We just can’t get enough of INFPs. They are undoubtedly the sweethearts of the MBTI. Here’s the best part. They come in different shades. Here, we’ll focus on the INFP 2w1 and what you can expect from them.
So, who is the INFP 2w1?
Who is the INFP 2w1?
These are warm and generous people. They have a genuine interest in people and want to see them succeed. These people also have high moral standards and try to do what is right.
INFP 2w1s love to volunteer and can be seen fighting for the right cause. Their empathy and warmth make them the perfect companions. They usually make good parents.
INFP 2w1s are a bit rare. The majority of INFPs are usually type 4, type 6, or type 9. Thus, it is not unusual for INFP 2w1 to feel out of place when stereotypical INFP traits are being discussed.
This personality type is more likely to be INFP-T than INFP-A. Not sure where you fall? Here’s an article that compares both types of INFP.
Because they are 2w1, some of their INFP traits will be altered as we shall soon see.
What is the Core Desire of the INFP 2w1?
The core desire of the INFP 2w1 is to be appreciated and valued. To achieve this, they try to make themselves as useful to others as possible.
They might also try to do what is right as this usually attracts the right crowd.
What is the Core Fear of the INFP 2w1?
The core fear of the INFP 2w1 is to be abandoned or not appreciated. They don’t want to be forgotten or dropped by their friends.
To avoid this becoming a reality, they will usually be on their best behavior even when it’s bad for them.
How the 2w1 Changes the Natural Tendencies of the INFP
1. More Generous
Type 2s are known for their generosity. This is on display here. INFP 2w1s have soft hearts. They are also very generous. They’ll give you the world if they can.
Being generous here includes their time. As you probably know, someone’s time is the most precious thing that can be given. After all, time is finite.
2. More Warmth
INFPs are known for their warmth. INFP 2w1s are just the same and some more. Their natural warmth as an INFP plus type 2’s caring nature means an overload.
They are extremely nurturing. People who stay around them will feel loved and respected. While this is a benefit, it can be a bit too much for some personality types. Some people just can’t handle that amount of love.
By now, this should be obvious but we’ll just say it. INFP 2w1s are very kind-hearted. They genuinely want to help and will do what they can to contribute.
While this is true, they also have their limits. Usually, this personality type will not give help to anything they believe is immoral or bad.
If they do, you will be able to sense their regret or unease. It’s not something you want to put them through.
4. More Extroverted
INFPs are introverts. They love being alone and feel energized by it. Not this INFP. This personality type will be more extroverted. Here’s why.
They love people. They want to talk to them and listen to them. There’s no way they can do that if they are always quiet.
So, they’ll be more talkative than a typical INFP. It’s not a surprise then that they can be easily mistyped as ENFPs.
5. Higher Values and Ethics
INFPs have strong values. However, their ethics and moral standards are usually bang average (Exception here is probably due to background).
However, INFP 2w1 will be more interested in being good. This is probably down to their wing. Thus, they will have higher ethics and moral standards.
While this is true, they will never attain the levels of a core type 1.
6. More Traditional
INFPs are intuitive. We all know that. This means they are more interested in abstract concepts. They are also not traditional and don’t care about the norms of society.
While INFP 2w1 is still intuitive, they will often respect these norms and seem more traditional. This might be because of their fear of upsetting others.
Thus, if a norm is not hurtful, they’ll be happy to abide by it.
New Weaknesses of the INFP 2w1
1. People-Pleasing Problems
One of the biggest problems INFPs and type 2s face is people-pleasing. When these two types combine, it will be really bad.
INFP 2w1s will rarely say no to people. Soon enough, people will notice and try to take advantage of them.
This personality type will struggle with this throughout life and might never completely break free.
However, if their wing is especially strong, they might be able to lessen this trait.
2. More Emotional
INFPs and type 2s are already very emotional people. When these two types come together, you get someone who is extremely sensitive to criticism. They take things personally and might not do well with thinkers.
INFP 2w1 will be exactly like this. Their sensitive nature might lead to other problems such as an inability to take constructive feedback.
3. Low Self-esteem
INFP 2w1s often base their self-esteem on being accepted by others. They want people to like them and appreciate them. So, they aim to be the perfect friends.
When people decide to leave them, this can be very devastating to them and their confidence. They might feel unloved or blame themselves. Their self-esteem can come crashing down.
Type 1s are infamous for their self-criticism. They internalize these feelings and get angry at themselves. While not at the level of type 1, INFP 2w1s will also be self-critical of themselves.
They will mull over their mistakes and feel like they’ve let others down. They need to realize that it’s impossible to please everyone.
Be the perfect apple in the world and someone will still not like apples.
INFP 2w1 in the Workplace
INFPs often choose passion over financial status or fame. They want to be in a career that they like. INFP 2w1s are the same. Their passion may be helping people and being in a career that contributes to humanity.
This personality type might also enjoy a career that offers them flexibility and a good dose of creativity. To get the best out of the INFP 2w1, make sure you place them in creative roles. If it’s something they love, even better!
Best Careers for the INFP 2w1
- Religious Leader
- Mental Therapist
Worst Careers for the INFP 2w1
- Stock Broker
Famous/Fictional Characters that are INFP 2w1
- Elena (Vampire Diaries)
- Molly Hooper (Sherlock)
- James (The Walking Dead)
- Anna Marie (X-men)
- Jude Law
- Cole (Dragon Age)
- Sam Eliot (The Society)
I’m crying while reading about INFP 2w1.. It feels like finally somebody can understand me.. TAT
I’m so glad this article was helpful.
I understand you…because guess what?? I’m crying too TAT
E eu que nunca me entendi kkkk ser tipo 2w1 me fez ficar em dúvidas de se eu era Fi mesmo pois amo agradar e ser útil pras pessoas… Esse texto ai me descreveu quase que perfeitamente kkk agradeço muito
Que bom que te ajudou a se entender melhor!
I have been professionally typed 2w1 261 and a different professional 649. I always come out INFP. I am not a volunteer. I am very good at saying no. And I do enjoy listening to people talk about themselves. Have I been mistyped or rare 2w1?
You are also an INFP. INFP have Fi, which means they have strong personal values. This could be the reason why you are good at saying no. You could also be mistyped. You might want to check INFJ 2w1, INFP 1w2 or INFP 6w5.
SO HAPPY TO BE FINALLY TYPED
Glad you enjoyed the article!
this is so me omg i feel called out
I’m glad the article hit home haha