“World’s Rarest Personality Type”
Ambassador RodgersUnlike many, I have spent countless hours over my lifetime trying to understand myself, my place in the world.
- Who I want to be;
- What I want to represent:
- What injustice I will stand against:
- What legacy I want to leave;
- What in the world I will leave better than I found it.
All too often, I have found myself standing alone…
Finally an explanation… Recently, I stumbled across something interesting from the famous Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology ~ Carl Jung. He proposed the well-known 16 Myers-Briggs Personality Types.
Based on the answers to the questions on the test, people are identified as having one of 16 personality types. The goal of the MBTI is to allow respondents to further explore and understand their own personalities including their likes, dislikes, strengths, weaknesses, possible career preferences, and compatibility with other people.
Very interesting… so I looked deeper and deeper…
MBTI advocates often utilize what they refer to as a functional stack when analyzing results.
Seems, I am classified as an INFJ, sometimes referred to as the “Advocate” or the “Idealist,” people with this personality type often feel misunderstood. Perhaps it’s because they’re the rarest MBTI personality type, making up only 1% to 3% of the U.S. population. Or maybe it’s because they’re walking, talking contradictions.
They’re easy-going perfectionists. Both logical and emotional, creative and analytical.
INFJs tend to rely more on four primary cognitive functions:
Dominant: Introverted Intuition
Auxiliary: Extraverted Feeling
Tertiary: Introverted Thinking
Inferior: Extraverted Sensing
INFJs are driven by their strong values and seek out meaning in all areas of their lives including relationships and work. People with this type of personality are often described as deep and complex.
INFJs are interested in helping others and making the world a better place.
INFJs often do best in careers that mix their need for creativity with their desire to make meaningful changes in the world.
They can be perfectionists at times and tend to put a great deal of effort into their work. Co-workers tend to feel that INFJs are hardworking, positive, and easy to get along with.
They tend to lead with sensitivity and are good at helping subordinates feel appreciated in the workplace.
Because they are reserved and private, INFJs can be difficult to get to know. They place a high value on close, deep relationships and can be hurt easily, although they often hide these feelings from others.