If You Are An INFJ, There Is Great Power Stirring Quietly Inside You

INFJs are said to be the world’s rarest personality type, accounting for less than 1% of people. And I am in that 1%. Maybe you are, too.

The personality test I took is based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, which looks at four main components: introversion or extraversion, sensing or intuition, thinking or feeling, and judging or perceiving.

The INFJ personality type breaks down into introversion, intuition, feeling, and judging. Introversion means that you obtain your energy more from within than from feeding off of other people’s energy and perhaps that you prefer solitude and time to think. Intuition means that you tend to stray from practicality and prefer to view the world and its issues holistically rather than approach them with a cut-and-dry approach.

The feeling aspect of being an INFJ means that one is typically more empathetic (and maybe a people pleaser) and values people’s feelings over logic or being right. The J stands for judging, meaning that you prefer structure and routine to improvisation or spontaneity.

Why are INFJs a force to be reckoned with? Why are they different from the 15 other possible personality types?

We are soft-spoken, but we are not afraid to voice our opinions.

INFJs are determined and passionate people, and we certainly don't like to take no for an answer. Even though we are sometimes on the quieter side, we choose carefully what to say. INFJs tend to have an aura of wisdom about them.

We see the importance of balance.

Even though the INFJ personality type might become overwhelmed at times, we know that balance in our personal lives and in the lives of those around us (and worldwide) matters. We want a sense of balance to exist between the rich and the poor, the good and the bad. We also see the need for stability where our own personalities are concerned: a solid mix of introversion but with a good mix of extroversion, for example.

We are empathetic.

We are able to connect to other people and see problems from multiple perspectives. The INFJ can relate to other people and provide a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on. We tend to consider the emotions of others before making a decision that may affect those we care about.

We have a burning desire to help others and make the world a better place.

INFJs seek to get to the root of a problem and make it so that there is less hurt and suffering and, therefore, lower the number of problems that exist in the world. We strive to make a difference and help the voiceless and help those with a voice to become even better.

We are advocates.

You can find the link the personality test Here.

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