Stop Overthinking, Start Doing: 4 Tips for the Distracted INFP

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on November 14, 2016

If you're an INFP, you will be horribly familiar with the concept of "overthinking." It's when your mind gets caught in a loop, and you go over and over (and over) the same thoughts again without ever deciding what to do. Sometimes the problem is so severe, you can procrastinate for years without ever reaching a resolution.

There's nothing wrong with thinking things through, but there's a fine line between ruminating and torturing yourself over details. Here are four tips to help you stop thinking and start making your ideas fly.

How One INFP Mom Embraced Parenting Differently

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 31, 2016

I suppose it has become typical of social media. A stay-at-home mum (SAHM) wrote an article saying that although she was grateful to be a mother, being at home full-time was just awful at times. She wrote of the stress, the loneliness and the boredom. Another SAHM then wrote in reply. She slammed the first mum’s confessions as unnecessarily negative—even downright wrong. She claimed it was the biggest joy she’d known and loved every minute of it.

So the war was on.

A war of words, a war of perspectives, a war of personality and difference.

6 Things NF Types Must Do to Take Control of Their Finances

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 24, 2016

When you think about the qualities needed for successful money management, you probably associate those traits with the Sensing-Thinking personalities. It’s easy to see how those personalities—i.e., ISTJ, ISTP, ESTJ, and ESTP, with their facility for facts, data, and logic—can easily master finances.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, ENFP, ENFJ

5 Tips for Intuitive Types Who Can’t Explain Their Vision

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on October 04, 2016

Intuitives don't have trouble formulating thoughts and ideas, but often struggle to articulate the concepts that are so clearly defined in their mind. It's to do with the fact that you think in an abstract, seemingly random way. Intuition trains you to make sense of these thoughts without examining every detail. But details matter when you are trying to explain your ideas. Overlooking a word or feature can cause complete misunderstanding - as if you are speaking a different language.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, ENFP, ENFJ, INTJ, INTP, ENTP, ENTJ

6 Tips to Help Perceivers Overcome the Productivity Slump

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 17, 2016

In today's economic landscape, it's more important than ever for businesses to accomplish more with less; a process known as boosting productivity. Productive employees output more work per specific unit of time than less productive employees. It is this increased efficiency that makes the business money.

But keeping employees productive is hard work. Why? Because productivity is primarily an inside job. You can't force it on someone. It comes from within a person and, essentially, is a measure of their motivation to close down tasks within a clearly defined timeframe.

The INFP's Guide to Finding the Authentic You

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on August 15, 2016

Being yourself should be easy, shouldn’t it? You just let go and be whatever you imagine yourself to be with no masks or labels.

That’s not how the world works, though. Societal expectations, parental pressure, even a boss with an explosive temper — these and other external forces can influence our actions and make us act in an inauthentic way, presenting variations of ourselves in order to fit in.

The Introverted Intuitive's Guide to Being in the Moment

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 20, 2016

Mindfulness is the state of focusing your attention on the present moment in a purposeful and objective way. It is a conscious direction to "be in the moment;" to deliberately notice the sensations around you without forming any kind of judgment about those sensations. Proponents claim that it can shift your thoughts away from your usual preoccupations towards a calmer perspective on life.

Categories: INFJ, INFP, INTJ, INTP

The Upside to Being a Person Who Gets Bored With Everything

Clinically Reviewed by Steven Melendy, PsyD. on June 06, 2016

Do you have so many interests that you literally do not know what to do with your life? Or perhaps you have a woefully low boredom threshold and are sure that, whatever you are obsessed with now, you'll eventually lose interest and let it go—so that you can start something new and totally unrelated instead?

If so, you're not alone.

Categories: INFP, ENFP, INTJ, INTP, ENTP, ENTJ

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