Posted by Vicky Jo (22.214.171.124) on April 28, 2003 at 03:41:43:
In Reply to: the 'psychic' character in MBTI- INFJ posted by Rich (126.96.36.199) on March 11, 2003 at 12:53:57:
> > What is the most likely MBTI type for the 'eccentric psychic' character?
> > (like the 'I see death people' boy in the Sixth Sense movie) I think:
> > I >> living in inner world, very sensitive for 'outside' stimuli
> > N >> abstract symbolic
> > F >> they mostly use their psychic power to heal people and help them; not to predict stock prices
> > P >> oracle people are vague, not giving concise, specific, 'black and white answers'
> > So; INFP.
> Hello JAN:
> Keirsey says that, " If a person demonstrates an ability to understand psychic phenomenon better than most others, this person is apt to be an INFJ. " Please Understand Me " ,pg 179. He also says on pg 180, ' so must an INFJ intuit; this caability extends to people, things, and often events, taking the form of visions, episodes of of foreknowlege, premotions, auditory & visual images of things to come. Infjs can have uncanny communications with certain individuals at a distance. "
> INFP is the healer, who can sense what a persons needs to heal.... Rich
> > Since I am not an MBTI expert, I look forward to comments from people who know the Keirsey and other popular MBTI books (Hirsh, Kroeger) well.
> > Jan
There are two types of iNtuition in Type: iNtuition in the extraverted (outer) form, and iNuition in the introverted (inner) form.
Introverted iNtuitives (INFJs) are more inclined to have visions when they are disconnected from the outer world, and their visions may seem to have little or nothing to do with "reality." Those who experience iNtuition in its extraverted form tend to experience their perceiving as an "emergent" experience in the moment, usually with other people. Ergo, it is NFPs who tend to display greater ability in psychic arenas than NFJs.
More on this available from this site:
Keirsey did not do INFJs any favors by claiming they (we) have ESP -- gawd do you know how many people want to be so-called rare INFJs with psychic powers now? :-P
-Vicky Jo :-D
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