INFJ Problems – Complexity 

Hi. I’m an INFJ… and I’m complex. 

A lot of folk can claim to be complex but if you meet someone with a fun personality and a sad soul in one package, chances are you’re talking with an INFJ. 

Our confused souls often leave us feeling at odds with our own complexity and until we first learn about the Myers Briggs Types and the magic that is those four little letters, INFJ, we often think we suffer from a mental health illness or else something else is severely wrong with us. 

It’s the crazy, constant whirling of our minds that make us so complex. The perpetual motion machine that is an INFJ brain is more often than not matched by a swirling emotional soup and staunch set of values and ethics that are inflexible and cannot – must not – be breached.

If you know an INFJ and think it’s difficult living with their complexity and unpredictability, spare a thought for the poor devil who lives inside that mind. It’s a difficult place, sometimes scary, sometimes beautiful, but always overwhelming.

So please, if your local INFJ sometimes seems scattered and at other times is focused like an arrow, understand it’s not her fault. It’s the voices in her brain. 

* If you’d like to know more about the Myers Briggs Types or perhaps find out which Type you are, follow this link.

** For more of my INFJ Problems series follow this link.

12 thoughts on “INFJ Problems – Complexity 

  1. Yep, that sounds like me! That’s probably why I’m easily distracted (what I call “Squirrel!” syndrome, named after that scene in Up when the dog gets distracted by a squirrel in the middle of a conversation). 😆

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  2. “spare a thought for the poor devil who lives inside that mind”, that really made me laugh. This is such a wonderfully honest affirmation.

    Part of me wonders (shocking I know) if the complex challenge creative arts attracts the complex mind of an INFJ.

    Reminds me of a scene from Sherlock, where he compares his mind to a rocket trapped on the platform, tearing itself apart because it has nothing to “do”, no puzzle to solve.

    I think this in many ways is the power of the written word. People read a piece of text by someone they’ve never met, and suddenly they understand themselves in a whole new light.

    Thank you once again for sharing your thoughts.


  3. Looking at the brain chart makes me realize why I have to constantly be doing SOMETHING. It’s rare to sit and just relax, without engaging my mind in some manner. I think INFJs crave mental stimulation–whether reading, writing, puzzle solving, mentally examining (insert any topic here)–it’s impossible to do NOTHING. My husband still has problems grasping that about me 🙂

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  4. Oh, my gosh. That brain graphic is hilarious… because it’s so true! (And I love that “pets” is one of the categories.) I think I might have even more little chunks in my head, but that’s the gist. Great post!

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