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21 Hobbies That INFPs Love

Since our Myers-Briggs® types describe the ways our minds work, it makes sense that people who share a personality type might have similar interests. Even though everyone is a unique individual with their own preferences for how to spend their down-time, you’ll often see people with the same type enjoy similar hobbies. For today’s post, we’re looking at 21 hobbies that many INFPs love.

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21 Hobbies That INFPs Are Drawn To:

1. Anime and Manga

This goes along with other INFP hobbies like reading and watching TV, but I’ve seen enough INFPs talk about it as a specific hobby that I thought it deserved its own spot on this list.

2. Art

Painting, molding clay, drawing, collaging, graphic design, origami, and many other art forms make great hobbies for INFPs. Some also talk about enjoying adult coloring books, which provide a similar creative, artistic outlet.

3. Collecting

Some INFPs enjoy collecting items that are meaningful to them. For example, I read something one INFP wrote about collecting coins because they enjoy imagining where the coins have been and what sort of history they might have.

4. Cooking and Baking

Cooking and/or baking are often on lists of favorite INFP hobbies, or they’re listed as a hobby INFPs would like to try. For some INFPs, who enjoy things like cake decorating, this can also be another hobby related to crafting and design.

5. Cosplay

INFPs enjoy exploring fictional worlds and creatively finding a way to bring their imagination to life in concrete ways. Cosplay takes this interest into the real world while also hitting on several INFP interests including costume design and acting.

6. Crafting

Many INFPs love creating things with their hands. Crafting hobbies that INFPs enjoy include knitting, crochet, jewelry making, spinning yarn, quilting, and much more. Many INFPs will also bounce back and forth between several different arts and crafts hobbies instead of sticking with just one.

7. Creative Writing

INFPs often enjoy spending their time writing poetry, fiction, or creative non-fiction. It’s a great way for INFPs to express their artistic side in a way that’s authentic to them. They may also enjoy journaling as a hobby.

8. Dance

Dance is another creative hobby that many INFPs enjoy. Dance is often seen as a social activity or a performance, and it definitely can be for INFPs. Many also see it as a way to express their emotions, and some INFPs will only dance when they’re alone.

9. Daydreaming

If you count daydreaming as a hobby (which I do), then it’s one of the most popular ones for INFPs. This is something many INFPs do almost all the time, and some also treat it as a hobby where they specifically set aside time to spend imagining things.

10. Decorating and Design

Many INFPs enjoy using their creative side to express themselves in their outer worlds. Decorating their homes, landscaping, curating a private art collection, and anything else that makes their environment unique to them is a favorite hobby of several INFPs.

11. Exploring

INFPs can have a bit of wanderlust in them, and many like to go exploring. Whether it’s wandering through a forest or an art museum, the process of exploring and discovering the world is one that many INFPs enjoy.

12.  Fashion

INFPs are a personality type that enjoys expressing some aspect of themselves through their hobbies. For some INTPs, this includes taking in interest in fashion. Some even design their own clothing.

13. Gaming

Many INFPs enjoy gaming, particularly if the games are imaginative and include a story element. For video games, a great soundtrack and immersive atmosphere are a definite plus! Depending on the INFP, they might focus their gaming hobby on board games, RPGs, video games, and/or puzzle games.

14. Learning

INFPs often enjoy learning new things. They enjoy reading non-fiction books, listening to podcasts, browsing Reddit, or watching YouTube videos about their favorite subjects.

15. Meditation and Yoga

Like many introverts, INFPs like to take quiet time outside the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For many, meditation and yoga are great practices for supporting mental, emotional, and spiritual health.

16. Music

Most (if not all) INFPs are passionate about music. Playing an instrument, singing, and/or listening to music (particularly music that’s meaningful in some way to that particular INFP) is a popular INFP hobby.

17. Outdoor Recreation

Like many other personality types, there are a lot of INFPs who enjoy outdoor activities. Running, rock climbing, mountain biking, longboarding, hiking, white water rafting, and kayaking are all sports I’ve seen INFPs say they enjoy.

18. Photography

INFPs enjoy a variety of artistic pursuits, and photography is one of the most popular hobbies for this personality type.

19. Reading

As with most introverts, reading is a popular hobby for INFPs. These types often have a reputation for being “hopeless romantics,” and many say they enjoy stories of fantasy and romance (though specific reading tastes can vary widely between different INFPs).

20. Theater

Many INFPs love the theater and turn it into one of their hobbies. This might involve volunteering at a local theater, acting, building sets, or simply attending theater productions.

21. Watching Movies and TV

Many INFPs talk about watching movies and TV as a favorite hobby. Some also enjoy reviewing and discussing what they watch.

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Your Turn:

If you’re an INFP, did your favorite hobbies make the list? Are there any other hobbies you would have added?

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Marissa Baker #MBTI Blogger

Marissa Baker is the author of The INFJ Handbook (available in the Amazon Kindle Store). You can find her online at LikeAnAnchor.com where she blogs about personal growth and development from a Christian perspective.

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  1. This looks like a list of every common hobby out there. Little is really specific about INFP’s that might not apply to any Type. A shorter list might have been more meaningful. Or perhaps delineating a specific thread within a given hobby that appeals to INFP’s such as nicely noted under “Gaming” and “Cosplay.” But “Art,” “Crafting,” and “Cooking and Baking” could be combined with an adequate explanation of the commonality of appeal.
    And here’s one inexplicably omitted–gardening: INFP’s would probably incline toward “fairy gardens.” Or Impressionistic cottage gardening. To contrast, under “Outdoor Recreation,” you cite just about every outdoor sport enjoyed by many Types–what’s the point? What’s the specific appeal or experience provided?
    As a remedy, and to reflect the ambivalence noted in the article about precisely this, I would suggest regarding “Daydreaming” NOT as a separate “hobby” but as the glue that holds all of these together: What aspect of each hobby reflects the INFP’s tendency to immerse oneself in “the zone” of being profoundly introspective, imaginative, or numinously connected within that activity?
    That’s really what these hobbies offer.
    In short, the list itself is too long and shaggy to be meaningful specifically to INFP’s without teasing out the element within each activity grasped so eagerly by an INFP. And when better analyzed, many of these hobbies could be grouped together with a more interesting explanation of how the INFP engages that classic INFP character with those pursuits.

  2. You hit the nail on the head for me. I would extend that INFPs brought up engineering really find functional design and gardening. They combine the creativity, relaxation, and yay me that a full head of lettuce. Plus no one cares if I talk to the plants.

  3. I enjoy spending time with pets. Dogs, cats, horses, chickens, any pet. I guess that could be included in meditation or collecting, and horses and dogs could be recreational. Maybe they fall under many of the types of hobbies?

  4. I have spent over fifty years as a clergyman, serving first in a somewhat isolated rural community for over eleven of those years. While in that community, I found there were no mental health services available so I studied hard and started to see people who had nowhere to turn. I left the community when my own marriage fell apart. Subsequently, I worked as a professional photographer, a darkroom technician, and a journalist and columnist for a weekly newspaper in another community. After that, I returned to the ministry as a full-time Pastoral Counsellor specializing in addictions. Since my first “personality test,” I have considered myself to be an INFP. The test I took on this site tagged me as an INFJ. While I can accept that I may be a “J”, it just doesn’t fit my overall view of life, my interests, or my hobbies, as well as INFP. I believe the test may just be a little bit skewed toward “J.”.

  5. My hypersensitivity has gifted me the ability to instinctively tune in and give a beneficial massage. Man or beast. I am the Healer.

  6. I love it. You could not have hit it more dead on than you did with this list. I am an INFP and every one of this describes me perfectly. Four or Five of them a little less than the rest but it’s still quite accurate.

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