The INFP personality traits according to MBTI

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

the INFP personality type according to MBTI

The word INFP stands for Introvert iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving. The INFP is an introvert who prefers to stay alone than to accompany people. INFPs collect information based on intuition and then take decisions based on their feelings.

This makes them very kind, caring and warm people. INFPs are also idealistic and this sometimes makes them perfectionists. The following are the personality traits of an INFP.

The INFP personality traits

  • the INFP collects information via intuition then uses his feelings to take decisions
  • The INFP is a compassionate and a very warm person
  • The INFP have got high inner values, he tries to stick to them whenever he can throughout his life
  • the INFP may be a perfectionist who ties to do everything perfectly and this usually causes him problems (see How perfectionism affects self esteem)
  • The INFP understands people well and usually tries to make them happy
  • the INFP is a future oriented person who focuses more on the future than on the current moment
  • the INFP is a very creative and artistic person
  • being a perfectionist who have got very high standards sometimes causes problems for the INFP when he works in groups
  • the INFP may be an overly sensitive person
  • the INFP enjoys people’s company and seek harmony in his relations even though he is an introvert

Careers the best suit the INFP personality type

Because the INFP is very creative, intuitive and a feeler the followings jobs suits him the most:

  • physiologist
  • Artist
  • Marketer
  • Teacher

INFP personality type in relationships

INFPs are very kind and warm people. Their compassion makes their partners love them and their lack of interest in details makes it easy for others to deal with them.

INFPs are very idealistic and that might cause problems in their relationships if their partners weren't as idealistic as they are.

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