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  1. How to Fit a Square Peg Into a Round Hole

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    Here are the steps Find your square peg. He or she will be the one with the ideas and impatience for change. They may embarrass their managers by asking Why? too many times Knock the corners off. ‘Encourage’ them to conform. Don’t look at what they achieve, but find fault when they fail to use...
  2. [INFP] How do you get over feelings of alienation?

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Right now there are many parts of my identity that just don't fit me into my environment at all and it's straining my social life. Personally, I don't feel comfortable or even safe changing myself to fit in right now. I bet every INFP has thought to themselves at one point in their lives "I'm...
  3. [INFP] Running IOS

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    I frequently get signals about how I'm different than the majority of people around me. Most of you know what I'm talking about. I understand that, and I understand for the most part, the reasons behind this. I have to work every day to stay true to my own values and be myself in the midst...
  4. [ENFP] On Fitting in With the Other Girls

    ENFP Forum - The Inspirers
    This morning I was visiting a friend's apartment, and saw on the fridge a list of what makes the "ideal man". Some of these attributes were: - "certifiably crazy" (what does that even mean) - "science god" - "wants bebes" - "adventure machine" - "can make me laugh lotsies" (oh yea, the word...
  5. [Enneagram Type 6] Repressing yourselves to fit in

    Type 6 Forum - The Loyalist
    I believe we all seek belonging on some level or another. 6s are particularly attached to the notion, and some 6s see themselves as outsiders. Some see themselves being above it, 'I don't need to belong anywhere' A rationalization for the fear of abandonment and aloneness they feel, an...
  6. [INTJ] [INTJ] Fitting In

    INTJ Forum - The Scientists
    When I was younger, I have always had this feeling there is this handbook I have never gotten that explains how to be, how to laugh, what to wear, how to stand by yourself in the hallway. Everyone else looked so natural like they practiced together and knew what to do, like how they pushed the...
  7. I just CAN'T fit in?

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  8. [INTP] On Making Friends at Uni

    INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    I'm a semester through my first year at university, and even though I'm living at a residential hall/dorm, I'm finding that I have not made any close friends. They say that making friends after graduating from university is extremely difficult, and that the friends you have from high school and...
  9. [INFP] Did you ever forgive your parents?

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Your parents sound so much like mine! ESTP mother, motivated, dominant powerful. INTJ father – traditional, distant and not too understanding. Both of them don't understand me; they're proud of me in many ways, but they never understand me, my feelings or desires. My mother is still upset with...
  10. No close friends in university, anxiety about love and social life, feeling lonely

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    I'm 19 in second year of university. For some time (over a year), but now more than ever I’ve been feeling really anxious and depressed about my life because I feel that I’m missing out on things and not living it to its fullest. I wouldn’t call my university experience as being very similar to...
  11. [INTP] Doesn't seem we "fit in"...

    INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    It seems that the blessing/curse of the INTP is our individualistic intellect. We tend to be abstract thinkers who like to be left to ourselves. Meanwhile, the noisier, more sociable Extroverts, the concrete, present-minded Sensors, the empathetic Feelers, and the decisive Judgers have an...
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