Myers-Briggs was founded by, unsurprisingly, two people named Myers and Briggs. Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter Isabel Briggs Meyers began to research personalities as Isabel searched for a husband. They weren’t psychologists, but they drew from the writings of Carl Jung and their own observations of humanity. They sound exactly like the kind of people I’d love to get to know. I mean, creating your own personality archetypes?! Amazing. The MBTI system is composed of si
I hesitated to write this post. I hesitated because I knew it could easily become an entire book instead of just a short blog post. But I’ve limited myself to just a few hundred words, so hopefully you’ll stick around to the end to see what happens. Ever since I was about twelve years old, I’ve been fascinated by psychology and personality types. I discovered the Myers-Briggs personality type indicator around that same time, and it’s safe to say I was hooked. Since then, I’ve
Hey folks, this is your friendly INFJ writer reporting from a downtown Kansas City Starbucks at 7:40 on a Monday night. I’m currently procrastinating Biology, so I thought this would be an excellent moment to write about FOCUS. #ironicsarcasm How do you focus? Here's the short answer: it's about checking all your distractions at the door and not letting them enter your brain. Just being all-present in the moment that you're working. Sort of like meditation, but instead of cle
It started on a cool fall morning sitting inside the Filling Station coffeehouse. I was drinking tea; Caroline had coffee. "We should do another project." I said. "One that brings together all of the writing research we've done over the years, and stuff. Like a curriculum but less school-y." "Yes. YES. Let's start a doc!" Caroline said. (side note: if you've known us long enough, you know that any time Caroline or I have an idea, we start a document for it. Always. So we lite
Hi, I'm Olivia.
INFJ. Writer. Artist. Reader. Lover of TED talks. Quietly opinionated.
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