Famous INFJ people are those identified by the four dominant traits of Introversion, Intuition, Feeling, and Judging identified using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). INFJ celebrities are called the “Counselor” or the “Advocate” personality type because of their insightful, emphatic, and altruistic nature.
Famous INFJs choose to see the good in people, and are passionate for improving the lives of other people. They might prefer their privacy, but an INFJ’s innate creativity and perfectionism are often utilized to help those around them.
People with INFJ personality types only account for 4.8% of the population. They may be uncommon, but you can find many INFJ actors and actresses, leaders, writers, and philanthropists. Below are 32 famous people who identify as INFJ or have been identified as INFJ for their strong character traits that fit the Counselor personality type.
- John Williams
- Lady Gaga
- Lauryn Hill
- Nelson Mandela
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Carl Jung
- Eckhart Tolle
- Mahatma Gandhi
- Tori Amos
- Martin Luther King Jr.
- Adolf Hitler
- Alanis Morissette
- Florence Nightingale
- Thomas Jefferson
- Nicole Kidman
- Diane Nguyen
- Helen Keller
- Felix Mendelssohn
- Alessandro Manzoni
- Louise Brooks
- Simon Whistler
- Juan Pablo Villamil
- Paolo Borsellino
- Fairuza Balk
- Wang Wei
- Christina Rossetti
- Sarah Cothran
- Ronald Golias
1. John Williams
John Towner Williams is a famous INFJ composer, conductor, and pianist. He is known as one of America’s most successful and accomplished composers both on film and concert stage.
John Williams’ INFJ traits of creativity and perfectionism resulted in many acclaimed and successful films in Hollywood, such as Jurassic Park, the first three Harry Potter movies, and all Star Wars films. In addition to films, John Williams composed two symphonies and numerous concertos. Among Williams’ commissioned works for the concert stage are The Five Sacred Trees and Seven for Luck. Williams’ INFJ meticulousness shows in his music, resulting in seven BAFTA, 22 Grammys, four Golden Globes, five Emmys, and five Academy Awards.
With his impressive influence on music, John Williams’ received honorary degrees from 21 American universities, the 2003 Olympic Order, and the 2009 National Medal of Arts. The depth of John Williams’ INFJ personality and out-of-the-box thinking is summarized in the quote below.
“Writing a tune is like sculpting. You get four or five notes, you take one out and move one around, and you do a bit more, and eventually, as the sculptor says, ‘In that rock, there is a statue, we have to go find it.’” — John Williams
2. Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga is an American INFJ celebrity, singer, songwriter, actress, and pop icon famously known for her hit song Poker Face. Lady Gaga demonstrated her quintessential INFJ hyper-focus, creativity, and endless passion for cementing her career in the music and film industry. After releasing her debut album, The Fame, Lady Gaga released more successful albums like Born This Way and the 2014 Cheek to Cheek with Tony Bennett. The latter album earned Lady Gaga a Grammy, and another Gaga-Bennet collaboration, Love for Sale, won another Grammy in 2023.
In addition to music, Lady Gaga further showcases her INFJ meticulousness in playing the character of The Countess and the witch in American Horror Story: Hotel and Roanoke, respectively. More recently, Lady Gaga grabbed Grammy, Golden Globe, and Oscar wins for the song Shallow from her box-office hit movie A Star Is Born.
Lady Gaga further exemplifies the INFJ personality type in her sensitivity and altruism. Gaga teamed with Global Citizen and other artists for the virtual concert One World: Together at Home to raise over $127 million to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The quote below summarizes Lady Gaga’s INFJ nature.
“I feel like if you’re a really good human being, you can try to find something beautiful in every single person, no matter what.” — Lady Gaga
3. Lauryn Hill
Lauryn Noelle Hill is an American rapper, singer, and well-known INFJ. Hill was part of the hip hop group Fugees before starting a solo career and releasing her album called The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, which broke several records in the 1999 Grammy Awards. Lauryn Hill’s INFJ perfectionism and creativity allowed her to become the first woman to get nominated in ten categories in one year before becoming the first woman to win five trophies in a single night.
Hill further embodies the INFJ propensity to be withdrawn. At the height of her career, Hill surprised the music world when she decided to step away from the spotlight. Like a classic INFJ, Lauryn Hill is passionate about making the world a better place, the reason she founded the organization Refugee Camp Youth Project to serve underprivileged youth.
Although she has never married, Lauryn Hill shares five children with her long-time boyfriend, Rohan Marley. INFJs are intuitive and caring individuals. Lauryn Hill shares similar INFJ insight and empathy in the following quote.
“What was freely given to me, I freely give.” — Lauryn Hill
4. Nelson Mandela
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was the former President of South Africa and a popular INFJ and iconic symbol of the struggle for justice and equality in South Africa. Mandela’s life revolved around his INFJ integrity and passion for improving the lives of others in his country. As a result, Mandela was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the peaceful termination of the apartheid regime and became South Africa’s first democratically elected President.
Nelson Mandela wrote the book Long Walk to Freedom, which was later adapted into a movie of the same name. Mandela’s influence was featured in various films like Invictus and his official film biography Mandela.
The propensity of INFJs to isolate themselves is often seen as a weakness. But for Nelson Mandela, his crafty way of secluding himself from the police earned him the Black Pimpernel nickname. Mandela epitomizes the INFJ persona in the following quote.
“I became a creature of the night. I would keep to my hideout during the day, and would emerge to do my work when it became dark.” — Nelson Mandela
Plato was a famous INFJ and Greek philosopher from the Classical period. INFJs are known as outside-of-the-box thinkers, and Plato exudes the same INFJ intellect in the questions he raises and his teachings.
Plato’s INFJ passion for improving lives shows in his emphasis on education. Plato established the Academy, the first university in Europe, and wrote philosophical discussions like Apology to Socrates, The Republic, and Symposium. In his various works, Plato came up with the influential theory of forms, epistemology, and the concept of platonic love. But in his later years, Plato became world-weary and solitary, which aligns with the INFJ’s propensity to withdraw from others because of their introversion.
Plato embodies the quintessential empathic trait and the unwavering belief in the good in other people, common in famous INFJ people in the following quote.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.” — Plato
6. Eleanor Roosevelt
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt was a famous INFJ and American political figure and activist best-known as First Lady to her husband, former US President Franklin Roosevelt. The INFJ’s empathy and sensitivity toward other people are evident in Eleanor Roosevelt’s work as a champion of human rights and her most famous speech, The Struggle for Human Rights. Roosevelt chaired the United Nations Human Rights Committee that approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and co-chaired the Office of Civilian Defence during WWII.
During her post-White House years, Eleanor Roosevelt continued to write her daily newspaper column, My Day, and give lectures on various political and social issues. In addition, Roosevelt wrote 27 books, including It’s Up to Women, Tomorrow Is Now, and The Bases of Democracy.
In recognition of her work and influence, Eleanor Roosevelt was posthumously awarded the first ever UN Human Rights Prize. The following quote summarizes Eleanor Roosevelt’s INFJ personality, particularly the INFJ’s passion for creating a positive change in the world.
“It’s not enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.” — Eleanor Roosevelt
7. Carl Jung
Carl Gustav Jung is a popular INFJ psychologist, psychiatrist, and author who founded the field of Analytical Psychology. Through his INFJ hyper-awareness of others, insight, and focus, Carl Jung established the concepts of introverted and extroverted personalities, the theory of archetypes, and the collective unconscious. Jung’s work has influenced multiple disciplines, including psychiatry, religion, and literature.
As an author, Carl Jung wrote numerous books like Man and His Symbols, The Undiscovered Self, The Red Book, and Psychology of the Unconscious. Carl Jung married Emma Rauschenbach in 1903, seven years after he first met her when she was still a schoolgirl, and predicted that she would be his wife someday. Carl Jung demonstrates the insightful nature of the INFJ personality type in the following quote.
“Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darkness of other people.” — Carl Jung
8. Eckhart Tolle
Eckhart Tolle is a famous INFJ spiritual teacher and author of the popular self-help books A New Earth and The Power of Now. Tolle’s international best-selling books have been translated into 52 languages. INFJs are hyper-focused on helping people live better lives, something that Tolle embodies in his spiritual teaching and works. Eckhart Tolle’s idea of changing the world from within to create a more peaceful and harmonious world and spiritual transformation fit well with the Counselor’s personality type.
In addition to his visionary and spiritual teachings in books, Eckhart Tolle further embodies INFJ empathy and selfless purpose through his Eckhart Tolle Foundation. The following quote summarizes Eckhart Tolle’s INFJ nature.
“To love is to recognize yourself in another.” — Eckhart Tolle
9. Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi is a well-known INFJ, Indian lawyer, and politician. Gandhi’s INFJ altruism and passion for championing Indian independence in the most non-violent way earned him the name “Great Soul.” Among his prominent non-violent campaigns include the Quit India Movement and the Salt March. Because of Gandhi’s unwavering care for India achieving independence, a typical trait of famous INFJ people, he was unofficially revered as the Father of the Nation.
In recognition of Gandhi’s influence and works, he was named Man of the Year in 1930 and was a runner-up to Einstein’s Person of the Century award by Time magazine. The following quote captures the depth of Mahatma Gandhi’s INFJ personality.
“My life is an indivisible whole, and all my activities run into one another…they all have their rise in my insatiable love of mankind.” — Mahatma Gandhi
10. Tori Amos
Tori Amos is an American singer, songwriter, pianist, and famous INFJ. People with INFJ personality type know no bounds when it comes to creativity. Tori Amos embodies similar INFJ out-of-the-box creativity in her bold and striking music. Amos’ made a groundbreaking debut with her album Litter Earthquakes, which earned multiple Grammy nominations and has sold over 12 million copies worldwide. Tori Amos’s many greatest hits include Me and a Gun, Cornflake Girl, and Winter.
Integrity is a trait that many famous INFJ people share. Tori Amos shares a similarly strong sense of justice, as evidenced in her work as a co-founder and spokesperson for RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National Network), the largest anti-sexual violence organization in the US. The following quote sums up Tori Amos’ INFJ personality.
“You know that saying, ‘bad things don’t happen to good people?’ That’s a lie.” — Tori Amos
11. Martin Luther King Jr.
Martin Luther King Jr. is a popular INFJ minister and social activist, one of the most well-known names in American history. MLK Jr. played a key role in the civil rights movement in the mid-1950s leading up to his death. At 35 years old, MLK Jr. was the youngest man to receive a Nobel Prize at the time. A well-spoken and charismatic leader, MLK Jr. evokes INFJ traits of altruism and integrity in his fight for a greater cause. Martin Luther King Jr. passionately sought human rights and equality for African Americans through peaceful protest. His “I Have a Dream” speech, although improvised, was a true masterpiece that cemented Martin Luther King Jr.’s reputation in the US and around the world.
Martin Luther King demonstrates his Advocate personality with his strong sense of justice in the following quote.
“Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
12. Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler was the leader of the Nazi Party, held the title of dictator of Germany, and was a well-known INFJ. Hitler used his INFJ creativity to write his dangerous manifesto, Mein Kampf, while serving a prison sentence for treason. Hitler used an autocratic leadership style and had supreme authority as a Fȕhrer (chancellor). During his dictatorship, Adolf Hitler further used his INFJ out-of-the-box thinking and hyper-focus to create a formidable propaganda apparatus to promote his ideas and policies.
In his later life, Adolf Hitler showed traits of secretiveness and withdrawal, characteristics associated with the introverted INFJ. Adolf Hitler married his long-time mistress Eva Braun the day before committing suicide. Adolf Hitler, the most reviled historical figure of the 20th century, has been depicted in multiple films, such as the Academy Award-winning film Downfall.
The following Adolf Hilter quote captures the emotional personality of an INFJ.
“I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.” — Adolf Hilter
13. Alanis Morissette
Alanis Nadine Morisette is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, actress, and famous INFJ. Like a classic INFJ personality type, Alanis Morissette is a perfectionist and holds herself to a high standard, especially musically. As a result, Alanis Morissette has won one Brit Award, 14 Juno Awards, and seven Grammy Awards, with twice as many Grammy nominations. Throughout her career, Morissette has sold over 60 million albums globally, half of which are from her groundbreaking album, Jagged Little Pill, with the six-chart-topping single, You Oughta Know. Morissette further unleashed her INFJ creativity in creating hit songs like Uninvited for the 1998 movie City of Angels.
After an amazing success story in the music world, Alanis Morissette withdraws from the spotlight to focus on her family, a trait all too common for the introverted INFJ. Although she continued to put our albums, Morissette added activism to her CV, running marathons for NEDA and Equality Now, which aligns well with the Advocate personality. The following quote summarizes the depth of Alanis Morissette’s INFJ nature.
“Being a sensitive empath is a beautiful thing as an artist, and it fosters a deep burning curiosity about why we do the things we do.” — Alanis Morissette
14. Florence Nightingale
Florence Nightingale was a popular INFJ statistician, nurse, and social reformer famously known as The Lady with the Lamp. INFJs are known to be keen observers and naturally caring. Florence Nightingale embodied the same INFJ penetrating mind and altruism in reducing the hospital fatality rate of soldiers during the Crimean War, which later influenced her career and advocacy for sanitary living conditions. Her experiences and the INFJ’s meticulousness in data-gathering helped form a Royal Commission for the betterment of the health of the British Army. And as a result, Florence Nightingale was elected as the first woman to become a member of the Royal Statistical Society.
Florence Nightingale wrote over 150 books and reports on health-related issues, such as Notes of Nursing: What it is and, What it is Not. She became a recluse for the last half part of her life, a trait typical for famous INFJ people. However, Nightingale remained a substantial influence in nursing and public health through books, presentations, and letters.
The following quote captures Florence Nightingale’s INFJ personality.
“Patriotism is not enough. There must be no hatred or bitterness for anyone.” — Florence Nightingale
15. Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson was a well-known INFJ statesman, diplomat, and philosopher who served as the third US President. Jefferson embodies the Advocate personality type as a spokesman for democracy and as the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Most notably, Thomas Jefferson advocated for the total separation of the church and state, wrote the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom, and founded the University of Virginia.
As a statesman, Thomas Jefferson is known for his democratic leadership style and his patience and willingness to hear others’ opinions, typical for famous INFJ people who are attentive listeners. The following quote summarizes Thomas Jefferson’s INFJ nature.
“I have no fear that the result of our experiment will be that men may be trusted to govern themselves.” — Thomas Jefferson
Zendaya Maree Stoermer Coleman is an INFJ celebrity, actress, singer, and dancer who rose to fame for her comedic portrayals on the Disney Channel. Zendaya got her first big film break in The Greatest Showman, followed by Spider-Man: Homecoming and Spider-Man: Far From Home. Her sensitive and empathetic INFJ traits made her a compelling actress, able to slip into the characters she plays with so much brilliance. Zendaya embodies the same INFJ sensitivity in her haunting performance as Rue in Euphoria, which earned her a Primetime Emmy award, making her the youngest to receive the outstanding lead actress award at the time.
Motivated by her INFJ passion for leaving a positive impact on the world, Zendaya has served as an ambassador for Convoy of Hope since 2012. Although INFJs are introverted individuals, they desire meaningful relationships. Zendaya embodies a similar INFJ appreciation for nurturing close friendships in the following quote.
“The secret to a really great friendship is just creating fun memories whenever you’re with that person.” — Zendaya
17. Nicole Kidman
Nicole Mary Kidman is an INFJ celebrity, actress, producer, and all-around A-list movie star. The INFJ personality type is evident in Kidman’s creativity, sensitivity, and focus on her craft—three INFJ qualities that made her a household name on the big and small screen since her breakout role in the 1989 thriller film Dead Calm. Nicole Kidman has starred in numerous notable TV shows and movies, including Big Little Lies, Moulin Rouge, Queen of the Dessert, and The Hours. In The Hours, Nicole Kidman played the role of Virginia Woolf, which earned won her first Academy Award.
In addition, Nicole Kidman has won an Emmy, Golden Globes, Critics Choice, and Screen Actors Guild throughout her career. But besides acting and producing, Kidman added writing to her repertoire, contributing to books like Grace di Monaco.
Nicole Kidman married Hollywood A-lister Tom Cruise in 1990 and divorced in 2001. Later, in 2006, Kidman married country singer Keith Urban. The following quote summarizes the empathy of famous INFJ people that Nicole Kidman emulates.
“I believe that as much as you take, you have to give back. It’s important not to focus on yourself so much.” — Nicole Kidman
18. Diane Nguyen
Diane Nguyen is a famous Vietnamese-American INFJ fictional character depicted in Netflix’s animated dark comedy BoJack Horseman. As BoJack’s ghostwriter in the story, Diane Nguyen embodies many INFJ personality traits like attentive listening, keen observation, and empathy. Diane Nguyen uses these Counselor traits to understand her subject and give him advice that he needs to hear.
Diane Nguyen further exemplifies the INFJ drive to isolate as she realized the value of being alone after her brutal divorce from Mr. Peanutbutter. The following quote depicts the Counselor personality type of Diane Nguyen.
“There’s no such thing as “bad guys” or “good guys.” We’re all just guys who do good stuff sometimes and bad stuff sometimes. And all we can do is try to do less bad stuff and more good stuff, but you’re never going to be good. Because you’re not bad. So, you need to stop using that excuse.” — Diane Nguyen
19. Helen Keller
Hellen Keller was an American author, lecturer, political activist, and an INFJ celebrity. Stricken by an incurable illness that left her deaf and blind, Helen Keller became one of the leading humanitarians of the 20th century. The Advocate personality type is depicted in Keller’s life works and activism, which includes establishing Helen Keller International to combat the causes and effects of blindness and co-founding the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
With the help of Anne Sullivan, her teacher, Keller wrote her memoir, The Story of My Life. Sullivan’s memoir later became the basis of the 1957 TV drama The Miracle Worker and the 1959 Broadway play of the same title. During her remarkable life, Helen Keller received honorary doctoral degrees from major universities in and outside the US, a Distinguished Service Medal, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and an induction to the Women’s Hall of Fame.
The following quote summarizes Helen Keller’s archetypal Advocate personality.
“True happiness…is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.” — Helen Keller
20. Felix Mendelssohn
Felix Mendelssohn was a famous INFJ composer, pianist, and conductor. The INFJ personality type shows in Mendelssohn’s creativity and meticulously that made way for a prodigious life at a very early age. At only nine years old, Felix Mendelssohn had already made his public debut, and by the age of 14, he had completed 12 string symphonies. Mendelssohn’s most notable works include the Reformation Symphony and the overture and incidental music for William Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
Felix Mendelssohn married Cecile Charlotte Sophie Jeanrenaud, and they had five children. INFJs consider their impact on others. Felix Mendelssohn shares similar INFJ sensitivity towards others in the following quote.
“Even if, in one or other of them, I had a particular word of words in mind, I would not tell anyone because the same word means different things to different people. Only the songs say the same thing, arouse the same feeling, in everyone….” — Felix Mendelssohn
21. Alessandro Manzoni
Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Antonio Manzoni was an Italian novelist, poet, philosopher, and well-known INFJ. Manzoni embodies INFJ’s creativity and sensitivity in his most famous work, the historical Italian novel called The Betrothed. Alessandro Manzoni’s novel captured the hearts of many with his passionate and sensitive depiction of the story of young peasant lovers, a book that later became the landmark of Italian literature.
Although he only wrote one novel, Manzoni authored numerous historical, religious, and philosophical works, including The Column of Infamy, The Sacred Hymns, and Epistolario.
INFJs are known for their strict value for what is right and wrong. Alessandro Manzoni shares similar INFJ integrity in the following quote.
“Bullies, oppressors, and all men who do violence to the rights of others are guilty not only of their own crimes but also of the corruption they bring into the hearts of their victims.” — Alessandro Manzoni, The Betrothed
22. Louise Brooks
Mary Louise Brooks is a popular INFJ film actress and dancer most known for her iconic bob haircut. In addition to birthing the hairstyle emblematic of the 1920s, Louise Brooks rose to fame as a silent film actress after signing with Paramount Pictures when she was still 19. But what shaped Brooks’ acting career was her INFJ traits of meticulousness and integrity, prompting her to leave the major studio after being denied the raise she was promised. Armed with the INFJ passion and creativity, Louise Brooks set out for Europe and starred in German films Diary of a Lost Girl and Pandora’s Box, both of which secured her name in film history.
In addition to acting and dancing, Louise Brooks wrote a memoir titled Lulu in Hollywood.
“Anyone who has achieved excellence in any form knows that it comes as a result of ceaseless concentration.” — Louise Brooks
23. Simon Whistler
Simon Whistler is a British media personality and a famous person with an INFJ personality type. The INFJ personality type is evident in Whistler’s out-of-the-box thinking and creativity—traits that allowed him to switch from a freelance voice-over artist and podcast host to a famous YouTube personality and an online “edutainment” leader. Whistler’s successful run on YouTube includes his programs Megaprojects, Business Nlaze, Today I Found Out, and TopTenz.
Despite a huge personality on social media channels, Simon Whistler rarely talks about his private life, a trait all too common in famous INFJ people. Although he’s married, Whistler has yet to reveal his wife’s identity.
24. Juan Pablo Villamil
Juan Pablo Villamil is a Colombian musician and famous INFJ personality type. He is best known as the banjoist, guitarist, and vocalist for the Colombian folk-pop band Morat. The INFJ personality type is apparent in Juan Pablo’s perfectionism and passion onstage. Juan Pablo and his band made an immediate splash in the Latin music scene with their debut album, Sombre el Amor y Sus Efectos Secundarios, in 2016.
Throughout his career, Juan Pablo and Morat have won the Best New Artist in the Latin Grammys and the Hit Latino Award at the Kid’s Choice Awards Mexico for this hit song, Bajo la Mesa.
25. Paolo Borsellino
Paolo Borsellino was a prosecuting magistrate, and popular INFJ remembered as Italy’s anti-mafia judge. The INFJ personality trait is clear-cut in Borsellino’s unwavering integrity and passion, which shaped his career as an Italian judge and most of his life until death. From becoming the youngest magistrate in Italy, Paolo Borsellino fought for his values in the most Advocate way. Borsellino spent most of his professional life fighting to overthrow Sicily’s Cosa Nostra. The highlight of Paolo Borsellino’s career was the Maxi Trial, which saw 338 mobsters convicted.
Borsellino’s INFJ honor was depicted in the biographical film A Judge of Honor. The following quote summarizes Paolo Borsellino’s INFJ personality, particularly the integrity common in famous INFJ people.
“It is nice to die for what you believe in; those who are afraid die every day those who are not afraid die only once.” — Paolo Borsellino
26. Fairuza Balk
Fairuza Balk is an American musician, actress, visual artist, and well-known INFJ. Balk first made a name on TV in The Best Christmas Pageant Ever before her INFJ meticulousness in her craft allowed her to beat over a thousand other girls to play Dorothy in the movie Return to Oz.
At the height of her career, Fairuza Balk decided to take another route away from the limelight, characterized by her INFJ introverted personality. Still, Balk continues to embrace her INFJ creativity in other forms, like metalsmithing and releasing music under the name Armed Love Militia, which is a collaboration with other artists. Under Armed Love Militia, Balk has released songs such as White Lilies and Dream 45.
Murubutu is an Italian singer, rapper, teacher, and popular INFJ. The INFJ personality type is apparent in how Murubutu creates his music by being creative and meticulous in making rap that conveys cultural content without losing musical style. His out-of-the-box approach to writing music, characterized by his INFJ creativity, resulted in a new musical sub-genre, didactic rap.
Murubutu’s musical activity includes forming the first hip-hop group of Reggio Emilia Kattiveria Posse before starting his solo career with the album Il Giovane Mariani e Altri Racconti. The song Anna e Marzio from his 3rd album won him the second prize at the National Competition for storytellers.
28. Wang Wei
Wang Wei was a well-known INFJ personality type in history, a Chinese poet, painter, musician, and statesman during the Tang Dynasty. INFJs are known as keen observers, a trait that Wang Wei embodies in his poems, which are famous for their imagistic clarity and focus on the minute details of nature.
As a poet, Wang Wei’s most revered works are A Green Stream, In a Retreat Among Bamboos, and Lines. Wang Wei personifies the INFJ propensity to isolate, preferring to retire to a Buddhist monastery situated on the banks of the Wang river.
The following quote captures Wang Wei’s INFJ introverted personality.
“Seated alone by the shadowy bamboos, I strum my lyre and laugh aloud; None know that I am here, deep in the woods; only the bright moon comes to shine on me.” —Wang Wei
29. Christina Rossetti
Christina Rossetti is a famous INFJ writer and one of the finest poets of the Victorian age. Rossetti printed a volume of her poems titled Verses that attracted little attention, but her first published collection, Goblin Market and Other Poems, brought her to fame. Christina Rossetti’s successful book includes her greatest poems, such as When I am dead, my dearest, and Remember.
In Rossetti’s famous sonnet, Remember, she introduced themes like love, death, and reaction to one’s death, which aligns with the sensitive and empathic nature of the famous INFJ people.
30. Sarah Cothran
Sarah Cothran is a popular INFJ singer, songwriter, and social media star who gained initial fame by posting cover songs on her TikTok page and YouTube channel. Cothran’s cover of Matt Maltese’s hit song As The World Caves In has reached over 100 million views on YouTube.
Sarah Cothran brings INFJ creativity and passion in making her dreams as a musician come true. Now signed to Republic Records and since releasing popular songs like Love Story and Poor Marionette, Sarah embodies the INFJ’s passionate nature in songwriting, as evidenced in this quote.
“When you hear my music, I hope you’re moved in some way. I want my songs to make you feel happy, joyful, or understood. I’m just a girl with a passion for music who wants to share it.” —Sarah Cothran
Pachacuti Inca Yupanqui was a well-known INFJ and the 9th Inca ruler who transformed the Inca Empire. The INFJ personality type is apparent in Pachacuti’s leadership and passion for bringing positive change to his people. In fact, his name translates to “reverser of the world.” Pachacuti’s title was appropriate enough for a ruler who led the Inca tribe on the road to prosperity, building one of the largest empires in history.
With his INFJ passion for improving the lives of his empire, Pachacuti invented the bureaucratic structure of the Inca state and reorganized and codified the Inca religion and law. In addition, Pachacuti was credited for founding Machu Picchu.
32. Ronald Golias
Ronald Golias was a Brazilian actor, comedian, and famous INFJ. Golias embodies the INFJ personality type in his warmth, sensitivity, and passion for helping others through his comedic performances. As an actor, Ronald Golias became a pioneer of Brazilian television in the 1950s in his series of comedy sketches in A Praca da Alegria. Throughout his acting career, Golias worked on projects such as Tudo Legal and A Verdadeira Historia de Romeu e Julieta.
Ronald Golias was previously married to Lucia Melo Machado.
What are the common features of INFJ famous people?
Famous INFJ people share three most common features of being insightful, principled, and empathetic. According to a study from Ball State University, famous INFJ people have great insight into people and carry strong convictions.
Mahatma Gandhi captured the core of INFJ empathy when he said, “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
The INFJ celebrities listed below embody the most common feature of famous INFJ people.
- Nelson Mandela: Nelson Mandela illustrates the INFJ’s insightfulness in acknowledging the injustice in his country and finding ways to overcome it.
- Paolo Borsellino: Paolo Borsellino was a shining example of the principled INFJ, shown in his integrity and selfless legal fight against the Sicilian mafia.
- Florence Nightingale: Florence Nightingale displayed INFJ empathy in her naturally caring nature towards the British army as a nurse.
Who are the famous actors and actresses with INFJ personality type?
Below are five famous actresses and actors with an INFJ personality type.
- Zendaya: Zendaya demonstrates INFJ creativity and sensitivity, playing the enigmatic role of Rue in the TV series Euphoria.
- Nicole Kidman: Nicole Kidman showcases INFJ’s passion and focus, allowing her to become an A-list actress whose career spans decades.
- Cate Blanchett: Cate Blanchett exhibits INFJ depth and sensitivity, preferring to take complex roles that require a great deal of emotional intelligence.
- Mel Gibson: Mel Gibson embodies INFJ integrity. In addition to taking the film world by storm, Gibson also took Hollywood by storm by speaking out against corruption in the industry.
- Al Pacino: Al Pacino is the epitome of the perfectionist INFJ, known for his meticulousness as an actor and filmmaker.
INFJs have innate creativity and sensitivity, useful traits for actors and actresses as they slide into different roles. However, introversion in many famous INFJ people may be a hindrance and push them to pull away from the spotlight occasionally.
Who are the famous economists with an INFJ personality type?
There aren’t many famous economists with an INFJ personality type, although it is an industry that INFJs would succeed in. The meticulous, highly focused, and perfectionist nature of an INFJ aligns with a profession in economics. However, introversion can keep INFJ economists out of the public eye.
Who are the famous authors and writers with an INFJ personality type?
Below are five famous authors and writers with an INFJ personality type.
- Plato: Plato displayed the INFJ personality type through his insightful theories and philosophies.
- Helen Keller: Helen Keller demonstrated the empathic and altruistic nature of the INFJ through her advocacies and activism.
- Christina Rossetti: Christina Rossetti embodies the INFJ personality type through her creativity and method of embracing themes like death in her poems.
- Fyodor Dostoevsky: Fyodor Dostoevsky demonstrated the INFJ unwavering belief in the goodness of people when he said, “I have seen the truth; I have seen and I know that people can be beautiful and happy. I will not and cannot believe that evil is the normal condition of mankind.”
- Mary Wollstonecraft: Mary Wollstonecraft embodies the Advocate personality in her activism and work, such as in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.
Writing requires imagination, which is a great path to take for INFJs with their boundless creativity and outside-of-the-box ideas. The empathic and sensitive nature of an INFJ person are strengths that can help them capture the hearts of their readers.
Who are the celebrity musicians with an INFJ personality type?
Below are five celebrity musicians with an INFJ personality type.
- Alanis Morissette: Alanis Morissette is an INFJ whose passion for creating music cannot disguise her introverted personality. Like many famous INFJ people, Alanis Morissette enjoyed life away from the spotlight.
- Lady Gaga: Lady Gaga is an INFJ whose outside-of-the-box thinking made way to create her “Gaga” persona.
- Sarah Cothran: Sarah Cothran demonstrates the INFJ passion for influencing other people through her music. The same passion allowed her to continue in her craft despite getting bullied for it when she was a teen.
- John Williams: John Williams embodies INFJ perfectionism in his music. Williams is known for his unbridled creativity and meticulousness as a composer.
- Alice Cooper: Alice Cooper exemplifies INFJ’s unbounded creativity and passion onstage. Cooper is known for his stage performances with illusions, fake blood, and pyrotechnics.
The INFJ’s naturally introverted nature can be a challenge for successful INFJ musicians who are always in the spotlight. Making music and performing are both appropriate for the uber creative and passionate INFJ, making music a worthwhile career.
Who are the celebrity athletes with the INFJ personality type?
One famous celebrity athlete with an INFJ personality type is Anthony Joshua. Joshua embodies the keen eye of an INFJ personality, which allows him to gauge his opponent’s actions. In addition, Anthony Joshua demonstrates his INFJ hyper-focus when training, as evidenced when he said: “I don’t want to walk so far back down the mountain [after a fight] that the climb is too steep to get back up. If I’m not training, at least I’m still eating right, staying hydrated, and recovering properly. That’s the way.”
The INFJ personality type is not common in famous athletes because of INFJs’ introversion, an inappropriate trait for team sports. That said, the keen observer INFJ could still excel in one-on-one sports like boxing.
Who are the most famous fictional characters with INFJ traits?
Below are the four most famous fictional characters with INFJ traits.
- Jon Snow (Game of Thrones): Jon Snow exemplifies INFJ’s integrity and honor, through his willingness to sacrifice for the good.
- Prince Caspian (The Chronicles of Narnia): Prince Caspian is brave and noble, traits that describe famous INFJ people.
- Atticus Finch (To Kill a Mockingbird): Atticus Finch represents INFJ morality and empathy. His calm wisdom is a telling sign of a classic insightful INFJ.
- Obi-Wan Kenobi (Star Wars): Obi-Wan Kenobi embodies INFJ’s introverted nature, comfortable working, and living by himself. He further demonstrates INFJ traits of altruism as he matures into a Jedi Knight.
INFJs make suitable personality types for fictional characters because their empathic and insightful nature makes them wise and well-loved.
Who are the most famous business person with INFJ personality?
Below are the two most famous business persons with an INFJ personality type.
- Michael Landon: Michael Landon embodies INFJ’s creativity in his business endeavors in Hollywood.
- Jamie Foxx: Jamie Foxx is an INFJ whose meticulousness and focus both show in his acting and business undertakings. Foxx recently took ownership of Brown Sugar Bourbon.
The INFJs out-of-the-box thinking may make entrepreneurship a good INFJ career path. However, INFJ people may easily lose focus in pursuing perfection or creativity. Additionally, famous INFJ people may be more wired to help the less fortunate than to make money.
What are the traits of an INFJ?
The traits of an INFJ include insight, focus, altruism, empathy, creativity, and perfectionism. INFJs are introverted by nature and carry a passion for improving the lives of many. Famous INFJ people pursue careers and undertakings where they can use creativity, drive, and perfectionism to create a positive change.
How did these celebrities discover they were INFJ?
Celebrities discover that they’re INFJs by taking personality tests like the MBTI personality test. But the famous INFJ celebrities in this list haven’t disclosed taking a personality test or their results. Still, we can speculate their personality type by exploring their strong traits that align with the INFJ personality type.
How do INFJs deal with popularity?
INFJs can deal with popularity well. Due to their creativity and passion, they attract the attention of others. However, their introversion requires them to withdraw and isolate occasionally. As long as famous INFJs are able to maintain their independence, they can handle the stress of popularity.
What is the INFJ population percentage?
The INFJ population percentage is 4.8%, according to research, making it one of the rarest MBTI personality types. INFJ traits are more feminine. As a result, there are significantly more women who identify as INFJ than men. INFJ females account for around 5.6% of the female population, while INFJ males account for 2.5% of the male population.
What other personality type is the best match for an INFJ?
The other personality type that is the best match for INFJ relationships are ISFJ types. Their highly empathetic nature drives both INFJs and ISFJs. Both personality types share traits like sensitivity and altruism, allowing them to help those in need.
Other personality types with INFJ compatibility include INFPs, ENFJs, and other INFJs. These personality types share the core value of helping others and building meaningful connections in the process.