Readers often ask to give some examples of famous INFJ people — celebrities, politicians, historical figures. While such lists exist on the web, in most cases, it’s quite difficult to confirm or deny these claims. INFJ is the rarest personality type with only less than one percent of population belonging to this type. When you come across a website that mentions dozens of famous INFJs, it raises questions.
Another reason for doubts is that it’s highly likely that these celebrities are not being themselves in public or, at the very least, reveal only a very small part of who they are. In fact, you don’t need to be someone famous to have two distinctive personalities — the one of your public persona and the other one of your private persona. While your public persona certainly may give us a good idea of who you are (or what we need to know about you at least), it is what it is — an edited version of you. In most cases, it would be naive to believe that just by studying your social interactions and your behavior in public we know all there is to know about you.
Celebrities know they are constantly watched and their every word may be interpreted in an undesirable way that may affect their popularity and/or career. We could not find any proof that any of the famous people who are said to belong to INFJ personality type has actually taken the Myer-Briggs test and made the results public. We will, however, mention some of the quotes that belong to these people and seem to be in line with INFJ personality type.
Nicole Kidman, actress
I like the privacy of my life, and I protect it quite vigilantly.
I am a woman, a mother, a daughter, a sister. I am a real person operating in the world. For me to discuss the most private things feels wrong. It feels like I am betraying myself and my children.
Nelson Mandela, politician, philanthropist
A fundamental concern for others in our individual and community lives would go a long way in making the world the better place we so passionately dreamt of.
Mahatma Gandhi, leader of Indian independence movement
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mel Gibson, actor and filmmaker
Change is always preceded by a little pain. Some people change, and they don’t have to go through so many painful things. But I think that I’m of a personality that I am a little stubborn, so it’s tough for me.
Lars von Trier, Danish film director and screenwriter
I do actually care about people.