INFP Personality Type
Have you ever had this feeling that you were special or different from everyone else? I think this feeling says a lot about what the INFP is. The INFP knows they are in part magical and that they have special powers and abilities beyond what is normal. They are rebellious nonconformists and misfits. They have a unique sense of self, but despite this, they tend to be peaceful and harmony oriented. They dislike conflict and want to be able to be true to themselves – and accepted – for their individuality.
The INFP grows up gradually developing a wisdom that goes beyond what is normal or what a person should have. They spend a lot of time pondering life and why they are here, digging deeper into life’s existential topics. They can become obsessed by an idea or a dream. Their dreams can make them impractical and unable to deal with practical matters of life.
INFPs need a great deal of harmony and struggle with conflict and authority. They get stressed out easily by work life and outer pressure. They don’t like to be pushed or pressured and prefer to do things that feel more in tune with their authentic self. This is why many INFPs pursue careers in arts and music, but academic professions are also a good idea.
INFP Body Language
- Artistic fingers
- Philosophers wrist
- Rebels palm
- Idealistic Gestures
- Reporters jaw
- Thousand Yard Gaze
- Inventors Surprise
- The Listening Counsellor
These are the hallmark qualities you will be looking for in the INFP body language. What do they mean? Artistic fingers come from feeling perceiving and suggests natural and free-flow finger movements pointing towards the person themselves. By pointing to yourself, you show that you are sharing of yourself and your own individuality with others.
There are multiple subtypes within the INFP indicating whether they push more on introverted intuition, introverted feeling, or an adaptable form of feeling, or an adaptable form of intuition. You determine your subtype by seeing which function has the dominant priority in your life.
The sage is a common manifestation of the INFP. This subtype is considered almost unnaturally calm and serene, as well as very wise and insightful. They tend to appear detached and withdrawn, sometimes reclusive. They struggle with outer pressure and feel pushed by the system to act or be or do something, and lack motivation and control.
The Introverted Feeling dominant INFP is focused on mental balance and harmony. They seek to spread harmony and peace in their environment, focusing on making people relax. They focus most on their quest for self-awareness and tend to be very introspective. They feel anxious and controlled by their environment and tied or forced into a stereotype.
The Feeling Perceiving dominant INFP is focused on their own authentic self and how they express themselves. They are typically also very interested in other people, and love to study and observe people. Excellent readers of people. They often feel observed and too seen by others, and strongly dislike being in the spotlight.
The iNtuitive Perceiving dominant INFP is typically very rebellious and focused on change. They are catalysts that need variation most of all. They don’t like to commit to anything and prefer to keep options open. They love exploring new ideas and trying new things. They often struggle with disharmony and conflict and feel tense about conflicts around them.
Level one: Struggles include refusing to confront and deal with their own anger, withdrawing from others or blowing up under pressure. Can be very reclusive and withdrawn, and can ghost and disappear from friends and avoid reality. Live in a world of dreams and avoid taking responsibility for their situation. Overly antagonistic, blaming others for their failures. They tend to procrastinate and take long to do anything, hope problems will go away on their own.
Level two: Start to open up more about problems and become more aware of the environment around them. Starts trying to take an effort to make changes around them and starts up new initiatives, sharing new ideas with others. Slightly fear rejection. Start voicing issues and problems they have but still conflict avoidant.
Level three: Show high wisdom and awareness of their surroundings, recognising deep truths that most people miss. Participate in life and use their awareness to make the world a better place. Share their personal truth in harmony with other people. Know they are special but also recognise the special things about others.