INFJS also seek out authenticity in their friendships. They do not like having many surface-level connections. Rather, they want to get to know people on a more meaningful level. They are able to quickly understand others’ personalities.
While INFJs are able to understand others easily, others may have trouble getting to know an INFJ. They are often seen as warm, but keep their innermost thoughts to themselves. Once INFJs form strong friendships with others, however, they are open books. INFJs often become others’ most loyal, trustworthy, and supportive friends. Although INFJs do not feel the need to keep up with others from day-to-day, once you meet a close INFJ friend, it is like no time has passed.
INFJs have a genuine interest in others, and are often perceived as wise and caring. Although they are well-liked and are widely respected, they consider themselves to have only a few close friends. They have the ability to empathize with a variety of people, but prefer for their closest friends to have similar values as themselves. In particular, INFJs may choose to avoid Sensing and Perceiving types, whose carefree attitude may conflict with their own beliefs.