INFPs understand that a great deal of responsibility comes with parenting. They are warm, loving, and supportive. Their idealistic nature means INFPs take the task of instilling strong values and goals in their children very seriously, and constantly aim to be good role models for their children. They always do their best to create a positive environment for their children, and are very warm and supportive parents. INFPs’ tendency to be a closed book can be beneficial when parenting. This allows them to selectively show children what emotions and behaviors they choose to. This makes INFPs great role models.
As they present themselves as role models, INFPs will also do anything to help their children grow and succeed. INFPs are willing to let their children make their own mistakes — they understand that this is part of the learning process. However, INFPs may have trouble dealing with children who are very difficult, and do not share the same values as themselves. They would rather focus on the “big picture” behind the rules, rather than being the enforcer of the rules.