INFP (The Idealist)

INFP personality
Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Perceiving

INFP Characteristics

INFPs are highly intuitive about people. They rely heavily on their intuitions to guide them and use their discoveries to constantly search for value in life. They are on a continuous mission to find the truth and meaning underlying things. Every encounter and every piece of knowledge gained gets sifted through the INFP’s value system and is evaluated to see if it has any potential to help the INFP define or refine their own path in life. The goal at the end of the path is always the same – the INFP is driven to help people and make the world a better place.

INFP Traits, Strengths, and Weaknesses

• Strong value systems
• Warmly interested in people
• Service-oriented
• Loyal to people and causes
• Future-oriented
• Growth-oriented
• Creative and inspirational
• Flexible and laid-back
• Sensitive and complex
• Dislike dealing with details and routine work
• Original and individualistic
• Excellent written communication skills
• Prefer to work alone
• Value deep and authentic relationships
• Want to be seen and appreciated for who they are

INFP Natural Partners

ESFJ and ENFJ


Career Suggestions for the INFP

• Writers
• Counselors
• Social Workers
• Teachers
• Professors
• Psychologists
• Psychiatrists
• Musicians
• Religious Workers

INFP Cognitive Functions

Dominant: Introverted Feeling (Fi)
Auxiliary: Extraverted INtuition (Ne)
Tertiary: Introverted Sensing (Si)
Inferior: Extraverted Thinking (Te)

INFPs in Relationships

INFPs present a calm, pleasant face to the world. They appear to be tranquil and peaceful to others, with simple desires. In fact, the INFP internally feels his or her life intensely. In the relationship arena, this causes them to have a very deep capacity for love and caring which is not frequently found with such intensity in the other types. The INFP does not devote their intense feelings towards just anyone and are relatively reserved about expressing their innermost feelings. They reserve their deepest love and care for a select few who are closest to them.

INFPs are generally laid-back, supportive, and nurturing in their close relationships. With Introverted Feeling dominating their personality, they’re very sensitive and in-tune with people’s feelings, and feel genuine concern and caring for others. Slow to trust others and cautious in the beginning of a relationship, an INFP will be fiercely loyal once they are committed. With their strong inner core of values, they are intense individuals who value depth & authenticity in their relationships and hold those who understand and accept the INFP’s perspectives in, especially high regard. INFPs are usually adaptable and congenial unless one of their ruling principles has been violated, in which case they stop adapting and become staunch defenders of their values. They will be uncharacteristically harsh and rigid in such a situation.

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