Submitted by onyxnight1001.

Submitted by onyxnight1001.


Q
I was recently accused of having a "weak character" for reasons that I think have more to do with my introversion rather than any true character flaw... is the distinction really that fuzzy? Can my introversion be confused with weakness? And how can you shake off that kind of a stigma without resorting to.. well.. extroversion :)
Anonymous
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I think to other people who don’t really understand introversion, it can seem that way, especially when introversion is mixed with shyness. When I was rehearsing my high school graduation, the guy sitting next to me randomly turned to me and said, “So why are you such a snob?” I was shocked, and honestly a little bit hurt. My entire high school career consisted of me sitting quietly to myself (unless I had friends to talk to that I felt comfortable with), and whenever it was necessary that I interact with other people I didn’t know very well, I was always really nice to them.

So I just replied, “I didn’t think I was…I just feel uncomfortable talking to people I don’t know very well, so I’m usually just quiet.” He softened and was pretty pleasant to me after that. But I think it’s kind of the same thing. When people don’t understand introversion and shyness, it comes across as snobbish or “weak.”

My advice would be to just be yourself. There are always going to be people who don’t understand how you work and how your mind works. Just be yourself, and the people who are worth your time will accept that and come to know you for who you really are.

Any other advice anyone?


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Omg thank you so much for this! It's nice to know there are others who feel as I do :-)
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You’re so welcome! I love being in a place where I know I’m understood. I’m glad you can relate!


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Hey I like your blog a lot ^^
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Why thank you! :) I’m so glad!


Hey everyone!

So, I have 96 unanswered messages/questions/submissions. Some of them are from months and months ago, and honestly, it’s my own fault for neglecting this blog for so long.

BUT.

I’m working on it.

Bad news first, yes?

Bad news:

In order to catch up on messages and allow myself to check and update this blog without feeling overwhelmed, I’m temporarily disabling questions/submissions. Just for a little while though, nothing too extreme. It shouldn’t take too long!

Good news (or is it good news for me?):

I’m creating a FAQ page for the blog! I get a lot of the same questions, and I think it would be easier for everyone if there was just a go-to page to check to see if I’ve already answered a question. It should be helpful!

Anyway, thank you guys so, so much for your undying patience. You guys rock!


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Submitted by Lucie.

Submitted by Lucie.


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i think its interesting that most people who take the myers briggs test are INFJs, but they're the least common type :p im one too
Anonymous
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Haha! I think it’s probably possible that INFJs are just a little more vocal about it. Probably because we spend so long thinking we’re weird or different, so when we actually find validation, like through MBTI, we get really excited about it and proud of our type. And I think our type is generally more prone than some others to take a test like that in the first place. :)


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I usually get those feelings too, but it's more like looking in the right direction immediately before something happens.
Anonymous
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That’s awesome! I’ve never really had that before.


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I'm INFP and I'll get that feeling. Like there's knots in my stomach or a nauseousness I literally can't explain or that won't go away. The bigger the thing the worse it gets. Like two days before my father was arrested (we had no idea it was coming) I had like a weird 24 hour bug. I remember saying "I knew something bad was gonna happen" while I was throwing up. It hasn't happened that bad since and I haven't had anything that momentous affect my life since then.
Anonymous
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I absolutely believe you. That’s so intense!! I don’t think I’ve had something like this happen, but I do remember several cases of my family being terrified of a crisis happening and me being like, “Dude, nothing bad is gonna happen, I know it.” The only time I didn’t have that feeling was when my dad got in a car accident and before we even knew anything, I was thinking on the way to the hospital, “This is going to change all our lives. Something is very wrong.” My dad ended up being paralyzed after that.

And there were also several times in high school when I would turn to my friend and say, “…I feel like there’s going be a fire drill today.” I still remember the look she gave me each time the fire alarm went off those days lol.