I have been struggling for weeks over how to begin this blog. I wanted it to have some sort of cohesive theme that made it stand out and be unique. But after over-thinking things as I always do, I figured I would simply just write what is on my mind. Even if there is just one person out there who connects with what I have to say, that will be enough for me.
Since I titled this blog INFJ thoughts, that is what it will be! No shocker there. I am new to studying the Myers–Briggs typology, but the more research I do in to my type, the more amazed I am over how accurate the descriptions are! In the past year I had done a few free MBTI tests online that all came out as INFJ, and after reading up on this personality type I knew I was definitely one.
Recently I have been struggling with finding a good career fit for me so I did a professional career assessment including the Myers-Briggs as well as the Strong Interest Inventory. Not surprisingly, the results confirmed that I am INFJ.
I just love reading up on INFJ characteristics. All of my life I felt different than others, and it is so comforting to now know why (we’re the rarest personality type!) and to know that there are others out there like me! Now I have a title to ascribe to my weirdness! When I am feeling overwhelmed by something about life, or just life in general, I’ll start googling INFJ and read others’ stories. I am so grateful for the INFJ online community and for people sharing their experiences on blogs and other social media.
In addition to being INFJ, I am also a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). I feel like having both of these traits make life a little bit harder. I don’t breeze through life like others seem to do so easily. The more learning I do about these traits though, the more I seem to understand myself and how to cope with certain situations.
I have always been one to keep my thoughts and concerns to myself, for the most part. I just live inside of my head most of the time. Sometimes it gets to the point where I drive myself crazy with all these worrying thoughts racing through my mind. I’m going to try to express myself in writing more, in hopes that it helps me organize my thoughts. I find expressing myself through writing is much easier than verbalizing. If I tried to say all of the stuff I just wrote out loud in a conversation, well, it just wouldn’t come out so smoothly!
Well if you made it this far, thanks for reading! Feel free to leave a comment or message me if any of my thoughts meant anything to you. I’d love to get to know other INFJs, introverts, HSPs, or anyone who is interested in these topics!
More to come. I’m thinking I’ll write about my educational/career path next which is a big focus in my life right now as I am going through a major shift!