After one of my shifts, late at night, I decided to try to understand why sometimes I feel very comfortable in some group or work environments, but not others. Why I prefer to express myself in writing, why I put a great deal of thought before actions, why other people’s emotions have such an effect on me and why I abhor rules and regulations.

I have done this test before and always score INFP. It has been helpful in understanding, both the good and the bad traits. And although we are individuals and this is just another label, I have found it to be comforting knowing I am not the only odd one out.

This is what they say about the 1% world population that are INFPs:

INFPs are creative, sensitive souls who take their lives very seriously. They seek harmony and authenticity in their relationships with others. They value creativity, spirituality, and honoring the individual self above all else. They are very tuned into inequity and unfairness against people, and get great satisfaction from conquering such injustices. An INFP is a perfectionist who will rarely allow themselves to feel successful, although they will be keenly aware of failures. INFPs also get satisfaction from being in touch with their creativity. For the INFP, personal success depends upon the condition of their closest relationships, the development of their creative abilities, and the continual support of humanity by serving people in need, fighting against injustice, or in some other way working to make the world a better place to be.

Highly creative, artistic and spiritual, they can produce wonderful works of art, music and literature. INFPs are natural artists. They will find great satisfaction if they encourage and develop their artistic abilities. That doesn’t mean that an INFP has to be a famous writer or painter in order to be content. Simply the act of “creating” will be a fulfilling source of renewal and refreshment to the INFP. An INFP should allow himself or herself some artistic outlet, because it will add enrichment and positive energy to their life.

Do you know which one you are?

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