INFJ Core Values: What Do INFJs Care About?

INFJs, perhaps more than any other MBTI personality type, are driven by an intense sense of purpose and a set of unwavering core values that truly encapsulates their sense of self. But what are the main INFJ Core values and what do INFJs care about?

Let’s explore the fiercely devoted world of The Advocate.

What do INFJs care about?

INFJs are known for being idealists, and they often have very strong values. They care about making the world a better place, and they want to help others as much as they can.

INFJs often have a deep concern for humanity, and they want to make sure that everyone has the chance to reach their potential. They believe that everyone has value, and they want to help others find their own worth.

INFJs also have a strong sense of justice. They stand up for the underdog and believe in advocating for principles of fairness and quality.

Despite their often outwardly reserved nature, INFJs are passionate people. Whereas they may be reserved, peacekeeping individuals in their day-to-day lives, when it comes to matters they care about, they are fierce advocates, which, incidentally, is what INFJs are often referred to as Advocates.

What motivates INFJs?

INFJs are motivated by their values. They want to make the world a better place, and they believe that everyone has the potential to do great things. They want to help others reach their full potential, and they feel a deep sense of responsibility to make sure that everyone has a fair chance in life.

INFJs are also motivated by their sense of justice. They believe in standing up for what is right, which is why they are often drawn to advocacy work.

INFJ extending a helping hand
INFJ Core Values

How do INFJs react when their values are violated?

INFJs are very idealistic. Their strong values are a guiding force in all aspects of their lives. When those values are violated, they may react with anger or frustration. But even more importantly, they spring into action.

INFJs do not sit idly by in the face of perceived wrongs and injustices. They are the type of people who will take action to try to correct a situation. They feel a deep sense of responsibility to make sure that everyone is treated fairly, and they will do whatever they can to fight for what they believe in.

The thing about INFJs is that this violation doesn’t have to be directed at them specifically to activate their sense of fight.

As Martin Luther King Jr. (also an INFJ) famously said, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” INFJs live those values fiercely.

Traits INFJs Find Repulsive

There are a number of character traits that INFJs are truly repulsed by. These include:


-Lack of integrity



INFJs are very principled people. They have a strong sense of right and wrong, and they expect others to live up to those same standards. They are quick to judge others who they perceive as being hypocritical or lacking in integrity.

INFJs are also put off by people who are dishonest or deceitful. They believe that everyone has the potential to be great, and they see honesty and integrity as essential character traits. So people who manipulate others, especially in pursuit of power are the INFJ’s mortal enemy.

They don’t like slimy people or anyone who flirts with the seedier sides of life. Because they are so intensely about their values, it is very hard for others with a malfunctioning moral compass to be redeemed in the eyes of an INFJ.

They can’t emotionally connect with someone who would allow their sense of right and wrong to be so easily tossed aside. Scumbags beware!

What is the INFJ’s love language?

INFJs often show their love through acts of service and showing up for others.

Helpers to their core, INFJs believe that actions speak louder than words, and they want to do everything they can to help their loved ones. They are willing to go above and beyond to make sure that their loved ones are happy, comfortable, and protected.

INFJs may also express their love through words of affirmation. They appreciate when their loved ones tell them how much they mean to them, and they often need to hear those words in order to feel secure in the relationship.

INFJs are also very loyal people, and they expect the same level of loyalty from their loved ones. They want to know that they can rely on their loved ones, and they need to feel like their relationship is safe.

What are some of the challenges that INFJs face?

INFJs often struggle with finding a balance between their idealism and realism. They want to make the world a better place, but they also know that not everything can be perfect. This can lead to a lot of internal conflict for INFJs.

INFJs also often have a hard time dealing with criticism. They are very sensitive people and are prone to taking things very personally. This can make it difficult for them to hear constructive feedback, even if it is meant to be helpful.

INFJs also sometimes struggle with self-doubt. They are their own worst critic, and they often doubt their ability to make a difference. This is due in large part to having such grand ideas for how the world can (or should) be. Reality checks can be brutal for the idealistic INFJ and they constantly have to wrestle with the limitations of this world in ways they frankly don’t like.

How to Impress an INFJ

INFJs are impressed by people who are authentic and genuine. They can see through facades, and they appreciate people who are real with them. They also admire people who are passionate and driven, with a clear purpose in life.

INFJs also respond well to flattery, but only if it is sincere They can see through insincere compliments and will be turned off by people who try to butter them up for ulterior motives. They do not like manipulative people or those who use their charisma for nefarious gains.

Finally, INFJs are attracted to people who share their values. They want to know that they are on the same page with the people they are close to, and they are more likely to be impressed by someone who feels the same way about the world. This has the potential to be limiting as INFJs do get dug into their positions and struggle to find common ground with people who don’t fully accept their worldview.

Final Thoughts on INFJ Core Values

INFJs are peace-loving idealists who also aren’t afraid of a good fight, which perhaps the world could use more of. Are you an INFJ? What are you passionate about? Tell us in the comments!

an INFJ helping another person up a mountain
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