Infp = Healers

I took the Myers-Briggs tests many times as part of my career.   based on Jungian principles, it identifies 16 personality types, and INFPs represent only 4% of the general population.

I post a link here. If I didn't identify and had not taken this test many times, I would not, but I feel like it totally spells "m.e. ME".


I – Introversion preferred to extraversion: INFPs tend to be quiet and reserved. They generally prefer interacting with a few close friends rather than a wide circle of acquaintances, and they expend energy in social situations (whereas extraverts gain energy).

N – Intuition preferred to sensing: INFPs tend to be more abstract than concrete. They focus their attention on the big picture rather than the details, and on future possibilities rather than immediate realities.

F – Feeling preferred to thinking: INFPs tend to value personal considerations above objective criteria. When making decisions, they often give more weight to social implications than to logic.

P – Perception preferred to judgment: INFPs tend to withhold judgment and delay important decisions, preferring to "keep their options open" should circumstances change.


Healers present a calm and serene face to the world, and can seem shy, even distant around others. But inside they're anything but serene, having a capacity for personal caring rarely found in the other types. Healers care deeply about the inner life of a few special persons, or about a favorite cause in the world at large. And their great passion is to heal the conflicts that trouble individuals, or that divide groups, and thus to bring wholeness, or health, to themselves, their loved ones, and their community.

Healers have a profound sense of idealism that comes from a strong personal sense of right and wrong. They conceive of the world as an ethical, honorable place, full of wondrous possibilities and potential goods. In fact, to understand Healers, we must understand that their deep commitment to the positive and the good is almost boundless and selfless, inspiring them to make extraordinary sacrifices for someone or something they believe in. Set off from the rest of humanity by their privacy and scarcity, Healers can often feel even more isolated in the purity of their idealism.

Also, Healers might well feel a sense of separation because of their often misunderstood childhood. Healers live a fantasy-filled childhood-they are the prince or princess of fairy tales-an attitude which, sadly, is frowned upon, or even punished, by many parents. With parents who want them to get their head out of the clouds, Healers begin to believe they are bad to be so fanciful, so dreamy, and can come to see themselves as ugly ducklings. In truth, they are quite OK just as they are, only different from most others-swans reared in a family of ducks.

At work, Healers are adaptable, welcome new ideas and new information, are patient with complicated situations, but impatient with routine details. Healers are keenly aware of people and their feelings, and relate well with most others. Because of their deep-seated reserve, however, they can work quite happily alone. When making decisions, Healers follow their heart not their head, which means they can make errors of fact, but seldom of feeling. They have a natural interest in scholarly activities and demonstrate, like the other Idealists, a remarkable facility with language. They have a gift for interpreting stories, as well as for creating them, and thus often write in lyric, poetic fashion. Frequently they hear a call to go forth into the world and help others, a call they seem ready to answer, even if they must sacrifice their own comfort.


Notable INFPs:

Isabel Myers
Diana, Princess of Wales
Albert Camus
Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Søren Kierkegaard
C.S. Lewis
Hans Christian Andersen
William Shakespeare
John Milton
William Blake
Edgar Allan Poe
Virginia Woolf
Sylvia Plath
George Orwell
John Lennon
Andy Warhol
Vincent Van Gogh
Tim Burton
David Lynch
Antoine de Saint Exupery
A.A. Milne
Bill Watterson
Margaret Mead
Bill Bryson
J.D. Salinger
J.K. Rowling
Alanis Morissette
Jeff Mangum
Johnny Depp

simplygirl simplygirl
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3 Responses Dec 7, 2012

Astute description

This is absolutely fascinating. I think it all describes you so well. Kinda spooky. (joking) :)

So what is your view of yourself knowing that?

These are my results for years and many's quite popular around these parts. It always felt accurate.

But me...I look the same in the mirror as always. But older than before.

Explain skydiving into that equation then

After you explain how Johnny Depp is like William Shakespeare, lol. It's not what I do, but how I am.

I never knew Johnny was into Willy

I never knew Lennon was Magnum.

He at least made a song for his son

And thankful that Diana brought fashion to the UK royalty. See! We aren't a complete waste!

Waste??? Who is a waste?

Not an INFP!! *smiles*

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