What in the world is an INFJ, and why do I call myself one? Well it’s quite simply really. I took a really cool test and it told me my personality was an INFJ. I recommend ya’ll check it out and let me know what ya’ll get! I’ll leave a link below so you can go check it out if you want. I would like to say that even though I call myself an INFJ I don’t restrict myself to what an INFJ is. Rather I compare myself to what an INFJ is. I realize that it is impossible two people to be exactly the same, which is why I believe I’m not going to align up exactly with the definition of an INFJ. But that’s the whole fun of it in my opinion. It’s cool to see how close I am to the definition.
So back to the question. What is an INFJ? Well INFJ is an abbreviation. I stands for Introvert, N stands for Intuitive, F stands for Feeling, and J stands for Judging. This test I took breaks down personalities into 16 different personalities. Each one has a different letter combination. Each personality has 4 letters, and each letter could be one of 2 things. I’m going to go through each one and share with ya’ll why I think I fit the category.
Disclaimer: This information below is not professional or expert. It’s all based off articles I’ve read online from various sources and my own opinion.
Introvert (I) or Extrovert (E)
This is very easy one for anyone to determine. Introverts tend to keep things more internalized whereas Extroverts are more out going and tend to be more expressive. I know for a fact that I’m an Introvert. Talking to people is very hard for me. Also going out and socializing is very taxing on me emotionally and mentally. After hanging out with people too long I tend to shut down almost. I get really quite and I retreat into myself almost.
Observant (S) or Intuitive (N)
This one is actually a very close one for me. Observants tend to be more focused on the present and past. They tend to deal with more facts and reality than being imaginative. Intuitives are the opposite. Obviously… Intuitives are imaginative and focus more on the future, ideas and possibilities. The reason this is a close one for me is because I see parts of me in both aspects. I’m very analytical and love facts. I use facts all the time and I’m constantly trying to retain all of them that I can. However, at the same time I’m very future oriented. I tend to be very idealistic and focus a lot on the future. The way I tend to think is this way. I use my facts to help me determine how I should imagine my future. So I use both. But if I had to choose one I would say Intuitive due to the fact I’m very imaginative too. I’m not as down-to-earth I usually am a dreamer. Always planning and thinking ahead to the future.
Thinking (T) and Feeling (F)
This is the easiest one for me to determine. It may surprise a few friends and family but I definitely agree. I’m more of a feeler than a thinker. Thinkers are very rational and use logic and facts to determine how they act. They use their head more than their heart. Feelers are the opposite they tend to make decisions more off feelings than thinking. They tend to be more compassionate and in tune other people’s feelings. I like to think myself to be rational and make decisions based off of my head than my heart, but I realize that’s not the case most of the time. I allow my heart to guide me. For example, I have a hard time telling people no when they ask for my help. I want to help others, it makes me happy to be able to make someone else feel better because I helped them. That is a decision based off feeling not thinking, because I’m making the decision to help them based off how everyone will feel as a result of my actions. And many of my friends and family tell me not to do it or that I need to cut back because it’s not rational. I will stretch myself thin trying to help as many people as I can as often as I can. I have other reasons too, but I definitely know for a fact that I’m a feeler and not a thinker.
Judging (J) or Prospecting (P)
This one is an easy one for me as well. Judging type is more structured. They tend to make plans and stick with them. Usually coming up with multiple plans and once they make a plan and decide they are going to do it they don’t change their mind or deviate from the plan. Prospecting are the opposite. The are more go with the flow take whatever comes at them. They’re more comfortable with taking challenges as they come rather than making a plan ahead of time. For me I hate that. I can’t stand not having a plan. I plan for everything. Out of my friend group I’m the one who is always asking “So what’s the plan guys? What are we doing?” Not having a plan bugs the snot out of me. So I’m definitely a Judging type.
So that’s why I think I’m an INFJ. As I stated before I’m no expert and this information is just from what I’ve gathered from various sources. I encourage you to read around for yourself and find out more information about it. 16 Personalities website has a ton of cool information about it. I definitely recommend checking them out. Oh and before I forget here’s my results incase you are curious on what I got.
I’m also curious on what ya’ll got as well! I’m gonna give ya’ll the link to the test below. I’d love to hear what ya’ll get! I hope you all learned something new today or at least found it interesting. I definitely did. Anyways, till next time. Peace, and God Bless!!