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MBTI- INFJ Personality

MBTI- INFJ Personality
INFJs, also known as Advocates or Counselors, are highly intuitive and insightful individuals who are driven by a deep desire to understand and help others. They are often referred to as "the Idealists" because of their strong belief in the power of human potential and their commitment to making the world a better place.

INFJ and Myers Briggs Personality Test

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire designed to identify a person's personality type, preferences, and strengths. It is based on the work of Carl Jung, who developed a theory of psychological types that categorized individuals based on their preferences for four key dichotomies:
Introversion (I) vs. Extraversion (E): Individuals who are more introspective and energized by solitude are categorized as introverts, while those who are more outgoing and energized by social interaction are categorized as extraverts.
Sensing (S) vs. Intuition (N): Individuals who focus on concrete details and facts are categorized as sensors, while those who prefer abstract concepts and possibilities are categorized as intuitives.
Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F): Individuals who make decisions based on logic and reason are categorized as thinkers, while those who consider emotions and personal values are categorized as feelers.
Judging (J) vs. Perceiving (P): Individuals who prefer structure and closure are categorized as judgers, while those who are more flexible and adaptable are categorized as perceivers.
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INFJ Personality Type

INFJs are creative, compassionate, gentle, and complex. Their primary function is Introverted Intuition while their auxiliary function is Extraverted Feeling in which they are deeply concerned with their relationships with others as well has humanity at large. They have a desire to contribute to the welfare of all and find it rewarding in helping other people realize their human potential (Butt “INFJ”). INFJs value solitude as well as the opportunity to concentrate on what is important to them. Their forte is writing because they are able to convey their ideas clearly. If they find something particularly interesting, they will go beyond and research that specific topic and often ruminate over it. They are often perceived as the “model” student. Despite working well with groups and individuals, they need time to recharge. They have a natural ability to relate to others and usually find themselves to be the one their friends confide in (“Portrait of an INFJ”).
INFJs have high expectations for themselves and others which may lead to conflict. In turn, because they are sensitive people, they strongly dislike criticism as well as conflicts and may not readily be able to tolerate it. They may start losing confidence and become unhappy. They are perfectionists and always wondering whether or not they are living up to their full potential. They also do not believe in compromising because they have strong ideals.

Jungian functional preference ordering:

Dominant: Introverted Intuition
Auxiliary: Extraverted Feeling
Tertiary: Introverted Thinking
Inferior: Extraverted Sensing

INFJ’s generally having the following traits:

• Intuitively understand people and situations
• Idealistic
• Highly principled
• Complex and deep
• Natural leaders
• Sensitive and compassionate towards people
• Service-oriented
• Future-oriented
• Value deep, authentic relationships
• Reserved about expressing their true selves
• Dislike dealing with details unless they enhance or promote their vision
• Constantly seeking meaning and purpose in everything
• Creative and visionary
• Intense and tightly-wound
• Can work logically and rationally - use their intuition to understand the goal and work backwards towards it The INFJ is a special individual who needs more out of a career than a job. They need to feel as if everything they do in their lives is in sync with their strong value systems - with what they believe to be right. Accordingly, the INFJ should choose a career in which they're able to live their daily lives in accordance with their deeply-held principles, and which supports them in their life quest to be doing something meaningful. Since INFJ’s have such strong value systems, and persistent intuitive visions which lend them a sense of "knowing", they do best in positions in which they are leaders, rather than followers. Although they can happily follow individuals who are leading in a direction which the INFJ fully supports, they will very unhappy following in any other situation.

INFJ Relationships

INFJ’s are warm and affirming people who are usually also deep and complex. They're likely to seek out and promote relationships that are intense and meaningful. They tend to be perfectionists, and are always striving for the Ultimate Relationship. For the most part, this is a positive feature, but sometimes works against the INFJ if they fall into the habit of moving from relationship to relationship, always in search of a more perfect partner. In general, the INFJ is a deeply warm and caring person who is highly invested in the health of their close relationships, and puts forth a lot of effort to make them positive. They are valued by those close to them for these special qualities. They seek long-term, lifelong relationships, although they don't always find them.

INFJ Strengths

• Warm and affirming by nature
• Dedicated to achieving the ultimate relationship
• Sensitive and concerned for others' feelings
• Usually have good communication skills, especially written
• Take their commitments very seriously, and seek lifelong relationships
• Have very high expectations for themselves and others (both a strength and weakness)
• Good listeners
• Are able to move on after a relationship has ended (once they're sure it's over)

INFJ Weaknesses

• Tendency to hold back part of themselves
• Not good with money or practical day-to-day life necessities
• Extreme dislike of conflict and criticism
• Have very high expectations for themselves and others (both a strength and weakness)
• Have difficulty leaving a bad relationship

Potential Problem Areas

INFJ may show some or all of the following weaknesses in varying degrees:
• May be unaware (and sometimes uncaring) of how they come across to others
• May quickly dismiss input from others without really considering it
• May apply their judgment more often towards others, rather than towards themselves
• With their ability to see an issue from many sides, they may always find others at fault for any problems in their lives
• May have unrealistic and/or unreasonable expectations of others
• May be intolerant of weaknesses in others
• May believe that they're always right
• May be obsessive and passionate about details that may be unimportant to the big picture
• May be cuttingly derisive and sarcastic towards others
• May have an intense and quick temper
• May be tense, wound up, have high blood pressure and find it difficult to relax
• May hold grudges, and have difficulty forgiving people
• May be wishy-washy and unsure how to act in situations that require quick decision making
• May have difficulty communicating their thoughts and feelings to others
• May see so many tangents everywhere that they can't stay focused on the bottom line or the big picture


• Clergy / Religious Work
• Professor / Teacher
• Medical Doctor
• Curator
• Psychologist
• Counselor
• Researcher
• Artist
• Medical Doctor
• Writer
• Designer
• Scientist

Key Elements to Working with this Type

• Do not criticize the INFJ.
• Be open, honest, and sincere.
• Do offer meaningful feedback.
• Do allow for creativity, INFJs love working on collaborative projects
• Be supportive.

If you are an INFJ, you are a visionary, idealistic, and compassionate individual with the potential to make a positive impact on the world. Use your strengths to help others, create positive change, and make a difference in the world.

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