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As Lonely As An INFP In An Extrovert World…

Dealing With EmotionsHow To Help A Depressed Person

Let’s make it clear: loneliness is very different from solitude. We are born alone, we live alone, and so we die alone. And that’s OK. Being alone is perfectly enjoyable, it’s the me-time all introverts need to recharge and recover from the state of being overwhelmed by too much stimulation. I absolutely love spending time […]

May 22, 2017 / By / , / Post a Comment
INFP Books That Changed My Life
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5 Books That Changed My Life And Made Me A Better Version Of Myself

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Hello, my name is Marta and I’m a compulsive book buyer. At home, I have literally tons of them, so whenever I see a bookstore, the rational adult within me drags my inner child to the other side of the street. Yet, it doesn’t happen often that a book changes my entire life. I’m not […]

April 24, 2017 / By / , , , / 6 Comments
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Working For A Narcissistic Boss: On The Doorstep Of Hell

Career & Professional SuccessSelf-Growth

Working for a narcissistic boss is like walking blindfolded on a minefield: one false step is enough to trigger an explosion. It may not kill you, but it will mangle your soul and shatter your mental health. As some of your already know, not a long time ago I quit my unsatisfying job in the […]

April 7, 2017 / By / , , , / 2 Comments
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28 Things I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago: Advice For My Younger INFP Self

Talk-Therapy Scribblings

I’m turning 28 today. Even though I’ve been an adult for the last 10 years and changed a lot, I still feel like a child’s mind trapped in an adult body. I get excited about simple things like a 5-year-old. Not that I’m in denial, on the contrary. I am actually very pleased to have […]

April 6, 2017 / By / , , / Post a Comment
INFP Criticism
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INFP Problems: How Do You Handle Criticism?

Self-GrowthTalk-Therapy Scribblings

As any real INFP, I completely suck at accepting and handling criticism. Of course, no one enjoys being criticized, but the INFPs truly hate it. Alas, we can even find criticism where none was intended, which is, no doubt, a superpower. We take everything so personally because we put our whole hearts in whatever we […]

March 14, 2017 / By / , , , / Post a Comment
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The Anxiety Of A Mental Health Blogger, Or What My Gremlins Say

Talk-Therapy Scribblings

I’ll be completely honest with you. It’s hard to be a mental health blogger when you suffer from anxiety and try to deal with depression yourself. Especially, when you’re INFP at the same time. We are notorious for handling criticism badly and for being harsh on ourselves, which are precisely the qualities that prevent us […]

February 27, 2017 / By / , , , , , / 4 Comments
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Before my 27th birthday I was diagnosed major depressive disorder and generalized anxiety disorder. After some psychotherapy and medication, I am seeing my depression as a source of positive changes and self growth. I will be sharing with you my research on how to cope with depression, methods to boost your mood and very personal confessions, hoping that it will inspire you to fight depression for good!

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