INFJ and Denial | INFJ Forum

INFJ and Denial

Discussion in 'Psychology and MBTI' started by Baccal, Sep 26, 2009.

Share This Page

Watchers:
This thread is being watched by 1 user.
More threads by Baccal
  1. Baccal

    Baccal Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Threads:
    15
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Hello all

    I just wondered if denial is a key defence mechanism in INFJ type personality?

    Grateful for all viewpoints as I am trying to understand myself better.

    Thx for your help.
     
  2. Lucifer

    Lucifer Registered User #666

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Threads:
    88
    Messages:
    1,896
    Likes Received:
    106
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFP
    Based on the INFJs I know Like yeeeeeeeeeeeeeah!

    makes me horny just thinking about it.

    Would you buy a tv for $20?
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  3. sumone

    sumone down the rabbit hole

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2008
    Threads:
    67
    Messages:
    3,866
    Likes Received:
    222
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    infj
    I, unequivocally, deny that I'm in denial!
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  4. IndigoSensor

    IndigoSensor Product Obtained
    Retired Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2008
    Threads:
    762
    Messages:
    14,154
    Likes Received:
    1,285
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    1w2 sx/so/sp
    For me it is. I deny things that I see as an obstical for me if I am really going for something. I eventually come to terms with it and address it, but I really resist and deny it at first for a very long time. It usually takes a smack in the back of the head to get me to acknowlage it.
     
    Stop hovering to collapse... Click to collapse... Hover to expand... Click to expand...
  5. Faye

    Faye ^_^
    Staff Member Administrator

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2009
    Threads:
    311
    Messages:
    7,276
    Featured Threads:
    4
    Likes Received:
    4,592
    Trophy Points:
    892
    Gender:
    Female
    Location:
    Gridania
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    4w5
    No, I don't live in denial.

    I do think that most humans do though. It isn't an INFJ specific thing. It is very common among all types of people.
     
  6. Soulful

    Soulful life is good

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2008
    Threads:
    249
    Messages:
    5,014
    Likes Received:
    713
    Trophy Points:
    245
    MBTI:
    It might be. I can personally attest to denial. Then again, maybe it's just perspective.
     
  7. OP
    Baccal

    Baccal Newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2009
    Threads:
    15
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Interesting

    I wondered about a denial of self since Fi is low whereas Fe is high - thus the tendency to put others first beyond ourselves and our own needs which we may never register. Hope this makes sense.
     
  8. Indie.J

    Indie.J Community Member

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2009
    Threads:
    8
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    0
    MBTI:
    INFJ
    Enneagram:
    infj
    I'm constantly finding myself in denial about things because I don't want to face up to them (I don't really like finding weaknesses since I generally feel the need to remain strong for people). But I do my best to catch myself on this and confront whatever it is I'm denying, in persuit of learning something about myself and improving. As a result, there's not much I deny anymore unless I see a very good reason for denying it.
     
Loading...

Share This Page