There are certain factors in each of the personalities that distinguish us from the rest of the world, but when there are certain qualities that are merged together, the formula produces a whole new type of personality. And every so often, we find a known face who is not that different from us. PsycholoGenie brings you a list of famous INFJs from all across the spectrum.
Bob Marley, a musician who became a huge symbol of “Rastafari” and a well-known figure in popular culture, belonged to the INFJ personality type.
When we go down to the basic structure of our anatomy, we realize that our DNA strands and subsequently, the genes we inherit define certain qualities that we possess. But there is more to it than just that. We are all a combination of these traits, characteristics, and ultimately personalities. Together, they make us both unique and a part of a group of people who share that specific combination of characteristics. Psychology does just that by grouping such people based on the traits that they share.
And like everything else, there is a need to relate to a known face so that we know that we are not the only ones. We bring you a list of celebrities with the INFJ personality type. But first, let us understand what an INFJ really is.
WHAT IS INFJ?
INFJ is one of 16 personality types that was defined by the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator developed by Isabel Briggs Myers and Katharine Briggs. It is based on Carl Jung’s typology that evolved from his cognitive function theories, which were deduced through clinical research. Our focus will be on the INFJ type. So, what does it stand for, you ask?
I – Introversion Preferred to Extraversion
People who are introverted tend to be quiet and reserved. They prefer to spend time either alone or in a small group, and seem to expend energy rather than gain it through social contact.
N – Intuition Preferred to Thinking
People with a higher value of N tend to rely on their intuition as well as abstract ideas to deal with the situations. They’d rather look at the big picture than deal with the minor details. They tend to ponder over future possibilities as well.
F – Feeling Preferred to Thinking
People who score higher on feeling tend to refer to personal experience when dealing with situations, rather than predetermined facts and logic. They also tend to give weight to the social implications of their actions.
J – Judgment Preferred to Perception
Such people like to plan and take quick decisions because it gives them a sense of control.
Now that we have brushed up with some info on INFPs, let’s get to know the famous people who belong to this personality type.
Date of Birth: 25 April, 1940
Description: One of the most talented actors in the industry, he has acted in legendary roles like Michael Corleone in the “Godfather” series, and as Tony Montana in “Scarface”. He had 7 Oscar nominations to his name and one win for his role as Frank Slade in “Scent of a Woman”.
Famous Quote: “My weaknesses… I wish I could come up with something. I’d probably have the same pause if you asked me what my strengths are. Maybe they’re the same thing.”
Date of Birth: 19 August, 1969
Description: Most of us know him as the strong, green Hulk or the narrator and unnamed man in “Fight Club”. But what catapulted him into fame was his Oscar-winning role in American History X and Primal Fear, which earned him an Oscar nomination. He also appears in movies such as “The Illusionist”, “25th Hour”, “The Italian Job”, “The People vs. Larry Flynt”, and “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.
Famous Quote: “Instead of telling the world what you’re eating for breakfast, you can use social networking to do something that’s meaningful.”
Date of Birth: 14 May, 1969
Description: She is a critically acclaimed actor who has two Oscars to her name, one for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for “The Aviator” and Best Actress in a leading role for “Blue Jasmine”. In all, she has 2 Oscars, 3 Screen Actors Guild Awards, 3 BAFTA Awards, and 3 Golden Globe Awards, which is a major achievement. She has also starred in “Babel”, “The Talented Mr. Ripley”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”, “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, “The Hobbit” trilogy and ” Indian Jones Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” among others.
Famous Quote: “Violence and racism are bad. Whenever they occur they are to be condemned and we should not turn a blind eye to them.”
Date of Birth: 17 April, 1985
Description: She is known for her roles in “Side Effects” and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, which earned her an Oscar and Golden Globe nominations, “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and “Her”. She oversees the Uweza foundation charity, which supports empowerment programs for children and families in one of the largest slums of Africa in Kibera (Kenya).
Famous Quote: “I am very slow to warm. I’ve always been sort of a loner. I didn’t play team sports. I am better one-on-one than in big groups.”
Date of Birth: 28 May, 1985
Description: She has acted in movies such as “Pride and Prejudice”, “Doctor Who”, “Never Let Me Go”, “Bleak House”, and “An Education” which landed her an Oscar nomination as well as the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award. She won the BAFTA Award for the same. She is the Ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and also took part in the Safe Project, which was aimed at raising awareness about sex trafficking.
Famous Quote: “I’m more the sort of person who doesn’t like hugging strangers because we don’t know each other, so we shouldn’t.”
Date of Birth: 2 November, 1966
Description: He has made us laugh and cry, and has secured a spot in our hearts forever with his role as Ross Gellar in “Friends”. He also appears in “The Band of Brothers”, “The Pallbearer”, “Six Days Seven Nights”, “Big Nothing”, and “Nothing but the Truth”. He is an active director of the Rape Treatment Center in Santa Monica, and campaigned to ban Rohypnol and GHB, which are strong muscle relaxants.
Famous Quote: “I spend half my time just living my life, and the other half analyzing it.”
Date of Birth: 29 July, 1974
Description: He led us on a journey through his fun-filled life (fictional) in “How I Met Your Mother”, and will always be engraved as Ted Mosby in our minds and hearts. He has also acted and directed “Happythankyoumoreplease” and “Liberal Arts”.
Famous Quote: “It really shocks me when I encounter people who think kindness doesn’t matter. Because I think it’s pretty much the only thing that matters.”
Date of Birth: 5 November, 1960
Description: She captivated us with her performance in her Oscar-winning role in “Michael Clayton”. She has also appeared in “The Beach”, “Burn After Reading”, and “The Chronicles of Narnia”. Her roles in “The Deep End” and “We Need to Talk About Kevin” won her 2 Golden Globe nominations.
Famous Quote: “It may be unfair of me but I do feel I know it.”
Date of Birth: 9 September, 1966
Description: One of the most hilarious men in Hollywood, he has made us roll off our seats with movies such as “Happy Gilmore”, “Mr. Deeds”, “The Waterboy”, “The Longest Yard”, “Anger Management”, “You Don’t Mess with the Zohan”, and the “Grown Ups” series amongst others. He has also donated $1 million to the Boys and Girls Club in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Famous Quote: “I definitely connected to the fact that life gets out of control and you end up doing things and wishing you were doing other things instead.”
Date of Birth: 3 August, 1979
Description: She has played a huge part in our lives when she played the role of Kate Austen in “Lost”, for which she has won multiple awards. She has also acted in “Real Steel”, “The Hurt Locker”, “Afterwards”, and “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug”. She has worked with Go Campaign, a charity organization, auctioned custom lingerie for Task Brazil, which helps provide secure housing for street children, auctioned 3 lunches to help widows and orphans in Rwanda, and auctioned a Hawaiian hike to raise money for the Sierra Club.
Famous Quote: “My heart is in helping people and in the less materialistic side of things, but there’s the side of me that’s more polished.”
Date of Birth: 9 August, 1968
Description: She has acted in the critically acclaimed role of Dana Sculley in both the “X-Files” movie and series. She has 5 Emmy Award nominations (one win) and 5 Golden Globe Award nominations with one win. She is the honorary spokesperson for the Neurofibromatosis project, supports the “Children with Tumors” organization, is an active member of PETA, a campaigner for Action for Southern Africa, and a member of the board of directors for Artists for new South Africa. She also supports Survival International, a tribal rights charity amongst others.
Famous Quote: “Be of service. Whether you make yourself available to a friend or co-worker, or you make time every month to do volunteer work, there is nothing that harvests more of a feeling of empowerment than being of service to someone in need.”
Date of Birth: 13 December,1967
Description: The man we know as Jamie Foxx was born Eric Marlon Bishop, and is an actor, comedian, and musician who has appeared in critically acclaimed films such as “Ray” (which won him an Oscar, a BAFTA, Screen Actors Guild Award, and a Golden Globe), “Collateral” (which won him another Oscar nomination), “Django Unchained”, “Dreamgirls”, and “The Soloist”. He has also appeared in “The Amazing Spider-man 2”, “Ali”, “Stealth”, “Law Abiding Citizen”, and “White House Down”. He is also a Grammy award-winning musician.
Famous Quote: “As black folks we are always sensitive. As a black person it’s always racial.”
Date of Birth: 3 January, 1956
Description: He has acted in hit movies such as “Lethal Weapon” and “Mad Max”. He also acted in, directed, and produced “Braveheart”, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Picture and Best Director, and a Golden Globe for the Best Director. He also directed and acted in the controversial film “The Passion of Christ”. He has contributed to charities like Healing the Children, El Mirador Basin project, and Angels at Risk, amongst others.
Famous Quote: “I don’t make things complicated, that’s the way they get all by themselves.”
Date of Birth: 24 January, 1986
Description: She has acted in movies like “Law Dogs”, “Pups”, “The Sixth Sense”, and “Notting Hill”, but she is best known for her role as Marissa Cooper in the TV series “The O.C”. She is the spokesperson for SAFE campaign, the TRAID campaign, Ambassador for Save the Children, and the “One Water” campaign. She is also on the board of the Lupus Research Committee.
Famous Quote: “The only way to be happy and be a more enjoyable person to be around is to embrace what you’ve got.”
Date of Birth: 29 April, 1958
Description: She is one of the most beautiful and talented actresses who started out with her role in “Scarface”. She followed this by doing movies like “Batman Returns”, “Grease”, “Hairspray”, “What Lies Beneath”, “Dangerous Minds”, and “Dangerous Liaisons”. She has won numerous awards, including the Golden Globe and the BAFTA. She supports both the Humane Society and the American Cancer Society.
Famous Quote: “For me, getting comfortable with being famous was hard – that whole side of it, the loss of anonymity, the loss of privacy. Giving up that part of your life and not having control of it.”
Date of Birth: 20 June, 1967
Description: She is a highly acclaimed actress who has appeared in films such as “Batman Forever”, “Days of Thunder”, “Far and Away”, “Australia”, “To Die For”, “Moulin Rouge”, “Eyes Wide Shut”, “The Others”, “Cold Mountain”, “The Paperboy”, “The Interpreter”, “Birth”, and “Hemingway & Gellhorn” amongst others. She has 3 Oscar nominations and one win, 2 BAFTA nominations and one win, and 2 Golden Globe Awards and 10 nominations.
Famous Quote: “I would rather be tough on myself than have other people be tough on me.”
INFJ MUSICIANS AND SINGERS
Date of Birth: 5 January, 1969
Description: He is the one of-a-kind member of his self-titled band, and his name is a mixture of Marilyn Monroe and Charles Manson. His unique appearance and musical talent has won him many fans.
Famous Quote: “I care about the people I know and love the most, but I also care about what the people I don’t know think in the sense that I want them to think and understand me in a certain way. I don’t base my life around either one, and I don’t change the way I live to please either set of people, but I do care.”
Born – Died: 25 February, 1943 – 29 November, 2001
Description: The lead guitarist of one of the most popular, most respected, and most inspiring band―the Beatles, George Harrison left a mark on all our hearts with compositions like “Here Comes the Sun”, “Something”, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”, amongst others. He was intrigued by Indian mysticism and religious movements, and his death came as a heartbreak to all. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Famous Quote: “With our love, we could save the world.”
Date of Birth: 1 November, 1962
Description: He is the front man of the popular band Red Hot Chili Peppers and has also had occasional roles in films. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Famous Quote: “Personally, I am stuck with one foot in the past and one foot in the present.”
Date of Birth: 28 March, 1986
Description: She took the world by storm with her musical talents and unique stage presence, not to mention her out-of-the-world costumes.
Famous Quote: “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.”
Date of Birth: 24 May, 1941
Description: His music has always focused on bringing to light the social, political, and moral issues of the time, and he changed the way Pop music was perceived forever with his musical finesse.
Famous Quote: “A hero is someone that understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.”
Date of Birth: 2 October, 1951
Description: He is a multi-instrumentalist, and a singer-songwriter who was a member of the band The Police, before he ventured out on a solo career. He has a varied music style and skill set that incorporates many different genres, which has won him 16 Grammy Awards, one Emmy, one Golden Globe and one Oscar nomination. He has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Famous Quote: “When the world is running down, you make the best of what’s still around.”
Date of Birth: 7 October, 1968
Description: He is the lead singer and songwriter for the bands Radiohead and Atoms of Peace. He is a multi-instrumentalist and is listed as number 18 on MTV2’s list of Greatest Singers of All Time.
Famous Quote: “The people in charge, globally, are maniacs. They are maniacs, and unless we do something about it these people are going to deprive us of a future.”
Date of Birth: 7 June, 1958
Description: With an insane vocal range and an eccentric style, the artist formerly known as Prince has won 7 Grammy Awards, one Oscar, and a Golden Globe. He has also been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Famous Quote: “Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”
INFJ POLITICAL AND RELIGIOUS FIGURES
MAHATMA GANDHI: Political Leader
Born – Died: 2 October, 1869 – 30 January, 1948
Famous Quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”
THOMAS JEFFERSON: 3rd President of U.S.A.
Born – Died: 13 April, 1743- 4 July, 1826
Famous Quote: “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.”
Born – Died: 7-2 B.C- 30-33 A.D
Famous Quote: “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”
MARTIN VAN BUREN: 8th President of U.S.A.
Born – Died: 5 December, 1782- 24 July, 1862
Famous Quote: “No evil can result from its inhibition more pernicious than its toleration.”
ADOLF HITLER: Dictator
Born – Died: 20 April, 1889- 30 April, 1945
Famous Quote: “And I can fight only for something that I love, love only what I respect, and respect only what I at least know.”
CALVIN COOLIDGE: 30th President of U.S.A.
Born – Died: 4 July, 1872- 5 January, 1933
Famous Quote: “It takes a great man to be a good listener.”
ROBERT MUGABE: President of Zimbabwe
Date of Birth: 21 February,1924
Famous Quote: “There are things one must do for oneself.”
ELEANOR ROOSEVELT: First Lady of U.S.A.
Born – Died: 11 October, 1884- 7 November, 1962
Famous Quote: “We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all.”
HO CHI MINH: 1st President of Vietnam
Born – Died: 19 May, 1890- 2 September, 1969
Famous Quote: “Love other human beings as you would love yourself.”
NELSON MANDELA: 1st President of South Africa
Born – Died: 8 July, 1918- 5 December, 2013
Famous Quote: “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
WOODROW WILSON: 28th President of U.S.A.
Born – Died: 28 December, 1856- 3 February, 1924
Famous Quote: “You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world.”
JIMMY CARTER: 39th President of U.S.A.
Date of Birth: 1 October, 1924
Famous Quote: “We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles.”
INFJ PHILOSOPHERS AND SCIENTISTS
Born – Died: 428 B.C.- 348 B.C.
Famous Quote: “Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
CARL JUNG: Psychologist
Born – Died: 26 July, 1875- 6 June, 1961
Famous Quote: The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”
NIELS BOHR: Physicist
Born – Died: 7 October, 1885- 18 November, 1962
Famous Quote: “No, no, you’re not thinking; you’re just being logical.”
MOTHER TERESA: Philosopher and Activist
Born – Died: 26 August, 1910- 5 September, 1997
Famous Quote: “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
SIMONE DE BEAUVOIR: Philosopher
Born – Died: 9 January, 1908-14 April, 1986
Famous Quote: “One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.”
INFJ WRITERS AND POETS
FYODOR DOSTOYEVSKY: Author
Born – Died: 15 September, 1890- 12 January, 1976
Famous Quote: “Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.”
NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE: Author
Born – Died: 4 July, 1804-19 May, 1864
Famous Quote: “Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.”
GEOFFREY CHAUCER: Father of English Literature
Born – Died: 1343 (date unknown)- 25 October, 1400
Famous Quote: “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained”
ROBERT BURNS: Poet
Born – Died: 25 January, 1759- 21 July, 1796
Famous Quote: “There is no such uncertainty as a sure thing.”
AGATHA CHRISTIE: Author
Born – Died: 15 September, 1890- 12 January, 1976
Famous Quote: “Instinct is a marvelous thing. It can neither be explained nor ignored.”
BRIAN WILSON: Baseball Player
Date of Birth: 16 March, 1982
Famous Quote: “That’s an important lesson: if you believe in what you’re doing, don’t let other people stop you.”
DIKEMBE MUTOMBO: Basketball Player
Date of Birth: 25 June, 1966
Famous Quote: “God has put us here to prepare this place for the next generation. That;s our job. Raising children and helping the community, that’s preparing for the next generation.”
JIM MCILVANE: Basketball Player
Date of Birth: 30 July, 1972
Famous Quote: “The relationships that I made in college are invaluable and have given me a great set of friends.”
CHRIS DUDLEY: Basketball Player
Date of Birth: 22 February, 1965
Famous Quote: “I never sleep because I’m afraid of missing out on something beautiful.”
SHAWN BRADLEY: Basketball Player
Date of Birth: 22 March, 1972
Famous Quote: “You can only talk about a person’s potential for so long. After a certain point, you have to recognize that he is all he is ever going to be.”
MARK EATON:Basketball Player
Date of Birth: 24 January, 1957
Famous Quote: “I played there, so those guys can see that they’re not too far from reaching their goals. If I can be any kind of inspiration to them, that’d be great.”
FAMOUS INFJ FICTIONAL CHARACTERS
Taken From: Star Wars
Famous Quote: “I’ll not leave you here. I’ve got to save you.”
Taken From: The Simpsons
Famous Quote: “Mom, I know your intentions are good, but aren’t the police the protective force that maintains the status quo for the wealthy elite? Don’t you think we ought to attack the roots of social problems instead of jamming people into overcrowded prisons?”
Taken From: Thor & The Avengers
Famous Quote: “I never wanted the throne, I only ever wanted to be your equal!”
Taken From: Supernatural
Famous Quote: “People don’t just disappear, Dean. Other people just stop looking for them.”
Taken From: Prison Break
Famous Quote: “Oh Michael, we all know nice girls finish last.”
Taken From: The Lion King
Famous Quote: “Look inside yourself. You are more than what you have become.”
Taken From: Harry Potter Series
Famous Quote: “Happiness can be found in the darkest of times. If only one remembers to turn on the light.”
Taken From: South Park
Famous Quote: “Ike, I don’t care if you wanna grow up. I just wanna be by your side while you do it.”