Hey guys, new INFP here
I literally just spent 50 minutes typing my long story.
I clicked "Preview Post" and realized it was kinda stupid
for so much just to ask a simple question..
Very long story short, I saw a psychologist beginning three
years ago for about eight months because I was very shy
and depressed. She clearly and accurately diagnosed it as
social anxiety. I didn't want meds so she put me on CBT and
mindfulness meditation. I feel now--three years later--I'm more
'TJ', at least more balanced. I'm no longer depressed which is great.
I've been an undrad for six years and have piled $80k in student
loans. My GPA sucks and I'm majoring in psychology. I'm seeing
a pattern that as my "FP" becomes more "TJ" over the years,
I'm increasingly better suited for a higher paying job. It's as if
I'm growing an ability to switch the TJ on and off.. But I'm still
a very strong introvert and beginning to wonder if I'm just idealizing
here.. thinking that "if only I can become more of a thinker and
'doer' I'll get that high paying job I need." ..oh and my plan after
debt is paid off is either career counseling or move to Asia and
So my question: any other INFP's here into personal development
through meditation (Kabat-Zin MBSR-type stuff for those familiar)
and/or some sort of exposure therapy (if you have social anxiety).
How has it worked out for you?