I am a Dreamer. A Healer Idealist.
Those are the names of my Personality Type.
Specifically, I’m an INFP. That stands for Introverted, iNtution, Feeling, Percieving.
2% of the population shares my type.
I took the quiz twice just to be sure. (It’s kind of like taking a pregnancy test. Can you really only take just one?) I was kind of hoping to lean toward INFJ, because the first time I took it, the line between J and P was so close. I changed a couple answers that I was unsure of the first time I took it, but the second time around I was even more of an INFP. Does that makes sense?
Here’s a peek into my soul courtesy of http://www.mypersonality.info/
- INFPs are introspective, private, creative and highly idealistic individuals that have a constant desire to be on a meaningful path. They are driven by their values and seek peace. Empathetic and compassionate, they want to help others and humanity as a whole. INFPs are imaginitive, artistic and often have a talent for language and writing. They can also be described as easygoing, selfless, guarded, adaptable, patient and loyal.
- To understand Healers, we must understand their idealism as almost boundless and selfless, inspiring them to make extraordinary sacrifices for someone or something they believe in. The Healer is the Prince or Princess of fairytale, the King’s Champion or Defender of the Faith….
- INFPs are highly intuitive about people. They rely heavily on their intuitions to guide them, and use their discoveries to constantly search for value in life. They are on a continuous mission to find the truth and meaning underlying things. Every encounter and every piece of knowledge gained gets sifted through the INFP’s value system, and is evaluated to see if it has any potential to help the INFP define or refine their own path in life.
- creative, smart, idealist, loner, attracted to sad things, disorganized, avoidant, can be overwhelmed by unpleasant feelings…”
- An INFP’s feelings form the foundations of the individual. They are sacred and binding, in the sense that their emergence requires no further justification. An INFP’s feelings are often guarded, kept safe from attack and ridicule. Only a few, close confidants are permitted entrance into this domain.
- INFPs never seem to lose their sense of wonder. One might say they see life through rose-colored glasses. It’s as though they live at the edge of a looking-glassworld where mundane objects come to life, where flora and fauna take on near-human qualities.
- Their job must be fun, although not racous, and it must be meaningful to them. They need a strong purpose in their work. They want to be recognized and valued, without undue attention given to them. They may become embarrassed when make the center of attention. As a result, they may undersell their strengths in order to avoid being singled out and made to feel conspicuous. They would rather have their worth be noticed gradually over time.
Other real life INFP’s: A.A. Milne, Audrey Hepburn, Dick Clark, Fred Rogers, William Shakespeare, JRR Tolkien, Princess Diana, John F. Kennedy Jr., Laura Ingalls Wilder, John disciple of Jesus, Mary mother of Jesus.
INFP might enjoy these careers. (Some of these are especially appealing to me. Maybe afterI get my nursing degree, I’ll work on one of these.)
- Church Worker
- Employee Development Specialist
- Fashion Designer
- Graphic Web designer
- Human Resources
- Massage Therapist
- Physical Therapist
- Social Scientist
- Social Worker
- Speech Pathologist
It’s fun to do these. And a great inspiration for the start of a new year.
Happy 2009, friends.