Happy Martin Luther King Day INFJs!
In the world of MBTI, Civil Rights activist and Baptist minister Martin Luther King, Jr. was considered to be a fellow INFJ.
The INFJ personality is one of sixteen Myers-Briggs personality types. INFJs are considered quite rare and make up less than one percent (1%) of the population. The quintessential and unintentional special snowflakes, INFJs are idealistic & moralistic dreamers but what sets them apart is their lack of idleness due to their Judging (J) trait. These individuals are able to take concrete steps to accomplish their goals and make positive impact that withstand the test of time.
I don't know about you all, but that's tots me and my twin MLK.
According to Truity, INFJs are creative nurturers that have a strong sense of personal integrity and want to help others realize their potential. They are dedicated and intuitive individuals who have a unique ability to sense others' emotions and motivations and will often know how someone is feeling before that person is aware of it themselves.
If you have read any of Dr. King's work or listened to his speeches, he did have the uncanny ability to see into the human condition. His activism was not merely about changing circumstances and spurring events, Dr. King wanted people to embrace change from within. I think Dr. King inherently knew that to bring about change in society, you first had to get people to see the psychology of that society. In other words, real change is an inside job, not just an outside one.
Today on Twitter, Adam Serwer, Senior Editor at The Atlantic posted the following:
Dr. King wrote, "It is important for the liberal to see that the oppressed person who agitates for his rights is not the creator of tension. He merely brings out the hidden tension that is already alive...They failed to realize that the hatred and the hostilities were already latently or subconsciously present. Our marches merely brought them to the surface." Again, as stated earlier, Dr. King knew that change in society, required the people to see the psychology of their society.
Happy Birthday Dr. King!