The Definitive Guide to INFJ Personality Types

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The INFJ personality type is the rarest, comprising only one-and-a-half percent of the population. Intuitive, compassionate, loyal, and born natural leader, INFJs are idealistic and excellent results creators.

The INFJ personality type is the rarest, comprising only one-and-a-half percent of the population. INFJs may never meet another person as intuitive as themselves in their lifetime, they’re numbered among the outliers since sensors make up 70 percent of the population.

INFJs are introverted type
In the Myers-Briggs personality type assessment, INFJs occupy the introverted end of the extroverted-introverted spectrum. The Myers-Briggs personality type assessment uses four dichotomous personality traits, with extroverted feeling as the extroverted aspect and introverted thinking as the introverted aspect, as well as four temperament traits for extraversion (the higher the number, the more extroverted), and two temperament traits for introversion (the lower the number, the more introverted). The four personalities range from extraverted sensation, to introverted intuition, to extraverted thinking. They’re widely regarded as the most “introverted” of the four types.

INFJs have a strong sense of morality
Like others of their type, INFJs are intensely loyal, which is based on their sensitivity to others’ needs. They often selflessly help others, but they also protect others from those they feel have damaged themselves or their loved ones. INFJs have an uncommon sense of responsibility and are often focused on family, they also place the needs of others before their own. They’re hard-working and focused on their careers, but they also make time to do things for those they love and take care of others. They are natural caregivers, with an over-expansive empathic approach to all that surrounds them. Their own feelings and reasoning are not always what others expect them to be.

INFJs are loyal
INFJs tend to be very different from each other, and as a result, are a diverse bunch. But every INFJ has certain core values in common. In their INFJ Psychology study, researcher Linda Skitka shared six of these commonalities, saying, “I’ve always found INFJs to be honest and loyal.” And just like that, the stereotypes are shattered. They’re loyal to a fault For INFJs, loyalty doesn’t only extend to their families, but also to the people they care about most: close friends, co-workers, and especially their beloved dogs. In a study of INFJ personality types, Gretchen Rubin cites this characteristic as the fourth core value of the INFJ personality type, along with imagination, openness, and nonjudgment. According to Skitka, “[INFJs] live in a state of vigilant attachment to others.

INFJs are compassionate
Not one to judge or place labels, INFJs see the world in an almost spiritual way. They love humanity and strive to create harmony. They are naturally empathetic, and they feel like they can relate to other people’s thoughts, feelings, and dreams. This ability to express and comprehend other’s feelings allows INFJs to be excellent listeners and guides. It is because of this empathy that INFJs are sometimes called the “universal communicator” since they love communicating with others. INFJs have a hard time in social situations In order to be social, INFJs must be very comfortable with themselves first. This means that INFJs are often perceived as aloof and somewhat cold, perhaps due to their sensitivity and imagination.

INFJs are natural leaders
INFJs are masters at listening to others and engaging with them. They tend to be natural-born leaders, commanding the respect of both their followers and superiors. They are well-spoken and conscientious in their work, and in the end, their selfless, caring, and committed nature truly shines through. They are patient and naturally empathetic, INFJs are the most patient and caring individuals in the entire universe. While the average person may find INFJs to be overbearing and bossy, the opposite is true. This trait is one of the most difficult to understand for non-INFJs, because the “pain threshold” is such an important part of their self-awareness. That’s why so many of their relationships and professional environments struggle to tolerate INFJs’ hard work and dedication to success.

INFJs are highly imaginative
INFJs have no problems imagining what other people are thinking, and they can intuit the motivations of others by “feeling” and visualizing how the words and actions of others fit together to make a greater whole. This knack for sensing the feelings of others is a strong predictor of their psychic abilities, and the deeper the feelings, the better. This ability comes from deep in the INFP’s personality type and makes INFJs “feel” things on a visceral level that others can’t. They’re able to accurately read situations in a literal way and understand the deeper meaning behind the behaviors and actions of others. They also have a tendency to draw upon their imaginative abilities, becoming problem-solvers with a strong sense of justice and fair play.

INFJ personality types are very passionate and enigmatic. INFJs stand out for their strong morality, imagination, loyalty, compassion, and ability to lead. While idealistic, INFJs are also capable of turning their ideals into action plans and stick with them, making them excellent result creators.

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