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INFP (Introverted iNtuitive Feeling Perceiving) is one of the sixteen personality types based on the work of C.G. Jung. The description of the various types have been developed within a number of personality type systems, each having their own measuring tools' the best known of which are the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), the Keirsey Temperament Sorter and Socionics.

Referring to Keirsey INFPs belong to the temperament of the idealists and are called Healer.

In Socionics INFps belong to the club of the Humanitarians, the beta Quadra and are named "Lyricist". Examples are Ray Bradbury and Sergei Yesenin. Another notation for INFp is IEI (which is an acronym for Intuitive-Ethical Intratim, referring to the cognitive functions).

Descriptor[edit | edit source]

General Traits[edit | edit source]


  • Calm and tranquil
  • Insightful
  • Unique
  • Deeply understanding
  • Good, patient listeners
  • Physically affectionate with loved ones
  • Goes with the flow and makes an excellent sidekick
  • Loyal and wants to do things for their loved ones
  • Cheerful
  • Intense love
  • Devoted
  • Imaginative
  • Optimistic
  • Tolerant
  • Patient
  • Extremely passionate
  • Super creative
  • Lots of fun
  • Quirky
  • Adorkable


  • Low self-esteem
  • More of a follower than a leader
  • Idealizes the hell out of people and things - potentially setting themselves up for disappointment
  • Easily defeated and may give up too easily
  • Whiny
  • Pessimistic
  • Passive
  • Trusting nature can make them easily manipulated as they prefer to see the best in people
  • Naive
  • Can be divorced from reality. In la-la land at worst.
  • Victim complex
  • Physically clumsy
  • Impractical
  • Too sensitive

MBTI cognitive functions[edit | edit source]

  1. Introverted Feeling (Fi)
  2. Extroverted Intuition (Ne)
  3. Introverted Sensing (Si)
  4. Extroverted Thinking (Te)
  5. Extroverted Feeling (Fe)
  6. Introverted Intuition (Ni)
  7. Extroverted Sensing (Se)
  8. Introverted Thinking (Ti)

Socionics cognitive functions[edit | edit source]

  1. Socionics tempus.gif introverted intuition (Ni)
  2. Socionics emoveo.gif extroverted feeling (Fe)
  3. Socionics sensus.gif introverted sensing (Si)
  4. Socionics profiteor.gif extroverted thinking (Te)
  5. Socionics factor.gif extroverted sensing (Se)
  6. Socionics logos.gif introverted thinking (Ti)
  7. Socionics intueor.gif extroverted intuition (Ne)
  8. Socionics relatio.gif introverted feeling (Fi)
Model A
Socionics tempus.gif Socionics emoveo.gif
Socionics profiteor.gif Socionics sensus.gif
Socionics logos.gif Socionics factor.gif
Socionics intueor.gif Socionics relatio.gif

See also[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

MBTI and Keirsey


Myers-Briggs Types
Keirsey Temperament Sorter Types
Socionics Types

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