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…

Daily Introvert Struggles

So I’ve already discussed a few struggles introverts and INFPs have, but I thought about going more in depth. In a way, I’m hoping to be more “sincere” than a typical, clickbaity “10 STRUGGLES ALL INTROVERTS HAVE” (I’m already failing I’m sure). I also added the word, “Daily”, in another effort to be more sincere (hopefully)….

On the Need to Be Remembered

I’m probably one of the only people in my English class who is actually enjoying most of the readings, besides my English teacher, but we recently read The Unknown Citizen by W. H. Auden. In a way, The Unknown Citizen is in relation to The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, honoring an unknown person of high standard…

The Science of Fidgeting

In one of my previous posts I discussed how we can learn a lot about INFPs through ADD and ADHD. During the section on hyperactivity, I said that I feel the need to be doing something all the time. If I’m doing school, I need to listen to music. If I’m sitting in class, I’m usually…

Biology and How It Relates to Introverts & Extroverts

I recently “revisited” a few of the old ideas within Classical Conditioning. As I am a Psychology major (though still a freshman), I have been taking several classes in Psychology. One of which being Psychology of Learning. In class the other day, we discussed Classical Conditioning and how it relates to introversion and extroversion. If…

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…

Life in Between the Lines

  Reality is never truly perfect. Well, at least, not man-made reality. Much of our lives are spent on the paths and roadways of reality. “I work from 9 to 5.” “Show up to the party at 1600 W. Central Avenue.” “My alarm is set to 6:30 a.m.” We stress, especially in America, these highways…

On the Need for Normalcy

I need things to feel normal… in short. Sure, I don’t know anyone who doesn’t want things to be normal. Everyone wants ease and the ability to relax. Personally, however, my “normalcy” depends on key characteristics of my personality. Introverted Sensing, my database of memories, ideas, thoughts, and personal data, creates a “tradition” for me to…

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…

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…

INFP Shadow Functions – Extraverted Feeling

In a post I made a long time ago, I discussed the INFP Shadow Functions briefly.  So far, I have discussed all of the primary INFP functions in depth via the “From An INFP’s Perspective” series, and now I feel it necessary to cover the INFP shadow functions in depth as well. So I will be discussing…