INFPs are imaginative idealists, guided by their own core values and beliefs. To a Healer, possibilities are paramount; the realism of the moment is only of passing concern. They see potential for a better future, and pursue truth and meaning with their own individual flair.
INFPs are sensitive, caring, and compassionate, and and are deeply concerned with the personal growth of themselves and others. Individualistic and nonjudgmental, INFPs believe that each person must find their own path. They enjoy spending time exploring their own ideas and values, and are gently encouraging to others to do the same. INFPs are creative and often artistic; they enjoy finding new outlets for self-expression.
among least likely of all types to suffer heart disease and chronic pain
second highest of all types to report marital dissatisfaction
more successful than average in mastering a foreign language
among types to be most dissatisfied with their work
personal values include autonomy and creativity
famous infps: princess diana, audrey hepburn, john lennon, and william shakespeare
over represented in occupations in counseling, writing, and the arts
person: i want to watch a show with good character development
me: have you seen lost
person: and deep storylines
me: you should watch lost
person: and relatable characters
me: i would recommend lost
person: and a strong, gripping plot
me: there’s one show i can think of
person: and really good acting
me: have you heard of -
person: and a beautiful setting
me: there’s this show called lost
person: i just can’t find a show like that
me: really tho just watch lost
You don’t seem afraid at all. I don’t understand that. Well, fear’s sort of an odd thing. When I was in residency, my first solo procedure was a spinal surgery on a 16-year-old kid. A girl. And at the end, after thirteen hours, I was closing her up, and I – I accidentally ripped her dural sac. Shredded the base of the spine where all the nerves come together. Membrane, stenos tissue and … So it ripped open. Nerves just spilled out of her like angel hair pasta. Spinal fluid flowing out of her, and I … And the terror was just so … crazy, so real. And I knew I had to deal with it. So I just made a choice. I’d let the fear in. Let it take over. Let it do its thing. But only for five seconds. That’s all I was gonna give it. So I started to count. One, two, three, four, five. And it was gone. I went back to work, sewed her up, and she was fine.