Freedom isn’t anguish, it’s art

I remember Jean-Paul Sartre described freedom as “anguish” from my existentialism class when I was at university. The freedom to make choices with nothing to restrict us is an incredible burden of responsibility—and is what relegates us to constant anguish. Similarly, Kierkegaard explains anxiety as the “dizzying effect of freedom” where we become paralyzed by … More Freedom isn’t anguish, it’s art

People skills are about putting our needs first

Interpersonal intelligence, otherwise known as people skills, is key to success in our careers, relationships, and life in general. It helps us set healthy boundaries, connect with others, and resolve conflict. Without them, life would be grim. In an earlier blog post, I wrote about how books, such as memoirs and fiction, can help us develop … More People skills are about putting our needs first

5 tips to make rejection sting a little less

Read my original article on Introvert, Dear. Rejection is one of those unpleasant experiences that most human beings and other social animals would rather not endure. Whether it’s being dumped, ignored, or turned down for an opportunity, rejection stings. In some severe cases, it can even paralyze you, making you never want to leave the … More 5 tips to make rejection sting a little less

What makes me unmistakable

Lately, I’ve taken many long scenic walks while listening to podcasts (and occasionally catching Pokémon). One of my favourite podcasts is The Unmistakable Creative Podcast. What makes this podcast so interesting is not necessarily hearing about people’s accomplishments, but rather learning about their journey and thought processes that enabled them to find inspiration and overcome … More What makes me unmistakable

Your Myers-Briggs personality does not define you

I’ve written quite a bit about being an INFP personality type on Introvert, Dear, and on my personal blog. You may also be aware that I’ve recently published a book about it called The INFP Book: The Perks, Challenges, and Self-Discovery of an INFP. Lately, I’ve been receiving a number of emails and messages from … More Your Myers-Briggs personality does not define you

7 perks of being an INFP that are worth celebrating

Read my original article on Introvert, Dear.  I’m not suggesting that the INFP personality type should be put on a pedestal. Like anyone, we’re far from perfect. In fact, many of us (if not all) struggle daily due to our high sensitivity, introversion, and detachment from reality. However, our unique personality also comes with some major perks … More 7 perks of being an INFP that are worth celebrating

5 struggles you’ll relate to if you’re an intuitive introvert

Find my original article at Introvert, Dear. Intuitive introverts (i.e. INTJs, INTPs, INFJs, and INFPs) in the Myers-Briggs personality system are often depicted as intellectuals and deep thinkers. They prefer to think abstractly and spend a lot of time in their inner world, analyzing ideas and looking for patterns. Many renowned thinkers who have changed … More 5 struggles you’ll relate to if you’re an intuitive introvert