The Creative Spark

My mind is quiet. The quiet before the storm. The still of the city at dawn before the hustle and bustle. My mind needs to think. It needs to race and whir with life. Images fly across my eyes. A projection of fantasies shields my vision from the gray world in front of me. Thoughts…

On the Need to Be Myself

I’m going to take a break from my Shadow Function series and take a moment to reflect (Like what I was already writing wasn’t reflection). I frequently watch YouTuber Nerdwriter1, who creates video essays that critique and praise different ideas and styles of culture. I recently found a video he made back in 2012: a critique…

On the Fear of Being Late

One thing that has always confused me concerning being INFP is the fact that I’ve read many places that INFPs are adaptable and aren’t very strict on time. Of course, this is why they often procrastinate, but also, many sites say that because of this attribute INFPs have a tendency to show up to places…

From An INFP’s Perspective: The Struggle to Warm Up To New People

While previous “From An INFP’s Perspective” posts have been about showing what certain cognitive functions look like as they are being used from an INFP’s perspective, this post and maybe a few others will illustrate what certain INFP struggles and “quirks” look like, again, from an INFP’s perspective. And so, in this post, I will…

Struggles All INFPs Understand

1. Finally coming up with a well thought-out response to a conversation when you realize that the group already moved past that topic. 2. Getting caught up in a brilliant new idea for a project when you realize you haven’t eaten all day. 3. Because you’re a good listener, everyone comes to complain and rant…

Fiction & the INFP

So sorry about the long hiatus. If you need something to blame, you can blame all the college homework I had. Something I’ve noticed more frequently, at least, among my family and a few friends, is the tendency for INFPs to be drawn towards fiction more than other personality type. Now, wait, I’m not saying…

INFP Thoughts #5 – On Feeling Comfortable Around Friends

One too many times have people expressed how quiet I am. Every person I’ve gotten to know has eventually mentioned, “You’re kinda quiet.” Sometimes, however, I may surprise my friends (and myself) when I suddenly begin to act more open and act talkative. Both starkly different states of social behavior are based on how comfortable I…

INFP Thoughts #4 – On Stress and Uncontrol

INFPs, like all IPs, are self-directed and introspective in nature. Because of their”Fi”, INFPs have mapped themselves to a great extent and seek to understand themselves through their morals, values, and emotions. INFPs understand themselves and know how to make their own decisions because of “Fi”, to the extent that INFPs feel that they have…

INFP Thoughts #3 – On Daydreaming

You’ve thinking about the possibilities of time travel. Or you’ve been imagining a conversation you want to have with your friend when you see her on Tuesday. Or you’ve been considering that new idea you had for a novel. …When suddenly your mind jolts, thrusting you into reality. You realize you’ve been daydreaming…again… and you…

INFP Thoughts #2 – On Our Idealism

One aspect of us INFPs is our undying affection and unconditional love for other people. In this instance, however, I say unconditional love in meaning that INFPs have a love for all people, but we are often blind to the flaws of our colleagues. We can idealize our friends very easily. We think the best…

INFP Thoughts #1 – On Our Caution

We can become very paranoid over the silliest things. If we perceive the slightest possibility of making a mistake or of things going wrong, we’ll worry and stress out over that possibility. We INFPs are constantly orchestrating our lives in such a way that we can be sure that no mistakes can happen. If we…