As INFJs, we are constantly mistaken for being shy, too silent, too prone to being alone. People often ask us if we are depressed, or upset with them. In short, they make all sorts of unflattering judgments.
I myself have faced this in many different situations, being forced to constantly explain that we are not shy, nor depressed. But in most cases, my words were met with a strange look (if I could read people’s minds, that look would be “Yeah, right”). Late Robin Williams once said:
“I used to think that the worst thing in life was to end up alone. It’s not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel alone.”
I couldn’t agree more. Once I was invited to a party, a party where, well, there were a lot of people who paid more attention to others than themselves. Again and again I was asked why I’m so quiet. I kept hearing that dreadful line, “you should get out of your shell”. It made me feel so miserable, I just had to get out of there (the party, not my shell).
I know that lot of us face these kind of situations on a daily basis. This leads INFJs to believe there is something wrong with us when, in fact, we have many awesome qualities. That’s why I’ve put together 6 advantages of being an INFJ.
We are decisive
As INFJs, we use our willpower, planning, and conviction to pursue our ideals and goals with great efficiency. Our creativity allows us to create an impact as well as solve complex tasks. We don’t just see the way things ought to be, we use our insight and act on it.
Our creativity is limitless
We enjoy finding creative solutions for all kind of ideas, whether those ideas are technical or human nature. Our creativity and imagination allows us to see deeper meaning. It also shows us a different way to a solution. For and INFJ, there is nothing more liberating than using our creativity to help a fellow human being. We’re particularly passionate about helping those we love, and our creativity can really kick in at that moment.
We can easily inspire
INFJs are natural born motivational speakers. We have the ability to inspire people and help them uncover hidden potentials that they didn’t even know were there. Through our beliefs and passions, we show people that believing in yourself is the key. Our inspirational writing style also tends to bring out the best in people.
Our determination is our guide
When INFJs believe that something is important, we will pursue that goal with a conviction and energy that can catch even our friends and loved ones off guard. We will rock the boat if we have to, move mountains, something not everyone likes and wants to see, but our determination for that cause is something that is an integral part of our being. We will pursue it with all our heart.
Our altruistic nature
We use this advantage for good. INFJs have strong beliefs and we take direct altruistic action because we want to advance ourselves and help others at the same time. We also want to advance an idea, that we believe will make the world a better place.
This doesn’t mean that we don’t look after ourselves. This means that we are prepared to help others, while at the same time helping ourselves.
We have a deep insightful understanding
INFJs can easily see through a charade or dishonest motives. We know if someone is lying to us. Or if someone is trying to convince us of something that isn’t good or honest. We have a deep understanding of how people and events are connected to each other and we can use our insight to analyze the situation perfectly. Our insight gives us the precious advantage, because in life, we inevitably meet people with suspicious motives.
Did I miss any?
Are there any other advantages to being an INFJ that I missed. Please share your thoughts and insights below.
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