Updated: Feb 7
INFJs are completely awesome people! There are quite a few parts of our personality that make us awesome, but my personal favorite is our intuition and our ability to predict the future. We’re going over a few things that make INFJs awesome!
1. The INFJ personality type is the rarest type, found in less than 3% of the population.
Just the fact that we’re rare makes us awesome. We’re something that you don’t see every day, something that some people may not ever see. Like a rare bird or a treasure of unlimited value, we are very special and that alone makes us awesome!
2. Friends for life
INFJs make great friends. We don’t typically have a lot of friends, so when we do find someone that we connect with, we hold them very close to us. We’re very loyal. We won’t just leave at the drop of a hat. And we’ll be there for you whenever you need us, even if it’s an inconvenience for us. 2am? We’re there. You need a roadtrip buddy at the last minute? Sign us up. We’ll show up for you. It’s what we do.
Another awesome trait of INFJs that make us good friends is that we understand what you’re going though, even if we haven’t been through it. This leads us to…
3. INFJs give great advice
INFJs have something called Extroverted Feeling. It’s our auxiliary function. It means that we are great at picking up on how other people feel and feeling those feelings as if they were our own. This makes us excellent counselors because we can literally feel how other people feel, even if we have never been through what they’re going through.
We’re also excellent counselors because we give great advice. We are able to use both the thinking and the feeling sides of our brain to be able to think through scenarios that are presented to us and decide what the best course of action is. We use both our gut feelings and reason and logic to work it out.
4. We’re constantly thinking about everyone else
Because of our extroverted feeling function, we are always thinking about others. We put others before ourselves naturally. We want everyone to be comfortable and happy, no matter what the cost is for us. This makes us great at connecting with others because we can adapt to what they need.
We may not like to be the life of the party, but we are certainly the best host. We use our planning abilities to think about what everyone will need way ahead of time and prepare for all of the options that we can see.
5. We like peace
INFJs are introverts, meaning that we recharge our energy by being alone. We love to be alone in the quiet with our own thoughts. It’s where we are most happy.
We also like peace in relationships. We are great at compromising to keep our loved ones happy. We’ll go the extra mile to make sure that everyone has what they need. And when conflicts do arise, we’ll be the one in the middle negotiating for every side that gets taken. We like to help everyone else get back to peace.
6. We like making things better
INFJs are born with this amazing ability to see a situation and to see how it can be better. Every time we walk into a situation we see how it can work better, whether it’s a long line in the grocery store, a crowded train station or a new job at a company that’s run poorly, we can see exactly where the improvements need to happen.
This is true for people too. We see people as they are, but we also see what they could be. Sometimes it gets us into trouble if we idealize someone’s potential too much, but as long as we keep who they really are on the front burner it can be an amazing tool. It gives us the ability to help people see the best in themselves and inspire them to do big things with their lives. This brings us to number 7…
7. Inspiring people
INFJs are amazing at inspiring people. Because we can feel what they are feeling and relate to them so well, we can put ourselves in their shoes and tell them exactly what they need to hear. Everyone needs inspiration sometimes, but not everyone can give you such amazing inspiration that’s so uniquely tailored to what you need to hear right at that moment in your life. We’ll hit you right where you need it.
We’ll also help you identify all of the things that are holding you back and help you work through them. We’ve got a plan, because of our amazing judging preference, and we’ll show you exactly what you need to do to get the results you’re looking for.
8. We like big, seemingly impossible ideas
INFJs love to learn. We get obsessed with different things and have to know all the things about our obsession. If you ever stumble across one of our obsessions in a conversation with us, we’ll tell you everything you ever wanted to know about it. You’ll question whether we are actually introverts because of how excited and how animated we get when talking about it. Oh and how we just won’t stop talking about it.
One of our favorite topics is big ideas. We love to talk about the meaning of life or the dark side of the moon. We love to explore things that seem too big to think about or impossible to fix. We love to run through scenarios in our brains and think about possible outcomes.
Our dominant function is called Introverted Intuition. This means that we collect all kinds of data from what we see and feel and process it in our minds. While processing, we add meaning to what we see, we connect dots between what we see and what we know and we run through hundreds, sometimes thousands, of possibilities. All of this work happens in a matter of seconds and we get a feeling about something or someone. It happens so quickly and so naturally that we don’t even realize what’s happening.
Our intuition is one of our most powerful and amazing traits. We rely on it to help us figure out what decisions to make about every aspect of our lives. And the more we lean into it and listen to it, the stronger it gets.
And now for the last and final thing that makes INFJs awesome, and my personal favorite…
10. We predict the future
Our intuition is so amazing that it helps us predict the future. We’re not supernatural or psychics, well most of us aren’t, but we do have to ability to predict what’s going to happen. We use our intuition to gather information about people or events and we compare it to everything we know and have learned. We run through thousands of scenarios in our heads, comparing information, history, behavior and likely scenarios. Then we pick out the most likely scenario the feels right for us. You’d be surprised how many times we hit the nail right on the head. We surprise ourselves a lot with it too!
There are a lot of things that make INFJs really awesome people. We’ve just named a few. What do you think makes INFJs awesome? Tell me in the comments!