INFJ’s are often referred to as the “Advocate” or “Idealist,” and they frequently feel misunderstood. Perhaps it’s because they’re the rarest MBTI personality type, accounting for only 1% to 3% of the population in the United States.
Today we’re going to explore a ew things that might be the most relatable things to a true INFJ.
We also made a video on the dark side of an INFJ:
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Alexandra Giardina (November 21, 2018). 16 Signs You’re an INFJ, the World’s Rarest Personality Type. Retrieved from 16 Signs You’re an INFJ, the World’s Rarest Personality Type
Yadirichi Oyibo (July 24, 2021). Rare & Different: See 25 Perfectly Unique Traits of the INFJ Personality Type. Retrieved from www.diaryofanintrovertng.com/blog/infj-personality-type
Kendra Cherry (June 17, 2021). INFJ: The Advocate (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging). Retrieved from www.verywellmind.com/infj-introverted-intuitive-feeling-judging-2795978
Take Control Of Stress And Relax With These Tips
Remember the last time you were so stressed that you couldn’t sleep? Stress is one of the biggest sleep stealers there is. Even if you fall asleep, stress can prevent you from entering deep sleep for physical recovery or REM sleep for mental recovery. Experiment with different ways to relieve and release your stress, each day, so that your nightly slumber becomes more peaceful. Try these tips and see how they work for you.
Making duplicate keys and keeping them in safe places will give you one less thing to stress about! Being locked out of your home or car can ruin your entire day so think ahead and have a few spares made and stored wisely to avoid being stuck. These easy trick will save you time and save the stress of having to worry about it!
Relax your jaw and try to quit grinding your teeth. It is not unusual for your jaw to feel the brunt of the stress your body is absorbing. Take a deep breath, release it, and at the same time, relax your jaw muscles. You should begin to feel some relaxation from this.
Is your stress level high? Go for a scenic ride! This will help keep your stress level down. Going for a scenic ride is a great way to unwind and to just enjoy nature. Feel the breeze on your face, enjoy the sunshine and see the clear blue sky. See the world while also keeping your stress levels down!
Shake your stress away. Try this quick exercise. Sit or stand, stretch your arms out to your side, and shake your hands for around ten seconds. Shake them vigorously. While you are shaking, do some deep breathing. Just this short little exercise will help to relieve any tension in your back and neck and help to relieve some stress as well.
When you take time to keep a journal, the very act of putting your thoughts on paper can help you keep your stress level down. If you aren’t comfortable talking to others about your stress, you can still get some relief by writing out your feelings. If you keep your stress journal, you can look at the entries later and see how you solved stressful situations in the past.
A great tip that can help you keep your stress levels down is to call up a friend you haven’t talked to in a while. Getting in touch with an old friend can help you feel better because you’ll be able to reminisce about great times that you’ve both had.
Exercise away the stress. Exercise uses your pent up energy in a positive way to de-stress your body. Find an exercise routine that suits you, try cardio, jogging, cycling or weight training and sweat out the stress! You will be giving your body a great workout and using the negative energy caused by stress to do something positive for yourself.
To reduce stress, try cutting out caffeine from your diet. Switch from regular coffee to decaf and try to drink, either caffeine-free sodas or an alternative drink. If you’re used to drinking a lot of caffeine, ween yourself off slowly so that you don’t get a withdrawal headache. This should help to reduce your stress levels.
When facing high levels of tension, think about something that makes you happy, such as the beach. Picturing the sand and the waves rolling in is a very peaceful image and will help to remind you of the finer things in life. Create positive imagery to help eliminate unnecessary stress.
Try giving whatever is bothering you a number on a scale from one to ten, where one is a minor bump and ten is the end of the world. You’ll probably find that most of your daily problems are no more than a five. In other words, they’re not worth getting upset about.
Honesty is a helpful way to keep some anxiety and stress out of your life. People that tell lies feel guilty and anxiety can ensue.
A great tip that can help you fight stress is to show gratitude for what you have each and every day. Doing this daily will remind you that you’re blessed and it will keep you in good spirits. You might start appreciating things you’ve never even thought of before.
A good tip that can help you keep your stress in check, is to remind yourself that other people have gone what you’ve gone through. Whatever difficult situation you’re in, there’s always someone who has gone through it and persevered. Telling yourself this, can be a great way to keep your stress down.
Think about the relative benefits verses problems associated with being a perfectionist. When we hold ourselves to too high of standards stress can be the result. Is it really necessary that the refrigerator be wiped out every day or would every other day suffice? Does ever paper at work have to go through three editors or is one perfectly substantial?
Something that can help get the stress out of your life is to plan ahead. If you are getting low on gas go and get it instead of running out of it.
Fight stress and stressful situations with deep breathing. Inhale and exhale deeply through the nose at least ten times. Deep breathing can slow down an anxious accelerated heart rate, help relieve shortness of breath, calm jittery nerves and clear your head to help you prioritize your thoughts or ideas and that long need-to-do list.
To calm down a stressed friend or family member, try giving them a piece of candy. Studies have shown that sugar gives our bodies a momentary relief from stress. Candy can help diffuse a situation when stress levels are at their highest, and will give your loved one a chance to get some perspective.
Now you should have a few new ideas to add to your “stress management” tool kit. Everyone needs to know different techniques to manage stress, because stress is tricky because the same techniques don’t always work all of the time. Try the above tips and see if they can become part of your stress-fighting arsenal, to help you to better manage daily stress levels.
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