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Just saw this on a friend's Facebook page. Ridiculously accurate. Bolding/underlining things that currently apply.

INFJ – The Counselor

What stresses out an INFJ:
– Having to focus too much on sensory/concrete details
– An overload of sensory stimulation or noise
– Interruptions
– Distress within a close relationship
– Having their values violated
– Not enough alone time. Too much extraverting.
– Working with closed-minded people
– Lack of appreciation or understanding

– Unfamiliar environments with overwhelming amounts of details
– Having plans disrupted
– Not having a clear direction
– Lack of harmony
– Criticism and conflict
– Not being able to use their intuition or envision the future
– Having to focus too much on the present

When under stress, the INFJ feels fragmented or lost. They feel like they can’t be themselves, and feel an urge to act a part to “survive” or fit in. This disassociation can cause physical symptoms for the INFJ, like headaches, IBS, or nausea. The repressed feelings they’re holding onto can cause them to become immobilized. If they are under chronic extreme stress, they may fall into the grip of their inferior function, extraverted sensing. When this happens, they may engage in indulgent, self-destructive habits like binge-eating, cutting, over-exercising, alcoholism, or excessive pornography use. This often feels like an out-of-body experience to them. What they do provides no pleasure, but feels somewhat robotic and out of control. After this occurs, they dwell in self-hatred, falling even more into guilt over what they’ve done. They may become uncharacteristically angry and quick-tempered, unreasonable, and irrational. They may become obsessed with details in their outer world; obsessively cleaning or doing housework. They stumble over their words, and their intense feelings eventually lead them to a state of complete exhaustion.

Link here:

Date: 2016-08-23 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
:( :/ <3

I read the part on "how to help", and (being a similar personality myself) a lot of it was stuff I would guess -- especially the giving space -- so I know there's not much a comment can really do.
I'm just popping in to say, I hope what you need starts coming through, and... I hope you get space and stuff. Sending good thoughts, for what it's worth. And cheesy ling-puns. :)
Edited Date: 2016-08-23 11:30 pm (UTC)

Date: 2016-08-25 09:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks Steph. Some days are better than others and today was pretty good. I think the sun/cherry blossoms are helping. Take care. I hope you're doing well!

Date: 2016-08-26 09:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
So...short term looks like a bit of a downer?

Any light on the horizon?

Date: 2016-08-26 10:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Hmm, was not logged in until I wrote that, so I missed a few hope my queries above are not too flippant in that light.

This song is full of advice that is completely useless for those feeling glum, but it kind of captures how their friends can wish for things to be better. So hang on, little tomato...
Edited Date: 2016-08-26 10:03 am (UTC)


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