INFJs are some of the incredibly lovely and wonderful people on the planet. They're caring, thoughtful, forward-thinking and will do everything they can to truly understand you. They bring with them some amazing super powers of introverted intuition, which allow for them to piece together patterns within their own mind to connect that to the general human experience. Not only that, but they can truly create vastly beautiful inner worlds that connect themselves to their minds in ways that other types will likely not experience. This unique perspective creates a powerful value for humanity as they look out for us, our future, and if working hard, can help us all have a better future.
That Magical Feeling
INFJs tend to report feeling a sense of mysticism with the way that they think. They can sometimes feel disembodied or disconnected from people for quite some time. This is their intuition at play. Through daydreaming, meditation and understanding their own subconscious brain wiring, they can get into the depth of humanity quite effectively.
Despite being such intense introverts, INFJs do enjoy people and social dynamics. They often want to create and foster their own community to take care of the needs of those they care about. Since they are such intense introverts, it's important for those boundaries to be set and not just let anyone into their complex world.
You, as an INFJ, can sometimes feel that "everyone" needs to do something or set boundaries but can sometimes forget that YOU are a part of everyone and need to be nurtured as well.
The combination of those first two elements really allows INFJs to get into emotional depth with people. They want to dive immediately into that emotional depth because they're willing and capable of doing that with themselves. They can often understand how someone is feeling, what they want or what they need before the person does.
This is an amazing power for you as an INFJ but it's also important to note that this superpower can be invasive if not used tactfully. While it's not pleasant to use small talk, remember that small talk is a tool for you to not just connect with anyone but connect with those who want your talent in their lives.
StartAn Introduction to the INFJ
StartInner Worlds | What is Introverted Intuition?
StartSetting Boundaries and Expressing Emotions | Extroverted Feeling
StartThe Sharp Blade | Introverted Thinking
StartMake it Stop! | Inferior Se
StartWhy Don't They See It? | The Cognitive Loop
StartINFJ Conclusion | Relationships, Careers and Parenting
I've always had a natural ability and drive to create and sell. When I was in 4th grade I would put "Kidz Enterprizes" on the back of my book reports. In 7th grade, I would print out Pokemon screenshots of the PokeRap and sell them to my friends. As a teenager, I would sell bottled water at local events and do anything I could to make my own way. My parents owned their own advertising agency, which is where I officially got my start professionally.
I've since work in TV, Film Marketing, local businesses, and now working one-on-one with freelancers and entrepreneurs who want to fully embrace who they are in their business lives. As a creative consultant, I share my own triumphs and difficulties with tips and tricks to navigate tools, mindset and expanding creativity in a way that suits your personality.
This is where I stand today, sharing the stories of everything I've learned and harnessing them into courses, podcasts and videos to help others realize that if they allow themselves to be themselves, they can level-up their reality in no-time.
Being a nerd comes with it's own challenges growing up. I'm also an intense introvert with a propensity to favor thinking over emotions. It's been quite a challenge to connect with people based solely on my personality. I've had to develop who I am not simply just be the default version of myself that has had past difficulty connecting with others. I also have cyclothymia, a low-grade bipolar disorder, and ADHD, which present challenges in working for strict businesses and subvert common expectations. I've had to learn to set my own boundaries.
I know there are others out there with similar adversities that don't allow them to fit into the common mold so easily. For some of us, the dream to build a life of our own is a matter of it being the only possibility.
Not only that but there are plenty of people who simply want more out of life. We want to not struggle every day to pay the bills, student loans and fear that we can't pay for the next hospital visit. We want to create life on our terms and do it without sacrificing who we are.
Frankly, I teach that leaning into who we are is the quickest way to focus on what we have to offer, how we can present that, who we can connect to and how can we best serve those people.
We're all capable of love, we're all worthy of success, but it's not a guarantee. We have to take the steps towards making that happen, to put in the work. So, let's take a look, break it all down and build you back up again.