Is collecting part of the INFJ typology? I read somewhere that holding on to almost anything you run across because it might be useful later is INFJ, and I definitely relate to that (it goes straight to being able to see multiple perspectives and possibilities), but that's a very indiscriminate way of collecting. I find I also have much deeper, organized, archival urges. I've always liked collecting things, gathering sets together, as completely as I could. As a kid, just getting them together was satisfying, and I had collections of random things like souvenir decks of playing cards from places I'd been to and the airlines I'd been on to get there. As an adult, my collecting has focused on one of my main interests (music), and I have found that I want to organize it to a much greater degree than I wanted to organize my early collections, to the point of wanting to create an extensive and detailed database. (I have yet to do so - I balk at the idea of how much time it would actually take to do it...) And I'm not satisfied with the haphazard way "potentially useful items" come into the "potentially useful items" collection, when it comes to music. As much as I believe in the impermanence of physical objects and doubt the idea of "ownership" as a concept, I have a deep desire to collect and organize as much music as possible. (Ahh, if only I won the lottery...) In many ways I want to do it for myself, so that I can listen to, experience, and glean what I can from as much music I can manage to find the time to listen to. But I also want to do it for others, in the sense of amassing an archive or library of sorts that other people might benefit from and would even survive past my death. And I feel that, were I tasked with creating an archive or library of something other than music, I would do a really good job at it, and thoroughly enjoy it. Do any of you have an interest you feel that way about? Something that you actively want to collect and organize, for yourself or for the purpose of passing on? Or izzat just me? It occurred to me it doesn't have to be anything tangible. I could see someone wanting to collect languages because they were fascinated by the similarities and differences of grammatical structure across them, or something of that nature.