"INFP’s are quiet, creative, sensitive, and perceptive souls who often strike others as shy, reserved, and cool. These folks have a rare capacity for deep caring and commitment — both to the people and causes they idealize. INFP’s guide their behavior by a strong inner sense of values, rather than by conventional logic and reason. Forced to cope with this facts-and-figures “real” world we inhabit, INFP’s may appear to have been imported from another galaxy! They gravitate toward creative or human service careers which allow them to use their instinctive sense of empathy and remarkable communication skills. Strongly religious, spiritual or philosophical people, INFP’s may see the purpose of their lives as an inner journey, quest or personal unfolding. More practical or rational types may tend to discredit the INFP’s sources of understanding as mystical. The search for a soul mate is a preoccupation for many INFP’s, who must balance their need for privacy and peace with their yearning for human connection. If there seems to be an air of sadness in the INFP’s spirit, blame it on this type’s longing for the perfect in all things."
THE INFP PERSONALITY PORTRAIT
"I don’t want people to matter to me too much. Sometimes it hurts too much to think about them. Ones you love who don’t love you, ones who are dead or hate you, ones who you think about but never get to be with. I like people but when I get too close, it fucks me up and I can’t get things done."