Hello again, dearest reader! I am feeling very inspired to write today, so here I am again!
Tonight I plan on writing about the often paradoxical nature of INFJ thoughts and feelings. Here are some examples:
1.) As an introvert, I need alone time to recharge my batteries, but I have a constant desire to interact and make connections with people regardless. As strange as it may sound, I am an outgoing introvert.
2.) Because of the first point, many people initially mistake me as an extrovert. This is especially true if I am having a one-on-one conversation with a new person that I take a liking to. That perception usually disappears when they see me in a big group setting or when they have to figure out why I have to withdraw from the world every now and then.
3.) I am either extremely private or extremely open, depending on how I see a person’s compatibility with mine. If I like a person, they’ll know more about me in a week than many people I’ve known for years.
4.) I give amazing advice to other people about their problems, but I have trouble deciphering how to handle my own issues and feelings.
5.) I can fit in with just about any group of people, but still at times feel like I don’t truly belong with anyone at the same time. I would not call myself a social butterfly, but rather a social chameleon.
6.) I am usually very serious, but there is a silly/goofy side to me that is begging to be let out.
7.) I feel like I understand the people I meet pretty well, but I do not often feel that understanding is reciprocated.
8.) I am quick to forgive others and slow to forgive myself.
9.) I am at heart a very warm and caring person. However, when I am under too much emotional stress, I can be completely cold and calculated.
10.) I can care about someone so much that I never talk to them again (I swear I’ll write that door slam article soon… this keeps popping up in everything that I post!).
11.) Even though I feel like a kind and caring person, some people initially perceive me as aloof, distant and intense.
12.) I find sadness to be a painful emotion to experience, but I also find it beautiful at the same time. I do not run away from being sad like many people might. I feel like life as a whole should be experienced in all of its ups and downs.
13.) I am not necessarily materialistic, but I do like having quality things in my life. In other words, I have no desire to buy a Ferrari, but I do like having a comfortable mattress to sleep on and nice headphones so I can enjoy listening to music.
14.) I am open-minded to hearing new ideas, but when my intuition tells me I am right about something, I am very stubborn when it comes to changing my mind.
15.) I love the fact that I have a rare personality type, but sometimes I wish I was more like other people too.
What do you guys think? Could you relate to any (or all) of the things that I said? Let me know in the comments section. I would love to hear what you have to think. Talk to you all soon!
Seize the day!
21 October 2016 8:21 PM