INFJ – MYERS-BRIGGS

Perhaps you have heard about the Myers-Briggs personality types before, but in case you have no clue what I am talking about let me tell you a little bit more about it, I promise I will keep it light.

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator is an introspective self-report questionnaire indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions. The original versions of the MBTI were constructed by two Americans, Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Myers.

It’s basically a multiple-choice personality test, that indicates which one of the 16 personalities resonates the best with you.

Therefore if you are interested in finding out who you are or why you are doing things in a certain way. Then you might wanna check out this website, to give you a little inside in your own behavior and how you see the world.

In relation to this test, I found out I’m an INFJ what stands for “introverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging”, this Myers-Briggs personality type is rarest, making up for 1% of the population on earth.

INFJ

Inborn sense of idealism and morality, they are not idle dreamers.

Taking concrete steps to relive their goals, to make a lasting positive impact.

[Purpose in life] – helping others, get the heart of the issue so that people need to be rescued at all.

Very strong opinions and will fight tirelessly for an idea they believe in. [decisive + strong-willed]

Creating balance with using creativity, imagination, conviction and sensitivity.

Beliefs: “ karma + egalitarianism“ – using love and compassion to soften the hearts of tyrants.

Talent: “ warm, sensitive language, speaking in human terms, rather than with pure logic and fats.

Friends/colleagues, will think of them as quiet extraverted personality types.

Need time alone to decompress and recharge, and not to become too alarmed when they suddenly withdrawn.

Taking great care of others “ feelings, so they expect the favor to be returned, sometimes that means giving them the space they need for a few days.

[Important] – remember to take care of themselves. If not, they can find themselves exhausted, unhealthy, and stressed.

Conflict + criticism: “ do everything they can do to avoid seemingly personal attacks, but can fight back in highly irrational, unhelpful ways.

The world has a lack of justice —> create a movement to right a wrong, no matter how big or small.

“Strengths:”

[Creative] – vivid imagination, resolve human challenges —> make excellent counselors and advisors, finding the perfect solution.

[Insightful] – see through manipulation and sales tactics, more into honest discussions. See how people and doing events are connected.

[Inspiring and convincing] – have a fluid, inspirational writing style that appeals to the inner idealist, ”can be astonishingly good public speaker, speaking with warmth and passion.”

[Decisive] – follow through on their own ideas with conviction, willpower, and the planning necessary to see complex projects through the end.

[Determined and passionate] – when they believe that something is important, they pursue that goal with conviction and energy that catch others off guard.

“Weakness:”

[Sensitive] – highly vulnerable to criticism and conflict, questioning their motives is the quickest way to see their bad side.

[Extremely private] – especially about their personal life, even to close friends. Trusting a new friend can be even more challenging.

[Perfectionist] – defined by their pursuit of ideals, not ideal in every situation like; in politics, business, romance. Always believing there might be a better option down the road.

[Always need to have a cause] – hates the process towards their ultimate goal, they will feel restless and disappointed.

[Can burn out easily] – their passion, impatience for routine maintenance, idealism, and extreme privacy.

“Romantic Relationships:”

[No casual encounters] – looking for depth and meaning in their relationships.

Taking the time necessary to find someone with whom they truly connect. Once they’ve found that someone, their relationships will reach a level of depth and sincerity of which most people can only dream.

If their partner tries to resort to manipulation or lying, they will see right through it. If there’s anything they have a poor tolerance for in a relationship, it is a lack of authenticity.

[Desirability] – seek out people who share their desire for authenticity, and out of their way to avoid those who don’t, especially when looking for a partner.

They are warm, friendly, caring, and insightful, seeing past facades and the obvious to understand others’ thoughts and emotions.

[Intimacy] – look for a connection that goes beyond the physical. They prefer to embrace the emotional and even spiritual connection they have with their partners. People with this personality type are passionate partners.

They cherish not just the act of being in a relationship, but what it means to become one with another person in mind, body, and soul.

”Friendships:”

They avoid situations like workplace social circles or chatting up their local baristas, where the only thing they really have in common is regular contact.

[Same passions, interests, and beliefs] – create friendships with people with whom they can explore philosophies and subjects that they believe are truly meaningful.

[Insightful] – have a particular knack for seeing beyond others’ disguises. They are able to interpret others’ intentions quickly and easily and weed out those who they deem incompatible.

[Learn to meet others halfway] – to recognize that the kind of self-improvement and depth they demand is simply exhausting for many types. Otherwise, they may end up abandoning healthy friendships in their infancy in search of more ideal compatibilities.

[Trust] –  will share more of what lies beneath the surface, but to trust a new friend takes a lot of time. If those ideas and motives are mutual, it’s the sort of friendship that will transcend time and distance, lasting a lifetime.