6 Reasons Why Everyone Should Have An INFP Friend

They see your potential, even when you don’t see it yourself.

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Anna Shvets

By Heidi Priebe

INFPs are the creative and thoughtful friends who have an innate understanding of what makes people tick. Despite their quiet nature, INFPs are fiercely protective of the people and ideas that they care about. This highly intuitive type takes some getting to know, but you will never regret taking the time to do so — here’s why they make the best friends imaginable.

1. They’re natural therapists.

It doesn’t matter what an INFP actually does for a living — their single greatest skill lies in analyzing those around them. You know those days when you’re feeling a little off but can’t put your finger on why? That’s not a problem when you have an INFP best friend.

Within the span of a three minute phone call, they can tell you that you haven’t gotten over the judgmental comment your colleague made three days ago, which triggered a reaction in you this afternoon when your boss didn’t praise you for your latest project and you’ll get over it once you finally make peace with the fact that your mom never expected you to be as successful as your brother. INFPs possess a borderline scary ability to get inside your brain and figure out what’s going on — a skill that often saves you a fair amount of work.

2. They’re the least judgmental people imaginable.

INFPs believe that every set of actions has a corresponding set of reasons behind it — which is why they find it difficult to pass judgment on others. INFPs are the absolute best people to go to when you’ve done something wrong and need a safe space to work through your feelings. They understand that everybody makes mistakes. And while they may not coddle you, they will always make an effort to understand where you are coming from.

3. They’re spontaneous and fun-loving.

Despite their serious demeanor, INFPs possess an almost child-like appreciation for life. Once they are comfortable around someone, they can switch on their silly side at a moment’s notice. INFPs are those friends you can call up at midnight…



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