Think INFJs are hard to figure out? Have you found yourself puzzled by an INFJ’s contradictory words and behavior? Well there’s no need to worry any more. I’ve got your quick, easy, and not-at-all-confusing guide to finding out if an INFJ agrees with you. No more will those mysterious unicorns of the personality type world confuse you in conversation. No longer will their confrontation-avoidance leave you wondering whether an INFJ actually agrees with what you’re saying or is simply making you think they do so you won’t get upset with them.
Nodding mostly means we’re listening to you, so this could really go either way. Cross-check with other signs.
Making eye contact typically means the INFJ agrees with you. Not making eye contact could mean one of three things: they disagree with you, they don’t care, or they agree with you but don’t want to admit it.
An INFJ who’s making sounds like “um-hum” while glancing away looking for an escape doesn’t agree with you. But if they’re making the same sound with eye-contact while leaning toward you and smiling, then you’re good. Probably.
INFJs don’t usually lie to people. They might let you believe something that’s not quite true, but most of us won’t give you an enthusiastic, “Oh, yes” unless we really do agree with you. However, if pressured to agree with something we don’t want to say “yes” to but won’t openly disagree with, we might say something vague or push off a requested commitment to an unspecified future date.
Open body language and leaning toward you means we’re really listening to you. We probably agree with you too, or at the very least understand and sympathize with where you’re coming from. Closed off body language, such as pulling away from you and making ourselves smaller, either means we’re agreeing reluctantly or that we’re scared to disagree with you. Neither’s good.
To check if we actually agree, ask us. An INFJ who agrees with you will be able to explain why in specific terms. A vague INFJ either doesn’t really agree with you or they haven’t thought about it enough to give you a specific answer. It may take a few weeks for you (or them) to figure out which.
An INFJ may show signs of agreeing with you when they really only mean they accept that you have a certain opinion on something. For example, an INFJ child who nods when their parents explain a rule and then still does their own thing (i.e. they accept that’s what the parent believes but still act by their own convictions). Eventually if you’re around an INFJ enough you’ll get a pretty good idea of what they actually do and don’t agree with from how they act.
So there you have it. Everything you needed to know to figure out (or get even more confused about) whether or not an INFJ agrees with you. Good luck!
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