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.
For Enneagram Type 8s, it can be difficult to recognize when stress levels are rising. Type 8s pride themselves on always being in control so this personality type can find it hard to accept when things in their life are getting out of hand.
This personality trait means that Enneagram Type 8s really benefit from stress-relieving activities. Here are 6 ideas to help relieve stress instantly, so you can stay on top form while keeping your mind and body healthy.
As someone with a “Type A” personality, things in your life are generally going more than well because you work hard and smart to create the life that you have. There are plenty of blessings to count. Except that you often wish you were more in control of your time, mind and relationships.
Type 7 is the enthusiastic, adventure-seeker of the Enneagram with a habit of attention that tilts to the bright side. While friends and family might describe Type 7s as happy-go-lucky and relentlessly positive, they don’t often see the anxiety that’s running just below the surface. But the dark cloud of anxiety is there, and if Type 7s seem to have an almost supernatural amount of energy, it is because this drive to be on-the-go is a subconscious strategy to keep them out of anxiety’s reach.
We have a wide spectrum of options when it comes working out at home, but people are different and not every exercise regimen is going to work for every individual. The Enneagram gives us a great map to understand our habit of attention and to use that knowledge to find a workout routine that will really work for each of us. Below we offer you the best at-home workout, based on your Enneagram type.
Anyone else: “Are you okay?”
ISTJ: “I’m fine. Why?”
Anyone else: “You look down.”
ISTJ: “Best day ever.”
Anyone else: “Are you mad about something?” (ie: at me?)
ISTJ: Thin smile. Change subject. Move faster.
Anyone else: “You’re up to something, then. C’mon, you can tell me!”
ISTJ: Eye roll.
It’s no secret that INFJs love to make exciting plans about the future. Idealists to the core, we live in our own minds half of the time; cooking up ideas and gathering inspiration for our next project. Still, often those plans never come to fruition: we lose interest, become frustrated, or simply let go.
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.
Every type has its own set of unique strengths and weaknesses. While we are aware of our individual differences, it’s easy to make assumptions across the board regarding particular groups and how they operate. This becomes too apparent when we look into the types that have an "F" in their four-letter combination. Here, the assumption is that they’re going to be overtly emotional and not as logical. There’s another way to say this, and that’s to assume that people with a strong Feeling preference don't struggle emotionally. Isn’t it strange that we never phrase it this way?
The classic ENTJ personality type will always put control at the top of their list of priorities. The need for control is absolutely central to the ENTJ character. So what happens when they're faced with a situation where they have zero control—like with recent global events? Short answer: they feel a sense of loss or hopelessness that’s hard to shake off.
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