Who is the INFP?
INFP is an abbreviation used to refer to one of 16 personality types. It belongs to The Optimists group, which shares the traits NF. The letters refer to four basic preferences that belong to this profile: Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perceiving. The personality types theory was conceived by the Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung at the beginning of the 20th century. From his work, Katharine Cook Briggs and his daughter Isabel Briggs Myers developed the personality types indicators which have inspired our work.
Keep reading to find out if INFP is your profile.
The first preference is Introversion (I)
The INFP, as an Introvert, is reserved and reflective. He loves taking some time for himself and being alone. Indeed, he prefers to recharge by quiet time alone or with people close to him. This is not to say he doesn’t enjoy the company of others, although he may find it psychologically draining at times.
The second preference is Intuition (N)
The INFP, as an Intuitive type, takes in information through is instinct. He focuses on the big picture looking at the future and forgets about the here-and-now. He values imagination and inspiration. Indeed, he has an abstract nature that leads him to always reading between the lines. Moreover, when making decisions he’s able to remove himself from the situation and find the most logical solution.
The third preference is Feeling (F)
The INFP, as a Feeling type, seeks harmony and avoids conflict at all costs. His heart rules everything he does. He makes decisions based on his personal principles and values and then starts analysing the objective facts. When making choices, the feeler thinks about the welfare of people involved. Moreover, he has an high emotional intelligence and he’s very tactful towards others. Indeed, he emphasizes with the other people’s reality to understand their perspectives and points of view.
The fourth preference is Perceiving (P)
The INFP, as a Perceiver, wants to experience life as it happens. He has a flexible and spontaneous lifestyle. He adapts very easily to the world around him instead of trying to organize it. Indeed, disorganization does not bother him. Moreover, the Perceiver loves being multi-tasking and jumping from one thing to another.
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