The Way I Are

Yesterday, I found a link to a version of a Personality test based off of the Meyers-Briggs test. It’s been awhile since I’ve done this, and so of course, I took the test again. The results say that I’m an “INFJ – Confidant” – which was no super surprise to me.

Some INFJ characteristics….

INFJs are hard to get to know. They have an unusually rich inner life, but they are reserved and tend not to share their reactions except with those they trust. Because of their vulnerability through a strong facility to introject, INFJs can be hurt rather easily by others, which, perhaps, is at least one reason they tend to be private people. People who have known an INFJ for years may find sides emerging which come as a surprise. Not that INFJs are inconsistent; they are very consistent and value integrity. But they have convoluted, complex personalities which sometimes puzzle even them.

INFJs like to please others and tend to contribute their own best efforts in all situations. They prefer and enjoy agreeing with others, and find conflict disagreeable and destructive. What is known as ESP is likely found in an INFJ more than in any other types, although other types are capable of such phenomena. INFJs have vivid imaginations exercised both as memory and intuition, and this can amount to genius, resulting at times in an INFJ’s being seen as mystical. This unfettered imagination often will enable this person to compose complex and often aesthetic works of art such as music, mathematical systems, poems, plays, and novels. In a sense, the INFJ is the most poetic of all the types. Just as the ENTJ cannot not lead, so must an INFJ intuit; this capability extends to people, things, and often events, taking the form of visions, episodes of foreknowledge, premonitions, auditory and visual images of things to come. INFJs can have uncanny communications with certain individuals at a distance.

According to the site – other real life INFJs are… Chaucer, Oprah, Goethe, James Reston, MLK Jr., Mother Theresa, Mel Gibson, Shirley Temple Black…

Fictional INFJs include… Luke Skywalker and the Tinman from the Wizard of Oz.

What type are you? I’m curious!

About sarah

Sarah is a book nerd, a music lover, an endorphin junkie, a coffee addict. Oh, and a goof ball. She writes, she tweets, and she sings off key.


  1. I’m ENFP…I’ll have to put more info on my blog. thanks for the link!!

  2. I’m an INFJ as well, so… uh.. nice to see there’s more of the 1% out there besides me.

  3. It’s really interesting – a lot of the profiles I have seen don’t come close, but much of the infj description describes me… it’s almost eerie. (And *HOW* on earth can they know REALLY what percent of people are each type? I mean, they can figure from a sample… but… 1%? We can’t be that rare!)

  4. I haven’t tested in several years, but I’ve always tested as an INFJ too. And yeah, I agree – we can’t be THAT rare! Or, maybe that’s why I can’t seem to find anyone other than my hubby who “gets” me. 🙂

  5. a wandering heart says

    I posted my results on my blog. 🙂

    thanks for sharing this!!!

  6. rudecactus says

    Hey, that’s me!! I actually straddle the line between the E and I whenever I take it.

  7. there’s a great free resource at

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