Portrait of an INFJ Portrait of an INFJ

Portrait of an INFJ — The Protector


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(I)ntroverted i(N)tuitive (F)eeling (J)udging

Dominant Introverted Intuition with secondary Extraverted Feeling)

Greetings, INFJ, the compassionate mystic and guardian of profound insights. In the symphony of souls, you orchestrate the delicate harmonies of empathy and understanding, walking the path of wisdom with a heart attuned to the nuances of the human experience.

Empathetic Alchemist: Your empathy is a sacred gift, an alchemical process that transforms the sorrows of others into the gold of understanding. You not only feel the emotions of those around you but transmute them into compassion, offering solace in a world yearning for connection.

Visionary Dreamer: In the corridors of your mind, dreams take flight as you envision a world painted with the hues of possibility. Your visionary spirit seeks the profound and the meaningful, and you tirelessly strive to bring your dreams into reality, fueled by the belief that a better world is within reach.

Wise Counselor: People seek your counsel, drawn to the wellspring of wisdom that resides within you. Your ability to perceive the hidden truths and offer gentle guidance is a beacon for those navigating the labyrinth of life. You stand as a compassionate guardian, illuminating the path to self-discovery.

Champion of Authenticity: Authenticity is your anthem, and you wear the cloak of genuineness with grace. In a world that often conceals true selves, you encourage others to embrace their authenticity, recognizing that each individual is a masterpiece, intricately woven with unique threads of experience.

Quiet Revolutionary: Your influence is a gentle revolution, quietly stirring the tides of change. You advocate for justice, kindness, and understanding, knowing that even the smallest acts of compassion can ripple into transformative waves. Your impact is profound, echoing in the hearts of those touched by your grace.

INFJ, Illuminate the Depths: Your empathetic soul, visionary spirit, and profound insights make you a beacon of light in the tapestry of existence. Embrace the depths of your intuition, INFJ, and continue illuminating the world with the wisdom of your compassionate heart.

Detailed description of INFJ

As an INFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to how you feel about them, or how they fit with your value system.

INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. Only one percent of the population has an INFJ Personality Type, making it the most rare of all the types.

INFJs place great importance on havings things orderly and systematic in their outer world. They put a lot of energy into identifying the best system for getting things done, and constantly define and re-define the priorities in their lives. On the other hand, INFJs operate within themselves on an intuitive basis that is entirely spontaneous. They know things intuitively, without being able to pinpoint why, and without detailed knowledge of the subject at hand. They are usually right, and they usually know it. Consequently, INFJs put a tremendous amount of faith into their instincts and intuitions. This is something of a conflict between the inner and outer worlds, and may result in the INFJ not being as organized as other Judging types tend to be. Or we may see some signs of disarray in an otherwise orderly tendency, such as a consistently messy desk.

INFJs have uncanny insight into people and situations. They get "feelings" about things and intuitively understand them. As an extreme example, some INFJs report experiences of a psychic nature, such as getting strong feelings about there being a problem with a loved one, and discovering later that they were in a car accident. This is the sort of thing that other types may scorn and scoff at, and the INFJ themself does not really understand their intuition at a level that can be verbalized. Consequently, most INFJs are protective of their inner selves, sharing only what they choose to share when they choose to share it. They are deep, complex individuals, who are quite private and typically difficult to understand. INFJs hold back part of themselves, and can be secretive.

But the INFJ is as genuinely warm as they are complex. INFJs hold a special place in the heart of people who they are close to, who are able to see their special gifts and depth of caring. INFJs are concerned for people's feelings, and try to be gentle to avoid hurting anyone. They are very sensitive to conflict, and cannot tolerate it very well. Situations that are charged with conflict may drive the normally peaceful INFJ into a state of agitation or charged anger. They may tend to internalize conflict into their bodies, and experience health problems when under a lot of stress.

Because the INFJ has such strong intuitive capabilities, they trust their own instincts above all else. This may result in an INFJ stubborness and tendency to ignore other people's opinions. They believe that they're right. On the other hand, INFJ is a perfectionist who doubts that they are living up to their full potential. INFJs are rarely at complete peace with themselves - there's always something else they should be doing to improve themselves and the world around them. They believe in constant growth, and don't often take time to revel in their accomplishments. They have strong value systems, and need to live their lives in accordance with what they feel is right. In deference to the Feeling aspect of their personalities, INFJs are in some ways gentle and easy going. Conversely, they have very high expectations of themselves, and frequently of their families. They don't believe in compromising their ideals.

INFJ is a natural nurturer; patient, devoted and protective. They make loving parents and usually have strong bonds with their offspring. They have high expectations of their children, and push them to be the best that they can be. This can sometimes manifest itself in the INFJ being hard-nosed and stubborn. But generally, children of an INFJ get devoted and sincere parental guidance, combined with deep caring.

In the workplace, the INFJ usually shows up in areas where they can be creative and somewhat independent. They have a natural affinity for art, and many excel in the sciences, where they make use of their intuition. INFJs can also be found in service-oriented professions. They are not good at dealing with minutia or very detailed tasks. The INFJ will either avoid such things, or else go to the other extreme and become enveloped in the details to the extent that they can no longer see the big picture. An INFJ who has gone the route of becoming meticulous about details may be highly critical of other individuals who are not.

The INFJ individual is gifted in ways that other types are not. Life is not necessarily easy for the INFJ, but they are capable of great depth of feeling and personal achievement.

*Read about the INFJ's Jungian type, Introverted Intuition, or the INFJ's child type, Introverted Intuiting Judging.

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