Hi. I’m an INFJ… and I find the most inappropriate things funny.
You know when you’re at a social gathering having a lovely conversation about Jill and her pet rabbits? You’re discussing how she and Roger take care of their rabbits. They feed them and look after them and have had five litters now. Then that one person pipes up, “Guess that’s why Jill and Roger have got three kids of their own… they breed like rabbits!”
The room goes silent. Everyone looks uncomfortable, and the person who made the joke doesn’t get why everyone else didn’t think that was funny. That’s because he’s an INFJ.
And INFJ’s have a warped sense of humour.
I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve brought a room to silence with a black joke, a randy quip or a movie quote gone unacknowledged. And that’s what humour is to INFJs: dark, black humour, smutty innuendos and an endless litany of movie quotes.
Don’t get me wrong, with our “comic mask” INFJs are often the centre of attention and have people hanging on the edge of their seats for another of our dry witticisms. But then we go too far and crack a joke about the horny grannie, and everyone backs away quietly.
Luckily for me, I have the
curse blessing of being married to another INFJ. So I am able to get all my dark humour out at home and have an equally ‘off’ sense of humour to get my jokes and crack his own that I appreciate. So I try to keep all my humour for home, but as I get to know people, I begin to crack wise and will inevitably drop a clanger.
So humble WP followers, if I ever say something in posts or comments that is weird, warped or odd, please bear with me. It’s just some INFJ warped humour working its way in.
*If you’d like to know more about INFJs or the Myers Briggs Personality Types follow this link.