INFJ – The Protectors

The thoughtfully creative and empathetic type. They are especially attuned to thinking up new and better ways of helping people get their needs met. They can be fiercely independent and can work tirelessly to achieve their goals. They often need a friendly reminder not to take themselves too seriously and enjoy the process as well as the achievement.

Generally well-liked by their peers, they may often be considered close friends and confidants by most other types. However, they are guarded in expressing their own feelings, especially to new people, and so tend to establish close relationships slowly. INFJs tend to be easily hurt, though they may not reveal this except to their closest companions. INFJs may “silently withdraw as a way of setting limits”, rather than expressing their wounded feelings—a behavior that may leave others confused and upset.

They like working in an environment where they can set goals and help people grow. Since they often are so good listeners and have strong integrity they often end up very appreciated leaders.

Common satisfying careers: Artists, Teachers, Science, Psychologists, Musicians, Photographers, Alternative health care, Medical Doctors and Child Care.

Notable INFJs: Plato, CG Jung, Niels Bohr, Noam Chomsky, Gandhi, Simone de Beauvoir, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Agatha Christie, Marilyn Manson, Cate Blanchett, Edward Norton, Lisa Simpson and Padmé Amidala.