36 Famous People with INFP Personality Type

Very often, it so happens that you see someone's interview on the television, or read a book, and you could so relate to the content, that it seems it's been said by you; that you're no different from them. This actually means that you guys share the same kind of personality. PsycholoGenie brings to you a list of famous INFPs with a creative and highly idealistic personality.
PsycholoGenie Staff
Last Updated: Feb 10, 2018
MBTI tools have estimated INFPs to be the ninth most common type in the population. They make up 4% of the general population.
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test has defined 16 personalities that gauge a person's behavioral, emotional, temperamental, and mental attributes. One such personality is INFP. They are popularly known as 'idealists' or 'dreamers', and 'healers'.

INFPs have a way of dealing with things. They are calm, they are shy, and they cherish harmony. Of course, they are big-time introverts, but if you get along with them, they are the nicest people you'll ever know. They have a strong intuitive power, and generally tend to rely on their guts. Writing comes to them naturally. In fact, most INFPs have been observed to convey their feelings through their writings. This is why some of the most famous authors and poets are INFPs. Other career choices include acting, singing, psychiatry, and teaching. Ponder on the list below to know some of the most popular INFP celebs. It is important to understand that the mentioned individuals have been classified as INFPs by observations, and not by specific tests. So here are some famous people with INFP personality type.
Authors/Poets
William Shakespeare
William Shakespeare - INFP
William Shakespeare
  • Professional Background:English poet, playwright, and actor; often addressed as 'England's National Poet'.
  • Date of Birth: April 26, 1564
  • Quoted: And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Henry Longfellow - INFP
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • Professional Background:American poet and educator.
  • Date of Birth: February 27, 1807
  • Quoted: Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity.
Homer
Homer - INFP
Homer
  • Professional Background: Greek author.
  • Date of Birth: B.C.
  • Quoted: Hateful to me ... is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
A. A. Milne
  • Professional Background:English author; best known for 'Winnie-the-Pooh'.
  • Date of Birth: January 18, 1882
  • Quoted: Sarcasm, directed into the blue in the hope of hitting the person you want, may not be effective, but it does relieve the feelings.
William Blake
  • Professional Background:English painter, poet, and printmaker.
  • Date of Birth: November 28, 1757
  • Quoted: If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
J. R. R. Tolkien
  • Professional Background:English writer, poet, philologist, and professor.
  • Date of Birth: January 3, 1892
  • Quoted: I [am] a mere individual ... with intense feelings more than ideas.
J. K. Rowling
  • Professional Background: British novelist; best known for the 'Harry Potter' fantasy series.
  • Date of Birth: July 31, 1965
  • Quoted: Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can ... think themselves into other people's places.
Amy Tan
  • Professional Background:American writer.
  • Date of Birth: February 19, 1952
  • Quoted: Writing is an extreme privilege but it's also a gift. It's a gift to yourself and it's a gift of giving a story to someone.
Helen Keller
  • Professional Background:American author, political activist, and lecturer.
  • Date of Birth: June 27, 1880
  • Quoted: Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Nelle Harper Lee
  • Professional Background:American novelist.
  • Date of Birth: April 28, 1926
  • Quoted: You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view.
Anne Frank
  • Professional Background: Diarist and writer; best known for 'The Diary of a Young Girl'.
  • Date of Birth: June 12, 1929
  • Quoted: Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart.
Virginia Woolf
  • Professional Background:English writer.
  • Date of Birth: January 25, 1882
  • Quoted: Every secret of a writer's soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind is written large in his works.
Actors/Directors
Johnny Depp
  • Professional Background:American actor, film producer, and musician.
  • Date of Birth: June 9, 1963
  • Quoted: People say I make strange choices, but they're not strange for me. My sickness is that I'm fascinated by ... what's underneath the surface, by the worlds inside people.
Scott Stewart Bakula
  • Professional Background:American actor; best known for his role in the 'Quantum Leap' series.
  • Date of Birth: October 9, 1954
  • Quoted: To do something for other people when they need it most just feels good.
Tom Brokaw
  • Professional Background:American television journalist, anchor, and author.
  • Date of Birth: February 6, 1940
  • Quoted: It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
Robert Pattinson
  • Professional Background:English actor, model, musician, and producer.
  • Date of Birth: May 13, 1986
  • Quoted: I'm always ready for my life to change. I'm always waiting for it to change.
Heath Andrew Ledger
  • Professional Background:Australian actor and director.
  • Date of Birth: April 4, 1979
  • Quoted: If you just be safe about the choices you make, you don't grow.
Peter Jackson
  • Professional Background: New Zealand film director, producer, and screenwriter.
  • Date of Birth: October 31, 1961
  • Quoted: Rivalry doesn't help anybody.
Lisa Kudrow
  • Professional Background:American actress, comedian, producer, and writer; popularly known for her role in 'Friends'.
  • Date of Birth: July 30, 1963
  • Quoted: I've learned you can make a mistake and the whole world doesn't end. I had to learn to allow myself to make a mistake without becoming defensive and unforgiving.
Mary-Kate Olsen
  • Professional Background:American actress, fashion designer, producer, author, and businesswoman.
  • Date of Birth: June 13, 1986
  • Quoted: I'm not great at communicating my vision - I think I use fragments instead of full sentences. Or when I try to explain ... [it comes out] wrong.
Chloƫ Sevigny
  • Professional Background:American actress and fashion designer.
  • Date of Birth: November 18, 1974
  • Quoted: I've been an outsider all my life - I don't care.
Julia Roberts
  • Professional Background:American actress and producer.
  • Date of Birth: October 28, 1967
  • Quoted: I think that I am a deeply optimistic person.
Jodie Foster
  • Professional Background:American actress, film director, and producer.
  • Date of Birth: November 19, 1962
  • Quoted: Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
Helen Hunt
  • Professional Background:American actress, film director, and screenwriter.
  • Date of Birth: June 15, 1963
  • Quoted: We all feel disabled in some way. We all feel imperfect. It's hard to be looked at for various reasons.
Singer-songwriters/Musicians
James Taylor
  • Professional Background:American singer-songwriter and guitarist.
  • Date of Birth: March 12, 1948
  • Quoted: The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time.
John Mayer
  • Professional Background:American singer-songwriter and producer.
  • Date of Birth: October 16, 1977
  • Quoted: I've never done anything because I thought it would look cool.
Jim Morrison
  • Professional Background:American singer-songwriter.
  • Date of Birth: December 8, 1943
  • Quoted: I see myself as an intelligent, sensitive human, with the soul of a clown which forces me to blow it at the most important moments.
Morrissey
  • Professional Background:English singer and lyricist.
  • Date of Birth: May 22, 1959
  • Quoted: I'm lying in my bed and I think about life and I think about death and neither one particularly appeals to me.
Florence Welch
  • Professional Background:English musician and singer-songwriter.
  • Date of Birth: August 28, 1986
  • Quoted: [I] always want things to be perfect, magical or exciting. Things can't be that way all the time so I'm constantly disappointed as well.
Fiona Apple McAfee Maggart
  • Professional Background:American singer-songwriter, pianist, and record producer.
  • Date of Birth: September 13, 1977
  • Quoted: The quick success was a bit strange to get used to.
Other Famous INFPs
Isabel Briggs Myers
  • Professional Background:American author and co-creator of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Test.
  • Date of Birth: October 18, 1897
  • Quoted: The best-adjusted people are the 'psychologically patriotic,' who are glad to be what they are.
John Kerry
  • Professional Background:American politician.
  • Date of Birth: December 11, 1943
  • Quoted: There's a time ... to be totally in quiet listening mode when somebody else's mind is open to you.
Tom Hiddleston
  • Professional Background:English actor; known for his roles in 'The Avengers' and 'Thor'.
  • Date of Birth: February 9, 1981
  • Quoted: I think we all see ourselves as the heroes in our own lives.
Joyce Brothers
  • Professional Background:American psychologist, television personality, and columnist.
  • Date of Birth: October 20, 1927
  • Quoted: A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
John F. Kennedy, Jr.
  • Professional Background:American lawyer, journalist, and magazine publisher.
  • Date of Birth: November 25, 1960
  • Quoted: Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
Erik Erikson
  • Professional Background:American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst.
  • Date of Birth: June 15, 1902
  • Quoted: The more you know yourself, the more patience you have for what you see in others.
Further Reading: Famous INFPs