INFP

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Extroverted

Introverted

STRENGTHS

Known as The Mediator or Healer, INFPs are:

  • Reconciling - they find a tremendous sense of purpose in being a facilitator of reconciliation.

  • Inspiring - they can be enormously inspiring because they are willing to be vulnerable with others.

  • Harmonious - they seek harmony, going to great lengths to avoid interpersonal conflict.

  • Nurturing - they connect by sharing in people's suffering, challenges, difficulties, and pain.

  • Fervent - they aim to bring peace to the world and wholeness to themselves and their loved ones.

  • Dreamers -  they often hear a calling to go forth into the world to help others, and they are ready to make the personal sacrifices involved. 

WEAKNESSES

Some INFPs can also be:

  • Too Idealistic

  • Too Altruistic

  • Impractical

  • Challenged by Data

  • Prone to take Things Personally

  • Difficult to Get to Know

Under stress, INFPs can become outwardly critical of others.

IN THE WORKPLACE

How INFPs typically operate in the workplace:

  • As Subordinates - they prefer latitude, and would much rather immerse themselves in a project, alone or with a close team, than simply be told what task to do and move on.

  • As Colleagues - they feel most comfortable among colleagues – they aren’t interested in controlling others, and have a similar distaste for being controlled.

  • As Managers - they are among the least likely to seem like managers – their egalitarian attitudes lend respect to every subordinate, preferring communication as human beings than as a boss/employee opposition.

OTHERS

Other well-known INFPs include:

  • William Shakespeare

  • Julia Roberts

  • J.R.R. Tolkien

  • Princess Diana

  • Albert Schweitzer

  • Audrey Hepburn

  • George Orwell