Highly sensitive people can become more easily overwhelmed when in a stimulating environment. But this doesn’t mean an HSP is weak.
INFPs need variety and personal autonomy. Don’t confine them to a box and force them to live and work the same way, every day.
“Talking to one person drains me so much that I can’t bring myself to initiate a convo with any more people.”
Discovering she’s an introvert inspired Debbie Tung to start drawing comics about her quiet, sensitive temperament.
“Thinking” personalities make decisions based on logic. Often, people wrongly assume that thinkers are cold, robotic, and void of emotion.
I used to think I was weak. Thoughts raced around my head, telling me I wasn’t good enough, I had nothing to offer, and no one cared about me.
INFJs are sensitive souls who see the world differently.
In a society designed for fast-talking, fast-moving extroverts, what do thoughtful and reflective INFPs need to be happy?
For the most part, you work on large chunks of projects independently.
In high school, a teacher loudly announced in class that I seemed like the type of quiet kid who “goes home to build bombs to blow up the school.”
Both introversion and chronic illness are incredibly misunderstood by the world at large.
When an introvert tells you they are busy this weekend, believe them. They prioritize working on their personal projects, and therefore themselves.
I used to have a terrible time vocalizing my needs as an introvert. Saying I needed time alone, or that I couldn’t come to their party, felt insanely selfish.
Many introverts and highly sensitive people are affected by seasonal changes more than others. They can easily be at risk for the winter blues.
For introverts, getting regular alone time is everything. We’re talking about your energy here. Your mental health. Your sanity.
“I’ll call you!” No, introverts don’t have a phone phobia. But we’re generally better at writing our thoughts than speaking them.
My ex-husband and I did not fight outwardly. We suffered inwardly. We thought we were good parents and spouses because we did not fight.
Introverts have somewhat different needs than extroverts. But, sadly, they may feel like they can’t say what they need.
My parents were social butterflies. Their existence was a constant stream of get-togethers, dinner invitations, and guests at all hours.
Our best day in London wasn’t the day we waited in line outside the Tower of London. It was getting lost in the quiet of Kew Garden.
First impressions can be deceiving, even for the INFJ. The more you spend time with people who may not be your “type,” the more you learn from them.
Angry, negative, and toxic people drain sensitive introverts, who need to feel emotionally safe in order to express their true thoughts and feelings.
In my fantasy world, at least a small sliver of TV provides a counter message.
Introverts get lonely, just like introverts eat three meals a day, ride bikes and brush their hair. My loneliness is a cry for connection and understanding.
Your dominant mindsets as an INFJ are Introverted Intuition and Extroverted Feeling. When you employ Feeling, you use it in an extroverted fashion.
Camp counselors. You know the type: loud, energetic, and overly friendly. Camp, as a workplace, is ideal for extroverts — and repellant to introverts.
For those with quiet exteriors and noisy interiors, we must clear the internal space and turn down the volume of our inner voices in order to truly listen.
There are times when being surrounded by people is inevitable — but it’s possible for introverts to manufacture alone time even when they’re fenced in.
An INFJ, I found myself holding back feelings, because, despite her best efforts, I simply could not believe that someone could be so accepting of me.