INFJ Personality Type

The Advisor in Myers Briggs

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What is the INFJ personality type (The Advisor)?
People with an INFJ personality type tend to be determined, reserved, and altruistic in their behavior. They are idealists and are passionate about making the world a better place. They enjoy close relationships with a few people, but usually prefer working alone.

INFJ Personality Traits

Introverted INFJs exhaust quickly around people and recharge by spending time by themselves.

They tend to overlook small details and instead focus on the entire perspective. They love to see how everything connects together.

Advisors prioritize their emotions. They tend to base decisions on what they feel is right rather than what might be logically sound, making them very empathetic.

They are also very structured and organized. INFJs like to plan ahead and follow processes and schedules.


In summary, INFJ personality types tend to...

  • Work hard to improve the lives of those around them.
  • Focus on the whole perspective, rather than the minor details.
  • Base decisions on emotions and intuition rather than logic.
  • Enjoy structured days that allow them to follow a schedule.
  • Commit themselves completely to a set of moral values.

INFJ Meaning

  • (I) INTROVERSION: Introverts tend to draw energy from spending time alone.
  • (N) INTUITION: Intuitive types tend to love to explore new ideas and think in terms of the big picture.
  • (F) FEELING: Feeling types usually prioritize emotion over logic, often choosing to follow their gut when making decisions.
  • (J) JUDGING: Judging types tend to be very structured and organized.

INFJ Strengths

Every personality archetype has strengths and blind spots, and these are often amplified in professional settings where we often encounter a diverse group of people with vastly different backgrounds and value systems.

Myers-Briggs INFJ Strengths

Strengths that are typically associated with the INFJ personality type include...

  • Sensitivity to the needs of those around them
  • Idealistic thinking that enables change
  • Ability to connect deeply with other people
  • Unwavering commitment to their values
  • Desire to help better the lives of others

INFJ Weaknesses

Myers-Briggs INFJ Weaknesses

Weaknesses that are typically associated with the INFJ personality type include...

  • Tendency to be easily offended or upset
  • Perfectionist ideals that can create unrealistic expectations
  • Difficulty facing and resolving conflict
  • Deeply private attitude and demeanor
  • Struggling to compromise when it relates to their values

How INFJ personality types like to work

Myers-Briggs INFJ Communicating

Communicating with an INFJ personality type

Overall, create meaningful conversation and use sensitivity when addressing difficult situations.
Myers-Briggs INFJ Meeting

Meeting with an INFJ personality type

Understand their need for internal processing and personal time by keeping meetings concise.
Myers-Briggs INFJ Emailing

Emailing an INFJ personality type

Utilize pleasantries and try to create personal connections when emailing an INFJ.
Myers-Briggs INFJ Feedback

Giving feedback to an INFJ personality type

When giving feedback to INFJs, be sure to include encouraging compliments alongside constructive criticism.
Myers-Briggs INFJ Conflict

Resolving conflict with an INFJ personality type

Recognize and address what they are feeling, while sharing your own perspective—expect to work toward a compromise.

INFJ Motivations

When people experience pain, stress, or dissatisfaction, it can usually be attributed to energy-draining activities. Therefore, it’s important to know what kinds of activities energize each personality type and which activities drain them.

Myers-Briggs INFJ Motivations

INFJ personality types tend to be motivated and energized by...

  • Making a positive difference in the world
  • Taking private time for themselves
  • Solving complex problems with creative thinking
  • Connecting to others on a deeper level
  • Following a set routine each day

INFJ Stress

Myers-Briggs INFJ Stress

INFJ personality types tend to be stressed and drained by...

  • Tensions caused by external conflict
  • Large social gatherings and new people
  • Tasks that require focusing on details
  • Disappointment or personal failure
  • Criticism from people they care about

INFJ Careers

INFJs tend to thrive in environments that align with their beliefs and values. They enjoy connecting deeply with those around them having the opportunity to bring positive change to their community.

Myers-Briggs INFJ Energized at Work

INFJ personality types feel energized at work when...

  • They are asked to create a solution that will improve the lives of others.
  • Their boss work to build a personal relationship with them.
  • Their peers are also motivated to help others.
  • Their direct reports are friendly but hard-working.
Myers-Briggs INFJ Drained at work

INFJ personality types feel drained at work when...

  • They have to inconvenience or upset others.
  • Their boss frequently gives blunt feedback.
  • Their peers cause unnecessary conflict.
  • Their direct reports aren’t altruistically motivated.

Advisors work well in positions that give them opportunities to help others and allow them to work on their own. Their hardworking attitude and desire to make the world a better place makes them an asset for many jobs.

Myers-Briggs INFJ Common Jobs

Common jobs for people with INFJ personality types

  • Writer
  • Non-profit Entrepreneur
  • Teacher
  • Counselor
  • Interior Designer
  • Physician
  • Psychologist
  • Artist

INFJ Relationships (Professional)

INFJs offer a strong sense of empathy and drive. They can help others understand the importance of contributing to making the world a better place.

Myers-Briggs INFJ Working With

INFJ personality types tend to work well with others who...

  • Take the time to get to know them outside of work
  • Make an effort to help those around them
  • Value consistency and predictability
Myers-Briggs INFJ Professional Obstacles

INFJ personality types may hit obstacles in professional relationships when they...

  • Feel hurt or rejected by others
  • Struggle to deliver necessary feedback or criticism
  • Believe others are going against their values

INFJ Relationships (Romantic)

INFJs can be attentive, helpful partners who know how to make others feel better. They are passionate about positive improvement and can help their partners work to achieve their goals.

Myers-Briggs INFJ Romantic Strengths

In a romantic relationship, Advisor personality types bring strengths like...

  • Open, honest commitment to their partner
  • Optimistic, motivated attitude
  • Ability to listen empathetically and open-mindedly
Myers-Briggs INFJ Romantic Troubles

In romantic relationships, Advisor personality types may have trouble...

  • Addressing and working through conflict
  • Openly sharing negative emotions
  • Accepting bad news or criticism

INFJ Females

Women with the INFJ personality type

INFJ Females tend to be reserved, empathetic people. They are likely to value healthy structure and stability, while tending to remain open to new ideas and solutions. They often have a natural desire to help others and make moral choices. Though they may have a difficult time facing conflict, they are likely to work to maintain peaceful, close relationships.

INFJ Females

Famous INFJ Females

  • Amy Winehouse
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
  • Kate Winslet
  • Lady Gaga
  • Marie Kondo
  • Sylvia Plath
  • Nicole Kidman

INFJ Males

Men with the INFJ personality type

INFJ males tend to be emotionally-connected introverts, who honor their values and empathize with others. They are likely to prefer spending time alone or with small groups of close friends and family. Though they may face criticism from prejudiced people for being so well connected to their own emotions, their ability to see things from different perspectives helps them make considerate, thoughtful choices. They tend to be naturally peace-seeking and may avoid conflict by seeming agreeable in conversation.

INFJ Males

Famous INFJ Males

  • Morgan Freeman
  • Tom Selleck
  • Nelson Mandela
  • Jimmy Carter
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Daniel Day-Lewis

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Related Personality Types

Below are the DISC and Enneagram types that are similar to Myers-Briggs Type INFJ. 

DISC Type Si or Sc

Enneagram Type 4 or 9

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