INFJ, Confidant, Visionary, Introverted
- Your Results Snapshot
- Your Personality Type
- INFJ - The "Confidant"
- Your Cognitive Functions
- Famous People of Your Type
- Career Matches for Your Type
- Your Temperament
- NF - The "Visionary"
- Famous Visionaries
- Visionary Career Matches
- Your Preferences
- Extraversion vs. Introversion in You
- Sensing vs. Intuition in You
- Thinking vs. Feeling in You
- Judging vs. Perceiving in You
- Sharing and Saving Your Report
- Further Learning
Your Results Snapshot
You have a unique set of traits that make you who you are. The study of personality identifies and organizes your characteristics and behaviors in such a way as to help you better understand yourself. Your Personality Max report is intended to equip you to lead a more effective and fulfilling life.
Your Personality Type is INFJ (Confidant)
Introverted (I) + Intuitive (N) + Feeling (F) + Judging (J)
Your Temperament is NF (Visionary)
Intuitive (N) + Feeling (F)
"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower." — Charles M. Schwab
Your Personality Type
Your personality type is INFJ. This is based on your four Preferences: Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F) and Judging (J).
Many of today's theories of psychological typology are based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, who wrote Psychological Types in 1921. He was the founder of analytical psychology, which studies the motivations underlying human behavior.
Your personality type is a detailed classification of the innate characteristics that make you who you are. Each of the four temperaments can be divided into four types, making a total of 16 distinct personality types. As with Temperament, your type is determined by the strength of your preferences.
No personality type is better than another. Each person has a unique set of equally valuable characteristics. Understanding your type can be useful in many ways, including relationships and school or career.
INFJ - The "Confidant"
INFJs are complex, deep and intensely private. Their life's mission is to develop and guide others. Personal growth drives them and anything short of that pursuit is meaningless to them. They are passionate and devoted to the causes they believe in. INFJs live their life with a great sense of purpose.
"A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave." — Mohandas Gandhi
INFJs direct their energy inward. They are energized by spending time alone and have a few close friends. They are independent and deliberate. Confidants are highly Intuitive and are deep thinkers. Their thought process is complex and abstract. They are idealistic and future-focused.
INFJs are Feelers that make decisions with their heart. They are empathetic, warm and caring. INFJs are often quick at their tasks and enjoy finishing them. They seek closure. Confidants lives are scheduled and structured. They have a controlled and organized nature.
Confidants define love in terms of emotional intimacy and shared values. They have a great need for connection while at the same time they yearn for solitude. They enjoy one-on-one interaction where they can focus on the other person and really get to know them. Of all the 16 types, INFJs are the most private and the hardest to get to know. Although they enjoy being a mystery, they also long to be known and understood.
INFJs seek work that is meaningful and creates growth. They are industrious and quietly enthusiastic. While they are highly idealistic and visionary, they are also task-oriented and intense. They must have goals and are very structured about achieving them. Confidants have extremely high expectations of themselves and sometimes others.
INFJs love to learn. Their whole existence is wrapped around growth. They are on a constant quest to improve and untangle more questions. They are gifted at deciphering the connections and profound meaning of things. They are interested in theoretical and abstract concepts that can be applied to people and relationships.
INFJs are dreamers whose relational genius and caring nature inspire others to achieve great things. They are catalysts for growth in others. The INFJ's greatest contribution is their ability to connect with the essence of others and to identify their strengths.
Characteristic of an INFJ
- Good at listening
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Warm, affirming and encouraging
- Honors commitments
- Has trouble with conflict
- Difficulty receiving criticism
- Holds back
- INFJs make up 1% of all 16 personality types. INFJs are the most rare of all personality types. Introversion, iNtuition and Feeling are less common as dominant preferences than their opposites.
- 1 in every 200 males is an INFJ (0.5% of all males). 1 in every 66 females is an INFJ (1.5% of all females). Male INFJs are the least common type-gender combination (along with female INTJs).
- There are significantly more female INFJs than male, with females outnumbering males by 3 to 1. One reason there are more female INFJs is that females tend to be Feelers (F) while males are more often Thinkers (T).
Your Cognitive Functions
You engage the world through four cognitive functions. Each function is directed outward toward people and surroundings (Extraverted) or inward toward your thoughts (Introverted). Your primary function is Introverted Intuition and secondary is Extraverted Feeling.
Introverted Intuition (Primary Function)
You use this function most often. With Intuition (N), you process data through impressions, possibilities and meanings. Introverted Intuition enables you to have a sense about the future. It is the ability to grasp a pattern or plan. Information commonly hard to understand and dissect is more easily processed through Introverted Intuition.
Extraverted Feeling (Secondary Function)
Your use of this function is somewhat high. When Feeling (F), you make decisions based on feelings. The Extraverted Feeling function allows you to tune your behavior to the needs of others. Is it the ability to relate and the desire to connect with others with warmth and consideration as well as draw others out and responds to expressed or unexpressed needs.
Introverted Thinking (Tertiary Function)
You use this function but to a lesser degree. While Thinking (T), you make decisions based on logic and reason. The Introverted Thinking function enables you to categorize and analyze information that you receive. It is the ability to identify inconsistencies and know how things work as well the ability to solve problems.
Extraverted Sensing (Least Function)
You use this function least of the four. Through Sensing (S), you process data with your five senses. The Extraverted Sensing function allows you to process life through your experiences. It is being aware of what is seen, smelled, touched, heard and tasted. It is being energized by experience and living "in the moment."
Famous People of Your Type
Here is a sampling of famous people and fictional characters that are likely to be INFJs like you.
- Martin Van BurenAmerican President
- Nathaniel HawthorneNovelist
- NathanProphet of Israel
- AristophanesGreek Dramatist
- Robert BurnsPoet
- Fanny CrosbyHymn Writer
- Shirley Temple BlackActress
- Michael LandonActor, Writer, Director
- Tom SelleckActor
- Oprah WinfreyMedia Proprietor, Actress
- Billy CrystalActor, Comedian
- Garry TrudeauCartoonist (Doonesbury)
- Nelson MandelaPresident of South Africa
- Mel GibsonActor, Filmmaker
- Carrie FisherActress, Screenwriter, Novelist
- Nicole KidmanActress
- Jamie FoxxActor, Musician, Comedian
- Adam SandlerActor, Comedian
- Anthony KiedisSinger (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
- Amelie PoulainAmelie
- Dr. Yuri ZhivagoDoctor Zhivago
- Luke SkywalkerStar Wars
- Jane EyreJane Eyre (Novel)
- Lisa SimpsonThe Simpsons
- TinmanThe Wizard of Oz
- Kermit the FrogThe Muppets
- George Ashley WilkesGone with the Wind
- John LockeLost
- Joe HackettWings
- Frodo BagginsLord of the Rings
- Jack O'NeillStargate
Career Matches for Your Type
INFJs may find satisfaction with the following careers which tend to match well with their Confidant personality. This list is not exhaustive and these are not guaranteed to be perfect matches for you but this may be a helpful starting point if you are planning to pursue a new career.
- Social Worker
- Educational Consultant
- Child Care
- Child Development
- Church Worker
- Medical Doctor
- Alternative Medicine
- Human Resources
Your temperament is NF since you lean toward the Intuition (N) and Feeling (F) preferences. We identify your temperament by the strength of your Preferences. Many psychologists, philosophers and other thinkers have for centuries proposed that there are four temperaments that can describe a person.
Temperament is a more broad classification than Personality Type. Each of the four temperaments is like an umbrella over four related personality types (for a total of 16 personality types).
NF - The "Visionary"
Visionaries (NFs) are empathetic, generous and original. They are caring individuals who are not only sensitive to the feelings of others but also very adept at identifying them. They are idealistic and driven by values they deeply believe in and defend. Visionaries desire to understand themselves and to be understood for who they really are.
As gifted teachers and mentors, they are interested in helping others grow and reach their potential. Visionaries are futuristic and charitable. In their relationships, they require authenticity, depth and meaning. They value harmony and enjoy pleasing others. Visionaries wither in critical and competitive environments. They dislike conflict and conformity.
Anne Shirley: Don't you ever imagine things differently from what they are?
Marilla Cuthbert: No.
Anne Shirley: Oh Marilla, how much you miss.
- King DavidKing of Israel
- ShakespearePoet and Playwright
- Peyton ManningNFL Quarterback
- Mikhail GorbachevLeader of Soviet Union
- Dr. SeussWriter, Cartoonist
- Diane SawyerJournalist
- Nelson MandelaPresident of S. Africa
- Martin L. King, Jr.Minister, Activist
- Sandra BullockActress
- Regis PhilbinTelevision Personality
- Charles DickensNovelist
- Upton SinclairAuthor, Journalist
- Mark TwainWriter
- Robin WilliamsActor
- Bob DylanActor
- Albert SchweitzerTheologian, Physician
- Princess DianaPrincess of Wales
- Audrey HepburnActress
- Helen KellerAuthor, Activist
- Johnny DeppActor
- Dr. Doug RossER
- Kevin ArnoldWonder Years
- Luke SkywalkerStar Wars
- Tin ManWizard of Oz
- CalvinCalvin and Hobbes
- Anne ShirleyAnne of Green Gables
- E.T.The Extra-Terrestrial
Visionary Career Matches
NF's are commonly skilled at and often find satisfaction with the following careers.
- Social Worker
- Charity Worker
- Human Resources
- NFs (Visionaries) make up only about 14% of the general population.
- Female NFs outnumber male NFs nearly two to one, with males making up only about 5% of all people.
- Many great idealist thinkers and leaders in the world have been NFs.
There are four pairs of opposite preferences. Everyone has a greater tendency toward one preference than the other in each pair. For example, in the Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) dichotomy, you personally have a stronger tendency toward Feeling (F). Each preference has a single letter (such as "F") that identifies it.
Extraversion vs. Introversion in You
Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I) are opposite preferences. Your natural tendency toward one is stronger than the other. Extraversion and Introversion describe how a person directs their energy either outwardly toward people and activities or inwardly toward thoughts and ideas. Of the two, your dominant preference is Introversion. Although everybody exhibits characteristics of each preference to some degree, you can be referred to as an Introvert.
- You are 115% more Introverted than the average
- You are part of the minority of people who are primarily Introverted
- Males on average are slightly more Introverted than females
Your Extraversion (E)
Extraversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extraverts are energized by social gatherings, parties and group activities. Extraverts are usually enthusiastic, gregarious and animated. Their communication style is verbal and assertive. Extraverts often need to talk. They enjoy the limelight.
- Energized by interaction
- Volunteers personal info
- Many friends
- Easy to approach
- Enjoys groups
Your Introversion (I)
Introversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the inside world. Introverts are energized by spending time alone or with a small group. They find large group gatherings draining because they seek depth instead of breadth of relationships. Introverts process information internally. They are often great listeners.
- Energized by time alone
- Keeps to self
- Internally aware
- Fewer friends
- Prefers smaller groups
- Thinks before speaking
- Enjoys solitude
Sensing vs. Intuition in You
You use Sensing (S) and Intuition (N) to receive and process new information either by using your five senses or in more abstract ways. Both preferences in this pair are used by everybody to some degree. With that said, you can be classified as Intuitive since your dominant preference is Intuition.
- You are 57% more Intuitive than the average
- You are part of the minority of people who are primarily Intuitive
- Males on average are slightly more Intuitive than females
Your Sensing (S)
Sensors focus on the present. They are "here and now" people. They are factual and process information through the five senses. They see things as they are because they are concrete and literal thinkers. They trust what is certain. Sensors value realism and common sense. They like ideas with practical applications.
- Lives in the present
- Aware of surroundings
- Notices details
- Goes by senses
- Trusts certainty
- Values common sense
Your Intuition (N)
Intuitive people live in the future. They are immersed in the world of possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. Intuitive people value inspiration and imagination. They gather knowledge by reading between the lines. Their abstract nature attracts them toward deep ideas, concepts and metaphors. They can see the "big picture" and are analytical.
- Sees possibilities
Thinking vs. Feeling in You
The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preference pair refers to how you make decisions, either by objective logic or subjective feeling. Your dominant preference is Feeling so you can be classified as a Feeler. Each of the two preferences are employed by everybody at different times and to different degrees.
- You are 75% more Feeling than the average
- Feelers like you make up about half of the population
- The majority of females are Feelers while the majority of males are Thinkers
Your Thinking (T)
Thinking people are objective. They make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart (but are not without emotion). Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic. They value truth over tact and can easily identify flaws. They are critical thinkers and oriented toward problem solving.
- Decides with head
- Seeks truth
- Critical thinking
- Firm with people
- Driven by thought
Your Feeling (F)
Feeling people are subjective. They make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances. They seek to please others and want to be appreciated. They value harmony and empathy.
- Decides with heart
- Dislikes conflict
- Driven by emotion
- Easily hurt
Judging vs. Perceiving in You
Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) are how you interact with the world outside yourself, either in a structured or flexible manner. All people use both of these preferences to different degrees but one is more dominant. Since your dominant preference is Judging, you can be referred to as a Judger.
- You are 26% more Judging than the average
- You are part of the slight majority of people who are primarily Judging
- Females on average are slightly more Judging than males
Your Judging (J)
Judging people think sequentially. They value order and organization. Their lives are scheduled and structured. Judging people seek closure and enjoy completing tasks. They take deadlines seriously. They work then they play. The Judging preference does not mean judgmental. Judging refers to how a person deals with day-to-day activities.
- Completes projects
- Quick at tasks
- Seeks closure
- Makes plans
Your Perceiving (P)
Perceivers are adaptable and flexible. They are random thinkers who prefer to keep their options open. Perceivers thrive with the unexpected and are open to change. They are spontaneous and often juggle several projects at once. They enjoy starting a task better than finishing it. Perceivers play as they work.
- Changes tracks midway
- Keeps options open
- Dislikes routine
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"Personality is that which is most intimate to me—that by which I must act out my life. It is that by which I belong to man, that by which I am able to reach after God; and He has given to me this pearl of great price. It is an immortal treasure; it is mine, it is His, and no man shall pluck it out of His hand." — Hugh Reginald Haweis