Seeing the INFP villains thread, and seeing some of the downer threads in here, i wanted to ask a more positive question: who are some of your INFP role models? That is, perhaps successful INFPs, those who have made the most of our unique skill sets, or I guess any INFPs you look up to?
Here are a few of mine... I realize you cant be sure of a persons type as an outsider, but I have really strong hunches about these guys:
Cameron Sinclair: The founder of Architecture for Humanity, hes super soft-spoken, thoughtful and obviously quite idealistic and generous. I love the way he embodies our strengths: sincerely caring, being a creative and intuitive thinker, and being a great negotiator. His approach is really about empowerment; empowering individual designers and chapters to step up, recipients to participate in their projects, etc.
(he has a TED Talk and wiki page, I cant post either b/c I have only 2 posts :/ )
Hayao Miyazaki: He runs Studio Ghibli which made all the most famous anime feature films such as My neighbour Totoro, Princess Mononoke, Sprited Away, etc. This is more of a hunch from watching all these movies, but I've found that almost without a doubt at least one of the main protagonists in every movie is an NF, and often an INFP. As well, his creations usually have very deep, meaningful and idealistic undertones in them. They all tend to be very surreal and dream-like, where logic is often suspended without explanation, and people turn into pigs, boys into dragons, castles float around in the sky, etc. Needless to say I love his works, very heart-warming.
Bjarke Ingels: I'm really not so sure about him, but I definitely am considering it as I saw him talk live a couple of times. He tries to portray himself as an ENTP with his step-by-step explanations of his design process, but nothing really ever adds up the way it should. He has admitted many times that his process is based on a sort of 'promiscuity' of thought, and what people might call "web thinking". As well, he is visibly out of his element during his famous presentations; he manages to come off as charming because he sticks to a set script (even his jokes), and b/c he often makes those very novel insights that INFPs supposedly provide. Needless to say though I think hes a great designer, and I love how he makes design more approachable to the layperson, INFP or not.
(Also has some Ted Talks.)
Anyways, my role models definitely reflect my interests
. But, I would be really interested to hear if there are INFPs that you guys look up to!?