Rainy Days and Mondays

Whenever it’s a rainy Monday (or any gloomy day, really) I break out The Carpenters and am instantly cheered up. Why did I not grow up in the 70s? Also, PSA: the entire Brady Bunch series is now on Hulu.

I wish that everyone had to walk around with their Myers Briggs personality written on their forehead (or a name tag would be fine I guess). Then I wouldn’t have to creepily ask everyone I meet, “Have you taken the Myers Briggs? What is your personality? Let’s discuss it in depth.” (Okay maybe I leave out the discussion part, but I will secretly wish that you’ll contemplate your life with me).

Here I go, writing about myself again (well, it is my blog). I’m completely copying the below from a Thought Catalog article because I feel like I could have written it myself. All of these things are way too accurate. So if you ever meet an INFJ, this is probably what’s happening in their brain.

I also realize that all of this might sound kind of dumb to other people. Like why do you care so much about personalities? Idk psychology is interesting, yo.

Struggles Only INFJs Will Understand

  • Being able to predict with eerie accuracy how a situation is going to play out.
  • Having zero interest in casual dating in a world that’s obsessed with flings and one-night stands.
  • The consistent, nagging voice in the back of your mind telling you that you’re not living up to your full potential.
  • Having never met another person like yourself, since INFJs are (a) Only 1% of the population and (b) Usually inside reading a book.
  • Fooling everyone into thinking you’re an extrovert while you’re in public and then confusing the heck out of them when you don’t want to go out tonight because… well, you just don’t want to.
  • When pretty much all of your favorite people are fictional.
  • When you want to go to sleep but your brain wants to stay up analyzing the great mysteries of the universe.
  • When a conversation with someone doesn’t unfold the way you meticulously planned for it to in your mind.
  • Being in tune with absolutely everybody’s feelings except your own.
  • “Funny thing – I already watched our entire relationship play out in my mind. It ended in a painful divorce ten years down the road at which point I lost custody of our beautiful Dachshund Aristotle, whom I loved with all my heart. So no, I won’t be available to go out on a second date with you.”
  • Oscillating between revealing absolutely nothing about yourself to others and then revealing way too much and apologizing for it.
  • Actually, feeling the need to apologize for pretty much any emotion or need that you outwardly express.
  • When you finally find the nerve to open up to a loved one about what you’re thinking or feeling deep down – and then they still don’t get it.
  • Needing close relationships in order to be happy, but also needing a lot of alone time in order to be happy.
  • Being intellectually gifted but also entirely out of touch with the world around you.
  • Kind of fitting in everywhere but really fitting in nowhere.
  • When you occasionally remember that the rest of the world doesn’t live life almost entirely inside of their minds – and honestly having no idea what that must be like.

And here are some more songs because… rainy Monday. 🙂