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INFJ - The "Confidant"

Jungian Personality Types, Take the Personality Test

INFJs, making up an estimated 1% of all people, are the most rare type (males even more so). They are introspective, caring, sensitive, gentle and complex people that strive for peace and derive satisfaction from helping others. INFJs are highly intuitive, empathetic and dedicated listeners. These traits tend to act as a "tell me what's wrong" sign on their forehead, hence the nicknames Confidant, Counselor or Empath. INFJs are intensely private and deeply committed to their beliefs. See MyPersonality PRO™ for a full description of your personality type.

INFJ Representation



NF (Visionary)

INFJ Population
Total: 1%
Male: 0.5%
Female: 1.5%

Primary Function
Secondary Function
Tertiary Function
Least Function

About the INFJ
Expert Quotes & Links

"INFJs are gentle, caring, complex and highly intuitive individuals. Artistic and creative, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. Only one percent of the population has an INFJ Personality Type, making it the most rare of all the types."
- Portrait of an INFJ (The Personality Page)

"INFJs enjoy a greater clarity of perception of inner, unconscious processes than all but their INTJ cousins. Just as SP types commune with the object and "live in the here and now" of the physical world, INFJs readily grasp the hidden psychological stimuli behind the more observable dynamics of behavior and affect."
- INFJ Profile (TypeLogic)

"creative, smart, focus on fantasy more than reality, attracted to sad things, fears doing the wrong thing, observer, avoidant..."
- INFJ Jung Type Descriptions (
"...desire to contribute to the welfare of others and genuinely enjoy helping their companions. Although Counsleors tend to be private, sensitive people, and are not generally visible leaders, they nevertheless work quite intensely with those close to them, quietly exerting their influence behind the scenes..."
"INFJs tend to be devoted to what they believe in and seek work where their needs, values, and ideals can be deeply engaged. They move on the wave of their inspirations and are determined to see that their values are worked out in their lives. They will work toward their goals individually and, when needed, will put together a team of other highly dedicated people like themselves."
- INFJ - The Mystic (Lifexplore)

Famous INFJs

Real INFJ People

Fictional INFJs (Characters)

INFJ Career Matches

INFJs are often happy with the following jobs which tend to match well with the Confidant/Visionary personality.

  • Actor
  • Artist
  • Alternative Medicine
  • Clergy
  • Consultant
  • Church Worker
  • Chiropractor
  • Child Development
  • Child Care Worker
  • Doctor
  • Dentist
  • Designer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Educational Consultant
  • Human Resources
  • Librarian
  • Musician
  • Marketer
  • Missionary
  • Psychologist/Counselor
  • Photographer
  • Psychiatrist
  • Systems Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Trainer
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Writer

INFJ Communities

Learn more about INFJs from the INFJs themselves by joining a group, forum or e-mail list.

More INFJ Information

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