Not every personality is perfect. But that’s what makes a personality beautiful. If everyone had the same strengths and weaknesses, then we’d all be the same.
And so, today I’ll be looking at a few of the strengths and weaknesses of the INFP, concerning the INFP’s idealism.
Like I’ve mentioned before, INFPs are very idealistic and believe the best about everyone. They care deeply about other people and try to see others as who they are, not by how society has labeled them. INFPs try hard to believe that people have goodness in them and they try to bring that goodness out of others. Knowing what its like to be misunderstood themselves, INFPs try not to misunderstand others or make too many judgments about other people. People will love the INFP for the INFP’s caring personality and unbiased look at others, and the INFP’s optimism about the world will inspire and motivate others.
There can be too much of a good thing. INFPs can sometimes be too idealistic, putting more trust in people who aren’t as nice as INFPs hope they are. Many INFPs may trust people they meet and believe there are no flaws to their new friends. However, they can get hurt easily when their friends don’t meet their expectations. Though, its hard to lose the trust of an INFP, and it may be another strength that they will probably be quicker to forgive and forget their friends.
INFPs just want to believe that everyone has some good in them, and when their expectations aren’t met, or if their “friends” betray them, INFPs will feel hurt and upset that they trusted those friends too easily. So though many people may admire the INFP’s optimism, others may interpret the INFP’s perception of the world to be naive.
In conclusion, the INFP’s idealism is something special that inspires others; something that the INFP shouldn’t feel about. And, with time and experience, the INFP will learn when and where to trust others.
In Part 2, I’ll discuss the INFP’s Strengths and Weaknesses concerning workmanship.