INTP and INFP ( A Comprehensive Guide)

INTP and INFP

This article will explore INTP and INFP in depth. It will also discuss the similarities and differences shared by INTP and INFP.

It will also highlight how INTP and INFP should interact with each other.

Both INTP and INFP share some personality traits such as, introversion, intuitive, perceiving, like to be isolated, they tend to focus on the future and do not like following tough routines.

With commonalities INTP and INFP also have many differences.

INTP and INFP ( A Comprehensive Guide)

 People with INFP personality type focus on their feelings while making decisions and process the information emotionally.

On the other hand people with INTP personality are logical people in their decision making. INTP and INFP personality types need to practice empathy towards each other.

INTP and INFP should allow each other emotional expression whenever it is needed.

INTP and INFP should be logical and rational with each other while giving space for emotional expression. 

You can also learn about the difference between ENFP and INFP to gain more knowledge and understanding of the different personality types.

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INTP

The people with INTP personality type are found rarely.

They are 3% out of the total global population which is considered as a favorable thing for these people because these people do not find anything else making them unhappy than being common.

INTP people are proud of themselves for being creative minded, innovators, unique and intellectuals.

These people are usually dreamy professors, philosophers, architects and logicians who have made many scientific discoveries in the past. 

These people are famous for giving outstanding theories and implacable logic.

Actually, these people are found to be logically correct among people of other personality types. 

These people love designs and pointing out inconsistencies among statements which are associated with them as their hobby.

Making a bad choice to lie to them.

People with INTP personality types usually describe their thinking which is underdeveloped by using other people to run things by their theories and ideas opposed to themselves instead of actual conversation partners.

INTP Personality

These people may start unending daydreaming and their process of thoughts is unstoppable and their minds are filled with ideas when they get up after sleep.

This habit of thinking constantly without interruption can lead them to bd detached and pensive, as these people mostly conduct complete discussions and debate in their minds.

But these people are often calm, composed and have a friendly nature when they get around the people they know or while sharing their ideas.

However profuse diffidence can replace this when INTP personalities found themselves around the people they don’t know.

Friendly jokes can make them offensive if they feel thay their theories and logics are under attack of these banters. 

When INTP people get excited their conversations can feel incoherent when they try to comprehend and untie the chains of their logical arguments which paved the ways for their fresh ideas.

Mostly, people with INTP personality tend to adopt the tactics of moving from one topic even before it is comprehensible instead of trying laying things out simply. 

The thing which they are afraid of is being failed and it keeps holding them back.

People with INTP personality types are more vulnerable to consider their own theories and thoughts again and again, being worried that they may be missing a critical point in their ideas which they can stop, lost in an untouchable universe in which their ideas are never implicated.

To overcome this doubt is the most challenging task these people are to encounter but with their god gifted abilities when they are successful in overcoming their doubts they make it worth a fight.

Strengths of INTP `

  1. Great Analysts and Abstract Thinkers

People of INTP personality type see this world as a gigantic, puzzled machine in which every part is interconnected and interrelated.

People with INTP personality types are successful in sorting out these relations by looking how irrelevant elements are connected to each other in such a way that mystifies people of other personality types.

  1. Imaginative and Original 

These relationships are a byproduct of untiring efforts of their imaginations.

Their ideas may not seem to be realistically possible at once and it may not be able to hold itself for a day or another but the efforts of these people always prove remarkable innovations.

  1. Open-Minded

INTP personality type people are not able to establish these connections if they ever believed that they are aware of it.

These people are highly prone to get alternative theories, so long as their theories are getting support from facts and logic.

In more personalised things, such as traditions and social norms, these people tend to see a broader picture and have a libral sense “minding their own business”.

Their ideas are actually what matters at the end. 

  1. Enthusiastic

When their interest is get irritated or they get bored, these people tend to show so much enthusiasm.

This is a reserved personality type. But if anyone else share his interest, they will be highly interested in listening to them.

The only apparent evidence of their enthusiasm is their silence getting long or their staring into the distance. 

INTP and INFP ( A Comprehensive Guide)

Weaknesses of INTP

  1. Very Private and Withdrawn

As the intellectualism of these people produces a lot of perceptions about their surroundings, their surroundings aee thought to be an interference on their thoughts.

This phenomenon is particularly correct about thes people because they tend to be quite reserved in social settings.

Some situations for example going to parties can further complicate things for.

Even that their close friends will find it to get into their hearts and heads. 

  1. Insensitive 

People with INTP personality type are mostly involved in their logic that they do not remember any emotional considerations.

They will abandon subjectivity thinking it baseless and also tradition which attempts to restrict the progress.

Situations which are based on pure emotions will completely confuse them and people can be offended by their lack of timely sympathy.

  1. Absent-minded 

The people with INTP got lost in their interests and they are mostly found absent which goes beyond social matters including the other world.

These people tend to forget and miss those obvious things which are related to them and also they can be forgetful about their health, they will skip their meals and even their sleep.

  1. Loathe Rules and Guidelines 

The struggles they do as socially is a result of their wish to detour the rules of social conducts.

While this behaviour is helpful for them to strengthen their unconventional creativity.

It also  give rise to their idea of reinventing the wheel again and again and to purposefully avoid security in support of freedom in ways that can compromise both.

  1. Second-Guess Themselves 

People with INTP personality type always welcome the latest information which they don not usually commit to a decision at all.

This is implacable for their own expertise too. These people are aware of the fact thst practice will bring improvements and whatever they have done is the second best to the thing which they could have done.

They do not settle for one thing and will delay their outcomes for indefinite period of time with constantly doing revision and sometimes abandoning it even for the get start.

INFP

INFP personality type is also referred to as a mediator. The people of this personality type have the different traits such as, intuitive, introverted, feeling and prospecting.

The people with INFP personality traits are four percent of the total global population.

This personality type is rare and these are open-minded, creative, caring and imaginative people applying all these approaches towards life.

People with this personality type are found to be genuinely idealists who are always in search of a clue in good and bad events and people and looking for opportunities to bring changes in things.

These people may be considered as reserved, shy and calm but their passion and commitment cam make them shine.

There is a feeling of risk of being misinterpreted among these people as they are composed of 4% of the total number of people in world but when they have found the people who have the same mind then then can spend time with them easily, with so much harmony which make them feel inspired and joyful. 

These people are driven by their principles as they belong to the diplomat role group, instead of logic, practicality or excitement.

These people prefer honor, beauty, virtue and morality when they are deciding to move forward.

They are the people with pure intentions and this is what drives them forward not the fear of punishment and lust for reward.

Those people who have an INFP personality type feel proud about themselves and the personality trait they possess.

But, not all people can comprehend these feelings and the driving force behind them which can be damaging for them and can push them to be isolated.

INTP and INFP ( A Comprehensive Guide)

When these people are giving their best, their personality traits allow them to have deep conversations with other people, finding it easy to use metaphors, parables, creating symbols and understanding to convey their thoughts and the ideas.

These people find it fascinating to be in the world of fantasies which is not found in other personality types.

Their visionary communication is so strong which makes it easy for them to do creative work and it is no wonder for people that most of the famous people with INFP personality are poets, writers and actors.

It is important for these people to understand themselves and understand their place in the world, and these people do so by having their projection in their work.

Strengths of INFP Personality Type,

  1. Idealistic

People with INFP personality are admired by their friends and loved ones. Their closed one trust them and think them to be dependable due to their optimistic nature. These people are good and strong with their beliefs and just are misunderstood, which push them to be magnificently resistant to face difficulties. 

  1. Seek and Value Harmony 

The INFP people do not prefer to have powers over other people and also do not give attention to bullying behaviours at all.

They like to adopt a democratic procedure and strive to make sure that everyone’s voice and point of view is being heard.

  1. Open-Minded and Flexible

These people with INFP personality types are open-minded and flexible with a live anf let live attitude and they mostly do not like to be restricted by the rules.

As long as their ideas and principles are not challenged they also give benefit of doubt.

They are also supporting people’s right to whatever they think is right.

Weaknesses of INFPs

  1. Too Idealistic

The people with INFP personality tend to follow their idealism too much which makes them vulnerable to disappointment repeatedly.

This can also be challenging for them in their relationships as they won’t be able to idealise their partner and will idolise them, neglecting the fact everyone is imperfect.

  1. Impractical

When something gets stuck in their heads they can ignore the practicalities involved in it like simple happiness and day to day maintenance.

Sometimes they get too much involved and focus on their ideas that they will forget to eat and drink.

  1. Take Things Personally

The people with INFP personality type tend to take criticisms and challenges personally instead taking it as motivation to remodel their position.

They tend to avoid indulging in conflicts to a possible extent.

Though, they work hard on aligning their principles and the perceived criticism into a middle ground which will be acceptable for everyone. 

INTP and INFP ( A Comprehensive Guide)

Conclusion

INTP and INFP have commonalities and differences which should be considered during interaction.

INTP and INFP should be supportive towards each other and help each other grow as INFP do not take criticism constructively.

INTP are optimistic this can help INFP on their way to success.

FAQs about INTP and INFP 

What INTP personality type?

INTP people are proud of themselves for being creative minded, innovators, unique and intellectuals.

What are the strengths of INTP people?

These people are imaginative and original, great thinkers and analysts.

Also they are very much open minded.

What are the weaknesses of INTP people?

These people are insensitive, absent minded and will doubt themselves.

What is an INFP personality type?

The people of this personality type have different traits such as, intuitive, introverted, feeling and prospecting.

What are the strengths of INFP personality type?

Very Creative

Open-Minded 

Flexible 

Seek and Value Harmony

Idealistic

What are Weaknesses of INFP personality type?

Difficult to Get to Know

Take Things Personally

Dislike Dealing With Data 

Impractical

Too Altruistic

Too Idealistic

References

16personalities.com/infp-personality

16personalities.com/infp-strengths-and-weaknesses

16personalities.com/intp-personality?page=84

16personalities.com/intp-strengths-and-weaknesses

crystalknows.com/myers-briggs/relationship/intp-infp

INTP and INFP ( 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 behavior, mental health and psychology issues since 2012. All Guides are reviewed by our editorial team which constitutes various clinical psychologists, PhD and PsyD colleagues.