Is it rare for a person with aspergers to be an INFP?

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15 Aug 2010, 2:12 pm

Is it rare for a person with aspergers to be an INFP?



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15 Aug 2010, 2:15 pm

http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt67764.html

According to that poll, it's not common. But maybe it's just that INFPs don't like responding to polls.


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15 Aug 2010, 2:25 pm

What's an INFP?



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15 Aug 2010, 2:29 pm

Moog wrote:
http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt67764.html

According to that poll, it's not common. But maybe it's just that INFPs don't like responding to polls.


I don't know about that. Polls appeal to the whole identity obsession that is a central component of the INFP personality.

It looks like the INFP is 9 times more common than half of the personality types. Though those were all extroverts. It ranks the fourth most common personality type.

Though the fact that it is a poll, which may attract INFPs, and the fact that this is a forum and writing is the INFP's preferred method of communication might bias the test somewhat.



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15 Aug 2010, 2:51 pm

JohnisBlind wrote:
Moog wrote:
http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt67764.html

According to that poll, it's not common. But maybe it's just that INFPs don't like responding to polls.


I don't know about that. Polls appeal to the whole identity obsession that is a central component of the INFP personality.

It looks like the INFP is 9 times more common than half of the personality types. Though those were all extroverts. It ranks the fourth most common personality type.

Though the fact that it is a poll, which may attract INFPs, and the fact that this is a forum and writing is the INFP's preferred method of communication might bias the test somewhat.

I wouldn't read into it that closely.



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15 Aug 2010, 3:19 pm

I'm an INFP, or at least it's what I get on average.

I haven't run into too many INFP's here, they're sorta rare, but that's because the F is hard to come by here, I guess. I think it's because the T is more associated with Asperger's/Autism.



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15 Aug 2010, 3:21 pm

INTP seems much more common. Personally I'm halfway between INTP and INFP. I don't know if my judging function is thinking or feeling. I tend to do both. I can be emotional or logical depending on the circumstances.



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15 Aug 2010, 3:25 pm

marshall wrote:
INTP seems much more common. Personally I'm halfway between INTP and INFP. I don't know if my judging function is thinking or feeling. I tend to do both. I can be emotional or logical depending on the circumstances.


The INTP is the second most common personality type with about twice the number as INFP.



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15 Aug 2010, 3:26 pm

EnglishInvader wrote:
What's an INFP?


http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt67764.html



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15 Aug 2010, 3:54 pm

Moog wrote:
http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt67764.html

According to that poll, it's not common. But maybe it's just that INFPs don't like responding to polls.


Compare with that:

http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-pers ... y-type.asp

9% of INFP in the forum vs. 4.4% in US population. Then, I would say that is relatively common in autistic people.



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15 Aug 2010, 3:58 pm

EnglishInvader wrote:
What's an INFP?


It's a personality type. The test is called MBTI test.



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15 Aug 2010, 4:59 pm

TPE2 wrote:
Moog wrote:
http://www.wrongplanet.net/postt67764.html

According to that poll, it's not common. But maybe it's just that INFPs don't like responding to polls.


Compare with that:

http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-pers ... y-type.asp

9% of INFP in the forum vs. 4.4% in US population. Then, I would say that is relatively common in autistic people.


Well, let me be clearer. Among polled aspies on Wrong Planet, INFP is less common than some of the other types.


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16 Aug 2010, 4:15 am

marshall wrote:
INTP seems much more common. Personally I'm halfway between INTP and INFP. I don't know if my judging function is thinking or feeling. I tend to do both. I can be emotional or logical depending on the circumstances.


Exactly. Same here.



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16 Aug 2010, 5:35 pm

I am INFP/INFJ. Most of the INFP description fits me to a T though, like creepily so.

I don't think it is all that rare, especially for females. The INFP description sounds very Aspie female to me.



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16 Aug 2010, 6:02 pm

Kiseki wrote:
I am INFP/INFJ. Most of the INFP description fits me to a T though, like creepily so.

I don't think it is all that rare, especially for females. The INFP description sounds very Aspie female to me.


Then I am an anomaly. I am female and strongly INTJ.

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