Updated: Mar 27, 2022
You might have heard of the INFJ personality, a personality type from the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator(MBTI). There are 16 different personalities according to the MBTI. INFJ is the rarest one, making up only one percent of the population.
The concept of personality is always fascinating to the psychology community. What makes us who we are? What are the strengths and weaknesses of this specific personality type? Can I relate to someone famous with the same personality? In this article, you will be shown, the uncommon, INFJ personality and the famous people having it.
INFJ stands for Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging. Also known as ''The advocate & diplomatic counselor''.
The advocate & diplomatic counselor often have a unique outlook on life since they always look deeper than what's happening on the surface. These people are usually very creative with the ability to view concepts in a much deeper way than others. Sometimes other people see INFJ types as a little eccentric.
The nature of their perception of reality is heavily influenced by their subjective ideals, possibilities, imagination, awareness of patterns, and future outcomes that pop in and out of their conscious awareness.
When left on their own, life can feel like an open and endless sea of possibilities both good and bad. However, the external world has a way of disrupting the INFJ's insular world, and their sense of obligation and social responsibility compels them to meet its demands. Meaning that if the demands can't be met, given by oneself, INFJ deals with the disheartening results in their mind.
INFJs would rather be a pioneer than follow the proven path by others. Stimulated by challenges that call for creative solutions.
If extra-sensory perception is real, INFJ's are most likely to have this trait. The strength of their vision and accuracy of their foresight can make others come to view them as modern-day prophets.
Many INFJ's feel the need to find meaning in their lives. When they encounter inequity or unfairness, they tend to think, “How can I fix this?”. They need to remember that while they’re busy taking care of the world, they need to take care of themselves too.
6 INFJ strengths
1. Good with words
INFJ's are well suited for careers as creative writers. Masters of metaphor. Their insight into human nature allows them to get through a reader or listener, in a personalized way, that resonates deeply.
INFJ's generally utilize their qualities for the greater good. They rarely enjoy succeeding at others' expenses. They tend to think about how their actions affect others. Their objective is to behave in a way that will help individuals around them.
3. Creative and innovative
With Introverted Intuition as their leading function, INFJ's prefer the world of concepts and ideas. INFJ's are creative solvers of people's problems and bring innovative ideas.
They are usually perceptive in observing the talents of others and good at encouraging others to contribute their skills.
INFJ's can gauge what people are feeling and feel it emphatically in themselves. They are generally good at detecting a person's motives whether they are benevolent or malicious.
Creating depth to a relationship that can hardly be described in traditional terms. Because of their sensitivity and insight, INFJ's can make their partners feel heard and understood in beautiful ways. Not afraid to express their love, and they feel it unconditionally.
6 INFJ weaknesses
1. Lose reality
As a dreamer, INFJ's are focused on the big picture. This can cause them to miss the obvious realities in front of them.
2. Alone vs. The World
Unhealthy INFJ's have a hard time not taking everything personally. They view any form of criticism as a personal attack and can quickly create a ''me versus the world'' scenario in their mind. They may take on the role of ''misunderstood misfit'' as a way of coping with their isolation.
3. Tunnel vision
Always looking for something better. Fixating on imperfections, not appreciating their jobs, living situations, and relationships.
People with INFJ are ''heavy or deep thinkers''. In the wrong circumstances, this can manifest into unstoppable guilt and suffering, which get combined with empathy and provoke the heaviest form of overthinking. Most INFJ's say, ''having this type of personality is not a pleasant experience and can be very difficult to live with.''
5. Losing oneself
The idealistic personality can become frustrated when navigating interpersonal conflicts, confronting unpleasant facts, pursuing self-realization, or finding a fulfilling career path. As a result, they wonder who they are meant to be.
6. Difficulty in balance
People with this personality type can exhaust themselves if they don’t find a way to balance their drive with the necessary self-care and rest.
Here are 10 famous INFJ people