Halloween is done. Kiddos in cute costumes, trips to the pumpkin patch, and pumpkin carving fun!
When I tore off my October month to reveal November’s calendar, reality set in for me….
Christmas is in seven short weeks… Seven… frigin….short…. weeks….
And if you are anything like me, I like to plan my gifts for each person with meaningful well thought out gifts. If you have an INFJ in your household this can be especially hard….
What is MBTI? What is an INFJ?
MBTI (as directly copied from the most trusted Wikipedia ;) ) is the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is an introspective self-report questionnaire with the purpose of indicating differing psychological preferences in how people perceive the world around them and make decisions. It’s a way to evaluate different personality types and categorize them in a four letter type preferences.
So for an INFJ the characteristics are as follows:
I – Introversion preferred to extraversion: INFJs tend to be quiet and reserved. They generally prefer interacting with a few close friends rather than a wide circle of acquaintances, and they expend energy in social situations (whereas extraverts gain energy).
N – iNtuition preferred to sensing: INFJs tend to be more abstract than concrete. They focus on the big picture rather than the details, and on future possibilities rather than immediate realities.
F – Feeling preferred to thinking: INFJs tend to value personal considerations above objective criteria. When making decisions, they often give more weight to social implications than to logic.
J – Judgment preferred to perception: INFJs tend to plan their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control through predictability.
INFJs are conscientious and value-driven. They seek meaning in relationships, ideas, and events, with an eye toward better understanding themselves and others. Using their intuitive skills, they develop a clear and confident vision, which they then set out to execute, aiming to better the lives of others. INFJs are believed to adapt easily in social situations due to their complex understanding of an individual's motivations; however, they are true introverts. INFJs are private individuals who prefer to exercise their influence behind the scenes. Though they are very independent, INFJs are intensely interested in the well-being of others. INFJs prefer one-on-one relationships to large groups. Sensitive and complex, they are adept at understanding complicated issues and driven to resolve differences in a cooperative and creative manner.
INFJs are deeply concerned about their relations with individuals as well as the state of humanity at large. They are, in fact, sometimes mistaken for extroverts because they appear so outgoing and are so genuinely interested in people—a product of the Feeling function they most readily show to the world.
INFJs are said to have a rich, vivid inner life that they may be reluctant to share with those around them. Nevertheless, they are congenial in their interactions and perceptive of the emotions of others. Generally well liked by their peers, they may often be considered close friends and confidants by most other types; however, they are guarded in expressing their own feelings, especially to new people, and tend to establish close relationships slowly. INFJs may "silently withdraw as a way of setting limits" rather than expressing their wounded feelings—a behavior that may leave others confused and upset.
INFJs tend to be sensitive, quiet leaders with a great depth of personality. They are intricate, deeply woven, quilt-like, mysterious, highly complex, and often puzzling, even to themselves. They have an orderly view toward the world but are internally arranged in a complex way that only they can understand. Abstract in communicating, they live in a world of hidden meanings and possibilities. With a natural affinity for art, INFJs tend to be creative and easily inspired, yet they may also do well in the sciences, aided by their intuition.
What kind of gifts do you give an INFJ then?
INFJ’s are excited with gifts that are meaningful, has a purpose, or reflect back onto memories that they hold dear. So giving a gift that may appear superficial and not well-thought out will not have the impact you might be hoping for. Below is some gift ideas for an INFJ loved one.
2. Meaningful or inspiring jewelry is the best type of accessory for INFJ’s. Below are some gifts that are from the heart that will remind your INFJ of the happy memories.
Sound Wave Stainless Steel Necklace
3. Have an INFJ that loves camping or loves to travel? These gifts would be perfect.
Soulful Campfire Mug
Bonus Gift… just because I thought this was such an unique and awesome idea…
Deciding to pop the question around the holidays? This Christmas ornament would do the trick and would be a lasting memento for your Christmas tree for many years.
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