Hi everyone! Do you love spending your free time alone? Do you constantly feel like you need to recharge your inner batteries after meeting up with people? Are you often lost in thoughts? If your answer to those questions is yes, then you probably are an introvert. In today’s INFJ Test we are delving into the mysteries of the two subtypes of the most unique personality – INFJ.
INFJ – Rarest Personality
INFJ, also known as Idealist, Advocate or Counselor, is one of the 16 results you can get on Briggs Myers’ Test. If your personality got identified as INFJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging) you are among the rarest kind of people on the planet. Only 1% to 3% possess required behavioral and emotional traits to belong to this tiny group of people. On top of that, Counselors are the least common among males, and third least common among females.
Advocates are characterized by their rich and complex personality. They are not easy to define – one Idealist may significantly differ from another person that also qualifies as INFJ on Myers–Briggs Type Indicator. Because of their open-mindedness and character fluidity, they are prone to change and may start manifesting behavior and skills that are well-known among extroverted people. This also applies to the INFJ subtypes we are discussing today. Whether you are a Turbulent or Assertive introvert depends on many conditions which may change in time. It’s even possible to keep switching between these two subtypes.
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So what are the defining factors that make you an Assertive Advocate or Turbulent Idealist? Do you think you are INFJ-A or INFJ-T? Read our quick analysis of INFJ subtypes below and find out!
Assertive INFJs are usually considered more relaxed and laid-back than Turbulent INFJs. They remain collected and calm under pressure and stressful events. They are guided by the motto “It is, what it is”. This doesn’t mean, however, that Assertive Advocates are indifferent or insensitive to other people. Quite the contrary, they are aware of the gravity of a given situation, but never let emotions cloud their thinking. Assertive INFJs know how to keep their feelings in check and see things as they truly are.
Another aspect of INFJ-A personality is an extraordinary optimism. After experiencing failure or being criticized by others, Assertive Counselors shrug off negative emotions and attempt to seek ways to improve and do better next time. But because they deeply trust themselves, Assertive INFJs are likely to ignore the opinions of others if they do not seem to have value. This attitude sometimes leads to arrogance and overconfidence. INFJ-As are more likely to make more mistakes than Turbulent Counselors.
In conflicts, Assertive INFJs speak for themselves, trying to explain their point using logic and reason. They are stubborn as mules and do not give up easily. Social pressure doesn’t affect them, which, in result, can make them less likable than INFJ-Ts.
Introverts tend to have small social circles and spend a lot of time alone. Do you suspect that you may experience loneliness? Find this out by solving our Am I Lonely? quiz.
Turbulent INFJ is one of the two subtypes of INFJ. What makes INFJ-T stand out among other personalities is definitely an attention to detail. Many people strive to achieve great results at work, school, and life in general. But INJF-Ts don’t stop there. They need to get the best result imaginable, highest quality of work. We wouldn’t do them justice if we portray them as anything less than perfectionists. Turbulent Advocates tend to experience stress and anger when their work isn’t going as planned or when they are stuck considering multiple ideas. “Good is just simply not enough!” is their saying.
As we mentioned before, INFJ-As cannot be bothered when others are criticizing them. This is, however, uncommon for INFJ-Ts. Negative opinions have a huge impact on INFJ-Ts’ self esteem. Criticism affects them very deeply and makes them re-examine their decisions.
Turbulent Counselors are also more likely to approach other people for advice. They often don’t feel sure about their own perspective and seek confirmation from their family or peers. However, it is not done without regret and embarrassment. Being unable to get things done by themselves can make them feel unreliable and unresourceful. But on the bright side, their strong drive to improve allows them to get past these negative feelings and focus on their current objective.
Turbulent INFJs also tend to think of their past more than their Assertive counterparts. This allows them to improve their future actions and avoid making the same mistakes.
INFJ – Core Strengths And Weaknesses
Despite many differences between Assertive and Turbulent introverts, there are characteristics that both of the INFJ subtypes share. They are what makes people qualify as INFJ in Briggs Myers’ personality test. Let’s take a closer look at the character traits which make INFJ stand out among other personalities.
- Ability to understand feelings and needs of other people
- Great analytical and organization skills
- Compassion and desire to help others
- Eagerness to improve and grow as a person
- High moral and ethical standards
- Sensitivity to suffering and misfortune of others
- Inability to easily deal with criticism
- Aversion to conflict and confrontation
- Dwelling on past mistakes
- Troubles with opening up to others
- Anxiety among large groups of people
- Overthinking tiny details
Do you think you are overly sensitive? Check out Am I Sensitive? quiz.
Let’s begin the quiz
Which INFJ subtype are you? Are you an Assertive or maybe Turbulent INFJ? Time to uncover the truth and solve our INFJ Test! Take your time and have fun!
Who Should Solve This Quiz?
The quiz is aimed at people who would like to explore further their INFJ personality. However, if you have never done a personality test before, this may be a good place to start.
Can A Non-Introvert Person Solve This Quiz?
By all means! Have fun and find out which INFJ subtype matches you best based on 20 questions we prepared for you today.
What Are The Possible Results In The Quiz?
After you finish the quiz you will discover which subtype of INFJ personality you have. There are two possible results: INFJ-T (Turbulent Introvert) and INFJ-A (Assertive Introvert).
How Long Does It Take To Solve The Quiz?
Time spent on solving the quiz depends on how well you know your personality traits, mentality, and feelings. Approximately, it should take you up to five minutes to finish the test.
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