INFP personality types seek to live in accordance with their inner core of values, and have insight into what is really important to others.
This introduction to the INFP personality type, based on the Myers-Briggs® Step I personality assessment, can help you to understand how you interact with others, and what careers you might enjoy.
INFP people enjoy devising creative solutions to problems, making moral commitments to what they believe in. They enjoy helping others with their growth and inner development to reach their full potential.
Potential development points for INFPs
INFPs may struggle to speak up in meetings, leading others to believe they don’t care or have nothing to contribute. They risk failing to convince others of the merit of their ideas.
Typical characteristics of an INFP
INFPs typically relate to many of the characteristics shown in this MBTI type head illustration. If you're an INFP, why not download a copy of this INFP pictogram and share your type characteristics with colleagues?
Download the INFP pictogram (pdf)*
INFP people enjoy helping others develop and learn, and express their creativity through writing or visual arts. They like doing work that has meaning, and enjoy working with people who share their values. INFPs are likely to be attracted to professions in counselling and human development, as well as within the arts and writing.
INFPs under stress
If you’re an INFP, you will typically become stressed in the situations shown in this MBTI type head illustration. In these circumstances you will tend to become cynical, depressed, aggressive and prone to acute self-doubt. Share a copy of this INFP pictogram to remind yourself, and warn colleagues, about your key stressors!
Get a copy of the INFP stressors pictogram*
What is the MBTI tool?
The MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) instrument sorts people into 16 psychological 'types' so that they can identify how they are similar to or different from others, and how they can improve their working and personal relationships.