I always took the personality tests at school, and work for granted - and even those that you see on the Internet. It was something that was deemed as unnecessary by many people, as most of us are quite confident of who we are. Too often our packed schedules prevent us from paying attention to this important task: understanding ourselves.

However, there may be instances in our lives that we feel lost and we need something to guide us. My best friend asked me a question once: what's your Personality Type?

Curiosity overwhelmed me and I took the test in 16 Personalities.

The results were astounding! How accurate can it get? It was like having your entire personality blueprint laid out in front of you.

If you're an Introvert, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging (INFJ), person, you belong to the rarest personality type according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. It might be beneficial for other INFJs to learn more about their personality considering that the entire population of them is only around 1.5 percent.

This makes it harder for people to understand us and it gets challenging over time. That's why PopSugar's report about the INFJ traits is helpful in spreading awareness about this personality type.

Here are some of the characteristics of the INFJ personality:


INFJs are people who'd do anything to solve their friends' problems.

When you call them, they'll come over to your place even if it's 12 midnight. They go to the extent of defending you and your honor. They want their relationship with others to be authentic. They are genuine people, the kind that you don't want to mess with.

This is one of the most remarkable Traits of an INFJ. However, there's a downside to it.

One time, I remember being the sole confidant of five different people. I found myself listening to their stories, problems, and issues. Don't get me wrong: I feel great knowing that I'm the only person they could trust. However, I've kept all of their secrets and it's something that you don't want to get yourself into. It drains the energy out of you.

Effective in communication

People often perceive INFJs as extroverts. It probably has something to do with the way they communicate with others. They can play with words and they love language so much that people feel at ease when they're speaking.

Don't be surprised though if they withdraw from socializing. That's typical behavior for INFJs. From time to time, they tend to seek solitude so they can recharge.


INFJs are thought to be sensitive to stimuli. Anything that happens outside of their comfort zone will surely have an effect on their overall well-being. Moreover, it doesn't only apply to physical or emotional situations. Their sensitivity may also be related to their intuitive characteristic.

They are known to be experts in people-watching. They know how to analyze people and most of the time, they're accurate in their assumptions.

An idealist

They have ideal views about the world and they have moralistic principles. They feel strongly about their beliefs and they are assertive for what they think is right.