Myers Briggs INFP
Myers Briggs INFP
Myers Briggs INFP - Summary
- Idealistic and loyal to their values and to people who are important to them.
- Want an external life that is congruent with their values.
- Curious quick to see possibilities, can be a catalyst for implementing ideas.
- Seek to understand people and to help them fulfil their potential.
- Adaptable, flexible and accepting unless a value is threatening.
Myers Briggs INFP - Characteristics
Myers Briggs INFP focus much of their energy on an inner
world dominated by intense feeling and deeply held ethics.
They seek an external life that is in keeping with these values. Loyal
to the people and causes important to them, INFPs can quickly spot
opportunities to implement their ideals. They are curious to understand
those around them, and so are accepting and flexible except when their
values are threatened.
Their polite, reserved exterior can at first make them difficult to get
to know. They enjoy conversation, however, taking particular delight in
the unusual. When INFPs are in a sociable mood, their humour and charm
shine through. Disposed to like people and to avoid conflict, they tend
to make pleasant company.
Devoted to those in their inner circle, they guard the emotional well-being of others, consoling those in distress.
Guided by their desire for harmony, they prefer to be flexible unless
their ethics are violated. Then, they become passionate advocates for
their beliefs. They are often able to sway the opinions of others
through tact, diplomacy, and an ability to see varying sides of an
They develop these insights through reflection, and they require substantial time alone to ponder and process new information.
While they can be quite patient with complex material, they are
generally bored by routine. Though not always organized, they are
meticulous about things they value.
Perfectionists, they may have trouble completing a task because it
cannot meet their high standards. They may even go back to a completed
project after the deadline so they can improve it.
They are creative types and often have a gift for language. As
introverts, they may prefer to express themselves through writing.
Their dominant feeling drives their desire to communicate, while their
auxiliary intuition supplies the imagination. Having a talent for
symbolism, they enjoy metaphors and similes. They continually seek new
ideas and adapt well to change. They prefer working in an environment
that values these gifts and allows them to make a positive difference in
the world, according to their personal beliefs.
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