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Known as The Counselor or Advocate, INFJs are:

  • Intense - they are complex individuals possessing a quiet but very certain intense aura.

  • Developing - they make mentoring their focus as they help people to realize their true human potential.

  • Harmonious - they value harmony in all of their relationships and want all the groups they are a part of to feel healthy and whole.

  • Private - they tend to be private, sensitive people, and thus are not usually highly vocal or visible.

  • Empathetic - they have a strong empathic nature which makes them feel that they are aware of others' emotions or intentions.

  • Connected -  they have a natural talent for reaching people through authentic connection. 


Some INFJs can also be:

  • Sensitive

  • Extremely Private

  • Perfectionists

  • Needing to Have a Cause

  • Prone to Burn Out

Under stress, INFJs may be surprisingly critical and can become self-absorbed.


How INFJs typically operate in the workplace:

  • As Subordinates - they are likely to chafe under hardline rules, formal hierarchies and routine tasks.

  • As Colleagues - they are likely to become quite popular, being seen as positive, eloquent and capable friends, identifying others’ motives and defusing conflicts and tension before anyone else even senses a disturbance.

  • As Managers - they are often reluctant in exercising their authority, preferring to see their subordinates as equals, and work hard to inspire and motivate, instead of cracking the whip.


Other well-known INFJs include:

  • Jimmy Carter

  • Nicole Kidman

  • Morgan Freeman

  • Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Mohandas Ghandi

  • Jane Goodall

  • C.S. Lewis

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