INFP Type dynamics
There are two groups of letters in the personality type code:
- The two letters in the middle (N and F) refer to your preferred mental functions. In total, there are four functions (Sensing, iNtuition, Thinking, and Feeling) that correspond to regions of the brain. You use all of them, but the letters NF indicate which functions you prefer using.
- The letters on the outside of the code (I and P) indicate which function is dominant in your personality. The letters also describe how you like to use that function.
What does it mean for you?
The dominant function of an INFP is the judging one of Feeling. This means you make decisions on the basis of personal values, are appreciative and accepting of people - enjoying company and seeking harmony. You assess the impact of your decisions on others, are sympathetic or compassionate (though others may not see it), and take a personal approach.
The judging Feeling function is introverted. That is, feeling is used primarily to govern the inner world of thoughts and emotions. You may therefore develop an inner emotional life that is unseen to others, but is experienced as intense. You retain a strong sense of values, which are often not expressed, and you emotionally accept or reject various aspects of life. You may feel appreciation towards others, but do not often express it.
The diagram represents how an average INFP uses all the functions. You can find out more about the diagram, and your personal, unique type dynamics, by completing our personality test.