The INFJ Writing Personality: Eloquent Vision

I’m an INFJ. (I used to be barely introverted, but am becoming more “I” with age. I enjoy company but it leaves me feeling drained.) I think the “Potential Blind Spots” might be useful to other writers. Click on your Myers-Briggs type to find out yours.

Bonnie Ferrante: Books For All Ages

Write with Personality

Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual,
you have an obligation to be one.
—Eleanor Roosevelt

Young woman outdoors writing in a bookCan knowledge of personality type help you as a writer?

If you’re an INFJ, the writing strategies you learned in school likely worked well for you. INFJs take to writing naturally. They enjoy working alone, reflecting on ideas, and expressing their vision. But the thought of using an outline may leave you feeling straitjacketed. INFJ writers organize their ideas internally, according to their own creative process. To feel comfortable, they need freedom to explore their insights and work through complex problems.

The INFJ personality type is one of 16 identified by Isabel Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs. Myers and Briggs are the original authors of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a popular psychometric instrument used to determine how people prefer to gather information and make decisions. The…

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