According to Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), people generally fall into one of sixteen personality types. These types account for all kinds of different people, with the behaviors of tendencies of people usually being the division basis of their type. INFP (Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, Perception), types are just one of the sixteen types that have been classified by the MBTI program. These types have many strong characteristics that set them apart from other classifications, as do the other fifteen types of groups. Before the INFP type is fully described, it is important people know what INFP types are, as well as their reactions to events in their lives.
What Are Some INFP Characteristics?
INFPs are usually deemed “mediators” as they are continually looking for methods to improve their current situations. They typically look for the good things in a situation, and while their ideas are usually not shared publicly, they usually have good methods in approaching situations. They are usually calm and reserved to the ones surrounding them, but they generally feel confident in themselves without the need to express it to their peers or those that are closest to them.
Generally they tend to have a few close friends, and they usually do not talk to that many people outside their circle, but usually they have reserved very creative and unique thoughts. While INFPs are typically seen as shy or in some cases “weird,” it should be noted that these personality types are the forefront of many good ideas, and in some cases, inventions. Some of the most famous people that fall in this category are John Lennon, Kurt Cobain, and Carl Rogers, people with extraordinary ideas and creativity, but were more reserved to themselves than to embrace their fame or notoriety.
How Do They React To Stressful Situations?
Maybe the most prominent indicator of a person is their reactions to specific events, with the most common being stressful situations. INFPs usually have similar reactions to stressful situations, with the response usually being similar with each person that fits in this group.
During a stressful encounter to the person, feelings of self confidence and control are diminished, and replaced with self doubt and anxiety. Some will become depressed, where others may be cynical, but the reaction is usually not in the positive direction. They usually fret over the smallest of details, and will usually mull over past struggles or events that are no longer an issue. Stressful situations can sometimes make these people depressed and aggressive, in addition to having low self esteem high self doubt.