In this brief guide, we will explore INFJ personality traits, INFJ career matches, and most importantly, look at some INFJ famous people and what they can tell us about the INFJ personality type.
List of INFJ Famous People
Here is a list of prominent INFJ famous people:
- Nelson Mandela
- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
- Carrie Fisher
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky
- Carl Gustav Jung
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Niels Bohr
- Thomas Jefferson
- Noam Chomsky
- Dante Alighieri
- Simone De Beauvoir
- Agatha Christie
- Mary Wollstonecraft
- Leo Tolstoy
- Mel Gibson
- Nicole Kidman
- Jillian Anderson
- Jamie Foxx
- Tom Selleck
- Shirley Temple
- Anthony Kiedis
- Michael Landon
- Martin Van Buren
- Robert Burns
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
- Fanny Crosby
- Garry Trudeau
- Geoffrey Chaucer
- Piers Anthony
- James Reston
- Fred MacMurray
- Noel Von Stookey
- Adam Sandler
INFJ stands for introverted, intuitive, feeling, and judging, and these people are also known as advocates because of their amazing ability to help people and bring about significant change in the world.
INFJs are very helpful and empathetic and they are very sentimental themselves, which probably makes them even more perceptive to the pain and misery of others.
In fiction as well, these people tend to be some of the most mentor-like and wise people and they fulfil the trope of the Wise Old Owl in nearly every role they play because they are generally seen as all-knowing and wise characters.
The INFJ personality is very rare, perhaps because their functions of intuition and feeling are so rare on their own when they are put together they create a personality that comes across very rarely.
Carl Jung, the proponent of the theory of the cognitive functions, identified himself as an INFJ, and apart from him there are many theorists and philosophers that are INFJs, reinforcing the idea that these people are capable of great thinking and analytical abilities.
INFJs are also very thoughtful and creative, and their minds are capable of making some great connections between seemingly unconnected data, which allows them to see things from new perspectives very easily.
INFJ individuals are also very careful and good at planning due to their judging function, but unlike the thinking function-oriented people they tend to favor values and emotions in their decision-making processes, which is likely what makes them so keen to understand the needs of those around them.
A good reason why INFJs are such great philosophers is that they are capable of great intuition but at the same time, they analyze the emotions and values prevalent around them with ease and apply it to various situations with even greater ease.
INFJ careers need to involve interactions with people and the ability to help people in some way else these people may wither away at their job.
The INFJ needs to be in a field where they can feel an active sense of helping people, being able to talk to them or feel their emotions due to their high level of empathy.
An INFJ is incredibly sensitive so they likely wouldn’t want to be in a field that is too high pressure or too harsh, or where they may have to deal with a lot of confrontation or high stakes that involve large amounts of anything.
INFJ careers also need to be not very systems or analysis-oriented as these people are not that great at analyzing things logically.
Some great INFJ careers would ideally be:
- Non-Governmental Organization
- Primary Care physician
- Physical Therapist
- Speech Therapist
- Occupational Therapist
- Customer Care
- Human Resources
- Human rights activist
INFJ Famous People: Quotes
To really find out how much of an INFJ a famous person is, one might look at things they have said in their books or in interviews, and once we have looked at these quotes we might get a better sense of who they are/were.
Keeping this in mind, let us look at some of the quotes that show us the personality traits of INFJ famous people.
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.”
“One of the things I learned when I was negotiating was that until I changed myself, I could not change others.”
“A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.”
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.”
“There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to helping others without expecting anything in return.”
“There is no passion to be found playing small in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.”
“What is true of the individual will be tomorrow true of the whole nation if individuals will but refuse to lose heart and hope.”
“The main purpose of life is to live rightly, think rightly, act rightly. The soul must languish when we give all our thought to the body.”
“Non-physical harm, which is the quality of the heart, cannot come by an appeal to the brain.
“Spiritual relationship is far more precious than physical. Physical relationship divorced from spiritual is body without soul.”
“Interdependence is and ought to be as much the ideal of man as self-sufficiency. Man is a social being.”
“At a certain point in my early twenties, my mother started to become worried about my obviously ever-increasing drug ingestion. So she ended up doing what any concerned parent would do. She called Cary Grant.”
“I was street smart, but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.”
“If anything, my mother taught me how to sur-thrive. That’s my word for it.”
“Leia follows me like a vague smell.”
“You’re not really famous until you’re a Pez dispenser.”
“I signed my likeness away. Every time I look in the mirror, I have to send Lucas a couple of bucks.”
“People see me and they squeal like tropical birds or seals stranded on the beach.”
“I find fascinating the question, ‘How do we identify ourselves, and how do we settle into other people’s expectations for our identity?'”
“I think people do what they can. Everyone’s doing their best [in life].”
Speaking about her character Gabriel in the movie Constantine “[My character] Gabriel’s rationale [is] essentially, ‘My job is to get as many souls as possible to heaven, and I have noticed that you are at your most spiritually open when the place is in flames, so I’m going to torch the joint.’ It’s a beautiful piece of reasoning.”
“I never quite understand the way society decides who is beautiful and who is not. But an open face and a capacity for kindness always feel like reliable signifiers to me.”
“I believe that all great art holds the power to dissolve things: time, distance, difference, injustice, alienation, despair. I believe that all great art holds the power to mend things: join, comfort, inspire hope in fellowship, reconcile us to ourselves. Art is good for my soul precisely because it reminds me that we have souls in the first place.”
Simone De Beauvoir
“In reality, I was more inquisitive than methodical, more impulsive than finicky; but I reveled in schizophrenic daydreams of strictness and economy.”
“I don’t know why, but organic phenomena very soon ceased to interest me. When we were in the country, I helped Madeleine to feed her rabbits and her hens, but these tasks soon bored me and I cared very little for the softness of fur and feather.”
“[A housewife] is overburdened with a thousand tiresome tasks. Whenever I thought of my own future, this servitude seemed to me so burdensome that I decided I wouldn’t have any children; the important thing for me was to be able to form minds and mold characters.”
Speaking of when she met Sartre, whom she dated for some time: “t was the first time in my life that I had felt intellectually inferior to anyone else.”
“It is the fate of women always to be secondary. To be the second sex.”
John Marmysz speaking about Simone De Beauvoir: “[To Beauvoir] the nihilist is essentially a frustrated idealist precisely because the nihilist has come to the realization that abstract perfection of any kind is an impossible goal.”
“I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to be a woman and to be a man, to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write good books, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger.”
“[As a child I had] an intense sensitivity and vulnerability.”
“No one can become aware of his individuality unless he is closely and responsibly related to his fellow beings.”
“The intellect is making darkness because we’ve led it take too big a place.”
“[Intellectual] analysis kills and synthesis brings to life.”
As scientific understanding has grown, so our world has become dehumanized. Man feels himself isolated in the cosmos, because he is no longer involved in nature and has lost his emotional ‘unconscious identity’ with natural phenomena.”
“I soon discovered that when [Freud] had thought something then it was settled, whereas I was doubting all along the line.”
“Naming our weapons after victims of our crimes: Apache, Tomahawk… It’s as if the Luftwaffe were to call its fighter planes ‘Jew’ and ‘Gypsy.'”
“We might ask ourselves how we would be reacting if Iraqi commandos landed at Bush’s compound, assassinated him, and dumped his body in the Atlantic.”
“Uncontroversially, Bush’s crimes vastly exceed bin Laden’s.”
In this brief guide, we explored INFJ personality traits, INFJ career matches, and most importantly, looked at some INFJ famous people and what they can tell us about the INFJ personality type. Please reach out to us with any questions or comments you have about the INFJ personality type or personality-related things in general, and we will try our best to get back to you with some answers or discussion.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): INFJ Famous People
Is Infj really rare?
The INFJ is really rare, in fact, most accounts seem to suggest that it is the rarest personality type all over, as it makes up only about 1-2% of the overall population, and contrary to other personality types, there are more INFJ females than males.
The INFJ personality is described as highly perceptive, emotional, and caring, and they are thought of as guides and protectors of the community they belong to and the people they try to help.
Who Should an Infj marry?
The INFJ should ideally marry someone like an ENFP, as their function stacks would be similar and complementary which may make for a good and healthy marriage.
INFJ can also marry someone like an ENTP as their dominant function of Introverted Intuition which best matches the dominant function of extroverted intuition, which is found in ENFP and ENTP.
Is Taylor Swift an INFJ?
Yes, Taylor Swift is an INFJ, and she shows typical ENFJ traits like being creative, emotionally sensitive and she is able to connect with people and be people-pleasing.
She can also be rather a perfectionist which is also something that may be seen in a lof of INFJ people.
Who is a famous INFJ?
There are many famous INFJs, here are some of the most famous INFJs however:
Simone De Beauvoir