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What Personality Traits Are Characteristic of INFJs

What Personality Traits Are Characteristic of INFJs

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What Personality Traits Are Characteristic of INFJs

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INFJs

Scoring as an INFJ means your personality type is Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging.

  • Referred to as the "Advocate" or "Idealist
  • People with this personality type often feel misunderstood. They’re the rarest MBTI personality type, making up only 1% to 3% of the U.S. population.
  • They’re walking, talking contradictions. Easy-going perfectionists. Both logical and emotional, creative and analytical.

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What Makes INFJs So Unique

  • Compassionate: Possess a strong intuition and emotional understanding. Soft-spoken & empathetic.
  • Helper: Can form strong, meaningful connections with other people. They enjoy helping others, but need time and space to recharge.
  • Idealist: They don't just dream about changing the world—they make it happen.
  • Organized: Natural planners and organizers. Decisions are made early.
  • Both Emotional & Logical: Follows emotions over objective facts. They understand the world, both the good and the bad, and hope to make it better.

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INFJ Characteristics

Just knowing some of these things about an INFJ, will help you better understand them:

  • Sensitive to the needs of others
  • Reserved
  • Highly creative and artistic
  • Focused on the future
  • Values close, deep relationships
  • Often ponders about the meaning of life
  • Idealistic
  • Can be overly sensitive
  • Sometimes difficult to get to know
  • Can have overly high expectations
  • Stubborn
  • Avoids confrontation

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Cognitive Functions of INFJs

INFJs tend to rely on 4 cognitive functions:

DOMINANT: Introverted Intuition

  • highly focused on their internal insights, follows their intuition and sticks to it, oftentimes viewed as being stubborn and unyielding

AUXILIARY: Extraverted Feeling

  • highly aware of what other people are feeling, struggles to say no to other people's requests

TERTIARY: Introverted Thinking

  • makes decisions based on ideas and theories formed by their own insights

INFERIOR: Extraverted Sensing

  • pays attention to the world around them and aware of their surroundings, lives in the present moment

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The Many Facets of INFJ

  • a talent for language; quite good at expressing themselves
  • a vivid inner life, but hesitant to share this (except for those closest to them)
  • quiet & sensitive, but can also be good leaders
  • driven by strong values and seeks out meaning in all areas of their life
  • often described as deep and complex
  • has a small circle of close friendships that tend to be long-lasting
  • enjoys helping others and making the world a better place
  • excellent listeners; good at interacting with those whom they are emotionally connected
  • share their "true selves" with a select few

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Befriending an INFJ

INFJs are reserved and private, and can be difficult to get to know. They place a high value on close, deep relationships and can be hurt easily, although they often hide these feelings from others.

Interacting with an INFJ involves understanding and supporting their need to retreat and recharge.

You can be a good friend by taking the time to understand their perspective and appreciating their strengths.

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INFJs & Parenting

Since INFJs are so skilled at understanding feelings, they tend to be very close and connected to their children.

Their high standards and very high behavioral expectations can sometimes get the best of them.

They are most concerned with raising children that are kind, caring, and compassionate.

INFJs encourage their children to pursue their interests and talents to fully realize their individual potential.

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INFJs & Relationships

INFJs have an innate ability to understand other people's feelings and enjoy being in close, intimate relationships. They tend to flourish best in romantic relationships with people that share their core values.

As a partner, it’s important to provide the support and emotional intimacy that an INFJ craves. Sincerity, honesty, and authenticity are all traits that the INFJ appreciates in their partner.

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