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somthing in my mind

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    i think that we are not all our lives INFJes
    i mean when we were young we were somthing else
    and even as we grow we will turn to somthing else
    correct me if im wrong :)



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    Your type will change if you drastically change your perceptions. I think I read somewhere that MBTI is meant for people between 20 and 70 because if you are younger or older you tend to view things in a different way.

    Also if you are under a lot of stress your results may change. Your true type is how you relate to things naturally.

    As a child, I think I may have leaned more in the INFP direction but as I have grown I've picked up a J.
     
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    I think I was always an INFJ but not the INFJ I am now. We learn, grow, improve and mature as we age. We become more comfortable in our own skin.
     
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    Yup. We develop functions.


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    thank you ...
    i think i changed since i was younger

    thanks .. good bye :mcry:
     
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    Lol, I guess I'm an expert now :B

    Okay, anyways: I've done some very basic research on nature vs. nurture, and it is a lot more complicated than one would originally think. Apparently, some studies with identical twins show that we definitely do have some basis in genetics; as in, you are born with at least the foundation of your type. Then, we also have seen a correlation between type and birth order; that can help to show that dramatic changes within the first 5 years of life, such as the appearance of another sibling, can help the formation of type as well.

    But it is generally accepted that preference does not change once it is fully inset, after the age of about 5-6. You can switch preferences in certain instances, such as becoming more T when your under stress, but your base type, your "main" preference, will not change in the long term. The only exception would probably be some sort of severe trauma or mental illness.

    HOWEVER we do develop our functions as time goes on. Just because you're F doesn't mean you can't have a well developed T-based function; what you experienced in childhood was probably a lack of full control or understanding over your functions, as Lurker said.


    Although, I have to say; I think functions develop more with experience than just age, because I think I've already got a fairly well-developed tertiary function :/
     
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