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INFJ - The advisor

General description & clichés

INFJ, the favorite of the MBTI community, "The Special Snowflake". If you look at the topic long enough on the Internet, you will read that INFJ is supposedly the type that is least represented among the western population with around 2%.

This type is called a mystic, advisor, guru, fanatic, control freak, philanthropist, and visionary. If we look at the functions, we can determine from the tendencies alone why these descriptions are used:

The first function of the INFJ is introverted intuition, which makes the INFJ introvert - that is why he is perceived more as a consultant than as a leader, even if they can shine in leading roles. In addition, introverted introverting also says in the first place that they have a tendency to intuition instead of feeling. This means that they are more concerned with the “big picture” and concepts than with (material) details. And from this also arises the image of the "devilish" guru and mystic. The second function is extroverted feeling, which gives the INFJ the tendency towards feelers instead of thinkers and planners (judges) instead of observers. Hence the image of the philanthropist and the control freak.

Now let's look at these things in detail.

First function - introverted introverting ("INtuition Introverted, NI for short")

For the INFJ, there is often more to one another than it seems to others. His NI turns him into a kind of "symbolic thinker", that is, almost everything has a deeper meaning for him. If someone likes to read between the lines and often, it is this guy - to the extent that he reads more between the lines than there is actually to read. NI is also responsible for visualizing visions of the future, hence the image of the visionary. The INFJ often has very clear ideas about what needs to be done to make the world (or part of it) a better place. He spends most of his time brooding over things, but unlike, for example, the extroverted intuition guys who do that too, the INFJ then has a specific plan to carry out. So, in a sense, you could call the INFJ a dreamy doer, an idealistic activist.

They proceed very carefully and according to plan. While SP types in particular plunge into all sorts of new experiences, or at least tend to do so, as much as possible everything the INFJ does must have a meaning. The function “extroverted feeling”, which absolutely wants to have new (mainly sensual) experiences, is actively suppressed. This also explains why many INFJs live so ascetically - exuberant indulgence, especially through things like alcohol or other physical pleasures, is more likely to be avoided because it is a distraction. It is difficult enough in an imperfect world to turn a perfect plan into reality, you don't have to get intoxicated too. In part, however, this aversion stems from the fact that the INFJ knows that it can be quite susceptible to sensual indulgence. His extroverted feeling is a bit like a screaming child who finally wants his candy. But woe if they get their hands on the goodies - they'll eat until they throw up.

One of NI's weaknesses is that its premonitions are just that: imprecise and subjective. Even if much of what the INFJ “prophesies” turns out to be true, it is often unable to explain its insights exactly, especially to the chagrin of thinkers or receivers who like to have facts. Because the NI does not fixate on facts, but draws conclusions from impressions and gut feelings that it cannot directly share with others.

Second function - Extroverted Feeling ("Feeling Extroverted, short FE")
The whole question of meaning runs like a red thread through the personality of the INFJ. He will often ask himself: why actually? One can get the impression that an INFJ is the typical no-sayer, but that's only partially true. For example, if you want to watch a film with him that is absolutely light fare, i.e. not at all demanding and rather flat, but entertaining, the INFJ does not necessarily have to reject this proposal, even if it regards the film itself as a pure waste of time because he is neither failing his plans, nor is he inspiring in nature. However, out of respect for the person who suggested this activity, he or she may still agree. The FE attaches enormous importance to fellow human beings and here the difference to the INTJ becomes clear: the INFJ is driven by the motivation to help other people. Especially in terms of personality development. It is no coincidence that, of all people, Carl Jung himself was most likely an INFJ. INFJ are not called consultants for nothing, because their NI focuses primarily on their fellow human beings: they do not necessarily see the person who stands in front of them, but the person who can become them. It is therefore not surprising that many INFJ work in pastoral care and are interested in spirituality, philosophy, religion and psychology.

The FE also has the great advantage that helps the INFJ to implement his NI visions: although he can think very analytically and logically (thanks to his third function, introverted thinking), he mainly tries to convince other people through his warm and empathetic manner to win for yourself. He is very considerate of other people's feelings, which makes him seem very gentle despite his determined manner. However, he also expects this consideration from his fellow human beings, which is why he can quickly feel hit in the head.

Not only that, but the fact that he is quick to neglect his own needs (as is typical of a pronounced FE) in the eagerness of action causes him to have to withdraw often. It is not uncommon for the INFJ to only recover if it is left completely alone for a certain period of time. Just because you are charismatic and a team player and are important to someone, it doesn't mean that you have to or can be surrounded by them all the time.

It is therefore not surprising that the INFJ, even if he often appears to his environment as a "rather quiet extrovert". It is more important to him to have at least a few people whom he would actually call close friends than to expand friendships on a broader basis. A kind of "inner circle" of people who are close to him, to whom he can actually really open up. Many people, even those who may have a lot to do with the INFJ and think they know it well, may sooner or later find that they actually know little about it. The INFJ might not openly admit it, but they also enjoy being surrounded by some kind of mysterious aura. It is even more likely that he quickly feels misunderstood and it takes a long time before he has the feeling: someone finally understands me. And with this person you can finally express yourself.
It is precisely then that the rather "cold" acting, analytical thinking (introverted thinking) becomes visible: the INFJ tries to avoid conflicts, but by overanalysing many things, he often sees problems where there are none at all.

Conclusion & examples
How should I conclude with a conclusion? Well, what would be more appropriate than to support the classic consultant type with a few pieces of advice at the end of the day. It would be a great hypocrisy if a teacher could not be taught, hihi 🙂

So! Dear INFJs (I appeal to the FE with what I consider to be a warm salutation ...)! It is wonderful that you contribute so much with your thoughts and plans to make the world a better place for your fellow human beings (praise is also very well received there if it is justified)! Also, make sure that you do not completely lose sight of your own well-being. And that you use your eyes for a change, because reality often looks a little different than you imagine - or it has already changed three times while you were pondering and carefully planning your snail shell. Do a little more with what you are doing and you don't have to worry about whether you really turned off the stove, locked the car or fed your pet on the way to work. And try out a completely new job. When was the last time you really regretted something like that?

Here are a few more examples of famous people or fictional characters that I think are INFJ types:

  • Mahatma Gandhi (revolutionary)
  • Plato (philosopher, Socrates ‘student)
  • Carl G. Jung (psychiatrist and founder of all this stuff here)
  • Adolf Hitler (yes, really, I can justify it!)
  • Yoda (Star Wars)
  • Melisandre (Game of Thrones)
  • Ras Al Ghul (Batman Begins)

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