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INFP vs INFJ: 5 Features That Set Them Apart

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As introverted idealists, the INFP and INFJ share many similarities. They are both introverted, abstract and imaginative. They also share a stronger regard for their humanity than for technical knowledge and cold logic. Because they are both INFX types, they appear very similar but in fact share none of the same cognitive functions. Each of their perceiving and judging functions are opposite in orientation. INFP has introverted feeling while INFJ uses extraverted feeling. INFP uses extraverted intuition while INFJ employs introverted intuition.

Temperament-wise, these two types have a lot in common but they also have distinct differences. Here is a breakdown of the INFP and INFJ personality types and what sets them apart from one another.

1. INFPs focus more on divergent possibilities While INFJ looks for convergent meanings.

The nature of INFP’s Ne vs. INFJ’s Ni encompasses different forms of abstract thinking. INFPs are prone to use their intuition by extracting from the real world, spontaneous ideas and inspirations. When they engage with the world, the feelings it draws out of them sparks and ignites their creative engine. INFPs are apt to be more open to many possibilities and meanings rather than commit to any one true answer or interpretation.

INFJs by contrast, rely on their intuition to deliver insight about the deeper meaning behind what they perceive. INFJs are more focused on gaining a holistic perspective that allows them to more accurately understand what is going on, what significance it has and what it means for the future. Additionally, INFJs are more in tune with the unconscious symbolism of their dreams and the recognition of various patterns.

2. INFP’s Develop a More Subjective Moral Sense and Value System than the INFJ.

Compared with the INFJ, INFPs are more selective about what they choose to care about. They are inclined to define for themselves what is good or bad according to what feels right to them personally. Their reasoning doesn’t have to be entirely rational and may often appear arbitrary or self-serving. They could just as easily espouse a philosophy of unconditional love and forgiveness or a vindictive “eye for an eye” lust for vengeance. INFPs lean away from conventional wisdom and prevailing group sentiments that don’t resonate with their subjective ideals. Furthermore, they strive to be authentic and to explore their own feelings as a source of moral truth and spiritual guidance. Although they are empathetic, sensitive and receptive, INFPs resist allowing other people to control or dictate what is best for them.

INFJs tend to weigh the feelings and needs of others more heavily in their decision-making and rationale. External social and interpersonal factors are taken into deeper consideration. The INFJ’s value system is more collaborative and integrated with the people around them. They therefore are more apt to adjust themselves when needed, in order to understand and relate to others. INFJs are keen on enriching others with their insights and knowledge. Many are attracted to teaching roles as an opportunity to play a hand in the cultivation of human potential. A personal sense of obligation and responsibility to others underscores the moral values that INFJs promote. INFJs are inclined to often focus more on the wellbeing of others than themselves.

3. INFJ Has More Analytical Tendencies Than The INFP.

INFJs have tertiary Introverted Thinking which represents a penchant for thinking things through logically. INFJs use a subjectively developed logical framework to inform their decisions aside from their Extraverted Feeling. They are less inclined than the INFP to rely on arbitrary whims and feelings to guide their judgement. They instead prefer some form of logical consistency and objective truth to guide and hold themselves to. When immersed in their own introverted world, INFJs are apt to spend a lot of time pondering theories and analyzing how something works or trying to prove or disprove the veracity of some idea or notion. INFJs have intuitions that they often try to parse out and make sense of logically.

4. INFPs Have a Stronger, Visual Memory.

INFPs have tertiary Introverted Sensing which indicates a capacity for retaining specific details and remembering things for a long time. Compared with the INFJ, INFPs may have a stronger attachment to the past. Because of their dominant feeling function, they are inclined to especially hold onto memories that carry emotional significance. Their storied personal history is likely to follow them and sometimes haunt them throughout life. If it is tainted with negative and painful experiences, INFPs may become increasingly withdrawn and private because of it. However, because they are so able to access and relive the feelings and visual imagery associated with those memories, it may also enhance the realism and vivid details channeled through their art and creative endeavors.

5. INFJs are Subconsciously attracted to Extraverted Sensors While INFPs are drawn to Extraverted Thinkers.

INFJ has inferior Extraverted Sensing and INFP has inferior Extraverted Thinking. The inferior functions of these types indicate areas they are likely to neglect in themselves but subconsciously appreciate in others who utilize them well. For INFJ, the candid and exciting spirit displayed by ESTPs and ESFPs is likely to hold a certain allure. Extraverted Sensing represents something INFJs don’t feel naturally adept at and subconsciously, may try to compensate for this in the people they become enamored with. INFJs themselves tend to be more picky and discriminating about the substance and quality of what they observe which can make them seem slightly pretentious in their tastes.

INFPs for their part, have a subconscious attraction to Extraverted Thinking. INFP’s conscious ego centers on a preference and focus on inner control. Additionally, they feel most comfortable wielding control over the subjective realm of personal potential and moral truth. INFPs feel less adept in the quantitative, objective world of systems and crystallized structure. Personality types like the ESTJ, and ENTJ who use Te naturally and comfortably are likely to appear enticing to INFP on a subconscious level. Such people may be appealing on account of the INFP’s unconscious Te aspirations to cultivate technical proficiency and also support and incorporate their Fi values into functional and fruitful enterprises.

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    INFJ vs INTJ: Differences and Similarities

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    The INFJ and INTJ are similar with regard to their penchant for abstract thinking and exploring the deeper meaning and significance of what’s happening around and within themselves. They are forward thinking and tend to make carefully planned decisions with a future goal or purpose in mind. INFJ and INTJ both share a strong vision of what they want out of life and are compelled to invest in their future and to embark on a meaningful and largely self-reliant path to success however they define it.

    The INFJ and INTJ differ in their auxiliary functions and this informs how they use their dominant introverted intuition. Due to their auxiliary Extraverted Thinking, INTJ is more concerned with intuiting about impersonal technical matters. They are more interested in working with systems and information that can be acted upon. They like to leverage and devise technical strategies and methods for achieving their goals and objectives.

    INFJ by contrast has Extraverted Feeling, which renders a stronger interest in people and society than in technology and data systems. They are curious about what makes themselves and others tick. They are prone towards psychoanalysis and the exercise of trying to figure people out. They often try to empathize and put themselves in other people’s shoes in order to gain perspective about them and their motivations. Despite their independently introverted nature, INFJ is also disposed towards helping and catering to other’s needs and wishes. INFJs have a stronger interest in pleasing others than the INTJ. Moreover, the INFJ can become a mirror of their environment. Their empathetic nature often causes them to adopt and reflect back the energy and feelings that others express.

    INTJ’s feeling function is introverted which means that relative to the INFJ, INTJs develop a more personalized set of moral values according to their own sensibilities. This can make them unapologetically contrarian and less willing to sacrifice their personal values in order to oblige others. With tertiary Introverted Feeling, INTJs consult their own feelings and draw their own conclusions when it comes to matters of moral and personal significance. They are more inclined to give advice than to take it from others. However, INTJs generally recognize and support an individual’s right to make their own decisions and deal with the consequences.

    INTJs prefer to keep emotion out of their decision process but may often feel the need to reflect and reassess what is and isn’t important for them and prune away the things in their life that are draining their energy and happiness. They are outwardly decisive and self-assured in their opinions. They prefer to be direct but can sometimes come across as insensitive. INFJs on the other hand are disposed towards diplomacy and tact in how they approach others. The INFJ man or woman is ever-cognizant of the effect their words and actions may have on others.

    INFJs use introverted thinking as opposed to the extraverted thinking that INTJs use. INFJs therefore, are inclined to also think critically and cultivate technical understanding about why and how things work. Their intellectual curiosity is often directed towards social and psychological areas. INFJs find it rewarding when they can help people directly through acts of service, teaching, advice and friendship. INFJs would like to perform the role of a sage who is valued for their insight, perspective and counsel.

    Although INFJs harbor a sense of individuality, they also want to be a part of something bigger than themselves. Community and group consensus are important to them and something they strive to preserve. INFJs are more comfortable with the language of feeling and emotion and are generally more effective than INTJ at reading people and identifying with them. They aim to understand, instruct and inspire others. INTJs for their part are more concerned about understanding and managing their own world. Their own proficiency is their priority and they can be impatient and critical of perceived incompetence in others. They however, also enjoy sharing information on matters in which they feel they wield intellectual authority.

    INTJs tend to develop a firmer and more defined sense of who they are and what they want. INFJs by contrast, find it harder to really sort out their own personal feelings. Although they are good at reading others, INFJs can feel they have a lesser grasp on why they do and feel certain things. Because they are so attuned to the feelings and attitudes of others, they can easily lose sight of their own personal issues and laden themselves with the weight of other people’s emotional baggage as though it were INFJ’s burden to bear.

    INFJs on the whole, are inclined to display greater tolerance, empathy and quiet warmth towards others. They are active listeners who genuinely care about what people are thinking and feeling. INFJs tend to feel a vested interest in the plight and problems of other people. They are keen on offering support and encouragement and attending to their emotional and physical wellbeing. INTJs present themselves as more objectivistic and emotionally detached. Although INTJ emotions may show through in their face and behavior, they differ from INFJs in that their personal feelings are more resistant to being influenced or affected by those of others.

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    INFJ Compatibility with the Rational Types

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    In the MBTI, there is no right or wrong pairing when it comes to matchmaking. However, it stands to reason that some types will get along more easily than others. Type differences can create certain challenges that may possibly be remedied or mitigated by fostering better understanding and awareness of each person’s needs in the relationship. Understanding the dynamics at play between two personality types can lead to healthier relations even when conflicts arise.

    When it comes to INFJ relationships, as a personality type, they are found to be most compatible with the Idealists types (INFJ, INFP, ENFP and ENFJ) and the Rational types (INTP, INTJ, ENTP and ENTJ). Here, we will look at INFJ’s relationship compatibility with each Rational type. MBTI analyst, David Keirsey referred to Rational partners as “mindmates”. He believed that INFJs and Rationals enjoy better communication and understanding on account of their mutual intuition preference. Keirsey asserted that a shared perceiving preference was a key factor in how easily a pair of personalities are likely to get along. Individuals vary however, and those differences should not be discounted as they can often defy generalizations about type.

    INFJ and INTP: 

    These two get along rather easily. They enjoy a common interest in ideas and concepts and a mutual lack of interest in going out all the time or following all the conventional rituals of a romantic relationship. Both types are quite loyal and conscientious. Neither type has a desire to control the other, and there is an implicit respect for one another’s space. As an introverted couple, the simple act of quietly sharing the same space is enjoyable to them. INFJs and INTPs both utilize Ti and Fe, which allows them to find common ground in many areas. Any misunderstandings and conflicts between them can typically be ironed out in a rather sympathetic manner.

    INTPs are very flexible and low maintenance partners. They however, will rarely if ever discuss their feelings in any direct way. INFJs can often sense when something is wrong with their partner, but may have a hard time getting an INTP to open up about it. Additionally, INTPs may not be as demonstrative of their affections as INFJ would like. INTPs can be oblivious as to how satisfied or happy their partner is. INFJ will have to let INTP know what they want or need from them emotionally because INTPs are often blissfully unaware. On the other hand, INFJs can appreciate that INTP is often very receptive and willing to accommodate their wishes. INTPs seek to understand rather than judge and that is something that can often be enough to resolve most issues. 

    INFJ and ENTP:

    These two can get along well and the dynamic can be particularly exciting. David Keirsey believed that ENTP was the best match for INFJ because of how different they are while sharing an intuition preference. ENTPs can offer a bit more engagement and amusing conversation that INFJs can appreciate. INFJ may find that they have to tend to a lot of the more practical matters and responsibilities that ENTPs may neglect or not do well enough to INFJ’s satisfaction. INFJs can bring a degree of organization and stability to their ENTP partner’s world. ENTP on the other hand can bring a lot of variety and spontaneity that can sometimes draw INFJ out of their more quiet and careful existence. ENTPs can be fun but can also get on INFJ’s nerves. 

    Because they enjoy a higher degree of socialness, ENTPs may directly or indirectly subject their INFJ partners to more people interactions than they would prefer. ENTP’s friends may become frequent guests at their home which could be bothersome for INFJ. Especially if they feel that it is taking away quality time that could be spent alone together as a couple. On the other hand, INFJs may enjoy some degree of entertaining and playing host to the guests that either they or their partner invites over. INFJs can appreciate how easy it is to talk to ENTP. ENTPs can typically do enough talking for the both of them and INFJs will just be there for the show. ENTPs like having an empathetic partner who can understand and indulge them and their chaotic tendencies.

    INFJ and INTJ:

    These two are very similar in temperament and can make for a very solid team balancing out each other’s Thinking and feeling preferences. However, they can sometimes step on each other’s toes when they have opposing ideas about how things should be done. A key distinction between INFJ and INTJ could be summed up in this way: If INFJ and INTJ were both commanding officers aboard a ship that was torpedoed, the INFJ would be more focused on the welfare of the crew and the INTJ would be more focused on controlling the damage to the ship. INFJs can bring more warmth and attention to the relationship which is something that INTJ can appreciate, but INTJs tend to have a blind spot about the feeling-based needs of their partner. INTJs may not display a great deal of empathetic understanding and support and may not even show much of their emotional reactions at all which can make them harder for INFJ to read than usual.

    On the other hand, INTJs can provide a sense of emotional strength and stability when INFJ feels insecure. INTJs can sometimes be at a loss when it comes to resolving emotional matters that INFJ is going through. What they offer is loyalty, maturity and honesty about whatever they are thinking. INFJs can count on INTJ to give it to them straight because INFJ for their part, can sometimes be hamstrung by their reluctance to give offense or hurt people’s feelings. Additionally, INTJs can be excellent providers in the relationship and take the lead in most decisions as long as INFJ is okay with that. Aside from that, INTJs and INFJs speak a common language that is laced with metaphor and abstract ideas. A lot of quiet, quality time may be spent getting into deep meaningful discussions with each other.

    INFJ and ENTJ:

    Finally, this pairing can be tricky but also very rewarding so long as INFJ and ENTJ have a clear understanding for each other’s needs and expectations. This pairing can be strong because both types share a strong need for direction in their lives. They both want to feel their life is going somewhere meaningful and for INFJ, ENTJ can be an excellent partner to go on that journey with. ENTJs, by virtue of their capacity for making things happen, can really support the INFJ in fulfilling their dreams and aspirations. As a romantic team, INFJ can represent the heart and soul of the relationship while ENTJ represents the brains and muscle. Empathy can be a blind spot for the ENTJ due to their inferior introverted feeling. They barely want to dwell on their own feelings let alone put themselves in other people’s emotions. INFJ can help ENTJ understand themselves and other people better. 

    INFJ may sometimes clash with ENTJ due to some strong differences in perspective. INFJs may need to do some work to help ENTJs to be more considerate of their needs and desire for harmony. INFJs can sometimes feel hurt or attacked by the blunt remarks and criticisms from the ENTJ. Furthermore, INFJs may have a tendency to bottle up how they feel and become resentful. It is important for INFJs to express their needs without getting too emotional or fault finding. ENTJs are more action-oriented but they can understand and respect INFJ’s boundaries once they have been made clear. INFJs have their own interests and they need time to themselves. They can’t always bend over backwards just to fit into ENTJ’s agenda. Both types have a strong focus on the future and if they can keep their vision aligned with one another, their relationships prospects will look bright.

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    INFJ Defined: What It Means to be the INFJ Personality Type

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    The INFJ is one of 16 Myers Briggs personality types. They are described as the “advocate” and “diplomatic counselor”. These terms hint at the humane and supportive nature of this type. At roughly 1% of the population, INFJs are also the least common MBTI type. INFJs are introverts, but because of how sociable they can be, may sometimes get mistaken for an extrovert. INFJs engage with the external world through the lens of auxiliary Fe (extraverted feeling). The way in which they extrovert themselves is typically in the form of service to others and being a valuable and helpful human being. 

    However, their primary mode is introverted and the nature of their introversion consists of an inner vision of possibilities, intuitions and meanings popping in and out of their conscious awareness. When left to their own devices, life can feel like an open and endless sea of possibilities both good and bad. However, the external world has a way of disrupting the INFJ’s insular world and their sense of obligation and social responsibility compels them to meet its demands. INFJs have dominant introverted intuition which means that their perceptions of reality are heavily influenced by their subjective ideals, imagination, and their awareness of patterns, and future outcomes.

    INFJs have a perspective that is generally broader and more abstract in nature when compared with the more empirical and practical perspective of the ISFJ. Compared with the INTJ, INFJ places more interest in addressing the problems of human welfare and social systems than the technical problems of mechanical systems. INFJs are more idealistic than realistic but that is not to say they are delusional or out of touch with reality. INFJs are good at seeing possible pathways forward and can be ingenious problem solvers. Although they are often soft spoken, they have a quiet strength and can be incredibly determined to the point of stubbornness in pursuing a goal or promoting a special cause of great importance to them. 

    While INFJs are adept at understanding other people, they themselves can be difficult to read. Although kind and affectionate, INFJs can often appear removed and slightly detached. This is because INFJs tend not to readily share what’s going on inside of them or make their personal reactions visible to others except those they trust. Their moods can wax hot and cold, confusing their friends and romantic partners alike. Additionally, because of their empathic nature, they are highly sensitive to the emotional ups and downs of others such that it can take a toll on their own emotional health. INFJs try to avoid and prevent conflict and oftentimes seek to be agreeable for the sake of keeping the peace. INFJs thus tend to be polite and careful in how they handle people.

    At heart, INFJs are people pleasers, and anytime they receive praise and approval, it can really mean a lot to them. As a type prone to perfectionism, INFJs can often place a lot of pressure on themselves to do a very good job or not let down themselves and other people who depend on them. Criticism and negative feedback can often affect them deeply and sometimes undermine their confidence more than it should. Moreover, being exposed to the emotional distress of others can weigh heavily on their spirit, sapping their motivation and happiness. It can drain them to the point where they promptly withdraw from most human contact without much warning or explanation.

    In between social interactions, INFJs require personal time to themselves where they can process their emotions, analyze meanings and engage in creative activities they enjoy. INFJs feel more comfortable working behind the scenes rather than front and center in the spotlight. Although INFJs are highly individualistic, they make an effort to harmonize their individualism with their environment. They would prefer working independently or in a more personal one-on-one capacity. Still, when they are required to work within larger groups and organizations, INFJs can still thrive so long as their role and interactions are meaningful and not superficial.

    Motivated by inspiration, INFJs would rather be a pioneer than follow the beaten path. They are stimulated by challenges that call for creative solutions. INFJs are masters of metaphor, with a knack for explaining one thing in terms of another thing. Their capacity for language that is laced with vivid imagery and layers of abstract meaning and linguistic devices, makes them well suited for careers as creative writers. This, along with their natural insight into human nature, allows them to really get through to a reader or listener in a personalized way that resonates deeply. 

    When it comes to academics, INFJs tend to be good students and high achievers in a non-ostentatious way. As parents, they are devoted to their children and try to be a good friend to them while still being a firm and loving disciplinarian. INFJs are able to form a special emotional bond with their kids that can sometimes be overly strong. They are very attune to their children’s emotional states and can get really wrapped up with whatever they are going through. This can cause them undue worry and stress. Their intuitive and perceptive nature can make INFJs seem to have psychic-like abilities. As empaths, they can gauge what people are feeling and feel it very strongly in themselves. Additionally, they are good at detecting a person’s motives whether they be benevolent or malicious. If ESP is real, INFJs are the type most likely to have it. The strength of their vision, and accuracy of their foresight and premonitions can make others come to view them as modern day prophets.

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    INFJ in Love: 6 Things To Love About INFJ.

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    When it comes to love and romance, INFJs have a lot to offer. They are fairy tail romantics with lofty ideals. They are emotionally complex and enigmatic. To woo them, you will have to prove yourself an interesting and layered individual in your own right. Getting to know them better can be a challenge, but those who do will likely find it rewarding. Here are 6 reasons why INFJs are great. Continue reading

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    INFJ strengths: 7 Best Traits of INFJ

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    The INFJ personality is an introverted empath with an eye on the future. Estimated at 1-3% of the population, INFJs are considered to be the rarest MBTI type of all. That’s too bad because INFJs offer a lot of good things to the world. Here is a look at 7 strengths associated with being an INFJ. Continue reading

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    The Dark Side of the INFJ Personality

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    Each MBTI type features a positive and negative side of its expression. When it comes to the INFJ, this darker side can seem especially unsettling for loved ones accustomed to their gentle and compassionate nature. Here is a list of aspects about the INFJ dark side. Continue reading

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    7 Major Weaknesses of the INFJ Personality

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    INFJs have a number of great qualities and strengths including their creativity, compassion, interpersonal insight and selfless devotion. But as with the other personality types, INFJs also carry a number of weaknesses and things that hold them back or compromise their self interests. Here is a list of the 7 major weaknesses of the INFJ personality type. Continue reading

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    6 Excellent Career Matches For INFJs

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    For INFJs, the ideal career is one that empowers them to take excellent care of their family and spend plenty of time with them but also gives them a meaningful purpose in the context of society. They would like to be doing something that makes a difference and serves to ease some of the suffering in the world.

    INFJs are less motivated by status and glory and more by purpose and mission. INFJs are great team members, but would seek to work for themselves so they do not have to compromise or subordinate their values and principles to the auspices of bureaucratic policies. Here is a look at some INFJ career matches that happen to pay well.

    INFJ Career #1: Teacher
    median salary $58,030

    Although teachers in some areas don’t get payed as much as many people believe they should, high school teachers get payed pretty well typically. Being a great teacher requires a knack for clear communication and being able to inspire and engage their students. Teachers also play a counseling and mentorship role to their students which is something the INFJ is well suited for.

    INFJs, with their capacity to relate to others and identify with what they are experiencing is a valuable trait in a school teacher who may sometimes have to contend with hard to reach students that just need a little extra support from a person who cares. Obtaining tenure would be great as INFJs value job security highly plus teaching offers a variety of tasks to perform and a highly structured environment which are things INFJs have cited as among the most important characteristics of a work environment for them.

    INFJ Career #2: Dietitian and Nutritionist
    median salary $58,920

    As a dietitian or nutritionist, INFJs get to advise people and coach them in leading a healthy lifestyle. Dietitians specialize in devising an eating plan that facilitates a desired goal such as weight loss, managing an illness or just improving overall health and vitality. They can show people how to eat properly even when their budget is tighter than a pair of biker shorts.

    Many nutritionists and dietitians are employed by hospitals as part of supporting staff. INFJs enjoy work that allows them to help people in a personal and meaningful way and this career is likely to provide that. Plus it offers exceptional schedule flexibility which is a great feature for INFJs who don’t want careers that rob them of adequate quality time with their family. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 14% growth from 2016 to 2026 in this field.

    INFJ Career #3: Criminologist
    median salary $72,000

    A career as a criminologist is likely to appeal to an INFJ because it allows them to fight crime intellectually through research and psychological analysis. The field of criminology is part of the social sciences and involves the gathering of statistics and discerning of patterns in criminal activity and behavior for the purpose of combating it.

    Criminologists seek to find ways of preventing criminal behavior and reducing recidivism. Criminologists get to interview criminals to better understand their motives and mindset. They work with law officials and community officials in the development of better policies and to ensure the fair and humane treatment of felons under rule of law. INFJs may find this career to be interesting as it puts them in a rare and privileged position to learn and potentially find ways to reduce criminality and improve society as a whole.

    INFJ Career #4: Film/Art/Food Critic
    avg. salary $82,000 (film)

    A career as a critic would be a dream job for most people. Whether it’s film, art or food, we all partake and give our opinions freely and so the idea that someone could get payed for it seems absurd. Critics are trained to review finished works and provide a thoughtful analysis. A great film critic is someone who ought to be a true fan of the art with a special appreciation for film theory and typically has a bachelor’s degree in cinematography or journalism.

    INFJs enjoy sharing their thoughts and impressions about what they see. With their Ni, they are bound to pick up a lot of interesting and insightful observations about a film’s meaning and message. They would likely excel at interpreting the significance behind events and patterns within a cinematic story that might not be noticed by most viewers.

    INFJ Career #5: Psychologist
    median salary $95,710

    As psychologists, INFJs get to flex their natural psychoanalytical muscles in the facilitation of other people’s emotional development. Empathy is probably an indispensable tool for doing a psychologist’s work and INFJs are bonafide empaths who naturally observe and analyze human behavior.

    The insight and instincts they develop about people puts INFJ in a better position than most for understanding what makes people tick and how to help them. This career comes with an above average level of stress but excellent flexibility with regards to work schedule and work/life balance. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 9% growth in the fieled of psychology from 2016 to 2026 which is above average compared to other fields.

    INFJ Career #6: Human Resources Professional
    median salary: $106,910

    The INFJ personality has been dubbed “the advocate” and as a Human Resources manager or specialist, they can advocate on behalf of employees and facilitate a healthy and productive work environment. HR professionals are employed in almost every industry from government to private companies. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 9% increase in HR jobs from 2016 – 2026 which is about average in comparison with other fields.  The highest earning 10% of people working as an Human Resources Professional earn as much as $193,550 annually.

    HR People serve as the nexus between an organization’s executive management and it’s employees. They coordinate, oversee and conduct administrative functions such as hiring staff, advising staff, counseling staff and training staff. The diplomacy and tact which which INFJs communicate is a valuable asset to the Human Resource specialist. INFJs are generally very compassionate and will likely make a strong effort to be responsive to the needs of staff, uphold what is fair, and be respectful of everyone’s feelings. As such, the INFJ is well suited for the steward-like role that Human Resource professionals perform.

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    6 Careers INFJs Should Probably Avoid

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    If you’ve heard about the Myers-Briggs Personality Test, chances are you have dived into this complex personality test to figure out where you stand. According to the test, there are sixteen personality types, with INFJ being the rarest of them all.

    Do you fall into the 2% who relate to this personality type?

    If so, you might want some INFJ career advice to ensure you don’t waste time with careers that don’t work for your personality.
    But before we can figure out what careers to avoid, we have to understand what INFJs are all about.

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    6 Reasons Why INFJ and ENTP Belong Together

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    The INFJ ENTP Relationship

    According to psychologist David Keirsey, INFJ and ENTP are highly compatible in both a romantic relationship and friendship despite their differences function-wise. INFJ is an introvert/feeler who prefers structure, while ENTP is an extravert/thinker who prefers adaptability. It is their mutual preference for intuition (albeit of opposite attitudes) that Keirsey estimates to be the string that ties the knot especially in the case of an INFJ ENTP marriage.

    Because of their shared “N”, the INFJ ENTP couple is considered to be ideal for love and friendship. Keirsey believed that types who share the same perceiving preference whether introverted or extraverted, are bound to get along well due to the good communication and understanding this fosters in the relationship. Idealists and rationals get along best with other idealists and rationals and guardians and artisans get along best with other guardians and artisans.

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    5 Reasons Why INFJs fall for INTPs

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    The INFJ-INTP Golden Couple

    Despite what type theories might suggest, I believe just about any pair of MBTI personalities have a fighting chance at forming a happy relationship. INTJs for example, are supposedly least compatible with Artisans (SPs) and Guardians (SJs) but a self proclaimed INTJ Youtuber named Ben has testified to being happily married to an ISFJ. Romantic chemistry and compatibility is a person-to-person matter and so the MBTI hopefully will not prevent individuals from keeping an open mind. Still, type theory can be a helpful tool in pointing us to the personality types with the most positive prospects.

    The INFJ INTP romance could be one such pairing that holds promise. Do INFJ and INTP get along? By David Keirsey’s estimation, sure. Keirsey, author of “Please Understand Me” and “Please Understand Me II” believed that Idealists and Rationals get along well due to their shared “N” perceiving preference. These two temperament groups are preoccupied with abstraction, metaphor and creativity and this impacts the way they relate with others and communicate and communication is central to any great relationship.

    Whether it is an INFJ female with INTP male, or INFJ male with INTP female (or whatever way you wanna match it), here is a look at 5 aspects of the INFJ-INTP relationship that might answer the question: Why is INFJ and INTP the golden pair?

    1. INFJ Appreciates The INTP Commitment To Principles

    INFJs being the shrewd judges of character they are, will likely admire the INTP’s noble qualities such as their intellectual integrity, their unrelenting quest for truth and their honesty. Despite their overall candor, INTPs tend to be rather polite and tactful in how they express themselves. Although their inferior Fe makes them something of a social misfit, it still allows them to appreciate some measure of social etiquette in the service of avoiding unnecessary discord with others. INTPs will likely develop principles that govern the way they engage with people – a “rules of engagement” so to speak. It is likely that at some point early in their lives INTPs may have worked out coping mechanisms to deal with people in ways that make sense to them while still being true to themselves. These principles will undoubtedly be predicated on fairness and objectivity and may be something INFJ notices and appreciates.

    2. INFJ And INTP Both Tend To Be Night Owls

    Although, INFJs are more disposed to following more structured lifestyles than the INTP, they nonetheless share with them, a taste for the night life. As introverted intuitive types, both the INTP and INFJ will likely agree that night time just makes everything better. When dusk falls, the INFJ and INTP pair will enjoy staying up doing what they like to do together like watching movies, gaming and having deep conversations about things they find interesting. Their creative juices are likely to be most active during the evening hours where they are bound to get up to all kinds of introverted fun around the time when early bird-inclined personalities (like maybe ISFJ for example) begin to peter out.

    3. INFJ Is A Great Sounding Board For INTP

    Talking about their ideas is something INTPs like to do because the exercise of finding the right words to clearly articulate their message out loud helps reinforce the clarity of it in their own minds as well as help them discover any flaws or holes in their thinking. INFJs are good conversation partners for INTP because they are excellent listeners and one of the types whose eyes won’t glaze over when INTP goes into their involuted and sometimes hard-to-follow streams of thought.

    INTP likes to jump around connecting one idea with another and then suddenly in a leap of intuition, veers off into what appears to be a non-sequitur to the person listening but actually follows a meaningful connection the INTP may have to explain. INFJ is great because they will entertain the topics that INTP broaches and follow it to it’s natural conclusion without trying to change the subject. Because of their shared “N”, they have the potential for playing off each other nicely in conversation with a good back-and-forth rapport that feels natural and easy.

    4. INFJs Can Provide The Love and Understanding INTPs Secretly Desire

    INTP’s trouble with intimacy stems from their persistent fear of rejection. They are painfully aware of their awkwardness in this arena and often shy away from opportunities to give or receive affection if they feel pressure. INFJ is able to put INTPs at ease with their calm soothing manner of speaking and sympathetic ear. They make INTP feel protected and understood. INFJ’s have Ti as their auxiliary function and this allows them to share a desire to understand rather than judge or condemn aspects of INTP that may baffle or annoy them.

    INFJ-INTP dating may initially face certain problems or challenges until INTP can lower their guard and give INFJ the intimacy they desire. Deep down INTP wants to express that part of themselves because beneath their reserved demeanor lay intense emotions that they try to keep under rational control. It is worth noting that in a Thoughtcatalog love language survey, INFJs and INTPs reported the same love language preferences on average with physical affection ranking as the 3rd most popular love language of these two types.

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    INFJ INTP Love Languages – Thoughtcatalog.com

    5. INTPs Are Funny (Both Intentionally and Unintentionally)

    INTP absent-mindedness and social gaffes can be a source of comedy in itself, but INTPs also tend to have a smart and clever sense of humor that often involves punny quips and well placed one-liners. They can be intentionally funny and their sense of humor promises to be unusual and irreverent. INTPs observe a great deal of behavior in others that they regard as absurd. They are good at mocking the things that vex them and poking holes in it, exposing the ridiculousness with satirical and sarcastic hyperbole (a la Larry David).

    INTP

    Most Important Aspects

    • mutual commitment
    • fidelity
    • mutual support
    • being listened to
    • humor
    • intellectual stimulation
    • companionship

    Least Important Aspects

    • financial security
    • shared religious beliefs
    • spiritual connection
    • security
    • similar parenting styles

    INFJ

    Most Important Aspects

    • mutual support
    • mutual commitment
    • being listened to
    • fidelity
    • intimacy
    • companionship
    • shared values

    Least Important Aspects

    • shared religious beliefs
    • shared interests
    • sexual compatibility
    • spiritual connection
    • similar parenting styles

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    6 Reasons Why INTJ and INFJ Fall In Love

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    The INTJ-INFJ Relationship

    [dropcap]T[/dropcap]he INTJ INFJ combination is one that looks good on paper mainly because of the shared intuition preference, specifically that of dominant introverted intuition. David Keirsey, author of “Please Understand Me” posited that types who share the same perceiving preference (“N” or “S” regardless of their introverted/extraverted attitude) are more likely to get along well. This he believed was because it allowed for better communication and understanding between one another. Rationals (NTs) therefore tend to get on best with other Rationals and Idealists (NFs), while Artisans (SPs) and Guardians (SJs) tend to pair best with each other.

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    On the question of compatibility between Myers Briggs types, it is generally accepted that in matters of romance and friendship, idealists pair best with other idealists. This notion is supported by a study published in the book “Just Your Type” by Tieger and Barron-Tieger (2000). Idealists in the sample reported a higher satisfaction rating with other idealists than with any other temperament group. Continue reading

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    The ENFP and INFJ Love Match

    [dropcap]A[/dropcap]ccording to David Keirsey, author of “Please Understand Me”, Rationals and Idealists get along well due to their shared preference for intuition. A mutual perceiving preference was by Keirsey’s estimation, the crux of a beautiful relationship supposedly because it fosters better understanding and communication. As it turns out, Idealists pair best with other idealists. Tieger and Baron-Tieger (2000) found that Idealist/idealist relationships report a satisfaction rating of 73%. This is the second highest satisfaction rating in the study exceeded only by the Guardian/Guardian relationship which flaunts a 79% satisfaction rate. Continue reading

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