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  1. [INFJ] Waking up, healing, becoming true

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Hello INFJs of the interwebs, I got emotionally abused by a covert narcissist for two years, I was codependent with her and she was my best friend. After weeks of guilt inducing I ended the relationship to her. First I was so proud and felt so liberated and full of energy. Now I just saw how...
  2. [INFJ] How to deal with real death anxiety and loneliness as INFJ?

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Hi, I'm INFJ with a low grade but malignant brain cancer which will eventually lead to death. I'm still in quite good shape physically but I have epilepsy which prevents me from working (or my epilepsy medication does as it slows my cognitive functioning) or driving a car. I have a...
  3. [INFP] How often do you see your friends?

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Self explanatory title. I only see my "friends" at least, once or twice a year. Hence why I put friends in speech commas. I know these people, I get along with them, but do I really know them? To be honest, not really. They're not acquaintances, but it feels like they're not close friends...
  4. Severe isolation and loneliness - INFP

    Hey, everyone! So this is my first time joining as a member, although I've actually been following the forum for over 8 years now, more or less around the time I was typed as an INFP. This community has actually been my saving grace through many rough patches, helping me realise I'm not alone...
  5. [INFJ] Is this what your loneliness looks like? (All types welcome)

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    I know there have been a few threads about loneliness in the past few months, but I wanted to see other people's view on this video. How accurate is it for you? Are you ever lonely? Do you feel lonely rarely? When did you first acknoweldge you were lonely? Have you ever said it out loud? I...
  6. INTP - On Loneliness, a plea for help.

    Dear reader: I am an INTP. A lonely one. Loneliness has followed me for years, haunting me silently and for some reason I cannot escape from her. She is my stone maiden, jealously guarding me from the peace and lasting happiness I so crave. Loneliness comes in many forms, but its worst...
  7. Sharing to Connect.

    General Psychology
    I just (on a desperate whim) did a google search of "conventionally good looking and lonely". I usually don't find many gems (who does right? a gem is hard to find) in the search and end up disappointingly weeding through irrelevant results and dated forums. Short back story: I had plans for...
  8. Existential Dread and Depression

    General Psychology
    First post, not sure if I'm in the right category for this discussion, but here goes. I'm existentially depressed. My family thinks it's just a phase, or that I'm not "actually" depressed, just an existentialist. I'm 25 and finishing my first degree in nursing. I've tried, and succeeded, at...
  9. Boyfriend Extremely Lonely

    Advice Center
    This has been an issue for awhile, but most advice I’ve read has suggested that he will find his own way out of it and to just be supportive/understanding of his situation. Unfortunately, I’ve been doing exactly that, and there’s no sign of changes. I’m suspecting that that advice might not...
  10. I feel more lonely when I'm around people, even when I'm around people I love.

    Advice Center
    I can no longer be myself with people. It makes me feel even lonelier and I end up crying, so I stand apathetic.
  11. Extravert forced to be introvert & vice versa?

    Myers Briggs Forum
    What are your experiences when you were an introvert forced to socialize and maybe even thought you were an extravert? Or maybe you're an extravert who doesn't have friends (me) for several reasons and had to learn to be alone? I think the first example is more common in US and Canadian...
  12. [INFJ] Me, Myself, and I. And that's the problem..

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    This is the first time I've gathered up the courage to post matters of the heart on an online forum regarding my personality type. I am an INFJ female, and honestly I'm going to just be direct and up front as to why I'm making this thread. Like most INFJ's, I suffer from that whole "on the...
  13. Am I really not alone being an INFJ?

    This is my first post here, I'm honestly stuck on what I want to say about the issues bothering me. Its not at all easy to open up and allow others to view my personal words. I first want to say that I am an INFJ, and I've read about my personality type quite alot and I have a clear...
  14. [INTJ] Soul crushing loneliness

    INTJ Forum - The Scientists
    Hello fellow INTJ's Since last year I've started to feel very lonely it is almost indistinguishable from physical pain. It was last year I realized that I didn't have any close or good friend. When most of my peers started to go out it became clear to me that nobody really likes me and prefers...
  15. [INFP] Socially Inept INFPs?

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Any other INFPs out there socially deficient, especially when it comes to talking with women? Sometimes I'm good with talking to strangers, but I feel like these issues hinder me from finding a girlfriend / meaningful relationship: - "beta" male, don't believe in dominance nor manipulation -...
  16. Work and the Loneliness Epidemic (article)

    General Psychology
    Work and the Loneliness Epidemic Thoughts, discussions? I've been out of the corporate world and been a small business owner for close to a decade now. Naturally, despite knowing I'm not alone in this, I have to fight...
  17. [INFP] Infp and loneliness

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Hi, I am an INFP and for the last 2 years I've been feeling this loneliness and i don't know how to cope with that. So I started researching and I kinda have the feeling it seems to be one INFP problem (not just, but also). I don't know about the rest of you, but I really just wanna find...
  18. loneliness dangerous?

    Science and Technology
    an interesting article about loneliness becoming more dangerous and a prevalent cause of death: Widespread loneliness is killing people and we need to start taking this seriously - ScienceAlert What do you think?
  19. [INFJ] Fe is not my friend

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    I was wondering if this experience is familiar to anyone and if anyone has any ideas on how to change it? Although I always need time to recover from social interactions I also find them to be very stimulating. After long periods of being a complete hermit, I tend to get a “high” from talking...
  20. [INFJ] Social Anxiety

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Hey dear INFJs! I guess I am not the first on with that topic here, but this needs to get out of my head. Well, I am pretty much alone (which is no problem I can manage my day with that, it´s totally okay), but I would consider myself as lonely. Before I want to mention, that loneliness has so...