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Taurus Temper: 6 Things That Enrage the Bull

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“The bull seldom rushes forward to stomp on your toes. He simply wants to be left alone. Don’t disturb him and he’ll remain contented. Press him and he becomes obstinate. Shove too hard, tease too much, and be prepared for violent rage. He can go for months and years on end. exhibiting perfect poise and control, inhaling the fragrance of the posies and ignoring the nervous clacking and clucking all around him. Then some unexpected day, a pushy person will pile one straw too many on his broad back. He’ll snort, begin to paw the earth, narrow his eyes-and charge. Get out of the way as fast as you can and run for your life! The Taurean temper is seldom displayed impulsively, but when the bull gets mad, he can destroy everything in his path, up to and including Scorpios. Destroy is not the right word. Demolish is better.”  —Linda Goodman, Sun Signs Continue reading

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    What Each Zodiac Sign is Most Sensitive About

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    Each zodiac sign comes with its own strengths, weaknesses and insecurities. They may not be obvious, but If you dig deep enough, you will likely find that just about everyone has something they are hypersensitive about. A lot of those sensitivities may be too specific and particular to each individual beyond what the zodiac sun sign alone can account for. Nevertheless, the zodiac signs may be sensitive about some things more than others. Here is a look at what each zodiac sign is likely to be most sensitive about. Continue reading

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    Aries Temper: 6 Things That Make Aries Angry

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    The Aries temper is a force to be reckoned with. The fire signs of the zodiac (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) are all known for their passionate and tempestuous nature. Just like the transformative power of fire, their energy can be used to create and give warmth but also destroy! As a zodiac sign ruled by the planet Mars, Aries is particularly quick tempered, aggressive and courageous. Aries is the indisputable hot-head of the zodiac but their anger comes and goes quickly like a tornado in contrast to the more sustained, tropical storm-like fury of a Taurus. Here is a look at 6 things that will trigger the temper of an Aries. Continue reading

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    6 Things That Make Scorpios Lose Their Temper

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    The Scorpio Temper

    For the most part, Scorpios have a knack for remaining composed. As the reigning kings and queens of the poker face, you will never know what they’re feeling—which is kind of an amazing feat as this water sign feels a lot. Raging storms may be brewing inside, but on the outside, they present themselves as the picture of calm. It’s no wonder this sign is known for its inclination toward revenge. All of the suppressed emotions eventually need an outlet, and the best perpetrator for revenge is someone who doesn’t reveal their cards. However, there are a few special instances when Scorpios get stretched to the limit and they lose their temper. When this happens, it’s best to run as far away as possible. Continue reading

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    The 5 Stages of INTP Anger

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    INTPs have emotions like everyone else, but managing them effectively can be challenging to them. They tend to bury and ignore negative emotion because they scarcely understand what they are feeling and have almost no comfortable way of expressing it. When INTPs become angry, it is likely due to an issue they have avoided, or allowed to persist for too long. Here is the progression of INTP anger in 5 stages. Continue reading

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    Which Zodiac Sign Has The Worst Temper?

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    Everyone has their limits. Under the right conditions, even the most loving and kind hearted people have the capacity for rage and fury. Here is a look at the top 6 most temperamental Zodiac Signs.

    #6 – Virgo

    Because of their fussy and anal retentive nature, Virgo can be very temperamental. They usually get upset when their specific expectations or standards are not met. Virgo is one of the more neurotic and perfectionistic signs and so mistakes and errors are among the things that can readily set them off. For them, details matter and they are the type to make mountains out of mole hills. If you don’t want to get on Virgo’s bad side, make sure you pay close attention to what they ask for.  

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    How Each MBTI Type Uses Extraverted Feeling

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    In the Myers-Briggs, extraverted feeling is a cognitive function described as having a focus on harmony, communication and connection with other people. Only 8 of the 16 MBTI types have Fe in their main 4-function stack. The others have it as a shadow function. Here is a look at how extroverted feeling is manifested and utilized by each MBTI personality type. Continue reading

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    Emotional Triggers of Each MBTI Type

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    An emotional trigger is a pattern of stimuli that predictably invokes an emotional response. Here is a look at what potentially sets off each MBTI type emotionally. Continue reading

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    How Each MBTI Type Processes Emotions

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    For each MBTI personality type, the way in which emotions are processed and dealt with will no doubt differ. Here is a look at how you process emotion according to your Myers Briggs type. Continue reading

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    How Each Myers Briggs Type Deals With Grief

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    Grieving is one of those unfortunate things that most of us will eventually experience at some point in our lives. The grieving process varies from person to person so here is a look at how each MBTI type is likely to deal with their despair. Continue reading

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    What Each MBTI Type Is Likely To Get Depressed About

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    Life has it’s ups and downs and even the happiest people of this earth are bound to experience sadness in one form or another. Some things may weigh more heavily than others among the MBTI personalities. Here is a brief look at what could be the most depressing thing for each Myers-Briggs type.

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    How Each Myers-Briggs Type Behaves When Upset

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    Everyone gets down in the dumps from time to time, but coping mechanisms may differ from person to person. Here is a look at how each MBTI personality type may deal with their emotional distress. Continue reading

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    What Each MBTI Personality Hates

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    Everyone has a list of pet peeves that bug them. Here is a bucket of vexing things each Myers-Briggs type is likely to hate.

    What INTP Hates:

    • Eating with other people. Rather eat alone in private peacefully.
    • Glib, stupid questions: So how’s life treating ya?
    • When other people ignorantly assume what’s good for them is also good for INTP.
    • When people make decisions based on group consensus rather than making up their own mind.
    • When a boss digs into the details of what they’re doing (micromanagement).
    • When people are more concerned with appearing good than being good.
    • When people make a fuss and complain about trivial things.
    • When people shame other people for doing harmless things.
    • Rules that are unnecessary, senseless or pointless.
    • Working in teams.

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    INTJ Depression Causes and Symptoms

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    Are INTJs Prone To Depression?


    [dropcap]E[/dropcap]very Myers Briggs type feels the pangs of sadness, but INTJ depression, like all depression, is more than the occasional despair we all feel from time to time. Normal sadness is a natural response to upsetting events and set backs that take the wind out of our sails, but it is a relatively short-lived experience for most people.

    Depression however can linger for much longer, and in the process may have debilitating affects on work performance and concentration and also damage relationships. It is a mental illness that afflicts 1 in every 21 Americans and it manifests in a variety of forms under an assortment of names like Seasonal Affective Disorder, Dysthymia and Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder. To be diagnosed with depression, symptoms must be present most of the day, nearly every day for at least 2 weeks.

    The occurrence of depression, especially INTJ Depression is not a sign of weakness nor something that can be redressed with a simple attitude adjustment. People who suffer from it cannot simply “snap out of it”. It afflicts women more than men, possibly due to hormonal factors that are more present in females. There are various treatments for depression including Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT), psychotherapy and anti-depressant medications. Scientific studies have shown that good nutrition and physical exercise are also effective at improving symptoms mood disorders such as depression.

    The INTJ is among the types considered most prone to depression. This may be due in part to their statistically low satisfaction in relationships and excessive isolation. An INTJ may often feel at odds with a world filled with superficiality and banality. They don’t easily identify with others and this will often lead to misunderstandings on both sides of the divide.

    Although INTJ people are upfront about what they think and feel about others, they often ignore rather than address much of what bugs them. They maintain a poker face in most situations and are not easily goaded into losing their temper. They may internalize unexpressed resentments that may have a toxic influence on their psyche and lead to intense outbursts.

    INTJ Existential Depression Causes


    The causes of depression are complex and varied but genetics may play a role (an even bigger role in bipolar disorder). Research suggests that a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors are at work. Some people may have a genetic vulnerability to depression which may run in the family but external familial relationships may also contribute to this.

    Depression can occur along side other serious illnesses, such as diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and Parkinson’s disease. Depression can make these conditions worse and vice versa. Sometimes medications taken for these illnesses may cause side effects that contribute to depression symptoms.

    The onset of INTJ depression can be very gradual and thus may be mistaken for normal sadness. The effects are cumulative and may develop over the course of years until it becomes obvious that it has been hindering quality of life. It can lead to nihilism, suicidal thoughts, depersonalization and anxiety. Causes of depression in the INTJ personality type may include:

    • Being unable to look after themselves and feeling dependent on others.
    • Severed relationships
    • Repeated failures related to their goals and plans
    • A radical change or major life-shift
    • Feeling powerless and not in control over their lives
    • Being persecuted or having their work rejected

    Others may not even recognize INTJ depression since INTJ people often do not exhibit tell tale signs for others to see. They soldier on in stoic fashion publicly but frequently withdraw into solitude where they may brood and wallow in a pity party to which no else is invited.

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    Signs Of A Very Depressed INTJ


    • Anhedonia – Inability to experience pleasure and interest in things normally enjoyed.
    • Diminished motivation and confidence
    • Excessive reliance on alcohol or caffeine
    • Sleeping too much or too little
    • Feeling sluggish and energy-depleted
    • Feeling excessive anxiety, restlessness and worry
    • Consuming prescription medicine above the recommended dosage.
    • Having low self-esteem and irrational feelings of guilt
    • Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood
    • Feelings of hopelessness or pessimism
    • Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, or helplessness
    • Loss of interest or pleasure in hobbies or activities
    • Difficulty concentrating, remembering, or making decisions
    • Appetite and/or weight changes
    • Thoughts of death or suicide or suicide attempts
    • Restlessness or irritability
    • Aches or pains, headaches, cramps, or digestive problems without a clear physical cause and/or that do not ease even with treatment

    INTJ Depression Stages


    When they descend into depression, an INTJ will exhibit a number of progressively self destructive and self defeating characteristics such as:

    1. Isolationism 

    An INTJ will isolate themselves even more than normal when they are in a depressed state. They may spend excessive time in their heads fixating on negative thought loops and unhealthy  behavior patterns. At this time they will have little to no interest in connecting with people or reaching  out to others for help. They prefer to sort out their issues on their own, but feedback from a trustworthy confidante can be of help in bringing an INTJ back to normal. On the other hand, INTJs are also said to be one of the types most likely to seek out professional help for troublesome situations.

    2. Nihilism and Misanthropy

    INTJ types carry a reputation for being high-handed and blunt in expressing their contempt for what they view as stupidity from others. They may cultivate an abidingly anti-social attitude that may leave them with a sense of loneliness over the lack of kindred spirits or like-minded souls with whom they can relate. This can engender spitefulness from others and social ostracism which may only reaffirm or further deepen INTJ’s grievances against the world.

    3. Loss of Purpose

    The INTJ’s sense of willful purpose and desire to take action and affect change will give way to hopeless despair. In their demoralized state, the INTJ will have difficulty mustering the energy to do much of anything productive. They will be hard on themselves and second guess their abilities. They will feel generally defeated and powerless in their capacity to control their future.

    4. Self Medicating with Recreational Drugs and Alcohol

    Many INTJs will turn to drug use and drinking habits as an unhealthy coping mechanism fueled by inferior extroverted sensing. This of course only makes things worse and numbs the pain rather than heals it. This is often part of the downward spiral that will reinforce feelings of worthlessness and leave an INTJ feeling hollow and dead inside.

    5. Hindered Problem Solving Skills

    Under depression, an INTJ will feel less intelligent and there is science behind the damaging effects of depression on intelligence. INTJ types are excellent problem solvers but this ability will be noticeably impaired by the low-functioning malaise depression creates.

    6. Reckless Behavior

    INTJs will be inclined to make bad decisions when in a depressed state and may engage in risky behavior such as gambling or impulsive acts that are poorly thought out. They may throw caution to the wind and allow themselves to just unravel and take whatever comes.

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    Treatment for INTJ Depression


    Because INTJ types have a great ability to self-identify the sources and causes behind their psychological torment, they are often capable of overcoming their depression through private analysis and reflection. Here are some tips for anyone dealing with depression:

    1. Focus on making a distinction between your emotions and moods. Emotions are temporary fluctuations of feeling whereas mood is a more persistent state. Temporary thrills like junk food binges may feel good for the moment, but will likely not improve your overall state of happiness.

    2. Taking action in and of itself has an antidepressant effect and can boost self-esteem and suppress negative thinking surrounding yourself. Physical exercise is one way in which we can feel improvement in ourselves. It is stimulating and can activate a number of psychological reward systems related to accomplishment.

    3. Venting and verbalizing your grievances can have a therapeutic effect on depression. If you don’t have a therapist, ranting to a friend or sympathetic listener can help lift your mood. According to psychologists, this has to do with our desire to manage our status in the eyes of others. It is emotionally satisfying to unload some of our emotional baggage in front of someone else.

    4. Get rid of unrealistic personal demands on yourself stemming from unhealthy or unnecessary beliefs. You may be depressing yourself with self-defeating expectations that often set you up for disappointment. “I must appear intelligent at all times or I won’t succeed.” “I’m not good enough to date her.”

    5. Find constructive, long-range creative projects to work on. Doing creative work has greater benefit in alleviating depression than mindless busy work which may only provide a temporary distraction.

    Where can I go for help?


    If you are unsure where to go for help, ask your health provider or check out the NIMH Help for Mental Illnesses webpage at www.nimh.nih.gov/findhelp. Another Federal health agency, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), maintains an online Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator at https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov/ . You can also check online for mental health professionals; contact your community health center, local mental health association, or insurance plan to find a mental health professional. Hospital doctors can help in an emergency.

    If you or someone you know is suffering from depression: 

    Call the toll-free, 24-hour hotline of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255); TYY: 1-800-799-4TTY (4889)

     

    Other INTJ Posts:


    25 INTJ Statistics | Facts About INTJ

    6 Reasons Why INTJs Love ENFPs

    How To Spot An INTJ In Public

    The INTJ

    101 Things INTJs Hate

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    MBTI Stress | The 16 Types When Overwhelmed With Stress

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    [dropcap]M[/dropcap]ounting stress and pressure can lead to a complete and epic unraveling of our psychological fabric that gives way to a side of ourselves that others despise. How we respond to that stress and the types of stress we are sensitive to will vary from person to person. In the Myers Briggs type theory, each personality type manifests signs of stress in ways particular to them and the sources and causes of it will differ as well. Although there are life conditions that everyone finds to be stressful, the stress responses of some types can be triggered by events and circumstances that a different type may experience as desirable and energizing.

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    INTP

    [dropcap]U[/dropcap]nder extreme stress, INTPs will become hyper critical of other’s expectations and demands, while simultaneously craving their affection and appreciation. INTP’s thoughts will grow increasingly complicated and disconnected from objective reality, instead focusing on largely subjective and paranoid interpretations of the events occurring around them. Frustrations will lead INTPs to develop various phobias and psychosomatic fears, becoming uncharacteristically concerned with their physical health and the effect that their environment can have on it

    When stressed out, INTP’s intense emotions will come to the surface. Major triggers for this include having their need for space and introversion violated and disrespected (ex. others intruding on their space and uninvited visitors), or having their principles and convictions trampled on. Under these circumstances, INTPs will likely find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Extraverted Feeling.  At this point, INTPs are likely to behave completely out of character.  They will become more emotionally engaged and obsessed with their logic and will be more argumentative, while at the same time becoming increasingly disorganized and forgetful of mundane matters. INTPs may become hypersensitive and take insignificant details and remarks more personally than normal. They may develop the belief that others dislike or hate them, and they may become uncharacteristically emotional and bitter.


    Stressors:


    • Being boxed in and constrained by responsibilities
    • Being forced to do un-challenging and repetitive work
    • Working with incompetent, chatty people
    • Teamwork
    • Supervising others and monitoring their work
    • Too much extraverting
    • Emotionally charged situations
    • Being underappreciated for their abilities and contribution
    • People invading their space
    • INTP money issues

    Stress Response:


    • Withdrawal and quietness; increased irritability
    • Excessive thinking and cogitating with emphasis on logic; paralysis of analysis
    • Intellectually combative and increasingly insensitive to emotional climate
    • Emotional outbursts
    • Feelings of not being liked or appreciated
    • Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion
    • Passive aggressiveness
    • Sarcastic and mean remarks
    • Vagueness, distractibility, disorganization



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    Typically INTJ’s get peeved and discontented in environments where their intellectual prowess is not valued or appreciated. INTJs get drained in places full of noisy, boisterous people and when being forced to extravert themselves too much with little to no “alone time” to replenish their energy.  INTJs will also have little patience when working with people they deem to be lazy and incompetent. They quickly tire of tasks that require ample attention to detail with specific repetitive procedures and methods.

    INTJs are accustomed to living in their internal world at the expense of their physical and emotional needs. Romantic feelings can take them by surprise and destabilize their psychological balance. Because they feel their emotional impulses threaten their sense of self-control they often resort to denial of their existence and attempt to rationalize their emotions with logic and principles that do not even apply.


    Stressors:


    • Noisy boisterous environments
    • Lazy incompetent co-workers
    • Meticulous robotic work
    • New environments
    • Having to change their plans
    • Too much focus on the present
    • Not enough time to think ahead

    Stress Response:


    • Withdraw into the inner world of  images and possibilities; become quiet
    • Stubbornness and increased irritability
    • Become very busy; focus on low priority tasks
    • Become obsessively concerned with detail;paralysis of  analysis
    • Angry and critical at people and/or things
    • Over focused on gratifying the senses
    • Elitism; “I know everything, you know nothing”
    • Overdoing sensory activities like drinking, cleaning, working out etc.
    • Intense anger
    • INTJ depression



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    In most cases, ENTPs will be averse to environments wherever creativity is restricted or stifled.  ENTPs become stressed when they are deprived of external stimulation, denied autonomy, or are forced to commit themselves to binding decisions for which they have little wiggle room. They are also stressed by environments that do not appreciate their originality and clever ideas.

    When stressed, ENTPs will become flighty and will start to look for the nearest exit for fear that their freedom is at stake. They become impulsive and coquettish and justify their behavior so as to avoid perceived entrapment. ENTPs become increasingly defiant as pressure and responsibilities mount while at the same becoming ever more dependent on others to help them with managing various aspects of their duties.


    Stressors:


    • Lack of external stimulus
    • Feeling restricted and controlled
    • Having their creativity stifled
    • Being forced to make long term decisions
    • Working with individuals they view as incompetent
    • Having their cleverness go unappreciated
    • Having their principles violated
    • Working with mundane details
    • Overextending themselves

    Stress Response:


    • Excessive flow of  exciting new ideas without evaluation
    • Increased impatience, irritability, frankness, insensitivity, and debating
    • Over-involvement in numerous activities; stretched thin
    • Become obsessive, picky, and compulsive
    • Withdrawal, immobility, depression
    • Excessive and exaggerated worry about bodily sensations
    • Anxiety
    • Irritability, upset about insignificant things
    • Self-deprecation



    ENTJ

    When experiencing stress, ENTJs may fall “under the grip” of their inferior function, Introverted Feeling. This may emerge in response to intense emotions stemming from guilt over criticism of others, or having their strong values and/or feelings violated. When this happens, ENTJs are likely to exhibit behavior that is unlike them including uncharacteristic emotional outbursts and isolating themselves away from others while they try to restore control over their psychological balance.

    ENTJs are inclined to believe that the source of their distress lies outside of themselves and therefore they’re quick to blames others for their problems. They perceive other people as being needy and illogical, and also systems and organizations as inefficient and hindering. Everything and everyone seems to be holding them back, therefore they feel compelled to take matters into their own hands and set things right.


    Stressors:


    • Disruptions to their plans.
    • A Lack of results despite their hard efforts
    • Feeling incompetent
    • Lazy unmotivated people
    • Being in a subordinate roles
    • Inability to realize their goals
    • Hypersensitive emotional people
    • Feelings of guilt for criticizing others
    • Having their values and principles violated
    • Idleness and wasting of time.
    • Missed opportunities

    Stress Response:


    • Excessive criticism; categorical negative judgments about people and events
    • Increased irritability, sense of  pressure and anxiety, impatience, and insensitivity
    • Increasing tunnel vision and difficulty listening to input from others
    • Feeling out of  control; distress at possibly losing control
    • Strong emotional outbursts; feelings of vulnerability; withdrawal
    • Excessive sensitivity to feeling alone, left out, unappreciated
    • Sadism, not caring or not being aware when crushing other people’s feelings
    • Viewing others as weak
    • Closed mindedness, not willing to accept any alternatives



    INFP

    When experiencing stress overload, which may come from a gross or frequent violation of their deeply held values, spending time in an emotionally toxic and/or excessively critical environment, or worrying that they are about to lose someone or something (relationship, task, etc.) close to them, INFPs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Extraverted Thinking.  During this experience, the individual is likely to do things that are typically completely out of character.

    INFPs usually dislike conflict and are prone to acting in a passive-aggressive way when they experience frustration or dissatisfaction. They are deeply dedicated to being their ‘true selves’, to the extent that they will avoid any people or situations that do not fit in with their inner value system, tending to become rather intolerant and hard to please. As stress increases, they may become extremely whimsical and stubborn, insisting on acting as they feel but ignoring the logical consequences and implications of their actions.


    Stressors:


    • Inflexible schedules and routines
    • Violations of their values
    • Being in rowdy boisterous environments
    • Extraverting themselves too much
    • small talk and glib exchanges
    • disingenuous people
    • restrictions to their creativity
    • being tied down and working on highly detailed tasks

    Stress Response:


    • Withdraw, become preoccupied; begin noticing difficulty sleeping and increased eating
    • Become hypersensitive to imagined slights
    • Avoid or put off  actions that might create discomfort or conflict
    • Become extremely critical of  others
    • May find self  or others to be terribly incompetent
    • Exaggerated and impulsive directing or organizing of  environment or others
    • Hopelessness, sadness
    • Martyr-like attitude
    • Loss of confidence and motivation



    INFJ

    When faced with stress overload, which may come from dealing with unfamiliar environments with overwhelming amounts of details, having to extravert too much or in uncomfortable ways, or having their well settled plans disrupted, INFJs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Extraverted Sensing.  In this state, the individual is likely to do things that are typically completely out of character.  This may include over doing it on the pleasures of the senses by binge-eating, over-exercising, buying lots of useless items, etc..

    INFJs tend to withdraw from reality into a fantasy world of their own, which gradually gains importance as they become dissatisfied with their real life and the people in it. While fulfilling the demands of their outer commitments, they harbor secret criticism and the feeling that their imaginary world and the characters that inhabit it are more important than the actual people in their lives.


    Stressors:


    • discord in their relationships
    • violations of their values
    • excessive extraverting
    • Being amongst close-minded people
    • Feeling under appreciated and under-valued
    • Adjusting to new environments
    • disruptions to their plans
    • Lack of direction and purpose
    • Disharmony and conflict

    Stress Response:


    • Withdraw into the inner world of  images and possibilities; become quiet
    • Moodiness and perfectionism
    • Become very busy; focus on low priority tasks
    • Become obsessively concerned with detail; feeling out of  control
    • Angry and critical at people and/or things
    • Over focused on gratifying the senses
    • Elitism; “I know everything, you know nothing”
    • Overdoing sensory activities like drinking, cleaning, working out etc.
    • Intense anger



    ENFP

    When confronted with stressful situations, which may come from working in environments where their values are violated, having to focus for long periods of time on mundane details, and good old fashion exhaustion (often caused by overextending oneself), ENFPs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Introverted Sensing.  During this experience, the individual is likely to do things that are typically completely out of character such as splitting hairs over petty details and a reluctance to try anything new. This may include a reduced creativity and withdrawing into themselves and becoming depressed.

    ENFPs in distress tend to feel overloaded and overwhelmed by too much to do. They feel they’re trying to help others and make their lives better but their efforts are unappreciated and there are always more expectations and demands. In such situations, ENFPs are likely to start shirking their responsibilities, forgetting their appointments or being late for the deadlines.


    Stressors:


    • micromanaging and being micromanaged
    • being forced to focus on the here and now
    • having to follow restrictive regimens and routines
    • not being allowed to be creative
    • lack of external stimulus
    • fulfilling deadlines
    • Criticism
    • Lack of appreciation
    • Working within a highly structured, rigid, detail-oriented environment
    • Being required to do something that violates your values
    • Feeling distrusted, disrespected, ignored, not recognized
    • Receiving criticism about yourself or what you have created
    • Finding that you are unable to fulfill the multiple demands you have taken on yourself

    Stress Response:


    • Excessive flow of  exciting new ideas without evaluation
    • Increasing disorganization, impatience, and forgetfulness
    • Over-involvement in numerous activities;stretched thin
    • Become obsessive, picky, and compulsive
    • Withdrawal and isolation with depression
    • Excessive and exaggerated worry about bodily sensations
    • Anxiety
    • Irritability, upset about insignificant things
    • Self-deprecation
    • Obsessing about irrelevant details and facts
    • Focusing excessively on their body, imagining that they have some dire illness
    • Being irritable, snappish, impatient
    • Feeling depressed, hopeless; withdrawing
    • Failing to see any possibilities beyond their current, dismal reality
    • Being pessimistic and incapable of seeing the big picture
    • Engaging in inflexible, rigid thinking



    ENFJ

    When faced with stress overload, which may come from being expected to conform with something that goes against their values, spending time in an emotionally toxic, combative, and/or excessively critical environment, or being in an environment where there is a basic lack of trust between individuals, ENFJs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Introverted Thinking.  When this occurs, the individual is likely to do things that are typically completely out of character such as exhibiting indecision and excessive procrastination and overthinking.  They may also lash out at others, and become overly critical of mistakes committed by both themselves and others.

    ENFJs are likely to start feeling somewhat disappointed with the relationships they worked so hard to build. They experience a lack of enthusiasm and passion about the people around them and as a consequence they feel guilty about it, believing that they’re losing themselves and letting down their loved ones. Acutely concerned with being seen as empathetic, loving people and highly sensitive to rejection and criticism, they strive to maintain appearances even though deep inside they may feel rather joyless.


    Stressors:


    • disharmony
    • obstructions to their plans
    • deadlines
    • intense environments and working conditions
    • boring repetitive tasks
    • having to conform and go against their standards
    • absorbing other people’s stress
    • Being misunderstood or mistrusted
    • fear of not living up to their potential

    Stress Response:


    • Over attentive to others’ feelings—trying to make things “right” with others or trying to fix others’ perceived difficulties
    • Inflexibility and increasing difficulty seeing/trying new approaches
    • Begin noticing physical symptoms of stress;appetite disturbances
    • Extreme criticism, even condemnation, of others based on small events
    • Black-and-white thinking, confusion, needing assurance of  the “one” right answer
    • Withdrawal, criticism of  self, lack of  concern for your impact on others
    • Feeling unappreciated, taken for granted
    • General sadness, withdrawal
    • Frequent mood swings



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    ISFJ

    When laden with stress overload, which may come from dealing with unfamiliar territory and uncertain futures, dealing with others who seem to work outside of the current reality, or having to overuse their type by being expected to constantly act as “the responsible one”, ISFJs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Extraverted Intuition.  During this experience, the individual is likely to do things that are typically completely out of character such as perceiving slights and offenses that are more imagined than actual.  They may also become at odds with the facts and details they normally depend on. to the extent such details are interpreted as being ominous.

    ISFJs have the tendency to lose themselves in emotional and moral commitments, seeing themselves as indispensable to and intrinsic part of the cause they’ve identified with. At this point they can become self-sacrificing martyrs whose only purpose is the happiness and well-being of others. They can end up in bad relationships where they’re willingly being used and put in a service-oriented position. As their stress increases they begin to cling to people and try to keep them attached by undermining their independence and offering them unconditional care and support instead.


    Stressors:


    • feeling under appreciated and under valued
    • tense environments
    • tight deadlines
    • being overloaded with too many tasks
    • feeling like the only one who is responsible
    • dealing with abstract concepts
    • adjusting to new things, and people

    Stress Response:


    • Nose to the grindstone; increased irritability and sense of  pressure
    • Stubbornness; over focus on detail and organizing
    • Withdrawal and increased quietness; fatigue and other physical symptoms
    • Feelings of  loss of control or confusion
    • Excessive doom saying; anticipation of only negative futures
    • Unusually impulsive behavior
    • General negativity
    • Blaming others without a reason
    • Unusual impulsivity and spontanity



    ISTJ

    When faced with stress overload, which may come from dealing with unfamiliar territory and uncertain futures, dealing with others who seem to work outside of the current reality, or having to overuse their type by being expected to constantly act as “the responsible one”, ISTJs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Extraverted Intuition.  During this experience, the individual is likely to do things that are typically completely out of character such as interpreting bizarre meanings and focusing on negative possibilities rather than the present reality.

    As the pressure rises, they become increasingly intolerant of diversity and may start seeing other people as irresponsible and lacking appropriate standards and ethics. They try to take control of others and become stuck in limiting rules and regulations, afraid of change and taking any risks into the unknown.


    Stressors:


    • dealing with problems for which their past experience is of no use
    • having to improvise
    • too much extraverting
    • emotionally intense situations
    • disorganized environments
    • tight dealines
    • deviating from established methods and trying new approaches
    • Being asked to do something without a plan or direction
    • being in unfamiliar surroundings

    Stress Response:


    • Nose to the grindstone; increased irritability
    • Stubbornness; over focus on detail and organizing
    • Withdrawal and increased quietness
    • Feelings of  loss of  control or confusion
    • Excessive doom saying; anticipation of only negative futures
    • Unusually impulsive behavior
    • General negativity
    • Blaming others without a reason
    • Unusual impulsivity and spontanity



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    ESFJ

    When faced with stress overload, which may come from being expected to conform with something that goes against their values, spending time in an emotionally toxic, combative, and/or excessively critical environment, or being in an environment where there is a basic lack of trust between individuals, ESFJs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Introverted Thinking.  During this experience, the individual is likely to do things that are typically completely out of character such as over-analyzing problems and exhibiting indecision. They may also become highly critical of others logic and thus lash out at them, focusing on their mistakes and perceived lack of competence, and flaws.

    ESFJs usually keep their distress and inner conflicts away from public eye. They are terrified of being judged and criticized by others while on the other hand they can be highly intolerant of what they perceive as inappropriate behaviors. They begin to feel used and unappreciated by others and as their resentment grows, they are prone to rash and thoughtless actions that may end up damaging the relationships they care so much for.


    Stressors:


    • lack of structure in the workplace
    • dealing with abstract concepts
    • interpersonal conflict
    • sudden changes to their plans
    • tight dealines
    • disharmony in their relationships
    • conflicts and violations of their values
    • feeling unappreciated and unsupported by others
    • Criticism

    Stress Response:


    • Over attentive to others’ feelings; trying to make things “right” with others or trying to fix others’ perceived difficulties
    • Inflexibility and increasing difficulty seeing or trying new approaches
    • Begin noticing physical symptoms of  stress;appetite disturbances
    • Extreme criticism, even condemnation, of others based on small events
    • Black-and-white thinking, difficulty thinking clearly, confusion
    • Withdrawal, criticism of self, feeling inadequate
    • Feeling unappreciated, taken for granted
    • General sadness, withdrawal
    • Frequent mood swings



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    ESTJ

    When burdened with stress, which may come from being confronted with intense emotions, feeling guilt over being critical towards others, or not having their strongly held values and/or feelings validated, ESTJs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Introverted Feeling.  When this happens, the individual is likely to do things that are typically completely uncharacteristic such as pontificating and exhibiting self righteous behavior.  They may also have emotional outbursts and withdraw from others to conceal their emotional instability. ESTJs may become overly sensitive regarding their relationships and interpret tiny, inconsequential details as signs that others dislike or hate them.

    ESTJs are likely to start viewing others as being overly subjective and weak, therefore consider that it’s time to take control and set things right. They can become domineering and uncompromising, imposing their viewpoint and considering their logic as the only valid standard. Craving personal contact and affection, but unable to give in to their emotional side, they blame others for being corrupt, subjective and disrespectful and a self-righteous anger takes over them. As the pressure becomes intolerable, psychological outlet valves open to release frustration in inappropriate ways: anger bursts, impulsive behaviors, excessive drinking or eating.


    Stressors:


    • dealing with poorly organized situations
    • obstructions to their work
    • emotional and irrational people
    • incompetent people
    • sudden changes in their plans
    • adjusting to new surroundings
    • adopting new ways of doing things

    Stress Response:


    • Excessive criticism; categorical negative judgments about people and events
    • Increasing difficulty listening to input from others
    • Irritability and intolerance of  deviations from the rules
    • Strong emotional outbursts; feelings of vulnerability
    • Excessive sensitivity to feeling alone, left out, unappreciated
    • Withdrawal; hiding tension and feelings
    • Sadism, not caring or not being aware when crushing other people’s feelings
    • Viewing others as weak
    • Closed mindedness, not willing to accept any alternatives



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    ISFP

    ISFPs will likely become stressed when they are denied time to spend alone, and they often struggle when they feel overwhelmed by demands placed upon them. They may find it difficult to be in situations where they are forced to do a great deal of specific, data driven, long term planning.  ISFPs also tend to struggle in environments where they feel criticized or unappreciated. When faced with stress overload, which may come from a gross or frequent violation of their deeply held values, spending time in an emotionally toxic and/or excessively critical environment, or worrying that they are about to lose someone or something (relationship, task, etc.) close to them, ISFPs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Extraverted Thinking.

    ISFPs under distress will give a lot of importance to their personal freedom, their choices, their lifestyle and their subjective view of life. Feeling threatened by conforming and the prospect of giving up their ideals, they start rejecting other people’s help and advice, becoming increasingly defensive and dismissive. They may resort to sarcasm, become cryptic or derogatory. As frustration grows, they tend to isolate in order to escape outer influence on them, and live life on the edge of society, refusing to take any logical considerations into account and relying solely on their creative emotions and peculiar worldview.


    Stressors:


    • transgression against their values 
    • Too much extraverting.
    • excessive responsibilities and demands on their time
    • dealing with granular details
    • maintaining and organizing their schedules
    • Criticism
    • feeling unappreciated and under-valued
    • pressure to perform up to other’s standards

    Stress Response:


    • Withdraw, become quiet, and begin noticing physical symptoms of stress
    • Become hypersensitive to imagined slights
    • Avoid or put off  actions that might create discomfort or conflict
    • Become extremely critical of others
    • May find self or others to be terribly incompetent
    • Exaggerated and impulsive directing or organizing of environment or others
    • Hopelessness, sadness
    • Martyr-like attitude
    • Loss of confidence and motivation



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    ISTP

    ISTPs like autonomy in work and are typically stressed by depending on or being in charge of the quality of another’s work. They also struggle in environments where they lack time alone to work, and/or where they are often immersed in emotionally charged environments. They may often find it difficult to be in situations where there is little challenge or variety in day to day tasks or in places where rules are rigidly enforced. When faced with stress overload, which may come from being confronted with intense emotions, having needs for space and introversion disregarded or disrespected (ex. others barging in without invitation or too frequently), or not having their strongly held values and/or feelings validated, ISTPs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Extraverted Feeling.

    ISTPs have the tendency to resist and reject any requests or situations that do not fit their natural views on life. Afraid of being controlled by others, they protect their freedom by cutting demanding people out of their lives and may start associating themselves solely with those who bear similar, usually antisocial outlooks on things. As the pressure increases, they are very likely to take rebellious stances against society and its organizational systems (government, political parties etc.), whose power they perceive as threatening to their independence.


    Stressors:


    • Being in controlling relationships.
    • dealing with emotional irrational people
    • dealing with abstract theories and concepts
    • intense and emotionally charged people
    • Too much extraverting.
    • boring repetitive work
    • being underestimated or feeling under valued
    • having their values disregarded

    Stress Resp0nse:


    • Withdrawal and quietness, increased irritability
    • Excessive thinking and cogitating with emphasis on logic; increasing insensitivity to others
    • Become very task-oriented and focused on busywork
    • Emotional outbursts
    • Feelings of  not being liked or appreciated
    • Forgetfulness, disorganization, confusion
    • Passive aggressiveness
    • Sarcastic and mean remarks
    • Vagueness, distractibility, disorganization



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    ESFP

    When faced with stress overload, which may come from being forced to make commitments or plans in advance, being forced to make decisions or eliminate options before they are ready, or having to spend a lot of time following someone else’s rules and/or schedules, ESFPs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Introverted Intuition.  During this experience, the individual is likely to do things that are typically completely out of character.  This may include having fearful fantasies of the possibilities of impending doom swirling in their minds, like a tornado. They may begin to assign big meaning to small occurrences, and they may become uncharacteristically preoccupied with the meaning of life and the future of mankind or the universe.

    ESFPs are likely to first experience depression and disinterest, as a result of diminished physical and emotional energy. They may become self-absorbed and indifferent towards other’s needs and finally may leave their current situation altogether, in search of a whole new alternative. As the psychological pressure increases, ESFPs may begin acting in a flighty, superficial manner, attracted to the satisfaction of the moment while disregarding the consequences of their actions.


    Stressors:


    • having to plan for the future
    • being tied down by commitments and obligations
    • conflict and criticism
    • feeling not in control of their lives
    • doing things without clear directions or purpose
    • lack of physical stimulation
    • lack of human interaction
    • academics and school work
    • being stuck in one place for extended lengths of time

    Stress Response:


    • Increased talkativeness; feeling confused and/or scattered
    • Begin noticing physical symptoms of  stress; appetite disturbances
    • Excessive fun-seeking behaviors, and avoidance of issues that might create conflict
    • Increased pessimism and negativity; fears about the future
    • Feelings of  confusion and self-doubt; worry and withdrawal
    • Over-interpreting the behavior of  others as mean-spirited
    • Internal confusion
    • Losing touch with reality, sense of impending doom
    • Clinging onto worst case scenarios



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    ESTP

    When under stress, which may come from being cornered into commitments or plans in advance, being forced to make decisions or eliminate options before they are ready, or having to spend a lot of time following someone else’s rules and/or schedules, ESTPs may find themselves “in the grip” of their inferior function, Introverted Intuition.  During this experience, the individual is likely to do things that are typically completely out of character.  This may include having fearful fantasies of negative outcomes. They may express paranoid suspicions of impending doom or conspiratorial plots against them.

    ESTPs are used to dealing with their problems and frustrations by searching for more external stimulation and adventure. When their situation is causing them to feel disappointed and restless, ESTPs consider it is time to recreate their successful public persona, by either finding a new audience to charm or resorting to grand gestures that will reinforce their image and make them feel popular again. At the same time, their private life suffers from a deep sense of emptiness and intimacy becomes almost impossible as they become increasingly detached from true emotional connections.


    Stressors:


    • feeling subjugated and beholden to others
    • performing tasks without adequate directions and resources
    • academic work
    • lack of external stimulus
    • being forced into commitments and decisions
    • having their options limited
    • not being allowed to act in the moment
    • negative low energy people

    Stress Response:


    • Increased talkativeness, sense of  pressure, and irritability
    • Increased frankness; insensitivity to people’s feelings
    • Rapid switching among activities; increased pleasure seeking
    • Fears of  disaster and doom; deep significance given to minor events
    • Feelings of  confusion and self-doubt; worry and withdrawal
    • Over-interpreting the behavior of  others as mean-spirited
    • Internal confusion
    • Losing touch with reality, sense of impending doom
    • Clinging onto worst case scenarios



    Mounting stress and pressure can lead to a complete and epic unraveling of our psychological fabric that gives way to a side of ourselves that others despise. How we respond to that stress and the types of stress we are sensitive to will vary from person to person. In the Myers Briggs type theory, each personality type manifests signs of stress in ways particular to them and the sources and causes of it will differ as well. Although there are life conditions that everyone finds to be stressful, the stress responses of some types can be triggered by events and circumstances that a different type may experience as desirable and energizing.

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