Hi. I’m an INFJ… and I’m as vulnerable as a dune bug in a hurricane.
Why are INFJs particularly vulnerable? It’s because we’re m&m’s at heart; hard outer coating, and a soft gooey inside. And like m&m’s, our outer coating doesn’t take much to crack and reveal the soft vulnerable inside.
We’re vulnerable inside because of the near continual internal conflict that rages within, the need for perfection in everything we do, and by being an old, tired soul living in a harsh, cruel world.
Being ‘Intuitive’, we see everything; all the bad, all the good. Being ‘Feeling’ we take all that to heart, and being ‘Judging’ we have an overwhelming desire to do something to fix all the bad; an insurmountable task that leaves us vulnerable to anguish, angst and agony.
A complicated ‘Type’, the INFJ usually faces a daily battle to juggle her need to ‘do good’, with her desire to introvert and hide away from the ugliness of the world. When an INFJ is happy and her calling is satisfied, she can do great good and achieve amazing things.
However, when the INFJ’s inner needs aren’t met, she becomes an open sore of vulnerability ready for depression and anxiety to creep in and overwhelm her.
Yet despite all this, INFJs are fiercely proud of their rare ‘Type Indicator’, and most wouldn’t trade the pain and vulnerability of being an INFJ to be a blissful ESFP, who wanders through life without a care in the world. INFJs will take the pain and vulnerability in order to do the Great Thing they were put on this earth to do because deep at heart, most IFNJs are the ultimate martyr.
I know I am.
If you’d like to know more about INFJs or the Myers-Briggs Types Indicator follow this link