Personality and Personal Growth: INFP Personality
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When you have the INFP personality type, you can use it to improve your personal development efforts. However, you have to better understand your personality to make sure that this happens. Those who have this personality are often referred to as The Healer. They typically pursue truth in all areas of their life, seek meaning in their life, feel that there is always potential for a better future and have their own flair for accomplishing these.
They tend not to judge others and they feel that people should be left to find their own path. They are compassionate and they like to explore their own values and idea while encouraging other people to do the same. They also like to put some focus on finding new ways to express themselves that are safe, creative and a way to help other people.
In everything that they do, the INFP person wants to do it with originality and authenticity. Within themselves, they are constantly searching for truth and meaning. They do not care for tradition and rather take time themselves to determine what is truly right. They are often described as being unconventional and offbeat and they do not feel the need to conform to society. They do not care about fitting into crowds and rather be true to themselves no matter what.
If their values are violated, they tend to react strongly. However, they also find it important to support others and to be accommodating.
Looking at the INFP Personality Type in the Population
If you are an INFP personality type, you probably want to know how many other people share your personality. This is not a very common personality, but you are likely not surprised to hear this. When looking at the population as a whole, this personality type is the ninth most common. The following statistics demonstrate the INFP personality in the population:
When looking at the general population, four percent of people have an INFP personality
When looking only at men, four percent of the people have the INFP personality
When looking only at women, five percent of the people have the INFP personality
Common Hobbies Among those with the INFP Personality
Now that you know about the basics concerning this personality, you probably have an idea about the various hobbies someone who is an INFP will enjoy. Remember that having regular hobbies are an important part of personal development, so you want to find some hobbies that match your likes so you can further your personal growth. Hobbies that are common among those with this personality, include:
Interesting Facts about the INFP Personality
Now you have some background on the INFP personality and what makes people with this personality type tick. The following are some facts about this Myers-Briggs personality type that help to further explain some of the patterns and behaviors among people with this personality type:
When exploring personality trait measures, those who are INFP score as reflective, sensitive, appreciative, artistic, careless and flexible
Men who are INFP are not likely to state that they have chronic pain
In college, INFPs are some of the most likely people to have suicidal thoughts
When it comes to work, the INFP is one of the most common to experience dissatisfaction
When it comes to counseling, the arts and writing careers, INFPs are overrepresented
Among all personality types, INFPs are one of the least likely to experience heart disease
They are the second most common personality to state marital dissatisfaction
Compared to the average, they are usually highly successful in learning foreign languages
Their personal values include creativity and autonomy
Famous People Who Share the INFP Personality
To see more about how this personality type causes people to be who they are, you can look at some of the famous people who have this personality type. Some of these people include:
Isabel Briggs Myers (she is the person who created the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator)
You now have a better idea about what being an INFP means and what you need to do to use your personality to further your personal development. Use the traits that you have to find a solid career for yourself and to make sure that all areas of your life are more fulfilled. This will also help you to better understand who you are and why you do things that you do.