Parenting, Personality Traits

The Advocate (INFJ)- Myers Briggs for Parents

Knowing your personality primary traits as a parent further impacts how you decide to parent. Read below for more on Myers Briggs The Advocate (INFJ) personality trait for parenting.

The Advocate is someone with the Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging personality traits. They tend to approach life with deep thoughtfulness and imagination. Their inner vision, personal values, and a quiet, principled version of humanism guide them in all things.

Advocates are the rarest of all personality traits.

Leaving their marks on the world, advocates are known for taking dreams and putting them into action. Advocates understand that their moves impact their own lifetime goals and dreams. As a result, meticulous steps are taken to reach these same goals.

Advocates are passionate and purposeful.

Speaking up for what’s right with conviction, advocates are known for vocalizing their truths and those of others. While this is a major trait of an advocate, there is a tendency to choose peace rather than confrontation in some situations. People with this personality type may feel called to use their strengths, including creativity, imagination, and sensitivity, to uplift others and spread compassion. Advocates live on purpose. In the event there is an injustice taking place, an advocate will voice their position as a means of living on purpose.

Advocates hold core values.

As a means of connecting with others, advocates seek time alone to reconnect and recharge. Advocates have a strong sense of self and seek to maintain this as they navigate through life and when interacting with others. Advocates seek the fix the problem but sometimes may neglect themselves in the process.

Parenting 101 for The Advocate

Advocate parents devote a large part of parenthood as a means of reflecting on how to continue to grow with their little one. Advocates seek to build independent children that can form their own ideals and beliefs. Advocates hold their children at a high expectation. Advocate parents with this personality trait tend to believe their children will live in a similar place of integrity as themselves.

Children are taught to fight for a cause at a young age.

As a result of high expectations, parents may view their children as rebellious rather then developing their own belief system.

Strengths

  • Creative
  • Insightful
  • Principled
  • Passionate
  • Altruistic

Weaknesses

  • Sensitive
  • Reluctant to open up to others
  • Perfectionist
  • Burnout often
  • Always seeks extraordinary

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