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INFP strengths & weaknesses

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INFPs at their best

INFPs are incredibly in tune with their moral code and values. This makes them steadfast in their own drive and quickly able to discover what’s important to others. They frequently make commitments to the causes and systems they believe in, and can change their plans to reflect their values.

INFPs are also very intuitive about other people. They’re good at encouraging others and helping them achieve their own goals.

Potential development areas for INFPs

While there’s a lot happening in the mind of an INFP, they often have trouble speaking up and sharing their goals and feelings in meetings or other collaborative settings.

This may cause others to view them as aloof not caring about the project. INFPs who keep quiet in group settings risk wasting their potential (and their often impressive ideas) because they are unable to articulate them to others.

INFPs who are looking to develop should try to find ways to better communicate their opinions and ideas with others, both professionally and personally. If feels self-doubt and self-pity when misunderstood, they could try writing their ideas in an email and communicating their process (rather than just the end result).

Or they could share ideas and feelings with an individual or small group rather than in a large group setting.

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Types and Stress

INFPs and stress

Because of their quiet, reserved nature, things like loud noises or conflicting personalities will cause stress for the INFP. They dislike last-minute changes and don’t like it when people repeat mistakes over and over. These things seem thoughtless and short-sighted.

At work, INFPs find it difficult to keep their personal feelings out of their interactions. They’ll likely become stressed out by feeling underappreciated, dismissed, or ignored.

If you’re an INFP personality type, you can try a few key things to balance these feelings of stress.