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INFP Famous People and Characters

There are many INFP famous people across the world. From famous INFP celebrities to INFP characters and politicians. Here we will discuss a few of them.

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INFP Actors

INFPs see acting as an artistic practice that allows them to explore the depths of the human condition.
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Robert Pattinson

When asked whether he was ready for a major life change, Robert Pattinson declared that he was always ready and waiting for his life to change. He describes himself as a romantic soul who is not quick to judge people and often identifies with the shortcomings of others.

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Nicolas Cage

Nicolas Cage once said that he always feels compelled to do things that people tell him he can't possibly do. As a child, his vivid imagination gave him respite from situations he couldn't otherwise change.

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Mary-Kate Olsen

Mary-Kate Olsen believes in her vision but has trouble communicating it in words. She admires artistic filmmakers who can deliver a holistic rendering of their visions for viewers to experience.

Other mentions: Mia Wasikowska, Johnny Depp, Hugh Laurie, Marlon Brando, Jude Law.

INFP Musicians

INFP musicians often create sublime and impassioned music to evoke the beautiful world they believe is possible.
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John Lennon

John Lennon famously said that reality leaves a lot to the imagination. He believed that a more peaceful world was within reach, if only people would demand it.

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Florence Welch

Florence Welch has said that she is constantly disappointed because she wants things to be perfect and magical. As someone who experiences intense emotions and is driven by idealism, she describes being in love as a kind of sickness.

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Ian Curtis

Ian Curtis has been described as a sensitive, brave, and idealistic lost prophet who exposes the meaninglessness of modern life with deep compassion.

Other mentions: Kurt Cobain, Robert Smith, Jim Morrison, Bjork, and Tori Amos.

INFP Authors

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George Orwell (Eric Arthur Blair)

At one point, George Orwell tried to abandon he idea of becoming a writer but was unable to betray his true nature. His goal was to “make political writing into an art” in order to address injustice.

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Virginia Wolf

Virginia Woolf sought to tell the truth about herself believing that her own subjective experience was the gateway to empathy for others. She questioned what her passion was for and marvelled at the mysterious workings of her mind.

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J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien described himself as “a mere individual ... with intense feelings more than ideas." He once said that it was difficult to talk about his imaginative works because he would get so excited about it. This creative genius was well known for keeping a tight circle of friends. He was known for retreating into his own mind and creating entire worlds and languages.

Other mentions: Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, C.S. Lewis, A.A. Milne, and J.K. Rowling.

INFP Philosophers

Throughout history, INFP philosophers have articulated lofty visions that continue to inspire progress toward a more humane and peaceful world.
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Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Characterizing the complexity of the INFP type, Rousseau described his heart as both haughty and tender. He spoke of developing his compassion by immersing himself the lives of the characters he read about, and he championed passion to balance his society's growing dependence on reason.

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Soeren Kierkegaard

Kierkegaard sought truth rather than status or importance for himself. He explained that “the subjectivity of life and thought is more real than scientific models.”

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Albert Camus

Camus believed that people needed to unite in friendship in order to struggle for a better world. He believed that people were capable of peace, but first needed to face our darker natures within.

Other mentions: Emil Cioran, Mark Fisher, David Benatar, Walter Benjamin, and Lev Shestov.

INFP Fictional Characters

Fictional INFPs bring a driving vision to the stories they inhabit. They often brave danger and hardships without any attempts to make things easier for themselves, demonstrating their willingness to suffer and struggle for their beliefs.
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Dolores Abernathy (Westworld)

Dolores chooses to see beauty and order instead of chaos and danger in the science fiction show Westworld. When her illusions fall apart, she does everything in her power to make everything as right as she believes it should be.

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Belle French (Once Upon a Time)

Belle French maintains a strict moral code which dictates that she must help everyone and perform heroic deeds. She sees the best in everyone but her difficulty with compromise makes it difficult for her to fit in with her peers.

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Phoebe Buffay (Friends)

This character in the TV series Friends lives by her own system of beliefs and sometimes seems scattered because she is preoccupied with her own observations, for example that gravity pushes rather than pulls her down. Highly intuitive, she knows immediately when any of her friends are the least bit uncomfortable.

Other mentions: Anne of Green Gables, Luna Lovegood, Violet Parr, Lucy Pavensie, and Newt Scamander.


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Ellie Simmonds, MSc

University of Bath, Psychology

Ellie Simmonds, MSc in Psychology from University of Bath. Ellie is an associate lecturer on psychometric assessments and has extensive knowledge of the 16-type model.