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…

My Emphasis on Good Experiences

This post is again different from a few of my previous ones as this post illustrates some feelings I’ve had perhaps because I’m INFP. If many of you do feel the same way, that’s great, and maybe this isn’t even an INFP or introvert thing to begin with. So here we go. I care a…

Struggles of the Introvert

You’re in the library and are about to go get a book when you see another person looking for a book in that aisle. Eh, you didn’t really want that book anyways (or you wait anxiously, creepily watching the person until they leave). Your body is tired and you want to sleep, but your mind can’t…

What We Can Learn About INFPs from ADD and ADHD

Many different personality types are misdiagnosed with personality disorders, for instance, INTPs are often misdiagnosed with ADD and Asperger’s Syndrome. In a sample of 110 children diagnosed with ADHD, ESFP was the most preferred type with INFPs, ISFJs, ISFPs, and ESFJs being overrepresented in the sample as well. INFPs are often misdiagnosed with ADD and ADHD…

New Blog

I started a new blog called Dangerous Musings. I’m still writing for this blog, don’t worry, but in Dangerous Musings, I will discuss my favorite movies, shows, books, talk about life, pretty much post about anything and everything. So go check it out; I already have a post about my favorite Pixar films on there…

Childhood of the INFP

As a kid, I knew I was slightly different from most kids. Most of my thoughts and ideas were characterized by external behavior. Basically, I was introverted, so many kids saw me as shy. Most of my ideas I tried to create in reality, like coming up with stories or building stuff with LEGOs. That…