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

Dear INFJs, Why Are You So Misunderstood?

Dear INFJs, Why Are You So Misunderstood?

INFJ traits are often confusing to others and that makes us feel misunderstood. We are complex. We are different. We are rare. Some people think we are mysterious, while others think we are weird. I don't blame others for not understanding INFJs because, for the...

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What Is It Like to Be an INFJ?

What Is It Like to Be an INFJ?

So you have done the Myers-Briggs test (MBTI) and found out that you are an INFJ. But what does that mean? What do you do with your INFJ personality traits? You have read all about the INFJ profile descriptions, the characteristics, the strengths, and the weaknesses....

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How to Be an Introvert in an Extroverted World? (Part 1)

How to Be an Introvert in an Extroverted World? (Part 1)

Growing up, I was a young introvert and had low self-esteem. I tried to shut people out to protect myself. I knew very early on in life that I am very empathetic and sensitive in nature. But I was afraid that other people might abuse my kind nature, so I kept to...

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Career and Money

What Are the Best and Worst Careers for INFJs?

What Are the Best and Worst Careers for INFJs?

How many jobs have you had so far? How were they? Do you enjoy it? What do you like or dislike about your current or previous jobs? I often receive questions from my INFJ readers asking for career advice. Finding a suitable career is not easy for an INFJ because what...

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Relationships With Others

How to Prevent Empathy Burnout and Fatigue as INFJs

How to Prevent Empathy Burnout and Fatigue as INFJs

As an INFJ, do you often experience burnout or fatigue from helping others? Are you too heavily invested in other people's problems that you feel physically and emotionally exhausted? INFJs have a lot of compassion and empathy for others but we might not always be the...

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How Can an INFJ Be in a Happy, Satisfying Relationship?

How Can an INFJ Be in a Happy, Satisfying Relationship?

Relationship. A hot topic for INFJs. How does an INFJ have a satisfying relationship? What is the personality type that is the most compatible with us? Who should an INFJ marry? Are INFJs destined to be alone? Should we even be in a relationship? These are...

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Emotional Issues

How to Deal With Anxiety and Trauma for INFJs

How to Deal With Anxiety and Trauma for INFJs

When under too much stress, INFJs might experience anxiety. However, not all our anxiety is caused by those common stress triggers found in our work and relationships. Sometimes, our anxiety is a result of our childhood trauma. Childhood trauma is a deeply distressing...

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How to Deal with Your Emotions in a Healthy Way as an INFJ

How to Deal with Your Emotions in a Healthy Way as an INFJ

INFJs have a love-hate relationship with emotions. Emotions fuel our creative pursuits. They make our lives more interesting and colorful. But yet as an empath, we absorb other people's emotions and get emotionally drained easily. It's difficult for us to distinguish...

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Why Do INFJs Get Depressed and How to Overcome It?

Why Do INFJs Get Depressed and How to Overcome It?

Are INFJs more prone to depression? How does the INFJ's personality traits contribute to depression? And how do you help yourself when you are feeling depressed? Earlier this week, we have the World Mental Health Day on 10th October and I have written a post on...

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Other Blog Posts

How to Use MBTI for Your Personal Growth?

How to Use MBTI for Your Personal Growth?

Many months ago, my elder brother sent me an article about how the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is inaccurate. I opened the article and scrolled all the way down. As expected, it's another article about the Big Five personality traits. I've not studied the Big...

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Why INFJs Overthink and How to Deal with It

Why INFJs Overthink and How to Deal with It

This is a typical day for the INFJ brain: Think, think, think. The first thing in the morning when we wake up, we think. When we walk from one place to another, we think. Just before we sleep, as we lie down on our bed, we think. As much as I love to think, sometimes...

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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.