INFP Personality Types - overview
"INFP" is one of 16 personality types created by Isabel Briggs Myers, based on the theory of C.G. Jung. Each letter describes a preference for a way of thinking or behaving. Anyone can use any style, but INFPs prefer:
- Introversion (thinking things through) more than Extraversion (interacting with people)
- iNtuition (perceiving new possibilities) more than Sensing (perceiving tangible facts)
- Feeling (making decisions using subjective values) more than Thinking (making decisions using objective logic)
- Perception (a flexible lifestyle) more than Judgement (an organised lifestyle)
Is INFP your "closest type"?
C.G. Jung pointed out that the 16 types are stereotypes. You can use them as reference points to understand your own unique personality and how you differ from other people. This is like using the closest landmarks on a map to identify your unique location.If your closest personality type is INFP then you have some deeply-held values, though there are probably very few people, if any, who know what those values actually are. Privately, you may be a people-person, but others may not recognise it as you show your feelings in indirect, imaginative ways rather than in more conventional expressions of care. You may be looking forward to the realisation of some personal ideals.