Are you an introvert or an extravert? As an introvert and an INFJ, I know that introverts are often misunderstood. But the question is… if you’re an introvert, do you think that there is too much focus on the idea on how “nobody gets you,” or how you’re “so misunderstood?” I’m gonna need your opinion on this one folks.
As introverts, are we lacking room for growth if we’re only focusing on how misunderstood we are? If you’re an INFJ (or you know one), you know that being present can be tough. Not to mention feeling easily overwhelmed, especially when there’s a lot of sensory information coming in at us quickly? And oh boy, not to mention how tricky it can feel for us to take concrete action on our visions in the concrete world?
As introverts, you know that the feeling of going into the external world is not always naturally comfortable for us. You have your perfect vision in mind, right? But you also have to do the tough part, which is going into the external world to make sure your inner visions come to fruition. If you’re an INFJ, you’ve probably also heard that we’re the rarest personality type on the planet.
Well, not anymore! And you’d be surprised to find out that the rarest type is now actually an extraverted personality type (yes, I’m talking to you ENTJs!). In this episode, we dive into everything Myers-Briggs with our guest expert, Leslie McDaniel! We talk about the definition of being an introvert and an INFJ personality type. If you’re an INFJ, I have exciting news, because one of your biggest superpower strengths is your ability to anticipate future implications, especially around people. You’re a boss at perspective thinking and metacognition (ya know? Thinking about thinking. Which also probably explains why we’re in our own heads so often!)
Want more juicy personality type information? Well you’re in for a treat, because Leslie McDaniel is a Certified Professional Coach, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Practitioner, Personality Hacker Certified Profiler, and an Enneagram Accredited Practitioner.
If you’re planning on catching up on this episode at a later time (because life, right?), then I’ll leave you with some of the most helpful tips for you as an INFJ: Be kind to yourself: INFJs are so hard on themselves and have very high expectations. Perfectionism is one of their biggest struggles. I mean, you know how it feels to not feel good enough, right? Acknowledge the work that you have done (and the work that you haven’t done – but respond in kindness with that): We can easily discount all of the progress that we’ve already made.
Not an INFJ? I got you! There’s still helpful bite-sized tips for you on this episode if you’re any of the other personality types. Let’s think about Personality Hacker’s FIRM Model, which is another indicator for type, and tells us what the different personality types are fixated on (listed below): EP Types: Freedom IJ Types: Invulnerability IP Types: Rightness EJ Types: Management
Can you relate? Comment with your personality type below and tell us what you think!