INFP personality traits

1351 WordsJan 16, 20146 Pages
INFPs are quiet, sensitive people who enjoy meditating upon connections and meanings in the universe around them. Lost in dreams, fantasies and ideals, they may seem distant at first, but are in fact one of the warmest and kindest of all types—once you get get to know them, of course. One type practitioner has suggested that INFPs are the least likely to stand up for themselves; their gentle nature and their dislike for negative emotions mean that they avoid conflict even at their own expense. But the same practitioner noted that INFPs can be more willing to stand up for themselves if they see that someone else will be hurt if they do not (add citation). Since INFPs tend to hide their feelings, an offender may not realize that…show more content…
They love to know what’s going on, feel excluded if not kept informed but do not like to be the centre of attention, shunning the limelight. The INFP will often display their reactions to their feelings, rather than their feelings, and may bottle things up which then leak out at strange moments thus adding to the ‘difficult to understand’ image. To the INFP life is a long and convoluted quest for meaning and harmony and their personal values are so important to them. It is essential for the INFP that their beliefs and their actions are totally in sync at all times. An INFP is unlikely to take any action which they don’t believe in their heart is right. Conflict, aggression or even extended people interaction will sap the energy of the INFP who will need to disappear back into their own inner sanctum, reflect deeply on how it made them feel and recharge. INFPs have the ability to see good in almost anyone or anything. Even for the most unlovable the INFP can have (often misplaced) pity. Their extreme depth of feeling is often hidden, even from themselves, until circumstances evoke a seemingly uncharacteristic impassioned response. Of course, not all of life is rosy, and INFPs are not exempt from the same disappointments and frustrations as the rest of humanity, but their duty is to the greater good - the cause and they are intrinsically idealistic and gentle in nature. The INFP inhabits the internal world of imagination
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