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INFP strengths and weaknesses

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INFPs at their best

People with INFP preferences tend to be incredibly in tune with their own morals and values. This makes them steadfast in their motivations and quick to discover what’s important to others.

INFPs often make commitments to the causes and systems they believe in and may even change their plans to reflect their values. They are also great at encouraging others and helping others achieve their goals.

Potential development areas for INFPs

Although they often have a lot going on inside their heads, INFPs may have trouble articulating their goals and sharing feelings with others. This may cause other people to see them as aloof or think they don’t care about a project. When they keep quiet in group settings like this, INFPs risk wasting their potential and their often impressive ideas.

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Types and Stress

INFPs and stress

Because of their quiet, reserved nature, loud interruptions or conflicting personalities can create stress for people with INFP preferences. They tend to dislike last-minute changes and repeated mistakes, which they see as thoughtless or uncaring.

At work, INFPs may find it difficult to keep their personal feelings out of their interactions with others. They’ll likely become stressed if they feel unappreciated, dismissed, or ignored.

If you have INFP preferences, try these simple strategies to balance your feelings during times of stress: