The INFJ’s Guide to Healing From Past Pain

A person of any personality type can become attached to their wounds in a way that makes them feel safe but prevents them from growing into their highest self. Some may even wear their past pain like armor, protecting them from outside criticism or unwanted feedback.

While this isn’t something that only INFJ personality types deal with, the purpose of this article is to explore what this looks like in INFJs, why it happens, and what INFJs can do about it.

Why INFJ Personalities Make Great Counselors, Whether It’s a Job or Not

INFJ personalities are gentle, sensitive, intuitive individuals who are excellent listeners and very creative. Their high level of empathy and compassion gives them the emotional intelligence to understand and sympathize with other people’s feelings, often better than they can themselves.

This personality type is known as “The Counselor” for a reason.

INFJ Versus INTJ: Five Ways to Tell These Personalities Apart

Those who type as INFJ and INTJ on the Myers and Briggs personality system share a lot of traits and behaviors, which sometimes makes it difficult to tell them apart. This happens because both types use Introverted Intuition (Ni) as their dominant function, which means they seek to understand the deeper meaning of life and look for patterns that can help them discover what’s underneath the surface.

How To Tell The Difference Between ESTJ and ISTJ (Using Celebrity Examples)

Orphaned Anne (with an e) Shirley has arrived in Green Gables, much to the surprise of ISTJ Marilla Cuthbert. But when Marilla’s neighbor, ESTJ Rachel Lynde, comes to investigate the situation, her acidic honesty makes for a painful conversation.

“Couldn’t ya send her back?” asks Rachel, when Anne steps forward.

“Well, we’re still considering on it,” mumbles Marilla.

“Considering on it? What is there to consider? I mean, a boy would have been bad enough but…”

10 Things you Can Learn About Life by Watching an ENFP

ENFPs often seem like they flit through life, moving from one party or adventure to the next. The truth is, there’s so much more below the surface than passion and spontaneity for the ENFP personality type.

When you watch closely, you’ll see that ENFPs have plenty of qualities that few get to see, but which make them excellent role models and friends. If you have an ENFP in your life, here are just a few of the lessons they can teach you. 

Categories: Self-Discovery, ENFP

Why You Fail While Others Reach Their Goals

You have plenty of goals you want to achieve. But, you’ll be the first to admit that you aren’t really making any progress.

Even worse? It feels like you’re being left behind. It’s as if you’re beginning a marathon and everybody else is whizzing past you at record speed—while you remain at the starting line with your feet stuck in the cement.

What gives? How come everybody else seems to be scoring these big wins while you stay in place? Let’s look at a few potential reasons. 

7 Reasons Why You Might Be Wrong About Your Personality Type

When I took my first 16-type test, I was in shock. “This is freakishly accurate!” I thought. “How can anyone know me this well?” Fitting into a particular Myers and Briggs personality type can fill you with a sense of reassurance and belonging. It tells you that you’re not alone, and there are other people who think and see the world in a similar way to you.

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