The Rarest Personality Type (7 Interesting Facts)

In this article, we will look at the rarest personality type i.e. The INFJ.

What is the rarest personality type? 

The INFJ personality type is considered to be the most rare of the Myers-Briggs personality types, accounting for just 1-3 percent of the population. People with this personality type are most fulfilled when they are able to help others achieve their full potential and live their own reality. 

INFJs being the rarest personality type are also considered to be the weirdest.  It’s hard to understand these strange enigmatic people. They may appear to be total loners and sometimes seem expressionless, however this is far from the truth and this makes them walking contradictions

A Closer Look At The Rare Personality Types

INFJ: 1.5%

These individuals are idealists who prioritize worldwide philanthropic ambitions and relentlessly pursue them.

Most folks think INFJs seem to be almost “psychic,” and they sometimes simply recognize something without understanding how or why they know it.

They’re worried about issues that other people would rather not care about, such as poverty, famine, or crimes against humanity. They work hard to change the condition and to achieve almost unrealistic standards. As a result, people will not always understand them.

7 Interesting Features of The INFJ

Here are a few interesting features of the INFJ:

  • Mysterious
  • Powerful
  • Insightful
  • Loyal
  • Empathetic
  • Untameable
  • Aloof

Mysterious

If you are an INFJ or have ever come across one, you may not be able to deny that they have an air of mystery around them. This very mysterious aura, also gives them a remarkable presence and magnetism, making them hard to ignore. However, this aura that they have, is sometimes confused by people as smug superiority, which is obviously not the case. Just like the majestic wolf, INFJs are hard to know, and harder to forget because of the lasting impression they tend to make.

Powerful

INFJs are very ambitious, and never back down from a challenge. They may even take on opponents larger, and more daunting than themselves and not cower from a fight. The INFJs’ formidable side surfaces, when their beloved is threatened. Whether it be a person or their ideals, these individuals believe in fighting for what matters and sticking out to the end no matter how ugly it gets.

Insightful 

INFJs are very insightful and are able to gauge a situation and act preemptively. INFJ are intuitive types and they greatly value their intuition in making decisions. They also have great instincts, that make them far-sighted individuals whom people can count on, and also gives them exceptional leadership qualities, which makes for a visionary leader.

Loyal

INFJs are loyal to no end, and may even end up sacrificing their lives for their loved ones. INFJs also believe in fighting for what they hold close to their heart, whether it be a person or a cause. They are very affectionate with their mates. They tend to look out for others because INFJs value their family and bonds. 

Empathetic

Empathy is considered an INFJ superpower. Since INFJs are N=Intuitive as well as F=Feeling types, this combination gives them an elevated level of empathy. They are intuitively able to gauge what a person is feeling, just by being in the same room, or in the case of a loved one, they can even know if they’re miles apart, it’s just how they are built! They are not the kind to be scared of emotional displays. In fact they are very apt at handling and helping people process their feelings which comes from their innate sense of empathy. Their own emotions are deep and may even be described as abysmal. They are compassionate individuals who uplift people and their (hidden) sensitivity is a gift to the world.

Untameable

INFJs cannot be clubbed into dank submission; they are free spirited individuals. INFJs are untameable and secretly have a wild side. INFJs do not follow the herd mentality and are highly sentient beings. INFJs do not let other people control them and are untameable.

Aloof

INFJs seem distant and aloof most of the time. They are hard to read, and sometimes even the people closest to them feel distant from them. This aloofness is the very reason behind their mysterious aura. Being the Feeling type, they need to preserve their emotional wellbeing otherwise they risk a burnout, which is every empathetic INFJs nightmare.

INFJs are shy and guarded, yet they are brimming with confidence and self assuredness at the same time. What a curious contradiction! INFJs do not tend to reveal much about themselves until they trust someone completely, and even if they do open up to someone, they keep a certain side of themselves hidden.

Paradoxical Traits of INFJ

INFJs are interesting and have many paradoxical traits to them. Let’s explore a few of them.

  • People tend to both fascinate and drain them
  • They fully understand other’s emotions yet their own emotions are so complex that they struggle with them
  • They think big yet they tend to sweat the small stuff
  • They are seemingly calm but have chaos on the inside
  • They believe in fighting for others but when it comes to themselves neglect their own selves
  • They crave sensual experiences but somehow feel disconnected from this world 
  • They love to plan beforehand but also like spontaneity
  • They seem aloof and struggle to open up but they deeply crave intimacy
  • They always understand others yet they themselves are some of the most misunderstood people

The INFJ Wolf Stare

The wolf is known for its intense gaze, and as the phrase goes “Don’t stare the wolf down”.

Similarly INFJs have eyes that can see past your exterior, and look into your soul, which is why they tend to disarm people just by their gaze, rendering them defenseless. 

INFJs can stare directly at people’s eyes and not feel the slightest bit of discomfort. They end up unintentionally intimidating the object of their observation in the process.

This trademark INFJ stare is usually their natural way of analysis and in times of need a defense mechanism, if they feel threatened somehow.

The Lone Wolf

INFJs are lone wolves. Idealism is the trademark of INFJ! Some INFJs may choose to take their own path in life, and they are the literal embodiment of the term lone wolf. Individualistic and independent, they may tread a lonely path, which they feel they must travel alone. 

The INFJs are free spirited and non-conformist, and they value their freedom above all. Wolves share a similar thirst for freedom.

INFJs treasure their alone time, by retreating into a cave of their own making but every once in a while they pop out of their caves because they are purpose driven, and know they just have to do something for the greater good. Particularly, to eliminate injustice and fix deep rooted problems of society. 

If they find their tribe they flourish but in case they don’t they prefer retaining the title of lone wolf. What they long for the most is to feel a sense of belonging, which is hard to find because the INFJ are a rarity. 

You’re actually lucky if you come across an INFJ, let alone have one in your life.

Quotes From INFJs

“Intense love does not measure, it just gives. ”

― Mother Teresa 

“I have decided to stick to love…Hate is too great a burden to bear.”

“It’s easy to fool the eye, but it’s hard to fool the heart.” 

― Al Pacino

― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches 

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

― Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches 

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”

― Nelson Mandela 

Conclusion

In this article, we looked at the rarest personality type i.e. The INFJ.

Frequently Asked Questions: The Rarest Personality Type (7 Interesting Facts About The INFJ)

What is the rarest type?

INFJ
The INFJ personality type is considered to be the most rare of the Myers-Briggs personality types, accounting for just 1-3 percent of the population.

What is the rarest female personality type?

INTJ
Among women, the INTJ personality type is the most rare. In particular, INTJ women may be the rarest of any gender/type mix, accounting for just 0.5 percent of the population (perhaps only rivalled by INFJ men). As an INTJ woman, this means you’ll probably only meet a couple other women like you in your lifetime.

Are INFJs popular?

INFJs yearn for knowledge and purpose, and they accumulate it over time with their own and others’ experiences, reading, and other means. Their wisdom shines through in their actions, and friends, family, and even coworkers come to them for guidance and to seek counsel. In that context, INFJs are quite popular.

What are the top 5 rarest personality types?

These are the top 5 rarest personalities according to The MBTI Institute: 
INFJ: 1.5% 
ENTJ: 1.8% 
INTJ: 2.1% 
ENTP: 3.2% 
INTP: 3.3% 
Most common personality type according to the MBTI institute is ISFJ (The Defender), this type makes up 13.8% of the US population.

What is the weirdest personality type?

INFJs being the rarest personality type are also considered to be the weirdest.  It’s hard to understand these strange enigmatic people. They may appear to be total loners and sometimes seem expressionless, however this is far from the truth and this makes them walking contradictions.

What is the rarest personality type 16 personalities?

INFJ
INFJ is the most rare of Myers and Briggs’ 16 personality types, accounting for just 2% of the population. People with this personality type are most fulfilled when they are able to help others achieve their full potential and live their own reality.

Are INFJs actually rare?

Why are so many people claiming to be INFJs? I believe the answer to this question is that INFJs are extremely rare; in particular, INFJs are the rarest of the 16 personality types. It is estimated that just 1% of the world’s population are INFJs.

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