INFJ Strengths and Weaknesses

INFJ Strengths

INFJ strengths
  • Creative – Combining a vivid imagination with a strong sense of compassion, INFJs use their creativity to resolve not technical challenges, but human ones. People with the INFJ personality type enjoy finding the perfect solution for someone they care about, and this strength makes them excellent counselors and advisors.
  • Insightful – Seeing through dishonesty and disingenuous motives, INFJs step past manipulation and sales tactics and into a more honest discussion. INFJs see how people and events are connected, and are able to use that insight to get to the heart of the matter.
  • Inspiring and Convincing – Speaking in human terms, not technical, INFJs have a fluid, inspirational writing style that appeals to the inner idealist in their audience. INFJs can even be astonishingly good orators, speaking with warmth and passion, if they are proud of what they are speaking for.
  • Decisive – Their creativity, insight and inspiration are able to have a real impact on the world, as INFJs are able to follow through on their ideas with conviction, willpower, and the planning necessary to see complex projects through to the end. INFJs don’t just see the way things ought to be, they act on those insights.
  • Determined and Passionate – When INFJs come to believe that something is important, they pursue that goal with a conviction and energy that can catch even their friends and loved ones off guard. INFJs will rock the boat if they have to, something not everyone likes to see, but their passion for their chosen cause is an inseparable part of their personality.
  • Altruistic – These strengths are used for good. INFJs have strong beliefs and take the actions that they do not because they are trying to advance themselves, but because they are trying to advance an idea that they truly believe will make the world a better place.

INFJ Weaknesses

INFJ weaknesses
  • Sensitive – When someone challenges or criticizes INFJs’ principles or values, they are likely to receive an alarmingly strong response. People with the INFJ personality type are highly vulnerable to criticism and conflict, and questioning their motives is the quickest way to their bad side.
  • Extremely Private – INFJs tend to present themselves as the culmination of an idea. This is partly because they believe in this idea, but also because INFJs are extremely private when it comes to their personal lives, using this image to keep themselves from having to truly open up, even to close friends. Trusting a new friend can be even more challenging for INFJs.
  • Perfectionistic – INFJs are all but defined by their pursuit of ideals. While this is a wonderful quality in many ways, an ideal situation is not always possible – in politics, in business, in romance – and INFJs too often drop or ignore healthy and productive situations and relationships, always believing there might be a better option down the road.
  • Always Need to Have a Cause – INFJs get so caught up in the passion of their pursuits that any of the cumbersome administrative or maintenance work that comes between them and the ideal they see on the horizon is deeply unwelcome. INFJs like to know that they are taking concrete steps towards their goals, and if routine tasks feel like they are getting in the way, or worse yet, there is no goal at all, they will feel restless and disappointed.
  • Can Burn Out Easily – Their passion, poor patience for routine maintenance, tendency to present themselves as an ideal, and extreme privacy tend to leave INFJs with few options for letting off steam. People with this personality type are likely to exhaust themselves in short order if they don’t find a way to balance their ideals with the realities of day-to-day living.
Anonymous
2 years ago
I thought I was the only one. O_O
Anonymous
2 years ago
This is surely me
Anonymous
2 years ago
True or false? Do some infj's have trouble with commitment?
Anonymous
2 years ago
I think its more about INFJs find it hard to find someone who they can imagine spending the rest of their life with, but they are very loyal
Anonymous
2 years ago
That INFJ feel when you would rather quit your mundane job (complete with close-minded and mean customers- and you can't really say anything to them about changing their attitudes) and go out into the world to inspire others to be their best selves.
Kaitlan
2 years ago
Haha know how you feel, if I'm not good at something right away like for example I played volleyball for a year and then quit thinking that I'd be better at basketball. Well, I made the varsity team so I guess I was right on that one :)
Kaitlan
2 years ago
I am not surprised at my results, but does everyone agree that this personality type is a hard life? I find it extremely hard to talk to people and talk about anything personal.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Overcome those weaknesses; and being an infj will be easier. I think.
Anonymous
2 years ago
Yes! I find everything in my life is much more difficult. I get to thinking something is wrong with me then I read about my personality type and I just have to accept that I'm different. I wish I didn't have to work at all or go to college because I would much rather just travel and inspire people. I want to change the world, but have so many difficulties fitting into this society and what is required to be a "normal adult". There is so much corruption and injustice in the "real world" that makes it hard for me to fit in anywhere.
Anonymous
2 years ago
I completely agree. I am also an INFJ, and this is pretty accurate.
Hubutm20
2 years ago
yes, and over the years becomes more difficult
2 years ago
Not necessarily. My own mind and imagination can help me get through a lot of things. But trying to open up is SO HARD. Like, trying to find something to say but everything that pops up is either completely off-topic, a personal life issue or a joke that only I would get.
2 years ago
Same here girl, same here. It does look like a stressful life for us INFJ people.
6 months ago
my advise: don't talk to anybody about yourself! not only is it hard but you really don't have to! you may do things that you would NO WAY do public or do in front of your friends....i have told some things to my friends about my personal life but let's say that they not too personal but i have never opened up my heart to anybody about the most private ones and i don't regret! it's true that when others discuss about private things i feel a bit uncomfortable but i know how to deal with it: giving them advise and not refering to myself! i guess my ideas are more important than my personal life and that's why i mostly refer to them! also, i don't think my personal life is something illegal so there's no reason for apologizing for my "weird" private things, which i never talk about, cause these things make who i am.....i sometimes feel guilty because my personal life doesn't respond to unwritten law but at the same time i reject this kind of law because i find so many flaws in it as i feel that unwritten law restricts people's authenticity, freedom and differentiation from others and makes them go with the mass.......no, i don't want that...i'm proud to have a DIFFERENT personal life which is not necessary to reveal but at least i feel most comfortable with, i'm proud to be my-different-self and i really try to avoid the fear of whether others will accept me!....quite long reply, i'm sorry i just can't keep myself from telling these thing!
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