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

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27 Dec 2015, 1:37 pm

Hi! I'm new here. I don't think that I have Asperger's, but may have NVLD... I don't know. I just learned about it from SabbraCaddabra on a totally unrelated forum. I am sure that I have ADD, inattentive type. However I am undiagnosed. I am an INFP.

This is very interesting to me. As an INFP, I feel things deeply and have a strong degree of empathy. However, this does not show outwardly. Well... it particularly did not show outwardly when I was a kid. As an adult I have learned to express my feelings more, although mostly for the benefit of others. I prefer to keep my feelings private otherwise. I think that this is not unusual for INFPs, although some appear to be more demonstrative. In my experience with other INFPs, ADD seems to be somewhat common. However, I have never heard from an INFP on the autism spectrum. So the question of this thread makes me curious. Asperger's seems much more like the INTP type from what I have read. How do those of you who are INFPs feel like your personality fits with your diagnosis?



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27 Dec 2015, 1:44 pm

infj here. have a sister with just a few autistic characteristics who's infp.



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12 Nov 2016, 9:13 pm

I don't no if it's normal.
I myself got INFP tho :b



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12 Nov 2016, 9:17 pm

Well, it's not the most common personality type for people on the spectrum, but it's not rare either.


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12 Nov 2016, 10:00 pm

Tested INFP the last time I took the test.



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06 Apr 2019, 8:00 am

I’m INFP, sometimes when I read the female asperger’s traits it sounds just like an INFP personality description. The part of INFP I don’t identify with is that supposedly we are always looking for that special SO that can be our whole world. Umm, no - I prefer to be on my own. I also don’t like sad and dark stuff like an INFP is supposed to like - I love a happy ending!



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09 Apr 2019, 1:04 am

INFP.


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09 Apr 2019, 4:43 pm

I've taken the test three times and gotten infp every single time.


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10 Apr 2019, 12:44 am

buryuntime wrote:
JohnisBlind wrote:
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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.


Agreed. Besides, the number of people responding to that poll was insufficient to find any statistically significant pattern.


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10 Apr 2019, 2:16 pm

I'm an INFP (except when I'm manic in which case I'm an ENFP), and while I definitely am an emotional person for me it's more to do with putting my personal moral values above logic or pragmatism as opposed to straight-up feelings. Basically I'm an idealist rather than a realist.


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11 Apr 2019, 9:52 am

I just realized that this is a zombie thread that has been ressurected not once, not twice, but at least three times over the past decade. Ha!


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11 Apr 2019, 12:59 pm

Fern wrote:
I just realized that this is a zombie thread that has been ressurected not once, not twice, but at least three times over the past decade. Ha!


I'm new to foruming, is that a bad thing?


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12 Apr 2019, 2:32 am

I’ve been into MBTI before I joined WP and have tested INFJ 90% of the time and INFP the rest. Percentage wise my J and P score are almost 50/50.


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12 Apr 2019, 8:01 pm

Rad Rockit wrote:
Fern wrote:
I just realized that this is a zombie thread that has been ressurected not once, not twice, but at least three times over the past decade. Ha!


I'm new to foruming, is that a bad thing?


If it's more than a year old it's usually advised to start a new post instead of necroposting.


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13 Apr 2019, 3:18 am

thewrll wrote:
Rad Rockit wrote:
Fern wrote:
I just realized that this is a zombie thread that has been ressurected not once, not twice, but at least three times over the past decade. Ha!


I'm new to foruming, is that a bad thing?


If it's more than a year old it's usually advised to start a new post instead of necroposting.


Indeed. Also, welcome!


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