I knew I was special.
I’m an INFJ.
In other words, my head is usually in the clouds. Makes sense given all the travel at 35,000 feet.
Creative, insightful, inspiring and convincing hardly begins to scratch the surface of these deep thinkers. Which undoubtedly is why so many INFJs are prone to burnout; it’s tough to continually balance ideals with reality. And when challenged or criticized for aspiring to the values and principles on which those lofty ideals have been built, INFJs are quick to over-react. Who, me?
I’ll admit I can be over-sensitive from time to time. Where would creativity be without sensitivity? What’s an INFJ to do?
Truth be told, I don’t do windows! I don’t do much cooking, either. Remember, I excel at devoted, innovative, idealistic and compassionate. Everything else in life is a distraction when you’re hoping to be an inspiration to others.
Here’s the thing. I’m not cut out for sainthood, and both spouse and children are more than willing to attest to my lack of qualifications. Am I Sincere, Sympathetic, Unassuming, Submissive, Easygoing, Reserved, and Patient as per my Myers-Briggs personality results? Yes, yes, basically, no way, yes, yes, and most of the time. Alas, I’m really not all that special. Maybe I should take the test again in hopes of a better fitting label.
Labels are best suited for packages, as in the postal service, UPS or DHL. That’s not to say Jimmy wouldn’t occasionally like nothing better than to ship me off to Timbuktu or Siberia. I do like to travel. Did I mention INFJs find compromise a bit challenging?
Of course I am. I’m an INFJ.
Isn’t that special!
P.S. Feel free to share the results of your Myers-Briggs personality test via the comments. Were your results spot on? Did you learn something new about yourself?
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