INFP Leaders (A Comprehensive Guide)

INFP Leaders

INFP leaders prove to be the best one. They always show concern related to their employees, give priority to their instincts rather than taking action randomly, and stay focused on their goal. INFP leaders always encourage others so that they may grow professionally by providing them with various tasks that work as an opportunity to enhance other capabilities. Consider the following example in order to understand INFP leaders.

INFP leaders: can you please tell me about your desires? And what motivates you to do so?

Interviewer: I want to help others in an optimistic way that encourages them to achieve their goals and believe in themselves and also make an impression on the world.

INFP leaders: I can only offer a job to you.

Interviewer: Certainly.

INFP leaders: Indeed! You can see a toilet brush here.

Interviewer: What??

INFP Leaders (A Comprehensive Guide)

INFP leaders act in a thought-provoking way. They don’t encourage to belong with just one organization rather than they prefer to gain as much experience as they can. They prefer to work according to their Introverted feeling either it is related to the personal task or linked with professional decisions if their action and choices cause a lower profile for an organization it may create the feeling of disturbance and tension for INFPs. They prefer to approach others in a humanistic way and work for the organizations that correspond to their personal norms and values. They avoid wandering as compared to other types of personalities. INFP leaders consume their full energy and power to prove themselves as the best one.

INFP leaders always give priority to their positive vision about various tasks, creative, work for a reason rather than working hard for no reason, determined as a leader, use their unique abilities to see the potential in others, and motivate them to use these abilities. Think outside the box, ignore unnecessary conflicts, make a team with those people who share similar characteristics, and seem to be determined about their goals.

  1. They Wield Their Imagination

People in this world seem to have difficulty in understanding the value and feeling of others and make the world a worse place to live for others. While others behave sympathetically and known as the kind-hearted. But still, some people seem to be worried about the concept of ideals and perfection in every situation.

INFP leaders always maintain their attention to every possible solution and opportunity for the attainment of their goal. They believe that chances of success always depend on our vision toward the problem and if any individual has that ability to dream about something he wants to achieve he can make an effort to replace their dreams with reality. Imagination is the only ability in humans that encourages them to work hard for what they want to change. Although, there is no doubt in the fact that everything in this world is not 100 % perfect the other fact is that if you are determined and make a continuous effort for the attainment of goals then a change can be seen in this world.

Consider this example in order to understand INFP’s imagination in a better way. If INFP has thought about the children that they must nurture or grow in an environment that not only focuses on their strengths but also helps them to overcome the weakness then the young generation plays a role of kind, genuine and real adults. Or if all children in the world have families rather than living in the orphan houses they develop and understand the norms and values of a society which help them to make a better person. Although the concept is viewed just as a good idea which is not grounded in reality and has no implementation in the real world. But in the case of INFP leaders, they work hard in order to complete their mission and also think about all the possibilities and practical works to transform this idea into reality so that they may make a difference in children’s lives as much as they can. For the fulfillment of such ideas, INFP prefers to work on those tasks in an organization that is directly related to the children’s development such as searching loveable and understanding families for orphans and counsel the parents to give priority to the mental health of their children. Various organizations help children by selling their drawings and different handmade stuff so that they can earn money and also create a bridge between the families and orphans.

In case of leading others INFPs work to appreciate the creative thinking of others, help others to solve various tasks, and tell them to focus on all the possibilities that help them to attain their goal.  

INFP Leaders (A Comprehensive Guide)
  1. They Care About Personal Development

INFP leaders show compassion and respect for individual differences. They work hard to overcome their weakness and enhance their ability and also suggest the same to others. They believe the concept that their employees are not the slaves rather than they are in need and have the ability to inspire others through their creativity and various other skills. INFPs always consider other points of view as vital to make decisions and if they come to know that some people who are working in their organization are facing some issues or not satisfied with this environment they help them in order to adjust to the new situations and cope with their problems. INFP requires others to not only focus on their occupation but also consider their personal needs and give priority to themselves. As the above-mentioned quality of INFP about helping others in their personal development, they viewed as an inspiring character that helps others without any personal gain. The ability of INFP introverted feeling is considered the best pair for the personality with extraverted intuition.

  1. The Lead with Consideration

INFP leaders show concern about the people around them. Although, it is impossible to please everyone and form an understanding relationship with every individual in this world. But INFP believes the concept of dealing with others in a good communicative way that creates an inspiring impression on others, and also remember those experiences in the past that teach them something and change or transform their intention to something else.  INFP leaders usually don’t work in the same way or do not have the ambition to make family and spend their life in an ordinary way. Rather than they prefer to meet others in an equal way and avoid passing any personal judgments about them. They prefer an environment for their employees where they can share their unique ideas without any fear of being criticized by the authority. They believe in giving a free environment to their workers rather than behaving in a way that can create tension and stress for employees and also cause hindrance in a way of unique and multiple ideas. INFP leaders have a hope that their team workers also have the same enthusiasm, purpose, and work hard for the attainment of their goal. When you share any values and ethics with a person having INFP personality you motivate them in their purpose and make them believe that they are on the right path of respecting their norms and values. It is also considered essential to participate in the fundamental point of view that may have an influence on others.

  1. They Dislike Confrontation

INFP leaders want everybody to listen to them carefully and maintains their attention to the work rather than avoiding the instructions and behave in a silly way which causes INFP to lose their temperament and act aggressively. INFP has the ability to communicate with others in a way that actually doesn’t create problems for others and they convey their message that they hate some of the behavior and reactions in the office environment. Although, conveying such things often causes a feeling of anxiety for INFP when they have to consider other needs and points of view too. In order to deal with such issues, they prefer to talk with their manager or the other person who may handle the situation in a better way. Such as if they hate the smell of fish and some employees enjoy eating fish in an office they convey the message through their assistance to tell them that they heat up their food in other departments so that the smell of fish may be avoided and they enjoy the meal in their own department with friends. But some employees resist such restrictions by saying that they have a right to heat up wherever they want and eat what they like. In such a situation INFP may avoid the conflict but still, the smell of the fish reminds them of the attitude of other people that really don’t care about the seriousness of a situation.  On the other hand, they have a right to do what they think is necessary to deal with the problems such as they always have a backup to deal with the unnecessary issues, negative attitude, and stubbornness of some people so that it cannot affect their mental peace and working environment.

INFP Leaders (A Comprehensive Guide)

FAQ about INFP leaders

Can the people with INFP personality be a good leader?

INFP leaders can be very inspiring and optimistic for their team workers because they have a core belief to work for the betterment of the people and the world. At the same time, they also focus their attention on their personal growth and the mental development of the people around them as well as ignore them to gain such attention from their surroundings and do the good deeds in a hidden way. They play the role of a leader when they have a thought to achieve something that is necessary to make an impression in professional settings.  

What is the best match for INFPs?

The people who are mentally mature, kind-hearted, and respect the individual differences rather than judging others make them a good and mature person. But in case of people with INFP personality, they have a dominating ability to have the introverted feeling and the opposite of this feeling that match their missing part could be the people having the ENFJ or people with ESFJ personality because both of the above personalities have the extraverted feeling as a dominating ability of their personality.

Is INFP the personality that can be termed as weird?

INFP often saw as weird to some people because of their unique and rare intrinsic abilities. Because they actually don’t have any idea and often fail to assume what other people expect from them. They prefer to be themselves rather than copying others they appreciate their natural abilities such as honesty and kindness. Those people who are dishonest and fake are not able to gain the attention of others.  

References

Psychology Junkie “A Look at the INFP Leader”

INFP Leaders (A Comprehensive Guide)

Juanita Agboola

Juanita Agboola is the editor in chief of HFNE and an expert in mental health online. She has been writing about online behaviour, mental health and psychology issues since 2012. All Guides are reviewed by our editorial team which constitutes various clinical psychologists, PhD and PsyD colleagues.