“Tom I wanted to stop you really quick,” Alex Mathers— one of the best (and most creative) writers on Medium — said.
“I read your introvert article yesterday, and I wanted to tell you that I’m an INFJ as well.”
In an instant, a slew of lock combinations in my mind simultaneously busted open.
Just last year I met a fellow HuffPo contributor who was an INFJ. She reached out over Twitter (such an INFJ thing to do).
When I wrote my article about introverts the other day, I had a ton of people commenting saying that they, too, are INFJ’s.
Heck, even J.K. Rowling is an INFJ.
WHAT IS IT WITH US?
To research my theory further — that many INFJ’s and P’s are drawn to being writers — I went to the internet.
Popular INFJ Writers
According to Book Riot, a couple popular INFJ + INFP writers are:
Plato, Mary Wollstonecraft, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Dante Alighieri, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Agatha Christie, Charlotte Brontë, J.K. Rowling, Carl Jung, and Leo Tolstoy.
Popular INFP Writers
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Albert Camus, George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Virginia Woolf, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, A.A. Milne, Franz Kafka, Edgar Allan Poe, John Milton, William Blake, Hans Christian Anderson, William Shakespeare, Homer, and George R.R. Martin.
Why Do We Like Writing?
With my theory (somewhat) proven, I‘m now ready to take to Medium and think out loud for a couple minutes as to why this phenomenon happens.
Let’s dive right in, going through each letter in the INFJ + P personality type..
“I” - Intoverted | We Like Staying Inside
It seems that introverts in general make for great writers (duh, we just want to sit inside with our computers all day anyway #screwsociety).