Hardwiring Happiness Compelled Me to Write this Book Review

Book Review on Hardwiring Happiness

It’s no surprise that I research obsessively, because I’m an INFJ, and being this personality type also suggests that I’m an avid reader, which I am. It did surprise me, though, when Hardwiring Happiness showed up in my life right when I needed it. It’s not the type of book I usually go for. I bounce around from self-help and psychology to young adult fiction/fantasy and comic biographies. I’m pretty fascinated by most things, although I will say that you won’t likely find me reading books on science or history (unless it’s a fiction book based in a historical time […]

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Anxiety Sucks: Natural Remedies and Tools You Can Implement Now

Anxiety tools you can implement in your life right now.

Anxiety sucks. Unfortunately, I’ve been dealing with anxiety for a long time, mostly surrounding worry and fear of the unknown (also claustrophobic). This indicates excessiveness and a tendency to live in the future, pretty standard for my INFJ personality type. Fortunately, there are plenty of easy, free tools at our disposal to help us cope. Anxiety can also come in the form of panic, different phobias, social anxiety, PTSD, OCD or any other form of anxiety that falls somewhere in between, like separation anxiety. How do you know if you have anxiety? Usually, you’ll start to recognize the symptoms happening […]

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How Music and Introverts are Intimately Connected

How introverts need to be connected to their music.

Anyone who listens to music has felt an emotional response to a particular song at some point, if not often. Introverts, highly sensitive people, empaths, or anyone internally focused will naturally experience strong emotions to much of the music they listen to. After all, music interacts directly with your brain, affecting everything from your heart rate, motivation, and anxiety levels to emotional response, focus, and memory. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato Have you ever listened to an old song because it somehow brings you […]

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Making Friends with an INFJ (or other introverted personality type)

How an INFJ can make friends.

As an introverted INFJ, it can be difficult to make friends because we’re already highly selective of who we choose to befriend (if anyone), and are better listeners than conversationalists. That is, unless you get us talking about something you know we’re passionate about. Of course, you’d have to know us well enough to know our passions. I know. It’s a conundrum. So, how do you really get to know an INFJ to the point of creating a friendship? And, how can an INFJ get out of their own way to make a new and meaningful friendship? INFJs Tend to Play […]

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Being an INFJ Mother is Mostly a Blessing

Being an INFJ Mother or Father

When I first became a mother, I had no idea I was an INFJ personality type, but looking back, I can now understand why I struggled so much. Being a mom is hard enough, but being and INFJ mother (or father) poses some unique challenges. Fortunately, it also has incredible benefits. As an INFJ mom, these values were important to me: always be true to yourself, do your best, be honest, and do the right thing. And, be in the moment (especially difficult for INFJs, so still learning). A Creative Side to INFJ Parents There are no downsides to this […]

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