Learn about the best words to describe the INFJ personality type
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How do other people see and describe INFJs?
The unusual combination of high introversion and openness of INFJs leads others to see them as contemplative, introspective, meditative, and inner-directed.
The wordcloud below shows the top 100 words used to describe INFJs. Bigger words describe the more prominent aspects of INFJs.
Because INFJs tend to have a relatively high level of introversion, with the occasional need for social withdrawal and relatively low levels of social enthusiasm, others sometimes describe them as cautious, serious, shy, inhibited, lonely, or timid.
Because INFJs tend to be relatively high in agreeableness, they are often diplomatic, tactful, humble, and respectful, but in some cases, also sentimental, soft-hearted, gullible, and unaggressive.
20 adjectives for describing the INFJ personality type
Below are the definitions (credit: wiktionary.org) of 20 adjectives that are usually good descriptions of the INFJ personality type.
contemplative: Inclined to contemplate; introspective and thoughtful; meditative
diplomatic: Exhibiting diplomacy; exercising tact or courtesy; using discussion to avoid hard feelings, fights or arguments
introspective: Examining one’s own perceptions and sensory experiences; contemplative or thoughtful about oneself
idealistic: Of or pertaining to an idealist or to idealism, someone whose conduct stems from unrealistic or impractical idealism rather than practicality
inner-directed: Tending to follow one’s own rules rather than those of society
meditative: Thoughtful; pensive
perceptive: Having or showing keenness of perception, insight, understanding, or intuition
tactful: Possessing tact; able to deal with people in a sensitive manner.
unaggressive: Not aggressive; peaceable; not violent
sophisticated: Having obtained worldly experience, and lacking naiveté; cosmopolitan
philosophical: Rational; analytic or critically-minded; thoughtful
articulate: Speaking in a clear and effective manner
prudish: Of excessive propriety; easily offended or shocked
deep: Of penetrating or far-reaching intellect; not superficial; thoroughly skilled; sagacious; cunning
industrious: Hard-working and persistent
discreet: Respectful of privacy or secrecy; exercising caution in order to avoid causing embarrassment; quiet; diplomatic
perfectionistic: Unwilling to settle for anything that is not perfect or does not meet extremely high standards
considerate: Consciously thoughtful and observant (often of other people and their needs and comfort)
modest: Not bragging or boasting about oneself or one’s achievements; unpretentious, humble
informative: Providing information; especially, providing useful or interesting information