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  1. [INFP] I am an INFP. Can psychotherapy change my personality?

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Hi everyone, I have a bit weird question. I've been struggling with social anxiety and overthinking for many years. Recently, I decided on psychotherapy because I got really tired of my obsessive thoughts or social phobia. It's very exhausting. I already met with my psychotherapist a few times...
  2. [INFJ] First time going to Psychotherapy

    INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Hey dear INFJs. =) I guess this was asked a few times here but: In two days I will have my first visit to my psychologist and I am really excited and a little scared. After a few years of dealing with sadness, emptyness and anxiety I decided myself to take that step. I will have a 45 minute...
  3. [Enneagram Type 4] 4w5s, 5w4s, and the schizoid personality

    Type 4 Forum - The Individualist
    As many of us perhaps know, psychoanalysis too has a typology, although it is mostly based on psychopathology. The 'schizoid' personality is the one I relate to, most certainly. The psychoanalyst Nancy McWilliams has recently written an article on the structure of the schizoid personality which...
  4. [Enneagram Type 4] What is the kind of work (professional) that you would do for free?

    Type 4 Forum - The Individualist
    While reading Irvin Yalom's evocative book Staring at the Sun: Overcoming the Terror of Death, I came across a passage where Yalom - an existential psychotherapist, tells his friend that one of the most fulfilling aspects of his life is his work as a psychotherapist. "I'd do it for free," he...
  5. [Enneagram Type 4] type 4 as psychotherapists / famous type 4 psychotherapists

    Type 4 Forum - The Individualist
    Psychotherapy often comes up as one of the recommended careers for type 4s. Has any of you considered a career in psychotherapy? I am studying psychology and I do feel that my interest in the inner world is far more than that of most people I know. That is perhaps the most important factor that...
  6. [Enneagram Type 4] the enneagram types in therapy

    Type 4 Forum - The Individualist
    i posted this in the general enneagram theory forum but didn't get many responses. i would like to know more about people's experiences in therapy, so i'm reposting this here. hope that is not against the forum rules. --- have you been to therapy? by therapy, i mean long-term, depth...
  7. the enneagram types in therapy

    Enneagram Personality Theory Forum
    have you been to therapy? by therapy, i mean long-term, depth psychotherapy - inclusive of psychodynamic, humanistic, existential and jungian therapies. the other kinds of therapy, i feel, do not bring out the personality in its depths. what is your type and what was your therapist's type...
  8. [INFP] INFP and ENFJ

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Have any INFPs here been in close relationships with ENFJs? This January, I started one of the most important and intimate relationships of my life - I entered therapy with a psychoanalytic therapist, who, most probably, is an ENFJ. Much of what I feel for her is interpreted as transference...
  9. What is the best way to be know your type?

    NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers
    How did you discover your type? I am 27 now. I have been interested in MBTI and Jungian types since I was 17, off and on. However, it is only in the last 3 months or so that I feel certain that I am an INFP. I have always been confused about whether I am an INTP or an INFP. I usually scored...
  10. [INFP] INFPs and academia

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    This is an extension of the thread I started about INFPs and philosophy. I've always had an ambivalent relationship to academia. I love reading, and my room is full of books - mostly on religion or psychology, and some autobiographies and books on art. However, I find much of academic...
  11. [INFP] INFPs as psychotherapists

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    I'm an INFP who has been habituated to live very much in the intellectual world. I'm about to make a major career decision. I've been fascinated with psychotherapy - Jung, Freud, Frankl, Rogers, etc. - since my late teens and I'm 27 now. I chose not to study to be a therapist, initially...
  12. Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP)

    General Psychology
    Have you heard of neuro-linguistic programming (NLP)? It is the study of success and what a person can do to be more successful by changing thought or speech patterns. It is valuable in self-help and psychotherapy. Below are links if you are interested, and it is worth a look...
  13. [INFP] Emdr

    INFP Forum - The Idealists
    I posted this in General Psychology, but nobody said anything. I figured I would go straight to my friends. Have any of you heard of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing? Have you tried it? Did you find it helpful? It sounds fascinating to me. Someone suggested that I look into it. I...
  14. Emdr

    General Psychology
    Have any of you heard of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing? Have you tried it? Did you find it helpful? It sounds fascinating to me. Someone suggested that I look into it. I doubt it can do me any harm, but I wonder about experiences other people may have had.
  15. Abraham Maslow, Metaneeds and Metapathologies

    General Psychology
    So, yesterday while I was researching on theories and practices of psychotherapy, I stumbled upon Abraham Maslow. Maslow is a humanistic psychologist mostly known for developing the 'hierarchy of needs' and popularizing the term 'self-actualization'. I also like and agree with Maslow a lot...
  16. [INTJ] INTJ and psychotherapy

    INTJ Forum - The Scientists
    Has an INTJ here ever been in therapy for anxiety or overboard perfectionist traits? I'm struggling with both plus things that happened in the past that I've never talked to anyone about because, well, I don't. But the thought of going to therapy and expressing feelings makes me cringe. I'm a...