However, when they're unhealthy, INFPs become disillusioned or stuck in their ways. They may withdraw from the world and become isolated, or they may act out in destructive ways. Their idealism can turn into cynicism, and their values may become inflexible.
Dark personality traits include psychopathy, machiavellianism and narcissism, collectively called the "dark triad".
The Demon: Introverted Thinking
This is the shadow function that feels the most foreign to the INFP. As Mark Hunziker says, “Essentially, it's our inferior inferior.” When we see other people using this function (even in a positive way) we tend to see it as negative.
When INFPs are angered, they aren't usually quick to react. They initially attempt to filter their feelings through their Introverted Feeling judgment center. Introverted Feeling is often misunderstood by people who are new to type. They assume that because the word “Feeling” is used, that Fi revolves around emotions.
Just like any other type, INFPs can be villains as well. They're more likely to be the behind-the-scenes type of villians and let their actions scare people rather than their presence. They will use their natural or feigned naiveté to avoid suspicion.
In general, any SJ. ISFJ, ISTJ, ESFJ, & ESTJ. However it depends on each individual person. Some are ok, but over all these types have big issues with INFPS and are impossible to be friends with.
INFPs are low-key rebels, which makes them badass. They are not blatant rebels, but their free-spiritedness and bohemian way of living make them understatedly cool. In a world filled with negativity and strife, INFPs always try to see the beauty of the moment.
Shallow conversations, relationships, and activities turn INFPs off because they see them as a waste of time. People who focus more on appearances or material possessions than on substance and meaning are very unappealing to INFPs.
If an INFP was traumatized in childhood, they may develop a strong dependence on their therapist. This is because deep down they long for a mentor who respects them for who they are and gives them the guidance they need. At the same time, INFPs tend to be sensitive to interference.
#1 – They Appear Quiet and Distant
INFPs tend to be on the quiet side, but there's usually a whimsical warmth that shows up anyway. But when they are stressed and overwhelmed, they appear more distant, detached, and stoic. Usually they are absorbed in thoughts, trying to sort out how to handle what's plaguing them.
INFPs experiencing grief tend to withdraw and isolate themselves initially to try to process the emotions they are going through. Over time they will usually seek support from others as well as try to support others who are grieving.
The dominant cognitive function of the INFP personality type is Introverted Feeling, meaning they process information internally and prefer spending time alone than with others. Extraverted Intuition is the auxiliary cognitive function of INFPS, and so they base decisions and experience the world through intuition.
Which Types Ranked as the Least Happy? Sadly, INFPs ranked the lowest for happiness as well as the lowest for life-satisfaction. According to the third edition of the MBTI® Manual, these types also ranked second highest in dissatisfaction with their marriages and intimate relationships.
According to the MBTI® Manual, ISFPs were the type most likely to get upset or angry and show it, as well as the type most likely to get upset or angry and not show it. When I asked ISFPs about this many of them said that they would simply cut off a person who repeatedly made them angry.
INFPs may seem like feelers in disguise. They may not exude emotion and enthusiasm all the time, but they care deeply and intensely. They may not open up to most people about how they feel, what they feel, or what impacts them, but they know and that's what matters to them.
INFPs are adaptable and fast-thinkers - they just might not be very vocal about it, which leads some people to believe they're slow learners. In reality, many INFPs thrive in fast-paced environments where they get to put their creativity and positivity to use.
Who are INFPs most compatible with? INFPs are most compatible with the other Intuitive-Feeling types—ENFJ, ENFP, and INFJ—as well as ESFJs.
Prefacing an insult or critique by saying “don't take this personally” will only make INFPs feel belittled and irritated. INFPs are more than happy to get constructive criticism, but it needs to be done in a way that isn't patronizing. Zen habits has an amazing article on how to give constructive criticism kindly.
One of the reasons why INFPs disappear or ghost people is because they need time to process what's going on in their heads before responding. INFPs are often deep thinkers who need quiet time alone to reflect on things that happened throughout the day.
It's one of the rare instances INFPs will seem harsh, irrational, inflexible, and rude, but as bad as we may feel about it, we will not apologize for doing what we believe is right to protect ourselves and uphold our values.
Idealism. INFPs care deeply for others and believe it is their duty to make a positive impact on the lives of other people in any way they can. Because of this unbreakable commitment, INFPs are capable of great self-sacrifice, and they won't compromise their ethical standards for personal benefit.
INFPs are unique individuals with a rare set of abilities — including the power to masterfully understand emotion and the human experience. At their best, INFPs bring emotional healing to others and inspire incredible change in the world. INFPs are also rare, making up about 4 to 5 percent of the population.
They don't see much value in emotions, so it's unrealistic to expect emotional support from them — instead, they will offer a practical solution to the problem at hand. This can make them seem cold and reserved, which they aren't bothered by.