The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator that categorizes your personality and tries to describe it. I’m usually pretty skeptical about these things because I feel like they just gather general traits and it’s more like a fun quiz. How much can they know, right? I first took this quiz back in college when applying for a position and I honestly forgot about what I got.
Fast forward to now and a long night of procrastination, I took the quiz again and fell down the rabbit hole researching about what I got. Turns out I’m INFJ which stands for, introversion (I), intuition (N), feeling (F), and judgment (J) and I’m not going to lie, it pretty much describes me well. It sounds kind of lame but it is helping me understand myself and help those around me understand me. Being INFJ is interesting and dealing with it will help those around us understand why we do things.
One of the coolest things about being INFJ is that it’s one of the rarest personalities and make up about 1% of the population. For the most part, INFJ are exactly what you think introverts are. We’re the quiet, thinker, dreamer types. But we have strong opinions, can act on our plans, and do speak up when we feel strongly about something. We’re essentially introverted extroverts. We can be compassionate and insightful but still sensitive. It’s definitely a collection of strong traits. 16 Personalities is one of the sites that explains all the personalities well.
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The Thing About INFJs
Let’s be real, INFJ kind of complicated. We have a lot of strong stances but are introverts. I feel like people might not get that other side of us. I know that I am usually on the quiet side but my extroverted side sometimes comes out and it throws people off completely. When I am passionate about something, I will speak up.
A big thing I know I personally have to deal with, as well as the people who are around me, is my energy levels when hanging out. A lot of INFJ are introverted extroverts, which means we actually do enjoy hanging out in crowds and socializing. However, we do need some time to ourselves and I personally tend to check out after I feel like I’m tired. I feel like this is a big thing because I know there’s things I agree to go to and others that I deny and it just depends on the amount of energy I will be required to use. I feel energized when I’m alone or at night, but I don’t mind hanging out.
INFJ can be a bit complex and for other people to just get where our head is at we have to communicate a lot. So have some patience with us!
If you want to figure out what personality are you, you can take the test for free here. Let me know what you get and if you think it represents you!