16 Quotes That Explain the Beautifully Quirky INFP Personality Type

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I wrote The INFP Book because I wanted to connect with other INFPs who also feel lost in this world. INFPs are described as being reserved, imaginative, passionate, creative, and quirky. These are some of the many qualities that make us unique — but they can also make us feel estranged from society, which often demands that we be far more extroverted, conventional, and pragmatic than we naturally are. The book includes my research into my personality type, as well as my personal reflections, anecdotes, and lessons that I’ve learned. Here are 16 quotes from my book and Facebook page, which help explain the mystical, deep, and often contradictory INFP personality type:





3. “INFPs are compelled by an intense feeling to seek this inner expression and truth that’s invisible on the surface and independent of our external realities. What’s most important for INFPs is to feel personally connected to and in tune to whatever decisions they end up making.”






6. “I believe that one of the perks of being an INFP is that we are highly emotionally intelligent and empathetic. We can put ourselves in other people’s shoes and experience the world from their perspective, which in turn gives us a deeper insight into ourselves and our relations with the world.”




8. INFP Book quote




10. “INFPs often feel pressured to provide an absolute answer to ‘What do you want to do with your life?’ These kinds of thoughts and questions only build our anxiety and are counterproductive for us. For many of us, we prefer to live in the moment and pick up new information and inspiration as they come.”


11. “INFPs are considered empaths. We often wear our heart on our sleeves and become very altruistic, caring for another person deeply at the expense of our well-being.”


12. “INFPs, in general, are very spiritual and have profound compassion and an appreciation for nature, beauty, and all of those things that make life worth living.”









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  • Alex

    Thank you for this article! (I think I always say the same but it’s true ^_^).
    It helps me understand better my INFP s.o.
    Quite probably I’ll have to buy your book 🙂

    • Catherine Chea

      Awesome. ^_^

      • Jim

        I just learned I’m an INFP a few months ago and I’ve been reading as much as I can to …well, try to understand myself, and hopefully leverage my natural inclinations to be a better me. If that doesn’t sound too stupid.

        Understanding the cognitive functions and how they manifest has been a huge revelation. It has explained so much about my behavior and way of processing the world. But, on the one hand, I’m relieved to know that I’m not as odd or misunderstood as I thought. On the other, it irritates me to think that I’m not as odd or as misunderstood as I thought. Haha.

        One of the tools I had already developed to cope and keep myself grounded was this mantra:

        “Accept the world for what it is.
        Avoid fear, expectation, and judgment.
        Enjoy the details.”

        So it came as quite a pleasant shock to come across these words in your book: “Accept the world as it is.”

        It makes me wonder now if most INFPs eventually come to that conclusion on their own as they grow older and more mature…

        Anyway, I enjoyed your book and I enjoy your articles.

        • Catherine Chea

          Hi Jim, I’m so glad you enjoyed my book and my articles. <3

          Haha. I also think it's comforting knowing that I'm "normal" and not insane. And even though there are other people "like me," I still think INFPs are unique because we personalize all of our experiences to make it our own.

          It's neat that you also come to realize the importance of "accepting the world as it is." Doing so is quite liberating. 🙂

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  • Chad Baldwin

    Thank you for putting together a list of quotes that are gender ambiguous. I truly appreciate it.

    • Catherine Chea

      My pleasure. 🙂

  • Cassandra Lam

    I think it’s interesting that an INFP would have many interests and hobbies, I experience it myself and am usually told that I’m ‘trying to do everything at once’. I’m wondering, then, how do other INFPs cope with this challenge, the constant pull between novelty and mastery?

  • Lauren Teresa Smith

    So helpful!! I greatly liked numbers 9, 8, 4, & 16. Thanks for sharing!

  • Petra Kratochvilová

    Hi Catherine, thank you so much for your work and your kind words! I am INFP from Czech Republic. I have to order you book soon! :))