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    Default A lurker turned participant: my introduction...

    Hello each and all!

    I signed up here a while ago and have been lurking until now. I thought I'd probably get more out of the forum if I, um, actually participate!

    I'm 39 and have been happily married for 11 years (no children). I work as a Mental Health Peer Counselor for my county's human services agency. It's a challenging but rewarding job where I get to encourage self-advocacy, personal responsibility and mental health recovery in the lives of people living with chronic mental illness. I know about this first-hand because I myself have been actively involved in my own recovery from bipolar disorder for the last 13 years.

    I've been into typology since the early 90s when I discovered "Do What You Are" by Paul Tieger and Barbara Barron. I was extremely frustrated with my career path up to that point and started looking into "figure out who you are" resources. I've taken the MBTI several times over the last 16 years and once had at professionally administered at a career center. The results are always the same: strong INFP.

    In my free time I enjoy browsing forums (go figure), reading, writing, listening to music, song writing, playing my bass guitar and the occasional computer or video game (I've been a gamer since I was kid).

    Lately I've developed an interest in drama and musical theater. My wife and I recently got to see the L.A. production of Wicked which we absolutely loved. It always struck me as contrary to my personality type that an introvert like me would often dream of performing on stage, but I recently learned many actors and performers are introverts so it makes sense. Last year I entered a karaoke contest just for fun and wound up winning my category. The "prize" was performing two professionally produced numbers on stage in front of 1,200 strangers. It felt completely natural for me--someone who is often overwhelmed when I'm in a small room full of people I already know!

    So For me life is about understanding who I am and finding my place in a largely extroverted world. There have been times when I tried to ignore my type and act and behave contrary to it, but those attempts always ended in frustration. So I guess I am what I am.

    I'm looking forward to getting to know others here, reading your stories and learning more about other types as well as what it means to live life as an INFP. Thanks for reading!

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    Welcome
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    Wow, nice Introduction!
    Welcome to the Forum! I hope you enjoy your Stay! =)

    Oh and about your Job...does that mean I have to watch out what I say now? (Just kidding)
    Oh, oh and what Videogames do you play? =)
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    Welcome, John.
    "Create like a god, command like a king, work like a slave."

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    Thanks for the welcomes!

    Quote Originally Posted by GargoylesLegacy View Post
    Oh, oh and what Videogames do you play? =)
    Mostly Wii games these days... but I've got my eye on a PS3.

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    welcome, oh Peeping John
    All I know for sure is that I come from a long line of dead people

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    Hi John Welcome, very glad to meet you.
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    Hello, oh shadow of mine. *waves*
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    Brilliant intro; well stated.

    And welcome.
    "The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things." - Rainer Maria Rilke

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