INFJs understand how compassion and empathy can make a difference to the world. They can easily identify unhappiness and anxiety in others even when there are no visible signs of distress as they are very intuitive. They have the unique ability to detect unacknowledged and unsaid suffering and try their best to help someone in need.
3. Looking for deeper meaning
INFJs seek deeper meaning in every aspect of life from their career to their friendships, relationships and even interactions with random strangers. They try to look at what lies beyond the surface to understand people, situations, experiences and life more profoundly.
4. Value driven
This personality type is driven by their values and have a strong sense of idealism. INFJs look for meaning in almost all aspects of life, especially in work and relationships. They tend to be highly opinionated and will not hesitate to fight for their values and beliefs.
5. Complicated and difficult individuals
“INFJs reveal their warm inner selves in layers. Any sign of judgment or harshness from another causes them to shut down their remaining layers deep within themselves, never to be opened to that individual again.” – Jennifer Soldner
Even though they may be able to empathize with people and can make connections easily, INFJs can still be difficult to understand and get close to. As they highly value their ideals and privacy, they often have a hard time revealing their complicated selves to others, except for the ones they are really close to.
6. Alone time
Being mostly introverts, INFJs need their personal space and time to recharge themselves. They need to withdraw themselves from crowds to recalibrate and identify who they feel comfortable with. This can be a difficult process for them as they need to assess their friendships.
7. Curious, well informed and knowledgeable
People with INFJ personality are curious about exploring and learning new concepts and ideas. They like to learn, talk and discuss about various subjects like science, pseudoscience, science fiction, conspiracy theories, magic, spirits and demons, religion, personality theories, psychics, critical thinking and philosophy.
8. Meaningful connections over casual friendships
“INFJs seek meaning and connection in their lives and have little use for details unless they fit with their inner vision. They use their intuition primarily internally, where they develop complex pictures and understandings. INFJs are likely to be insightful, creative, and visionary.” – The MBTI® Manual, Third Edition
Although INFJs are natural introverts, they tend to form a lot of strong, meaningful bonds with different people. They will still be withdrawn or shy, but they can create lasting relationships and have a lot of close friends as they enjoy helping others. However, they will still their personal time to recharge themselves.
9. Assertive and decisive
INFJs are usually empathetic and soft-spoken due to their strong emotional intelligence and intuition. However, they are not push-overs. As they have deep ideals and beliefs, these personality types can be rather assertive and decisive to accomplish a task or goal.
10. Witty & funny
People in this personality type are witty. They always know what to say and can be exceptionally funny when they want to. Most of the times INFJs are hilarious and they can impress anyone with their senses of humor. They are also experts in making the strangest jokes and delivering instant, witty comebacks.
11. Purpose over money
(INFJs) are deeply discontented in a routine job that offers no scope for inspiration.” – Isabel Briggs-Myers
INFJs prefer to do jobs with a purpose instead of doing a job that pays tons of money. They usually make their careers in counseling, education, writing, art and music. They are also inclined to work in non-profit organizations. INFJs are drawn to careers that are creative and requires an idea-centric approach. They love to put their efforts for the greater good of the community.