It’s easy to feel alone in the world, to feel that nobody understands you. This is especially true of INFJs as they make up only 1% of the US population. These types rarely meet others who share their visions, quirks, insights, and passions. Some of us might wonder, “Are there any others like me out there?”, “Will I ever find someone who understands?”. It can be a comfort to read the thoughts and insights of other INFJs, to realize that you are not alone in how you feel or what ignites your passion. These 50 quotes not only can provide solidarity to INFJs, they can inspire us, and they can also show us the diversity of the type. I purposefully tried to find INFJs that spanned numerous different ages in time and career fields. You’ll see people quoted here like Dante Alighieri, Jane Goodall, even Benedict Cumberbatch. Having a personality type doesn’t put you in a box, it doesn’t mean you will turn out just like all the other INFJs (or ISTJs, or ENFPs). There is a vast breadth of freedom and uniqueness that embodies each person regardless of their type. I hope these quotes can show that.

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“Reason is the natural order of truth; but imagination is the organ of meaning.”
– C.S. Lewis

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light but by making the darkness conscious.”
– Carl Jung

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“Joy can only be real if people look upon their life as a service and have a definite object in life outside themselves and their personal happiness.”
– Leo Tolstoy

“Your perception will become clear only when you can look into your soul.”
– Carl Jung

“We’re all somewhat courageous, and we’re all considerably cowardly. We’re all imperfect, and life is simply a perpetual, unending struggle against those imperfections.”
– Sidney Poitier

“People understand me so poorly that they don’t even understand my complaint about them not understanding me.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

“The truth is not simply what you think it is; it is also the circumstances in which it is said, and to whom, why, and how it is said.”
– Vaclav Havel

Benedict Cumberbatch

“I love having context that’s so much bigger than I can fathom. It’s fantastic to realize how insignificant you are.”
– Benedict Cumberbatch

“My course is set for an uncharted sea.”
– Dante Alighieri

“I am in the world feeling my way to light ‘amid the encircling gloom.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“Even if you are someone used to wearing armor, guarded and afraid, I think love is such a strong force it would find a way through your protective guard. It will get to your heart, and you can’t put any fences around that. As much as you might try, you simply can’t.”
– Sidney Poitier

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“O Conscience, upright and stainless, how bitter a sting to thee is a little fault!”
– Dante Alighieri

“I can understand wanting to be invisible and mistrusting people and wanting to understand everything before you engage with the world.”
–  Rooney Mara

“I have just now come from a party where I was its life and soul; witticisms streamed from my lips, everyone laughed and admired me, but I went away — yes, the dash should be as long as the radius of the earth’s orbit——and wanted to shoot myself.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

“Consider your origins: you were not made to live as brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.”
 – Dante Alighieri

“The idea of just wandering off to a cafe with a notebook and writing and seeing where that takes me for a while is just bliss.”
– J.K. Rowling

“I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.”
– Baruch Spinoza

“The imagination is precious. Don’t lose it. Don’t lose the child in you.”
– Marilyn Manson

“Thus you may understand that love alone is the true seed of every merit in you, and of all acts for which you must atone.”
– Dante Alighieri

“I would warn you that I do not attribute to nature either beauty or deformity, order or confusion. Only in relation to our imagination can things be called beautiful or ugly, well-ordered or confused.”
– Baruch Spinoza

J.K. Rowling

“If you want to see the true measure of a man, watch how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
– J.K. Rowling

“Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathize with humans whose experiences we have never shared.”
– J.K. Rowling

“The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.”
– Leo Tolstoy

“I believe in dreams. I believe that every  night on the planet everything that is, that was and can be is dreamt. I believe that what happens in dreams is no different, no less important than what happens in the waking world. I believe that dreams are the closest equivalent present-day mankind has to time-travel.”
– Marilyn Manson

“As much as people pretend to fit in..there is always that sense of loneliness..of not fitting in or being out of depth.”
– David Fincher

“I appreciate inconsistencies and contradictions…Everyone I know has contradictions in their personalities. I’m absolutely drawn to that.”
– Jennifer Connelly

“Metaphorically speaking, it’s easy to bump into one another on the journey from A to B and not even notice. People should take the time to notice, enjoy and help each other.”
– Benedict Cumberbatch

“Anybody who does not evolve can become a self-parody. I have to evolve on a daily basis just to keep my own interest in what I do.”
–  Marilyn Manson

Carl Jung

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”
– Carl Jung

“As a child I felt myself to be alone, and I am still, because I know things and must hint at things which others apparently know nothing of, and for the most part do not want to know.”
– Carl Jung

“I am indeed a practical dreamer. … I want to convert my dreams into realities as far as possible.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“We all have a capacity for love, for kindness, for passion. We also have a capacity for the opposite, but love is infinitely more effective in the world than hate.”
– Sidney Poitier

Jane Goodall

“I don’t want to explain this whole life business through truth, science. There’s so much mystery. There’s so much awe.”
– Jane Goodall

“What makes us human, I think, is an ability to ask questions.”
– Jane Goodall

“I always wanted to be someone better the next day than I was the day before.”
– Sidney Poitier

“The tree I had in the garden as a child, my beech tree. I used to climb up there and spend hours. I took my homework up there, my books, I went up there if I was sad, and it just felt very good to be up there among the green leaves and the birds and the sky.”
– Jane Goodall

Marilyn Manson

“Growing up I was afraid of being possessed by the devil, as an adult I’m afraid of being possessed by the world, by ignorance, and not holding onto my beliefs and what I feel strongly about.”
– Marilyn Manson

“If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.”
– Emily Bronte

“I have dreamed in my life, dreams that have stayed with me ever after, and changed my ideas; they have gone through me, like wine through water, and altered the color of my mind.”
– Emily Bronte

“Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.”
– C.S. Lewis

“If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of the potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. Pleasure disappoints, possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling, what so fragrant, what so intoxicating, as possibility!”
– Soren Kierkegaard

“I think that all things, in their way, reflect heavenly truth, the imagination not least.”
– C.S. Lewis

“I feel like I’ve dreamed half of my life that hasn’t happened yet, so a lot of times I’m going along, and I do stuff, and I know that I’ve done it. I have deja vus more than I have regular experiences. If half of your day is deja vu, then you start to wonder, ‘What is real and what isn’t?’
Marilyn Manson

Soren Kierkegaard

“A man who as a physical being is always turned outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

“The most common form of despair is not being who you are.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

“Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives.”
– C.S. Lewis

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

“I have only one confidant, and that is the silence of the night. Why is it my confidant? Because it remains silent.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

Sidney Poitier

“I learned to hear silence. That’s the kind of life  I’ve lived: simple. I learned to see things in people.”
– Sidney Poitier

“But someone who can really talk, because he knows how to remain silent, will not talk about a variety of things but about one thing only, and he will know when to talk and when to remain silent.”
– Soren Kierkegaard

Who Typed These People?

All of these people have been typed by psychologist David Keirsey, are self-professed INFJs, or have been typed by the team at Celebritytypes.com


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