Idealist (INFP)
Personality Type

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Idealist (INFP)
Personality Type


Personal strength and preference that Idealist (INFP) most of the time uses is: Introverted Feeling with Intuition

Idealist (INFP) Personality Type General Characteristics

Full of enthusiasms and loyalties, but seldom talk of these until they know you well. Care about learning, ideas, language, and independent projects of their own. Tend to undertake too much then somehow get it done. Friendly, but often too absorbed in what they are doing to be sociable. Little concerned with possessions or physical surroundings.

Idealist (INFP) Celebrities

  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau - Philosopher and author
  • Albert Camus - Philosopher and author
  • George Orwell - Author
  • J.K. Rowling - Author of the Harry Potter series
  • Franz Kafka - Author
  • Vincent van Gogh - Artist
  • William Shakespeare - Playwright
  • George R.R. Martin - Author of A Game of Thrones
  • John Lennon - Singer, Songwriter
  • Johnny Depp - Actor
  • Nicolas Cage - Actor
  • Bjork - Singer, Songwriter
  • Jude Law - Actor
  • Robert Pattinson - Actor
  • Marlon Brando - Actor
  • Lana Del Rey - Singer, Songwriter

Idealist (INFP) Distribution in the Population

  • 4% of the general population
  • 4% of men
  • 5% of women

Idealist (INFP) Most Popular Hobbies and Activities

Poetry, creative writing, music, photography, theater, and visual art.

Idealist (INFP) Career Advice

Whether you're a young adult trying to find your place in the world, or a seasoned professional trying to find out if you're moving along the right path, it's important to understand yourself and the personality traits that will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. It's equally important to understand what is really important to you. When armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and an awareness of what you truly value, you are in an excellent position to pick a career which you will find rewarding.

Idealist (INFP) usually has the following strengths that she/he can effortlessly profit throughout her/his own career path:

  • Strong value systems
  • Warmly interested in people
  • Service-oriented, usually putting the needs of others above their own
  • Loyal and devoted to people and causes
  • Future-oriented
  • Growth-oriented; always want to be growing in a positive direction
  • Creative and inspirational
  • Flexible and laid-back, unless a ruling principle is violated
  • Sensitive and complex
  • Dislike dealing with details and routine work
  • Original and individualistic - "out of the mainstream"
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Prefer to work alone, and may have problems working on teams
  • Value deep and authentic relationships
  • Want to be seen and appreciated for who they are

The INFP is a special, sensitive individual who needs a career that is more than a job. The INFP needs to feel that everything they do in their lives is in accordance with their strongly-felt value systems, and is moving them and/or others in a positive, growth-oriented direction. They are driven to do something meaningful and purposeful with their lives. The INFP will be happiest in careers that allow them to live their daily lives in accordance with their values, and that work towards the greater good of humanity. Its worth mentioning that nearly all of the truly great writers in the world have been INFPs.

The following list of professions is built on our impression of careers that would be especially suitable for an INFP.

Recommended Career Paths for INFPs are:

  • Fine Artist
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Multimedia Artist or Animator
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • School or Career Counselor
  • Community Service Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Archivist or Curator
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Librarian
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Professor or College Instructor
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Audiologist
  • Chiropractor
  • Nutritionist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Massage Therapist
  • Midwife
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Fundraiser
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Training or Development Manager
  • Anthropologist or Archaeologist
  • Geographer
  • Historian
  • Psychologist
  • Sociologist
  • Zoologist or Wildlife Biologist
  • Editor
  • Film Editor
  • Interpreter or Translator
  • Photographer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Writer

Remember: If you know who you really are, you will have pleasure and wisdom to decide whatever works best for you.

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