Personality Types

According to one personality test, based on Jung- Myers-Briggs typology, I am “Introverted, iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging” or more simply : INFJ.

INFJ’s have been analysed as follows:

“Beneath the quiet exterior, INFJs hold deep convictions about the weightier matters of life. Those who are activists — INFJs gravitate toward such a role — are there for the cause, not for personal glory or political power.

INFJs are champions of the oppressed and downtrodden. They often are found in the wake of an emergency, rescuing those who are in acute distress. INFJs may fantasize about getting revenge on those who victimize the defenseless. The concept of ‘poetic justice’ is appealing to the INFJ.

“There’s something rotten in Denmark.” Accurately suspicious about others’ motives, INFJs are not easily led. These are the people that you can rarely fool any of the time. Though affable and sympathetic to most, INFJs are selective about their friends. Such a friendship is a symbiotic bond that transcends mere words.

INFJs have a knack for fluency in language and facility in communication. In addition, nonverbal sensitivity enables the INFJ to know and be known by others intimately.” (Butt, 2005)

 See also: “Caring for your Introvert” (thanks to Lindsey for drawing this to attention)

What Personality are you? Click here to take the test


About Richard J White

I am currently employed as a Reader in Human Geography. Having completed my doctoral thesis at The University of Leicester (Department of Geography) I worked as Research Assistant at The University of Warwick (Institute for Employment Research). I joined Sheffield Hallam University as a Lecturer in Economic Geography in 2006, and was the Course Leader for the B.A. (Hons) Human Geography degree between 2013-2015. Teaching Interests I have a broad interest in many radical approaches within both Human Geography, and other related social sciences. My particular expertise explores alternative/ post-capitalist forms of work and organization; anarchist and dissident geographies; geographies of activism and resistance; and critical animal geographies.
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One Response to Personality Types

  1. ken says:

    All of the above is true….in addition INFJ is the “most rare” of all 16 types in terms of total distribution. In fact it is estimated that only 2-3% of the entire American population is INFJ, with 3-4% of american women being INFJ and only 1-2% of american men INFJ… fact less than 1% of all the men in the world (it is estimated) are INFJ!! To bad because we are pretty cool….although a bit difficult to understand!

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