• Galleries
  • Writings
  • Favorites
  • Shop
  • Contact
  • INFP — Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Perceiving


    Once upon a time, I took an online personality test* and was categorized as an INFP -- for Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling and Perceiving. The description of my "type" was astonishingly accurate!

    According to that website, those classified as INFP:

    • are quiet, creative, sensitive and perceptive souls who often strike others as shy, reserved and cool
    • are not comfortable in superficial social situations
    • are least comfortable when forced into the limelight
    • usually flexible, tolerant, and adaptable, but can be very firm about their inner loyalties
    • need to have a job that is fun and it must be meaningful
    • need work that allows them to express their vision, and lets them work within their own set of values and beliefs
    • need work that gives them a flexible schedule, with no restraint to rules and regulations, and allows them to work as they feel inspired
    • need work that lets them help others to learn how to grow and develop their full potential
    • set very high standards for themselves
    • If there seems to be an air of sadness in the INFP's spirit, blame it on this type's longing for the perfect in all things
    • strongly religious, spiritual or philosophical
    • see the purpose of their lives as an inner journey, quest or personal unfolding
    • guide their behavior by a strong inner sense of values, rather than by conventional logic and reason
    • deepest feelings are seldom expressed
    • their extreme depth of feeling is often hidden, even from themselves, until circumstances evoke an impassioned response
    • the people they prize the most are those who take the time to understand their values and the goals they are working toward
    • have a rare capacity for deep caring and commitment--both to the people and causes they idealize
    • quietly push for what's important, and rarely give up

    *If you would like to find out more about the Myers Briggs Type Indicator or any of the other 15 types, do a Google search. You'll find plenty of links.

    Category: Musings