5 INFP Traits Many People Don’t Understand

As INFPs we live in the potentiality rather than reality

Nina M. Q.
7 min readMay 8, 2021
Photo by Sebastian Unrau on Unsplash

Being an INFP means it’s quite rare to feel understood. Actually, I think the first time I really ever felt understood was when I took the Myers Briggs test for the first time and read my results.

Suddenly I got an outside perspective on my personality and found the words to describe why I often felt so out of place. Which, paradoxically, made me feel a lot less out of place.

When I was younger I would often try to adapt to the extrovert norm and would often feel like there was something wrong with me. This was before books like Quite by Susan Cain, and the general awareness level of introversion vs. extraversion was not what it is today.

In my teens, I often struggled to fit in. Perhaps nobody noticed, but I never really felt that I belonged.

When I read about the INFP personality, I felt a weird sense of relief. There were more people like me. I’m not a weirdo. On the contrary, INFPs display some pretty lovely personality traits, if I may say so myself.

A Mediator (INFP) is someone who possesses the Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Prospecting personality traits. These rare personality types tend to be quiet, open-minded, and imaginative, and…

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