MBTI series - INFJ
(I) Introverted - (N) Intuitive - (F) Feeling - (J) Judging
INFJs are distinguished by both their complexity of character and the unusual range and depth of their talents. The INFJ is forever in doubt. He never truly feels at ease with the ways of this world, its people and its circumstances. It is not that he does not understand things – but that he doubts his own understanding. In fact, he is capable of an understanding on a far more intuitive level than other people are. He “feels” that he has understood something rather than “knows” that this is the case.
INFJs are deeply concerned about their relations with individuals as well as the state of humanity at large. At their core, INFJs cannot bear being disliked – they would rather die beloved than live despised. In social situations, they tend to take on the role of a pacifist – averting conflict, to the point of putting themselves in the middle of an argument. They rarely like taking sides unless they truly believe they are acting nobly.
The INFJ is subtle in movement and speech. They desire to get under your skin, as opposed to forcing themselves upon you. They use their eyes as a vehicle of expression. Their smile often betrays what they really feel – it is shy, slightly sly, but warm and significant. They may appear unsure of themselves, but have a very charming shyness about them.
Their internal energy reserves will get depleted really quickly. If this happens, the INFJ may surprise everybody around them by withdrawing from all their activities for a while – and since other people usually see INFJs as extroverts, this can leave them both surprised and concerned.
Their humour is spontaneous, cutely ironic, and oftentimes rather random. They may put on a façade of being under the influence of any number of substances, and as a result may appear childish, out-of-touch, and spacey.
Usually self-expression comes more easily to INFJs on paper, as they tend to have strong writing skills with a distinctively smooth and warm language. Since in addition they often possess a strong personal charisma, INFJs are generally well-suited to the “inspirational” professions such as teaching (especially in higher education) and religious leadership.
INFJ personalities have a unique combination of idealism and decisiveness – this means that their creativity and imagination can be directed towards a specific goal. Many INFJs are able to eventually realize their dreams and make a lasting positive impact.
I find myself in this one. Quite a lot.
I do feel like I can express myself better in writing.
Fertility Doll (Akuaba)
Asante Sculpture; Made in Ghana
Memorial Art Gallery, Rochester, NY