INFJ Personality (“The Advocate”)

The INFJ personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. As Diplomats, they have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is the accompanying Judging (J) trait – INFJs are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.

INFJs tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.
INFJ personality

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INFJs indeed share a unique combination of traits: though soft-spoken, they have very strong opinions and will fight tirelessly for an idea they believe in. They are decisive and strong-willed, but will rarely use that energy for personal gain – INFJs will act with creativity, imagination, conviction and sensitivity not to create advantage, but to create balance. Egalitarianism and karma are very attractive ideas to INFJs, and they tend to believe that nothing would help the world so much as using love and compassion to soften the hearts of tyrants.

Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.

Martin Luther King

INFJs find it easy to make connections with others, and have a talent for warm, sensitive language, speaking in human terms, rather than with pure logic and fact. It makes sense that their friends and colleagues will come to think of them as quiet Extraverted types, but they would all do well to remember that INFJs need time alone to decompress and recharge, and to not become too alarmed when they suddenly withdraw. INFJs take great care of other’s feelings, and they expect the favor to be returned – sometimes that means giving them the space they need for a few days.

Live to Fight Another Day

Really though, it is most important for INFJs to remember to take care of themselves. The passion of their convictions is perfectly capable of carrying them past their breaking point and if their zeal gets out of hand, they can find themselves exhausted, unhealthy and stressed. This becomes especially apparent when INFJs find themselves up against conflict and criticism – their sensitivity forces them to do everything they can to evade these seemingly personal attacks, but when the circumstances are unavoidable, they can fight back in highly irrational, unhelpful ways.

To INFJs, the world is a place full of inequity – but it doesn’t have to be. No other personality type is better suited to create a movement to right a wrong, no matter how big or small. INFJs just need to remember that while they’re busy taking care of the world, they need to take care of themselves, too.

Advocates You May Know

4 months ago
I am so happy that I took this test. For the last 2 years I was wondering why I was so different from my friends, but now I know. They are all extroverts and I am 79% introvert. I was always wondering why I was always thinking and feeling more about things but that is because I am with feeling 51% and with turbulent I am 69%. Thank you so much for helping me. It also suprises me that so little people are advocates!
1 month ago
me too! I felt all alone and now I know I'm not!!
5 months ago
I know that I always live with a person who is far from me, even in opposition to being accepted and hiding everything with everyone including my family. My :Introverted-53%, Intuitive-59%, Feeling-68%, Judging-57%, Turbulent-54% I think I'm pretty stable :)) I can control myself Finally, I think we are special individuals, we are not like other individuals and we are rare, we are the main character behind us and only we can understand. myself. Do not be sad when other people, cheer up because we are not the same:)))) be smile
5 months ago
A surprise to be sure, but a welcome one!
6 months ago
My result : The Advocate (INFJ-A) (Introverted-67%, Intuitive-80%, Feeling-100%, Judging-75%, Assertive - 67% Role - Diplomat Strategy - Confident Individualism I am blessed to stumble on this. People telling I am eerie & lonely, that they can't relate to the deep things I say. The truth is, i love my solitude and I just do not conform to their way of thinking. I do not mind "walking alone in life" but my heart is so big that it can feel every layer/strand of emotions. I knew at a very young age I was different. I always look at things in a wider perspective. I envision things in my life with the things I have now. I have an ocean of thoughts and questions like what and how I can contribute to the world, how I will touch and transform people's lives, things I can do to help/serve people. All these things boil inside me. I wish there will be more people who can relate to me and will respect my uniqueness/rarity.
6 months ago
i took the test couple days ago and I got INFJ-T... and still I'm amazed by how accurate this test is! this is so me!! It helps me to know myself even more... even though the person with INFJ personality is a rare breed (lol) Im so glad to find out that Im not alone here.
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