Recently, I started doing these INFJ videos. They are a Myers-Briggs personality type, and there are 16 of these different personalities that people are delineated into. INFJs are introverted, intuitive, feeling, and judgement personalities. The reason I mention it here, is because doing these videos and talking about myself as if I were trying to explain my quirks to a third person has taught me a lot about myself. I am learning so much about myself – why do I do things the way I do them, and how does it all work in the big scheme of things.
There are so many questions I am answering about myself that I had not answered before. But more than that, I am realizing slowly but surely, from all of the comments of fellow INFJs that all of this conversation about our dark sides, is actually helping us accept all of those parts of ourselves that we have perhaps hated all of our lives.
We Are Not Broken, INFJs
The truth is, we were taught from an early age that we are odd or different or unique. But in a bad way. We were different, and all of these differences were not lauded to be good or great. They were bad and dangerous. We were told repeatedly to be similar to others – why can’t you behave the same as everyone else, is a common refrain I have heard many times.
I learned from all of that I am flawed, broken, and diminished. I learned that I should change myself because I didn’t want to be flawed or broken. But of course, I couldn’t change myself. Because mostly all of those ‘faults’ weren’t really faults. They were my strengths. But only once I saw them as such. It took a while to get here, and now my journey is all about doing these INFJ YouTube videos to share all of this goodness with other INFJs.
Those ones who perhaps have not learned to love all of their negative and positive traits as I have.
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