Beautiful. I never considered this meaning of protector! I associate 'protector' with protecting that which is enshrined, not with protecting the interests of that which is not enshrined.I will defend my values when people get overbearing with their judgments and stuff.
I will protect the innocent and helpless from harmful and toxic people. Especially children and animals.
^bingo!It makes it sound like INFJ are active in the environment and policing like some mother hen. When they are much more likely to be weirdos sitting in their room all day, avoiding the world. It is a strange type, and hard to put a label to.
I do think the type is generally motherly and protective, it is just in an unorthodox and distant way.
This is very true, I have often felt like this. But it's a subjective thing, it depends on what you understand 'protector' to mean. For me, foremost, it evokes images of a defender of the status quo, and that's not how I see myself. The other definitions of protector some have shared here are just as valid as my own though. Maybe it would be good if we could create custom titles.Have those of you who disagree with the title ever faced a situation where you've felt you had to protect somebody? I can't see how anyone could face that and not see exactly why that's who we are. In any situation where somebody I love is in trouble I will become that situations end. No matter what. Whether I have to talk a person down or literally tear the door off a man's house I will do everything I have to do to keep my people safe.
I know full well that other types will behave the same. I know full well that they may even be more capable than we are. But they will never embody it in the same way.
Nor me, certainly. Do you know why it suggests that to you? It's not something that would ever cross my mind and I'm intrigued to try to work out where the association comes from - if it's perhaps a cultural thing I've never been exposed to.This is very true, I have often felt like this. But it's a subjective thing, it depends on what you understand 'protector' to mean. For me, foremost, it evokes images of a defender of the status quo, and that's not how I see myself.