of the Healer/Priest (iNFp)
Never Find Perfection]
are abstract in thought and speech;
cooperative in striving for their ends;
and informative and introverted
in their interpersonal relations.
present a seemingly tranquil, and noticeably pleasant face to the
world, and though to all appearances they might seem reserved, and
even shy, on the inside they are anything but reserved, having a capacity
for caring not always found in other types. Carrying this nature,
they tend to be more passive in most cases but really aggressive when
provoked. In a poker
game for instance, they can be spotted routinely folding hands,
but suddenly betting all-in when a good opportunity presents itself.
They care deeply-indeed, passionately-about a few special persons
or a favorite cause, and their fervent aim is to bring peace and integrity
to their loved ones and the world.
have a profound sense of idealism derived from a strong personal
morality, and they conceive of the world as an ethical, honorable
place. Indeed, to understand iNFps, we must understand their idealism
as almost boundless and selfless, inspiring them to make extraordinary
sacrifices for someone or something they believe in.
iNFp is the Prince or Princess of fairytale, the King's Champion
or Defender of the Faith, like Sir Galahad or Joan of Arc. Healers
are found in only 1 percent of the general population, although,
at times, their idealism leaves them feeling even more isolated
from the rest of humanity.
seek unity in their lives, unity of body and mind, emotions and
intellect, perhaps because they are likely to have a sense of inner
division threaded through their lives, which comes from their often
unhappy childhood. Healers live a fantasy-filled childhood, which,
unfortunately, is discouraged or even punished by many parents.
In a practical-minded family, required by their parents to be sociable
and industrious in concrete ways, and also given down-to-earth siblings
who conform to these parental expectations, iNFps come to see themselves
as ugly ducklings. Other types usually shrug off parental expectations
that do not fit them, but not the iNFps. Wishing to please their
parents and siblings, but not knowing quite how to do it, they try
to hide their differences, believing they are bad to be so fanciful,
so unlike their more solid brothers and sisters. They wonder, some
of them for the rest of their lives, whether they are OK. They are
quite OK, just different from the rest of their family-swans reared
in a family of ducks. Even so, to realize and really believe this
is not easy for them.
committed to the positive and the good, yet taught to believe there
is evil in them, iNFps can come to develop a certain fascination
with the problem of good and evil, sacred and profane. Healer/Priests
are drawn toward purity, but can become engrossed with the profane,
continuously on the lookout for the wickedness that lurks within
when iNFps believe they have yielded to an impure temptation, they
may be given to acts of self-sacrifice in atonement. Others seldom
detect this inner turmoil, however, for the struggle between good
and evil is within the iNFp, who does not feel compelled to make
the issue public.
Vader is an example of an iNFp whose Idealist nature turned
to the Dark-side. Drawn first to the Force, he was enticed and then
overwhelmed and captured by Dark-side's allure.
Sides of Temperament