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The Best Words to Describe the INFJ

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.

Adjectives describing the INFJ
Adjectives used to describe 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.

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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
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