INFJ Flirting & Dating: How to Attract an INFJ
Each personality type has their own way of flirting and connecting with others. When it comes to romance not everyone approaches it the same or even shares the same relationship values. INFJs have a very unique approach to romantic entanglements, but they do value them very much. Some INFJs might be hesitant when it comes to romance, even though most can peg them as affectionate and open people. In truth INFJs keep so much to themselves and have many layers which make it difficult for them to feel comfortable really opening up to someone, even if they like them very much.
INFJs actually struggle more when it comes to flirting with someone they truly like. Someone they are just being friendly with they can often flirt and be rather playful right away. INFJs are funny and often more charming than even they realize, and so when they are relaxed they can flirt by making jokes and using their wit to appeal to someone. When the INFJ has started to develop real feelings for someone, or even just a strong crush, this is when their flirting style changes a bit. They become nervous to actually be too open and playful, not wanting to go too far with things. They might be afraid to really flirt at first and so it can take time for them to reach this point. The INFJ usually need the other person to make some sort of gesture or sign that they are interested in order for the INFJ to start attempting to flirt a bit.
To the INFJ flirting with someone they truly like is often much more subtle. This is when the INFJ starts wanting to dive into deep and intimate conversations. They will ask the object of their affection about their inner thoughts and feelings, wanting to really dig deep. They don’t want to flirt in a shallow way, instead they want to learn more about this person. They want to see deep into their soul for a moment and feel themselves connecting to this special someone. When this INFJs reaches this point where they want to flirt in this way, it means they are truly interested and feel something special. For the INFJ one of the most obvious signs they are flirting with someone, is simply by how much time they invest in them. They want to be around this person and show them that they are valuable and important.
In a Relationship
Some INFJs can be hesitant to enter into romantic relationships, not because they don’t want to but simply because they are nervous about opening up to someone. INFJs don’t often dive into romance freely and fearlessly, instead they are more likely to take it slow. Even when the INFJ feels something strong for someone, it takes time for them to expose the many layers of who they are. They often have steps and it is a long process for them to fully feel themselves comfortable enough to show every part of themselves. The more the INFJ trusts this person, the more they show themselves and express who they are inside. Being able to do this is probably the most exciting and terrifying thing for the INFJ, since it leaves them feeling so vulnerable.
While INFJs are loving and compassionate people towards others, that doesn’t make it easy for them to be open about what is going on inside of their own hearts and heads. This is why connected with someone romantically can take a lot of time, and patience. When the INFJ does reach this point it can really be wonderful both for them and their partner. The healthy INFJs is someone who is truly amazing in relationships, and willing to go above and beyond to make this person happy. They will do whatever it takes to always be supportive and kind, never selfish or inconsiderate. INFJs are excellent listeners who actually enjoy spending hours hearing what their partner has to say. They don’t just wait for them to finish so they can gab about themselves, instead they want to hear these things and want to feel close to the people they love. INFJs can be rather romantic people when they feel comfortable doing so, and can really find unique ways of doting on their partner.
One of the most prominent INFJs qualities is their fierce sense of loyalty and protectiveness. When they love someone the INFJ is extremely protective of them and will always stand in the way of people wanting to hurt this person. They can be a bit frightening to anyone who does hurt the person they love most, possessing a ruthless side that not everyone knows about. This is a side of the INFJ which is only exposed in these situations where someone they love has been deeply wronged or hurt.
INFJs are rarely drawn to casual dating and often find this type of thing to be exhausting. Dating in general can be draining for them, since they don’t like interactions which seem shallow and like they aren’t actually leading to something meaningful. INFJs prefer to meet someone naturally and get to know them first, so that they can be sure there is something real beneath the surface of their connections. Casual dating can feel truly insincere for the INFJ, especially since they are drained by these types of connections. INFJs really need something more substantial if they are going to invest their time into someone. Since they do actually feel content to be alone most of the time, the INFJ doesn’t really feel the need for casual dating.
What Attracts the INFJ
INFJs are often attracted to people who are passionate souls, with so much going on inside of them. They are drawn to those who possess depth and are capable of expressing this in their own unique ways. Someone who is shallow is truly appealing to the INFJ and is highly unlikely to interest them at all. They want someone with an intelligent mind and a complex way of viewing the world. These types of people are capable of teaching the INFJ something new, and this leaves them feeling excited and intrigued by their presence.
They do sometimes find themselves attracted to people who possess a certain kind of quiet confidence. They don’t enjoy those who are show offs and need to constantly boast about themselves, but instead have a sincere confidence and sureness in the way they hold themselves. This causes the INFJ to feel an instant sense of curiosity and they often want to know more about this person and what makes them tick.
Compassion and being able to really listen are also qualities the INFJ is naturally attracted to. Someone who actually shows caring towards others and is not constantly focused on themselves and their own feelings. Someone who can be supportive of the INFJs needs as well, and enjoy listening to them talk and express their feelings. Having someone who actually shows that they care and is capable of standing by them through anything, these are the things which mean the world to the INFJ. When someone has seen the many layers of the INFJ without judgement and fully accepts them, this is when they are truly going to feel happy in a relationship.