INFJ stands for Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, and Judging. It refers to one of the 16 Myers – Briggs personality types and it’s perceived to be the rarest personality type.
The Myers – Briggs Personality Type Indicator was created by Katharine Briggs and her daughter Isabel Myers. The test, which was based on Carl Jung’s theory of psychological types, examines individuals in four categories: Extroversion vs. Introversion, Sensing vs. Intuition, Thinking vs. Feeling, and Judging vs. Perceiving, and the results determine which personality type they are.
INFJs fall into the categories of introversion, intuition, feeling and judging.
Usually referred to as the “Advocate,” INFJs are highly intuitive, empathetic, compassionate, and organized. They’re sensitive to the needs of other people and they value deep relationships. All in all – they possess traits that make them stand out from the rest.
Are you wondering if you fit into this category of people?
Here are 7 clear signs that you are an INFJ:
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’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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
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