hey, I’m Jas :) I’m an INFP and it’s nice to meet you.
That’s me last Winter (2019), just outside of Reykjavik in Iceland.
Sometime around 2013, I discovered that I was an introvert. I watched that Susan Cain TED Talk and the rest was history. Since then, I mustered up the courage to leave my job in the City, and it’s been an interesting, zigzag of a journey since then.
Sometime during this period of devouring self-help books, I came across the Myers-Briggs Personality Indicator (MBTI) and discovered that my ‘type’ was INFP. I also discovered that I was a highly sensitive person (HSP).
Things were slowly starting to make more sense now. Even after discovering that I was an introvert I was feeling well, different… and it seems that a lot of INFPs and INFJs feel the same way.
My feeling is that this is because we are both introverts and highly sensitive people (HSPs). We seem to be able to really feel the energy around us, and it’s no coincidence that so many HSPs identify as being either an INFP or an INFJ.
I’ve had conversations, in real life and on video calls, with many INFPs and INFJs… and it often feels like I’ve met a long lost friend.
Whether it’s wanting to find work we care about, valuing our freedom, being creative and expressing ourselves (#writingcommunity), managing our energy and boundaries, and just being really into personal growth… many of us seem to share a whole bunch of stuff in common. It’s quite eerie, and no coincidence.
Is any of this striking a chord at all?
Well, chances are, you are right where you are supposed to be.
I have noticed that, by connecting with one another and sharing our stories & perspectives, we are nourished in several ways:
- we understand ourselves better
(and feel less weird)
- we enjoy connecting with like-minded souls & being surrounded by others on our wavelength
(I have been banging on about ‘community’ for a while)
- we can learn, grow & be helped on our own personal journeys
(whether it’s an ‘a-ha moment’ or a ‘YES, me too!’ from something someone just said, or from the magic of accountability that comes with ‘virtual co-working’)
That’s certainly what’s happened for me, and my intention is to help this happen for others, too.
And, well, that’s what INF Club is here for.
a home for INFPs & INFJs 🏠 for self-understanding, personal growth & connecting with like-minded others.