John Shuck's Personality Max Report

INFP, Dreamer, Visionary, Introverted

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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 INFP (Dreamer)

Introverted (I) + Intuitive (N) + Feeling (F) + Perceiving (P)
Strength of John Shuck's Preferences

Your Temperament is NF (Visionary)

Intuitive (N) + Feeling (F)
Temperaments in Population

"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower." — Charles M. Schwab

Your Personality Type

Your Personality Type in the Population
Personality Types in Population Legend

Your personality type is INFP. This is based on your four Preferences: Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F) and Perceiving (P).

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.

INFP - The "Dreamer"

INFP Population

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INFPs by Gender Pie Chart

Characteristic of an INFP

    Typical Strengths

      Possible Weaknesses

        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 Feeling and secondary is Extraverted Intuition.

        Introverted Feeling (Primary Function)

        You use this function most often. When Feeling (F), you make decisions based on feelings, so the Introverted Feeling function allows you to know what you value. It is the ability to see through others and know what they are really like as if you had internal radar. When you identify a person with similar values, there is a desire to connect.

        Extraverted Intuition (Secondary Function)

        Your use of this function is somewhat high. With Intuition (N), you process new information through impressions, possibilities and meanings. Extraverted Intuition is what allows you to see different paths or ways. When you receive information, you are able to see that there is more than one way to look at things.

        Introverted Sensing (Tertiary Function)

        You use this function but to a lesser degree. Through Sensing (S), you process data with your five senses. The Introverted Sensing function allows you to remember data in detail and to compare it with current information. It is the ability to link present experiences to past experiences in search for a connection.

        Extraverted Thinking (Least Function)

        You use this function least of the four. While Thinking (T), you make decisions based on logic. The Extraverted Thinking function enables you to organize and categorize items such as thoughts and arguments. It is the ability to see the logical consequences of actions. It follows sequence and organization.

        Famous People of Your Type

        Here is a sampling of famous people and fictional characters that are likely to be INFPs like you.

          Career Matches for Your Type

          INFPs may find satisfaction with the following careers which tend to match well with their Dreamer 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.

            Your Temperament

            Your Temperament in the Population 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.

            NF Population by Gender
            Anne Shirley: Don't you ever imagine things differently from what they are?
            Marilla Cuthbert: No.
            Anne Shirley: Oh Marilla, how much you miss.

            Famous Visionaries

            • King David
              King of Israel
            • Shakespeare
              Poet and Playwright
            • Peyton Manning
              NFL Quarterback
            • Mikhail Gorbachev
              Leader of Soviet Union
            • Dr. Seuss
              Writer, Cartoonist
            • Diane Sawyer
              Journalist
            • Nelson Mandela
              President of S. Africa
            • Martin L. King, Jr.
              Minister, Activist
            • Sandra Bullock
              Actress
            • Regis Philbin
              Television Personality
            • Charles Dickens
              Novelist
            • Upton Sinclair
              Author, Journalist
            • Mark Twain
              Writer
            • Robin Williams
              Actor
            • Bob Dylan
              Actor
            • Albert Schweitzer
              Theologian, Physician
            • Princess Diana
              Princess of Wales
            • Audrey Hepburn
              Actress
            • Helen Keller
              Author, Activist
            • Johnny Depp
              Actor
            • Dr. Doug Ross
              ER
            • Kevin Arnold
              Wonder Years
            • Luke Skywalker
              Star Wars
            • Tin Man
              Wizard of Oz
            • Calvin
              Calvin and Hobbes
            • Anne Shirley
              Anne 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
            • Teacher/Professor
            • Charity Worker
            • Activist/Advocate
            • Counselor
            • Psychologist
            • Human Resources
            • Trainer
            • Writer
            • Actor
            • Musician
            • Artist
            • 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.

            Your Preferences

            Your preferences are Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Feeling (F) and Perceiving (P).These determine your Personality Type and Temperament.

            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

            Extravert/Introvert Population Pie Chart 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 48% 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)

            Strength of John Shuck's 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.

            • Sociable
            • Energized by interaction
            • Assertive
            • Gregarious
            • Talkative
            • Enthusiastic
            • Expressive
            • Volunteers personal info
            • Many friends
            • Easy to approach
            • Enjoys groups

            Your Introversion (I)

            Strength of John Shuck's 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
            • Private
            • Keeps to self
            • Quiet
            • Deliberate
            • Internally aware
            • Fewer friends
            • Prefers smaller groups
            • Peaceful
            • Independent
            • Thinks before speaking
            • Enjoys solitude

            Sensing vs. Intuition in You

            Sensor/Intuitive Population Pie Chart 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 89% 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)

            Strength of John Shuck's 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.

            • Concrete
            • Realistic
            • Lives in the present
            • Aware of surroundings
            • Notices details
            • Practical
            • Goes by senses
            • Factual
            • Trusts certainty
            • Values common sense

            Your Intuition (N)

            Strength of John Shuck's 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.

            • Future-focused
            • Sees possibilities
            • Inventive
            • Imaginative
            • Deep
            • Abstract
            • Idealistic
            • Complex
            • Theoretical
            • Philosophical

            Thinking vs. Feeling in You

            Thinker/Feeler Population Pie Chart 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 31% 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)

            Strength of John Shuck's 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.

            • Logical
            • Objective
            • Decides with head
            • Seeks truth
            • Rational
            • Impersonal
            • Critical thinking
            • Thick-skinned
            • Firm with people
            • Driven by thought

            Your Feeling (F)

            Strength of John Shuck's 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
            • Passionate
            • Driven by emotion
            • Gentle
            • Easily hurt
            • Empathetic
            • Caring
            • Warm
            • Subjective

            Judging vs. Perceiving in You

            Judger/Perceiver Population Pie Chart 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 Perceiving, you can be referred to as a Perceiver.

            • You are 58% more Perceiving than the average
            • You are part of the slight minority of people who are primarily Perceiving
            • Males on average are slightly more Perceiving than females

            Your Judging (J)

            Strength of John Shuck's 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.

            • Decisive
            • Controlled
            • Completes projects
            • Organized
            • Structured
            • Scheduled
            • Quick at tasks
            • Responsible
            • Seeks closure
            • Makes plans

            Your Perceiving (P)

            Strength of John Shuck's 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.

            • Adaptable
            • Relaxed
            • Random
            • Carefree
            • Spontaneous
            • Changes tracks midway
            • Keeps options open
            • Procrastinates
            • Dislikes routine
            • Flexible

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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