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.
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.
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.
Perseverant when it comes to their ideas and goals, INFJs are exceptionally decisive when it’s something they care about. As Judgers, they enjoy having things settled and are particularly happy when their decisions can change someone’s life for the better.
You’ve seen it before and perhaps been guilty of it yourself:
A Type Four who is convinced they’re a Type Six because they struggle with anxiety.
Or, a Type Seven who thinks they’re a Type Three because they’re always hustling.
Perhaps you know a Type Nine who resonates with all the types and confuses themselves with another number.
In a time of pandemic and global uncertainty, how one deals with stress is as relevant a topic as ever. And as we know, your unique Myers-Briggs personality type can play a critical role in how you manage and process stress and anxiety.
When you think of powerful types within the Enneagram, it is tempting to focus on Type 8, the Leader or Type 3, the Achiever. These outwardly focused, action-oriented individuals easily garner the attention and often admiration of others. They are strong, high-achieving personalities that get things done. But did you know that the true powerbroker in the Enneagram is really Type 9, the Peacemaker?
Recently, I asked one of my best friends to send me her music recommendations. What I got back was a playlist so varied, so cool and so completely different from my music that I couldn’t believe what I was listening to.
This friend is one of the people I feel closest to in my life but she also couldn’t be more different from me. We are total opposites. And that’s why our friendship works.
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