As an INFA you are capable of immense sensitivity and have an enormous emotional capacity, which you guard closely. You have to know people well before you display warmth, let down your guard, and extend your trust. Relationships are a crucial focus for you. You seek to understand others deeply and to have that understanding reciprocated with loving acceptance.
INFAs naturally value inner processes over external signs. In general your actions and attitudes are guided by a strong internal sense of values, independent of the judgments of others. You have a powerful sense of faithfulness, duty, and commitment to the people and causes that attract you. You take your obligations seriously, enforced by your sense of morality. Genuineness and sincerity are what matter to INFAs.
You know instinctively how to reach people and how to communicate your vision with clarity in persuasive writing. More than any other personality style, you are able to express emotion and to move people through your communications. You work for humankind and write so that people will understand your thoughts.
Functioning in a sea of people may be exhausting and draining for you, but living in isolation would be unimaginable. INFAs prefer a quiet working environment and, despite your attraction for human companionship, will often find that you work best alone. You will find your greatest comfort through compromise — interacting with others closely, intimately, and in most cases, in small, cooperative groups or one-on-one.
INFAs trust their inner vision and are willing to act at an instinctual level. You look toward the future. Creativity is your hallmark. You are a true perfectionist when it comes to your work. You see whatever you do as an extension of who you are; therefore, you are almost driven to do your best at any task you undertake. Harmony is essential for you in your personal environment, and you seek to promote peace and cooperation around you. INFPs are masters of the well-placed compliment and the encouraging pat on the back.
INFAs also have no trouble shifting gears from one task or assignment to another, one technique to the next. With work, it is apparent that you will be at your best only in a job you truly believe in. Whatever field you choose, your INFA style will be marked by sincere enthusiasm, born of your deep commitment to your calling.
Boundless Diversity (A/Z): An Introduction to the Golden Personality Type Profiler
Karen A. Deitz, Ph.D. and John P. Golden, Ed.D.