INFJ personality types are compassionate and quietly inspiring; they enjoy helping others grow and develop.
This introduction to the INFJ personality type, based on the Myers-Briggs® Step I personality assessment, can help INFJs to understand how they interact with others, and what careers they might enjoy.
INFJ people enjoy finding a shared vision for everyone, inspiring others and devising new ways to achieve the vision.
Potential development areas for INFJs
INFJs may come across as individualistic, private and perhaps mysterious to others, and may do their thinking in a vacuum, resulting in an unrealistic vision that is difficult to communicate.
Typical INFJ characteristics
INFJs are typically compassionate, idealistic as well as imaginative and visionary. They are also sensitive and reserved.
The most common characteristics are shown here in the form of a fun Typie, which you can download and share.
INFJ careers & career ideas
INFJs often enjoy working for organisations with a humanitarian mission and a reputation for integrity. They like designing innovative programs or services and serving people’s spiritual needs. Attractive INFJ jobs include careers in teaching, social work and artistic professions. More insight about INFJ jobs can be found in our Introduction to Type and Careers.
INFJs under stress
INFJs will typically become stressed in the situations shown in this MBTI stress head illustration. In these circumstances you may feel physically stressed and intensely angry, with an obsessive focus on certain details and a tendency to overindulge. Download and share* this INFJ stress head to remind yourself and your colleagues about the things that stress INFJs.
INFJs have a gift to intuitively understand human relationships and complex meanings as well as they often understand emphatically the feelings of their partners. They are also seen as even mysterious by others as they tend to share their internal intuitions only with those they truly trust.
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Fun ways to share INFJ characteristics:
- Explore what kind of drink, sport or shoes we think depicts an INFJ personality
- Discover more ways to characterise the INFJ personality on our Fun ways to share your type page
- Already have your MBTI Step II profile? Create your Personal Typie
- Read more on our blog about how aspects of Type dynamics are captured in each Type