A Page Dedicated to the INFJ Personality Type

Dear INFJs, Welcome!

I have created this page for you. Below you will find a brief overview and portrait of the INFJ, blog posts that I had written over the years, and books and resources for INFJs.

If you like this page, please bookmark it for easy reference and share it with other INFJs.

Enjoy!

Yong Kang (aka Nerdy Creator)

What Is INFJ?

INFJ is one of the 16 personalities found in MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator). It is said to be the rarest MBTI type, about 1-2 percent of the population.

The acronym, INFJ, stands for Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F), and Judging (J). Each letter represents how an individual prefers to use their mind to perceive and organize information.

So what this means for an INFJ personality type is we prefer to:

  • Introversion (I): Pay attention to our inner world.
  • Intuition (N): See patterns, possibilities, and the big picture.
  • Feeling (F): Use feelings and values in decision making.
  • Judging (J): Have a structured life and closure.

But this doesn’t mean that we can’t do the opposite. It’s just not our preferred or habitual way of using our minds.

To understand INFJ in-depth, you will have to learn about the INFJ cognitive function stack.

INFJ Characteristics and Personality Traits

Commonly known as The Advocate or The Counselor, INFJs want to use their intuitive and empathetic gifts to help other people or the world. We have compassion for others but at the same time, we are often reserved due to our introverted nature.

Furthermore, we feel drained every so often from our interactions with others and we need time alone to recharge. So sometimes, we might appear aloof, private, or even mysterious.

Even though we are intuitive, we might not share what we know with others.

Gentle, quiet, soft-spoken, and often misunderstood, we only open up if we feel safe to share or we feel that the other person will get what we are saying.

Like all personality types, we have our strengths and weaknesses. Below are a few of our strengths and weaknesses.

INFJ Strengths

  • Insightful and deep.
  • Creative and imaginative.
  • Empathetic and easily understand other people’s point of view.
  • Ability to understand complex concepts.
  • Always learning and improving ourselves.

INFJ Weaknesses

Am I an INFJ?

Understanding INFJ Personality Type

How to Be a Healthy INFJ

How to Be a Healthy INFJ

What is the difference between a healthy INFJ and an unhealthy INFJ? How do we improve ourselves and be a healthy INFJ? How do we grow and develop our weaker cognitive functions without being someone that we are not? Once, a reader asked me, "How does a healthy INFJ...

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How to Love and Accept Yourself as an INFJ

How to Love and Accept Yourself as an INFJ

Is your self-esteem low? Do you love being an INFJ? Do you admire or envy the personality traits and talents of others? If given a choice, do you want to be another personality type? From time to time, I will receive self-hatred emails from INFJ readers who have low...

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What Was It Like Growing up as an INFJ?

What Was It Like Growing up as an INFJ?

What were you like as an INFJ child? How was it different from being an adult now? Do you notice that you have changed quite a bit since you were a child? I have known my friend for 12 years now. A couple of years ago, we were surprised when he told us that he is an...

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Career and Money

How to Be an Entrepreneur If You Are an INFJ

How to Be an Entrepreneur If You Are an INFJ

Are you an aspiring INFJ entrepreneur? Do you have a strong desire to be self-employed or start your own business but find it difficult to get started? Or are you someone who is already an entrepreneur but finds it stressful to make a living out of it? Two years ago,...

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How to Manage Your Money Better as an INFJ?

How to Manage Your Money Better as an INFJ?

Dear INFJs, are you good at managing your money? Do you have enough money to pay for your bills at the end of the month? Do you enjoy budgeting and looking at numbers? Or do you find money management and budgeting a hassle? Together with other idealists such as INFP...

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What Is the Meaning of Life for INFJs and How to Find It?

What Is the Meaning of Life for INFJs and How to Find It?

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here for? What is the purpose of our existence? We INFJs seek meaning in everything we do. As an INFJ, you probably have thought about your life purpose or the above questions at least once in your lifetime. If not, many, many...

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Relationships With Others

How to Prevent Energy Drain as an INFJ Empath

How to Prevent Energy Drain as an INFJ Empath

Are you an INFJ empath? Do you absorb the emotions of the people around you even when their emotions are unexpressed? Are you aware of what is happening in other people's bodies, especially when they have a physical ailment? Do you know when someone is lying to you or...

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How to Get Along with Sensors when You Are an INFJ

How to Get Along with Sensors when You Are an INFJ

As an INFJ, do you find it difficult to communicate with the people around you? When you share your insights with them, do they give you the blank look? And no matter how much you explain to them, they just don't understand you at all? Well, you might be talking to a...

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How to Overcome Your INFJ Conflict Avoidance Issues

How to Overcome Your INFJ Conflict Avoidance Issues

INFJs hate conflicts. We escape, we hide, we withdraw whenever there is a confrontation. Sometimes, we play along, agree even if we disagree just to avoid an argument with someone. Seldom will INFJs be the first to confront others. We would rather door slam someone...

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Emotional Issues

Why INFJs Feel Lonely And How To Overcome Loneliness

Why INFJs Feel Lonely And How To Overcome Loneliness

Loneliness is not exclusive to INFJs. INFJs aren't the only personality type that struggles with loneliness. Everyone feels lonely from time to time. But what makes INFJs different from other types is we are more likely to feel lonely when we are with people than when...

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How to Take Criticism Better As a Sensitive INFJ?

How to Take Criticism Better As a Sensitive INFJ?

Are you an INFJ who is sensitive to criticisms? Do you experience shame, anxiety, depression, anger, or become defensive when someone criticizes you? Do you feel judged even when the criticism is constructive? Once a student asked me, "Should I start a blog? Do you...

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Why Do INFJs Get Angry and How to Deal with Anger?

Why Do INFJs Get Angry and How to Deal with Anger?

People usually don't associate the word "anger" with INFJs. It's difficult to imagine how a gentle and quiet person like an INFJ can be angry. Especially, aren't we the personality type that desires harmony and dislikes violence and conflict? But INFJs do get angry....

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Other Blog Posts

Why INFJs Procrastinate and How to Overcome It?

Why INFJs Procrastinate and How to Overcome It?

Do you procrastinate a lot as an INFJ and find it difficult to motivate yourself? Is perfectionism getting in your way of getting things done? Are you too hard on yourself for procrastinating or having a lack of motivation? A few months ago, I was chatting with a...

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How to Grow When You Are an Enneagram Type 4

How to Grow When You Are an Enneagram Type 4

The biggest area of growth for an Enneagram Type 4 is probably our ever-changing feelings. We Fours tend to pay too much attention to how we feel. Even though understanding our emotions can help us understand why we act and behave a certain way, we have to be careful...

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10 Recommended Books for INFJs

Like most INFJs, I am a book lover and I love to read. I’ve compiled a list of 10 books that I feel other INFJs might also be interested to read.

There is a good mix of non-fiction and fiction books on different genres such as spirituality, psychology, and relationships.

If you want some inspiration for growth, click the button below.

Free eBook

If you want to find out more about how to love yourself as an INFJ, be sure to download my free eBook called Self-Acceptance for INFJs.