As a psychiatrist and FJ in the Myers-Briggs personality type system, the concept of ‘social distancing’ goes against everything my professional training and personal values dictate… under normal circumstances, that is. But we are entering a time of rapid change of what is ‘normal’ in light of the Coronavirus pandemic. As we adapt to this… Continue reading Six Tips for Social Un-Distancing and the role of Extraverted Feeling Amidst a Pandemic
No one likes sleep deprivation, right? And as much as residency (and aspects of practice for a lot of specialties and services where physicians take call etc.) demand this, I realized in residency I was depriving myself of sleep when it wasn't really called for by my duties. I later came to understand I was… Continue reading Why Extraverted Feeling Needed Sleep but Didn’t Want it When I Was in Residency
Harmony is a value that many people aspire to embody outside of the Personality Typology community. It is a nearly universal tenet of human society but in the form of Extraverted Feeling (Fe) it seems ironically to be a black sheep in the family of Jungian cognitive functions. I notice a lot of push-back from… Continue reading The Dissonance of Harmony
Finding both one’s Myers Briggs an Enneagram Types can be so bloody hard sometimes going by through the generic profiles and ambiguously worded online tests. My observation is that most of the descriptions of types are narratives of the behaviors (and sometimes thought patterns or values) that occur with the highest frequency in people of… Continue reading Finding Your Personality Type is Hard When Your Colors are Different
I’ve had the pleasure recently of typing a cluster of INFJ Creatives, and wow, can they be slippery! So, I thought I’d write about what characteristics show up differently in INFJ Creatives vs other INFJs, making them hard to pin down to their actual best fit type, and some pearls on seeing to the heart… Continue reading How Creatives Elude Type Determination
Today I’d like to examine misconceptions about some of the most misunderstood types in the Myers Briggs system - INFJs. There is a lot in here relating to mistyping patterns in general so don’t skip it if you aren’t considering INFJ as your type! It often comes up how “rare and wonderful” INFJs are... the… Continue reading Unicorns and other Mythical Creatures
Me: “So what types have you considered or narrowed down to?” Client: “Well, I test kind of all over the map. I’ve gotten INFP, INTP, Sometimes ISTP, once ISFP and a long time ago I got ENFP. I could be pretty much anything but a J type because I can’t get my sh*t together to… Continue reading How Can I be a J if my Car Looks Like This?!?!