I've been thinking a lot about stress lately. Partly because I have a lot of it: personality types aside, I'm 23 and I've been struggling with a severe illness for the last 13 years and counting; I've been housebound for almost all of that time, sometimes bedbound, and very, very isolated.
It's frustrating, especially because my desires for a social life, a job, an education and to move out are still very much intact.
A lot of my stress comes from living at home with a family who are very different than I am, and living with my parents means I have even less control over my life than I already do. Moving out will be a massive step for me, but until then I want to know if or how knowing about your personality type can help you manage stress.
I'm not entirely sure I am in the INFJ category (my health and lack of experiences get in the way of knowing my true preferences) but it seems to fit. If I'm an INFJ then I'm an INFJ with a deeply rationalist bent.
I'm going to make a second version of this thread specifically for INFJ types (if a similar one doesn't already exist) but for now I want to put this here so I can get the widest range of opinions and perspectives as possible. I'll appreciate any replies a lot! I know you probably won't be able to comment much on my situation, but don't worry about that: I want to know YOUR experiences on this. Thanks for your time
(Also, as I'm new to this can you explain or keep any jargon down to a minimum? I'm uninitiated and don't know what all the "Se" "Ne" references mean yet!)