INFP Functional Stack

INFP Functional Stack

  1. Dominant: Introverted Feeling (Fi)
  2. Auxiliary: Extraverted Intuition (Ne)
  3. Tertiary: Introverted Sensing (Si)
  4. Inferior: Extraverted Thinking (Te)

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The INFP personality type is creative, quirky, humane, and individualistic. Like the INFJ , INFPs want to understand who they are and their purpose in the world. INFP are among the most open-minded (and open-hearted) of the personality types.

They gravitate toward experiences that arouse or intensify feelings of passion, inspiration, or meaning. They may turn to relationships, novels, poetry, music, travel, or activism to achieve their desired level of intensity.

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Dominant Function: Introverted Feeling (Fi)

INFPs are deeply aware of and in touch with their inner landscape. Their dominant Fi is inwardly focused and adept at evaluating and handling their personal tastes, values, and emotions. Because Fi is introverted in direction, INFPs process their emotions and experiences on a largely independent basis. With each new feeling, experience, or idea they evaluate, their sense of self becomes a little clearer.

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Tertiary Function: Introverted Sensing (Si)

Si is a conservative function. It engenders a concern and respect for the past—for what is routine, familiar, or traditional. For INFPs, a full embrace of tradition can only emerge authentically after they explore it (and its alternatives) through the lens of Fi and Ne.

So even when a given tradition manages to pass muster, it is only after INFPs have personalized it and made it their own, interpreting it in a way that resonates with their deepest values.

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Auxiliary Function: Extraverted Intuition (Ne)

Ne demands novelty. It craves new ideas, connections, and possibilities. It seeks to understand the world (and the self) through the lens of ideas. It therefore comes as no surprise that Ne plays a prominent role in INFPs’ search for self.

Among Ne’s manifold talents is its knack for sniffing out intriguing possibilities. As we’ve seen, INFPs commonly assume the role of wanderer or seeker.

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Inferior Function: Extraverted Thinking (Te)

Because the inferior function operates on a largely unconscious level, all types struggle to understand and develop it. This function represents a strange and unfamiliar land, one that is difficult to consistently access, which is why it is sometimes called the “lost” or “missing” function. It is often symbolized in dreams as something deep underground, undersea, or in a dark forest.

Its sense of novelty and mystery can make it a powerful source of energy and motivation.

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INFJ Cognitive Functions

The mind of an INFJ is wired differently than other types. In the Myers-Briggs framework, each type comprises not just the four letters I-N-F-J but also four cognitive functions.

Their cognitive function stack:

  • Introverted Intuition (Ni) "Perspective"
  • Extraverted Feeling (Fe) "Harmony"
  • Introverted Thinking (Ti) "Accuracy"
  • Extraverted Sensing (Se) "Sensation"

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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 Personality Traits Are Characteristic of INFJs

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