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Myers and Briggs Personality Types: INFJ Profile

Updated on January 23, 2013

INFJ Population

Total: 1%

Male: 0.5%

Female: 1.5%

INFJ Relationships

Friend: ENFP

Lover: ESTJ

Enemy: ISTJ

Personality Overview

INFJs are complex and private people. The INFJ constantly strives to help others develop to their fullest potential. They enjoy helping and guiding others in life. The INFJ is driven by their own personal growth; they want to become better than they are currently. This drive causes all things that prevent them from growing to appear pointless and uninteresting. INFJs have strong beliefs and are devoted to those beliefs with great passion. INFJs need a sense of purpose in order to feel satisfied with life.

INFJs are the rarest type of personality. They are caring and sensitive yet they are still very complex people. INFJs are good at judging how others might be feeling or thinking and make great listeners.

INFJ Weaknesses

  • They have a tendency to hold a part of themselves from family and friends.
  • They can not handle criticism or conflict very well.
  • INFJs struggle to leave relationships that are bad for them.
  • INFJs often times act withdrawn.
  • They often expect too much from the people around them.

INFJ Strengths

  • Naturally warm and reassuring.
  • Good listener.
  • They are sensitive to others feelings.
  • INFJs make excellent communicators.
  • INFJs have very high standards for themselves.
  • The respect and honor their commitments.
  • INFJs are naturally insightful.

Fictional Character with INFJ Personality

Luke Skywalker is an INFJ
Luke Skywalker is an INFJ | Source

INFJ Describing Words

  • Caring
  • Focused
  • Independent
  • Private
  • Understanding
  • Complex
  • Passionate
  • Intuitive
  • Quiet
  • Gentle

Famous INFJ

Oprah Winfrey is a INFJ
Oprah Winfrey is a INFJ | Source

INFJ Careers

  • Counselor
  • Writer
  • Social Worker
  • Child Care
  • Teacher
  • Musician
  • Photographer
  • Librarian
  • Designer
  • Human Resources
  • Psychologist
  • Actor
  • Doctor
  • Professor
  • Artist
  • Trainer

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      Jay Manriquez 5 years ago from Santa Rosa, California

      Amen! I got a kick out of the ISTJ enemy relationship, so true, but I keep that to myself.

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      Melanie 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      Haha! I'm an INFJ and I totally have to agree with you on the ISTJ enemy thing! That is haha, so true. I dated an ISTJ and he frustrated me to my core! I have been told that I expect way too much from people. I love the part where you said "driven by their own personal growth!" That is really me in a nutshell. I have been in college for almost 10 years... I want to know EVERYTHING! I'm currently taking five courses, am working, in a club, looking to join another club, and about to look up home remedies for ulcers because I've seriously got one!

      I do hold a big part of myself from my family and friends. I don't know why. I don't act withdrawn on purpose, it's just that I have a hard time relating to ANYONE even fellow INFJs! I do feel I can relate a bit to INFPs, but I find them to be kind of I don't know... this is going to sound kind of mean... but like too emotional. Not that I'm any different... I'm more of a feeling bottler I guess and I suppose I expect the same from everyone else! :P

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      Jay Manriquez 5 years ago from Santa Rosa, California

      @melbel, I married an ENFP and this April will be 40 years married. Knowing out personality types has made a huge difference in our overall relationship, especially when it comes to communication. ESTJs also drive me crazy - that E dimension is draining!

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      wba108@yahoo.com 5 years ago from upstate, NY

      Its really true and accurate, its amazing how on the money these descriptions are! I know 2 people that I thought were INFJ's and they fit your description perfectly. One of these INFJ's are married to an ESTJ how about that and my enfj wife is very good friends to both of them.

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      Melanie 5 years ago from New Buffalo, Michigan

      ESTJs drive both me and my INFP friends nuts! That's funny!

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      irena7 4 years ago

      luke skywalker may be an isfp

      oprah is an enfp - there is no way in hell an infj would cope well with her job(s) or act as she does

      yoda would be an infj - he projects inner calm

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      Peter Messerschmidt 4 years ago from Port Townsend

      Always cool to read some other perspectives on INFJs. I'm very happily married to a fellow INFJ... we're both pretty weird as things go, but we totally get each other's quirks and weirdnesses. A lot to be said for being with someone "like." I do like ENFPs a lot; ESTJs are MUCH too forceful, loud and aggressive for my liking... as for "enemies," I don't really know, although I've often struggled to get along with INTPs... who seem extremely sensitive, but also secretive and "sharp."

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