25 Struggles Only INFPs Will Understand. INFPs have been called the “Children of the Myers Briggs World”, and it’s pretty true.
True idealists, we see the best in everyone and everything, processing everything in our rich internal world and constantly dreaming about how the world could be a better place. With similar functions to ENFPs, we are often mistaken to be them. So, in light of the recent list of ENFP struggles, here’s a list of 25 things that INFPs go through. . .well, in my own head, at least. !
! 5 Things You Lose When You’re Too Busy With The Rest Of Your Life. We live in a world of movement, of busyness and racing from one moment to the next.
We’re taught to be productive and efficient so we learn to multi-task. We talk on the phone while checking our email with something playing in the background. And when we wake up, we start our days with social media, caffeine, the news, and lists of tasks to accomplish. What It’s Like To Be In Love When You Have Depression. “No one will love you until you learn to love yourself” is an easy enough phrase to believe is true.
But it’s terrifying, especially when you have depression. What if you never learn? As a teenager, it made me fear for my life as an adult. I was certain I would never be capable of being in a relationship, but I was very wrong. 6 Things You Need To Stop Caring So Much About. As a person who shoots for perfection in just about every aspect of life, this concept took me about, eh…twenty years to learn.
It’s okay not to care so much about some things. It’s actually good… for your soul. I’ve spent countless hours worrying about pointless things that do not matter in the grand scheme of life. Rationally, I knew that these things did not matter but my perfection-oriented, can’t-ever-take-a-break brain is not always the most rational companion. Love Your Past Self, Too. In this life, there will be myriad versions of ourselves we’re going to meet.
These various editions (usually referred to as phases) will sometimes be fleeting and only exist within particular moments. Other times, these stages will be more stubborn. These persistent chapters, as one would guess, are typically the most fundamental. And sometimes, they’ll be the ugly versions of us, too. And you know what? Today, there is so much discussion on the imperativeness of self-love, and yet the importance of loving our past selves doesn’t seem to receive a lot, if any, attention at all.
I Am Not My Panic Attacks. 10 years.
For just about 10 years, I have been struggling with panic attacks. It’s hard to believe it has been that long since my first attack because I remember it like it was 10 minutes ago. Throw Your Anti-Depressants Out The Window. I was back to visit my family after a long time and I hadn’t seen my little sister for many years.
She just finished high school and she was feeling somewhat depressed with her life. The rites of passage to adulthood not present anymore in our society, she lacked guidance, wasn’t too happy with her choices and wasn’t sure if she wanted to go to college. Like many young girls, she was normal. But not according to medicine. Unbeknownst to me, she went to see a doctor and he prescribed her some anti-depressants after talking with her for 30 minutes. They only treat the symptoms. 10 Ways You’re Making Your Life Harder Than It Has To Be. Why Intelligence Worship Is Stupid. As human beings, we have a tendency to value the things we’re good at and ignore everything else.
This is why, when left to its natural pace, society’s narrative of human value is one where physical beauty supersedes all other qualities. This should come as no surprise to anyone reading. Even as I lie in bed and write this article, I have two fashion tabs open in the corner of my laptop screen and a torn-up issue of Vogue spread out on my floor. Humans Are Animals Who Are Afraid Of Being Animals. Here’s something: I am in an airplane.
I am flying over the ocean, somewhere between Europe and Canada. I am drinking instant coffee and half-watching the latest episode of 24 on the iPad screen of a person sitting next to me. This whole thing would have been almost unimaginable only like two hundred years ago, but here I am. (This is a stupid and uninteresting way to start an essay but I promise it gets a little more complicated.) Humans have two very unique and powerful qualities. (Just hang in there.) Here’s something else: In the Bible, Adam and Eve decide they need to start wearing clothes only after eating from the tree of knowledge. These questions have some kind of weird implications for the whole of Christian mythology. Whatever your views are on the legitimacy of Christianity and the Bible, you sort of have to concede that the thing is designed to address and explain the root of a lot of very basic and often unspoken human anxieties.
What Happens When Someone Breaks Down Your Walls. It will be unexpected.
It will take you by irresistible force, and gently incinerate inside of you, simmering until the brutal heat of its nature pierces the very core of your being. The masonry surrounding your heart is impeccable, is impenetrable…or, at least, it used to be, until this unforeseen power dismantled your defenses. You have ceded your prize from the most dangerous war that you previously waged and won—the war against yourself. 18 Things You Are The Only One At Fault For. Though I am largely an advocate of kind words and loveliness, I am a bigger advocate of the fact that, now and again, we all need a little tough love.
Because if there’s anything we humans love, it’s playing the blame game. We like to attribute all of our dissatisfaction to anything that will diminish the fact that there are just some things in life that we are responsible for. 10 Subconscious Things You Do When You Aren’t Being True To Yourself. 6 Things Every Introvert Has To Secretly Deal With. There’s nothing wrong being an introvert, but society seems to embrace extroversion more so than the traits that we exhibit. How Introversion Is Holding You Back. Introverts are hot on the Internet right now. I read tons of articles about them pretty much every week through the course of doing research with my company, The Art of Charm.
But is it possible that “introversion” is an excuse people are using to not get out there and chase after what they want? For what it’s worth, I probably relate more to “introverts” than “extroverts.”