INFJ – T (What Does It Mean)

This article will take a look at the INFJ – T or Turbulent INFJ and how they are different from the regular INFJ personality. Furthermore the article will introduce the INFJ personality type in detail to the audience.

INFJ – T – The Turbulent Advocate

The INFJ – T refers to the turbulent form of the INFJ personality type from the MBTI personalities. Compared to the other type of INFJ which is known as the assertive type, the turbulent INFJ is more empathizing with others; they will take their feelings to the sky when they find out someone has been wronged.

It is interesting to note that although their feelings may go sky high, it is these very same feelings that inculcate in them a sense of responsibility to make sure that they help solve other people’s problems. This drive helps them go a long way in life and they often use this energy to overcome any hurdles they face.

Compared to the assertive form of the INFJ, the turbulent one is a bit more dramatic; they will exaggerate how they feel or what they perceive and this is probably because they feel more intensely or are desperate to get other people’s attention so things can be solved as soon as possible!

However, the more charged they become, the higher the chance is for them to burnout or become demotivated. When this happens, they will criticize their own selves, that too harshly! They will feel as if they did not do enough or they could have done things differently which would have resulted in different outcomes.

Turbulent Personalities – What Does 16 Personalities Say?

Here is what 16 Personalities has to say about the INFJ T personality type:

“To add to this, Turbulent Advocates are more willing to exaggerate the impact of something that bothers them or hurts the people they care about. People with this personality type often interpret things as being far worse than they are. But such exaggeration is rarely on purpose or about dishonesty. It’s more a reflection of their tendency to hold more negative views of things. It can genuinely reflect what they believe. But even if it comes from a good place, magnifying the problems can add unneeded stress and intensity to an already difficult situation.

Turbulent Advocates often let their passions lead them to great accomplishments. These are fueled by their regard for the people in their lives and concern for moral and idealistic issues. They can become overly involved in the problems of others. This involvement might even generate a kind of hyper-empathy where these personalities identify too much with those they seek to help.

If Turbulent Advocates become invested and then are not able to help to the degree they think they should, Turbulent self-criticism can be excessively harsh. They can sink into brooding and become miserably mired in worry and regret.

Assertive Advocates see things through a filter that values humanity and want to have people (in limited Introverted doses) in their lives. Turbulent Advocates, in comparison, are more likely to go beyond simply wanting people in their lives. These personalities feel more of a need for others and are more affected by what others think of them. This need for others and their opinions can help them form deep bonds with others and allows them to collaborate better when that’s called for.”

Who Is The INFJ Personality Type?

The typical INFJs have a very thoughtful approach to life where they are absorbed in their creativity, values, deep thinking and inner vision!

Although they aim high and have a sense of creating the perfect world, they are not blinded by their idealism and realize they need to take concrete steps in order to make the world reflect their inner vision of it where people have justice and are treated well. They like to stand up for others and connect to them on a deeper level.

They focus on their thoughts – they are creative, have deep insights and are passionate about what they believe in!

They want to create the perfect world and here their creativity comes into play. With such an imaginative pattern of thought they are able to find diverse solutions to an array of problems people face. This is combined with their principled thoughts that allows them to remain consistent, get through difficult times and serve as an inspiration for others.

These people are very sensitive to criticism. They reflect on it deeply to the extent that it may reduce their productivity and make them feel as if they lag much when in reality that criticism is targeted at a specific element. This may also be because of the fact that they aim to become perfectionists – aiming to be the best version of themselves.

As they are quite sensitive, INFJs are reluctant to open up and may be difficult to understand – this can sometimes create problems in relationships where people are curious to learn more about the other.

Traits Of The Advocate

Here are some popular traits of the INFJ!


The INFJ personality type is an intellectual one. They won’t just accept something for what it is and they like to know the ins and outs of things, systems or processes. They want to have more information about what they are currently dealing with.

These people are smart and want to engage in study or research so they can make informed decisions. They want to know the pros and cons before actually making a decision. Furthermore, this personality type will also be interested in the long term effects of a decision they make. As it is obvious, the 5w6 INFJ personality is indeed aware of what they are doing and want to make sure it remains that way.

These types of people are handy to have around. You may not realize it but you might get stuck in a situation without knowing the consequences. This personality type will save you from such a situation because they are alert and have developed a habit to check whatever it is they are exposed to!

Furthermore, they understand the situation very well and know the right questions to ask or what to expect in a new scenario. This is because they are well aware of what is going on. They are like this because they learn from their experiences and read about how things work. In simple words, they are people who end up doing the necessary homework!


This is indeed an interesting combination of personality types. INFJ personality types are somewhat open to being around people. This inevitably results in a personality that understands people and the problems they are going through. Hence, they want to help others and be a source of relief or help.

They are not extroverted in that they are going to go all out when it comes to being with people. However, this type wants to guide people in the problems they face especially if their knowledge or skills come in hand!

Withdraw – Unhealthy State

INFJ personality types withdraw from their surroundings when they are in an unhealthy state. They prefer to be left alone and avoid any unwanted or undesirable or uncomfortable interactions with others that may result in them becoming even more stressed out, confused or hurt.


This personality type is known for the large knowledge reservoir that they have created inside of themselves. Not only does the enneagram component ensure they achieve this but the influence of the 5w6 enneagram type gives them the ability to not only gain but process large amounts of data in an analytical manner!

They will possess different types of knowledge that could either benefit their own cause, their friends or people who are in need of help. Whatever the reason is, they never step back from disseminating their knowledge because they desire to help others and be in a position that not only assures them of their worth but informs others that they can be approached for help.


This article took a look at the INFJ personality and its turbulent form which is different from its assertive form. The article described what makes the turbulent form unique and how it is different from the assertive one. Furthermore, the article went on to describe the INFJ, as a whole, in detail for the audience to have a clearer understanding as well as listed and explained its traits.


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