The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows: A Fellow Thinker

I’m currently working on several posts (been busy lately, haven’t posted them yet) but I wanted to leave you guys with a few “thoughts”. There’s a wonderful YouTuber out there named John Koenig. He has a great website titled,  “The Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows”, and a YouTube channel of the same name. He explains his mission…

The Man Behind the Monitor

Don’t worry, I’m currently working on more INFP-related content, just taking a “short” break from such topics to explore… other thoughts.  I’ve been thinking a bit about consciousness lately (as ya do). This train of thought was spurred by one of Vsauce’s videos on consciousness. I recommend watching it. However, I guess I won’t be asking…

INFP Shadow Functions – Introverted Intuition

In the previous post, I explored the INFP’s first shadow function or the INFP’s fifth function in the cognitive stack. This post will explore the INFP’s second shadow function, Introverted Intuition, in depth. The second shadow function holds the Critical Parent role. This role concerns how individuals find weak spots in other people’s arguments and judgments. Now, to…

Can Personality Change?

It’s often thought in psychology that personality is in-born. People are born with certain cognitive traits can stick with them from birth to death. Now, part of personality is based on nurture, referencing back to the nature vs. nurture argument. Many psychologists agree now that personality is a mixture of nature and nurture. Some traits…

MB-TI May Not Be Perfect, However…

This post is rather different from my previous posts. It’s basically in response to most criticisms of the Myers-Briggs personality tests. It’s important to note that I do disagree with most of theses criticisms, and this post will be more about correcting the flaws in such criticisms, but MB-TI isn’t perfect. There is much that Myers-Briggs…

From An INFP’s Perspective: Extraverted Thinking

In the last three posts, I shared a few personal observations on Extraverted Intuition, Introverted Feeling, and Introverted Sensing. In this post, I’ll share my personal observations on Extraverted Thinking. “Te” is the INFP’s fourth function, and so it will be more conscious to the INFP than the previous three functions. The INFP doesn’t use…

From An INFP’s Perspective – Introverted Sensing

Sorry for the delayed post, I’ve been away the past week. Things should go slightly back to normal after this post. In the previous two posts, I discussed Extraverted Intuition and Introverted Feeling both from my personal, INFP perspective. In this post, I’ll take a look at Introverted Sensing again from my personal perspective. Many personality…

From An INFP’s Perspective: Introverted Feeling

Introverted Feeling is one the most confusing functions out there, and it is often one of the least understood. It also doesn’t help that INFPs, one of the few personality types that essentially “lives and breaths” “Fi” doesn’t fully understand it either. With “Fi” being at the top of the INFP’s cognitive stack, the INFP…

From An INFP’s Perspective: Extraverted Intuition

Like the last posts, this post will be about personal observations I have had concerning my INFP personality. This post will be a little different because these observations pertain to actual known aspects of the INFP. I decided to follow the trend of my own personal observations of my personality, and use it to show…

Primary & Secondary Pairings – Pairings

In the previous posts, I discussed the different pairings of Ne/Si vs Ni/Se and Fi/Te vs Fe/Ti. In this post, I’ll discuss how the order of such pairings can affect the individual. Though everyone has Ne/Si, Ni/Se, Fi/Te, and Fe/Ti through primary and shadow functions, as you can see, the order that each pairing comes…

Fi/Te vs Fe/Ti – Pairings

In my last post, I discussed the Ne/Si and Ni/Se pairings within all personality types. Like I said in the last post, every personality type has Ne/Si or Ni/Se. In the same way, every personality type has Fi/Te or Fe/Ti. For instance, INFPs have Fi as their first function and Te as their fourth function….

Ne/Si vs Ni/Se – Pairings

Every personality type has Ne and Si, or Ni and Se. Though each personality type might have these pairings in different orders, everyone has them. INFPs, for instance, have Ne and Si as their second and third functions respectively. INFJs have Ni as their first function and Se as their fourth function. Those with the Ni/Se pairing…