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Intro to INFP personality type

How to spot INFPs at work

  • An INFP is an open-minded, empathetic, and creative individual, with vibrant inner life and curiosity for the depths of human nature. Many writers and artists are INFPs. They thrive in an environment with a low-stress level, doing a job that gives them a sense of purpose.
  • Mediators want a job that will not only pay their bills but make them fulfilled. They don’t like to be involved in drama and they tend to avoid conflict.
  • INFPs can be overly idealistic and self-critical (and at the same time, very sensitive to constructive criticism).
  • INFPs don’t like hierarchies: in their ideal workplace, everyone is equal and everyone feels valued and comfortable to share their ideas.
  • If a Mediator becomes a manager, they’re not likely to act like they’re in charge or micromanage: they treat their employees as human beings and they like to hear their input and opinions.
  • They also don’t like high-stress and bureaucratic work environments. Mediators are dedicated and considerate. They like to be independent, but also appreciate having some structure.

INFP Productivity Tips

  1. You have big ideas and ambitions, you just need to be a little more practical, so you can achieve everything you’ve dreamed of.
  2. Make a strategy. You probably already know what you want and what your goals are, but you need to make a step-by-step plan on how to get there, so you can accomplish them easier.
  3. Make to-do lists. It’s one of the most simple, yet most effective ways to stay organized and productive.
  4. Get rid of all distractions. Phone notifications, talking, daydreaming, music: know what distracts you, and then take necessary steps to avoid it.
  5. Make your space clean and tidy. Clean, decluttered space will make you think and function better. If you like your creative mess, just make sure it’s never out of control, as a cluttered space often brings additional stress.
  6. Work on being more open to criticism. Try thinking of criticism as an opportunity to get better, not as an attack on you as a person or as someone thinking you’re bad at what you are doing. Criticism is beneficial for many reasons, mostly because it helps you reflect on your work. As an INFP myself, this is what I used to struggle with the most, but I got better as soon as I stopped taking it personally and started taking it as help it actually is.

Our INFP remote working tips 


MBTI remote worker personality types

How to spot the MBTI INFPs in a remote team?

  • Laid-back idea-people with a well-developed value system, INFPs can often get lost in their imaginations and daydreams.
  • While they bring intensity and enthusiasm to projects, they often find it challenging to sustain their excitement for long periods of time.

According to the MBTI, the INFP is your remote team MEDIATOR

Working with INFP personality types

  • According to the MBTI, most INFPs have very deep-seated values, which can cause problems because frustrations can stew when they’re offended.
  • This is amplified when working remotely as grievances can linger for longer, so managers need to encourage them to get any concerns out into the open.
  • Otherwise, the key to getting the best out of this group is to encourage and reinforce meaning in their work.
  • In other words, if their projects align with their values, this group can be an unstoppable force.

INFP Well-Being tips

  • If you’re feeling extremely stressed, you may not seem as gentle and laid-back as usual.
  • During high-stress moments, you can become more rigid, unexpressive, and closed off.
  • You’ll try to avoid social situations and while you may still seem agreeable, you may appear “far away” emotionally.
  • Give yourself space to enjoy the peace and quiet of working from home.
  • Try out different ways of keeping in touch with friends and colleagues. Set calendar alerts so you don’t forget to contact them.
  • Develop new ways to add meaning to your work. What are your values? How can you mould your role to reflect them?
  • Let others know if they’ve offended you in an email or online conversation. Keeping your frustration to yourself might make the situation worse.
  • Check emails or other written communications before you send them. Clear, concise messages are more likely to be read properly and receive the attention they deserve.


INFP TYPE’S First Impressions

  • Gentle-natured and kind, you’re someone who can make a big difference in groups without being the center of attention.
  • You come across as warm and genuine when meeting people for the first time.
  • Often, you prefer others to introduce themselves to you first.
  • It can feel awkward for you to go up and immediately make introductions.
  • You can do it if it’s required for work or if you’re eager to meet someone, but you are usually relieved when others do the greetings first.
  • When meeting people you tend to be quietly friendly and have an insightful, calm manner.
  • Because of your reflective, introspective nature, you’re likely to pause before responding to people, making sure you’ve fully processed what they’ve said.
  • When you do speak, you seem genuine, attentive, and empathetic.
  • People come to appreciate your intuitive, patient, and unassuming nature because of how much it puts them at ease and creates space for understanding.

INFP Type – A Fun Analogy

Looks interesting, but eventually dies. A wimp of of a plant that constantly needs to be watered. 

INFP personality type flower – iris 

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