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Facts about INFP personality type, (mostly ones that I think apply to myself), from the Myers-Briggs personality test. Taken from here [].

  • I ntroverted: composed, self-reliant, reserved, thoughtful
  • i N tuitive: creative, imaginative, idealistic, innovative
  • F eeling: empathetic, sensitive, ethical, authentic
  • P erceiving: flexible, accepting, tolerant, open-minded


  • Passionate about their values, and find meaning in supporting the personal development of others.
  • Easily recognize the possibilities for growth in themselves and others.
  • Adapt easily to change and appreciate dynamic environments where creativity and new ideas are valued.
  • Complex inner emotions and are intensely committed to aligning their values with the lives they lead.
  • Often focused on the future.
  • Constantly working to understand those around them – as a result, tend to be perceptive, able to grasp connections and relationships between people easily.
  • Excellent listeners.
  • Appreciate calm and harmonious environments.
  • May sometimes be reluctant to provide constructive criticism, for fear of disrupting the group.
  • Often reserved, opening up only to those who share their values and have earned their trust.
  • Intensely loyal and dedicated once they have formed a relationship.
  • Have a hard time performing job tasks that do not connect to their values.
  • Tend to be humble, and may not speak up about their accomplishments.
  • Quick to express their appreciation for others, taking care that those around them feel valued.

Type Dynamics:

  • Introverted Feeling
    • Seek meaning and truth in their emotional experience.
    • Seek clarity based on their own internal values system.
  • Extraverted Intuition
    • Explore meaning and imagine possibilities for improving their environments.
    • Curious about others and pursue understanding of people and ideas.
    • Extraverted thinking is the function that is least likely to be conscious and well developed. When this function is not well developed, INFPs can have trouble evaluating options and making decisions based on objective logic.


  • The 9th most common type in the population.
  • 4% of the general population
  • 5% of women
  • 4% of men


  • Not particularly driven by money or status, preferring work that aligns with personal values and allows them to help others.
  • Typically motivated by vision and inspiration, and want to engage with projects and causes that feel important to them.
  • Enjoy the process of creative problem-solving.
  • Want to understand complex issues.
  • Enjoy working autonomously and having control over how and when to complete project.

Popular Careers:

  • Artist
  • Graphic Designer
  • Writer
  • Translator
  • Fashion Designer
  • Librarian
  • Counselor

Popular Hobbies:

  • Poetry
  • Creative writing
  • Music
  • Photography
  • Theater
  • Visual art

Famous INFPs:

  • Fred Rogers
  • Albert Camus
  • George Orwell
  • J.R.R. Tolkien
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Virginia Woolf
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • A.A. Milne
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Homer
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • William Blake
  • Vincent Van Gogh
  • William Shakespeare
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • John Lennon
  • Jim Morrison
  • Kurt Cobain
  • Ian Curtis
  • Tim Burton
  • Johnny Depp
  • Heath Ledger
  • Florence Welch
  • Fiona Apple
  • Björk
  • Morrissey
  • David Lynch
  • Andy Warhol
  • Louis C.K.
  • Jude Law
  • Robert Pattinson
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