INFJ Personality types have been taking center stage lately in spiritual and metaphysical blogs. Why is this exactly? What makes them so unique? Read some of their traits and see if it reminds you of what an empath is described to be. Note, not all INFJ’s are empaths and not all empaths are INFJ’s, but you’ll notice a lot of correlations. I start with the positive and because no one is perfect, end with their least desirable traits.
In summary, INFJ’s are sensitive, mysterious, creative and rather idealistic. As an astrologist, this describes the Pisces archetype rather well. Dr. Carl Jung, father of analytical psychology described 16 personality types, not 12 like the zodiac has. Although, there are not 12 but 16 personality types that Dr.Carl Jung isolated, it is noteworthy to state that Dr. Carl Jung was a big fan of astrology, so I do not find this surprising.
INFJ’s are believed to be creative. By combining a vivid imagination with a strong sense of compassion, INFJs use their creativity to resolve not technical challenges, but human ones. People with the INFJ personality type enjoy healing or finding the best path to heal all those they care about and this quality makes them excellent counselors and advisors.
INFJ’s are said to be insightful. Both HSP as well as Empaths are said to be able to tell when someone is lying to them. INFJ’s can also see through dishonesty and disingenuous motives. INFJs see how people and events are connected, and are able to use that insight to get to the heart of the matter.
INFJ’s have perseverance and will pursue a goal or a cause with conviction. INFJs will rock the boat if they have to, something not everyone likes to see, but their passion for their chosen cause is an solid foundation of their personality.
They tend to be very altruistic and usually their strengths are used for good. INFJs have strong beliefs and take the actions to advance an idea or a cause that they truly believe will make the world a better place.
Like HSPs or empaths, they are called “overly sensitive or too sensitive” and do not like to be criticized. But who does?
INFJs are extremely private when it comes to their personal lives, using this image to keep themselves from having to truly open up, even to close friends. Trusting a new friend can be even more challenging for INFJs.
Perfectionistic INFJs are all but defined by their pursuit of ideals.– and INFJs too often drop or ignore healthy and productive situations and relationships, always believing there might be a better option down the road.
Finally, INFJ’s always seem to need to have a cause. While this is noble, it can make them appear boring for their loved ones and cause them to not be able to relax. It can also easily lead to burnout because they don’t often look for the balance in their life. Their extreme privacy doesn’t give them many options to go have fun, be silly or enjoy the moment with friends.
All in all, there are many similarities between the personality type of INFJ’s and HSP or Empaths. If you want to take the test and find out what your personality type is, please click on this link Personality Types. Which One are You?