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INFP: Introvert iNtuitive Feeler Perceiver

“The Healer” (Temperament: Advocate)

INFPs are passionate about their ideals. 

They seek to live authentically, in harmony with their personal truth. While this subjective code is paramount to them, they don’t wish to impose their values on others. In turn, they don’t wish for others to impose their values on them.

INFPs learn from experimentation and exploration and many turn to the arts as an outlet to express their rich inner world. Novel experiences and the subjective response they elicit give them a greater palate of emotions to draw from in their continuous quest for satisfying self-expression and understanding.

The learning style for an INFP involves seeing patterns and connections using their intuition. Any time they try something new it gives them more experience in extrapolating these patterns. 

For this reason, one of the keys to their development is to experiment and explore. This can require that they leave their comfort zone and therefore, is easier for them to do when they’re in a resourceful state.

They are independent thinkers who like to explore new ideas and concepts without being bogged down by conventionality or tradition. They are also incredibly introspective and often highly sensitive individuals who may find it difficult to express their true feelings in a public setting.

INFPs are also highly creative problem solvers who excel at working together with others to come up with innovative solutions to difficult problems. While they may be shy and timid in some settings, they can also be strong-willed, especially when they’re passionate about something.

INFPs Cognitive Functions


Evaluates information based on subjective personal values. (more)

Perceives patterns and possibilities in the external world in real time. (more)

Catalogs sensory information and orients to what’s consistent and reliable. (more)

Assesses information based on it’s ability to produce outcomes. (more)

Quotes from INFPs

“When the world becomes a massive mess with nobody at the helm, it’s time for artists to make their mark.”
Joni Mitchell
"In a way, I was spoon-fed, if you will, a career. It was fully manufactured by a studio that believed that they could put me on their posters and turn me into their bottle of Coca-Cola, their product."
Heath Ledger
“Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now.”
Bob Ross
"There's too much darkness in the world. Everywhere you turn, someone is tryin' to tear someone down in some way; everywhere you go, there's a feeling of inadequacy, or a feeling that you're not good enough. I want to bring a certain light to the world."
Alicia Keys

INFP Celebrities

  • Robert Redford
  • Fiona Apple
  • Johnny Depp
  • Corinne Bailey Rae
  • John Frusciante
  • John Legend
  • Neil Young
  • Bob Marley
  • Kamasi Washington
  • Roger Hodgson (Supertramp)
  • Eddie Vedder
  • Bobby McFerrin
  • Tracy Chapman
  • Willie Nelson
  • Jeff Buckley
  • Joe Pug
  • Rocco Deluca
  • Elizabeth Fraser (Cocteau Twins)
  • Ben Gibbard
  • Joni Mitchell
  • Ben Harper
  • Fred Schneider (The B-52′s)
  • Sarah McLachlan
  • Elliott Smith
  • Carlos Santana
  • Bob Ross
  • Donald Glover (Childish Gambino)
  • Isabel Briggs Myers
  • Mary H. McCaulley
  • Heath Ledger
  • Ronnie James Dio
  • Bjork
  • Robert Smith (The Cure)
  • Mindy Gledhill
  • Lisa Loeb
  • Robin Guthrie (Cocteau Twins)
  • Alicia Keys
  • Heather Nova
  • Bob Dylan
  • Kirk Hammett (Metallica)
  • Sting
  • Zack De La Rocha (Rage Against the Machine)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen
  • Adam Matano
  • Lenny Kravitz
  • Paul Simon
  • Clark Graham
  • Joan Armatrading
  • Christopher McCandless
  • Drew Brown (OneRepublic)
  • Ray Lamontagne
  • Sinead O’Connor
  • Jack Bruce
  • K.D. Lang
  • Sixto Rodriguez
  • Chazwick Bradley Bundick (Toro Y Moi)
  • Val Kilmer
  • John Denver
  • Nina Simone
  • Emily Elbert

Fictional INFPs

  • Belle (Beauty and the Beast)
  • Edward Scissorhands
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