Unexpected Ways Minimalism Liberates the Introvert Mind

introverts and minimalism

Introverts need minimalism, but before we get to why, what is your minimalism “style”? People interpret minimalism in different ways. Some see it as a lifestyle, with little to no attachment to things; a life you can easily walk away from. For me, that’s an extreme version of minimalism and not really my style. Some view it as form vs. function. Keep some things, but only the things that are functional. It can also be beautiful, but first and foremost, it must be useful. Others find minimalism to be a balance of having a certain amount of things. For some, […]

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The Challenge of Getting MBTI Certified as an INFJ

Getting MBTI Certified

I talk about many things on this blog, and they usually revolve around my own experience as an INFJ. This is another one of those experiences. I got MBTI certified about a year ago. Personally, becoming MBTI (Myers Briggs Type Instrument) certified was a challenging task for me, given my anxiety, but it was more than the certificate for me. My Interest was an Accident I learned I was an INFJ only a few years ago, through a test that my college-aged daughter wanted me to take after learning about MBTI in one of her college courses. I took multiple […]

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An Introvert Morning Routine I Love

Tea is part of my morning routine.

I’m an Introvert (INFJ), and I’m highly sensitive. No surprise, but this adds to the importance of having a strong morning routine, which is not always easy for me. I’ve never really been “a morning person”. My husband is, in fact, a BIG morning person. Neither one of us gets much sleep, but somehow he manages to always wake up, rarin’ to go, with a big smile on his face, and a big cup of coffee in his hand. I don’t get it. I really don’t even start to feel like myself until I’ve had a shower, but I’ve started […]

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Introvert in Captivity

Introvert in captivity.

Ever since this whole Covid-19 thing started, little jokes about the introvert knowing how to manage in a time of isolation have gone around the internet, repeatedly. I guess to some extent, it’s true. We do know how to be alone, but this situation is much more extreme than the norm, even for introverts. Being an introvert in captivity, I find myself suffering from cabin fever, which is kind of a new concept for me. I actually miss running errands. I feel my motivation for writing waning, and my ideas are few and far between. I really have to dig […]

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Not-so-obvious Jobs for INFJs

Jobs for INFJs

You’re probably already aware of some of the common jobs for INFJs that are recommended around the internet: Counselor, health care workers, artist, writer, librarian, etc, but let’s get a bit more specific, shall we? As INFJs, we are all a little bit different. One INFJ may be a bit more outgoing than another, or you may be one who is deeply entrenched in perfectionism and organization, where as another INFJ may just like a little less clutter. You have to know what your strengths and weaknesses are. And, this will differ slightly from one INFJ to the next. Honestly, […]

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