Happy Friday, and welcome to another Personality Types blog post. Today’s we’re exploring the INFJ ‘The Advocate’.
INFJ stands for introverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging. Those with this personality type are often described as idealising, compassionate, and sensitive. They are creative, committed and are good at helping others. They are able to sense other people’s emotions and motivations, and have strong faith in their ability to read people. Whilst they are sensitive, they are also reserved and are careful about sharing private thoughts and feelings.
INFJs are energised by spending time alone, they focus on ideas and concepts as opposed to facts and details, make decisions based on feelings and values, and prefer to plan and organise instead of being spontaneous and flexible.
What are their values and motivations?
They are very idealistic and can clearly imagine a happier and more perfect future. They may become disheartened by reality, but are motivated in taking positive actions. INFJs feel driven to do what they can to make the world a better place. They strive for a meaningful life and deep connections with others. They don’t tend to share things about themselves freely, but value emotional intimacy with a select few.
INFJs can typically seem quiet, caring and sensitive and can be found listening to someone else’s ideas or problems. They are very perceptive about people. They can spend a lot of time reflecting the issues of ethics and can feel things deeply. They can be unwilling to engage with those who may not understand or appreciate them, and can be hard to get to know.
What are their strengths and weaknesses?
INFJs can offer practical insight to situations, are compassionate, good at keeping the peace, and are decisive. However, they have a tendency to overlook details, can close themselves off from the world, avoid conflict even when it may be purposeful, and can be overly sensitive to criticism.
If you missed last week’s post on ISFP – THE ARTIST you can catch up HERE.