An INFP’s inner world is their life source, and at its core lies a passionate flame that is ready to engulf all things corrupt and inhumane.
INFPs are original, sensitive, and creative people who are very in tune with themselves and how they feel about things. They are very sensitive to conflict and seek harmony in their everyday living. Their dominant function: Introverted feeling (Fi) is their inner world and the source that guides their actions. If harming innocent children is a forbidden law within that world, then it is likely that the INFP will bring out that passionate flame and fight the injustice when they see it. They like to tackle things depending on how they feel, and logic tends to take a backseat in the matter.
The task at hand will physically harm 300 innocent people, but it will get America out of trillions of dollars of debt.
Is harming 300 innocent people okay with the INFP’s value system? Most likely not. But America is in trillions of dollars of debt! This could change everything!…but innocent people…
Most INFPs would not only refuse such a task, they would fight against the injustice too. There is no reason why innocent people need to get harmed, despite the material benefits.
INFPs feel things very deeply, and just about everything is an emotional experience for them. These people actually need these types of experiences to feel sane. A world without feeling or depth is a sad world indeed for the INFP. Their tertiary function is Introverted Sensing (Si), meaning that significant experiences in their lives can make a life long impact. With Si, they can remember important past experiences (good and bad) and often end up replaying them in their head. This can be a comforting experience and it can also help them learn from past mistakes. They often combine this with their Fi to get a double dose of nostalgia and melancholy. However, this can be dangerous because they can get stuck in a Fi + Si loop. Being caught in one of these loops can get depressing and can seem almost never ending. They often completely neglect their auxiliary function: Extraverted Intuition(Ne) during one of these experiences.
As INFPs move about the external world, their inner world remains closed off as they take in the world around them via their auxiliary function: Extraverted Intuition (Ne). They rely heavily on their intuition and see the world in possibilities, or ‘what ifs’. To some, the INFP’s reliance upon intuition and feelings can seem irrational, or illogical. These people value authenticity in both themselves and those around them. People who are clearly fake or are projecting a false image are off putting to INFPs. They generally avoid these types of qualities when it comes to choosing friends. If an INFP lets you in their zone and starts ‘thinking out loud’ then that is a good sign that they feel comfortable with you.
INFPs will procrastinate hard when it comes to dealing with things that produce a bad feeling within. A stressed out INFP may cut themselves off from the world entirely and feel little remorse in doing so. INFPs are perfectionists and will often give themselves a lot of grief for making a mistake. These people are highly sensitive and try to avoid conflict whenever they can. However, their sensitivity can magically disappear when fighting an injustice or supporting a cause that they believe in. INFPs suffer from self doubt and can have a tough time taking action in the psychical world. Especially at a young age when their inferior function: Extraverted Thinking (Te) is underdeveloped. This will mostly likely be a weak point for these people until mid life.
INFPs are introverts and need time to themselves on a regular basis in order to recharge. It gives them time to think and sort through their feelings. Everything that happened throughout the day produced a different feeling within them, and they need to process those feelings. After processing those feelings, INFPs will feel energetic and ready to take in some more emotions. At their best, they often end up healing the suffering of others simply by lending an ear in a time of need. People love to tell all of their problems to INFPs, and they have a knack for putting people at ease. These people will make a great effort towards understanding people on a deep, non superficial level.
INFPs would likely enjoy working in a place that allows their natural talents for understanding and relating to others to blossom. They may not always desire to directly deal with people all the time, but work that involves helping people in some way is ideal. Their intuition is excellent at seeing the possibilities related to people and INFPs would likely do well in counseling, teaching, or psychology. These people are also very imaginative and would do well in a career involving artistic expression such as writing or music. Many INFPs report preferring written expression over verbal because of how natural it is for them. With their dominant function being an introverted one (Fi), these people are quite sensitive and may feel awkward when conversing in the presence of others (especially if they don’t know you).
INFPs need to have a purpose in their work or they will feel like they are wasting their time. Money alone is not enough to motivate these people to work hard. They often avoid dealing with mundane details and long winded explanations about how things work. They would rather just get straight to the point and hear how it’s going to help others and what they need to do to get things rolling. An INFP needs to find their own path in life, and when they do find something that ignites the fire within, their passion alone will become the beacon that inspires and heals all who come in contact.
Dominant: Introverted Feeling (Fi)
Auxiliary: Extraverted Intuition (Ne)
Tertiary: Introverted Sensing (Si)
Inferior: Extraverted Thinking (Te)
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