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Personality Type

INFJ-A (Advocate)

Mind

INTROVERTED 65%
EXTRAVERTED 35%

Energy

OBSERVANT 16%
INTUITIVE 84%

Nature

FEELING 99%
THINKING 1%

Tactics

PROSPECTING 36%
JUDGING 64%

Identity

TURBULENT 43%
ASSERTIVE 57%

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According to Kendra Cherry, of verywellmind.com, in her article titled INFJ: The Advocate (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging) An Overview of the INFJ Personality Type, she provides an in-depth explanation of what an INFJ is1. The following information are some interesting highlights from that article:

Key INFJ Characteristics

With their strong sense of intuition and emotional understanding, INFJs can be soft-spoken and empathetic. This does not mean that they are push-over’s, however. They have deeply held beliefs and an ability to act decisively in order to get what they want.

While they are introverted by nature, people with this personality type are able to form strong, meaningful connections with other people. They enjoy helping others, but they also need time and space to recharge.

While this personality type may be characterized by idealism, this does not mean that INFJs see the world through rose-colored glasses. They understand the world, both the good and the bad, and hope to be able to make it better.

When it comes to making decisions, they place a greater emphasis on personal concerns than objective facts when making decisions. They also like to exert control by planning, organizing and making decisions as early as possible.

Strengths

Weaknesses

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

INFJs You Might Know

  • Oprah Winfey, television personality
  • Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader
  • Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird
  • Carl Jung, psychoanalyst
  • Taylor Swift, musician

Career Paths

INFJs do well in careers where they can express their creativity. Because people with INFJ personality have such deeply held convictions and values, they do particularly well in jobs that support these principles. INFJs often do best in careers that mix their need for creativity with their desire to make meaningful changes in the world.

INFJs are usually high achievers and excel in academics and the workplace. They can be perfectionists at times and tend to put a great deal of effort into their work. Co-workers tend to feel that INFJs are hardworking, positive, and easy to get along with. Because they are introverted, however, they may find that they need to retreat at times to recharge.
In managerial roles, INFJs can sometimes struggle to exert authority. They tend to lead with sensitivity and are good at helping subordinates feel appreciated in the workplace. Jobs that require a great deal of routine or adherence to strict rules can be difficult or INFJs.

Popular INFJ Careers

  • Artist
  • Actor
  • Entrepreneur
  • Religious worker
  • Musician
  • Librarian
  • Counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Writer
  • Teacher
  • Photographer
Reference this work as:

Matthew Mansfield, "Personality Type," in Mansfield, June 24, 2019, https://matthewmansfield.me/personality-type/.

Footnotes

  1. Cherry, K. (2019, January 04). INFJ: The Advocate (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging) An Overview of the INFJ Personality Type. Retrieved June 25, 2019, from https://www.verywellmind.com/infj-introverted-intuitive-feeling-judging-2795978

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