Her intuition was her favourite superpower. – INFJ woman
*Hi, my name is Lucie and I’m an INFJ.*
This is probably the very first thing I would say to someone who would want to start a conversation with me. Of course, I’m too shy to actually say that but boy, it would be much easier (for everyone).
I don’t know if I ever mentioned this but I’m totally crazy about personality tests (actually any kind of test). So when I came across this MBTI personality test (thanks to Bethany’s post), I was very excited about taking it.
So, I did. And to be honest, I was and was not surprised by the result at the same time. I suddenly kinda felt like I finally understand why I react and behave this way (and that “it” has a name). On the other hand, when I read the profile, I was thinking if there is something wrong with me.
As you can see, I’m INFJ-T type which is a very rare (about 1 % of the population) and quite difficult type. If it makes me feel special? A little. But as I said, as an INFJ, sometimes I feel quite like a weirdo with its own world. So, what it’s like to be an INFJ?
• I’m insightful and empathic
When I speak with you, please, don’t lie to me or don’t try to hoodwink me. I’m not a clairvoyant but I can recognise when you’re not honest with me.
Also, I don’t like when someone close to me is sad but I can share your sadness and happiness. I always find some time to listen to you.
• I always need a reason
When I do something or creating something new, I have to know WHY I do this – for what purpose – and what it means for my future path. There are nothing worst then random steps towards my goals.
• I can convince and inspire you
I’m not the best orator (in fact, I hate speaking in front of lot people) but there is a chance I’ll convince you to do something. In case I know what to say, I’m able to inspire and start you up toward your goals.
• I’m too sensitive
It’s not like I can’t stand criticism (vice versa, I’m open to criticism) but when you start challenging my effort or values, I can get angry or sad very quickly. I feel quite vulnerable to conflicts and criticism too. So, please, be patient with me.
• I want everything to be perfect
I always read articles like “get rid of the perfectionism” or “how to not be a perfectionist” but I can’t help myself. When I work on something, everything needs to be tip-top and on 110 %. Sometimes, it happens that after all the effort, I feel exhausted and overwhelmed.
• I like doing good for others
From time to time, I’m too altruistic and want to do good things for everyone around me – this is my purpose of the life. I believe that with good intentions come good world and by this, we can also improve ourselves.
So yeah, this is me. I’m Lucie and I’m an INFJ. I like it and I hate it at the same time. But I’m who I’m.
Which kind of personality are you?