I’ve have recently started some major rework on this blog to turn it into something better than it currently is. I started this website mainly as an outlet for my own thoughts but in the future I want this to eventually become a more serious blog with lots of INFJ, MBTI and HSP research. I just registered the domain www.infjramblings.com so feel free to update your bookmarks. The old address will still work as well. The blog will be getting a new layout and logos in the next few weeks so stay tuned for that.
Here is a long due update for the reading list to keep you occupied while I rework this blog. I’ve included some mixed books this time and I have read all of them and they are all highly recommended.
This is one of my favorite subjects and every INFJ will love this book. The research presented in it is a testament for the true nature of the world and that there is a lot more going on behind the scenery of life then one might thing. Cannot recommend this enough!
If you have read some of my previous blog posts you might have noticed that I occasionally write about HSPs (Highly Sensitive Persons). Statistically it appears that a lot of INFJs are also HSPs. This book is the number one resource on HSPs and includes lots of research and great tips on how to make life easier as an HSP. Elaine N. Aron Ph.D. (Author) is a pioneer in this field of research and is an HSP herself, great read!
Are you a highly sensitive person?
Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you “too shy” or “too sensitive” according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).
Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the Highly Sensitive Person, it’s a way of life. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a psychotherapist, workshop leader and highly sensitive person herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations. Drawing on her many years of research and hundreds of interviews, she shows how you can better understand yourself and your trait to create a fuller, richer life.
In The Highly Sensitive Person , you will discover:
* Self-assessment tests to help you identify your particular sensitivities
* Ways to reframe your past experiences in a positive light and gain greater self-esteem in the process
* Insight into how high sensitivity affects both work and personal relationships
* Tips on how to deal with overarousal
* Informations on medications and when to seek help
* Techniques to enrich the soul and spirit
Get it here:
The Highly Sensitive Person
The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World (Step-By-Step Guides)
Another great book for HSPs. This one is a smaller format and more condensed with information that might be useful on daily basis. I like to bring this on trips and vacations sometimes where I know I will be having a stressful time. It keeps me based in reality and reminds me why I feel the way I feel sometimes. Highly recommended if you need some tips on coping!
As an HSP, the most important thing you can learn is how to manage your increased sensitivity to both physical and emotional stimulation. This accessible, practical guide contains strategies to help you master this critical skill. Build your coping skills by exploring the books engaging exercises. Then, keep the book by your side, a constant companion as you make your way through your vibrant and highly stimulating world.
- Find out what it means to be a highly sensitive person
- Take the self-examination quiz and find out whether you are highly sensitive
- Learn coping techniques indispensable to IHP’s
- Discover how to manage distractions like noise and time pressure at home and at work
- Reduce sensory-provoked tension with meditation and deep relaxation techniques
- Navigate the challenges of interacting with others in social and intimate relationship
The best book I’ve read on the subject of introversion. There is a great chapter in this book about the different neurochemistry of introverts and extroverts and how science have showed that we are actually born with this trait. This is a good book to read if you are having troubles accepting yourself as an introvert.
At least one out of four people prefers to avoid the limelight, tends to listen more than they speak, feels alone in large groups, and requires lots of private time to restore their energy. They’re introverts, and here is the book to help them boost their confidence while learning strategies for successfully living in an extrovert world.
After dispelling common myths about introverts-they’re not necessarily shy, aloof, or antisocial–The Introvert Advantage explains the real issues. Introverts are hardwired from birth to focus inward, so outside stimulation-chitchat, phone calls, parties, office meetings-can easily become “too much.”The Introvert Advantage dispels introverts’ belief that something is wrong with them and instead helps them recognize their inner strengths-their analytical skills, ability to think outside the box, and strong powers of concentration. It helps readers understand introversion and shows them how to determine where they fall on the introvert/extrovert continuum. It provides tools to improve relationships with partners, kids, colleagues, and friends, offering dozens of tips, including 10 ways to talk less and communicate more, 8 ways to showcase your abilities at work, how to take a child’s temperament temperature, and strategies for socializing. Finally, it shows how to not just survive, but thrive-how to take advantage of the introvert’s special qualities to create a life that’s just right for the introvert temperament, to discover new ways to expand their energy reserves, and even how, when necessary, to confidently become a temporary extrovert.
I recently switched my daily multivitamin for a delicious juice or smoothie each day, and one of the best decisions I ever made. This helps in keeping my health and wellbeing in shape which is very important for emotional health as an INFJ and HSP. Not only do I get all the vitamins I need but also all the healthy phytonutrients from fruits and vegetables which you can’t get in any pill. It’s a great way to start the day and I bought this book to get some recipe inspiration for different juices and smoothies. I’ve done quite a few and they are all taste great and the book include details on nutrients and health effects of different fruits and vegetables. My favorite is the New Zealand Special, orange, kiwi, banana and Manuka honey, try it!
The No.1 bestselling juicing author Jason Vale is back with his ultimate book of juices and smoothies. His complete recipe book contains recipes for over 100 easy and delicious juices and smoothies to help you lose weight, get healthy and feel fantastic. Jason Vale, the inspirational king of juice detoxing and the man who helped Jordan lose 2 stone in 3 months, has compiled his definitive selection of over 100 simple but delicious, low-fat juice and smoothie recipes. Keeping it Simple has the perfect juice or smoothie, whether you want to slim down, get healthy or just need a little juice-boost pick-me-up on a rainy day. With Jason’s motivational tips and unique ‘3-Day Super Juice Detox’ programme you will not only clean your system, rid yourself of physical addictions and get extra energy, but you will also learn the fundamental Juicy Rules for a permanently slim, trim and healthy body. With a complete list of ailments that can be cured by each juice, and a full breakdown of all the minerals and nutrients contained in each recipe, this is the ultimate collection of juicing recipes for full health, extra energy and permanent weight loss. Includes: * Over 100 delicious recipes for juices and smoothies * Jason’s slimming 3-Day Super Juice Detox * The Juice Master’s Natural Pharmacy – juices for common ailments * Complete A-Z of fruit and veg – how specific vitamins and minerals help health and vitality * Kids Stuff – how to get your kids to drink fruit and vegetables and love them!