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Disclaimer: This is my personal experience as a Scorpio & INFP individual. I've watched some videos and read posts that I related to that prompted me to write this post. If you can relate to a lot of the traits that I’m about to list here but you’re not a Scorpio or INFP, then nice!

Like many of my peers, I've spent the majority of my adulthood trying to learn about myself and a lot of it was a hard pill to swallow. The worst thing I’ve learned about myself is that I have the ambition and the drive to do so much but I have no motivation or desire to do most of it. I have to push myself so hard just to start something (don't even get me started with finishing it). It's like having all of the necessary tools to build yourself a mansion in 3-days but there's a devil on your shoulder telling you that it's pointless because you'll somehow fail. However, you would build your friends or family that mansion in 2 days without even questioning your contracting skills. That's kind of what it feels like to be an INFP Scorpio.

What is an INFP?

According to 16personalities.com, INFP (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Prospecting) is a Mediator. We seem quiet or shy on the outside but “often have vibrant, passionate inner lives.” INFP types are caring, empathetic, and value authenticity. We’re rare, making up a smaller part of the population compared to other MBTI types, but being rare isn’t always a good thing.

Illustration of a scorpion with the text 'Scorpio, Fragile & Poisonous' and the scorpion is saying 'I only sting when provoked'

The jist

What's unique about Scorpios?

Scorpios are described as passionate, intense, dedicated, loyal, sensitive, etc. It’s like we’re an overpowered superhero but our superpower isn't very useful (and let's face it, we're more often than not supervillains). I’m not the only one who feels like Scorpios have way too much dip on their chip. This article from Well + Good describes the Scorpio sign as the “Zodiac’s Intense and Intuitive” powerhouse. We’re so determined that sometimes it becomes a problem (for ourselves and others). On the other hand, the writer of this article is convinced that Satan himself is a Scorpio (he's a male Scorpio though, and male Scorpios will probably ruin your life).

Drake with evil red eyes smiling as Rihanna whispers in his ear

Don't say I didn't warn you

So imagine being the combination of an INFP and a Scorpio—that means doubly intuitive, doubly sensitive, very intense, and emotional. We are great, loyal friends but especially vindictive when wronged, and we’re serial idealists which makes living life hard when it doesn’t meet our romanticized expectations.

This is all to say, being an INFP is tough enough, but mixing the common personalities of Scorpio just throws everything further out of whack.

Regardless, I’m grateful for the person I am. I dream big and aim high and because of my determination and despite my struggles, I have no intention of stopping. Without my intuitiveness or even my emotionally driven personality, I wouldn’t be where I am today.

If you don't already know your MBTI type, take the 16personalities quiz. I'd love to know if learning about your MBTI and Zodiac sign has impacted you in any way.

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