Portrait of an INFJ - Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging

(Introverted Intuition with Extraverted Feeling)

As an INFJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things according to how you feel a out them, or how they fit with your personal value system. INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possi ilities. !nly one percent of the population has an INFJ "ersonality #ype, making it the most rare of all the types. INFJs place great importance on having things orderly and systematic in their outer world. #hey put a lot of energy into identifying the est system for getting things done, and constantly define and re$define the priorities in their lives. !n the other hand, INFJs operate within themselves on an intuitive asis which is entirely spontaneous. #hey know things intuitively, without eing a le to pinpoint why, and without detailed knowledge of the su %ect at hand. #hey are usually right, and they usually know it. &onse'uently, INFJs put a tremendous amount of faith into their instincts and intuitions. #his is something of a conflict etween the inner and outer worlds, and may result in the INFJ not eing as organi(ed as other Judging types tend to e. !r we may see some signs of disarray in an otherwise orderly tendency, such as a consistently messy desk. INFJs have uncanny insight into people and situations. #hey get )feelings) a out things and intuitively understand them. As an extreme example, some INFJs report experiences of a psychic nature, such as getting strong feelings a out there eing a pro lem with a loved one, and discovering later that they were in a car accident. #his is the sort of thing that other types may scorn and scoff at, and the INFJ them self does not really understand their intuition at a level which can e ver ali(ed. &onse'uently, most INFJs are protective of their inner selves, sharing only what they choose to share when they choose to share it. #hey are deep, complex individuals, who are 'uite private and typically difficult to understand. INFJs hold ack part of themselves, and can e secretive. *ut the INFJ is as genuinely warm as they are complex. INFJs hold a special place in the heart of people who they are close to, who are a le to see their special gifts and depth of caring. INFJs are concerned for people+s feelings, and try to e gentle to avoid hurting anyone. #hey are very sensitive to conflict, and

#he INFJ individual is gifted in ways that other types are not. children of an INFJ get devoted and sincere parental guidance. INFJ is a perfectionist who dou ts that they are living up to their full potential. . where they make use of their intuition. devoted and protective. ut they are capa le of great depth of feeling and personal achievement.ituations which are charged with conflict may drive the normally peaceful INFJ into a state of agitation or charged anger.patient. INFJs can also e found in service$oriented professions. #hey elieve that they+re right. *ut generally. INFJs are rarely at complete peace with themselves $ there+s always something else they should e doing to improve themselves and the world around them. #hey may tend to internali(e conflict into their odies. the INFJ usually shows up in areas where they can e creative and somewhat independent. In deference to the Feeling aspect of their personalities. &onversely. #he INFJ will either avoid such things. #hey elieve in constant growth. An INFJ who has gone the route of ecoming meticulous a out details may e highly critical of other individuals who are not.cannot tolerate it very well. . they have very high expectations of themselves. com ined with deep caring. #hey make loving parents and usually have strong onds with their offspring. and experience health pro lems when under a lot of stress. !n the other hand. *ecause the INFJ has such strong intuitive capa ilities. and don+t often take time to revel in their accomplishments. #hey have strong value systems. #hey have high expectations of their children. #hey have a natural affinity for art.ife is not necessarily easy for the INFJ. and need to live their lives in accordance with what they feel is right. Jungian functional preference ordering: . #hey are not good at dealing with minutia or very detailed tasks. INFJs are in some ways gentle and easy going. In the workplace. and many excel in the sciences. #hey don+t elieve in compromising their ideals. #his can sometimes manifest itself in the INFJ eing hard$nosed and stu orn. INFJ is a natural nurturer. and fre'uently of their families. and push them to e the est that they can e. #his may result in an INFJ stu ornness and tendency to ignore other people+s opinions. they trust their own instincts a ove all else. or else go to the other extreme and ecome enveloped in the details to the extent that they can no longer see the ig picture.

. 2e also have different natural strengths and weaknesses that are a part of our inherent personality type. then we will find ourselves exhausted and unhappy. and they are unaware of what is truly important to them. Recognize Your Weaknesses Without Hiding Behind Them 2hile improving our self$knowledge and reali(ing our true goals can e very li erating. If this is the case. we should not discard the rules of the society in which we live.ensing Personal Growth "erhaps the most important reali(ation that an individual can make in their 'uest for personal growth is that there is no single formula that defines the path to personal success. as individuals. 2e must recogni(e that other people+s value systems are no less important than our own. and ignore or elittle any conflicting messages from our own psyche. #his is completely normal. And we must recogni(e and accept that we live in a society in which ./ominant0 Introverted Intuition Auxiliary0 1xtraverted Feeling #ertiary0 Introverted #hinking Inferior0 1xtraverted . If we spend our time and effort trying to meet some ody else+s idea of success. it+s important to recogni(e that the discrepancy etween what we have een taught is truly important and what we personally elieve to e truly important is due to a difference in perspective. 2e all have different goals and priorities.elf$knowledge is one common goal that will help everyone achieve personal success. 2e all have important role$models and influencers in our lives who may have asic values that are 'uite different from our own. . 3ow then.o many people are hung up on some ody else+s idea of what it means to e successful. can we feel successful in our lives4 Understand What's Important to You 1ach personality type has a different idea of what it means to e successful. which means that different activities and attitudes will make us feel good a out ourselves. 5eali(ing what is truly important to us is a ma%or step towards achieving personal success.

2e cannot e responsi le for other people+s ehavior. . ut we must use that knowledge to con'uer those weaknesses rather than to excuse poor ehavior. )Ah ha.) #his kind of rationali(ation for ehavior is certainly an easy way out of a situation. we should N!# say to ourselves )I am a Feeler. Accordingly. we are empowered with an understanding of why people react differently in different situations. we cannot use the same reasoning on ourselves. 2hen put into the context of "sychological #ype. there are situations in which it is more appropriate and effective to show compassion and caring 6Feeling7. For example. #hese insights are extremely useful and powerful to us as individuals. here is a Feeler. &onversely. 2e should recogni(e that our personality type has weaknesses. if we notice that someone seems to e una le to make an impersonal decision that is isolated from human perspective.ikewise. tri!e for Balance . there are situations that call for using impersonal logic to make a decision. "ersons with a preference for Feeling will have a natural advantage over #hinkers in situations that re'uire compassion and awareness of other+s emotions.) Yet when we as Feelers are presented with a situation that re'uires an impersonal approach. #his is the second key that will open the door towards personal growth. persons with a preference for #hinking will have a natural advantage over Feelers in situations that re'uire the a ility to make a decision ased on impersonal data. #his person does not use #hinking well. 3owever.certain personality types and ehaviors are more suited towards particular tasks. we should say to ourselves. ut it enforces the weakness. As we learn a out our personality type and the types of others. making it weaker and weaker still. and can+t e expected to make decisions ased purely on impersonal facts and logic. we must take care not to use personality type as an excuse for our inappropriate ehavior. rather than impersonal logic 6#hinking7. in which the more su %ective viewpoint of the Feeling function is inappropriate and ineffective. if we are concerned with growing as individuals. we can etter accept and understand people+s ehaviors that are different from ours. ut we can control our own. 2hile it+s powerful and useful to notice that another person+s inappropriate ehavior may e due to their personality type. and that is why they+re ehaving this way.

uccess eyond his daily needs. . ut never get what they really need or want. malnourished. 3e has no concept of . . and may e the result of continuous and extreme stress. #he king+s immediate needs are eing met. or to achieve a perfect alance amongst a personality+s functions. A situation in which the dominant function of a personality completely overshadows the other personality functions is analogous to a kingdom that is ruled y an over earing king who re'uires a solute servitude. 3is 8inister of /omestic Affairs. a personality that has developed with a goal of serving the dominant function a ove all other considerations often results in a person who is im alanced. and underdeveloped. 3e keeps all of his servants running a out to ring him dinner. it ecomes a pro lem when the supporting functions are not allowed to develop fully on their own ecause they are too usy )serving the master).uch a drastic im alance is not common. ecause they never finish their primary task of serving the king. 8uch more commonly. 8ost people will experience times in their lives during which they are stressed to the point of serious im alance. It is natural and healthy that each personality type is ruled y a dominant function. we see individuals who exhi it oth the strengths and weaknesses of their type. and overshadow the individual+s natural strengths. In such cases. "eople who experience this constantly have issues that need to e dealt with. and are conse'uently unsatisfied. . who is expected at an important affair at a neigh oring kingdom. *y definition. and that the other functions support the ruling function. 3is Foreign 8inister. and should seek help.ikewise. ut he is an ineffective king. and so he is tolera ly happy.8ost of the weaknesses associated with any given personality type are a result of that type+s dominant function overtaking the personality to the extent that the other functions ecome slaves to the dominant function. In severe cases. the entire kingdom suffers. rather than addressing the issue of a failing economy. a kingdom needs a . the weaknesses associated with the given type are often 'uite apparent to others. 3is staff gra s food for themselves here and there.ince he cannot see eyond his own needs. a personality can ecome 'uite im alanced. and re'uires that they serve him fully 6disregarding their own needs7 until he is completed sated. finds himself pouring ale. As far as he knows. Although it is natural for every personality to e ruled y its dominant function. slices roast turkey. #he issues that the staff should e taking care of are left undone. 2e don+t seek to change anyone+s natural self. everything and every ody exists simply to serve him. Imagine such a king sitting down to dinner in his castle.

elf. An improved understanding of yourself and others will help you to find.king in order to exist. #hey have different meaning for each of the sixteen personality types. which is essentially the conscious reali(ation of your true self. . and learn not to hide ehind them4 3ow do we ecome alanced4 3ow do we open that magical door that will show us the way to personal growth and success4 #here is no 'uickie scheme that will make you a successful person. 3owever. will thrive more than the kingdom ruled y a neglectful king who is supported y inexperienced advisors. An awareness and acceptance of the fact that one personality function may e more effective than another function in a given situation will help you to understand the relevance of personal growth to your life. our writings are mostly void of complex theoretical discussion. #his reali(ation helps a psyche in many concrete ways. "pening the #oor . &arl Jung identified a process of personal growth that he called indi!iduation.uccess. ut it is not the actual solution. For the purposes of making this reali(ation accessi le to the general pu lic. eyond the $go that is presented y your conscious self. As we can see. and that the more they try to develop and defend this superficial )self). the further they get away from their true . It is a model that will help you to expand your understanding of human nature. and a personality needs a dominant function. !ne statement using these terms is true for all types0 *alance is the key to . Balance and Success are relative terms. and is also a positive step towards promoting a psyche that is open to the process of individuation. !ur efforts to help people develop themselves is essentially the effort to help them to reali(e that their personal perspectives and conscious ideas are only a small part of who they are. a kingdom with a well$developed and effective king 6the dominant function7. follow or expand your path. "sychological #ype is a powerful aid in our 'uest for excellence. who has well$trained and educated advisors 6the supporting functions7.o how do we go a out reali(ing what+s truly important to us4 3ow do we recogni(e our weaknesses.

counselors. #he INFJ strives for the ideal in every aspect of their life. *y recogni(ing your special gifts and encouraging their growth and development. #hey are service$oriented and empathetic to other individuals. and the condition of their personal relationships. . and e more content with your role. or in the medical and health fields. they always strive for the est. #his a ility to see patterns and meanings in the world can help the INFJ in many different ways. Allowing Your INFJ . and are genuinely concerned with others. 2hen given a goal or context. "erfectionistic and idealistic. you have gifts that are specific to your personality type that aren+t natural strengths for other types. you will more readily see your place in the world. #his natural empathy and caring helps to e really effective at helping others through pro lems. and mates. #he INFJ feels successful when they have used their very deep understanding of something to do a real service for someone. An INFJ+s feeling of success is centered around their own level of understanding and accomplishment. as well as those of others. an INFJ is a le to generate all kinds of possi ilities. INFJs usually have a great deal of insight into different people and situations.INFJ Personal Growth 2hat does Success mean to an INFJ4 "eople with the INFJ personality type are intense and perfectionistic. An INFJ has a )stick to it) attitude. Nearly all INFJs will recogni(e the following characteristics in themselves. #his persistence will help the INFJ to achieve an identified goal. their usefulness or service to others. #hey should em race and nourish these strengths0 • • • • • #hey+re extremely insightful. #hey+re a le to see the pro lem from many different angles. In this manner. and will put forth a great deal of effort towards something that they elieve in. they make great friends. teachers. 2e often see INFJ personality types as counselors and teachers. #hey+re not afraid of hard work. and see things that are not o vious to others. and usually have very high standards for their own understanding and accomplishments.trengths to Flourish As an INFJ. #hey have deep insights into many aspects of life. #hey understand how others are feeling.

#hat means taking a hard look at our personality type+s potential pro lem areas. and e the happiest and most successful person that you can ecome. we must not only capitali(e upon our strengths. 5emem er that these weaknesses are natural. #his should e kept in mind as you read some of the more negative material a out INFJ weaknesses. when com ined with their empathy and genuine concern for others. ut we often curse and ignore our weaknesses. 8ost of the weaker characteristics that are found in INFJs are due to their dominant function 6Introverted iNtuition7 overtaking their personality to the point that the other forces in their personality exist merely to serve the purposes of Introverted iNtuition. they can ecome powerful forces. INFJs who have a well$developed 1xtraverted Feeling function to complement their dominant Introverted iNtuition will en%oy these very special gifts0 • • • • #hey can turn their insightful understanding a out a situation into a successful plan of action. If they have also achieved a good amount of life wisdom. #he INFJ+s perfectionism and idealism. there is an associated weakness. rather than as latant criticism. 2ithout ) ad). there would e no )good).• 9sually intelligent and a le to concentrate and focus. an INFJ may show some or all of the following weaknesses in varying degrees0 . there would e no )easy). #o grow as a person and get what we want out of life. #he INFJ with well$developed %udgment will e a le to grasp and process concepts that are eyond what their natural intelligence appears to e a le to handle. 2e value our strengths. "otential "ro lem Areas 2ith any gift of strength. ut also face our weaknesses and deal with them. 2e offer this information to enact positive change. In such cases. INFJs are rare and intelligent people with many special gifts. the INFJ can usually grasp difficult ideas and concepts. #hey may e great doctors or ministers or counselors. 2ithout )difficult). such as Jesus 6INFJ7 and 8ahatma :andhi 6INFJ7. 2e want you to grow into your full potential. #hey may achieve a level of understanding that makes them appear wise. can cause them to e true servants for people in some fashion.

rather than towards themselves 2ith their a ility to see an issue from many sides. For an INFJ. then neither function is eing used to its potential. wound up. have high lood pressure and find it difficult to relax 8ay hold grudges. it is melded into the existing intuitive framework. the dominant Introverted iNtuition needs to e well$supported y the auxiliary 1xtraverted Feeling function. Introverted iNtuition is sort of like a framework for understanding that exists in the mind. As the dominant player in a personality. A healthy personality needs to have a good alance etween its dominant and auxiliary functions. and have difficulty forgiving people 8ay e wishy$washy and unsure how to act in situations that re'uire 'uick decision making 8ay have difficulty communicating their thoughts and feelings to others 8ay see so many tangents everywhere that they can+t stay focused on the ottom line or the ig picture 1xplanation of "ro lems 8ost of the pro lems descri ed a ove are a result of Introverted iNtuition overtaking the INFJ+s personality to the point that all of the other functions ecome slaves to Introverted iNtuition. it has the effect of constantly om arding the psyche with new information to consider. and sees everything from many different perspectives. they may always find others at fault for any pro lems in their lives 8ay have unrealistic and. As something is perceived. If 1xtraverted Feeling exists only to support the desires of Introverted iNtuition. Introverted iNtuition is a personality function that constantly gathers information.or unreasona le expectations of others 8ay e intolerant of weaknesses in others 8ay elieve that they+re always right 8ay e o sessive and passionate a out details that may e unimportant to the ig picture 8ay e cuttingly derisive and sarcastic towards others 8ay have an intense and 'uick temper 8ay e tense. that person must . If an entirely new piece of information is perceived y the Introverted iNtuitive.• • • • • • • • • • • • • • • 8ay e unaware 6and sometimes uncaring7 of how they come across to others 8ay 'uickly dismiss input from others without really considering it 8ay apply their %udgment more often towards others.

8ost INFJs will do this to some extent.olutions #o grow as an individual. . #hat presents 'uite a challenge to the INFJ. we find the INFJ cutting off information that it needs to consider. #he etter use of 1xtraverted Feeling for an INFJ would e to use it to assess the INFJ+s rich insights and weigh them against the external world. 2hen the INFJ personality uses 1xtraverted Feeling to cut off incoming information. it+s very tempting to take shortcuts. !ne cannot effectively %udge something that they don+t understand. it uses 1xtraverted Feeling to 'uickly re%ect that information. 2hen Introverted iNtuition dominates the INFJ such that the other functions cannot serve their own purposes. and therefore potentially causing that framework to e reshaped and redefined. #he real pro lems occur when an INFJ personality has ecome so im alanced that its owner is extremely self$important and rarely consider anyone else+s opinions or ideas. It may cause the INFJ to come off as too strongly opinionated or sno ish to others. In other words.o. It+s easier to get the answer right away. who has a tremendous amount of information and )studying) that needs to e done. it is effectively cheating itself. rather than to %udge internal intuitions. rather than to have to figure everything out. the INFJ needs to consciously try not to use their %udgment to dismiss ideas prematurely. they should use their %udgment against their own ideas. ut it is not ideal. the INFJ needs to focus on applying their %udgment to things only after they have gone through their intuition. It+s like getting the answers to a test without having to really understand the 'uestions. #he INFJ . rather than taking the information into its intuitive framework. It+s not unusual for an INFJ to feel overwhelmed with all of the things that he or she needs to consider in order to fully understand an idea or situation.redefine their entire framework of reference. . 5ather. For the INFJ. 9sing 1xtraverted Feeling in this manner may effectively serve the immediate needs of Introverted iNtuition. #he psyche uses 1xtraverted Feeling to re%ect the ideas. It causes the INFJ to not consider information that may e useful or critical in developing a real understanding of an issue. Introverted iNtuitives are constantly taking in information a out the world that needs to e processed in a relatively lengthy manner in order to e understood. If the psyche is presented with information that looks anything like something that Introverted iNtuition has processed in the past.

An INFJ who uses 1xtraverted Feeling in this diminished manner may ecome so strongly opinionated that they form rigid and unreasona le expectations for others. how you <%udge< these things.ome INFJs have difficulty fitting into our society. or more appropriately. #hey may feel so strongly a out things that they ecome very passionate and agitated when they feel that something has gone wrong. #here isn+t much that can e done once the INFJ has reached the point where they are too upset to care a out others. ut rather to support their intuitive framework.needs to take things entirely into their intuition in order to understand them. It+s true that things will happen over which you have no control. 3ow can you. INFJs need to focus on using their %udgment not to dismiss ideas. #hey ecome so emotionally upset that they are generally not aware of how their ehavior comes across to others. ut the INFJ can prevent this pro lem from occurring y ensuring that they never get to that point. 2ell. ensure that you won+t get that upset4 It pro a ly seems to you that these kinds of upsets are caused y external circumstances and situations. and their motivation for making %udgments. In these cases. and with having unreasona le expectations for others+ ehaviors. it+s not uncommon for the INFJ to express their displeasure with iting sarcasm. and should e avoided. *ut you certainly have control over how you perceive these things. or to dismiss it4 #oo often.eek first to understand. An INFJ who is concerned with personal growth will pay close attention to the su %ect of their %udgments. or are they %udging something that they have sifted through their intuition4 Is the motivation for %udging something to e a le to understand its usefulness in the world. rather than to sort through their own intuitions. Are they %udging something external to them self. . as an INFJ. . and with the intention of dismissing it. then to %udge. they may e agitated to the point that they don+t care. an INFJ will %udge something without properly understanding it. *oth of these issues stem from using 1xtraverted Feeling primarily to dismiss external ideas. #his kind of situation can e devastating to the INFJ on many levels.iving 3appily in our 2orld as an INFJ . It may e necessary to give your intuition enough time to work through the new information so that it can re uild its glo al framework of understanding. that+s not really true. . 1ven if the conse'uences of their attitude and ehavior is pointed out to them. #heir pro lems are generally associated with not knowing 6or caring7 how they come across to others.

apologi(e for leaving and continue with what you were doing. #ry not to egin %udging anything a out the idea until you have understood it entirely. or ecause you think you already know it all. and then to e understood. *e aware of the person with whom you+re speaking. #ry to identify the personality type of everyone that you encounter fre'uently in your life. 5emem er that Anger is destructive to your personal relationships. or you will likely find yourself alone. After all. and no ody knows everything. even those that you consider eneath you.pecific suggestions0 • • • • • #ake care to listen to someone+s idea entirely efore you pass %udgment on it. ut can e very harmful if you allow yourself to fall into the )Anger #rap). . walk away immediately. every ody has something to offer. ?. 1specially. @. When You )et *ngr(+ You . /! N!# express anger.ive *y to Achieve INFJ . Ask 'uestions if necessary. concise manner. #ry to e on good terms with all people. /isagreements and . #en 5ules to . . you lose. #ry to understand that every ody has something to offer. #ake in that person+s attitude and feelings at that moment. 2hen you get angry. >. :ive yourself time to do this..eek first to understand. Talk Through Your Thoughts' You need to step through your intuitions in order to put them into perspective.peak plainly and simply with . Take in $!er(thing' /on+t dismiss ideas prematurely ecause you don+t respect the person generating the ideas. You+ll find externali(ing your internal intuitions to e a valua le exercise. %ace Your Weaknesses& .ensing preference need to e communicated with in a direct. and take advantage of discussing ideas with others. and seek to overcome them. %eed Your trengths& /o things that allow your rilliant intuition and service$oriented manner to flourish.ensors. giving )yes) or )no) answers.ee your weaknesses for what they are.) A. *efore you egin talking to another person.teven &ovey says it so well when he says0 ). 2ork through your anger efore you impress it upon others.uccess =. 5emem er that people with the .ose' Your passion and intensity are strong assets. If you ecome upset. /o whatever it takes to make sure that you understand the idea. strive to use your %udgment against your internal ideas and intuitions. After you have calmed down. pause for a moment and look at that person. rather than as a means of disregarding other people+s ideas.

=F. #ake vacations. If you find yourself feeling very. E. -eep Your $(e on the Big . very strongly a out a small detail. and the est will come forward. . there is a light side to every dark side. 1ngage in relaxing activities. INFJ Strengths . #ake care of yourself and your loved ones y learning to let go of your passion and intensity for a respite. B. #hey tend to e perfectionists. lifelong relationships. although they don+t always find them. and are always striving for the 9ltimate 5elationship. *ssume the Best' /on+t distress yourself and others y dwelling on the dark side of everything. INFJ Relationships INFJs are warm and affirming people who are usually also deep and complex. C.ook inwardly for solutions. and puts forth a lot of effort to make them positive. this is a positive feature.icture 2atch out for your tendency to ecome o sessed with details. take a ig step ack and make sure that you can still see the goal. #hey+re likely to seek out and promote relationships that are intense and meaningful. 5emem er that positive situations are created y positive attitudes.disappointments can only e handled effectively in a non$personal and dispassionate manner. 1xpect the est. You+re not going to get there if you get mired in the details. #hey are valued y those close to them for these special 'ualities. No one has more control over your life than you have. Be *ccounta/le for Yourself' /on+t lame the pro lems in your life on other people. Rela0& /o yourself a favor and learn how to effectively unwind. always in search of a more perfect partner. ut sometimes works against the INFJ if they fall into the ha it of moving from relationship to relationship. the INFJ is a deeply warm and caring person who is highly invested in the health of their close relationships. #hey seek long$term. Be Hum/le' Judge yourself at least as harshly as you %udge others. D. For the most part. :et exercise and restful sleep. In general. Just as there is a positive charge for every negative charge.

• • • • • • • • 2arm and affirming y nature /edicated to achieving the ultimate relationship . especially written #ake their commitments very seriously. and seek lifelong relationships 3ave very high expectations for themselves and others 6 oth a strength and weakness7 :ood listeners Are a le to move on after a relationship has ended 6once they+re sure it+s over7 INFJ • • • • • ea!nesses #endency to hold ack part of themselves Not good with money or practical day$to$day life necessities 1xtreme dislike of conflict and criticism 3ave very high expectations for themselves and others 6 oth a strength and weakness7 3ave difficulty leaving a ad relationship INFJs as Partners .ensitive and concerned for others+ feelings 9sually have good communication skills.

it may also e greatly appreciated.."To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive . 3owever.. sorrow. or the 1NF". and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before. it+s very important to them that their mates are happy. and disappointment as well as to joy.to grief. Although two well$developed individuals of any type can en%oy a healthy relationship. considerate partners who feel great depth of love for their partners. and want to receive affirmation ack from their mates. #his can sometimes e frustrating to their mates. and a depth of caring which is not usually present in other types." -.ollo !ay INFJs are warm. who may feel put upon y the INFJs demanding perfectionism. #hey are perfectionists. INFJ+s natural partner is the 1N#". #hey en%oy showing this love. #et your bending in the archer$s hand be for gladness% . constantly striving to achieve the "erfect 5elationship. ecause it indicates a sincere commitment to the relationship. INFJs view intimacy as a nearly spiritual experience. fulfillment. INFJs as Parents ""ou are the bows from which your children as living arrows are sent forth. As service$oriented individuals. INFJ+s dominant function of Introverted Intuition is est matched with a personality type that is dominated y 1xtraverted Intuition. #hey em race the opportunity to ond heart and soul with their mates.

(ahlil )ibran INFJs usually make warm and caring parents. or when under a lot of stress. Although they are generally soft$spoken and gentle. #hey also can e 'uite demanding on their children. patient. #hey want their children to e a le to think for themselves. All kinds of people are drawn towards the INFJ. As idealists who have strong value systems. and are likely to treat their children as individuals who have a voice in family decisions. INFJs seek authenticity and depth in their close relationships. who will have no patience for anyone they feel is dishonest or corrupt. they pro a ly are social with mem ers of their religious community. Along the path to that goal they are generally very warm and caring. #hey are usually 'uite popular. and inspirational. growth$oriented individuals. INFJs as Friends Although the INFJ is likely to put friends ehind their :od and their families in terms of importance. #hey will make sacrifices for the sake of their children without a second thought. the INFJ may have friends represented from any of the personality types. . and especially value people who can see and appreciate the INFJ for who they are and what they stand for. and who are independent. and may have very high expectations for their ehavior. they may ecome stu orn and sharp$tongued at times when their expectations aren+t met. #heir goal is to help their children ecome adults who know the difference etween right and wrong. "assing on their values to their children is a serious priority in their lives. &hildren of INFJs remem er their parents fondly as warm. If they are religious. so 'e loves also the bow that is stable. and without remorse. and make the right decisions. although they may e unaware of it themselves." -. they do value their friendships.&or even as 'e loves the arrow that flies. #hey are usually extremely intuitive individuals. After that. INFJs take their parenting role with ultimate seriousness. ecause they don+t place a lot of importance on it. #hey+ll have no interest in eing around these kinds of people. #he INFJ is likely to spend a lot of time sociali(ing with family mem ers.

2hen armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. the INFJ should choose a career in which they+re a le to live their daily lives in accordance with their deeply$held principles. and an awareness of what you truly value. genuine article that they are.#he INFJ is valued y their close friends for their warmth and consideration. "areers for INFJ Personalit# $#pes 2hether you+re a young adult trying to find your place in the world.ince INFJs have such strong . INFJs generally have the following traits0 • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • Intuitively understand people and situations Idealistic 3ighly principled &omplex and deep Natural leaders . and which supports them in their life 'uest to e doing something meaningful. . It+s e'ually important to understand what is really important to you.ervice$oriented Future$oriented Galue deep. and for their a ility to inspire and motivate others to e the est that they can e. Accordingly.ensitive and compassionate towards people . their new and interesting ways of looking at things. or a not$ so$young adult trying to find out if you+re moving along the right path. you are in an excellent position to pick a career which you will find rewarding. it+s important to understand yourself and the personality traits which will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. #hey need to feel as if everything they do in their lives is in sync with their strong value systems $ with what they elieve to e right. authentic relationships 5eserved a out expressing their true selves /islike dealing with details unless they enhance or promote their vision &onstantly seeking meaning and purpose in everything &reative and visionary Intense and tightly$wound &an work logically and rationally $ use their intuition to understand the goal and work ackwards towards it #he INFJ is a special individual who needs more out of a career than a %o .

&hiropractor. i. Possi%le "areer Paths for the INFJ& • • • • • • • • • • &lergy . rather than an exhaustive list. #he following list of professions is uilt on our impressions of careers which would e especially suita le for an INFJ. they will very unhappy following in any other situation. It is meant to e a starting place.ocial 2orkers 8usicians and Artists "hotographers &hild &are .value systems. 5eligious 2ork #eachers 8edical /octors . #here are no guarantees that any or all of the careers listed here would e appropriate for you. 5eflexologist "sychologists "sychiatrists &ounselors and . 1arly &hildhood /evelopment . or that your est career match is among those listed. /entists Alternative 3ealth &are "ractitioners. they do est in positions in which they are leaders. and persistent intuitive visions which lend them a sense of )knowing). Although they can happily follow individuals who are leading in a direction which the INFJ fully supports. rather than followers.e.

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