Most info taken from elsewhere, but all extremely relatable and could have been described by me if i could put things into words. I am highlighting the ones that made my eyes bug out in agreement. Every piece of me that makes sense in my head, but i could never put into words. The explanations as to why i think i am so abnormal, and why it is so hard for me to talk about what goes on in my head.
INFJs are intensely moved by live performances, which are often exhilarating, and emotionally overwhelming for them. They prefer small intimate gatherings.
Many INFJs struggle with bouts of depression, which may relate to any number of things. Mostly because of their otherworldliness, they may struggle with feeling deeply alone and misunderstood.
Namely, INFJs are usually not looking for others to solve their problem, but only to offer support, empathy, and reassurance. Without such an outlet, INFJS can begin to feel isolated and depressed, turning to their inner fantasy world as a means of escape. And while fantasizing may seem helpful in the short-term, it usually makes the real world seem even less tolerable and can exacerbate existing frustrations toward life.
“I get way too sensitive when I get attached to someone. I can detect the slightest change in the tone of their voice, and suddenly I’m spending all day trying to figure out what i did wrong.”
Often feel happiest and most fulfilled when helping others understand themselves and their problems
Perspective is key.
I just need to work on the self hatred so i can not attach my overall personality to my mental illness.
This is going to be work.
A Boston social work student, using writing for healing. Sharing the peaks and valleys of an empath's mental health journey.