Oh, I know you can’t change type. The post you’re referring to was made by Taylor, someone who used to run this blog with me.
Oh yes, I know. I’m an athiest INFP. I’m just making this theory based on statistics. While I believe it is slightly correlated, typology is not the main factor when considering theism.
INFPs learn best when:
- emotionally engaged by a subject, or can relate it to their personal interests and values
- working alone or in small groups
- required to explore a subject in depth
- allowed to absorb ideas at their own pace and to digest them thoroughly before acting on them or making decisions
- listening and observing, e.g. watching how other people do things, listening to a lecture or presentation, taking notes
- encouraged to read, research and reflect on a subject
- encouraged to share their insights and pursue their personal interests
- ideas are presented imaginatively or in an inspiring manner, for example using role-play, dramatisation or multi-sensory presentations
- given personal attention by their tutor or teacher, in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect
INFPs learn least well and may be demotivated when:
- having to take centre stage or being put ‘under the spotlight’
- being taught by ‘rote’ (i.e. repetition), or when given specific instructions or rigid guidelines
- involved in situations which require spur-of-the-moment action and decision-making
- the focus is on analysis, detail or facts and figures
- there is emphasis is on competition and rivalry
- presented with too many distractions or alternatives
I’m an athiest as well, and I also have a dominant feeling function.
You know there’s a large debate about this, but personally I think that there may be a correlation. A lot of people say it has to do with thinking and feeling, while others say it has to do with sensing and intuition. Supposedly INTPs are the most prone to athiesm, while INFPs are said to be the most spiritual type. I think the F/T difference could be the reason because with Ti being an INTPs dominant function, they would end up thinking more rationally than an INFP might. So I guess my theory would be that those with a dominant feeling function might be more likely to be affiliated with religion.