Myers-Briggs Type Indicator/INFP

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Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
Introduction | Four polar dimensions: E/I, S/N, T/F, J/P | Four basic temperaments: SJ, SP, NT, NF | The sixteen types
QuickTyping | At work | Criticisms | Further reading

INFPs at work[edit]

INFPs love to work behind-the-scenes and support the group. If they feel they are appreciated for their hard, considerate work, they often enjoy themselves immensely. Because they are often socially unsure, many find jobs they can do from home.

INFPs in relationships[edit]

INFPs are very sensitive beings, and oftentimes the social scene feels extremely repressive and painful for them. They want very much to be accepted and cared for, but sometimes they become so uncomfortable that they become very nervous and feel completely out of place. Many try to express feelings of sadness and helplessness to those close to them for support. For lovers, they often look for outgoing, strong, caring people who can help them feel a part of things and to whom they can give their love.

Famous INFPs[edit]

  • Taylor Swift, Musician

  • Lisa Kudrow, Actress

  • William Shakespeare, Author

  • Kurt Cobain, Musician "Nirvana"

  • Heath Ledger, Actor

  • Marlon Brando, Actor

  • Julia Roberts, Actress

  • Bjork, Musician

  • L.M Montgomery, Author

  • Keanu Reeves, Actor

  • Louisa Mat Alcott, Author

  • Virginia Woolf, Author

  • Maya Angelou, Author

  • Charlie Chaplain, Comedian

  • George Orwell, Author

  • Salvador Dalí, Artist

  • Edgar Allan Poe, Author

  • Franz Kafka, Author

  • Audrey Hepburn, Actress

  • John Lennon, Musician "Beatles"

  • Johnny Depp, Actor

  • Jim Morrison, Musician "The


  • J. R. R. Tolkien, Author

  • Vincent Van Gogh, Artist

  • Tim Burton, Filmmaker

  • Nicolas Cage, Actor

  • Tom Hiddleston, Actor

  • Tyler Joseph, Musician "Twenty One Pilots"

Fictional INFPs[edit]

  • Peridot (Steven Universe)
  • Mycroft Holmes (Sherlock)
  • Nicholas Rush (Stargate Universe)
  • Will Graham (Hannibal TV series)
  • Remus Lupin (Harry Potter)
  • Daniel Faraday (Lost)
  • Wendy (Fairy Tail)
  • Mirajane (Fairy Tail)
  • Luna Lovegood (Harry Potter)
  • Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)
  • Sara Stanley (Road to Avonlea)
  • Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Frodo Baggins (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Faramir (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Tina Belcher (Bob's Burgers)
  • Jughead Jones (Riverdale TV Series)
  • Victor Van Dort (The Corpse Bride)
  • Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd)
  • Edward Scissorhands (Edward Scissorhands)
  • Gara (Naruto & Naruto: Shippuden)
  • Ofelia (Pan's Labyrinth)
  • Ella (Ella Enchanted)
  • Mia Thermopolis (Princess Diaries Books)
  • Sadness (Inside Out)
  • Fox Mulder (The X Files)
  • Amélie (Amélie)
  • Newt Scamander (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them)
  • Bilbo Baggins (The Hobbit)
  • Izuku Midoriya (My Hero Academia)
  • Rue (The Hunger Games)
  • Benjamin Braddock (The Graduate)
  • San (Princess Mononoke)
  • Niles Crane (Frasier)

How to deal with an INFP (MEDIATOR)[edit]

Because the INFP (MEDIATOR) tends to extrovert their iNtuition (they can reveal out loud the possibilities that they are imagining when they imagine them) to the world yet at the same time introvert their Feeling decision-making (not reveal the values and processes they really hold), they can seem to others that the possibilities they suggest are really decisions. Because they say things (possibilities) they don't necessarily believe, it is crucial to verify with them if some of their statements are truly decisions or judgements.

In order to help the INFP (MEDIATOR) feel good about themselves, it is necessary to tell them verbally that you care about them. They need a great deal of positive affirmation and can become very self-conscious and insecure and lost without it. Some say that they 'can't do anything right' and feel very depressed and lonely.

In conflict, keep in mind that, if pressured, the INFP (MEDIATOR) may try to change the subject and escape. It is best to treat them very gently and lightly discuss the subject at hand without seeming angry or upset with them. When they feel very cornered, their usually sweet exterior rapidly changes and they begin to lash out. Do not take this behaviour harshly, for this happens only under very rare circumstances and when the INFP (MEDIATOR) feels they have no other choice. If they feel they have shared their feelings in a kind and loving environment without being criticized for them, they often feel quite content and calm.

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