Drenth The INFP personality type is creative, quirky, humane, and individualistic.
They are rarely content with “what is,” preferring instead to focus their sights on “what could be.” This, combined with their strong idealism, can engender a sort of “grass is greener” mentality.
With few exceptions, it is the NF child who readily develops imaginary playmates (as with Anne of Green Gables's "bookcase girlfriend"--her own reflection) and whose stuffed animals come to life like the Velveteen Rabbit and the Skin Horse: "... As INTPs tend to have a sense of failed competence, INFPs struggle with the issue of their own ethical perfection, e.g., performance of duty for the greater cause.
Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. An INFP friend describes the inner conflict as not good versus bad, but on a grand scale, depicts this conflict in his struggle between the two sides of "The Force." Although the dark side must be reckoned with, the INFP believes that good ultimately triumphs.
Please bear in mind that none of this has to be a stereotype that rules your life. INFPs make up: INFPs are quiet, sensitive people who enjoy meditating upon connections and meanings in the universe around them.
You're a unique individual with a unique background, and this description is simply a generalization based on statistics and averages. Lost in dreams, fantasies and ideals, they may seem distant at first, but are in fact one of the warmest and kindest of all types--once you get get to know them, of course.
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.
Curious and restless, they enjoy entertaining new ideas and possibilities.
Like the INFJ, INFPs want to understand who they are and their purpose in the world.
Don't take what you read here as , but as an invitation to grow outside your core strengths. One type practitioner has suggested that INFPs are the least likely to stand up for themselves; their gentle nature and their dislike for negative emotions mean that they avoid conflict even at their own expense.
And especially don't use this description as an excuse. But the same practitioner noted that INFPs can be more willing to stand up for themselves if they see that someone else will be hurt if they do not (add citation).
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.