Being inward-turning, the natural attraction is away from world and toward essence and ideal.
This introversion of dominant Feeling, receiving its data from extraverted intuition, must be the source of the quixotic nature of these usually gentle beings.
But these things don't matter at all, because once you are Real you can't be ugly, except to people who don't understand..." (the Skin Horse) Rest you, my enemy, Slain without fault, Life smacks but tastelessly Lacking your salt! It's I--Ishmael." But all remained still as before. Some INFPs have a gift for taking technical information and putting it into layman's terms.
Stuck in a bog whence naught May catapult me, Come from the grave, long-sought, Come and insult me! Brendan Kehoe's (INFP stands for Introvert, i Ntuitive, Feeling, Perceiving and represents individual's preferences in four dimensions characterising personality type, according to Jung's and Briggs Myers' theories of personality type.) INFPs live primarily in a rich inner world of introverted Feeling.
What the observer usually sees is creativity with implied good will.
Intuition spawns this type's philosophical bent and strengthens pattern perception.
The "object," be it or a mere representation of an organism, is valued only to the degree that the object contains some measure of the inner Essence or greater Good.
Indeed, NF-NT and NT-NF satisfaction rates fell within 1 percentage point of each other--a very equal evaluation indeed.
Idealists gave the lowest ratings of all to Artisans (51%) and Guardians (46%).
Later on, Myers said that if she had known about type theory, she probably wouldn't have married Chief. There is a lesson to be learned here: type is not everything, nor should it be the decisive factor in choosing your lifemate. Then too, the connections between type, attraction, love and marriage haven't been well studied yet. Tieger and Barron-Tieger (2000) found that Idealist-Idealist pairings have an average satisfaction rate of 73%--the highest attraction rating for all the NF pairings, and almost the highest possible satisfaction for all pairings. Green = Guardian, Blue = Idealist, Purple = Artisan, and Teal = Rational.
(The question is more complicated than you'd think.) You can read about this question and the various attempts to answer it here. As a further note, the Rationals had a higher satisfaction with an NF mate than with any other temperament. Now, it is a mistake to generalize by temperament--it’s frequent that types will go counter-temperament, and temperament is not the definitive factor in explaining type-based behavior most of the time (CITE)--but since we don’t have anything better to go on...