Portrait of the
Idealist Healer INFP


Healers finds a tremendous sense of purpose in being a facilitator of reconciliation. They seek internal healing within themselves, external healing with others, and eternal healing with the sacred. They seek to mend those divisions which plague their private life and their relationships. They yearn to conciliate, to lead others to a place of restoration—that is, to restore lost unity, integrity, or harmony. They are the reconcilers of all that does not fit. They extend their hands to those who have been excluded, discarded, and forgotten.


When it comes to the matters of the heart, Healers can be enormously inspiring because they are willing to be vulnerable with others. They are the first to be willing to sacrifice, and the first to confess their fears, and admit their weaknesses. This kind of authenticity inspires others to engage in community by being open about their shortcomings. Healers influence others by connecting on a very personal level. They connect their own stories to their listener's stories.


Healers seek harmony, going to great lengths to avoid interpersonal conflict. They are sensitive to the feelings of others, and with sincere devotion they aim to please wherever possible. They are well aware of people and their feelings, and relate well to most others, but with some reserve. Absolute loyalty is what they provide and expect, so any act of divisiveness is considered an act of betrayal. Healers want to do things differently, by coming at a situation from an alternative, yet harmonious angle.


Compassion is defined as a "sympathetic consciousness of others' distress together with a desire to alleviate it." For Healers, their expressions of nurturing stem from their profound personal journey of redemption. Healers connect by sharing in people's suffering, challenges, difficulties, and pain. This sensitivity to pain allows them to connect with those who feel downtrodden and brokenhearted. They approach people in need with a sensitivity that is unparalleled.


Healers have a fervent aim to bring peace to the world and wholeness to themselves and their loved ones. They care deeply and passionately about others, especially for the special persons in their lives, or for a worthy cause. They live in a dynamic tension, where they intensely battle themselves, fervently seeking unity within. Their zealous cries are met with comfort in those safe places where they can confess their inner struggle. It is here, in community where they can be an inspiration for others who share similar struggles.


Healers have dreams; this is their greatest gift. Their dreams fuel them, and keep them inspired. They often hear a calling to go forth into the world to help others, and they are ready to make the personal sacrifices involved. They live for their dreams, and look for connections with others who share in their vision. Healers have a profound sense of idealism about who they are and who they hope to become. When they are convinced that their dream must be fulfilled, they believe in it, and they forge head with perseverance.

A Collection of
Idealist Healers

  • Princess Diana
  • Albert Schweitzer
  • Audrey Hepburn
  • Aldous Huxley
  • Anne Lindbergh
  • George Orwell
  • Karen Armstrong
  • Henry Dunant
  • Somaly Mam
  • Fyodor Dostoyevsky