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This article not only lists the top 9 INFJ famous people but also provides you with interesting facts about these celebrities and their inspirational quotes.
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Definition of an INFJ
INFJ is the acronym used by the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) to describe introverted people who prefer to use their intuitive, feeling, and judging preferences. These preferences are used by INFJs to receive information, make decisions, and interact with the world. While INFJs tend to be quiet, serious, contemplative people who prefer solitude, they are caring, empathetic and they love to help others.
INFJs are highly ethical people with strong moral principles, and they display an unwavering commitment to their values of honesty, truth, fairness, and respect.
Like the ISFJ personality, an INFJ is guided through life by their altruistic nature. When an INFJ embarks on a humanitarian mission, a social justice initiative, or an animal rights project, nothing can quench their unextinguishable world-changing spirit.
While they are more flexible and adaptable than the ISTJ personality, INFJs still like to have a plan and maintain an organized life, which appeals to their idealistic utopian world that is full of stability, peace, and harmony.
Famous People and the INFJ Personality
As well as making their dreams come true, INFJ famous people believe it is important to use their skills, influence, and wealth to make the world a better place for everyone.
Many of the famous INFJ people on this list have not been afraid to use their positions to shake up the status quo, rebel against destructive societal and governmental practices, and challenge socio-political ideologies.
As introverts, famous INFJs draw energy from their inner world so they can get exhausted when they are working and trying to improve the world. When INFJ famous people take a break from their busy schedules, they like to shun the media’s pervasive spotlight and relax at home before embarking on their next project.
The intuition preference is extremely important for famous INFJs as it helps them to discern people’s true motivations and come up with smart practical solutions to problems.
INFJ actors use their feeling preferences to make decisions about what roles they will take and what information they are prepared to reveal in an interview.
Famous INFJs need to be especially careful when using their feeling preference as emotionally motivated decisions can make or break their career, or even ruin their reputation.
Fortunately, they can use their judging preference to help keep their emotions in check, make better decisions, and maintain stability in an unstable world.
Famous INFJ People
Eleanor Roosevelt was the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the 32nd president of the United States, and she served as the first lady from 1933-1945. She was the most widely admired and powerful woman of her time, and her pioneering human rights work continues to make an impact in the world today.
As the chair of the United Nations Human Rights Commission, Eleanor Roosevelt was instrumental in the creation of the 1948 charter of liberties, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
She was called a “First Lady of the World” by President Truman for her lifelong humanitarian achievements.
Eleanor Roosevelt is identified as an INFJ due to her compassion, empathy, “moral certitude” and her work as an “indefatigable, disciplined activist.” (Baird, Newsweek, 2007).
While she was an outspoken human rights advocate, Eleanor Roosevelt was also a private person who struggled with loneliness, and in her biography, she expressed her reluctance to fulfilling the role of First Lady.
But despite her fear, the problems in her marriage, and the tumultuous socio-cultural-political environment of the 1930s, Eleanor continued to be a “champion of human rights.”
She was incredibly generous and even donated the proceeds of her “My Day” column to the American Friends Service Committee which was actively involved in alleviating poverty in the United States and helping European refugees.
“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility. For the person who is unwilling to grow up, the person who does not want to carry his own weight, this is a frightening prospect.”
“One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”
Mohandas K. Gandhi, better known as Mahatma (“Great Soul”), or just Gandhi, was an Indian politician, social activist, spiritual leader, and writer. He was also called the Father of India and is one of the most influential men to bring independence to India.
Gandhi is particularly famous for his non-violent protests to achieve his socio-political goals, which were based on his philosophy of “satyagraha”, which means a “holding onto truth”.
On 30 January 1948, Gandhi was assassinated by a Hindu nationalist, Nathuram Godse. When Prime Minister Nehru announced Gandhi’s death, he said in his iconic speech that “the light has gone out of our lives, and there is darkness everywhere”.
Gandhi was an inspirational INFJ. Despite opposition, he was wholeheartedly committed to living out his Satyagraha philosophy which was centered on the values of moral behavior, peace, and mutual tolerance.
He was described as an “utterly selfless and gentle soul [who believed that it was his] sacred duty [to fight against] all injustice, oppression, and exploitation.” (Choudhurie, Gandhian philosophy of Satyagraha, mkhandi.org)
Gandhi also had a remarkable ability to connect with people regardless of their position in life. His passion for pursuing his ideologies motivated others to change their communities through peaceful protests.
Gandhi made such a powerful impact on the world that he is still regarded as a global humanitarian icon for social change and political reform.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
Martin Luther King
Martin Luther King Jr. was the leader of the American civil rights movement in the 1950s and 60s. His peaceful protests were not only inspired by his strong belief system but also by Gandhi’s nonviolent methods to combat racial injustice and inequality. King remains as a powerful symbol of liberty for Afro-Americans and black people everywhere.
In 1956, King led the Montgomery nonviolent bus boycott which was due to Rosa Parks’s refusal to give up her seat, and her subsequent arrest.
One of his most famous protests was in Washington in March 1963, where he delivered the memorable “I Have a Dream” speech to a crowd of 250,000 people.
Martin Luther King Jr. was named Man of the Year by Time magazine in 1963.
At the age of 35, Martin Luther King, Jr. was the youngest man to have received the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent protests against racial inequality.
In 1968, he was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
In 1986, Martin Luther King Jr. Day was declared a U.S. holiday.
Martin Luther King is an excellent example of an INFJ. He remained committed to his ideologies and struggle against racism. He had faith in a positive future and pursued his goals despite threats of violence and intimidation.
Throughout his activist career, King faced many challenges and threats to his life and family. He was arrested and assaulted and his home was bombed. But he believed that his liberty was second to fulfilling his calling: to serve humanity, fight injustice, and secure freedom for others.
He was a generous man, and when he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, he donated the $54,600 prize money to the civil rights movement.
“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Jane Goodall is a British ethologist, primatologist, wildlife conversationist, animal rights activist, and humanitarian. She is best known for her study of wild chimpanzees of the Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania.
For 60 years, Jane Goodall’s work with chimps has transformed the way the world understands chimpanzees and has helped to correct misunderstandings about these amazing animals.
Goodall is also known for her unorthodox research behavior, similarly to that of Dian Fossey, as she was willing to immerse herself in the chimp’s jungle habitat so that she could observe their daily lives, and social and family interactions, and better understand their complex society.
Jane Goodall is the perfect example of an INFJ. Her whole life has been an epic demonstration of her unwavering commitment to her convictions and values. She has sacrificed her time, finances, and comfort to achieve her dream, and is an inspiration to others.
As an introvert, she likes her solitude and even though she worked closely with Dr. Louis Leakey at the beginning of her career, she had no problem doing her research in isolation to learn more about her beloved chimps.
Despite having no qualifications when she started her ethnological research, working in a male-dominated field, and working in the dangerous African jungle, she courageously pursued her passion to make the world a better place for animals, the environment, and humans.
Her “quiet determination” and trail-blazing efforts have not only resulted in acceptance from the chimpanzee community but also the scientific community. (Nugent, Time Magazine, 2021)
Goodall also started the Roots and Hoots program that aims to empower young people so they can create change in their communities.
“Together we can ensure that captive chimpanzees have a better life. Together we can save wild chimpanzees in their forest homes.”
“There is still so much in the world worth fighting for. So much that is beautiful, so many wonderful people working to reverse the harm, to help alleviate the suffering, and so many young people dedicated to make this a better world. All conspiring to inspire us and to give us hope that it is not too late to turn things around if we all do our part.”
Al Pacino is an American film, stage, and television actor. He is one of the most prolific, hardworking actors and he has been gracing the silver screen for over 50 years. Pacino is known for his intense method-acting style, realistic portrayals of complex characters, and versatile acting ability to play crime and comedic roles.
His most memorable films include The Godfather I, II, and III, Serpico, Scarface, Dick Tracy, Glengarry Glen Ross, Scent of a Woman, Carlito’s Way, Donnie Brasco, The Insider, Once Upon a time…in Hollywood, and the House of Gucci.
As well as portraying criminals in film, Al Pacino has been one in real life. On his way to an acting job with two other actors, he was pulled over by police, who found masks, gloves, and a .38 caliber pistol in the car. He and his friends were detained and charged with possession of a concealed weapon. They were in jail for three days until the situation was resolved, and the police discovered that the weapon was a prop gun.
Al Pacino is the epitome of the mysterious INFJ personality type. INFJs have contradictory characteristics. They are perfectionists but easy-going. They are quiet and reserved but passionate about what is important to them.
Pacino has an aura of mystery about him too. He is quietly spoken in interviews, but energetic, powerful, and even frightening on screen. He has been described as being “fire and ice at the same time”, and he has even described himself as a shy person.
Despite his struggle with shyness, role rejections and film flops, Pacino remains deeply committed to this craft. He has also managed to keep his public and private life separate.
“It’s easy to fool the eye but it’s hard to fool the heart.”
“I don’t think actors should ever expect to get a role, because the disappointment is too great. You’ve got to think of things as an opportunity. An audition’s an opportunity to have an audience.”
Nicole Kidman is an American-born Australian actress and producer.
She is known for her versatile acting ability across multiple genres, her glamorous looks, her extremely tall height at nearly 5′ 11”, and her cool and calm demeanor.
Nicole Kidman started her acting career in Sydney as a teenager. She made her Australian film debut in Bush Christmas, starred in BMX Bandits, and the telefilm Bangkok Hilton.
Her big breakthrough into the American film industry came when she appeared in Days of Thunder, where she also began a relationship with her co-star Tom Cruise. She married Tom Cruise in 1990 and they divorced in 2001.
Nicole’s noteworthy credits include Batman Forever, To Die For, Moulin Rouge, The Others, The Hours, Cold Mountain, Australia, Lion, Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers, The Northman, and I Love Lucy.
As well as displaying her singing talents, Kidman received her first Academy Award nomination for her role as a dying courtesan in Moulin Rouge.
She won an Academy Award for her portrayal of Virginian Woolf in The Hours.
Nicole Kidman is a down-to-earth, kind, softly spoken person who tends to follow her heart, but she is also fiercely independent and determined to keep her family out of the limelight.
Nicole is well known for completely immersing herself in the characters she plays, and her sensitive nature has been affected by some of the roles. She recently shared that her role as a woman whose husband is on trial for murder in the HBO drama The Undoing, had a disturbing effect on her physical and mental health. (Michaels, Cheatsheet.com, 2021)
Like many other INFJ famous people, Nicole is a passionate supporter of several humanitarian charities. She has been a Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF since 2006. At her wedding to Keith Urban, guests were asked to donate money to the Sydney Children’s Hospital instead of giving the couple gifts.
“Once I start putting all my little insecurities in my mind, I’m not actually acting. Then it’s about me – and it should never be about me. It should be about the character.”
“I find trying to solve problems and save lives is far more important than my film career.”
J. K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling is an English author, philanthropist, screenwriter, and film producer. Her Harry Potter book series has sold over 500 million copies worldwide in 80 different languages and has been turned into eight blockbuster films.
She has also written other books such as Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Her crime fiction novels, The Cuckoo’s Calling, and The Silkworm were written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.
In 2012, J.K. Rowling launched Wizarding World where fans can immerse themselves in the world of her famous protagonist Harry Potter.
As well as receiving an OBE for services to children’s literature, she has received France’s Legion of Honour and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
J.K. Rowling has identified herself as an INFJ on Twitter and stated in a 2015 interview for The Guardian that she prefers meaningful conversations to small talk and feels uncomfortable in front of the camera.
She is intuitive, and compassionate, and believes it is important to use her literary success to help others and make the world a better place. She is a well-known philanthropist, and in 2005, she founded Lumos, a non-profit association that’s dedicated to ending the institutionalization of children.
J.K. Rowling also set up The Volant Charitable Trust which supports Scottish charities that alleviate social deprivation and help disadvantaged women, children, and young people, as well as other humanitarian initiatives.
“It is our choices… that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.”
“I think you have a moral responsibility when you’ve been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently.”
Melinda Gates is an American philanthropist, former computer scientist, and general manager at Microsoft. She has been ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the most influential businesswomen in the world.
In 2016 Melinda was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
In 1994, she married Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, and they were divorced in 2021.
Melinda is an author and wrote the book The Moment of Lift: How Empowering Women Changes the World, which highlights the women that have inspired her.
As an INFJ, Melinda is a hardworking, independent woman who likes to focus on future possibilities and take action to improve people’s lives. While she is goal-orientated, she is easy-going, approachable, and friendly.
Being in a relationship with one of the most powerful men in the world is a magnet for media interest and public curiosity, but Melinda Gates intensely guards her privacy.
Melinda is passionate about empowering women and committed to fighting poverty, diseases, and inequity around the world. As well as co-founding the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she also supports numerous charities such as the ONE Campaign, Save the Children, United Nations Foundation, and World Vision.
“I’m wholehearted about whatever I do.”
“The world is full of what seem like intractable problems. Often we let that paralyze us. Instead, let it spur you to action. There are some people in the world that we can’t help, but there are so many more that we can. So, when you see a mother and her children suffering in another part of the world, don’t look away. Look right at them. Let them break your heart, then let your empathy and your talents help you make a difference in the lives of others. Whether you volunteer every week or just a few times a year, your time and unique skills are invaluable.”
Edward Snowden is a former American intelligence consultant, an IT systems expert, and an NSA whistle-blower.
A highly controversial figure, Snowden is responsible for one of the most significant information leaks in US political history, when he leaked highly classified surveillance documents from the National Security Agency (NSA).
In 2009, Snowden left the CIA for the NSA where he worked as a private contractor for the companies Dell and Booz Allen Hamilton. It was during this time that he began gathering information on several NSA activities, in particular secret surveillance programs.
Snowden revealed the existence of information-gathering programs such as Pegasus spyware and Verizon, which were used by the National Security Agency (NSA), the biggest and most secretive organization in America, to spy on U.S. citizens.
In May 2013, Snowden requested a medical leave of absence and flew to Hong Kong, where he conducted interviews with journalists from The Guardian and The Washington Post.
His revelations led to changes in the laws and standards governing American intelligence agencies.
Despite being branded a traitor deserving of the death penalty, Snowden has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
Whether you see him as a hero, patriot, or traitor, Edward Snowden is a brave INFJ who is not afraid to stand up for his beliefs. His explosive revelations and bold interviews show him to be a person of courage and integrity. He is deeply committed to his principles despite adversity and threats of governmental persecution and prosecution.
Edward Snowden could have chosen to ignore the actions of the NSA and protect himself. But he chose to leak the surveillance information because he believed he had a moral duty to inform the public about the government’s violation of their privacy.
Because of his strong code of ethics and “intense passion” for truth and justice, he has lost everything dear to him. He has had to give up his home, liberty, family life, and high-paying job. (Greenwald, The Guardian, 2013)
“We’re losing our way as a society. If we don’t stand up, if we don’t say what we think those rights should be, and if we don’t protect them, we will very soon find out that we do not have them.”
“You can’t wait around for someone else to act. I had been looking for leaders, but I realized that leadership is about being the first to act.”
INFJ famous people offer up a challenge to us all. Are we prepared to make a stand for what we believe to be morally right and good despite repercussions? Are we prepared to use our time and finances and sacrifice our comfort to be world-changers?
While the world is a beautiful place, dark deeds spoil our social harmony and affect the natural world. Famous INFJs believe that their lives are conduits through which they can right the wrongs in our world and shine a light in the darkness.
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