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Illustrations of Type – INFJ

Illustrations of Type – INFJ

By Donna Dunning

In my MBTI® Certification workshops participants respond to the instruction -“Describe your type using words, phrases, or pictures.” I find these visual representations of type preferences help illustrate individual differences.

Here is a photo of a response from an INFJ group. Notice how the descriptors are all inside the head. The drawing has eyes wide open and no mouth. This creative illustration of INFJ preferences also places the heart inside the head, suggesting the alignment of ideas to a humanistic goal.

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4 Responses to “Illustrations of Type – INFJ”

  1. Robert Nolan says:

    Hello Donna: This is a very unique way of getting responses from different types. I’m wondering if you have asked the same basic question to find out if someone is a visual, auditory or kinesthetic. I think there would be an interesting correlation between the two languages – MBTI type language and how someone likes to communicate. I think that if we are using only the type we’re missing out on half the link to communicate with others. Any thoughts? Thanks, Bob
    I’m an ENFP and a Visual

  2. Renate says:

    I have the INFJ preferences and considering my approach – I would miss hands on that picture – I’m with the no mouth – I don’t really like the “all talk – no action” – approach some people have on live – I’ll do it the other way round – I act first – and talk later (if I tallk at all)

    so for me – this picture fits but is not complete – I would also put part of the heart within my brain – but would interpret this as a deep and close connection between head and heart – as I see it as a unity – it doesn’t work for me if my head and my heart are not in it. Also sometimes my heart shushes my brain and vice versa, but generally they get along great…

    Of course the the humanistic approach is still valid – if it doesn’t help people it’s not worth any effort 🙂

  3. Donna Dunning says:

    Hi Bob, Thanks for your comment. I haven’t used this exercise with the concepts of visual, auditory, kinesthetic, or tactile learning styles. These sensory modalities certainly provide additional sources of information for learning and communication. I haven’t seen any research directly linking preferences to sensory modalities. I agree with you that personality preferences are only part of communication and I appreciate your reminder to consider other factors affecting communication.

  4. Pradeep says:

    Found the content on Personality types useful & very insightful !!

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