Signs That You May Be An INFJ – The World’s Rarest Personality Type
The INFJ is the rarest of the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types, making up only 1-2 percent of the population. People who identify as INFJs are deeply complex, highly sensitive individuals.
Mind, Energy, Nature, Tactics, and Identity are the five personality aspects that, combined, create and define personality type:
Mind: Extroversion vs. Introversion
Energy: Sensing vs. Intuition
Nature: Thinking vs. Feeling
Tactics: Judging vs. Perceiving
The 16 personality types are:
You can find out which personality you are here.
Here’s How to Tell If You’re an INFJ Personality Type
INFJ people are amongst the rarest of personalities, occupying less than 1% of the population. They are more Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging. These individuals are active dreamers, as they don’t wait for their dreams to manifest, but rather create plans and concrete steps to realize their goals to make a sustainable, positive impact.
INFJs are altruistic in nature and are often found engaging in charitable tasks, but what truly sets them apart is their drive to create a world where people don’t need saving. They see the good in all beings and do not hold anyone at a higher or lower standard than them. They see all beings as equal and deserving of attention, comfort, and compassion.
People are very attracted to the warmness that INFJs exude, and usually feel very comfortable around them, often finding themselves divulging their deepest fears, secrets, and dreams. This type speaks in a language of energy and empathy, which forms a sensitive language that creates a safe environment for all. Close friends would label these individuals as extraverted and strangers would assume them to be introverts. This combination can be very tiring, so it’s important they allow themselves alone time to decompress and reconnect to themselves.
INFJs are highly intuitive and can tell someone’s true character within minutes of meeting them. They do not care for anything or anyone who is inauthentic or those they perceive to be dishonest, deceitful, or ineffectual. This doesn’t necessarily categorize them as judgemental, but just shows they truly know what they like. If any of their friends exhibit these behaviours, however, they are far more forgiving, as they have a full understanding of who that individual is and understands that their actions are based on insecurity and past trauma. They stray away from small talk, as they prefer deeper conversations that stimulate a positive energy exchange. They want to know the depths of your soul, what you’re passionate about, what you want to achieve in life, and how and if you’re interested in helping mankind.
They prefer quality over quantity and are severely disinterested in whether or not you achieved something for personal gain or recognition. They are in tune with their emotions and yet, logical. The operate in the world based off how it makes them feel and trust their intuition, especially when it comes to where they dedicate their time, particularly in regards to how a company or person functions; is it for profit or from the heart? They relish in truth and meaning and will indulge themselves with experiences and adventure related to travel or trying something new in order to spark and promote self-reflection.
Successful INFJs are usually writers, readers, and researchers, as they enjoy reflecting on their purpose and the world around them. They enjoy learning and desire finding meaning in all things related to life.
There are over 7 billion people on Earth, so it’s highly unlikely that a handful of personality traits will cover each individual on this planet.
When we choose to learn more about ourselves, we are opening a door of connecting that leads to every soul in existence. We have the power to harness this realization to truly do good for ourselves and others.
INFJ may seem like the most ideal personality, but it’s one we all have access to. The world is a reflection of the chaos within us; evaluate these themes that you witness and see if they can be resolved within your own being and the relationships you have with others.