Tori Amos – INFJ
Tori Amos grew up in a very religious household in Newton, North Carolina. Fortunately, though they had concerns, her parents were supportive of her music. She started playing piano at age 5 and was playing bars as early as age 13.
She spent her mid twenties in a group Y Kant Tori Read that included drummer Matt Sorum (The Cult, Guns ‘n’ Roses).
It wasn’t until her late twenties, with the release of her debut solo album ‘Little Earthquakes’ that she really found her voice as an artist.
As is often the case with INFJ artists, she dove into personal, controversial and heavy subject matter.
They just say “who’s interested in talking about Jesus, masturbation and rape?” and I’m like, what else is there to talk about?
INFJs’ primary cognitive function is Introverted iNtuition, which has a very objective orientation. It attempts to find patterns and associations between things in an impersonal, detached way, which leads to insights and understandings about the world. Those who use this as a primary function (INFJ, INTJ) tend to be fiercely independent thinkers – as they can only truly accept things that they understand through their own intuitive process.
I’m a classic emerald green Sixties Jaguar that nobody can own, but my husband is allowed to drive.
Introverted iNtuition is also the most rare and the most unconscious function and INJ types who use it as their primary function often feel especially different from most of the people they encounter.
I have so many different personalities in me and I still feel lonely.
For INFJs, their Introverted iNtuition is running to some degree, most of the time. In order to shut it off, which is necessary at times, it requires an immersive sensory experience, which engages their Extraverted Sensing function. One of the more constructive ways to do this is through music.
My favorite saying is, ‘If it’s too loud, turn it up.’