40 Struggles All INFP Personalities Experience
The INFP is one of the 16 personalities in Myers-Briggs. INFP stands for introverted, intuition, feeling and perceiving. They are dominated by introverted feeling, followed by extroverted intuition, introverted sensing, and lastly extroverted thinking. They belong to the idealist family with the INFJ, ENFJ, and ENFP. They make for a great friend, cheerleader, and dreamer. They have an endless ether of imagination and creativity. They're truly beautiful, warm-hearted people—and they are like cute little pandas that need quiet time and naps. They are soulful and needs help improving upon this so they can be open and ready for life. They will be your friend till the end despite any negativity they may experience. They can take on the world—they can make everyone smile, and are really some of the sweetest souls around. We all have our struggles in this world—the following are some of the unique struggles INFP personalities tend to have.
The Struggle Is Real
1. They struggle with procrastination. The personality has a difficult time knowing how to time a commitment—and they're eager to please and will take on more than they can chew.
2. They can be super lazy. If not matured they'll never clean their rooms, pile up dishes to the moon, and have their spouse or roommate take care of all financial concerns.
3. They struggle to say what concerns them. Sometimes this can lead to extreme passive aggression where for the other person there is no win to the situation.
4. It's a completely friendly and warmhearted personality. Challenging these innate qualities they hold with negative arguments will result in unpleasant reactions from the otherwise sweet personality—or they will just leave to take a big nap.
5. This personality has some of the greatest struggle getting their crap together. Between college and getting settled in a career, all of it is really overwhelming. They can do it but should be encouraged to take it day by day.
6. They have a terrible, horrid time getting over someone from their past. They have such devoted love that turning a relationship off and letting their heart hurt for a moment is near impossible.
7. They will protect themselves in a hidden, isolated, and distraught shelter with a fountain of tears pouring out their chest. It would be better for an INFP to talk out their problems with someone, so they don't slide into depression. Those dominated by feeling and intuition sometimes struggle to express their emotions into words they feel comfortable sharing with others.
8. They are stubborn and has a difficult time seeing where they may be off kilter.
9. They have a difficult to expressing their selves as a child, and instead of relying on speaking with empathy they may have been cruel or mean to others. Their giant hearts are a difficult gift to accept and master.
10. They have a horrid time with theory and trying to figure out its application. Their worst nightmare would be to be stuck in a room with several intense philosophers waxing their theoretical desires.
11. They may feel that they're terrible at communicating and go through huge streaks of isolation. In fact, the INFP is charismatic and great at having a wide range of friends. This personality is well suited to a more ambivert personality that can take them under their wing and help them to speak up more.
12. They desire to do something is strong; however, their stamina is small. Don't ask too much of them because they have a small gas tank and you can overwhelm them by asking too much of a favor.
13. It takes some time to get to know them and to get them out of their shell.
14. They may suddenly give up and quit in fits of spontaneity. They can suddenly decide they don't want to be in a relationship, scrap an entire project, leave their home. They may often then regret their decisions.
15. They are one of the most creative creatures on the entire planet. They have a difficult time opening up that creative world to others because they hate criticism so much, and bringing something out into the world might not turn out right.
16. They fold too quickly in conflict. Unfortunately, people can use this to their advantage if they want them to fold.
17. They struggle with developing their intuition and need to be around extroverts to develop it.
18. They dream super big all the time—but need help when it comes to getting things done.
19. They're a dreamer but can be downright impractical.
20. They can be so overwhelmed by their emotions that they're unsure of what they want.
21. Suddenly the INFP is in a new and exciting relationship, goes three sheets to the wind, then becomes negative in the aftermath and unsure if it's what they want.
22. Their strong perfectionist tendencies may cause them not to give themselves enough credit.
23. They are an amazing, genuine, and considerate personality that cares about other people's space. They may struggle and panic if their comfort space is invaded.
24. Sometimes they get too laid back to the point of trouble—like overdosing on alcohol or getting into drugs.
25. They are usually adaptable and congenial unless one of their ruling principles has been violated, in which case they stop adapting and become staunch defenders of their values. They will be uncharacteristically harsh and rigid in such a situation.
26. They are quick to find a personal angle in any critical comment, whether or not anything personal was intended. They will tend to take any criticism as a personal attack on their character, and will usually become irrational and emotional in such situations.
27. They are more irrational than they realize. They might not see how much emotional logic guides their choices.
28. A TJ personality is likely to be threatening to an INFP—making managers, teachers, and parents often sources of pain.
29. There isn't enough time to play and be creative and too much time required for working in this world.
30. They may be eager to start something new but quickly loses interest if it takes too much effort or time.
31. They may have problems with confrontation and find ways to avoid it. It would be better for them to approach the problem directly. This will actually help their relationships and make them stronger.
32. They may go through periods of hoarding everything and then giving everything away.
33. They are brilliant, greater than they even know. Their personality may suffer from getting in touch with their confidence.
34. They can become obsessed with their body and also forget to take care of their body.
35. They struggle with extremes. There's a lot of balancing act going on, so they shift a whole lot. It would help them to take in and sort more information to combat this, but their dominant mode is emotional decision making. This can make it difficult to carry out visions. They have beautiful dreams and should be encouraged to have dreams.
36. They are more crafty than they're letting you know. They might not say things to your face, but they freely will to others. Encourage them to have better communication skills.
37. They should not be pampered. If you start taking care of them, you'll be taking care of way more than you want to be responsible for.
38. They have an intense hatred of negativity. It can blind them.
39. They don't need to be so hard on themselves.
40. They are one of the most genuine, important people we have, and yet they often don't see it.
Why do you love the INFP personality?
- 28% Their warmth
- 37% Their quiet sweetness
- 11% Their spontaneousness
- 15% Their laid back demeanor
- 8% Other