INFP Cognitive Functions
- Introverted iNtuition, associated with theoretical prowess and our ability to explain life.
- iNtuitive Perceiving, connected to our ability to see options and to vary ourselves, to multitask and adapt a new idea in a situation
- Feeling Perceiving, generally associated with honesty and ethics and personal considerations and nuanced behaviour and judgement
- Introverted Feeling, usually connected to our ability to understand ourselves and how we feel and to take on or see something from another persons perspective or viewpoint.
The INFP artist feels often bound by tradition and how their past has been, to the extent that it cuts off their ideas and theories and their view of the future. The INFP artist can feel stuck and locked in by convention and by life: they can not change their future or make their dreams happen.
The INFP Philosopher wants to understand and know if someones idea is going to work and where it will lead. They want to think rationally and understand it better. They want to push themselves and test and master something.
Feeling perceiving gives this type strength of ethics and individual character, as well as the ability to speak truthfully and candidly on things. But Extroverted Feeling makes this type overly concerned with whether other people are being truthful.
There is a desire to want to know the full story of other people and to really see them as they are, to not be fooled by what they tell you, and to see their behaviour for what it is. And the INFP Reporter wants to make sure they really know people, and how they really are, so they study people and keep themselves busy. Practical projects are considered smarter than your ideas and INFP reporters will often tell themselves their ideas are stupid.