I’ve come up INFP. First took test in 1994 (downloaded from a BBS), joined an infp list online for a while. Took it again later, slipped into INTP… then one year I attempted to mimic all 16 types. A couple of them were difficult but I did it. Now I can’t take it anymore because I think I spoiled it for myself
I’ve worked on the J through the years and a little with the T, left the S alone I think. But INFP is probably correct.
I find absorbing in real-time too draining – almost instantly draining – overwhelming. I need seperation of time/space to process and check against how I feel about it.
That’s why I like online. I can write quickly – but that slight delay without having to feel body language and stuff makes it easy for me to respond.
In person though, I get flushed, face red, fight or flight. I can do it better as an adult through practice but not much better than when I was little.
same. Even as a teenager in the 80s, I took to CB Radio because you take turns. Being able to focus on just listening _or_ responding suited me really well.