The four major character traits exhibited by INFJ personalities are:
➊ Introverted: They usually build their world with their own ideas and are very reserved in nature. They cannot connect to any other person easily, due to their deep, intense thoughts.
➋ Intuitive: A very strong trait of this personalty type―they trust their intuitions more than anything else.
➌ Sensitive: Most of their decisions are based on what they ‘feel’.
➍ Opinionated: They’re strong in their opinions, and will exert them when required. They can judge a situation and people easily, all thanks to their strong intuitions.
Considering their interest in creativity, and how they yearn to know about life, they’re usually the protectors, i.e., they lay more emphasis on people’s emotions and are compassionate towards others. This makes them ideal candidates to work in the service industry and also excel in the field of art. With this brief background, let us try to gain more insight into the various careers that are best suited for an individual with an INFJ personality.
They are good in analyzing emotions and expressing them, which makes them adept at words. Thus, they can have a good career as writers and artists. Well, needless to say, their intuitive and passionate nature means they have free-flowing thoughts and are good with words. They are obviously, highly principled and will entirely devote themselves to their work. They can be a great inspiration; however, their highly complex nature makes it difficult for other personality types to comprehend their ways and means.
Their imagination and thinking knows no bounds, which makes them appropriate as artists―music, acting, designing, etc. Overtly passionate, their invariant need to find the significance of things around them makes them more receptive to new thoughts and ideas.
Their compassion and love for people, and of course, strong intuitions, which nature has blessed them with, may encourage them to take up occupations in the field of religion. Visionary nature and natural leadership qualities also enhance their ability for this career type.
Again, owing to their leadership quality and good convincing abilities, they can be good teachers―especially, art, drama, or literature. They value their relationships highly, are natural protectors and good in convincing others, which helps in developing a healthy student-teacher relationship.
They can empathize with others, and probably, are blessed with an insight which aids them to relate to it and help their patients. They’re themselves sensitive and encouraging towards others. Of course, someone who will patiently hear you out is always sought after, especially by ailing individuals or those in need.
Nothing can be more fulfilling for an INFJ personality than to protect and take care; which make them well-suited to the health care profession. Their ability to protect and feel makes them ideal to work in the areas of child care and development.
Needless to say, all those above-mentioned personality traits―leadership, sympathy, and high commitment―are highly desirable in an individual who intends to work for the social good. They’re out to change the world, with their high values and passion, and hence, can make good social activists and proponents of social causes.