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INFP Communication Highlights

INFP Communication Highlights

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningIn my personality type based communication workshops I sometimes have participants complete this thought -“To communicate most effectively with me, please…”. This exercise helps participants express their personal communication style and preferences.

I can’t take credit for this exercise. It is modified from one created by Jean Kummerow.

Here is a photo of a response from an individual with INFP preferences.

I think the key point made here is to be respectful and considerate when communicating.

For INFPs, communicating is often about connecting on a personal basis and showing appreciation for others.

The first comment, about freedom and independence, may initially seem out of place when describing INFP communication preferences, which are often linked to connecting and building relationships.

Perhaps the idea of freedom and independence is one that transcends personality typing.

Do most people, no matter what their personality type preferences are, seem to have a desire for autonomy and independence?

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2 Responses to “INFP Communication Highlights”

  1. Jeffrey Worthington says:

    I am am an INFP and I value individual freedom very highly. In a sense I do think most people in the West and elsewhere do place high value on freedom. I think where type comes in is one’s viewpoint of what freedom is. For me, the freedom of conscience is very important.To me, morality and treating others with respect does not come from any authority or book. I act good because I am good, and I want the freedom to live my life in a way that reflects my values, which include the belief in the dignity and inherent beauty of the individual.

  2. Donna Dunning says:

    Hi Jeffrey, Thank you for your contribution. You bring up an excellent point that people interpret words and concepts very differently.

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