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Personality Type INFP: Idealist

Idealists (INFPs) have a strong sense of values and ideals. They like to do work that contributes to these values. They are focused on their own growth and that of others. They like to pass on their values and ideals to others. They may be interested in serving humanity. They are flexible and relaxed until a cherished value is threatened. Idealists like to think and talk about possibilities to positively change things in the future. They often have a lot of energy and can fully commit to projects they find important.

Preferences of the INFP:

  • Quiet, serious, sensitive, and kind
  • Loyal and faithful
  • Not interested in leading or controlling others
  • Flexible
  • Likely original and creative
  • Enjoy the present

How do others view INFPs?

INFPs easily adapt. They are flexible unless something important to them is threatened. They care a lot about other people, showing this more through actions (help) than words. They tend to observe and support rather than organize. They dislike dominating others. They sometimes tend to avoid decisions or underestimate their own achievements.

Others view INFPs as:

  • Skilled
  • Representative
  • Flexible
  • People with a sense of humor
  • Creative
  • Helpful

Pitfalls and development points of the INFP:

When INFPs find themselves in a place where they cannot use their characteristics and talents, they can sometimes:

  • Reject or not take logical systems seriously
  • Feel incompetent to process complex matters
  • Overlook the broad context of a decision
  • Work less carefully and not finish things

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