All personality types have strengths and weaknesses, and INFPs have quite a long list of both as well.
INFP strengths mostly rotate around their sensitivity and good will – these traits tend to make them popular and desirable friends, partners and associates. INFP strengths:
-Desire to meet the needs of others -Ability to recognise and respect other people’s space -Flexibility and versatility -Immense capacity for love and care -Loyalty and dedication to long term relationships -Desire to cooperate, rather than dominate -Sincere concern for others -Excellent ability to express themselves -Sensitivity and responsiveness to other people’s feelings
Unfortunately, the INFP sensitivity is a double-edged sword, potentially leading to some weaknesses as well. Some of them are outlined below. INFP weaknesses:
-Craving of praise and appreciation -Perfectionist tendencies, sometimes resulting from self-criticism -Extreme hostility to conflict and criticism -Difficulties in terminating unsuccessful relationships -Tendency to blame themselves for problems encountered along the way -Tendency to be quite reserved and even shy -Very emotional reaction in stressful situations -Unwillingness to tolerate breaches of their “safe” zone -Difficulties in punishing or criticizing others