Hi, I’m an INFJ and don’t lie to me.
Why is that you ask? Why because INFJs have mastered X-ray vision. With an almost preternatural sense of intuition, coupled with super-strong empathic skills, INFJs only take a few seconds on first meeting someone to know who they are… really. We see behind the mask and more often than not, five minutes into a meeting with a total stranger, said stranger will be spilling his life’s secrets (and receiving a piece of the INFJ in the process).
We don’t mean to do this. It’s much like our intensity. It’s not something we can control. We simply see the things not meant to be seen; your fatigued eyes, your tense shoulders, the way your fingers constantly dance with anxiety. And once seen, we can’t let it go. We see you are tired and anxious. We want to help. So in our gentle way of probing we make it easy for you to spill… a genuine smile, a slight encourager, a paraphrase at just the right time.
So you see, our powers of detection are never truly “off” because they’re almost out of our control.
This is why I implore you, if you ever meet an INFJ and you have something awkward or unpleasant to tell them, just do it.
Don’t lie… they’ll know you have and then you’ll be in a whole world of hurt.
*If you’d like to know more about INFJs or the Myers Briggs Personality Types follow this link