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

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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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.

 

 

My INFJ YouTube Channel

After much consideration, I decided to create a secondary channel for INFJs. This channel focuses on what’s like being an INFJ and concepts about personality types.

Check it out by clicking the button below!