23+ Famous INFPs

In this article we will explore INFP personality types from various different fields and walks of life. This article will also look at the worldview of INFPs.

List of Famous INFPs

  • Here is a list of famous INFPs from different walks of life:
  • William Shakespeare, English playwright
  • Edgar Allen Poe, U.S. author and poet
  • Publius Virgilius Maro (Virgil), Roman poet
  • Bill Watterson, U.S. cartoonist
  • George Orwell, English author
  • William Blake, English poet and engraver
  • C. S. Lewis, English author
  • Antoine de Saint-Exupery, French author and pilot
  • Virginia Woolf, English author
  • Hans Christian Andersen, Danish author
  • A. A. Milne, English author
  • John Milton, English poet
  • Søren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and poet
  • J. R. R. Tolkien, English author
  • Amy Tan, U.S. author
  • Vincent Van Gogh, Dutch painter
  • Andy Warhol, U.S. artist and filmmaker
  • Joni Mitchell, Canadian singer and artist
  • Carlos Santana, Mexican-American guitarist
  • Tori Amos, U.S. singer
  • Bob Marley, Jamaican singer
  • Thom Yorke, English singer
  • Fiona Apple, U.S. singer
  • John Mayer, U.S. singer
  • Sarah MacLachlan, Canadian singer
  • Lenny Kravitz, U.S. singer
  • Ronnie James Dio, U.S. singer
  • James Taylor, U.S. singer
  • Chris Martin, British singer
  • Robert Smith, English singer and guitarist
  • John Lennon, Singer-songwriter
  • Hugh Laurie, English actor
  • Marlon Brando, U.S. actor
  • Johnny Depp, U.S. actor
  • Tom Hiddleston, English actor
  • Nicolas Cage, U.S. actor
  • Jude Law, English actor
  • Mia Farrow, U.S. actress and activist
  • Emily Blunt, English actress
  • Richard Gere, U.S. actor
  • Louis C.K., U.S. comedian
  • Chloe Sevigny, U.S. actress and designer
  • Tim Burton, U.S. director
  • Lisa Kudrow, U.S. actress
  • David Lynch, U.S. director
  • Gary Oldman, English actor
  • Teller, U.S. magician
  • Andrew Garfield, British-American actor
  • Fred Savage, U.S. actor
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh, U.S. actress

INFP Writers

Virginia Woolf

Adeline Virginia Woolf an English writer, and an influential modernist 20th century author was an INFP. She revolutionized writing by introducing the stream of consciousness device which was basically a character’s thought process.

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” 

“When you consider things like the stars, our affairs don’t seem to matter very much, do they?”

“There was a star riding through clouds one night, & I said to the star, ‘Consume me’.”

C.S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis, a British writer and theologian was also an INFP.

“Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”

“If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.” 

Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka, a Bohemian novelist and short-story writer, was an INFP. He was widely revered as one of the main figures of 20th-century literature. Kafka fused elements of fantasy and realism in his work.

“I cannot make you understand. I cannot make anyone understand what is happening inside me. I cannot even explain it to myself.” 

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.” 

“Don’t bend; don’t water it down; don’t try to make it logical; don’t edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.”

INFP Philosophers

Søren Kierkegaard

Kierkegaard, a Danish philosopher, theologian, poet, social critic, and religious author was an INFP personality type. He is also known to be the first existentialist philosopher.

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use.”

“People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.”

“The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all. No other loss can occur so quietly; any other loss – an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc. – is sure to be noticed.” 

Albert Camus

Albert Camus, a French philosopher, author, and journalist was an INFP as well. He won a Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957.

“Should I kill myself, or have a cup of coffee?”

“The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.” 

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.

And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.” 

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer was an INFP personality type. His philosophy was the driving force behind The Enlightenment of Europe.

“People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.” 

“Why should we build our happiness on the opinons of others, when we can find it in our own hearts?” 

“I have never thought, for my part, that man’s freedom consists in his being able to do whatever he wills, but that he should not, by any human power, be forced to do what is against his will.”

INFP Poets

Edgar Allan Poe

Poe, an American writer, poet, editor, and literary critic was an INFP. He is best known for his short stories and poetry.

“All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.” 

“I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”

“I was never really insane except upon occasions when my heart was touched.” 

John Milton

Milton, an English poet and intellectual was an INFP personality type.

“The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of hell, a hell of heaven..” 

“What hath night to do with sleep?”

“For books are not absolutely dead things, but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay, they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.”

William Blake

An INFP, English poet, painter, and printmaker, Blake, gained fame after his death.

“To generalize is to be an idiot.”

“What is now proved was once only imagined.”

“The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.” 

INFP Artists

A Dutch painter who gained fame after his death and inspired people across the globe with his art, he was an INFP too.

Vincent van Gogh

“I dream my painting and I paint my dream.”

“There is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.”

“The sadness will last forever.”

INFP Singers

John Lennon

He was the founder, co-lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist of the Beatles.

“Living is Easy with Eyes Closed.”

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.”

“One thing you can’t hide – is when you’re crippled inside.”

Bob Marley

The pioneer of reggae, Bob Marley was also an INFP.

“The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.”

“Better to die fighting for freedom then be a prisoner all the days of your life.”

“Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery.

None but ourselves can free our minds.”

Chris Martin

Surprise surprise! The lead singer of your favourite band, Coldplay, is also an INFP!

“I’d rather be a comma than a full stop.”

“Life is beautiful in all its colors, even the darker ones, they’re here for a reason.”

“I definitely believe in God. How can you look at anything and not be overwhelmed by the miraculousness of it?”

INFP Actors/ Actresses

Johnny Depp

Depp is an American actor, producer, and musician and also an INFP

“If there’s any message to my work, it is … that it’s okay to be different.”

“People say I make strange choices, but they’re not strange for me. My sickness is that I’m fascinated by … what’s underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.”

Nicolas Cage

A popular American actor and filmmaker, Nicolas Cage, is an INFP.

“[I’ve always] been in my own world.”

“My imagination was my savior [in my childhood]. I was able to imagine things weren’t bad, or I could go in the backyard and transform myself into an astronaut or some [other] character and play for hours.”

Heath Ledger

Popular for playing the role of Joker, actor Heath Ledger was also an INFP.

“It can be a little distressing to have to overintellectualize yourself.”

“I take great pride in my soul and the consistency and longevity of my love.”

Conclusion

In this article we explored INFP personality types from various different fields and walks of life. This article also looks at the worldview of INFPs.

Frequently Asked Questions: Famous INFPs

Is INFP a rare personality?

INFPs provide emotional healing to others and inspire incredible change in the world when they are at their best. INFPs are also uncommon, accounting for just 4 to 5% of the population.

Who Should an INFP marry?

ENFJ

While a stable relationship may exist between two well-developed individuals of any type, the INFP’s natural partner is the ENFJ or ESFJ. The dominant role of Introverted Feeling in an INFP is better balanced with Extraverted Feeling in a partner.

Are INFPs smart?

INFPs are very intelligent in comparison to the other MBTI types. They’re also one of the most popular types to appear in gifted children’s classes.

Are INFPs old souls?

INFPs are one-of-a-kind individuals that can be both childlike and connected to a more mature side of themselves. They may feel out of place in the world and may be out of touch with current affairs. INFPs may be considered old souls because they yearn for something more profound and meaningful.

References

Famous INFPs

List of Famous People With INFP Personality

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