Reading Books Like My Personality Type

Heyyyyyyyyyy stardust people!

(I’m really not sure what to call y’all…)

Anyway, back in…probably March I saw a video where someone read books based off or her enneagram type. Now, I’m not super into enneagrams, (I barely know my own!) but I’m super into the 16 personalities! So I got to thinking…maybe I could translate that idea into a blog post! That’s right, I’m going to be reading INFP related books.

I’m an INFP, which I feel like is a very distintive personality type.

Creative and imaginative, they happily lose themselves in daydreams, inventing all sorts of stories and conversations in their minds. These personalities are known for their sensitivity – Mediators can have profound emotional responses to music, art, nature, and the people around them.

16 Personalities

Sensitive to artistic beauty, some Mediators simply come to life in the worlds of writing, music, drama, or dance.

16 Personalities

Basically, there are a lot of INFP authors. Now, for some of these, it was hard to verify. It’s not like authors just share their personality type in their author bio! Also, personality types haven’t been around forever, so a lot of classic authors wouldn’t even have known their type.

However, I’ve found a few sites where people determine personality types of writers. The sources I found determined this based on the books these authors wrote and their quotes. Some of these authors are generally accepted to be INFPs, and I’m not going to argue there.

Anyway, but these books aren’t just from INFP authors. Some feature INFP characters, some were recommended by fellow INFPs, and some were just generally recommended for INFPs. I even found some books that fit in multiple of these categories.

From these categories, I’ve picked 11 books. Which is a lot for one blog post. So I decided to split this up into 2 posts. I can’t really give you a time frame for the next post, because I haven’t read all the books yet.

But enough with the intro! You probably came to see me read these books, right? I’m going to be sharing my thoughts on 5 books today.

The first book I’ll be reading is The Rose and the Balloon by Kirsten Fichter. She’s an INFP author, and I know that because it’s listed on her Amazon author profile. I’ve heard good things about this book, and I managed to get it for free on Amazon. Since it’s so short, I figured in the very least it’ll make it to where I’ve read another book this year! I have a hunch I’ll like it though.

Book one for this post is complete! It was a very fast read. It didn’t completely blow me away, but I did like it. And it took me about an hour to read it, so that’s pretty cool! Anyway, I liked this book and I do want to continue in this series.

The next book I’ve chosen for this post is…The Two Towers by J.R.R. Tolkien! I’m pretty sure you’ve all heard of this and most of you have probably read it. For this one, it fits in pretty much all of the categories I listed above. (except for the recommendation by a fellow INFP, though I’m sure one of the INFP’s I know would gladly recommend it) Anyway, I’ve already read the first Lord of the Rings book, so I figure why not continue?

My only issue with this book is that it is looooooooongg. I mean, the world is so intricately created that it has to be long. However, I have a short attention span. So, it takes me a while to get through long books like this. Anyway, I found an audiobook on Spotify, so that should help me get through this book.

I have already started on this, and the first chapter was about a half-hour. It was also 7 pages. What have I gotten myself into?

Anyway, that wasn’t even enough time for me to fold up a load of laundry, so maybe I’m just a slow person. I guess I’ve got 16 more hours of listening to do! 

Whew, that seemed to take a while…like 34 days to be exact. I really do enjoy the LOTR story, but I don’t enjoy how dense it all is. That being said, I can definitely see how this is a world created by an INFP. I did enjoy it, and I’ll definitely finish up the last book.

The third book I started for this post is Winnie-the-Pooh by A.A. Milne. According to a Google search for INFP authors, A.A. Milne is an INFP.

I’ve started reading this book and I absolutely adore it! I don’t know why I haven’t read this book already. The writing is beautiful, and clearly, I’m a fan of writing about stuffed animals. I don’t think this read will take very long and I’m enjoying it so much. It’s so pure and wholesome, and cute, and just simply adorable! This is exactly the sort of thing I aspire to create one day.

I really enjoyed this one! I can kind of see the INFP in it if that makes sense.

I went to the library, and I may have checked out 7 books for this challenge. Ahem, and I’m possibly leaving on a trip in two weeks, so I need to crack down and read.

Next, I’m going to read The Little Prince! I’ve heard it recommended for the INFP before, and it seems like maybe something I can read in one sitting. Let’s see!

That took about 40 minutes and that was a very well spent 40 minutes! It was such a cute book, and I can 100% see why it’s an INFP book. It’s very imaginative, and heartwarming. Also a bit sad. It’s written for children, but I enjoyed it immensely. Please, regardless of your personality type, read this book! It’s so cute, and even if you don’t end up liking it, it’s really short! 

Apparently, I have about 10 days to finish reading these, so I’m going to start another short one! It’s a collection of fairytales by Hans Christian Andersen. I have two fairytale treasuries from the library, so I may not read all the fairytales in here for this post. But I want to see what I can do! And fairytales are pretty short.

This edition that I got is really pretty! It even has illustrations. Anywho, I’m hoping to finish this pretty quickly. 

Okay, I’m just in the introduction but I can already see the INFPness. Listen to this sentence describing Hans Christian Andersen: “He was a solitary child, who lived in his imagination: making clothes for his dolls, making up stories and plays.”

Who does that sound like? 

Ooh, that was pretty great! There were a bunch of different fairytales in this book. (Thumbelina, The Snow Queen, The Ugly Duckling, The Princess and the Pea, The Wild Swans, etc.) It was very enjoyable and it kinda brings out your inner child.

As you can see, I more or less enjoyed everything! I’m breaking the post here, because of time. Make sure to tune in to the next installment to see what other books I chose for this post. Also, you can find out if I read the rest of my library books! 😉 And…my thoughts on this whole experiment.

What did you think of this concept? Have you read any of these books? Will you read any? Talk to me!


25 thoughts on “Reading Books Like My Personality Type

  1. Those books sound interesting! I have been wanting to read the Little Prince for a long time and after reading this post, I guess I should read it. I think I’ll have to try this once I get to buy books!!😀 Wow, I’m an INFP too!

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  2. So i am an INFJ any ideas about what books i should read… Bearing in mind the fact that I don’t always want to help people like nuh uh

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    1. After a quick search, I found these!
      #1 – The Little Prince
      #2 – The Divine Comedy
      #3 – Brave New World
      #4 – A Wrinkle in Time
      #5 – Crime and Punishment
      #6 – Man’s Search for Meaning
      #7 – Never Let Me Go
      #8 – And Then There Were None
      #9 – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
      #10 – The Stand by Stephen King

      A lot of these are similar to the ones on my list. Which I think would make sense, because INFPs and INFJs are kind of similar. I definitely recommend The Little Prince!
      Let me know if you read/have read any of these. I’d love to know what you think.


      1. I have read none (awkward) but am planning to read #2, #3, and #5 in near future…. let’s see!
        I have my blog out there on this website it’s name is The Spontaneous Reader….. my first blog is out too…
        Anyways i really liked your post

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