INFJ Traits - “The Protectors”


Positive Traits:

  • Extremely intuitive
  • Searchers of hidden meaning
  • Sensitive and perceptive
  • Gifted at reading others
  • Hold strong convictions and beliefs, which they live in accordance with
  • Will not compromise their ideals
  • Tend to trust their own instincts (and with good reason) – they are usually right and they usually know it
  • Genuinely warm and affirming by nature
  • Typically gentle and caring
  • Dedicated to finding/achieving the “perfect relationship”
  • Usually have good communication skills
  • Tend to be gifted writers
  • Take commitments very seriously
  • Seek lifelong relationships
  • Have very high expectations of themselves and others
  • Good listeners
  • Once they are sure a relationship is over, they are usually able to move on
  • Deep, complex and intense
  • Artistic and creative
  • Strive to create an orderly, systematic outer world for themselves
  • Constantly defining and re-defining priorities in life
  • Put lots of energy into identifying the best system for getting things done
  • Operate on an intuitive, spontaneous basis within their inner world
  • Intuitively “know” things without being able to pinpoint exactly why and without even a thorough knowledge of the subject at hand
  • Extremely insightful about people and situations
  • Most likely of all types to have “psychic” abilities
  • Concerned for others’ feelings and careful not to hurt them
  • Perfectionists
  • Believe in constant growth and are always looking to improve
  • Can, in some ways, be easy-going
  • Natural nurturer – they make loving parents and are likely to have strong bonds with their children
  • Devoted to and protective of those they care about
  • Like to work independently
  • Rarest of all types

Negative Traits:

  • Tend to hold back part of themselves – can be secretive
  • Are often hard to get to know, difficult to understand
  • May not be good with money
  • Often not good with handling practical, day-to-day concerns
  • Tendency to believe they’re always right and dismiss/ignore other peoples’ opinions, even before fully hearing them out
  • May be prone to depression
  • Intensely dislike criticism and conflict – tend to internalize conflict and may react to it with heated, explosive anger
  • May have a hard time leaving an unhealthy relationship
  • May be highly protective of themselves and overly private, only sharing what they want and when they want to share it
  • Can be stubborn
  • Rarely at complete peace with themselves – always doubt they are living up to their full potential
  • Often not good with highly detailed tasks – will either avoid these tasks or go to other extreme and become so enveloped in detail that they lose sight of big picture
One or two.

One or two.

I know many, many people who do not believe those personality tests out there. Psychology is a science that typically has much more theoretical approaches than it does factual approaches. But never have I ever read something so accurate about myself… I thought nothing else explained my personality type but now I do. I am an INFJ and it’s unbelievable to know that only less than 3% of the population have those characteristics.

Happy day!

Happy day!

Kansas in black and white.

(Source: itslaban)

You have both war and poetry in your mind.

It is hard to believe that I have only two more semesters left until I student teach, InshaAllah! SubhanAllah, time passes by so fast. I look back and it was Him that granted me patience and strength to endure everything that happened… Always keep ahold of the rope, always. He is surely the best of all Planners, so put your trust in Him.

When I give, I give myself.

Walt Whitman (via thelovelyloner)

(Source: psych-quotes)

Tired of those people who always fall through over and over again. It makes it harder and harder to trust them with anything. The best people to have in your life are those who intuitively sense your energy on a given day. The ones who keep up with you, the ones who stay rather than the ones who come and go. They are the ones who do not feel threatened about their freedom or happiness withering away—they support their friend through the toughest of times. It is such a selfish act when they back away; it is not selfless… And then there are the ones who connect with you without being a try-hard. It is all natural—sometimes it being as if you had met them in another time. I believe in those kind of people. This reminds me of the quote by J.D. Salinger, “I’m sick of ‘just’ liking people. I wish to God I could meet somebody I could respect.”

Lawrence, Kansas.

(Source: itslaban)

As I see it, you are living with something that you keep hidden deep inside. Something heavy. I felt it from the first time I met you. You have a strong gaze, as if you have made up your mind about something. To tell you the truth, I myself carry such things around inside. Heavy things. That is how I can see it in you.

Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (Alfred A. Knopf, 2011)


And the days that I keep my gratitude higher than my expectations, I have really good days.

Ray Wylie Hubbard (via m-arieee)

(Source: emergentpattern)