INFP, Dreamer, Visionary, Introverted
- Your Results Snapshot
- Your Personality Type
- INFP - The "Dreamer"
- 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 INFP (Dreamer)
Introverted (I) + Intuitive (N) + Feeling (F) + Perceiving (P)
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 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"
INFPs are idealistic and deeply sensitive. They are characterized by their loyal and gentle nature. Beneath their easygoing disposition runs a fixed passion for the causes they believe in and the people they care for.
"Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate." — Albert Schweitzer
INFPs direct their energy inward. They are energized by spending time alone. They are private and internally aware. INFPs are independent and keep to themselves most of the time. INFPs are Intuitive. They are imaginative, idealistic and creative people. They generate endless possibilities and ideas. Their thought process is profound and abstract. Dreamers live in the future.
Dreamers are Feelers that make decisions with their heart. They are driven by emotion. Dreamers dislike conflict and are easily hurt. INFPs are random and spontaneous. They like to keep their options open and dislike feeling confined by rules and schedules.
INFPs are loyal, caring and warm with the people they allow into their inner circle. On one hand they are playful, fun and posses a unique sense of humor. On the other hand they are intense and serious. INFPs are generous with praise and encouragement. They look for affirmation, affection and integrity. They are good at identifying inconsistencies in themselves and others. Dreamers are romantics.
INFPs work well in solitude. However, their agreeable and kind disposition allows them to work well with others. They set high standards for themselves and strive for perfection, integrity and honesty. Their job must be fulfilling and meaningful. Otherwise, they lose interest and become discouraged. They are creative and enjoy generating and working with ideas. Their life's work must fulfill their idealism.
INFPs love to excel and learn. They grow restless in rigid and impersonal environments. When engaged, they can learn well on their own. Although they might pursue an educational avenue to please others, they are happiest when they are true to their own identity and sensitive nature. They have a need to create and express themselves.
INFPs are highly idealistic. They defend their values and do not like to have them challenged. They are catalysts for harmony and healing. Their greatest contribution is their ability to be present with another person at a deep level.
Characteristic of an INFP
- Internally aware
- Loyal and devoted
- Deep capacity to care and love
- Warm and playful
- Excellent at reading feelings and motives of others
- Desires to meet the needs of others
- Tends to react emotionally
- Extreme dislike of criticism
- Tendency to blame themselves
- Has trouble in conflict situations
- INFPs make up 2% of all 16 personality types. INFPs are one of the most rare personality types. Introversion, iNtuition, Feeling and Perceiving are all less common than their opposite preferences.
- 1 in every 66 males is an INFP (1.5% of all males). 1 in every 40 females is an INFP (2.5% of all females). Male INFPs are one of the least common type-gender combinations.
- There are more female INFPs than male. Just over one third of INFPs are male. One reason there are more female INFPs 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 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.
- Albert SchweitzerTheologian, Doctor, Pianist
- Princess DianaPrincess of Wales
- William ShakespearePoet, Playwright
- Henry W. LongfellowPoet
- A. A. MilneAuthor (Winnie the Pooh)
- Laura Ingalls WilderAuthor (Little House on...)
- Helen KellerAuthor, Activist, Lecturer
- Fred RogersMister Rogers
- Dick ClarkTelevision Personality
- John F. Kennedy, Jr.Lawyer, Publisher
- Neil DiamondSinger, Musician
- Tom BrokawTelevision Journalist
- VirgilAncient Roman Poet
- JohnDisciple of Jesus
- James TaylorSinger-songwriter, Guitarist
- Audrey HepburnActress
- Scott BakulaActor (Start Trek Enterprise)
- Lisa KudrowActress ("Phoebe", Friends)
- Aldous HuxleyAuthor
- J. R. R. TolkienAuthor (Lord of the Rings)
- Peter JacksonFilmmaker (Lord of the Rings)
- CalvinCalvin and Hobbes
- AnneAnne of Green Gables
- Doctor Julian BashirStar Trek: Deep Space 9
- Bastian Balthazar BuxThe Neverending Story
- E.T.E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
- Doug FunnieDoug cartoon
- Tommy PicklesRugrats
- RockoRocko's Modern Life
- Fox MulderX-Files
- Deanna TroiStar Trek: The Next Generation
- Wesley CrusherStar Trek: The Next Generation
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.
- Church Worker
- Educational Consultant
- Social Worker
- Physical Therapist
- Fashion Designer
- Graphic Designer
- Social Scientist
- Web Designer
- Human Resources
- Video Editor
- Holistic Health Practitioner
- Speech Pathologist
- Employee Development Specialist
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 15% 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 13% 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 10% 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 Perceiving, you can be referred to as a Perceiver.
- You are 36% 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)
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