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INFJ (The guide of the Spiritual World)

 INFJ (The guide of the Spiritual World)

I. Summary

INFJs live in a world of ideas. They are independent, original thinkers with strong feelings, firm principles and a human integrity. Even in the face of doubt, INFJs trust their opinions and decisions.

Some books refer to INFJs as "consultants", "writers"; others are called "guardians" and I think it's more appropriate to call them "guides".

Several key characteristics of INFJs are deep, mysterious, stubborn, loyal, and full of mission.

2. Analysis

The INFJ personality type makes up about 2%-3% of the general population.

INFJs pay attention to internal factors when dealing with things, and are good at thinking (I), while their cognition of life is mainly concerned with the various possibilities and inner meanings of existence, and can stand on a global viewpoint (N) , these characteristics are manifested in their subjective, more interpersonal preferences in making decisions (F); they are also reflected in their structured, planned lifestyles (J). INFJs' intuition (N) is introverted (I), while their emotional judgments (FJ) are often others-oriented. The combination of these two makes INFJs imaginative and good listeners, compassionate, and caring—which makes it easy for them to gain the trust of others. The important thing is that they not only say it, but they do it.

INFJ type people do not like cold information that requires a lot of memory. Generally, they are not interested in chemistry and geography. They prefer English and Chinese (especially writing), and mathematics and physics are not too bad. The grades are relatively stable (both good and bad)

3. Traits and characteristics

The first impression of INFJs is depth. Although all introverts speak less, they are more silent and quiet, but INFJs can give people an extra deep feeling in the stillness. Since what is on the INFJ's mind is unlikely to be guessed by other people, this gives the INFJ's depth a kind of mystery.

Some books say that INFJs are the most mysterious of the 16 types. Maybe each of us feels that others cannot understand us. From my point of view, the type that is difficult to be understood by others is probably INFJ, except for INTPs and INFPs who have a low sense of existence. The first two will be outside the group by default unless necessary, so you may not remember such a person; and INFJ's performance is more reserved, you know him, but you can't understand him at all, so it seems very mysterious.

INFJs can be described as gentle, compassionate, caring, imaginative, and interpersonal, and these typical characteristics make this type of person appear more feminine. In fact, INFJ women are the ones who best conform to society's traditional expectations of women, with the one exception of many INFJ women possessing a mystical temperament. INFJ women choose not to compromise only when they are driven by their own judgments and decisions, which is where they cause trouble in a male-dominated workplace. When this happens, things can get trickier because men need factual evidence and objectivity (typical ST), while INFJ women can appear unsubstantiated and assertive. But usually INFJ women are respected for their intelligence and intelligence and are seen at work as gentle, kind, caring people.

In our society, men with the same INFJ characteristics face more problems. INFJ men face a different environment: their natural caring and tenderness is a nuisance to others in the workplace, especially other men. Colleagues, leaders, and subordinates of male INFJs often ask questions such as: Is this a man? Is a coward?  INFJ men are well aware of this contradiction. He understands that he and society's traditional requirements are different, and will strive to become tougher and more masculine under social pressure. But it would fill him with contradictions, obstacles, and confusion.

INFJs like to keep clean and orderly at work, like a peaceful and quiet atmosphere, and hope that everyone's contribution in the work can be affirmed, everyone has a sense of accomplishment, and all work can achieve good results in harmony.

It's no surprise that INFJs are skeptical of people not working well together, trusting, and affirming. INFJs believe that with enhanced communication, war will not happen. INFJs are practitioners of the phrase "Let the world be filled with peace, and let peace start with me". Whether at home or at work, this belief is what INFJs give, take, live for, and work for. Although their introverted nature brings a certain delay, once they have chosen someone they can trust, they will support him without hesitation. The qualities that INFJs value in partners are enthusiasm, determination, and sincerity.

INFJs work in a way that allows them to do what others want. INFJs are often reticent when faced with conflict, and they are generally able to foresee when conflict will break out before anyone else. Their introverted, intuitive, emotional personality preferences allow them to act like radar as an early warning system. But unfortunately, this ability becomes ineffective in the face of their intense fear of conflict. So, in the end they became weak. They are always introspective to heal the wounds of conflict and hope that these wounds will soon disappear.

The strength of INFJs comes from their intelligence, personal idealism, and caring nature. The four-letter traits linked together make them very theoretical and will achieve their goals by creating their own academic output. Few people have a complete insight into the rich inner world of INFJs and their rich imagination, creativity, and variety of abstract thoughts and concepts. INFJs can easily spend an entire day imagining and dreaming. The INFJ sees this type of activity as an incentive and encourages others to do the same, because he thinks that's what life is about. So, when a job or task falls within a conceptual framework that the INFJ has mulled over, it does well. INFJs never stop learning, are always growing and developing themselves, and they want others to do the same, making INFJs trustworthy and role models for others to follow. Their keen insight and caring mind are an inspiration to everyone else.

INFJs have the strongest intuition among the Type 16s. This intuition gives them the ability to predict the future. The future here mainly refers to the future related to people, that is, about themselves and the future of other people's lives. INFJs can often see the future of others in their own images that is, what others will become or what will happen in the future. Even INFJs often don’t know how they can know these things. Anyway, they are able to see what will happen to this person in the future. That's because INFJ can often see the path a person has to take in the spiritual world, and INFJs, like other NFs, have a sense of fraternity, so they are also willing to help and guide others to develop themselves and gain spiritual growth, that is, the guide of the spiritual world. Like ENFJs, INFJs are also very sensitive to the spiritual needs of others, but they don't like to instil what they think is right in others like ENFJs do, but based on their ability to foresee and grasp of human nature, they will feel that this is what you want. On the way, I just guide you, help you, and support you, so I call INFJ the guide. Many career planning books say that INFJs are very suitable for consulting and consulting jobs. This quality is most valued in the teaching profession, helping students think and empowering them to learn. These traits are valued in other professions as well, as INFJs will proactively, Kindly share insights and inspiration with others.

Of the four types of NF, INFJs may have the most profound grasp of human nature, which is also a product of their strong intuition. INFJs and INFPs we will talk about have powerful imaginations. The difference is that INFPs' imaginations are a little out of their control, while INFJs' imaginations are under their own control. There are many images, but INFJs have more ability to combine these images into a whole, so that the images in their minds can be used by themselves. A person or a thing is described in a metaphorical way, and it is often a description that can capture the essence of the object. It is this ability to control imagery and metaphors that makes INFJs. Many INFJs will choose literary creation or at least writing-related majors or jobs.

Finally, let’s talk about the shortcomings of INFJs. Obviously, if stubbornness is out of control, it will become stubborn, sanctify one’s inner beliefs, and then completely ignore other people’s opinions; and if you use your imagination too much to modify reality, it will lead to and Most people's communication difficulties deepen their tendency to distance themselves from reality; that is, others cannot understand what they say, and they are too immersed in their own world and alienated from reality; in addition, INFJs can often see through others at a glance, while others But it is difficult to see them at a glance, and they have some firm beliefs themselves, which will lead them to sometimes look around and find that the world is full of lay people without beliefs, although INFJs are the type who love the world, but they look at the world. The angle may still make the INFJ very high-minded, and there is a danger of being separated from the masses; in the end, if the sense of morality and justice is too strong, and at the same time the development of rationality cannot keep up with the two, the INFJ can easily become a little cynical, become the most stubborn kind of "angry youth".

4. Preferred career fields

For INFJs, the preferred fields of work are: consulting, education, scientific research, culture, art, design, etc.

Typical occupations preferred: human resources manager, special education staff, health consultant, architect, health practitioner, trainer, career planner, organizational development consultant, editor, art director, counsellor, writer, mediator, marketer, social scientists, etc.

5. Advantages and disadvantages of the work

1. Advantages at work may include:

a)    Honest and upright, thereby encouraging people to value your ideas

b)    You are focused and dedicated to the projects that are important to you

c)    Independent, with strong personal beliefs, responsible for the cause of their beliefs

d)    Resolute, decisive and highly organized

e)    Creative and come up with unique solutions to problems

f)     Emotional integration with others, able to anticipate the needs of others

g)    Ability to understand complex concepts

2. Weaknesses at work may include:

a)    Easy to make hasty judgments

b)    Excessive concentration can result in rigidity

c)    Don't know how much time it will take to get something done

d)    Difficulty doing things that conflict with your own values

e)    Unrealistic inclination to plan feasibility

f)     Does not deal with contradictions, easy to ignore unhappiness

g)    It is difficult to discredit subordinates objectively and directly


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