According to the Myer-Briggs personality test, 16 personality types are based on four categories. Although 98% of the world share 15 of the personality types, only 2% have this type, the rarest personality type in the world. For this reason, members of this group are a mystery since many people have never met one.
INFJ, also known as Advocates.
The four categories that personality types are based on are extroversion vs. introversion, sensing vs. intuition, thinking vs. are feeling, and judging vs. perceiving. These category titles determine the name of the personality type, making INFJs introverted, intuitive, handling, and deciding as they lean further to each of those traits.
Here are some more details about this rare personality type:
When they spend time with someone, they want to talk about the essential things and hate small talk because it feels meaningless to them. When something or someone doesn’t feel entirely genuine for them, they tend to lose interest quickly.
There’s something about people with this personality type that allows other people to trust them immediately. It’s not unusual for complete strangers to start talking to an INFJ and begin telling them things many of their close friends don’t even know about them.
Whether it’s a specific insecurity or past trauma, INFJs can quickly do things about people they meet without necessarily knowing why. This also means that they can see beyond outward behavior and to the root of it.
They value truth and search for meaning in life, which is why they hate lies and when they sense that someone is manipulative. This is also what drives this type to be adventurous, as they want to expand their knowledge of the world.
This is because this personality type can adjust to social situations and are usually very open and talkative with people they’re close to. Although they may be seen as the life of the party all night, when they get home, they’ll be exhausted.
This can lead to problems as once they have established what they believe about something; they won’t back down on that belief, leaving relationships and careers behind if they don’t line up with their convictions. INFJs may even ignore laws that they don’t agree with.
Although they might use the term “friend” to describe the many people they know, someone with this personality type only keeps a select few people close to them. And these lucky few will be treated with absolute, unwavering loyalty.
Although they work well in larger groups because of how well they get along with others, they do their best work when they’re able to work alone or with only a couple other people that they trust and that think like them.
Everything they do, they want to do it right, the first time. This is a double-edged sword since they can do quality work, but also feel hurt when their work is criticized and often struggle with fear of failure or being inadequate.