Understanding Mediator Personality



Cognitive Functions

Based upon the Jungian personality theory, the test suggests that personality is composed of a number of different cognitive functions. These functions can be focused primarily outward (extraverted) or inward (introverted). Each of these functions relate to how people perceive the world and make decisions.

The dominant function is the most prominent aspect of personality, while the auxiliary function plays a supporting role. The tertiary function has a weaker influence, but can become more apparent when a person is under stress. The inferior function is primarily unconscious and is often a point of weakness.

Developing this aspect can help people form a more balanced personality.

Inferior: Introverted Feeling

  • They experience a great depth of feelings, but as introverts they largely process these emotions internally
  • They possess an incredible sense of wonder about the world and feel great compassion and empathy for others
  • While these emotions are strong, they tend not to express them outwardly, which is why they can sometimes be mistaken as aloof or unwelcoming.

Inferior: Extraverted Intuition

  • They explore situations using imagination and what if scenarios, often thinking through a variety of possibilities before settling on a course of action
  • Their inner lives are a dominant force in personality and they engage with the outside world by using their intuition
  • They focus on the "big picture" and things will shape the course of the future
  • This ability helps make them transformative leaders who are excited about making positive changes in the world

Inferior: Introverted Sensing

  • When taking in information, They create vivid memories of the events.
  • They will often replay these events in their minds to analyze experiences in less stressful settings
  • Such memories are usually associated with strong emotions, so recalling a memory can often seem like reliving the experience itself.

Inferior: Extraverted Thinking

  • This cognitive function involves organizing and making sense of the world in an objective and logical manner
  • When faced with stress, an INFP might become suddenly very pragmatic and detail-oriented, focusing on logic rather than emotion
  • Learning to develop the extraverted thinking function can help people with this personality type create a better sense of balance.


In case of Personal Relationship

  • INFP are idealists so they tend to have high expectations - including in relationships.
  • They might hold an idealized image in their minds of their perfect partner, which can be a difficult role for any individual to fill.
  • People with this personality type care deeply about other people, yet as introverts they can be difficult to know. They do tend to become very close and deeply committed to the few that they forge close relationships with. They also dislike conflict and try to avoid it.
  • When conflicts or arguments do arise, they usually focus more on how the conflict makes them feel rather than the actual details of the argument.
  • During arguments, they might seem overly emotional or even irrational.
  • However, they can also be good mediators by helping the people involved in a conflict identify and express their feelings. Because they are so reserved and private, it can be difficult for other people to get to know them. They tend to be quite devoted to their circle of close friends and family and place a high importance on the feelings and emotions of their loved ones.1 Much of their energy is focused inwardly and characterized by intense feelings and strong values. They tend to be very loyal to the people they love and to beliefs and causes that are important to them.

Friendship Tips

  • They typically only have a few close friendships, but these relationships tend to be long-lasting.
  • While people with this type of personality are adept at understanding others emotions, they often struggle to share their own feelings with others.
  • Social contact can be difficult, although They crave emotional intimacy and deep relationships.
  • Getting to known an INFP can take time and work, but the rewards can be great for those who have the patience and understanding.

Parental Tips

  • INFP parents are usually supportive, caring, and warm.
  • They are good at establishing guidelines and helping children develop strong values.6 Their goal as parents is to help their children grow as individuals and fully appreciate the wonders of the world.
  • They may struggle to share their own emotions with their children and are often focused on creating harmony in the home.

Relationship Tips

  • As with friendships, They may struggle to become close to potential romantic partners.
  • Once they do form a relationship, they approach it with a strong sense of loyalty.1 They can sometimes hold overly romanticized views of relationships and may have excessively high expectations that their partners struggle to live up to.
  • They also tend to take comments personally while at the same time struggling to avoid conflicts.
  • If your partner is an INFP, understand that they may struggle at times to open up, be overly sensitive to perceived criticisms, and often place your own happiness over that of their own.

If they are into you

  • Let’s just say that anonymous love notes will be involved. And yes, those notes will be written in rhyming verse.


  • Strong core values and beliefs
  • Accepting and non-judgemental
  • Reflective and spiritual
  • Creative and imaginative
  • Open-minded and curious
  • Believes that we each must take our own path
  • Explores values and ideas their way
  • Does not conform to tradition, decides what’s right by themselves
  • Unconventional and offbeat
  • Empathetic and seeks to understand themselves and other people
  • Will react to a violation of their beliefs
  • Hates it when people insist that there is only one way to do things
  • Prefers interesting ideas to practicalities
  • Loves any form of self-expression


  • Loyal and devoted
  • Sensitive to feelings
  • Caring and interested in others
  • Works well alone
  • Values close relationships


  • Can be overly idealistic
  • Tends to take everything personally
  • Difficult to get to know
  • Sometimes loses sight of the little things
  • Overlooks details

Favourable Hobby to be adopted

Expressive or meditative movement

Explore contemplative movements like yoga, tai chi, qigong, ecstatic dance, various flow workouts, or whatever else you can find on your favorite video site.

Career Paths

  • They typically do well in careers where they can express their creativity and vision.
  • While they work well with others, they generally prefer to work alone.
  • They tend to be very creative, artistic, and spiritual.
  • They are often skilled with language but may prefer to express their thoughts and feelings through writing rather than speaking.
  • Because they have strong ethics and values, they also become passionate about advocating or defending their beliefs.
  • While they feel strongly about their own values, They are also interested in learning more about others and are willing to listen and consider many sides of an issue.

Popular Careers

  • Artist
  • Counselor
  • Graphic Designer
  • Librarian
  • Psychologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Social Worker
  • Writer

Some Famous Personalities

  • Helen Keller
  • Princess Diana
  • Tori Amos
  • William Shakespeare