INFJ, What Does This Mean?!

So today’s topic is taking a personality test and talking about your results.

I will preface this by saying that I hate taking personality tests. They are either spot on or so far off that it is not even funny…and sometimes in between. They ask just a few questions in about 20 different ways and it really makes you self aware of how you want to answer them trying to determine what results you want to see. I really don’t like when job interviews require them. I am sorry, but one personality test isn’t going to determine if you want to hire me or not, I promise! Some people are just good test takers!

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Here are my results.

I seem to have moderate preferences of Introversion over Extroversion(33%), Intuition over Sensing(25%), Feeling over Thinking(25%), and Judging over Perceiving(56%).

Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging
by Joe Butt Profile: INFJ

Beneath the quiet exterior, INFJs hold deep convictions about the weightier matters of life. Those who are activists — INFJs gravitate toward such a role — are there for the cause, not for personal glory or political power.
INFJs are champions of the oppressed and downtrodden. They often are found in the wake of an emergency, rescuing those who are in acute distress. INFJs may fantasize about getting revenge on those who victimize the defenseless. The concept of ‘poetic justice’ is appealing to the INFJ.
“There’s something rotten in Denmark.” Accurately suspicious about others’ motives, INFJs are not easily led. These are the people that you can rarely fool any of the time. Though affable and sympathetic to most, INFJs are selective about their friends. Such a friendship is a symbiotic bond that transcends mere words.

This is true. I often questions peoples motives. I used to think the best about everyone and always give people the benefit of the doubt…until I was burned one too many times. Now? I may seem gullible on the outside like I once was, but inside? I am cautious until you prove that you are trustworthy. I am VERY selective and careful about who my real friends are. I am working very hard on not letting people walk all over me like I used to. I don’t have time for selfish or negative people in my life.

At the same time, I do try to help people in need and have empathy for a rough spot in life.

INFJs have a knack for fluency in language and facility in communication. In addition, nonverbal sensitivity enables the INFJ to know and be known by others intimately. Writing, counseling, public service and even politics are areas where INFJs frequently find their niche.

I find this interesting that they suggest politics as a profession. I hate politics and all the drama and lying that it seems to attract. I try to avoid political conversations at all costs. Mainly because the general public is stupid and their ideas and grasp of what is really going on is so clouded by the media and their own ignorance that it sickens me.

Functional Analysis:

Introverted iNtuition

Introverted intuitives, INFJs enjoy a greater clarity of perception of inner, unconscious processes than all but their INTJ cousins. Just as SP types commune with the object and “live in the here and now” of the physical world, INFJs readily grasp the hidden psychological stimuli behind the more observable dynamics of behavior and affect. Their amazing ability to deduce the inner workings of the mind, will and emotions of others gives INFJs their reputation as prophets and seers. Unlike the confining, routinizing nature of introverted sensing, introverted intuition frees this type to act insightfully and spontaneously as unique solutions arise on an event by event basis.

I am certainly one to think about the affects of a situation, rather than live in the here and now.

Extraverted Feeling

Extraverted feeling, the auxiliary deciding function, expresses a range of emotion and opinions of, for and about people. INFJs, like many other FJ types, find themselves caught between the desire to express their wealth of feelings and moral conclusions about the actions and attitudes of others, and the awareness of the consequences of unbridled candor. Some vent the attending emotions in private, to trusted allies. Such confidants are chosen with care, for INFJs are well aware of the treachery that can reside in the hearts of mortals. This particular combination of introverted intuition and extraverted feeling provides INFJs with the raw material from which perceptive counselors are shaped.

So basically I am judgy, but only my closest family and friends know this about me? Guilty.

Introverted Thinking

The INFJ’s thinking is introverted, turned toward the subject. Perhaps it is when the INFJ’s thinking function is operative that he is most aloof. A comrade might surmise that such detachment signals a disillusionment, that she has also been found lacking by the sardonic eye of this one who plumbs the depths of the human spirit. Experience suggests that such distancing is merely an indication that the seer is hard at work and focusing energy into this less efficient tertiary function.

Extraverted Sensing

INFJs are twice blessed with clarity of vision, both internal and external. Just as they possess inner vision which is drawn to the forms of the unconscious, they also have external sensing perception which readily takes hold of worldly objects. Sensing, however, is the weakest of the INFJ’s arsenal and the most vulnerable. INFJs, like their fellow intuitives, may be so absorbed in intuitive perceiving that they become oblivious to physical reality. The INFJ under stress may fall prey to various forms of immediate gratification. Awareness of extraverted sensing is probably the source of the “SP wannabe” side of INFJs. Many yearn to live spontaneously; it’s not uncommon for INFJ actors to take on an SP (often ESTP) role.

I do have a good grasp on sensing things around me that others might not catch right away. I don’t feel like I loose sense of reality, but I do like to be in tune with gut instincts.

Some famous people who have the same personality type as me: Nicole Kidman, Mother Teresa, Jamie Foxx, Martin Luther King Jr, Jimmy Carter, and Billy Crystal (hilarious because my husband hates Billy Crystal and cant stand to watch anything with him in it).

I will take it. Mother Teresa and I have the same personality? Score.

I looked into my personality type a little more than just the views of this website that the test is affiliated. Some characteristics of INFJ’s include:

-They are extremely insightful, and see things that are not obvious to others. INFJs usually have a great deal of insight into different people and situations.
– When given a goal or context, an INFJ is able to generate all kinds of possibilities. They are able to see the problem from many different angles.
-They understand how others are feeling, and are genuinely concerned with others. In this matter, they make great friends, teachers, counselors, and mates.
-Perfectionists and idealistic, they always strive for the best.

With all strengths come weaknesses. Since I am apparently an INFJ, I do not like weakness so reading my own is hard!

-May be unaware or uncaring of how I come across to others
May quickly dismiss input from others without considering it
-With the ability to see an issue from many sides, they may always find others at fault for problems
May be intolerant of weakness in others
-May be sarcastic to others (oops)
-May hold grudges and have a difficulty forgiving others

And I leave you with this….because it is awesome.

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  • Reply Veronica and Daniel September 9, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Hi there fellow INFJ 🙂 For the good and the bad, the description was pretty much spot on for me… except for the political thing for me too, I really try to stay away from controversial topics all together, and politics is at the top of that list 🙂 Glad I clicked over from blogtember 🙂 Happy Monday!!

  • Reply Kathy @ Vodka and Soda September 9, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    i’m INTJ. which is pretty accurate except for the judgy party. i’m only sort of judgy, not 100% judgy.

    Vodka and Soda

  • Reply Ashley September 9, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    I have a feeling I would get a similar result! I’m a perfectionist too.

    Also, I feel the same way about politics and the general public being stupid. And no, I don’t feel bad for calling them stupid. 🙂

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