The INFJ personality type

"Empathic Leaders"

Read a description of this personality type below.


INFJs are mysterious, perhaps due to their private, withdrawn nature. You have a love for mystery. You are freedom-loving and seek to find your own path in life. You seek peace, and you seek wisdom and knowledge to become more connected to nature and humanity. You tend to have strong existential and personal beliefs. You tend to express these values in a private, personal manner, living by your ideals, but letting everyone else live according to their own.

While you can enjoy short-term interactions with others, you tend to be withdrawn most of the time, and you are generally hesitant to meet new people. You tend to love the world of books, stories, and you often show an interest for introspective pursuits, such as meditation and personal spiritual experiences. You’re recreative and prefer play and carefree social interactions over more work-oriented situations.

You tend to show caution around others, finding it difficult to trust others, and you tend to be perfectionistic about who you let into your life. When wronged, you are quick to get rid of the people who have hurt you and broken your trust. But when you love someone, you become a pillar of support to them, helping them in any way you can, by giving them freedom and sharing your knowledge about the world. You are introspective and highly capable of independent thought. You enjoy thinking up new solutions and new ways to solve problems.

Because of your love for freedom, you show a tendency towards being anti-establishment. You tend to be distrustful of authority figures, and you recommend others to be the same way. While INFJs show a cool exterior, their friends and loved ones can be surprised to see how passionate they really are about things on the inside. As an INFJ, you tend to be resistant to new ideas and to new suggestions. You like to think about things before you make up your mind, and you dislike changing and adjusting plans. Your ideal romantic mate tends to be the ENFP, whos supportive, energetic, and free nature appeals to you.

Leaders have a preference towards caution, distance, and long-term, big-picture thinking. Leaders lead with their dominant world-view, preferring not to intervene directly. They thrive when they can engage topics and problems with a set interest or perspective, and become uncertain if they can’t think of how to approach a topic. This makes them ideal leaders: they enjoy to be in the position of supervising a system or a group from a distance, but can become affective or detached if this mode is disrupted. They naturally prefer to direct: movies, stories, projects, people, research, or applications, but are also common in areas that require long-term devotion and focus.

They prefer to focus their attention towards things of their interest, controlling the flow of information and how things proceed, with a form of chess-board mentality. They are at their best, when they have thought several steps in advance, and become stressed when they are unable to execute these steps properly. Unanticipated events can get them out of their flow.

Leaders are more self-directed than Executives, and respond worse to supervision and outside control, becoming more affective. In these situations, they can become more choleric and aggressive. Leaders are more productive than Advisors, and feel a stronger desire to intervene and control the situation. If unable to intervene, they become more detached and disengaged, feeling a need to withdraw and pull back.

As an existential, you seek to find the themes and settings which creates the right experience and motivation for people to build a ideal society which is purposeful and ethical. You are curious of the narratives and symbols that form the foundation for what’s right and wrong and strive to refine these in their path of cultivating their ethical compass as well as cultivating the ethical compass of their fellow-man.

As a thinker you enjoy to cautiously consider what will happen in the future and avoid making misstakes. You have a distance towards the world, respond reflectively and take your time to evaluate new things before you try them.

As a idealist you enjoy relating reality to ideas and concepts and finding new patterns to explain things. You enjoy fantasizing how alternative facts, alternative development of events and perspectives can create new conditions.

As a value-based person you enjoy basing decisions on figurative or metaphorical feeling values. You enjoy looking at how things affect peoples motivation and how actions affect peoples momentum and well-being.

As a judger you enjoy sticking to tasks until you reach a closure before moving on to anything else. You are quite autonomous and resistant to disruptions.

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