Using Your Personality Type as an Excuse for Poor Behavior

How MBTI Personality Tests can Hurt You

Knowing your personality type has become incredibly popular over the last several years. It’s now common to list it in your social networking profiles, but can a personality test be intentionally or unintentionally misused? Definitely. When my daughter brought up taking the MBTI (personality assessment) a few years back, I was not very open to the idea. I didn’t want to be categorized or put in some psychological sorting box. It seemed like I would just become a statistic in the world of personalities. Everything and everyone is categorized, classified, or labeled – religions, colors, social class, intelligence, plants, political […]

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8 Ways to Seriously Annoy an INFJ

Annoy an INFJ

Let’s hope you’re not trying to annoy an INFJ because if you are, said INFJ can and will come unglued on you at a certain point. They aren’t exactly known for their patience, except when it comes to their loved ones, but it can be a little touch and go there too. You’re likely here because you might know an INFJ, are living with one or related to one. Are you trying to figure out why your INFJ gets so moody or short with you? Or, maybe you just want to better understand their idiosyncrasies or potential triggers (especially if […]

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The Painful Stigma of Being Highly Sensitive

highly sensitive stigma

I cringe sometimes when I feel the need to explain I’m a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) because 1. I really shouldn’t feel the need to explain who I am, and 2. there’s a stigma of being highly sensitive. Plus, if I do share, I usually get an eye roll, confused look, or it gets dismissed as quickly as I’ve said it. People don’t really understand what highly sensitive means these days, because before being highly sensitive was clearly recognized as a fairly normal (20% of the population) innate trait, it already had a negative connotation. A Pervasive Negative Connotation Most […]

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A Rare Look into an INFJ ENTP Relationship

An INFJ ENTP Relationship

I’m in a long-term INFJ ENTP relationship. I have been with my ENTP husband for over 28 years. Yes, we’re in love. Yes, we have kids. And, we both work from home, so we’re around each other a LOT. And, yes, we would both do it all over again. The INFJ and ENTP relationship has two personality types who share intuition as their dominant cognitive function. Is this why we’re so compatible? In the MBTI Function Stack, we’re opposites in our secondary and tertiary functions, so is it the old adage that opposites attract? The function stack is just to […]

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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 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 number of things. For some, it creating a life you can simply walk away from. Minimalism can also mean, for each item you purchase, you must get rid of another, so as not to over accumulate items you don’t […]

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