INFJ is an acronym for Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, and Judging. It refers to one of the 16 Myers – Briggs personality types and is considered to be the rarest of them. So, if you happen to fall into this category, congratulations, you’re unique.
The Myers – Briggs Indicator Test was developed by Katharine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Myers who based it on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types. The test examines individuals in 4 categories: Extroversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving, and the results show which category you belong to.
I believe you’ve already guessed that an INFJ is a person who fits into the categories of introversion, intuition, feeling and judging.
Despite being empathetic, loyal friends, and organized workers, INFJs possess other characteristics which make them stand out from the rest.
Here are 12 signs that show you’re this type of personality:
1. You’re a true introvert.
You’re sometimes mistaken for an extrovert because you appear quite outgoing and know how to blend in any social setting. But, you’re actually a truly introverted individual. You can feel happy and fulfilled having only a handful of friends who you know are good and worthy of your love and attention.
You don’t have a difficulty socializing and hanging out with people, but you don’t like the idea of mingling with huge crowds as it makes you feel exhausted. Even when you do so, you always feel the need to take some me-time to “recharge your batteries.”
2. You’re highly intuitive.
You can tell what kind of a person someone is within minutes of meeting them. You have the ability to “see” what’s going on in other people’s minds. By knowing what someone thinks and how they feel about you, you save yourself from getting deceived by them and you know how to treat them.
3. You judge others by the way they make you feel.
You judge others by the way they treat and make you feel. When you feel that people are honest and kind to you, this enables you to make good and reasonable decisions regarding them. You always distance yourself from people who you feel are fraudulent and have hidden intentions.
4. You have deep convictions about the world.
You have strong and unwavering beliefs about the world and you know what you want to see in it. You know what things you don’t like and bother you and you feel the need to change them. You don’t let anyone and anything change your beliefs and you always stick to them. For example, if your job or relationship isn’t in accordance with your moral and social convictions, you’re not reluctant or afraid to abandon them.
5. You feel different from the rest.
The fact that you’re the world’s rarest personality type makes it difficult for you to find people who have a character, ideas, opinions, and attitudes similar to yours. That’s why you may often feel like you don’t fit in or that you’re misunderstood by others.
6. You ooze warmth and charm.
If people often tell you that they enjoy being in your company, don’t be surprised. You have an aura that makes people feel peaceful and comfortable when they’re around you. I’m sure you’ve often found yourself in a situation when a complete stranger sitting next to you in the bar starts talking to you about his deepest secrets, desires, and problems within minutes after meeting you. Yeah, you definitely have a charm that can’t be avoided.
7. You’re empathetic.
It’s not difficult for you to understand how others feel. When you see that someone is going through rough times and/or feeling sad, you’re always willing to offer them your help and support. Your unselfishness and kindness cause others to like you even more and enjoy being your friends.
8. You’re a seeker of truth.
People can tell you marvelous tales or make extravagant gestures, but they still won’t get your attention unless they’re completely honest and have no hidden intentions. Additionally, the fact that you’re insightful makes it easier for you to recognize when someone is lying to you. The moment you notice that someone is manipulative and fake, you cut them out of your life.
9. You can’t stand small talks.
You hate small talks because they’re pointless and drain your energy. You can’t stand talking about mundane, unimportant, everyday issues so that you just fill the silence.
Instead, you enjoy discussions in which you and the person you’re talking with can open your soul to each other and show how you really feel about certain things. You also like sharing valuable information with others because this broadens your knowledge.
10. You’re a high-achiever and people – pleaser.
You’re diligent, devoted, and organized worker. Your co-workers and boss know that if an important task needs to be done, you’re the right person for it. Yet, the fact that you always try to complete your obligations well and on time and to make others happy and satisfied can make you forget to make yourself happy.
11. You’re a thinker.
You spend a considerable amount of time during the day reflecting upon deep thoughts and actions, and everything that happens to you. You enjoy learning new things and broadening your perspective of the world.
12. You’re a visionary.
You always see the big picture. You focus all your attention and energy on your goals and you make plans that will help you achieve them. But, be careful. By often imagining your future, you can forget about the present. That’s why you get on well with grounded people who can remind you to live in the present moment.
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