaction to the violence that was done to her. It was horrible to witness.

Pixel (not verified) says...

I am an artist, and on a particular project involving children, I will sometimes get very strong ideas and imagery that have meaning to that family. At least two have brought it up ("How did you know about this..."). Nothing I had information on, just driving feeling to include that imagery. I do get deja-vu's as well.

halfshellghostgamer says...

I tend to immediately know what people are about or what their intentions are to the point that I can see what my history with them will be like as soon as I meet them. It seems by the posts all of us have that and I think because of that we tend not to have many friends at all; or rather people who know us truly. I also have dreams, deja vus, and premonitions and I have learn to follow my intuition over the years since it has usually been scary accurate. I honestly think we are more connected to the world than we want; we can surely see its beauty but the definite drawback is that we tend to see the ugly side of people more often than not.

Guest (not verified) says...

I couldn't agree more. I think we are more in tune to people's vibrations so we are more attuned to feeling the good and the ugly from people. A lot of times I feel other people's emotional pain as my own even if they don't tell me something is wrong I can feel it like its my own. Especially really negative or sad energy very easily enters me from other people. Especially people I'm close to but it can happen with anyone. I've also had many instances of déjà Vu in my life and my dreams are so realistic it feels like it was me from a different life.

plunkgoestheplatypus says...

I know what you mean! I mostly only have sudden mood swings because of the emotions of people in shows, podcasts. music, books, and people I'm socializing with. I am generally a pleasant person, but I can get VERY crabby because of this.

nancy.gezzi says...

I have mood swings from those same things. In fact, twelve years ago I was diagnosed with Bipolar II because of my reaction to a lie someone was telling. I could feel this person's jealousy of me and the animosity as she was telling it. I am pretty sure many of us are diagnosed with things such as this too quickly. We are rare. People do not understand and want a scientific explanation. It's ridiculous!

Waynes World (not verified) says...

I can totally relate to this as an INFJ. I have a 'few' good friends and they're all INTJs out of coincidence (or maybe not). INTJs seem to understand my deep intuition and actually 'get' what I'm saying, or my visions, although they didn't even see, or get it themselves until we speak about things. They certainly admire me for this, as much as I admire them for helping me stay grounded and remain level headed when dealing with complexity.

I also see the hidden motives in people, I believe through subtle body language, behaviours and use if their dialogue without me even having to focus on it or think about it. It's always very clear to me. Not to be pessimistic, but realistic, this is more people than not. I'm sure myself and my INTJ acquaintances could perform a study to evidence this, although I already know the outcome :)

eliluvlakers says...

Yes. I get these sudden flashbacks at moments in my life where I feel like I have seen into future and when I am in that future it is true. I don't find it very odd. I just find it very soothing that I may not know everything but I know that may know something about my future.

Guest (not verified) says...

I've had many, many instances where I will randomly think of a friend or loved one that I haven't talked to in a long time and they will call literally a minute after I was thinking about them. Also with people I'm really close with I end up saying the exact same thing as them at the exact same time. It happens a lot with my dad with how close we are. I keep telling him to stop letting me in his mind

Guest (not verified) says...

That first thing you mentioned has happened to me so many times! When I was younger my best friend used to call my house and I would always think about her right before she called. It's cool to know that someone else has experienced this too

plunkgoestheplatypus says...

That second one is happening ALL the time know. I barely ever speak some thoughts around my dad so I can see if he will speak them out loud. Those thoughts always feel a little different.

Guest (not verified) says...

OMG I really thought I was the only one, like sometimes I thought about someone and I was like "I wish I saw that person" and after a minute I actually saw him (happened a lot of times not just ones) when I told this to my twin she was like "are you crazy". So I stopped saying things like this to her :p

Guest (not verified) says...

It's seems like we all do have a much more intuitive side. It can for sure seem like a burden because people can't understand how it's possible to feel people or places vibrations like we do. I'm glad I started this thread and so many have commented. Very interesting.

thebissy0 says...

Hello guest,

I appreciate your comment and everything, but I was wondering what you meant by "I'm glad I started this thread." Are you claiming to have created the question that started this thread in the first place or is this simply just a mistake? Please let me know. Thanks,

-thebissy0

Lindseyf (not verified) says...

Yes I'm sorry I said that by mistake. You are the one that created thisbthread lol. I must have thought it was the one I created cause I kept getting emails saying people replied to my post. I did start one thread but it wasn't this one. Sorry for the confusion. I'm glad you started this thread

thebissy0 says...

It's all good! Thank you for clarifying that. I didn't mean to be mean or anything, I was just a lil confused. Thank you! :)

attnaugustinefine says...

I thought this kind of trait was more of an NFP trait. Anyone else? How does the J come into play?

2Bme (not verified) says...

I took the personality test recently and was excited to find out I am an "INFJ" mainly because I could never really put my finger on what these feelings I get so frequently mean. They are intense feelings, intuitions I suppose you can call them, I can physically "feel" these intuitions. I feel this pressure in the center of my gut that will not decrease in intensity until I explore the feeling and find the truth behind it. It's as if someone is squeezing me inside trying to tell me something and I have found time and time again that "these feelings" had merit. I can read people like I'm inside their thoughts before they speak. I can sense evil. I can sense beauty. I can sense when someone has ill intentions. I just feel things that others around me say they can't. But I'm thankful for these "feelings". I believe they are gifts only few are blessed with.

Abdulrahmanmea says...

I'am very happy to know that there are similar people and share same feeling and thoughts, I have copied from each one the similarity we share.

Sometimes I've had dreams that actually came true (like glimpses into the future), or I've had major déjà vu, or I've had a very strong feeling that something was going to happen and it did.
I have vague visions that don't make sense to me Until dream reader explain it for me and some happen as I sow it , but it usually relates to some significant event.
I tend to immediately know what people are about or what their intentions are to the point that I can see what my history with them will be like as soon as I meet them .
I honestly think we are more connected to GOD more than we think.
I've had many, many instances where I will randomly think of a friend or loved one that I haven't talked to in a long time and they will call literally a minute after I was thinking about them. Also with people I'm really close with I end up saying the exact same thing as them at the exact same time. It happens a lot with my wife.

But what I did not find are 1-( my mother died but she still communicate with me by signs and face expressions and what i can't understand Dream reader i trust explain it for me). 2- ( if something happening against and have a strong concern for me or for somebody I care for suddenly I feel in bad mood with no reason until I clarify what's wrong ).
3- ( If something happened while i'm praying that has strong concern to me i'll see it front of me, i saw it In my pray twice one was very bad for my little son and the signs that tell me now it's allright and the other was very nice to see my mother very happy for what i'm doing for her and for the other died before she died ).
I hope this will be useful for somebody similar :p

Guest (not verified) says...

INFx types are the most likely to BELIEVE in stuff without evidence or logic. Allow me to explain:

The I makes them spend time alone, where they will not hear input from other people.
The N makes them gather info from imagining possible scenarios, scenarios that are not as certain as real things sensed in the present.
And the F makes them decide things based on their feelings, not hard facts, data, or even logic.

So, for example, someone like me with INFJ but a mild N and very mild F (so I have the capacity for S and T when I need it), will apply some logic and arrive at a MUCH more plausible explanation: if only 1/100 dreams proves true and the other 99 are false nonsense, it is a coincidence. Congrats: you guess correctly on occasion, just like everyone else. As the beloved Adrian Monk said, "With a thousand psychics making a thousand predictions per year, a few predictions are going to be right." Unless 100% of your dreams are prophetic, it is just coincidence. Also, I could go through every single thing you guys posted in this topic and explain the MUCH more plausible reason(s) for them, but it would take too long.

I'm certainly a lot less eager to openly say I'm INFJ to anyone now. If someone reads through all the posts in this topic, they will think all INFJs are nut-jobs. :(

Liss (not verified) says...

I've dreamed on 2 separate occasions of friends giving birth. When I asked they confirmed they were pregnant. One friend took a test that day and sure enough, pregnant. I don't think its supernatural and I'm more inclined to rationalise it as intuition (which to me is just the ability to see patterns and make inferences based on what we observe or feel). My Grandmother used to dream of eggs and she always knew who was expecting a baby, but she was not INFJ because she was very extroverted and thrived on being around others. I think she just had highly developed intuition also. I'm very skeptical when it comes to magical or supernatural abilities and tend to write it off as mere coincidence, but I also think that if that is what people want to believe then its fine by me as well. As for INFJs believing in illogical stuff without evidence, I think such a blanket statement is unfair, unwarranted and would be difficult to prove. Its pure conjecture and reflective of your own insecurities about how others perceive you. Tbh most people could care less about Myer Briggs so don't worry too much about people finding out you're an INFJ.

nancy.gezzi says...

To the unverified guest before Liss: You must have been typed wrongly, or answered the test questions with attributes you only wished you had. You are not INFJ. Take the test again and answer honestly this time. This way you will no longer feel free to associate with this personality type. We are very rare and you are a little too close minded to fit in this thread.

thebissy0 says...

To Liss and Nan...thank you. I'm the creator of this thread and I wasn't quite sure how to respond to this unverified guest person, as I didn't really know if I could even classified this as "hate." Even so... It was pretty rude of you, unverified guest, to comment so negatively on a thread that I would hope be only positively and open-mindedness. I couldn't really put my response into words about how I felt about it, but I think the commenters before me did a pretty good job. So thank you, I appreciate it :)

nancy.gezzi says...

You are quite welcome! The person was probably just a Troller to the site. These people enjoy stirring up negative feelings in others. It's sad really.

Guest (not verified) says...

One time when I was little, I had a series of dreams. They were really detailed and I still remember everything that happened in them, which is unusual for me. They were set in this fantasy setting, with fairies and trolls and typical fantasy stuff. This was probably when I was around eight. Later on, around 13 or so, I read this book which I found. And as I was reading it I noticed a really strong sense of deja vu, until I suddenly realised that what I was reading was exactly the same as what had happened in these dreams, despite never reading the book before. A while later I checked the date the book was published, and it was only a year before I'd read it. That's probably the strangest thing that's happened to me.
I also have random premonitions sometimes, for instance thinking the phone is about to ring, and it will be a specific person with specific news, and not knowing why I think that. And then maybe half an hour later it actually rings and all of the details were correct. It only happens occasionally though.
Has anyone else had anything similar to this?

Guest (not verified) says...

I'm an INFJ and I've had de ja vue episodes throughout my life as well as also thinking of someone I've not talked to in awhile and them calling shortly thereafter. And, a few years ago I experienced 2 truly psychic clair... somethings. Not really visions, or at least not like what I thought a vision would be like. The first time I was shopping at Target with my young daughter and out of nowhere I suddenly got this thought or idea/feeling that my girlfriend, Mary, was home eating pizza with her husband and daughters at the kitchen table and that I needed to go see her right away. This was odd because Mary is one of those people whose kids were in all sorts of activities, she was very involved with her church, and had a big family with almost weekly birthday parties to attend. In other words, they were rarely home. Anyway, I cut my shopping trip short and immediately drove over to her house unannounced. Her husband answered the door with a piece of pizza in his hand, and I almost passed out. Mary was at the table with her 3 daughters eating pizza as well. She wasn't dressed--also unusual for her--and looked disheveled. I learned that she had just found out the day before that she needed to have surgery and was upset with the news.

The 2nd time involved the Super Bowl. The Friday before the Super Bowl, I forgot to bring my $10 for the Super Bowl squares pool. Rather than lend me the $10, 2 of my co-workers that I shared an office with went in together and bought my square. Fast forward to Super Bowl Sunday 2 days later. I was cleaning and didn't even have the game on when suddenly out of nowhere I "knew" my 2 co-workers were having a slightly heated discussion about the winnings from my square. One of them, Lori, was saying they should give me the winnings less the $10 and the other woman--Donna--was like "Oh hell no." The next day at work when I returned from lunch, there was an envelope on my chair with $120 in it from Lori. Her half minus the $5.00. I never confirmed whether or not they had the discussion. I think I was too afraid to find out they did.

The oddest thing about this though was that both of these psychic things happened while I was dating someone I still believe might have been my "twin flame" (if that really exists). We were so alike that part of our phone numbers were the same and we even had the same sunglasses. We had incredible energy and I could always sense when he was going to call, and when he was upset or stressed out. One time, I suddenly felt... its hard to describe... like panic energy while I was at work and I knew it was his. It was so strong that I had to stop working for about an hour. I couldn't reach him and I was literally having waves of panic come over me. I called him, but I couldn't reach him. When he finally called me back, I learned he had been doing a controlled burn on his farm and it had gotten out of control. The fire department had to be called in. Anyway, I've not had anything psychic happen since we broke up, other than 3 very unusual dreams where my deceased father talked to me and in one I could literally feel our arms touching each other.

Guest (not verified) says...

Wow! I've always gone with my gut feeling and have always, always been right! I'm curious, is there a study on identicle twins and their personalities? Or only children? Seems that twins and single children are infj personalities. I've always has psychic or gut feelings. Intuitions, etc.

Gailcarrington23 says...

I'm also a infj and my star sign is Gemini the twins

smashtash says...

I'm not a twin or a single child but perhaps they are more common there! I tend to be a little skeptical of this kind of stuff, but I do know a lot of people who have said they have true dreams which I find fascinating. Dreams are crazy interesting, but sadly I only get them rarely, and they are never true ones.

I do seem to have a knack for weird luck though - does anyone else get this? Co-incidences happen to me CONSTANTLY, I found out the other day that my housemate sees the exact same counselor that I do, I dedicated some work to someone I admire, and their son came to represent them and 6 months later invited me to work for him, if I get a 'crush' on someone I will have this random luck which puts me in situations which bring me closer to them (at least at school this happened - not that it ever worked in my favour!) -I could go on but it's always just seemed a little strange to me is all. Also if I put my mind to something, I have never failed. I mean I've failed, but then succeeded, failed only to have a greater achievement in the same vein.

Wendy Adams (not verified) says...

I am an INFJ. I ask for guidance and if I listen I will get images in my head or just a knowing. I will never put a shingle up and go into business as a psychic, but am greatful to rely on this to get through life. 

Diamond (not verified) says...

Ive always known. I've been told it's because I'm a sneaky, I'm talking to people who tell me or worse crazy. Be it as it may, I'm never wrong. I've never not manifested my goals. But I long for someone who is a kindred spirit and has the aura I look for. 

VirtualAries says...

I'm INFJ. Something that I think I've intuitively known since discovering the MBTI test. Growing up, I've always been the scientific "prove-it" minded guy. So believing in paranormal related "hogwash" was too much of a pill to swallow. But I will admit, much to my cringing but equal wonderment, that strange things happen around me all the time. It was actually my mom who noticed it first. And I thought she was full of it. But over time, other people, friends, people I dated, and coworkers would all make remarks about how strange it was that things we had been talking about would happen within a few minutes to a few days later. I still never wanted to believe in it, because I can't shake the scientific mind I was born with, but it's undeniable too. In the face of death, I've been able to have strange calms somehow knowing I would be alright. I deployed to Afghanistan in 2010 and faced countless attempts on my life, but I always seemed to know I would be fine. When I was 15, I was riding in the car with my Uncle, coming back from the grocery store. He hadn't put on his seat be.t, which was pretty typical for him. But it never really bothered me because he was always such a great driver. But this particular morning I told my uncle to put on his seat belt. Of course, he argued with me but I insisted so much that he finally caved in, cursed, and put it on. About 2 or 3 minutes later, a driver coming from a side street ran the red light and t-boned us with such force it shoved our car off the street, into the parking lock parallel to us and into a storefront window.  As a child, it was my mother who noticed that I always seemed to know when to run and hide when my abusive step-father was coming home in a bad mood. I didn't always run, but the days he was walking into the house through the kitchen door, I just knew somehow that a particular day might be worse than another. And our living room was nowhere in view of the kitchen door. Because of this, my mom actually told me she started paying attention to when I got up in a hurry to leave the room when I heard the door knob turning in the kitchen. And on those days, she sometimes grabbed me and went out the front door to go for a long walk to to take me to my Grandmothers.  Once, I was at college, going to Berea College in Kentucky. There was this drama major female that I'd befriended, but she was always somewhat dark and mysterious. One day while we were sitting in the quad at school, on a bench in front of a tree, this strange guy jumped out of the tree from above. He'd apparently been there the whole time listening to us talk (now ask me why I didn't sense him there?  Who knows),  but it was so random, that it sparked a conversation. 3 months later we were all friends and sitting at his house.  I can't remember exactly how the conversation got started, but at some point I had told them, this girl, the guy from the tree, and his brother, that I was able to sense things about people that I just shouldn't know.  After some wisecrack jokes about me being psychic, of which I refused of course, they asked for proof. I said, sure, how.  The girl spoke up, and said, read me. Now, I'll mention that I knew the girl, but not like a friend, more like an aquantance you see often but don't see much. I actually observed her more often than talked, because her dark energy was rather odd and exhausting. She was also secretive without making it obvious. But I could tell. She asked me to read her and I tried to refuse. I told her I didn't think it was a great idea as what I had to say was deeply personal and not the best to say in the presence of others. She pressed me anyway. I told her than I got the distinct impression that, although she liked men, she had men issues. I told her, I wouldn't have been surprised if they originated with her father as she never talked about him. I also told her that it felt deeper than that. Like there had been abuse and I told her that I wouldn't have been surprised if she'd been raped or molested by him. Of course, not trying to be a quack, and in case I was wrong, I stated that I could be wrong, it was just what I'd gathered, but I didn't think I was wrong. And then I told her I also knew she liked men, but I got the distinct feeling that she'd been with women for a time, perhaps in response to the inability to trust and connect with men after the betrayal of her father and how that damaged her perception of men for a while. She stopped me there and I almost thought she was going to say bullshit, not because I thought I might be wrong, but because anyone with any modicum of pride and privacy might not want to feel so vulnerable in front of others by admitting it.  But she started bawling instead. It didn't surprise me, but I still felt stunned and instantly guilty for having exposed her inner secrets like that. I'd had no way of knowing these things, but it just felt so right. After she collected herself, she explained that in fact her father had raped her repeatedly as a girl, and at one point impregnated her and that was when she left home. The only person she knew that would take her in was her female friend, who happened to be bi-curious or gay. In her time of need, this friend consoled her and held her in her tearful moments so much that she confused her affection for love and it led to a relationship. After the abortion, she suffered post partum depression and the relationship failed. She realized after moving on that she'd misplaced her needs for affection on the one person who was willing to show it to her, but that she actually only liked men. That had apparently been only 2 years prior to us meeting at college. And she'd been dealing with it still on some level. Apparently I was picking up on the residue of those issues somehow. But after she confessed, she demanded to know how I could have known such things, as she'd never told anyone, and not even her mom had known why she had left or that the abuse was going on. I apologized for being right and for putting her in a vulnerable state, and after that decided to keep such proclamations of my "ability" or whatever it was, to myself.  But try as I may, moments like this come into my life all the time. I was dating a man, I'm gay, and we'd only been together for about 3 months. Before meeting he had booked a cruise to the Mediterranean but I was new to the area, still getting on my feet, and didn't have the money to purchase a ticket for the cruise too. So he went and I stayed. We talked at length the first 2 days of his 14 day cruise, and his conversation with me took a sharp drop off. I instantly knew he'd found someone who had caught his attention, but somehow knew that nothing had happened yet. He came back and showed me pictures, telling me of all the fun he'd had and how he'd managed to make a friend, who quite unbelievably actually lived just a town away that was a short drive away. He showed me this straight guy, that was taking a goofy picture between the legs of this girl, acting like he was doing something to her that should be left for the bedroom.  I instantly knew he was gay somehow. It looked stereotypically straight but forced in someway. I told my "boyfriend" at the time that this straight friend he'd met was gay, and he looked incredulously at me. He exclaimed that the guy was straight, and that there was no way I could ever know that. He proceeded to continue hanging out with the "straight"guy who was rather convincing as a straight guy, but I still knew he wasn't. I don't chalk this up to gay day though, although that's something else I'm extremely accurate at too, strangely enough. But one day, my boyfriend invited this guy over for dinner and I could just see how he kept eyeing my boyfriend even though we were all asserting that we were straight/roommates and they wanted to talk about girls. I may have gotten a little jealous and when my now ex, boyfriend went to the bathroom, I told the guy that I knew he was gay, which he denied, and I told him I knew he was anyway and that my "friend" and I were not just room mates, we were boyfriends. He eyed me suspiciously and a little panicked. My boyfriend heard and got upset.  After the guy left, I told my boyfriend that I could tell they liked each other and he needed to tell me if he was planning on leaving me for him. He was still convinced that the guy was straight. He told me, of course not, but I knew that something else was at work between them.  2 weeks later I got off shift early from waiting tables, came home and caught him cheating with this guy in my bed. We broke up needless to say, but a few years later, they were still together and we'd managed to all become friends. The ex wanted to know how'd I'd been able to tell from a simple photograph of this guy acting straight when in person he'd not been able to tell. The guy wanted to know as well as he'd actually never told anyone, and I had effectively outed him to my ex, whom he had assumed was straight as well. Of course I wasn't able to explain it. I just knew. I'd be remiss if I didn't say that I'm in Hawaii now, and stationed with the military. 2 years ago I started thinking of wanting to live in Hawaii, to see if it was where I might want to live. I had a lesser rank on at that time which should have been irrelevant. But somehow I just knew that if I made promotion, and got to wear a higher rank, that I'd get sent to Hawaii. Of course, Hawaii is the jackpot for military assignments, everyone wants to come here, so the competition is steep. But I knew I'd make rank, even though I didn't study for promotion for more than a few days, and that I would get selected from over a 1k other applicants. I tried to reason that I was just being hopeful, but I couldn't explain the calm of knowing that I'd get selected. When I did, I was told that they had only been looking for people that had been promoted to my new rank.  I say again, I've been highly scientific minded since I can remember, but how do you explain these incidences?  I, myself, in my own doubting was, but in attempts to recognize them, have likened to calling them coincidences, though many don't really fit into that category, but even if on the fringe, I still reduce them to coincidences.  Now I will say, that I don't know if being INFJ has anything to do with that or if it's genetics.  My Grandmother on my fathers side used to talk of prophetic dreams a lot, and even talk about dreams of death that came true, or informed her of a death that had just happened but she'd not been told yet.  And then my mother has always had an uncanny way with the sixth sense as well. Again, I'm prone to doubt, but if I'm really honest, I've seen it myself. I cringe again to say that, because my logical mind wants to explain it away, but it's been too weird, too often, my entire life, to be just coincidences. And when I'm told that my mom has noticed that I have these same "gifts", in a slightly different way, but that she sees these patterns with me as well, sometimes years after I'd kind of come to that conclusion myself, it's still enough to keep my mind guessing and wondering about the occult, even if my logical mind says "no way". To my knowledge, my mother is very similar in personality to me, but I don't know that I can say the same about my grandmother on my dad's side.  But regardless, I got a double dose of "weird" from both parents side, and then there's my INFJ thing too. Can anyone explain it? Please do!

VirtualAries says...

Sorry so long, I'm writing on my iPad and all I could see at anytime in the text field was about 3 sentences or so at a time. And if I'm honest, I was happy to find this forum post. It got me thinking about my own circumstances and experiences.  Thanks for reading, for those who read through all of it. 

snowfall-scout (not verified) says...

I do have a connection with the spiritual realm. I've seen many entities that others can't. It's strengthened my belief and trust in God. I've told close friends and family some of my stories because I'm blessed to have people in my life who believe me. I wish people were more accepting that the physical realm is not all there is. Being an INFJ, I think we are more prone to seek out time in solitude and deep thought, we are also more concerened with a person's soul being well moreso than their physical health, or that could just be me. But I think it's why our subconscious is sensitive to what others don't see. Not because we have a superpower, but because our minds naturally go there. It's like a radio frequency, others can tap into it, but they might have to work harder at it, while it just comes naturally to us.

Via (not verified) says...

I can see the darkness or light (good/evil) of other people's souls though their eyes. Plus things that I saw seems to happen. I wonder why INFJ's are more intuned with thesis kind of trates. I have had them since I little.

Danni (not verified) says...

I am a 24 year old university student studying psychology and single mother. I suffer from 8 mental health problems, refuse medication and clearly seem to manage on a daily basis. Recently I found out I was an INFJ and since it has put my mind at rest. My mental health doesn't affect me, and I don't necessarily think any of them have really been pinpointed. Since taking the test I've come to realise that my mental issues aren't issues and the real reason to the unexplained emotions I feel are due to my personality type which I am willing to embrace. I've always known I'm different and over the years I have learnt that I'm not strange but special like all the small minority of you INFJ's?

Liz (not verified) says...

I am a INFP as of now but when I was little I used to be a INFJ I switch time to time. When I was five a was having a panic attack and my sister was driving me insane, I screamed and the lightblub fell from the ceiling. Another time is when everyone was asleep and I heard this kind voice (the first thought was the color violent) and it told me to go to sleep. I had a hard life my step father would like to hurt me and my mother. So I was afraid to go see who was trying to play a trick on me. I got down from my bunk bed and walked around the hallway to realize everyone was asleep, I couldn't shake off the feeling that I was being watched. Then I heard a whisper I didn't understand and ran back to my bunk bed I heard the voice again to tell me to go to sleep. Then I put the covers over my head and instantly fell into a dreamless sleep. But I had another experience a close while back. That dream I remember perfectly. I have also been waking up a lot around 3 and 4 in the morning! Its annoying. Something you should know when I was little I did see ghost time to time. I still feel like I'm being watched.

Mila (not verified) says...

I don't what my type is, but I experienced and eventually experience everything you said here. Also, could any of you help me to discover my mbti type? Not sure if I'm an INFJ, INTJ, INTP or ISTP. I'll try to describe some things about myself. Well, when I was a kid, I experienced deja vu, too. But I regularly have premonitory and symbolic dreams, usually I feel bad in places where there are false and toxic people. That's why I avoid it as much as I can. Often, I know what will happen, what people will say or how they feel, even if they have not told me anything and I am not around them. They say: "how you know it ?" or when they try to get me or fright me, I can articulate a strategy to get rid of.

Many times I explain my discomfort about someone with: I did not like this person, I still do not know why, but my instincts are telling me to stay away. My mind also can storing information that can disprove the present if someone is acting in a way that is not in accordance with logic. I've also had terrible experiences since I was born because I have a family full of narcissists and I had toxic relationships out from my home as well. Art and books have been my refuge and I feel invigorated when I am close to nature. I tend to be assertive and direct. Sometimes I feel a sense of duality, as if there were two of me. Someone stronger and more adult and someone more fragile and childish. I had a best friend INTJ and recently I fell in love with an INTP guy. I think because of their beautiful minds, then the security and calm they convey to me, but I moved away from both because I saw that my friend INTJ was going to hurt me eventually and my instincts screamed that our time was over, I needed to move away or she would do something bad as she did to others. She is a narcissist. At the time I did not know the term, but I was aware of who she was, especially because she was quite honest. The INTP is a person injured, also has a toxic family and has had abusive relationships outside the home. Last time he was betrayed. We both have similar thoughts and postures, but he can describe similar thoughts and ideas better than me, in a clearer and more detailed way.

Over time I was enchanted by him and thought that maybe we could be friends, but as he said himself, he is not prepared to relate to people. He is immersed in fear and insecurity and turns out to be egocentric and feral when he suspects that he is close to another potential narcissist. Since I was a child, I have never cared too much about appearances. Nowadays I'm a bit more vain, but when I was a kid, sometimes I could be considered a tomboy, although there were days when I was more feminine, too. I used to be hostile to the boys who mocked me, but I also knew how to make friends with them. I always had the feeling of being alone because I notice things that most people do not and sometimes could not describe what I felt myself. I tried to know in books or ask to ppl to at least have a basis. I have a kind of inner bussola that ends up driving me away from the storm or trying to warn me about something. People describe me in the following ways: ice queen, serious, intimidating, mysterious, ironic, sarcastic, funny, gentle, eloquent, intelligent, good counselor, or "you think you are always right", "... ok, you were right", or are surprised to discover that I am a sweet person, when they thought I had "no heart". Men are often very afraid of me or extremely attracted to me. I like to help people, but I have learned that kindness is like make up, it must be applied in the right measure or people treat you like a clown. I have a certain obsession with questioning, trying to understand the world and people, who they really are, what they feel, their reasons for doing what they do and so on. I've tried to fit in and get involved with people like ENFPs do so well, for example, but ppl usually disappoint and exausts me one way or another, so I see myself on my own again. The little girls were crazy to find a boyfriend. At this age, I thought that dating should be very boring, because I would have to pay attention to this person, but at the moment I liked spending more time alone and I thought I myself were very distracted, so maybe I would not remember having a boyfriend, haha. Anyway, I've tried to summarize, but if there's anything else to know about me, tell me. I have been very interested in MBTI as time passes, as it has proved to be coherent and very useful to better understand myself and others. My result tests have always been as INTP, but some vary between INTJ or IXTX. Because I can have a very strong imagination and because I'm interested in arts, I can risk INFP too, however, I can not identify with them. I have INFP friends and they tend to be passive agressive, keep what they feel. I do not ... I usually describe well how I feel and how others feel, even if they themselves do not know how to describe sometimes. Sometimes I can become contaminated by the feelings of others, like, if someone feels uncomfortable with my silence, I can suggest a conversation that might be interesting to both of them, because small talk does not excite me. Or can just ignore them bc who are not conmfortable with me aren't even my friends, so... Ah. I just remembered a situation that might help, too. I had a friend and I think he was INFP too. He usually falls in love with anyone who gives him some respect and affection. He eventually fell in love with me. So far okay, I politely said that unfortunately, it did not correspond to the feeling and he understood without major problems, but I realized that as long as my narcissistic mother continued to attack me frequently and my trauma with certain people was not solved, I lost the easy patience with him and then regretted it because it had nothing to do with it. I also did not know how to deal with him sometimes, because he was needy and sticky, so I followed my logical thinking even though it hurt. I talked to him, I said I was not well and I was afraid of how things were going with me. I did not want to hurt him like others did with him. I wanted to be a good memory. I do not remember exactly what I told him, but it was basically something like that. I told him to trust God and not feel sad about our separation. I wished all of the best and hoped that we could both be happy. From time to time, I would ask our mutual friend how he was and she assured me that he was doing fine. I also asked if he forgave me if he could move on. Again, she said yes. It hat kind of alleviated my guilt. I have done the same with other relationships in which I was not comfortable in and since then I have been honing my boundaries, my understanding about others, about myself in order to get better choices and healthy bonds. But my INFP friends persist in toxic or painful relationships for much longer than I do or did. I asked to one of them: but if that person makes you feel so bad, why do you keep in touch with them? And they always have an excuse like: Ah, after all, I owe them a lot.

 

JosieJosie (not verified) says...

I am an ENTP but have experienced lots of what you all describe.  I regularly know things are going to happen before they do (a friend’s car accident, meeting particular new people, mundane things like unexpected deliveries). I am pretty sure I can tell when my INFJ besties are thinking about me. I read people like a book. My daughter is an ENTP also and has the same intuition - as a toddler, she told me things that were about to happen which she couldn’t possibly have known in advance.  I would guess that everyone has the capacity to tap into their intuition, but N dominant types just prioritise it more?

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