famous infp

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
—   -Christopher McCandless, A.K.A -Alexander Supertramp.
The Types as Quotes

INTJ:  “Two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I am not yet completely sure about the universe.” -  Albert Einstein 

INTP: “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one’s ignorance” - Confucius 

ENTJ: “The best way to predict the future, is to create it.” - Abraham Lincoln 

ENTP:  ‘”Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it” - E. B. White

INFJ: “ For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.” - Audrey Hepburn

INFP:  “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” - Helen Keller

ENFJ:  “I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.” -  Mahatma Gandhi

ENFP: “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination  will take you everywhere” -  Albert Einstein

ISTJ: “Continuous effort - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.” - Winston Churchill 

ESTJ: “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” — General George Patton

ISFJ: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” - Plato 

ISTP: “The very existence of flamethrowers proves that sometime, somewhere, someone said to themselves, ‘You know, I want to set those people over there on fire, but I’m just not close enough to get the job done.” - George Carlin  

ISFP: “I dream my painting and I paint my dream.” - Vincent Van Gogh     

ESTP: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” Wayne Gretzky   

ESFP: “Life is either a great adventure or nothing.” - Helen Keller 

Historical MBTI Figures

Because I’m a history major, I thought it would be fun to put together real world examples of every type.  All of these figures are awesome, just like all of the types are awesome.  I apologize that the list is very Western-centric; my focus is American history so I probably don’t know as much about other global figures as I should, but I would love to hear any suggestions people have!! I also tried to choose people who would be fairly recognizable.  Enjoy!

ISTJ- George Washington

ISFJ- Rosa Parks

INFJ- Mahatma Gandhi

INTJ- Karl Marx

ISTP- Amelia Earhart

ISFP- Princess Diana

INFP- William Shakespeare

INTP- Abraham Lincoln

ESTP: Winston Churchill 

ESFP: John Fitzgerald Kennedy 

ENFP: Anne Frank

ENTP: Catherine the Great

ESTJ: Hillary Clinton

ESFJ: Desmond Tutu

ENFJ: Martin Luther King, Jr.

ENTJ- Aung San Suu Kyi

I just realized most of these pictures are black and white… Oh well.

I’d like to start of my blog full of famous INFPS with one of my all -time favorite people: JK Rowling. If you’ve lived under some sort of rock since the books came out in the nineties and you don’t know who she is, Rowling wrote the best book series of all time: Harry Potter. She also completely changed children’s and teen’s literature, so a round of applause for her. 

In her books, Rowling has quite a few INFP characters, including Luna Lovegood, Remus Lupin, and Regulus Arcturus Black. 

Famous INFP

Heath Ledger

“I’m not good at future planning. I don’t plan at all. I don’t know what I’m doing tomorrow. I don’t have a day planner and I don’t have a diary. I completely live in the now, not in the past, not in the future.”

“People always feel compelled to sum you up, to presume that they have you and can describe you. … There are many stories inside of me … outside of [that] one flat note.”

“I take great pride in my soul and the consistency and longevity of my love.”

“I have kind of been living out of bags for the past 13 years. I will just stick to that, … Home is, like, Earth. I don’t care where I land. I am actually thinking of going to live in Italy. The food and the wine are great there. That’s it really." 

"Aren’t we at the stage these days when it just doesn’t … matter? It’s a story of love and it’s a story between two people. If people can’t get over that and just accept it as a story, then that’s their problem. I’m big enough and brave enough to do it." 


INFP Musicians

Here’s a list off the top of my head of some INFP musicians :)
Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
Tyler Joseph (Twenty Øne Pilots)
Jordan Witzigreuter (The Ready Set)
John Lennon (the Beatles)
Jesse Lacey (Brand New)
Thom Yorke (Radiohead)*
Ian Curtis (Joy Division)
Adam Young (Owl City)
Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins)
Jim Morrison (the Doors)*
George Harrison (the Beatles)*
Bjork
Ryan Ross (Panic! At the Disco)
Gerard Way (My Chemical Romance)*

*A star means that I am not 100% on this artist

INFP dreamer

Describing an INFP

INFPs can often be described using these words.

  • Idealistic
  • Introspective
  • Future-focused
  • Easygoing
  • Independent
  • Artistic
  • Guarded
  • Meaningful
  • Warm
  • Loyal
  • Abstract
  • Imaginative
  • Intuitive
  • Empathetic
  • Private
  • Adaptable
  • Sensitive
  • Peace-loving
  • Internally aware
  • Selfless
  • Gentle
  • Creative
  • Intuitive
  • Values-oriented
  • Caring

INFP Strengths and Weaknesses

There are strength and weaknesses that INFPs are more likely to possess than others.

Typical INFP Strengths

  • Loyal and devoted
  • Deep capacity to care and love
  • Warm and playful
  • Excellent at reading feelings and motives of others
  • Desires to meet the needs of others

Possible INFP Weaknesses

  • Tends to react emotionally
  • Extreme dislike of criticism
  • Tendency to blame themselves
  • Has trouble in conflict situations

Famous INFPs

The following famous people and fictional characters can be classified as INFPs with reasonable accuracy.

Famous INFP People

  • Albert Schweitzer - Theologian, Doctor, Pianist
  • Princess Diana - Princess of Wales
  • William Shakespeare - Poet, Playwright
  • Henry W. Longfellow - Poet
  • A. A. Milne - Author (Winnie the Pooh)
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder - Author (Little House on…)
  • Helen Keller - Author, Activist, Lecturer
  • Fred Rogers - Mister Rogers
  • Dick Clark - Television Personality
  • John F. Kennedy, Jr. - Lawyer, Publisher
  • Neil Diamond - Singer, Musician
  • Tom Brokaw - Television Journalist
  • Virgil - Ancient Roman Poet
  • John - Disciple of Jesus
  • James Taylor - Singer-songwriter
  • Audrey Hepburn - Actress
  • Scott Bakula - Actor (Star Trek)
  • Lisa Kudrow - Actress (Friends)
  • Aldous Huxley - Author
  • J. R. R. Tolkien - Author (Lord of the Rings)
  • Peter Jackson - Filmmaker (Lord of the Rings)

Fictional INFP Characters

  • Calvin - Calvin and Hobbes
  • Anne - Anne of Green Gables
  • Doctor Julian Bashir - Star Trek: Deep Space 9
  • Bastian Balthazar Bux - The Neverending Story
  • E.T. - E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial
  • Doug Funnie - Doug cartoon
  • Tommy Pickles - Rugrats
  • Rocko - Rocko’s Modern Life
  • Fox Mulder - X-Files
  • Deanna Troi - Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Wesley Crusher - Star Trek: The Next Generation

Famous INFP


“But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.”


“It is also true that one can write nothing readable unless one constantly struggles to efface one’s own personality. Good prose is like a windowpane.”


“The best books… are those that tell you what you know already.”


“Not to expose your true feelings to an adult seems to be instinctive from the age of seven or eight onwards.”


-George Orwell

anonymous asked:

Hi, INFP here. Is it normal for INFPs to create their own realities of situations? Like, rather than accept situations as they are at face value, they idealize/romanticize possible outcomes? Also, is it normal for INFPs, in the capacity of these created realities, to create idealized "characters" of people they know in real life, and treat them as these idealized "characters" rather than who they actually are? Or am I just losing my mind?

No, this is so true.

Not only do I do this in my own life but it’s also something that many people have submitted on this blog that they do themselves as well.

In fact, one MBTI site claims that Lady Gaga is an INFP because of the way she claims to do exactly this. Many other famous INFPs create within themselves alter egos and worlds that they inhabit besides reality as well. The MBTI site refers to Gaga’s quote in the beginning of one of her songs:

“When I look back on my life, it’s not that I don’t want to see things exactly as they happened, it’s just that I prefer to remember them in an artistic way. And truthfully, the lie of it all is much more honest because I invented it.” - (Marry the Night music video)

Personally, I find myself always torn between the balance of illusion and reality. This is a staple of our personalities…And one of the reasons why we are known as the “dreamers” and so on. As a lonely child I created personalities for every stuffed animal and toy in my room, I knew them all by heart and could literally act out what each’s unique personality would respond to any situation. I also did this with my pets and animals. Things that happened to me in my younger years all the way up until high school were very idealized, and to be honest, a lot of the things I remember happening I am unsure are true or not. A lot of my family will correct me when I recall an event or story, but it’s truly my interpretation of what happened.
Did I lie to everyone else? Or did I lie to myself? This is the struggle of the INFP that fantasizes and creates their own versions of things, something I’m very guilty of.
A lot of fellow artists or writers will say “I wish I had your imagination!” but it can have it’s downsides. One of them being this. In a more adult circumstance, to give an example: At age 20, I went through a traumatic hailstorm/ice storm once while driving down the highway in my car, I slid off the road with a bunch of other cars and had to jump and cram myself behind the driver seat of my car and cover myself with my backpack as the hail cracked my windshield, windows and back windshield multiple times. I literally thought I was going to get pummeled by this hail, it sounded like my car was becoming a ball of crumpled foil.
When recalling this event to my parents hysterically on the phone, they called the insurance company to file a claim. When the insurance company called me for my story, I was blank. I couldn’t remember the exact details of what happened, because what happened in my mind, could have been false. I ended up not filing the claim because I was not exactly sure if I had a wreck or not. This deeply disturbed me and it took me a week to really get over the fact that when the actual details of what happened came up, I didn’t know.
Ever since that event happened I have sharpened my awareness of reality. I mentally take notes in situations and consistently find myself retracing my steps in order to remember the situation accurately. Sometimes this is really taxing, which is why I say we are balancing the night and day of reality at all times. It’s easy to think you’re losing your mind. I have felt that way my whole life, but remember those famous INFP writers, dreamers, and artists that went through the same thing, and became great symbols of deep and rich fantasies and realities…There is always a way to balance it, it’s just a little more work for us.

“[When under stress I thought of] the books I had read [and applied] them to myself. I [imagined I was] one of the characters [and soon found myself] in made-up circumstances which were most agreeable to my inclinations.” - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

“They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.” - Edgar Allan Poe

“Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.” - Albert Camus

“My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud. And why? What’s this passion for?” - Virginia Woolf


-Suzannah