INTP and INFJ (A Comprehensive Guide)

In this article we can learn about the interaction and relation of INTP and INFJ.  Different personality traits make individuals a unique person.

We become what we are. Different individual traits make us different.  Sixteen different personality types are explained by Katherine Briggs and Myers including INTP and INFJ A human being’s personality is a combination of different traits like extroversion or introversion and dreamers or doers.

You should know about the different strengths and weaknesses and other characteristics related to INTP and INFJ.

We will also discuss what are the unique features of  INTP and INFJ. Both INTP and INFJ share many similar characteristics but process differently. 

You can also learn more about INFJ by understanding the difference between ISFJ and INFJ.


The people with INTP personality type are found rarely.

They are 3% out of the total global population which is considered as a favorable thing for these people because these people do not find anything else making them unhappy than being common. 

INTP people are proud of themselves for being creative minded, innovators, unique and intellectuals.

These people are usually dreamy professors, philosophers, architects and logicians who have made many scientific discoveries in the past. 

These people are famous for giving outstanding theories and implacable logic. Actually, these people are found to be logically correct among people of other personality types. 

These people love designs and pointing out inconsistencies among statements which are associated with them as their hobby. Making a bad choice to lie to them.

People with INTP personality types usually describe their thinking which is underdeveloped by using other people to run things by for their theories and ideas opposed to themselves instead of actual conversation partners.

INTP personality

These people may start unending daydreaming and their process of thoughts is unstoppable and their minds are filled with ideas when they get up after sleep.

This habit of thinking constantly without interruption can lead them to be bad detached and pensive, as these people mostly conduct complete discussions and debate in their minds.

But these people are often calm, composed and have a friendly nature when they get around the people they know or while sharing their ideas.

However profuse diffidence can replace this when INTP personalities found themselves around the people they don’t know.

Friendly jokes can make them offensive if they feel that their theories and logics are under attack by these banters. 

When INTP people get excited their conversations can feel incoherent when they try to comprehend and untie the chains of their logical arguments which paved the way for their fresh ideas.

Mostly, people with INTP personality tend to adopt the tactics of moving from one topic even before it is comprehensible instead of trying laying things out simply. 

The thing which they are afraid of is being failed and it keeps holding them back.

People with INTP personality types are more vulnerable to consider their own theories and thoughts again and again, being worried that they may be missing a critical point in their ideas which they can stop, lost in an untouchable universe in which their ideas are never implicated.

To overcome this doubt is the most challenging task these people are to encounter but with their god gifted abilities when they are successful in overcoming their doubts they make it worth a fight.

Strengths of INTP 

  1. Great Analysts and Abstract Thinkers

People of INTP personality type see this world as a gigantic, puzzled machine in which every part is interconnected and interrelated.

People with INTP personality type are successful in sorting out these relations by looking how irrelevant elements are connected to each other in such a way that mystifies people of other personality types.

  1. Imaginative and Original

These relationships are a byproduct of untiring efforts of their imaginations.

Their ideas may not seem to be realistically possible at once and it may not be able to hold itself for a day or another but the efforts of these people always prove remarkable innovations.

  1. Open-Minded

INTP personality type people are not able to establish these connections if they ever believed that they are aware of it.

These people are highly prone to get alternative theories, so long as their theories are getting support from facts and logic.

In more personalised things, such as traditions and social norms, these people tend to see a broader picture and have alibral sense “minding their own business”.

Their ideas are actually what matters at the end. 

  1. Enthusiastic

When their interests get irritated or they get bored,these people tend to show so much enthusiasm.

This is a reserved personality type. But if anyone else shares his interest, they will be highly interested in listening to them.

The only apparent evidence of their enthusiasm is their silence getting long or their staring into the distance. 

Weaknesses of INTP

  1. Very Private and Withdrawn

As the intellectualism of these people produces a lot of perceptions about their surroundings, their surroundings are thought to be an interference on their thoughts.

This phenomenon is particularly correct about these people because they tend to be quite reserved in social settings.

Some situations for example going to parties can further complicate things for.Even that their close friends will find it to get into their hearts and heads. 

  1. Insensitive

People with INTP personality type are mostly involved in their logic that they do not remember any emotional considerations.

They will abandon the subjectivity thinking it baseless and also tradition which attempts to restrict the progress.

Situations which are based on pure emotions will completely confuse them and people can be offended by their lack of timely sympathy. 

  1. Absent-minded

The people with INTP got lost in their interests and they are mostly found absent which goes beyond social matters including the other world.

These people tend to forget and miss those obvious things which are related to them and also they can be forgetful about their health, they will skip their meals and even their sleep.

  1. Loathe Rules and Guidelines

The struggles they do as socially is a result of their wish to detour the rules of social conducts.

While this behaviour is helpful for them to strengthen their unconventional creativity.

It also  gives rise to their idea of reinventing the wheel again and again and to purposefully avoid security in support of freedom in ways that can compromise both.

  1. Second-Guess Themselves

People with INTP personality type always welcome the latest information which they don’t usually commit to a decision at all.

This is implacable for their own expertise too.

These people are aware of the fact that practice will bring improvements and whatever they have done is the second best to the thing which they could have done.

They do not settle for one thing and will delay their outcomes for indefinite periods of time with constantly doing revision and sometimes abandoning it even for the get start.


People of this personality type are considered to be complex, gentle, caring and intuitive. INFJs have creative minds and they are artistic.

These people find shelter in the universe of hidden possibilities and meanings.

The INFJ personality type is thought to be the rare type among all other types as only one percent of the total global population has the INFJ personality.

These people give significance to being disciplined and take things in order in their personal and professional life.

They tend to put their full potential to identify the suitable systems to get things done and they consistently keep on defining and redefining their to do list.

On the either side, these people mostly rely on their intuitions which are entirely instant.

They can perceive intuitively without giving any solid reasons for them and any comprehensive explanation of the subject at hand.

Mostly, these people are right and are aware of it. Resultantly, people with this personality type have strong belief in their intuitions and their instincts.

This arises conflict between the outer and inner world which can render them to be more disorganised than any other types of personality.

We can observe some indications of disarray in an otherwise orderly tendency, such as a consistently messy desk.

People of this type have a mysterious understanding of situations and the people.

These people easily understand the thinking and intuitions about things.

For instance, few people of this personality type have reported experiencing a psychic nature, for example having a stronger sense of feeling that something is going wrong with the people they love and later on getting to know that those people met an accident.

These sorts of signs from these people may be strongly rejected by the people of other types and even INJFs do not exactly know that their intuitions are at a point  which can be communicated.

Resultantly, mostly people who belong to the INFJ personality type show vigilance about their inner selves by only communicating what they select to communicate it.

These people are complex to understand, deep, tend to be quite in their personal space and mostly hard to understand.

These people hold back part of themselves, and may tend to avoid communication. 

Strengths of INFJs

  1. Practical insight

Some of these people tend to be visionaries and other people tend to become grounded, solving complex problems.

These people can maintain a balance among their identities and generally get to be successful.

These people think deeply and observe the settings and people efficiently also they find it interesting to develop practical methods for taking actions. 

  1. Compassion

Compassion is a type of feeling which might be expected from the INJFs to demonstrate but their actual strong side is to show empathy which arises with an acute intuitive benefit.

These people are fast at  recognizing the worries and unhappiness in close ones even at times when there are no apparent signals of distress.

These people have a unique capability of understanding uncommunicative and unaccepted sufferings.

  1. Keeping the peace

Being a mediator for resolving disputes is a tough thing to do but people with this personality type have a surprising capability of helping to defuse tensions between the rivals.

These people are good at intuitive

These people have intuitive senses of actual suffering that agony can be caused if not attended.

Also, they are good at listening so they become effective at being helpful for resolving the disputes between rival parties which will satisfy all their requirements.

Weaknesses of INJFs

  1. Overlooking details

It does not matter if they are practical, these people have capability to get deeply involved in over thinking and making things complicated for them to understand and they fail to recognise key elements which are capable of separating failure and success.

These people are not always focused about minor details which are useful. 

  1. Intensely private

In spite of the fact that they have a sensitive and loving nature they are bent to separate from the world around and do not allow the other to get to know about their qualities.

Even if they have good relationships with their family members and close acquaintances and can be mysterious.

When being frustrated or introspective they can give up on their social contacts without providing an explanation which can repel others away. 

Hence, INTP and INFJ share unique characteristics. INTP and INFJ are both creative types. Both INTP and INFJ  are fascinated by each other in a way.

Both INTP and INFJ have problems and they use intuition to resolve them.  However, INTP and INFJ  use different types of intuitive mechanisms.

INTP and INFJ use extroverted  and Introverted Intuition respectively. Both, INTP and INFJ are not compatible with each other.

INTPs and INFJs have the same emotional and  feeling but the thinking process of both INTP and INFJ are different. 

FAQs about INTP and INFJ

What INTP personality type?

INTP people are proud of themselves for being creative minded, innovators, unique and intellectuals

What are the strengths of INTP people?

These people are imaginative and original, great thinkers and analysts. Also they are very much open minded.

What are the weaknesses of INTP people?

These people are insensitive, absent minded and will doubt themselves.

What is an INFJ personality type?

People of this personality type are considered to be complex, gentle, caring and intuitive.

INFJs have creative minds and they are artistic.

What are the strengths of INFJ?

People of this personality type are visionaries, compassionates and peace keepers. 

What are the weaknesses of INFJ?

These people are over thinkers and also they tend to be intensely private.