In the world of typology, there are myths associated with each of the Myers and Briggs personalities. But one type in particular seems to get the most attention: the INFJ. Known as the rarest of all 16 types, INFJs are described as unique and mysterious. Some online sources go a step further and create a whole idealized narrative around the INFJ—making them sound far from human, which can lead to endless misconceptions.
It’s April 7th – time to put down the duster, back away from the vacuum and toss aside the laundry for National No Housework Day!
While some of us are very happy to be chore-avoiding (and would like to keep the celebration going all week long) others will actually miss doing housework. Who are these clean and conscientious people? Read on to find out!
Introverts, like Extraverts, may struggle with their stress levels, but not always for the same reasons. Since the introverted types of the 16-type system are more prone to overstimulation than their extraverted counterparts, certain types of people can unwittingly put you into a stressful response.
When Introverts become angry, they tend to hold everything inside, hiding their anger from others and even from themselves.
Or at least this is what most people think. In fact, this idea is more myth than reality.
Do you find yourself holding a grudge for months or maybe even years? Well you’re not alone. Many of us hold grudges as a way of dealing with disappointment. This is a common trait for a whole range of personality types but especially for those with a Judging preference on the Myers and Briggs personality system.
ENTJs like Kamala Harris are natural-born, innovative leaders that know how to steer a ship through troubled waters. They tend to be very strong executives -- in business or politics, able to make difficult decisions, command a room, and effectively manage and rally teams. They were born to stand out with shining self-confidence, and are not afraid to be the first -- which is very much in line with the fact that Harris has become the United States’ first-ever woman of color to take the office of Vice President.
The holiday season is a time to connect with loved ones, but it can be a stressful time for Introverts who are trying to keep up. Getting enough alone time is important to introverted types, but if they’re skipping events to be alone, they often feel a major case of FOMO. So how do you balance the much-needed time to recharge with the demanding social calendar of the holidays?
The perfect holiday period looks different for everyone. For some who type as Extraverts on a Myers and Briggs personality test, it might be a calendar filled with social events, meeting up with friends and family and getting into the holiday spirit with big crowds and parties. For Introverts, it probably involves more time enjoying the calmer aspects of the holiday season, with plenty of time for reflection.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
Or is it?
For all the fun and comfort the holiday season can bring, it’s also a hugely stressful time for many of us. So, how does each Myers-Briggs personality type deal with all the holiday shenanigans? Here are our best guesses!
It was the 2018 holiday season and my radio was keeping me company as I tended to some task in my kitchen. Soon I heard these familiar words:
It’s the hap - happiest season of all
With those holiday greetings and gay happy meetings
When friends come to call
It’s the hap - happiest season of all
“Hmph!” I thought as I listened. “Maybe some of us would find the Christmas season even happier if there weren’t quite so many people around all the time!”
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