INFP Personality Type

The Empath Type

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What is the INFP personality type (The Empath)?
People with an INFP personality type tend to be reserved, idealistic, and adaptable in their behavior. They are curious people, often lost in thought. They enjoy being by themselves or with small groups of people, and prefer to listen to and contemplate the thoughts of those around them.

INFP Personality Traits

INFPs value time alone or with very small groups and can often feel exhausted after spending time with large groups of people.

They tend to focus on the big picture and don’t get lost on the smaller details. They have strong intuitions and often follow their gut instincts.

Empaths tend to prioritize emotion and make decisions that feel right. They are very diplomatic and can easily understand others emotions.

They are very flexible in their schedules. INFPs like to keep their options open and tend to be more spontaneous.


In summary, INFP personality types tend to...

  • Value close friendships with a few people
  • Prioritize the big picture over small details
  • Think deeply about philosophical issues
  • Make decisions based on emotion
  • Keep their schedules flexible

INFP Meaning

  • (I) INTROVERSION: Introverts tend to draw energy from spending time alone.
  • (N) INTUITION: Intuitive types tend to love to explore new ideas and think in terms of the big picture.
  • (F) FEELING: Feeling types usually prioritize emotion over logic, often choosing to follow their gut when making decisions.
  • (P) PERCEIVING: Perceiving types usually prefer to be flexible and spontaneous.

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Related Personality Types

Below are the DISC and Enneagram types that are similar to 16-Personality Type INFP. 

DISC Type IS, or Si

Enneagram Type 4 or 9

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