Have you ever felt like you didn’t quite fit in in the world? The INFP Dreamer personality type is known for a rich imagination and a vast inner world. As a Dreamer, you often think about who you are, and what your purpose is in life.

Having a strong sense of identity and a hard-wired values system can make you feel alone at times. The more aware you are of yourself and your unique values and ideas, the more apart you can feel from other people. This is the dilemma of the unique soul of the Dreamers. 

"I had to learn, not just how to be myself, but to love and trust myself."

Firstly, as a Dreamer, you may at times feel that your values clash with the everyday norms around you. We as a collective system may do things that you disagree with. Dreamers see how the world could be different and struggle because the world is not how it could be with your unique eyes. What’s worse is, it may sometimes be impractical. It could even impossible for you to be who you truly want to be. The system does not always give room for your individuality.

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Finally, you may be forced to make compromises that cause conflict with your deep rooted authenticity. Should you just surrender and become a part of the mainstream, or can you find a way to stay true to your heart? Share your experiences about being an INFP in the comments and see how other INFPs experience life. And remember, you’re not alone - yet, there is nobody exactly like you. You’re unique, but we are all together in our uniqueness.

The Dreamers in Short

The archetypes that INFPs relate to the most are:
  • The Healer, that seeks to grow and overcome pain and hardship. The Healer is an Introverted archetype. INFPs are some of the most introverted of all personality types.
  • The Giver, who wants to leave a positive impact on the world. The Giver is a Feeling archetype. INFPs are one of the personality types that value and listen the most to their emotions.
  • The Sage, who has remarkable insight and wisdom. The Sage is an iNtuitive archetype. INFPs are more iNtuitive than Sensory, but can learn to wield both effectively.
  • The Thinker, who represents introspection, processing, and analysis. The thinker is a Perceiving archetype. INFPs are more Perceiving than Judging, but have a good ability to discipline and control themselves.
The INFPs are known for four cognitive functions:
  • Introverted Feeling, which represents their key strength and highest purpose in life. Introverted Feeling represents values, ethics and your sense of identity.
  • Extroverted iNtuition, which is a strong goal and guiding principle for the INFP to measure themselves against. Extroverted iNtuition represents change, innovation and progress.
  • Introverted Sensing, which is a tool the INFPs can learn to utilise effectively if they work hard. Introverted Sensing represents expertise, knowledge and being down-to-earth.
  • Extroverted Thinking, which is a strong weakness for most INFPs. Extroverted Thinking represents effectiveness, resourcefulness and system thinking.

If you can understand the cognitive functions and your key personality traits, you have the key to understanding the INFP.

INFP A & INFP T

The INFP A personality type trusts in themselves and has confidence to speak out about their values and beliefs. The INFP T is more cautious, worrying more about how they come across. As an INFP T, you may retreat into a world of your own. You can sometimes feel alienated from other people. If you can develop confidence and manage your emotional turbulence, you can become more Assertive. Assertive types are more comfortable in their own skin and more passionate.

You will want to find your MBTI Flow State. Your flow state is who you are at your best, when you can express yourself fully with complete confidence. Find a way to feel comfort in your own skin and your own identity. Consider coaching as an option to become more confident and self-secure. Learn my options for coaching:

INFP Subtypes

Learn more about the INFP Subtypes

Learn more about the difference between the INFP A "Butterfly" and T "Wallflower" in this video.

Are you an INFP?

Not an INFP? You could also be an INFJ, ENFP, INTP or ISFP. How do you tell the difference?

INFP vs INFJ

The INFJ personality type is more of a mediator. This type uses a form of Judging to influence other people. They are communicators and better at managing conflict and diplomacy. They are however, less self-aware and do not know themselves as well as the INFP. INFJs can at times go against their own values in order ot keep the peace with the tribe.

INFP vs ENFP

The ENFP personality type is more of a rebel. This type is more outgoing in their campaign against the world. They know themselves and what they want and will follow their own compass no matter what. They are not afraid of conflict and will fight to protect themselves and their own interests. ENFPs are more extroverted and work better with a team. They need social stimulation to get energy.

INFP vs INTP

The INTP personality type is a Reformer at heart. They work to improve and better themselves and the world around them. The INTP understand that you need to break things in order to rebuild them. They take a meticulous approach, working to perfect themselves. INTPs ignore their own feelings and have a thick-skin and the ability to keep working at something, even if it is a little uncomfortable.

INFP vs ISFP

Finally, the ISFP is not a Sage. They prefer applying theory and have little patience for the abstract. ISFPs live life on their own two feet and focus on enjoying the simple things in life. They are often drawn to having an art or skill they can master completely.

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2 comments on “INFP Personality Type | The Dreamer | INFP A | INFP T”

  1. I have now taken 5 separate tests and get infp. Though i also seem to border isfp by 1 % on humanmetrics. Truity puts my top 3 closest matches as intp, isfp, and infp. I guess it is coming down to how much stress i am under when i take the tests. I also stop to ask what is the question actually asking? Now to find my ennegram. Thank you so much for this.

  2. Thanks, Erik. You really are my favorite MBTI resource. Your passion and insight is apparent, and I really appreciate all you do.

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