Understanding An INFP

What is an INFP (Introvert, INtuitive, Feeler, Perceiving)?

They’re called “The Mediators” by many due to their good natured hearts and positive spirits. They’re considered the true idealist in and out, falling into the “Diplomat” category. Here’s the breakdown of INFPs.

INFP Personality Overview:

They’re considered the quiet types, shy, very obviously introverted. However, INFPs have spirit to them that is unquenchable. When they find likeminded individuals who truly understand them, INFPs are unstoppable and a joy to be around. They’re also very good at communicating in ways that people can relate to and understand. They’re very imaginative in their vocabulary and ideas. However, when they are ostracized for their idealism or made fun of, they tend to shut down and feel inferior.

INFPs are also very open minded and hard working. They want everyone to get along, value harmony, and believe in the good in people. It is when people let the INFPs down that their core is terribly shaken. They tend to set themselves up for disappointment by placing too much trust in people, and projecting their own idealism onto the world. When the world rejects this idealism, they take it personally.

INFP Compatibility:

  • ENFJs (Extrovert, INtuitive, Feeler, Judgement) “The Protagonists”
  • ENTJs (Extrovert, INtuitive, Thinker, Judgement) “The Commander"

INFP Career Paths:

Popular careers for INFPs include

  • Designer, Animator, Social Worker, Counselor, Teacher, Professor, Librarian, Archivist, Nutritionist, Chiropractor, Midwife, Massage Therapist, Vet, Psychologist,  Historian, Zoologist, Film Editor, Photographer, Writer

INFPs You May Know:

Historical Figures: Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Albert Camus, George Orwell, C.S. Lewis, Virginia Woolf, J.K. Rowling, Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent van Gogh, Hans Christian Anderson, William Shakespeare, George R. R. Martin

Celebrities: John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Florence Welch, Robert Pattinson, Mia Wasikowska, John Mayer, Stephen Colbert, Lana Del Rey, Alicia Keys

Fictional INFPs: Lucy Pevensie, Faramir, Romeo Montague, Frodo Baggins, The Ninth Doctor, Juliet Capulet