I am an INFJ and I totally fit that personality type. I just feel as if I have such an issue with being highly sensitive and sometimes I really dislike feeling this way. Does anyone else strugle with this? 

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PJS (not verified) says...

I definitely struggle from this. It is hard for me to relate to everyone around and I am highly sensitive. For years I wanted to chnage this and it didn't help I had gone through certain circumstances that made things worse...I now feel that I am more comfortable with who I am, although I am still senstive but I get over things a lot quicker...its good to know they're others around...and quite honestly I would rather be sensitive than the opposite..hope this helped...wish you all the best!!

Gracie (not verified) says...

PJS,

Thanks so much for your share... I can relate 110%... being super sensitive is a full plate for sure... At age 65, I am just now learning how to deal with bad energy... found some breathing exercises online that help me calm down... by controlled, slowed breathing... my best to you on your journey. 😊 Gracie

GC (not verified) says...

Hi! 

   I can totally relate to this but I've accepted it. It's part of who we are as an INFJ and you shouldn't see it as a struggle or even dislike it. Embrace it so you can be happy with who you are. Being highly sensitive can be overwhelming but if it seems too much, try meditation/deep-breathing. Never neglect your emotions!

.M. (not verified) says...

I can relate to that! I hate the fact that I can always feel what somebody is feeling. This makes me shut down or zone out a lot. I am getting better at explaining this though. Because of that people close to me understand me better.

Tommy J (not verified) says...

I have this same attribute! I am highly sensitive, which has been proven to be good and not-so-good. Good, because I find it easy to relate to others and let them know that they matter. Not-so-good, because I can be offended easily and I tend to attach to people quickly, which makes all types of endings hard for me. However, I'm learning to embrace who I am and love myself for it. :) Like PJS said earlier, I'd much rather be more sensitive than less sensitive. Hope this helps!

Ruthie (not verified) says...

Hi Nita, I am a INFJ and highly sensitive. I found the book "The Highly Sensitive Child" by Elaine Aron helped me to understand the difference between non-sensitives, sensitives and highly sensitives in the population. We have a lot more physical receptors (nerves, tastebuds etc) so we receive a lot more information. She has some practical advice on how to manage these sensitivities and enjoy them without getting so overloaded. 

Amy Brown (not verified) says...

I am definatly very sensitive, I have accepted it. But people always tell me, I am to sensitive, I need to get stop being so sensitive. Its frustrating. I wish at times I wasnt so sensitive, but I honestly enjoy the part of me, that when someone is talking about something that has upset them, I really listen and understand them, and if the situation is a emotional, I get teary eyed, and that immediately bonds us. I guess I am who I am!

cisumcisum (not verified) says...

I have taken the Myers Briggs test like three times and gave me the most interest each time as Entertainment field.  I believe the last time it said I am an ENFJ, but do not think I find myself feeling like one uless I am both Extravert and Introvert, which is even more rare.  I always have had people sense and say I am too sensitive and I even am hard on myself.  I fit all the charachteristics of an INFJ too.  So, Idk.  We are unique and rare.  I kind of like that but its so hard to relate with others.

cisumcisum (not verified) says...

I have taken the Myers Briggs test like three times and gave me the most interest each time as Entertainment field.  I believe the last time it said I am an ENFJ, but do not think I find myself feeling like one uless I am both Extravert and Introvert, which is even more rare.  I always have had people sense and say I am too sensitive and I even am hard on myself.  I fit all the charachteristics of an INFJ too.  So, Idk.  We are unique and rare.  I kind of like that but its so hard to relate with others.

megus (not verified) says...

I don't feel that I'm too sensitive; I'm quite proud of taking issues and feelings seriously. I have been told that I am too sensitive, though. Too intense in general, really. It's sad to be seen that way.

Jfarlz (not verified) says...

I'm also an INFJ and I find that while my sensitivity makes me very perceptive of the thoughts and feelings of those around me, it also can make me feel very over-stimulated, which can result in being very reactive, or just shutting down and wanting to be on my own. I try to find coping strategies to that feeling of overstimulation - sometimes it is related to sound, intense conflict, or just a lot of emotion (good or bad), but it makes me want to remove myself from situations I probably wouldn't even notice as another personality type. Trying to find a way to quiet that spike of anxiety resulting from a world that I often find to be overwhelming.

Mildred (not verified) says...

I have been "overly" sensitive my whole life though that has changed quite a bit in the last few years. I used to think of it as a problem, and sometimes it was. For example, as a healthcare provider I had a hard time being objective and not getting too attached to my patients and so I learned to keep my emotions at bay. I then went into the legal field and any emotions I had left were quickly beaten out of me as there is no room for emotion in law; this is clearly not a profession for the INFJ type. I no longer recognize myself and am trying to get back to my sensitive side. I'd rather be overly sensitive than not feel anything at all. 

Eleana (not verified) says...

oh my gosh, Mildred, I have also found myself in the legal profession but am an INFJ. You are right a lot of times you just have to block the emotions and stress. But the analytical side of the profession I think probably does suit INFJs and I do enjoy that a lot. But yeh, negotiations, meetings, people management etc as part of the job all takes a toll I think as an INFJ.

Hvls (not verified) says...

We are children of God, he speaks through us if we listen. There is a path in life that leads to all you have been looking for, answers any un answered questions. We only put ourselves into the box of being the same as someone else, if we allow it. Truly we arent the same, but we are are all the same by physically being alive. We seek questions about ourselves and thus try to put ourselves into a box in order to understand and feel more comfortable being who we are.

 

To anyone who this connects with! You will be most satisfied becoming a better you so that you can help impact other peoples lives. Unless you disagree, then you will be most happy being less than the best you, that you can be. 

Ubaidullah shaikh (not verified) says...

Found out that iam infj, wud like to discuss with others abt how to overcome the negative traits

 

Ubaidullah shaikh (not verified) says...

Hi recently found, i am INFJ, wud like to deal with the negative traits

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