For all my life, I always felt misunderstood, different, and sometimes weird.
Growing up, I always knew I was different. I always knew that I don’t really fit in with the crowd. People sometimes made me feel like something is completely wrong with me. But, that’s not the case at all.
In the past couple of months, I’ve been doing some soul searching. That soul searching somehow ended up in me taking personality tests. I must’ve took this test like 10 times. Because, when I took it, I never really felt that the results were accurate. At first, I always tested as an ISFJ. Research says ISFJs are the types that very service oriented. Now, I do feel that I am service oriented, but I didn’t really resonate with the other traits.
So, I took the test one last time, and the results came in, “INFJ”. I was surprised, because I’ve never tested as this. So, I continued to read on about it.
The traits that I resonated with:
- Likes a lot of alone time, or time with a small group of trustworthy friends. CHECK!
- Can sense people’s emotions and feelings intuitively. CHECK!
- Love harmony, dislike conflict. CHECK!
- Favors idealism and creativity. CHECK!
- Super perfectionist. CHECK!
There are lots of more traits which I’ll go more in depth about in a later post. But these are the five that stuck out to me. Also, finding out that INFJs are about 1%-3% of the human population was extremely eye opening. This makes sense, since I always felt like the odd ball. It is because my type is the rarest on this earth, and lots of other types don’t experience our type often.
INFJs possess introverted intuition, which means we all a strong gut feeling about things. Paired with our extraverted feeling, we can take action to solving someone’s problems without the person saying it out loud. We have a sick “spidey-sense” on these things lol.
Finding out that I am an INFJ is really comforting. I now know that I am not weird or crazy. I now know that I hold a lot of valuable traits our world can use. I’m still learning how to become a better version of myself. I know that I have enormous potential in me. I hope you stay along for the journey :).
I would love to hear your feedback on this post! What trait do you resonate with the most? How did you feel when you figured out you’re an INFJ? Leave a comment below, and share with a fellow INFJ. Thanks for reading!