• Sarah Kuhn

What Does It Mean To Be An INFJ?

Updated: Mar 30



INFJ comes from the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) personality test. It is based on their theory that everyone in the world falls into one of 16 personality types. Those personality types are made up of 4 categories.


  • Introvert/extrovert

  • Intuition/sensing

  • Feeling/thinking

  • Judging/perceiving



An INFJ is:


Favorite World: Introversion (I)


I get my energy from spending time alone, or with one other person that I’m close to. I’m most comfortable when I’m playing with an idea in my head. I see these ideas in pictures, memories, and replaying reactions from myself and others, like a movie playing in my head. These ideas are mostly consistent and stable for me, though it may take some time for me to go through all of the scenarios before I decide. There are times that I like the idea of something more than the actual thing.


Decisions: Feeling (F)


I believe we all have the right to be heard and listened to. I am committed to making decisions that are best for everyone involved, considering their values. My relationships with people tend to come across as caring and warm because it’s important to me to make everyone around me feel comfortable.


Information: Intuition (N)


I am a future-oriented thinker. I think about what might be possible and new, which is why I don’t like hands-on experience. I would rather brainstorm a solution with theories and patterns. I’m most interested in patterns and impressions and am able to see them with very little active effort. It just happens naturally. When I think about the past I focus more on the impression of the event rather than the details.


Structure: Judging (J)


I use my decision-making ( Judging) preference (whether it is Thinking or Feeling) in my outer life. I like to plan and control my life as much as possible. I’m good at checklists and schedules. I like for decisions to be made and things to be in place. This is true for my outer world. My inner world is a bit more flexible and open. Do not confuse Judging with judgmental, in its negative sense about people and events. They are not related.


Learn more


You can take a deep dive into what it means to be an INFJ on my podcast and my blog, infjwoman.com.


Start here:


The Quiet Ones Podcast


INFJ Woman Blog



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