INFJ Articles

What Is the Meaning of Life for INFJs and How to Find It?

What Is the Meaning of Life for INFJs and How to Find It?

What is the meaning of life? Why are we here for? What is the purpose of our existence? We INFJs seek meaning in everything we do. As an INFJ, you probably have thought about your life purpose or the above questions at least once in your lifetime. If not, many, many...

How to Prevent Empathy Burnout and Fatigue as INFJs

How to Prevent Empathy Burnout and Fatigue as INFJs

As an INFJ, do you often experience burnout or fatigue from helping others? Are you too heavily invested in other people's problems that you feel physically and emotionally exhausted? INFJs have a lot of compassion and empathy for others but we might not always be the...

How to Take Criticism Better As a Sensitive INFJ?

How to Take Criticism Better As a Sensitive INFJ?

Are you an INFJ who is sensitive to criticisms? Do you experience shame, anxiety, depression, anger, or become defensive when someone criticizes you? Do you feel judged even when the criticism is constructive? Once a student asked me, "Should I start a blog? Do you...

Why Do INFJs Get Angry and How to Deal with Anger?

Why Do INFJs Get Angry and How to Deal with Anger?

People usually don't associate the word "anger" with INFJs. It's difficult to imagine how a gentle and quiet person like an INFJ can be angry. Especially, aren't we the personality type that desires harmony and dislikes violence and conflict? But INFJs do get angry....

How to Deal With Anxiety and Trauma for INFJs

How to Deal With Anxiety and Trauma for INFJs

When under too much stress, INFJs might experience anxiety. However, not all our anxiety is caused by those common stress triggers found in our work and relationships. Sometimes, our anxiety is a result of our childhood trauma. Childhood trauma is a deeply distressing...

How to Grow When You Are an Enneagram Type 4

How to Grow When You Are an Enneagram Type 4

The biggest area of growth for an Enneagram Type 4 is probably our ever-changing feelings. We Fours tend to pay too much attention to how we feel. Even though understanding our emotions can help us understand why we act and behave a certain way, we have to be careful...

What Is It Like to Be an Enneagram Type 4 from an INFJ Perspective?

What Is It Like to Be an Enneagram Type 4 from an INFJ Perspective?

Last December, my INFJ friend introduced me to this personality type tool called the Enneagram. I did the test twice and on the second time, I was typed a 9w1 (the peacemaker). For the whole of January, I read all the Enneagram books I could find in the libraries, go...

How to Deal with Your Emotions in a Healthy Way as an INFJ

How to Deal with Your Emotions in a Healthy Way as an INFJ

INFJs have a love-hate relationship with emotions. Emotions fuel our creative pursuits. They make our lives more interesting and colorful. But yet as an empath, we absorb other people's emotions and get emotionally drained easily. It's difficult for us to distinguish...

How to Use MBTI for Your Personal Growth?

How to Use MBTI for Your Personal Growth?

Many months ago, my elder brother sent me an article about how the Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is inaccurate. I opened the article and scrolled all the way down. As expected, it's another article about the Big Five personality traits. I've not studied the Big...

Why INFJs Overthink and How to Deal with It

Why INFJs Overthink and How to Deal with It

This is a typical day for the INFJ brain: Think, think, think. The first thing in the morning when we wake up, we think. When we walk from one place to another, we think. Just before we sleep, as we lie down on our bed, we think. As much as I love to think, sometimes...

How Can an INFJ Be in a Happy, Satisfying Relationship?

How Can an INFJ Be in a Happy, Satisfying Relationship?

Relationship. A hot topic for INFJs. How does an INFJ have a satisfying relationship? What is the personality type that is the most compatible with us? Who should an INFJ marry? Are INFJs destined to be alone? Should we even be in a relationship? These are...

What Was It Like Growing up as an INFJ?

What Was It Like Growing up as an INFJ?

What were you like as an INFJ child? How was it different from being an adult now? Do you notice that you have changed quite a bit since you were a child? I have known my friend for 12 years now. A couple of years ago, we were surprised when he told us that he is an...

What Are the Best and Worst Careers for INFJs?

What Are the Best and Worst Careers for INFJs?

How many jobs have you had so far? How were they? Do you enjoy it? What do you like or dislike about your current or previous jobs? I often receive questions from my INFJ readers asking for career advice. Finding a suitable career is not easy for an INFJ because what...

Why Do INFJs Get Depressed and How to Overcome It?

Why Do INFJs Get Depressed and How to Overcome It?

Are INFJs more prone to depression? How does the INFJ's personality traits contribute to depression? And how do you help yourself when you are feeling depressed? Earlier this week, we have the World Mental Health Day on 10th October and I have written a post on...