posted on Jul, 29 2011 @ 05:35 PM
Your Type is
Strength of the preferences %
Qualitative analysis of your type formula
moderately expressed introvert
distinctively expressed intuitive personality
distinctively expressed feeling personality
slightly expressed perceiving personality
Healers present a calm and serene face to the world, and can seem shy, even distant around others. But inside they’re anything but serene, having a
capacity for personal caring rarely found in the other types. Healers care deeply about the inner life of a few special persons, or about a favorite
cause in the world at large. And their great passion is to heal the conflicts that trouble individuals, or that divide groups, and thus to bring
wholeness, or health, to themselves, their loved ones, and their community.
Healers have a profound sense of idealism that comes from a strong personal sense of right and wrong. They conceive of the world as an ethical,
honorable place, full of wondrous possibilities and potential goods. In fact, to understand Healers, we must understand that their deep commitment to
the positive and the good is almost boundless and selfless, inspiring them to make extraordinary sacrifices for someone or something they believe in.
Set off from the rest of humanity by their privacy and scarcity, Healers can often feel even more isolated in the purity of their idealism.
Also, Healers might well feel a sense of separation because of their often misunderstood childhood. Healers live a fantasy-filled childhood-they are
the prince or princess of fairy tales-an attitude which, sadly, is frowned upon, or even punished, by many parents. With parents who want them to get
their head out of the clouds, Healers begin to believe they are bad to be so fanciful, so dreamy, and can come to see themselves as ugly ducklings. In
truth, they are quite OK just as they are, only different from most others-swans reared in a family of ducks.
At work, Healers are adaptable, welcome new ideas and new information, are patient with complicated situations, but impatient with routine details.
Healers are keenly aware of people and their feelings, and relate well with most others. Because of their deep-seated reserve, however, they can work
quite happily alone. When making decisions, Healers follow their heart not their head, which means they can make errors of fact, but seldom of
feeling. They have a natural interest in scholarly activities and demonstrate, like the other Idealists, a remarkable facility with language. They
have a gift for interpreting stories, as well as for creating them, and thus often write in lyric, poetic fashion. Frequently they hear a call to go
forth into the world and help others, a call they seem ready to answer, even if they must sacrifice their own comfort.
Introverted FeelingINFPs live primarily in a rich inner world of introverted Feeling. Being inward-turning, the natural attraction is away from world
and toward essence and ideal. This introversion of dominant Feeling, receiving its data from extraverted intuition, must be the source of the quixotic
nature of these usually gentle beings. Feeling is caught in the approach- avoidance bind between concern both for people and for All Creatures Great
and Small, and a psycho-magnetic repulsion from the same. The “object,” be it homo sapiens or a mere representation of an organism, is valued only
to the degree that the object contains some measure of the inner Essence or greater Good. Doing a good deed, for example, may provide intrinsic
satisfaction which is only secondary to the greater good of striking a blow against Man’s Inhumanity to Mankind.Extraverted iNtuitionExtraverted
intuition faces outward, greeting the world on behalf of Feeling. What the observer usually sees is creativity with implied good will. Intuition
spawns this type’s philosophical bent and strengthens pattern perception. It combines as auxiliary with introverted Feeling and gives rise to
unusual skill in both character development and fluency with language—a sound basis for the development of literary facility. If INTPs aspire to
word mechanics, INFPs would be verbal artists.Introverted SensingSensing is introverted and often invisible. This stealth function in the third
position gives INFPs a natural inclination toward absent- mindedness and other-worldliness, however, Feeling’s strong people awareness provides a
balancing, mitigating effect. This introverted Sensing is somewhat categorical, a subdued version of SJ sensing. In the third position, however, it is
easily overridden by the stronger functions.Extraverted ThinkingThe INFP may turn to inferior extraverted Thinking for help in focusing on externals
and for closure. INFPs can even masquerade in their ESTJ business suit, but not without expending considerable energy. The inferior, problematic
nature of Extraverted Thinking is its lack of context and proportion. Single impersonal facts may loom large or attain higher priority than more
salient principles which are all but overlooked.