So fellow INFps and INFp observers, do you believe that INFps have good social skills? By "good social skills," I mean the ability to speak to and connect with others, maintain a decent social reputation (as in, "oh, that person's fun to be around and not an ---hole"), and make friends. The whole theory according to Socionics seems to equate with good social skills.
I say with complete earnestness that my social skills are unbelievably crappy, and unless I'm on my medication (which makes me more bubbly and outgoing) or approached by someone else, I have an incredibly difficult time meeting people. I have several close friends, but they've been friends I've known for years, and I've just started to find my social niche in my early 20s. Middle school, high school, and early college were complete social nightmares for me; I was alone most of the time and barely had any friends, mostly because I was so shy and almost nonverbal. I've also struggled with social anxiety, but it's dissipated over the years as I've grown to just not give a damn.
I will say, however, that when I'm around people whom I'm comfortable with I can be very effusive, expressive, creative, and talkative. I just don't express that around others; it takes a lot to gain my trust.
Anyone else care to share their experiences (and please let them be better than mine, haha)?