The INFJ Personality Type is known as the most rare of all personality types. It could be because they are, or because they rarely present themselves to the world. As an INFJ, you live according to your Introverted iNtuition. INFJs are fascinated with existential questions and philosophy. You want to understand the world and the people around you. My name is Erik Thor, and as an INFJ myself, I like our ability to explore deep topics with both humor and fascination.
"What I like best about the INFJ, myself included, is our ability to find wisdom in any experience. We help people find the right thing to say and do in any situation."
- Erik Thor
As a Philosopher, you have the ability to envision ideas and concepts in vivid and beautiful colour. The metaphysical world is in high definition for you. Many Philosophers develop a fascination for spiritual matters. Magic is not just a fun thought for you, it's something illuminating and profound. You get energy from connecting with the spiritual aspects of life and feel that there is value to these matters. It is not always that the INFJ believes in spiritual matters, INFJs often use reason and cold rationality to analyse life. It is that they find spiritual matters fascinating to think about.
A key thematic to the philosopher is their interest in virtue and being virtuous. Philosophers are prideful types that often live by a strong moral code. You want the world to make sense and you also want the world to be a good one where people do what is right and ethical. Often, INFJs are idealistic types that live by a strong and rigid ethical system. Interestingly, INFJs tend to ignore their own feelings when reflecting on moral matters. Instead, they form rational principles about what to do based on what can have a positive effect on other's emotions.
Now, let's talk about the INFJ A and INFJ T personality types.
The INFJ A is the Philosopher type at its best. This type of INFJ is able to use philosophy and existential insight as a means to connect with the world. You see the world as a beautiful place full of hidden meaning. You are fascinated with understanding different ideas and possibilities. The Philosopher enjoys connecting with people through deep conversations. You have a firm layer of philosophy above you. You feel that you've figured out some important truths about the world. This insight keeps you grounded and healthy. You live by firm principles and a high sense of virtue. You do what is right and what you think will set a good example for other's.
Existential doubt and existential anxiety is a key thematic to the INFJ T. You may struggle with doubt or uncertainty about various aspects of life and being alive. Doubt can keep you from participating in life, or, it can cause you to feel overwhelmed and restless. It can also cause you to second guess yourself and your actions. You may doubt if you are a good person or what is the right thing to do.
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The Philosopher | Introverted | iNtuitive | Feeling | Judging | An INFJ is one of the 16 Personalities and is known for their existential nature, and their humanitarian values.
The INFJ Cognitive Functions are:
Introverted iNtuition, which causes the INFJ to primarily become interested in existential topics.
Extroverted Feeling, causing the INFJ to become focused on understanding humanity and their tribe
Introverted Thinking, driving a need for self-improvement
Extroverted Sensing as the inferior function, as a repressed need to go out and do something for the world.
You might be an INFJ if you are:
Someone who values existential topics more than action or experience
Someone that tends to put humanitarian causes above personal interests
A protector, counsellor, idealist, diplomat, visionary, and of course, a philosopher.
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