10 Signs You’re an INFJ

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INFJ (the rarest personality type on the planet) refers to a person whose cognitive functions prioritize in the order of Introverted Intuition, Extroverted Feeling, Introverted Thinking, and Extroverted Sensing. They are commonly referred to as the Sage, and despite their rarity in society, they are very common among communities which follow depth psychology, or MBTI. The following are ten ways to tell if you are an INFJ:

1. You’re Introverted, but your friends disagree.

It is rather common for INFJs to have circles of friends with whom they are constantly extroverting with and appear completely comfortable. Despite needing to recharge your batteries after social encounters, you appear completely natural and comfortable throughout them. Your strength in social situations comes from your ability to use your Extroverted Feeling to navigate the feelings of those around you, in addition to your grasp over your aspirational Se. As a result of maturity, your aspirational Extroverted Sensing in coordination with Extroverted Feeling allows you to become the life of the party.

2. You’re a perfectionist (Which sometimes makes you procrastinate).

Due to you always striving for perfection, you can sometimes find yourself procrastinating out of a fear of failure. But realistically, the project you would be afraid of failing at, would be completed by you at a quality which would far surpass the capability of most people. With maturity however, INFJs can often overcome this and achieve that perfection and gain an amazing self confidence in the field of their choice.

3. You can sometimes find yourself mirroring the people around you.

Often, you can find yourself adapting the morals and behaviors of those who you keep close around you. This can often allow you to motivate yourself amongst a group of highly capable people to push you forward towards the perfection you desire, or you can find yourself being dragged down into negative circles where you can find yourself addicted to anything from video games, to drugs.

4. You can will your way through any hardship

INFJs have an incredible ability to overcome severe circumstances of hardship and trauma through their sheer willpower. Even when it looks like they are losing, they are hanging on and pushing forward to the future that they desire.

5. You are future focused

You are always looking towards the future, using willpower to push forwards to achieve your desires. This is often manifesting through relationships or employment, where an INFJ would be more than willing to end a relationship if they did not see it going anywhere and would start looking for a new job if they did not see a future within the company.
To further complement this, they can find themselves being highly critical of circumstances in the past and will only seem to remember the bad experiences that they were exposed to.

6. Freedom is extremely important to you

In being future focused, INFJs will visualize a path forward to the future that they desire. Taking away their freedom or setting up unnecessary roadblocks in the way of an INFJ will provoke them to anger. This is because the path which they have chosen is highly calculated, where a prize is visualized and delaying them from reaching their dream is a major pet peeve of the INFJ.

7. You are focused on what is right.

You feel compelled to protect the marginalized and weak, resulting in INFJs having a reputation for becoming ‘social justice warriors’. This leads them to take professions in areas such as medicine, and if they decide on a career where they are not helping people, they will typically devote time towards charity work. You are also afraid of being a bad person, which motivates you further in doing what you believe to be right.
You will also often find yourself standing up to bullies on other people’s behalf or supporting someone through a difficult time in their life. You will be known for trying your hardest to mediate arguments, as you strongly believe in keeping the peace in social situations.

8. Your biggest requirement in a relationship is loyalty.

There is nothing you love more in a person than loyalty. There is nothing an INFJ desires more than creating their own wolf pack that they can be super loyal to, and have that loyalty reciprocated.
From their desire for loyalty, they can sometimes find themselves conducting loyalty checks, where they will put someone in an unpleasant situation to see if they will still be loyal. Your desire for loyalty will cause you to find yourself door slamming anybody who betrays your trust, even for things other people would consider trivial, or presumptive.

9. You tend to be right.

That’s right, you are constantly right. Whenever it comes to a logical process, you will be dead on the mark as to what is correct. When you are wrong, it’s usually only because all the information was not available at the time when you started assessing the logical process at hand.

10. You find yourself feeling guilty a lot.

You will often find yourself going from feeling zero guilt, to being overcome by it. This is because an INFJ is fearful at the idea of them being a potentially bad person. This motivates them to do what is right and is what causes their involvement in volunteer work.

For a more in-depth look at the INFJ personality type, check out my Who are the INFJs Post, or all of my INFJ posts.

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Thanks for posting the blog; this is a good and interesting list for INFJ. For me, as this type, while I am a perfectionist and occasionally procrastinate, I have found that it isn’t the perfectionism that could cause the procrastination. Instead, I may procrastinate because I’m still “sensing” out the project and I haven’t had the ah-ha moment that will allow me to go to the next step of the project. It’s that feeling that if I wait a bit more, I’ll sense something that will really round out or improve the step in the project or will be the… Read more »


Spot. On. Wow.