~ Me on twitter, April 10 2010
The Healer [INFP]
'To the INFP healing means mending those divisions that plague one's private life and one's relationships. It means treating oneself and relating to others in a conciliatory manner, helping to restore lost unity, integrity, or what INFPs call "oneness".'
~ David Keirsey, Please Understand Me II, pp. 157-8,
read by me, May 10 2010
It's going to take a separate oversized blog post to begin to delve into my premature thoughts on 'oneness'. The point of posting the above quotations is to raise this question: Is it because I'm an INFP that I think and act a certain way, or is it because I think and act a certain way that I'm INFP?
Or both? I suppose this all depends on whether 'INFP' is a noun or adjective, or both in different contexts. If it's a noun then 'INFP' is who I am, and these four letters can therefore replace the designation 'human being', i.e. 'I am an INFP'. If it's an adjective then 'INFP' becomes a value judgement attached to my status as a human being, i.e. 'I am an INFP human being'. This distinction may seem trivial and a fumble into unfamiliar territory, but depending on which interpretation I believe in at any one time, I view myself (and possibly therefore act) in specifically different ways. I would explain further but I run the risk of another identity crisis and a journey to the ESTJ dark side of logic and precision.