What secrets do INFPs have

Mediator personality

Mediator personality types are true idealists. They try to see the good in even the worst of people and in disaster, and look for ways to change things for the better. Mediators are mostly considered to be calm, reserved or even shy, but have a passion and inner flame that can shine brightly. Mediators make up only 4% of the population and often feel misunderstood. However, when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the perceived harmony becomes a source of joy and inspiration.

Mediators orientate themselves more on their principles than on logic, enthusiasm or feasibility. When choosing a path, look to worth, beauty, morality, and virtue. Mediators are guided by purity of intent, not rewards and punishments. Mediators are rightly proud of this attitude, but not everyone understands the underlying motivation and this can lead to isolation for them.

Everything that is gold does not shine. Not all who wander are lost. The old that is strong does not spoil. Deep roots are safe from the frost.

J. R. R. Tolkien

We know what we are, but we don't know what we could be

Mediators have strong talents that enable them to communicate profoundly with others, to speak with ease in metaphors and parables, and to develop symbols to convey their ideas. The power of this intuitive style of communication lends itself well to creative work, and it is not surprising that many mediators are poets, writers, and actors. It is important for mediators to understand themselves and their place in the world, and they develop this understanding by projecting themselves into their work.

Mediators have a talent for self-expression and reveal their virtues and their secrets through metaphors and fictional characters.

The mediators' linguistic skills don't stop at their mother tongue - they are considered gifted when it comes to learning a second (or third!) Language. Their talent for communication also helps the mediators in their striving for harmony and on the way to find their calling.

Listen to many people, but speak to a few

Unlike the more affable personality types, mediators will focus their attention on few people or on a single good cause. If mediators get bogged down, they lose energy and become discouraged in the face of all the misery in the world that they cannot change. This is a sad sight for the friends of the mediators who have got used to and rely on their optimistic outlook.

If not careful, mediators can get lost in their pursuit of good and neglect the necessities of daily life. More than any other personality type, mediators often sink into deep thought and enjoy contemplation of the hypothetical and philosophical. If no one prevents them, mediators can easily lose touch with reality and withdraw into "hermit mode". Your friends and partners will then have to expend a lot of energy bringing them back to the real world.

Fortunately, like flowers in spring, the affection and creativity, altruism and idealism of the mediators will return again and again. These qualities may not reward you and your friends with logic and usefulness, but with a mindset that inspires compassion, kindness, and beauty everywhere.