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INFJ | 4w5 1w9 6w7 | Sp/So Mostly MBTI and other personality theories; some photography, music, architecture, vegetarianism, and whatever else I feel like including!

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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen

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The MBTI Types as Arts

ESTJ–Art History: an organizational art of storytelling through analyzing the past of the arts and their social and cultural contexts.

ESFJ–Fashion Design: serving both aesthetic pleasure and practicality, an art which must be acutely aware of and influenced by changing social expectations and trends.

ISTJ–Photography: a quiet art which often makes beautiful the everyday and aims to capture and preserve moments of reality for silent storytelling, awareness, and emotional impact.

ISFJ–Drawing: a delicate art whose creative possibilities are by no means confined to one medium; an often soft and subtle representation of an image which can carry great emotional and social significance.

ENTJ–Graphic Design: an art of the present and future which has the power to speak to and influence multitudes depending on how it is used.

ENTP–Architecture: a scientific, mathematical art which is often highly politically driven, architecture creatively makes statements about its political and social context and is competitively innovative.

INTP–Logic: an art of thought and reason intrinsic to philosophy and a general love of knowledge and search for truth and deep meaning through reason.

INTJ–Geometry: an artistic branch of mathematics concerned with the rational relations of spaces, volumes, and shapes; an application of pure logic into art.

ESFP–Dance: a highly physical art which, often joining many together, uses the human body and its power and movement to make moving performances.

ESTP–Theater: an immediate, live performance art full of dialogue and a very human representation of emotions, experiences, politics, or any other part of our human world.

ISFP–Painting: an art of quiet presentation but strong artistic presence, a colorful storytelling which comes to life on a blank canvas.

ISTP–Sculpture: a very physical and palpable art which has no limit in experimentation of materials.

ENFJ–Opera: a dramatic performing art which brings other arts together into a production that is also known for creating a highly social event.

ENFP–Animation: a playful, innovative, and technical art which involves many different aspects and can speak to the youthfulness in everyone.

INFJ–Classical Music: an almost ethereal art which wordlessly speaks to the heart of what it is to be human, articulating abstractly that which is otherwise so elusive and hard to express.

INFP–Literature: an art of creative storytelling with the opportunity to build entire worlds which can spring from a black and white page into colorful realities in the mind.

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There are few people whom I really love and still fewer of whom I think well. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense.
—— Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (Elizabeth Bennet)
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And with Mozart comes the tireless quest for naturalness, for the ability to say the most profound and heartfelt things in the simplest and most immediate way.
—— Enrico Girardi
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Friendly Reminder

There’s no such thing as “herbal tea.”  It’s only tea if it has tea leaves (from the Camellia sinensis plant).  That includes black tea, green tea, white tea, purple tea, and yellow tea, for instance.  And there are plenty of tea blends that have other things in them as well, which are still tea (for instance my favorite black tea and rose petal blend).

So “herbal infusion” is the best way to say it for those yummy infusions which have no actual tea!

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hiding-from-my-husband:

MBTI Theme Series: INFJ // Architect

For @Snowflake Minuet

Thank you so much again!!:)

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larchitettainfj:

“Mozart’s contemporaries recognized that his music was different, and most if not all of them appreciated what set it apart: its harmonic and formal sophistication, the richness of its scoring and texture, and its remarkable fantasy and emotional complexity.  Yet during the 19th century, and for the first half of the 20th, Mozart was thought of either as the divinely innocent, porcelainized figure whose bust sat on the shelf, or as a modest precursor of the great Romantic composers.  We now see him as a more penetrating artist whose music, in addition to having surface beauty, is lit from within by its intense engagement with the emotions.  When we hear his music played today, it has an immediacy, clarity, and freshness that are wondrous and exhilarating, along with an ambiguity and tension, a fragility and poignancy, that bring us face-to-face with who we are, and at the same time take us outside ourselves to an ecstatic plane where gaiety, melancholy, and what Milan Kundera has called ‘the unbearable lightness of being’ seem to coalesce.”

- Ted Libbey, The NPR Listener’s Encyclopedia of Classical Music

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Elegance and comfort are not incompatible, and whoever maintains the contrary simply doesn’t know what he’s talking about.
—— Salvatore Ferragamo (via infjarchitect)
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Thank you @infjnesseverywhere for the tag!! (technically you tagged me as animatedmbti, but I’m the same person and I use this blog more for this kind of post:).

1ST RULE: tag users you would like to know better: 

@booksforlions @hafanforever @cenare3v3s @infjway @lindsocolo @endthewars @rainismyfavouritecolour @yourstrulyclassicdarling @unlimited-goldfish @anime-lover-82799 (Just if you want to everyone, and anyone else feel free to do this as well!:)

2ND RULE: BOLD the statements that are true

APPEARANCE:

I am 5'7" or taller
I wear glasses
I have at least one tattoo
I have at least one piercing (two, the normal ear ones)
I have blonde hair (it’s been debated, lol)
I have brown eyes
I have short hair
My abs are at least somewhat defined 
I have or have had braces


PERSONALITY:

I love meeting new people
People tell me that I’m funny (generally only when they know me well)
Helping others with their problems is a big priority for me (somewhat)
I enjoy physical challenges 
I enjoy mental challenges
I’m playfully rude with people I know well
I started saying something ironically and now I can’t stop saying it
There is something I would change about my personality


ABILITY:

I can sing well
I can play an instrument
I can do over 30 pushups without stopping 
I’m a fast runner 
I can draw well
I have a good memory
I’m good at doing math in my head 
I can hold my breath underwater for over a minute
I have beaten at least 2 people in arm wrestling
I know how to cook at least 3 meals from scratch
I know how to throw a proper punch


HOBBIES:

I enjoy playing sports
I’m on a sports team at my school or somewhere else
I’m in an orchestra or choir at my school or somewhere else (well, I was for so long even though I’m not at the moment!)
I have learned a new song in the past week
I work out at least once a week 
I’ve gone for runs at least once a week in the warmer months
I have drawn something in the past month
I enjoy writing
FANDOMS ARE MY #1 PASSION 
I do or have done martial arts


EXPERIENCES:

I have had my first kiss
I have had alcohol
I have scored the winning goal in a sports game
I have watched an entire season of a TV show in one sitting
I have been at an overnight event
I have been in a taxi
I have been in the hospital or ER in the past year (yes, but not for myself)
I have beaten a video game in one day
I have visited another country
I have been to one of my favourite band’s concerts (do orchestras count?: )


RELATIONSHIPS:

I’m in a relationship
I have a crush on a celebrity
I have a crush on someone I know
I have been in at least 3 relationships
I have never been in a relationship
I have asked someone out or admitted my feelings to them
I get crushes easily
I have had a crush on someone for over a year
I have been in a relationship for at least a year
I have had feelings for a friend


MY LIFE:

I have at least one person I consider a “best friend”
I live close to my school
My parents are still together
I have at least one sibling
I live in the United States (hopefully not for much longer though!)
There is snow right now where I live 
I have hung out with a friend in the past month 
I have a smartphone
I have at least 15 CDs 
I share my room with someone (as of this last week with dorm living, but otherwise never)


RANDOM:

I have breakdanced
I know a person named Jamie
I have had a teacher with a last name that’s hard to pronounce
I have dyed my hair
I’m listening to one song on repeat right now 
I have punched someone in the past week
I know someone who has gone to jail 
I have broken a bone
I have eaten a waffle today
I know what I want to do with my life 
I speak at least 2 languages (yes sorta, I’m working on my Italian, at least!)
I have made a new friend in the past year

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art is literacy of the heart.
—— elliot eisner (via visual-poetry)
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johnnycake1949:

I want you to reblog this and tell me one of your best Tumblr friends. I want you to make someone’s day.

Mine is @musicalinfj I love you so much! 💜 Thank you for being there!

Thank you so much, you certainly made my day!!! ♥ 

You are absolutely one of mine as well! :)  I’d also like to mention @cenare3v3s – I love your blog!

Thank you again, and lovely idea:)

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tamaresc:

drink tea and dream

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30 Random Things About Me

lRules: answer these 30 questions and tag 30 people.

Thank you so much @infjvent for tagging me!! ♥ 

•Nickname: none

•Name: Megan

•Gender: female

•Star Sign: gemini

•Height: somewhere between average and tall

•Time: 10:23 pm

•Birthday: May 31

•Favourite Band: I don’t have a favorite band, but the Berlin Philharmonic is one of my very favorite orchestras!

•Favorite Solo Artist: Yehudi Menuhin, Joshua Bell, Hilary Hahn, Yo-Yo Ma, … 

•Song Stuck In My Head: some of Beethoven’s eighth symphony has been going through my mind a lot the last couple days

•Last Movie I Watched: Sing because I needed to type characters on another blog by request, it was fun:)

•Last Show I Watched: Frasier

•When Did I Create My Blog: Ummm…let me check…well I feel like that information should be somewhere, but I haven’t found it.  Maybe about a year ago, probably a little less.

•What Do I Post: MBTI related things, some character typing, INFJ things, some music, some re-blogs, some of whatever I feel like:)

•Last Thing I Googled: Carl Stamitz

•Do You Have Other Blogs: I do!  Animated MBTI is the most active one, then there’s one where I just reblog mostly art things I like, and I’m starting a vegetarian recipes blog.  Oh and one for reblogging Frozen stuff:)

•Do You Get Asks?: Yes, now and then!  (I’m always happy to get more too:)

•Why Did You Choose This Blog Name: it’s a little silly perhaps, but it’s from The Princess Diaries movie with INFJ added in there.  Long story why that is, but part of it is that once I discovered it, I really like and relate to the movie as a fun thing.

•Blogs You Are Following: 249

•Followers: 260 on this blog, getting close to 1,000 on another blog which I’m so surprised and very flattered by!!

•Favourite Colours: Blue of any shade, perhaps dark blue the very most.  I love all colors though:).  I’m really enjoying delicate rose pinks and yellows now as well.

•Average Hours of Sleep: maybe 7-8

•Lucky Number: 4 and 144

•Instruments: I’ve played the violin for about ten years, and I used to play the piano and sing in a chorus as well.

•What Am I Wearing: comfy clothes after a long day:)  (sweatpants, fuzzy socks, and a favorite flowing blue shirt)

•How Many Blankets I Sleep With: sheets and a comforter, extra blanket in the winter often

•Dream Job: author, architect, or conductor

•Dream Trip: Back to Italy!!  Also Spain, Scotland, Russia, and the Nordic countries are high on my list

•Favourite Food: Raclette, pizza (homemade)

•Nationality: I was born in the US, but my father is from Italy and I identify much more by my Italian, Scottish, and German background.

•Favourite Song Now: Not a song, but Beethoven’s violin concerto is one of my very favorite pieces.

And for anyone who would like to do this, I’ll be tagging @booksforlions @talesoftruelove @johnnycake1949 @lindsocolo @hafanforever @anime-lover-82799 @ms-erie @myfrozenidentity @riviation @lonelylittlelettuce @thedragonmissionary @lilac-serenity @i-am-elsa-defying-gravity @rainy-morning @cenare3v3s @alpha-centuari @jasminefairy @yourstrulyclassicdarling @infpuff @infjway

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Question:

Pride, Romance, Pen, Story - for the ask thing?

Answer:

Pride (What was your latest personal achievement?) ~  I gained some new and very useful relaxation techniques, so I’m feeling a bit more at ease about going off to university in a few weeks:)

Romance (Have you ever felt you’ve fallen in love with something, anything, besides another human?) ~ Yes!  I’ve fallen in love with some places, specifically a few in Northern Italy, and definitely some music as well!

Pen (If you could live by absolutely anything, what would it be?) ~ It would be awesome to live by my imagination in some form, so for the real world, I’d say by writing:)

Story (Do you like to write?  If so, what type of writing do you like best?) ~  I love to write!  Really any kind of writing is quite satisfying to me; probably I like creative writing the best, closely followed by analytical writing, such as essays, as long as they are on an interesting topic (like philosophy is great, or literature).

Thank you so much for asking!! ♥

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Jane Austen Asks

Pride ~ What was your latest personal achievement?

Sense ~ What time of day makes you feel the most wonderful?

Romance ~ Have you ever felt you’ve fallen in love with something, anything, besides another human?

Park ~ What is your favorite thing to do in nature?

Persuasion ~ Have you ever been talked into something you wish you hadn’t done?

Novel ~ What sort of adventure would you like to experience next in life?

Tea ~ What is your favorite drink?

Sensibility ~ Was there ever a time when you made the practical choice but now wish you had made the one more of heart?

Hampshire ~ What place in the world would you love to call home?

Pen ~ If you could live by absolutely anything, what would it be?

Friend ~ Do you have any pets?  If not, would you like too and what pet would you like if so?

Pemberley ~ What is your favorite style of architecture?

Oxford ~ What is your favorite subject to study?

Prejudice ~ What is something you never thought was for you, but that you liked when you tried it?

Story ~ Do you like to write?  If so, what type of writing do you like best?

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Question:

How are you? as an INFJ i ve never met another in person, have you? and if so, what was it like?

Answer:

Well, thank you!  My mother is an INFJ, but aside from her, I also haven’t met any for sure INFJs in real life (I probably have, but no one I’ve known well enough to know their type).  I bet it would be awesome to have INFJ friends in person!  My mom and I have always been very close and understanding of each other, so the one (life-long) experience I have had has been very positive:).  My ENTP father and I also get along very well, but with my mom, there’s a sort of shared thinking and feeling pattern that is really nice.  

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Question:

Hey, love! Do you have any good book recommendations for an INFJ? I'm curious.💜

Answer:

Hey!  I can share some things I’ve enjoyed or heard were enjoyed by other INFJS!  In general, I tend to like nonfiction and classics the most.  I do like some more contemporary fiction too, but not on the same level of some of my favorite older works.  I especially like nonfiction that really helps me dive deeper into a subject I’m interested in (for me, this has often been music:).

So here are some I’d recommend:
from the classics:
Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen—Really all of Austen’s work, but this is my favorite.  From what I know, Austen herself sounds a good bit like an INFJ, and I wonder if that’s part of the reason the overall tone and perspectives of the story resonate so much with me.  Also, I think Elizabeth and Darcy are ENFP and INTJ respectively, and both have lots of INFJ-relatable thoughts and views.

The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald—Between two of the big authors of the time, I think Fitzgerald’s writing speaks much more to the INFJ personality than does Hemingway’s.  All of Fitzgerald’s work feels much more intuitive focused than Hemingway’s often Se-heavy stories (to me), there’s more of a dreamy quality to it, and I love that.  Gatsby is full of Ni, too.  I’m not sure what Gatsby the character’s type is, but it’s definitely one with high Ni—an perhaps more likely one of the xNFJs.  His short stories are great too.

Animal Farm, George Orwell—Sensitive me found it disturbing, yet also extremely interesting and thought-provoking; not too different from the ways I’ll drift off and start thinking about all the troubles of humankind.

To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee—I loved this story, and I think it can be really accessible to the INFJ point of view.

Treasure Island, Robert Louis Stevenson—Just had to put this one on the list as I loved it so much as a kid:).

If you like music:
This Is Your Brain On Music, Daniel Levitin—A nice combination of music and science.  I learned a bit about how the brain works, and the ways in which music is studied in the brain is fascinating.  It goes through all sorts of things from what parts of your brain are related with what aspects of music listening and creating to how music was involved in evolution.

Musicophilia, Oliver Sacks—I haven’t finished this one yet, but I love Sacks, and it’s quite interesting so far.  It’s mainly about cases in which music was involved.

For fun:

I’d like to try the Princess Diaries book–I loved the movie as a sort of light and enjoyable favorite, and I related quite a bit to Mia and even some of her circumstances, so I imagine the book could be a fun escape too!  (besides, as I’m sure is obvious anyway, this was the inspiration for my blog title:).

That’s what is coming to mind at the moment:)  Thank you for asking!!:)

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Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me.
—— Vincent van Gogh, Letter to Theo (21 July, 1882)
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Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
—— Jean-Luc Godard
(via wnq-art)
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