For as long as I can remember, I’ve struggled with a fear of inferiority in terms of my intelligence. I graduated from high school ranked third out of over 300 students. I graduated college with a 3.98 GPA. And yet I have this intense, sometimes debilitating, fear that, in fact, I am much less intelligent … Continue reading Do INFPs Struggle with Inferiority Complexes?
The auxiliary function in Myers-Briggs theory holds potential for self-growth and development. It can also be an intimidating function to strengthen, because it lives in the realm of either introversion or extraversion, whichever is not your dominant. As (I think) an INFP, my auxiliary function is extraverted intuition (Ne), which is a function that seeks … Continue reading Developing Extraverted Intuition in the Midst of a Move
My Journey to Discovering What May Be My True Type When I took my first Myers Briggs test my first year of college, I tested as an INFP (introvert, intuitive, feeler, perceiver). At first, I really resonated with the definition….until I started testing as an INFJ (introvert, intuitive, feeler, judger). Many aspects of the INFJ … Continue reading Am I an INFJ or an INFP?
Feminism requires dirty work. Don’t believe me? Check out the documentary She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry (available on Netflix). Read Roxane Gay. Review all of this year’s presidential campaign, in which a woman (flawed albeit, but aren’t we all?) with years of experience in national office lost to a sexist, racist, narcissistic, egotistical sexual assaulter. … Continue reading You Aren’t a Feminist Just Because Your Shirt Says You Are
An insane person came up with the idea that 18-year-olds should decide what they want to do with the rest of their lives. It baffles me that at such a young age we are expected to figure out what we want to major in and where we will go to school to learn that major. … Continue reading I’m Outta Here…But to Where?
I’m not a bitch. Really. But a few friends told me before they knew me, they thought I was a bitch. I wouldn’t say hi or smile when I passed by. I guess I really do have “resting bitch face.” Now my friends know that I would rather eat worms marinated in sewage sludge than … Continue reading Do I Look Like a Bitch to You?
If you’re an introvert like me, you may find yourself scrolling through Instagram as you wait for class to begin to discourage an acquaintance from making small talk with you. Or, if you aren’t an introvert, you may wonder how someone can tweet so comically but you hardly hear him or her utter a word … Continue reading Do Introverts Rely Too Much on Social Media?
Journalists do interviews. Introverts don’t like to approach strangers, let alone ask questions that might make those strangers uncomfortable. But I’m an introverted journalism major. How’s that for irony? You might think introverts can't be journalists because for us, talking to new people is extremely difficult. But introverts have methods of surviving interviews. I once discussed … Continue reading How does an introvert thrive as a journalist?
Readers, thank you so much for sticking with me. I owe you an explanation as to why I've been away for so long. Basically, I created this blog as part of a project for a class I was taking last fall (I'm a journalism and mass communication major). But I continued writing after the class … Continue reading I’ve been away for a while…
Hello friends, So I was recently published as a guest blogger on Introvert, Dear, which is a blog for introverts and highly sensitive people. If you all would like to give my post a read, that would mean the world to me! It's about how I have a "resting sad face" and others are constantly … Continue reading I was a guest blogger…