Two Ways A Personality Test May be Harmful

How MBTI Personality Tests can Hurt You

Personality typing 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 preference, mood, […]

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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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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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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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