11 Ways the INFP Mind Works — The World Through the Lenses of an INFP

One sign you’re an INFP — you’re reading this.

Margarette Mathias
Introvert Writer
Published in
8 min readAug 31, 2020


One sign you’re an INFP –you’re reading this.

Obviously, I was guessing. But since you’re here, it’s imaginable that you’re either an INFP or someone closely related. How can I say that?

INFP means Introverted-iNtuitive-Feeling-Prospecting. It’s one of the rarest personality types according to Myers-Briggs. People with this personality type are seekers (and are drawn to these kinds of posts). They are always curious about people, emotions, and themselves.

I, myself, am an INFP. We are existentially conscious of how our personality associates with relationships, careers, and our everyday lives. However, these curiosities often lead to frustrations.

INFP is a misunderstood bunch. While most personalities express emotions outward, INFPs contemplate emotions inward.

Our minds run through hundreds of idealistic thoughts which make us spontaneous and unpredictable.

What’s in the mind of an INFP?

INFP is such an interesting personality. I believe INFPs are one of the smartest personality types along with INFJs and INTPs. One can only guess what’s in our idealistic minds.

I’d like to share with you 11 ways an INFP mind works that make us relatively different from others. It’s hard boiling it down to 11 when I initially listed 62. Ugh. Maybe, I’ll include the others in a different post.

So what’s inside an INFP’s mind? Here we go.

1. INFPs dislike small talks.

Small talks are part of human interaction. It’s unavoidable. But, when someone tries to overly engage INFPs with small talk — what you ate, gossips, and championship games we know nothing about — it slowly gets infuriating.

The hardest part is when we try to be intentionally unresponsive, but the person just won’t stop talking.

Instead of actively engaging in a conversation, our mind focuses on finding an escape.

However, provided with an interesting topic — spirituality, fantasies, and…



Margarette Mathias
Introvert Writer

A daydreamer who loves cats, coffee, and life talks. Support me and my works at ko-fi.com/margarettemathias