INFPs Can Easily Become Addicted – Recovery is Vital | INFP CareersI believe INFPs are particularly prone to addiction due to their sensitive nature and dislike of pain (I had my own problems with alcohol). Addiction can mess up your entire world, and your vision of reality. When your understanding of reality is wrong, it can cause you a lot of confusion about your purpose and ultimately interfere with your career, your family and many other aspects of your life.
This is quite true isn't it? Whether this is addicted to finding the perfect partner, or whether to find the perfect job (that's me!), or whether to find the perfect life (those of you who is still ruminating..)....
I am grateful to have come across mbti in a way, because it allowed myself to understanding what is "ruminating" in a personal context. When it happens for me, and how it happens for me. This is the classic looping experience, isn't it? When we take something and continually try to find the perfect thing without being focused and living a more balanced life. Next thing you know, time flies by and you forget who you are, and what you are doing. Cos time does not even register in your mind any more, and you forget the names of your family and friends, and the interactions you had with them.
When people say this, I used to think that this is almost a given in life, but no, it does not have to be this way. I'm just shocked that it has happened to me and I let things go to pot.
Has anyone felt the same way, or realised that they have focused too much of their time on something but it isn't exactly what they want ultimately ? How do you get yourself out of that ?
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