What's the difference between an HF Aspergirl and an INFP?
Seems pretty similar to me. Could be a way to express to NT how you function if you don't want to disclose your autismisms as autism.
INFP (info C&P from wikipedia)
The polite, reserved exterior of INFPs can at first make them difficult to get to know. They enjoy conversation, however, taking particular delight in the unusual. When INFPs are in a sociable mood, their humor and charm shine through. Disposed to like people and to avoid conflict, INFPs tend to make pleasant company.
Devoted to those in their inner circle, INFPs guard the emotional well-being of others, consoling those in distress. Guided by their desire for harmony, INFPs prefer to be flexible unless their ethics are violated. Then, they become passionate advocates for their beliefs. They are often able to sway the opinions of others through tact, diplomacy, and an ability to see varying sides of an issue.
INFPs develop these insights through reflection, and they require substantial time alone to ponder and process new information. While they can be quite patient with complex material, they are generally bored by routine. Though not always organized, INFPs are meticulous about things they value. Perfectionists, they may have trouble completing a task because it cannot meet their high standards. They may even go back to a completed project after the deadline so they can improve it.
INFPs are creative types and often have a gift for language. As introverts, they may prefer to express themselves through writing. Their dominant Feeling drives their desire to communicate, while their auxiliary intuition supplies the imagination. Having a talent for symbolism, they enjoy metaphors and similes. They continually seek new ideas and adapt well to change. They prefer working in an environment that values these gifts and allows them to make a positive difference in the world, according to their personal beliefs.
On the other hand (and no offense meant; I flipped between INFP and INTP depending on my mood and ability to understand what I was feeling):
- They enjoy conversation
- Disposed to like people
- INFPs guard the emotional well-being of others, consoling those in distress (yes, we have empathy, but we're not very good with "consoling" people)
- INFPs prefer to be flexible (we don't like change, remember?)
- often able to sway the opinions of others through tact, diplomacy
- they are generally bored by routine
- adapt well to change
Honestly? These points don't describe me. (I know, one autistic is one autistic - but they don't describe the other Aspies I know either.)
*shrugs* Just some added thoughts.