INFJs may be good at many things, but dealing with conflict is certainly not our forte. If there’s one thing this personality type dislikes, it's the idea of having to confront someone. In our peace-making and harmony-seeking minds, everything should be solved without the need to argue. So when conflict arises, an INFJ will probably sweep it under the carpet, ignore it and hope it never comes up again.
INFJs are full of determination, empathy, and big dreams, but their behaviors and attitudes sometimes prevent them from reaching their full potential. But, like the other personality types of the 16-type system, INFJs have room to grow.
So why tackle the small stuff?
Because often, the most impactful changes result from minor habit adjustments. Taking care of little practices is sometimes the easiest way to help you learn about yourself, expand your personal growth journey, and get the quickest results.
Intuitive-feelers personality types — those with NF as their middle letters on the Myers and Briggs 16 type test — share many defining characteristics. But divergent life experiences create plenty of variety within the type.
The differences may be observed at the individual level. But they may also be seen through the lens of gender. Intuitive-Feeling men may think, act, and react differently than Intuitive-Feeling women. Not in every instance, but at least in some.
Judging personality types have so many strengths, but one of our greatest is the ability to thrive in a structured routine. Judgers are amazing helpers when you need someone to line up all of the details. We’re great at laying down a game plan for a vacation, organizing someone’s space, and serving as personal financial advisors. So what happens when a detail-oriented, structured being like yourself finds there is no structure?
For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with the ability to laugh at myself. While my brother is a master of self-deprecating humor, I’ve never been able to crack a joke at my past misfortunes. In fact, as an INFJ, I have this irritating tendency to fixate on my actions a lot, which often leads me to see nothing but my shortcomings. When that happens, I enter a spiral of overthinking, and lose trust in my own ability to deal with anything that’s remotely challenging.
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