14 Resources For INFPs

by Amanda Linehan on February 5, 2010 · 26 comments

in Best Of, INFP

Updated: December 9, 2011

A little while ago I wrote an article on why it’s great to be INFP. And then a little while later I wrote one on INFP relationships.  This is a companion to both of those articles.  Here is a list of helpful and active INFP resources that I found while exploring INFPs on the internet.  Hope you find them useful!  (Oh, and they are in no particular order.)

Resources for the INFP!

INFP Blog – From the “About” page, Corin writes “This blog is my thoughts on being an INFP and how I interact and deal with the “real” word. Hopefully, you’ll find it amusing.” As one of the only blogs I found totally dedicated to INFPs, this is a great one to check out if you are interested in some thoughtful insights and helpful recommendations for living, working and having relationships as an INFP. Some of my favorite posts on the sight include: “Speaking INFP” and “Myth of the Soulmate.”

INFP Facebook Group – This Facebook group for INFPs has almost 5,000 members and has an active wall and discussions.  Looks like a great place to meet and talk to other INFPs. Also, here is another INFP Facebook Group. This one’s a little newer and doesn’t have as many members, but is very active. I belong to both, actually.

INFP Forum at Personality Cafe – Have a question about being INFP?  Or want to know if something you do is very typical for INFPs?  Then stop by this forum.  From the mundane to the poignant, all of your INFP questions and discussions go on here.

INFP Twitter Lists – Corin of “INFP Blog” also keeps a comprehensive set of INFP Twitter Lists including a full list of INFPs he has found on Twitter, as well as certain categories of INFPs (for instance, “INFP Bloggers” and “INFP Writers and Poets”). If you are interested in finding and following other INFPs on Twitter definitely check out Corin’s lists.

INFP Twitter Searches – Speaking of Twitter, doing a Twitter search for both “INFP” and “#INFP” will also help you find people who are INFPs or are discussing INFP/Myers Briggs.  Saving both of these searches will always keep you connected to INFP discussion on Twitter.

INFP Meetups – I have never been to one, but for those of you who would like to meet up with INFPs in “real life” not just in “internet life” there is a page for INFP meetups.  Some of the groups are dedicated INFP meetups and others seem to include INFP members but may have some other main focus.  If anyone decides to attend I’d be curious to know how it goes.

INFP Companion – This is a nice little page that lists a whole bunch of INFP resources including blogs, articles, forums, groups and books.  Nice to have all of this information in one place.

Surviving INFP – One of the only other dedicated INFP blogs I found besides “INFP Blog.”  A post I particularly like is “My Life As An INFP“.

INFPs Only – From the page: “This group was designed as a meeting ground for INFP everywhere.” Also a good place to have discussions with other INFPs about being INFP.

INFP Network on Brazen Careerist – Brazen Careerist is a “career management tool for next-generation professionals.”  So, if you consider yourself to be a “next-generation professional” or would like to be in their company, you can register yourself on the site.  The INFP network is pretty new, but another great place to get to know other INFPs.

INFP Careers – From the about page, INFP Careers “is a website devoted to helping INFP’s get guidance on INFP careers and even INFP relationships.” The author, Mike, says that he is “largely controlled by my emotions and governed by my sense of what is right and what is wrong. For the past 7+ years, I have been working jobs that I didn’t like and have been stuck in a career I don’t like. I have frequently felt different and/or alone.” Sounds pretty INFP to me. ;)

MyPersonality.info – A website where you can take free personality tests. Not just for INFPs, but certainly very helpful.

Famous INFPs on CelebrityTypes.com - This is a fun and interesting website devoted to celebrities and their personality types. From the About page, “the purpose of the site is to illustrate how the 16 types play out in flesh and blood.” It’s always fun to see fellow INFPs who have done something/are doing something great.

PersonalitySome cool INFP-centric information including comparisons between INFPs and other Myers Briggs personality types. Check out “The 24 INFP Subtypes.” (The author refers to it as a “speculative list.”)

Do you know of any other resources for INFPs?  Leave them in the comments!

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1 Positively Present February 5, 2010 at 1:54 pm

This is awesome. I need a list like this for INTJs!

2 Corin February 5, 2010 at 2:30 pm

Thank you for including my blog in your list. I’m incredibly flattered that you find it useful enough to recommend to your readers.

I would highly recommend Personality Cafe. The posts in that forum range on through so many things and I find it a good source to get ideas for topics for my posts.

One of the recent posts was fascinating where an INFP in his 50s married to an INTJ for 23 years is having difficulty because of constant friction and personality clashes with his wife.

I lurk in the forums everyday. Occasionally I post a comment but I’m still doing the INFP wait-and-see thing before I participate.

P.S. – For Positively Present, Personality Cafe has an entire forum for INTJs.

3 Leah February 5, 2010 at 5:41 pm

Neat! so excited to check these links out!!

4 Trish Scott - LillyotheField February 6, 2010 at 3:20 pm

How fun! Will follow INFP Bloggers tweets for sure. Thanks for the info!

5 Lance February 6, 2010 at 11:22 pm

Amanda,
What a wonderful list! I’m bookmarking this…since it fits me so well. Thank you so much for putting this together!

6 Amanda Linehan February 8, 2010 at 11:15 am

Hi Dani – Looks like Corin (comment below yours) knows of a place!

Hi Corin – I think your blog is a great place for INFPs to visit and comment. I’m actually surprised that there are not more blogs dedicated to INFPs. Seems like an INFP thing to do. :)

Hi Leah – Glad you like it!

Hi Trish – Yes, I’ve found lots of INFP stuff on Twitter. The amount is surprising really!

Hi Lance – You’re welcome and glad you like it!

7 Juju February 11, 2010 at 3:02 am

Hi Amanda. Thank you for this list. I have it bookmarked.

I also recommend personalitycafe.com because you can actually learn about the INFP type and also others as well.

You should add your blog in their resources section to get more views of your blog…

http://personalitycafe.com/links/

8 Amanda Linehan February 12, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Hi Juju – Glad you found the post to be useful. Thanks for the recommendation on Personality Cafe. I have visited but haven’t posted there. I used to visit the “global chatter” INFP forums and enjoyed it. Since it is no more, I will check out Personality Cafe.

9 Isao February 24, 2010 at 11:05 am

http://www.mypersonality.info is a great resource – it is not INFP-centric but includes comprehensive personality testing and after taking a series of test, gives you a detailed analysis. You can even create a personality badge out of the result. My page is http://www.mypersonality.info/isaokato/ fyi.

10 Amanda Linehan February 28, 2010 at 12:28 pm

Hi Isao – Thanks for adding this resource. I will be sure to check it out!!

11 INFP Careers December 22, 2010 at 8:14 pm

I definitely echo Corin’s recommendation of Personality Cafe. It’s a very active forum. People write and respond all day long. Totally awesome.

I also echo Isao’s recommendation of mypersonality.info. it gives you the percentages of each function(ie Intravert 80%, Extravert 20%).

Lastly, I created a site called INFP Careers at http://www.infpcareers.com since we INFPs seem to have trouble liking our careers. I hope it will be helpgul to your readers.

12 Sebastyne January 5, 2011 at 6:48 pm

The thought of an INFP meetup made me laugh out loud. That’ll be one quiet party, don’t you think? Or is everyone just content sitting in silence with others contemplating the world?

Thanks for the list, some new places in there! I just recently realized that looking out other INFP’s might help me to find people who ‘get’ me a little better than normal. :)

13 Eva August 19, 2011 at 4:41 am

Hi Amanda, you have a great resource here for INFPs and those who want to learn about INFPs!

As an INTJ, I actually even find myself relating to some of what you write – for instance, I love your advice to use humor to diffuse the tension we may create with our strangeness. I think as Fi users we are really well served by using humor in the situations where Fe fails us. It’s kind of like saying to the other person, “I may not respect convention enough to have avoided drawing you into this awkward situation in the first place, but now that we’re here, I respect you as a person enough to help you feel better about it!”

Anyway, I actually write to ask you to please allow me to direct your attention to my site which provides an additional resource about INFPs that I know there are INFPs out there who appreciate. (We received one of our first donations the other day from an INFP who donated $10!)

If you don’t care for the site, that’s fine of course, and in that case I apologize for basically being full of myself. I am posting this only because I think odds are good you won’t mind and perhaps even will want to link to the site.

Yours,
Eva

14 Amanda Linehan August 23, 2011 at 5:11 pm

Hi Eva – I took a glance at your site and think it’s interesting and fun! Thanks for passing it along and I’d be happy to link to it here. I’ll update the post within a week or so.

15 Eva August 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm

I’m so pleased to hear it! Thanks! :)

16 John October 30, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Do you think my Wambly Weebly website would be worth including to your list of resources? The most relevant page would be http://wambly.weebly.com/personality-theory.html

17 Amanda Linehan November 2, 2011 at 10:05 am

Hi John – Yeah, I do. I think that page is helpful. I’ll add it to the post sometime in the next week or so.

18 DeAnna January 14, 2012 at 12:14 am

Amanda, thank you so very much for putting together this list of resources, and for all your other interesting and inspiring articles. You make me proud to be another INFP!

19 Amanda Linehan January 26, 2012 at 9:12 pm

Hi DeAnna – Great! Love to hear from INFPs. :)

20 Kevin September 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm

Good evening. I saw INFPVerse, a forum, wondered if you have also looked at it, any thoughts?

21 Amanda Linehan September 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Hi Kevin – No I’ve never been to that forum. Usually, I go to the INFP forum at Personality Cafe.

22 Kevin September 19, 2013 at 12:27 am

Thank you, keep up the good work you are doing…

23 Gardner April 16, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Hey there, the first thing that struck me about this page is that the photo you used shows a young seedling with it’s top stem broken i.e. it will die. Was that some sort of metaphor or an non-gardener mistake? Everything dies, sure, but as an INFP myself, are you suggesting we are all/should be/must be particularly melancholic or something?

24 Amanda Linehan April 21, 2014 at 5:24 pm

Hi Gardner – Thanks for pointing that out. No, it’s definitely a non-gardener mistake, no hidden metaphors or anything. ;) When I first looked at this I just saw a seedling, but upon closer inspection I do see the stem is broken. Just a mistake. :)

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