INFJ and Zodiac
[dropcap]E[/dropcap]veryone has a zodiac sign and you likely knew what yours was long before you ever discovered the Myers Briggs. Some people don’t completely identify with their star sign personality traits but everybody is generally on board with the descriptions about their MBTI type. You can check out this poll surveying people’s zodiac signs and MBTI types. This is understandable since your zodiac sign is determined by your date of birth (something you had no control over) whereas your Myers Briggs type is determined by your self-determined preferences. There is little to no science supporting a cosmic influence on one’s personality except for a few studies showing that people with certain mental disorders such as schizophrenia tend to be born in winter months (especially February). Personally, I don’t take astrology seriously but I do take an interest in it. I’ve noticed that there are many MBTI snobs who are staunchly against it and there are some “astrology people” who similarly view the MBTI as bogus and flawed. I imagine that most people fall somewhere in the middle with an interest in one and a mild indifference for the other. For the INFJ types out there, here are interpretations of 12 different versions of the INFJ personality based on the 12 zodiac star signs.
INFJ ARIES – The INFJ personality has little in common with the Aries archetype. For one, Aries is viewed as a very extraverted and masculine sign with a forceful, competitive and magnetic presence. Oftentimes they are considered arrogant as well. INFJs are empathetic introverts with a rational and socially conscious frame of mind. They have more in common with Pisces or even Virgo. It would be difficult to reconcile how an Aries person could identify as an INFJ since they are so very different. An astrologer would attempt to look at such a person’s natal chart to extract more details about their planetary placements. Many people do not know much about astrology beyond their sun sign, but astrology aficionados know there is much more to it than that. It is reasonable to suspect that an INFJ with an Aries sun sign might have Pisces or Cancer as their rising sign or moon sign. Or it may be that Mars, the planetary ruler of Aries, is in it’s detriment (occupying the sign of Libra). If you are an INFJ Aries, you can check out your natal chart to see what else is in there using this birth chart widget.
INFJ TAURUS – The sign of Taurus is roughly similar to the INFJ archetype. They are both security conscious and loving. Taureans tend to have beautiful, distinctive voices and smooth clear skin. A Taurus INFJ is likely to exude sensitivity and warmth and their physical appearance may include a full face and figure with beautiful features. An INFJ Taurus is probably very reliable and responsible. They work hard but also like to relax and enjoy themselves too. They have exquisite taste and they enjoy eating and cooking and may be drawn towards the culinary arts. Taurus INFJ may be very compassionate and generous with a proclivity for charitable acts of service to others. They may be good with money and likely value it more as an empowering tool with which they can help more people and do more good in the world. They are extremely loyal and sincere, and make for diligent employees and thoughtful friends and lovers. An INFJ Taurus likely possesses emotional strength with an ability to persevere in the face of turmoil. They may be more stubborn and stronger willed than other INFJs and will go to great lengths to succeed in fulfilling their visionary ideals.
INFJ GEMINI – A Gemini INFJ might resemble more of an ENFJ with regard to extraverted feeling being more visible with extra communicativeness and desire to interact with people. This type of INFJ may possess a lot of nervous energy and are compelled to talk about what they are feeling or thinking. Gemini INFJs may be better conversationalists than other INFJs and often very amusing. They may seem to have multiple personalities sometimes the way their mood shifts from quiet and cagey to buoyant and cheerful. Calm and rational to emotional and frenetic. These INFJs may be more breezy and fun to be around than other INFJs. They may be somewhat naive and susceptible to being wooed by the promises and words of others. They likely have a tendency to see things through the rose-tinted lens of their idealism and may often overlook some of the inconvenient realities that undermine their quixotic fantasies. They may also be more flighty and take longer to make up their mind about commitments.
INFJ CANCER – The sign of Cancer is a natural fit for the INFJ. They share much in common including their interest in community, and family and they are both stereotyped as homebodies. The INFJ Cancer person is likely to be a protector and defender of the home. They possess a big heart and profound emotional depth. They want to uplift and support the people they care about and can be extremely selfless and self-sacrificing in the extent to which they give. For all the strength of character they display, Cancer INFJ people are highly sensitive and their feelings are prone to being bruised easily. Like most INFJs, these types soak up the emotional energy of those around them. INFJ Cancers who’ve gone through some dark times, may be especially prone to internalizing a lot of negative feelings and emotional baggage that may propel them down a bad path. INFJs and Cancers are both described as intuitive and “psychic”. They are both creative and have the ability to channel their depth of feeling into beautiful expressions of art, music and writing. INFJ Cancers may have vivid dreams and premonitions about people and events that turn out uncannily accurate! They are also likely to be patriotic and very loyal to their responsibilities and commitments.
INFJ LEO – A leonine INFJ is liable to have a sunny temperament and radiate lots of warmth and charm. They may display a happy face to the world and a calm congenial friendliness that attracts others to them. They likely pay special attention to their image and take interest in cultivating an active public/social life. An INFJ Leo is likely to be very creative, dramatic and emotional and even temperamental at times. They may be more susceptible to jealousy and insecurity when they don’t get the attention, appreciation or admiration they expect. Even though they are introverts, they probably desire more attention than the typical INFJ and may extravert themselves for longer periods before they need to withdraw and recharge their batteries again. An INFJ Leo might be especially noble and altruistic. They give of themselves freely but they know when to draw the line and do not allow themselves be used or exploited by manipulators or greedy people. They are very generous with their time and very compassionate and loving. This type of INFJ may exude a bit more confidence and sometimes come across as being pompous or self-righteous.
INFJ VIRGO – This INFJ is an especially modest and self-deprecating one. The INFJ Virgo may be rather judgmental especially towards themselves and they may struggle with perfectionistic tendencies. They can be very hard on themselves and they constantly self-analyze, fixating on their perceived flaws and shortcomings. The Virgoan INFJ takes pleasure in being of service to others as a source of sage advice and heartfelt counsel. These INFJs have high personal standards which they strive to live up to but this relentless desire for self improvement can become a frequent source of stress. An INFJ Virgo will likely have a strange attraction to people with flaws and handicaps. They often look at such people with compassionate pity and view them as fixer-upper projects they can work on. These INFJs though normally reserved and shy, can nonetheless get very fussy and upset over trivial things and may need to learn not to take themselves too seriously.
INFJ LIBRA – The Libran INFJ is likely to be very likeable. They exude a friendly charisma that people can’t help but be drawn to. Their calm demeanor and sensitivity encourages others to confide and take counsel in them. The Libra INFJ will go to great lengths to maintain harmony and balance in their life and relationships and they often juggle many responsibilities while doing this. They are very conflict averse and will employ tact and diplomacy before they even consider going head to head with an adversary. These INFJs are probably especially romantic and idealistic with a special appreciation for art and beauty. They tend to believe the best in people and may be somewhat naive. In conflict with others, a Libra INFJ can sometimes seem like a pushover and they may end up harboring grudges and resentments over offenses they failed to address. They however may be more vocal and assertive when it comes to injustices inflicted upon others. They hate violence and cruelty and will rally to the defense of the vulnerable and bullied.
INFJ SCORPIO – The Scorpio INFJ is a little more forceful and intense compared to other INFJs. They are very loyal to their loved ones and they expect nothing less in return. These INFJs are passionate lovers with a great desire for deep emotional and physical union with their partners. They have powerful intuition and imagination that give them the aura of a mystic. An INFJ Scorpio is likely a very tough nut to crack and they only allow people to know what they want them to know about them. They may benefit from an air of mystery that helps add to their magnetic appeal. The INFJ Scorpio most likely possesses abundant will-power that fuels their inspired endeavors and exploits. They are fiercely independent but desire romantic partnership to feel emotionally complete. They are prone to jealousy and are capable of becoming vengeful and vindictive when they experience humiliation or personal offense. They tend to be upfront with people but may be somewhat untrusting as well. They are likely very shrewd judges of character and can detect lies and deceptive motives like a sixth sense.
INFJ SAGITTARIUS – A sagittarian INFJ is liable to be curious with a philosophical bend. They may be especially bright and fond of learning and are likely to pursue higher education. An INFJ sagittarius would possess a rather upbeat, positive temperament with a humorous wit. They love freedom and travelling and connecting with people from different walks of life. They have an open mind and mouth that is sometimes a little too blunt. This INFJ is very imaginative and will enjoy interpreting the subliminal meanings behind the symbols and imagery propagated in mainstream culture. They have a desire to uncover secrets and connect hidden dots that form the bigger picture that most people cannot see. They seek to illuminate and share their insights with others through teaching taking on an instructive role such as a guru or counselor. Even if they don’t get out much, a sagittarius INFJ likely satisfies their thirst for adventure by immersing themselves in books and movies.
INFJ CAPRICORN – An INFJ Capricorn is bound to carry more gravitas than other INFJs. They may be very into their work to the point of being workaholics. They are very responsible and diligent not unlike any other INFJ. They are however likely to be more ambitious and strong willed. An INFJ Capricorn may put in long hours and sacrifice much in order to get ahead in their professional lives. They are very professional and mature and they try to have their shit together at all times so that they are above reproach and criticism. INFJ Capricorns may be a bit neurotic at times, envisioning all sorts of negative outcomes and potentiations. While they prefer to focus on the future and fresh possibilities, they also have an appreciation for vintage things and certain traditions. They are liable to acquire successful careers and If they become financially successful, they are not likely to flaunt their wealth but prefer to understate it so as not to attract unwanted attention. An INFJ Capricorn will probably earn a lot of respect for their self control and discipline but others may view them as being a little too uptight. They might sometimes be condescending and cynical and have a tendency to develop a perspective that compels them to prepare for the worst.
INFJ AQUARIUS – An Aquarius INFJ may be very progressive and prone towards taking up causes for which they can fight. This type of INFJ is even more social-minded with a pronounced interest in solving world problems and problems in their local communities. They may be something of a rebel and a martyr who will be the mouthpiece for those who can’t or won’t speak up. The Aquarius INFJ however, will likely make most of their impact behind the scenes away from the spotlight by helping and inspiring others with their vision. They want to change things for the better and they know where to make improvements and what needs to be done. The sign of Aquarius is revolutionary and humanitarian yet cold and unemotional. The INFJ of course is anything but unemotional although maybe an Aquarius INFJ may be more guarded about their feelings. They could also be very inventive and possess a talent for bringing people together under a common cause. When complications and setbacks occur, these INFJs seem to have an uncanny sense for the best direction to take and finding a way forward.
INFJ PISCES – An INFJ who is Pisces probably spends a lot of time immersed in the sea of their imagination. The INFJ intuitive qualities will likely be more pronounced and the dreams they experience are vivid and full of symbolism and metaphor. This person is probably highly creative and sensitive with a tendency to take things very personally. The INFJ Pisces is deeply compassionate and they possess a sage-like wisdom and spiritual insight that is valuable to others. Their naive and impressionable natures make them more susceptible to falling prey to the guiles of dishonest folks. They may have difficulty observing things objectively and get blinded by their idealistic vision of what they hope to be. INFJ Pisces is very tolerant and accepting but they may not be great judges of character. They may be particularly subject to mood swing and bouts of depression. They can fall victim to self-defeating and self-sabotaging thoughts and behavior. They may need the influence of a more dominant personality to keep them in check and nurture them with positivity and love. The INFJ Pisces is hard to pin down and can be like chameleons taking on the qualities of the people around them. They tend to absorb other’s energy both negative and positive and so it is especially important for them to stay away from toxic people.
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