INFJ

INTROVERTED – INTUITIVE – FEELING – JUDGING

The advocate.

The Advocate personality type is very rare, making up less than one percent of the population, but they nonetheless leave their mark on the world. As members of the Diplomat Role group, Advocates have an inborn sense of idealism and morality, but what sets them apart is that they are not idle dreamers, but people capable of taking concrete steps to realize their goals and make a lasting positive impact.

In addition…

Advocates tend to see helping others as their purpose in life, but while people with this personality type can be found engaging rescue efforts and doing charity work, their real passion is to get to the heart of the issue so that people need not be rescued at all.

That’s what I have–that’s where I’m at.

I struggle, endlessly, with trying to right the wrongs of others. With trying to get my point across and force an individual to change when I deem something as being immoral. I don’t do well with insensitive people, with bullies, with people who are clearly doing the wrong thing at the wrong time and making their motives known.

In my mind, everything I do is done with compassion and empathy and I simply can’t comprehend how others couldn’t wish to portray the basic human right of kindness. Of giving it, of receiving it.

As I grow, I’m starting to realize that there is such a thing as an “irregular” person. Their actions and perceptions aren’t right, they aren’t wrong, they are simply…different.

Maybe this intense emotion in me relates to my other personality type…

Intuitive – Sensing – Feeling – Judging

ISFJ personalities (especially Turbulent ones) are often meticulous to the point of perfectionism, and they can always be relied on to get the job done on time. ISFJs take their responsibilities personally, consistently going above and beyond, doing everything they can to exceed expectations and delight others, at work and at home.

I am a perfectionist.

These personality types fit me to a T.

So, what does that mean for you?

How to Work with Me:

  • I can’t stand to be the center of attention but I still like being acknowledged for a job well done and appreciated
  • Reciprocate kindness–know that I’m doing the best I can
  • Give me constructive criticism–I want to do best for not only myself but our customers and my colleagues–let me know what I can do to help you
  • Let me be independent
  • Don’t talk down to me–teach me
  • Try to find the answers to your question(s) before asking me but also ask me for my input and advice/help
  • Provide me with all of the information I need to help you
  • Don’t take advantage of me

 

How I Manage:

  • I believe in empowering, coaching and training
  • Trust good employees to do a good job
  • Don’t be a friend–provide positive encouragement but also be firm when needed
  • Make things fun–run contests, recognize employees for a job well done
  • No excuses
  • Head down, chin up!

 

Strengths:

  • Being a defender
  • Empathizing
  • Reliable and Patient
  • Imaginative
  • Loyal and Hardworking
  • Strong Practical Skills

 

Weaknesses/Challenges:

  • Inability to say “no”–being taken advantage of
  • Finding a way to gain self-confidence as I don’t like to gloat (underplaying my accomplishments)
  • Seeing others get credit for work and ideas that are mine
  • Standing up for myself
  • Taking things wayyyyyyyyy too personally
  • Becoming overloaded/overwhelmed but not saying anything due to not wanting to put something on somebody else’s plate