5 INFP Traits Many People Don’t Understand

As INFPs we live in the potentiality rather than reality

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1. I have an extreme need for silence and solitude

It’s not that I like to be alone now and then. I need to be alone, a lot. To the extent that if I’m not able to retreat into solitude, I will instead retreat into my own “bubble” after too much social exposure.

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2. I live in the potentiality rather than the reality

I’ve noticed this one is super weird and difficult for many personality types to understand. It’s a trait that even I wasn’t able to put my finger on until I read about it in my Myer Briggs results, but it’s spot on.

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3. I’m more likely to be lonely in a crowd than alone

If I were to tell people that I spent a weekend entirely on my own, many would get a troubled look on their faces and feel really bad for me. They would assume that I’m a lonely person, as many equals being alone with being lonely.

4. When people talk too much it drains me

Given the fact that time alone and silence are where I get my strength and energy, it’s perhaps no mystery that very talkative people can have the opposite effect on me.

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5. My internal world is like an actual place to me

While I sometimes struggle to keep my real-world physical spaces neat and tidy, my mind is a wonderland of possibilities. To me, it’s an actual place where I can wander off for hours, and that is one of my favourite things to do.

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