Here’s Who You Were In High School Based On Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

ESFJ

You were popular. High school was a place where you naturally thrived, as you enjoyed navigating the politics that came along with placing one thousand angsty teenagers together and forcing them to mingle relentlessly. You dated often, played whatever sport it was cool to play and were probably kind of mean for the first couple of years. You still miss high school a bit, to be honest.

ENFP

You were either the class clown or the drama geek, possibly both. You had a strange, disjointed friend group that ranged from total nerds to reigning socialites and mostly you just floated around. You couldn’t wait to finish high school and go do your gap year in Zimbabwe, which you talked about pretty unceasingly.

ESTP

You were a jock. You were the first of your friends to get laid and you enjoyed the sense of superiority it brought you. You popped your collar, played a lot of sports and possibly dealt a few drugs on the side. Teachers liked you so you skimmed by in school. High school was a good time for you.

INTJ

You were a stereotypical nerd. You took advanced placement everything and consistently achieved straight As. You didn’t have much time for the politics or drama of high school because you were busy preparing your application for Harvard, which you got into by the end of your junior year. High school was a largely uninteresting time for you and you regarded it only as a means to the end of higher education.

INTP

You were a less stereotypical nerd. You were smart but didn’t much care for the way most subjects were taught and chose to skip school quite a bit. The social scene didn’t much interest you, save for a few friends who you sat with at lunch and talked Star Wars with. You pretty much just rode high school out, earning decent grades with minimal effort and frustrating teachers with your consistent refusal to ‘apply yourself.’

ESFP

You held all of the parties worth going to in high school. You were effortlessly popular and widely desired by the opposite sex. You had a natural knack for athleticism, fashion and charming others, which allowed you to be dominant without engaging in the deadly sin of trying too hard. Everyone wanted to be you or be on you and high school was a time that you enjoyed.

ENTP

You were the hot nerd. You could usually be found arguing with teachers and authority figures over the latest lesson that they were wrong about, just because you felt like raising hell. You were a badass with brains and it was sexy. High school was okay but you couldn’t wait to get out and have complete autonomy over your life.

ISTP

You were the skater boy Avril Lavigne was singing about. You were punk back when punk was a thing and your attitude of genuine aloofness was attractive to the opposite sex (Unfortunately you were too aloof to notice). You thought high school was, in a word, meh. But that was your opinion on everything.

ENFJ

You were the valedictorian. You were well-liked, high-achieving, head of several social committees and you probably planned prom. You were the person everyone else’s moms asked them why they couldn’t be more like.

ISFP

You were the quiet, artistic kid with awesome taste in music. Social status wasn’t your greatest concern but you were just alternative enough to be considered cool and got invited to all the right parties. You were known for always bringing a blunt and for being surprisingly insightful.

ISTJ

You were probably the hall monitor. Sticking to the rules was your jam and you consistently achieved straight A’s through hard work, dedication and diligence. Once you memorized basic social protocol you got on okay with your peers but never cared to get too involved in the social scene. You were over high school by your sophomore year and couldn’t wait to be around levelheaded adults in the real world.

ESTJ

You were the high school bully. You quickly picked up on social protocols and rose to the top of the food chain because others feared your wrath. You were a somewhat obnoxious teenager who could usually be found taking lunch money off the emo kids or picking a fight to flex your muscles.

INFJ

You were a band geek. Your best friends were fellow band geeks, one of whom you lost your virginity to and then dated on and off until high school ended. You got straight A’s, but that was a given. When you were not in band practice you could be found reading alone in the library, wearing an “I <3 Nerds” t-shirt and eyeing up the hot ENTP.

ISFJ

You were the teacher’s pet. You got straight A’s, scraped by socially and ended up marrying your high school sweetheart. You were too sweet to be picked on but too shy to be popular so you stuck close to a few good friends and just rode your teen years out.

ENTJ

You were the student body president. You kept a tight reign on your social standing, extra curricular presence and grade point average. You were neurotic but in a way that worked for you. You were voted “Most likely to become the next President” in your high school yearbook, which you oversaw the production for.

INFP

You were a bookworm. You could be found on the fringes of the social scene, hanging out with emo or hipster kids and daydreaming through most of your classes. You weren’t a huge fan of high school because it didn’t provide you with ample opportunity to express yourself. You knew that once you got into the real world it’d be your chance to shine.

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What You Do on an Airplane, According to Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

All your idiosyncrasies are on display well before cruising altitude

We all have slightly different travel preferences. Some of us move quickly, and others take their time. Some of us travel frequently and restlessly, and others find the thought of selling their own liver more appealing than boarding an airplane.

Like it or not, we all end up flying at some point. And throughout the hours we find ourselves suspended in midair, we are completely unable to control the actions of those sharing our cabin space. The best we can do is try to predict them. So here’s a rundown of how each Myers-Briggs personality type spends their time on an airplane.

ESTJ: Packs their perfectly-sized overhead cabin baggage into the bin, settles into their pre-registered extra-legroom seat, and rolls their eyes at everyone who packed poorly trying to cram their suitcases into the bins.

ISTJ: Helps everyone struggling with their overhead luggage, mostly to ensure the plane actually takes off on time.

ESTP: Shamelessly flirts with the flight crew and scores an upgrade with a window seat.

ENTJ: Silently fumes over the inefficient method of boarding the airplane. RANDOM BOARDING IS PROVEN TO BE FASTER. It’s like the airlines don’t even keep up-to-date on studies being done on their own industry.

INTJ: Breathes a noticeable sigh of relief as they set their phone onto airplane mode and concedes that they will be truly and completely impossible to contact for the next 4-5 hours.

ESFP: Does not turn their cell phone onto airplane mode. Texts, snapchats and messages their friends until they are a solid 25,000 feet in the air and completely devoid of service.

ENTP: Somehow convinces a member of first class that they are mistaken about their own identity and that they are, quite inconsiderately, seated in the ENTP’s rightful spot.

ISFP: Snags the window seat and doodles the views absent-mindedly as they fantasize about the adventures that await them upon arrival.

ESFJ: Gets placed in the emergency exit row and listens attentively to the flight attendant’s safety briefing because in the event of an emergency they do NOT plan to let their fellow passengers down.

ISFJ: Charitably takes the middle seat, then spends the rest of the flight overthinking which armrest belongs to them. Somehow concludes that the answer is neither.

ISTP: Promptly falls asleep in order to avoid the next 4-5 hellish hours trapped inside an air vessel with screaming children, grumpy businessmen and fussy flight attendants, all yelling obnoxiously over one another.

ENFP: Fantasizes about what would happen if the plane were to crash and leave all the passengers stranded on an island. Determines who they would fall in love with and who would be the first to reveal a hidden dark side.

ENFJ: Notices the person in the seat next to them looks nervous during takeoff. Engages the person in a carefully crafted conversation that draws upon themes of tranquility and relaxation until the plane touches back down.

INTP: Meditates until the sound of screaming children and the smell of their seatmate’s bare feet have completely evaporated from their awareness.

INFP: Slips on an eye mask and feigns sleep while they sort through the memories of the trip they just went on and reconstruct it into a beautiful narrative of passionate self-discovery and growth, which is how they will remember the trip from now on.

INFJ: Experiences a moderate existential crisis every time the plane hits a pocket of rough air and uses the remainder of the flight to come to terms with the fragile nature of their own mortality—a task that they had been procrastinating for some time now.

How Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type Shows They Care

Some lend a helping hand while others come up with an action plan

We all show love and support a little differently.

Some of us smother our loved ones with care and affection when they’re struggling. Others offer bouts of tough love. Some of us are natural problem-solvers, while others are natural sympathizers. None of us respond in the exact same way when we discover that someone we care about needs help. But we all respond in one way or another.

Each of the 16 Myers-Briggs personality types care deeply about the people in their lives—they just all have different methods of showing it. Here’s a cheat sheet of the subtle (and not-so-subtle) ways in which the people in your life may be secretly telling you that they are there for you.

ESFP

Whisks you away on an adventure. Makes you remember how to laugh. Shares their deepest vulnerabilities. Accepts you completely for yours. Surprises you with flowers or a present. Listens carefully to all of your pain. Injects excitement where everything is monotone. Never stops trying to turn things around for you.

ISFJ

Cooks you dinner. Drives you home. Lends you a hand when you’re struggling. Lends their other hand to the people you love. Listens patiently. Empathizes deeply. Asks what you need and delivers it. Takes on your pain as their own. Never stops trying to make the weight that you are bearing feel lighter.

ESFJ

Shows up consistently. Makes sure you’re comfortable and fed. Tells you stories. Listens to your struggles. Connects you to the people who can help you. Calls to tell you that they’re on their way to lend a hand, whether you want one or not. Harnesses the power of a community to envelop you. Reminds you that you’re never, ever alone.

ISFP

Listens to your challenges. Empathizes deeply. Sympathizes softly. Lets you fall apart with them in one moment and then makes you howl with laughter in the next. Reminds you who you are when you’ve forgotten it. Crafts something special to let you know they’re with you. Makes themselves into your soft place to land.

ESTP

Picks out a gift that makes you laugh. Brings you outside of your head. Makes you smile in inappropriate situations. Whisks you away somewhere amazing. Keeps you sheltered when you’re aching. Tends to your day-to-day needs. Pays attention. Ensures you know that they will always be around to help you fight your battles.

ISTP

Shows up. Rearranges their plans. Injects their patience into moments of panic. Makes dire situations feel relaxed. Listens carefully. Solves your problems strategically. Works behind the scenes to make things run smoothly. Never stops trying to make your life easier, no matter how difficult it gets.

ISTJ

Takes your side. Fights for justice. Cashes in on favors that they’re owed to make your life easier. Shows up consistently. Listens intently. Drives you anywhere that you might need to go. Solves your practical problems before you become aware of their existence. Never stops fighting to keep you protected and safe.

ESTJ

Offers you a place to stay. Drives you home. Connects you with people who can help you make things happen. Makes you laugh. Delivers on their promises. Makes you feel tougher than you ever thought yourself capable of being. Shelters you with everything in them. Makes sure you know that they’re never going anywhere.

INTP

Listens carefully. Ponders deeply. Find the solutions you may not have considered and presents them with patient intention. Shows up. Makes you laugh when you least expect it. Makes sure you have the best help available. Asks you what you need and listens. Makes solving your problems their priority.

INTJ

Picks out the exact book you need. Lends their philosophies and views. Listens deeply. Analyzes holistically. Asks how you are doing and listens. Accepts your vulnerabilities. Sees your potential. Reminds you who you are when you’ve forgotten it. Checks in deliberately. Protects you fiercely. Never, ever stops trying to help you thrive.

ENTJ

Shows up quickly. Instills order. Takes control of situations when you’re flailing. Casts out doubt. Prioritizes your problems. Learns whatever must be learned to help you solve them. Offers advice. Lends both hands. Sees the strength within you that you’ve forgotten. Never, ever stops trying to help you harness it.

ENTP

Shows up. Breaks the rules for you. Lends their philosophies. Whisks away your mind. Finds relevant research and applies it unconventionally to help you. Welcomes your darkness. Shares their own. Helps you think outside the box. Restores your faith in the future. Helps you hope. Makes you laugh when you want to cry the most.

ENFP

Cancels their plans. Stays by your side. Dissects each of your problems and offers unconventional solutions. Advocates loudly. Listens intently. Shows up in your hour of need to you to shoulder the load. Accepts your atrocities. Celebrates your brilliance. Allows your darkness and your light to coexist. Explains that theirs have always coexisted too.

INFP

Sees your darkness. Follows you into it. Meets all of your demons and fears. Reminds you that they do not scare that easily. Empathizes deeply. Accepts fully. Houses all your pain inside themselves. Listens with patience. Counsels with intention. Helps you find all the versions of yourself that you had forgotten. Walks with you, hand-in-hand, out of the shadows.

ENFJ

Stays by your side. Adopts your joy. Provides the structure and strength you’re in need of, whether you request it or not. Learns your intricacies. Gets you home safe. Remains strong through your moments of weakness. Softens when you challenge them most. Listens intently. Preserves your pride patiently. Provides you with the help that you won’t ask for.

INFJ

Learns your mind like it’s a foreign language. Speaks to you using your mother tongue. Reminds you who you are when you’ve forgotten it. Offers you the strength you cannot find. Sits with you through sunshine and through the darkness. Constructs you a safe place to call home. Brings out the best in you when you cannot find it. Hears everything you’re leaving unsaid.

How You Handle Emotions, According to Your Myers-Briggs Personality Type

While everyone experiences emotions, not everyone processes them the same way. Some people are super-expressive and love embracing a whole range of feelings, while others sort of loathe dealing with the rollercoaster of life’s ups and downs. Still others struggle to even identify what they’re feeling.

How do you handle emotions? Your Myers-Briggs personality type can give a peek at your typical MO. Don’t know your four-letter type? Check out this abbreviated guide and be sure to take the official full Myers-Briggs test here.

INFP: You feel things strongly, but rarely tell others.

Most see you as carefree, upbeat and friendly, but that outward persona tends to shield a deep well of feeling. You have strong personal values, tend to have very emotional relationships, and have a great sense of empathy. That said, you don’t always share how you feel with others who could genuinely make you feel better when you’re low. You don’t have to share every fleeting feeling, but always remember your tight friends and fam exist to help shoulder big burdens and sort out your most confusing problems.

ENTJ: You don’t trust your feelings, and try not to base decisions on them.

You tend to make calculated, rational decisions. Emotions? Eh, you’d rather not let them sway you into rash or irrational choices. While you are one of the most logic-oriented types and tend to make smart decisions, don’t forget that emotions are part of the human experience. Sometimes, there really is no “right” choice from an objective standpoint. It’s what each person feels is right.

INFJ: You’re great at helping others understand how they feel, but can’t always figure out how you feel.

You’d give up a whole evening to help your friend deal with her relationship problems, or sit for hours with your sister so she can vent about your mom’s rules. However, while you know feelings are essential to building relationships and making good decisions, you’re typically better at intuiting others’ emotions than accessing your own. When you feel confused about a relationship or an impending decision, talking out your feelings with a close friend can help.

ENFP: You like to explore others’ feelings, but are prone to bottling yours up.

You love helping other people live life to the fullest, which includes connecting with deep conversations and meaningful experiences. Although you appear happy-go-lucky to others, you tend to bottle up your strongest feelings. Remember that if you don’t share how you feel or find an outlet, it may come out in an outburst at the worst time — like a heated argument with a friend, or a crying spell with your significant other when they didn’t know anything was wrong to begin with.

ISFJ: You internalize your feelings, romanticize a lot, but have trouble sharing your emotions.You’re the romantic of the MBTI! All you want to do is build strong friendships, support your fam, and have a quiet, healthy relationship with someone who totally gets you. You are totally comfortable talking about emotions with your pals, but you are super shy when it comes to telling others about your deepest wishes. Although it’s uncomfortable to put your feelings out there in a direct way, remember that if you never ask for what you want, you won’t get it.

ESTP: You are great at soothing others, but don’t like to dwell on your own feelings.

You are a social butterfly. You typically flit around every room, soothing fears and making others feel comfortable — and no one is even aware of it. When it comes to your own feelings? You’re a little more reluctant to explore ‘em, because you excel at “light” connections, but hate being vulnerable with people you care about. Especially when it comes to relationships and close friendships, don’t be afraid to connect on a deeper level, and push yourself to share some of your fears, worries or wishes.

ISTP: You think your emotions don’t affect you much, but they do.

You are pretty even-keeled, and don’t like to dwell on your emotions. Life just moves too quickly, and there’s no reason to sit and pout (in your opinion). While it’s totally cool to prioritize activities, work, school and hobbies over intense emotional experiences, it’s important to remember others can be profoundly affected by their moods. Also, be careful you’re not repressing feelings that leave you vulnerable; it’s OK to admit you want a romantic relationship, or to tell your best friend you love them. It doesn’t make you weak.

ESFJ: You wear your heart on your sleeve and try to do what’s best for others.

Connecting with others is important to you, and you typically do that by opening up about meaningful things like dating and relationships, your passions, your family and so on. You tooootally excel at heart-to-heart conversations! That said, you tend to operate in others’ emotional worlds a lot. You can spend so much time reading into others’ feelings that you lose sight of how you feel deep down. Take some time for yourself to really think it over, and experience your own emotions apart from others’.

INTJ: You experience intense emotions, and wish you had more control over how you feel.

You may have a reputation for being cold and calculating, but that’s far from the reality. You tend to hide your feelings under a layer of logic and reason, but that emotional current runs stronger than most people will ever know. Since your emotions make you feel vulnerable, you tend to reserve opening up about your problems and worries to just a few select people — but keep pushing yourself to share in those meaningful moments of connection more often.

ESFP: You let yourself feel your feelings — but quickly move on to the next great adventure.

You have powerful emotions that influence the experiences you want to have, so you love to join activities that allow you to connect with others. You fall hard in love and bond easily with friends, but you’re a doer first and foremost. When you experience a setback or heartbreak, you take a day or two to indulge a sour mood — but you are quick to move on and get back to your life. As long as you’re not breezing past a pattern of emotionally charged problems, without sorting out your role in creating them, your MO actually lends to moving forward instead of living in the past.

ISTJ: You’re a secret softie, even if very few people know that.

You’re pretty private about your feelings, but you’ve got a big heart deep down. You get nostalgic for fond memories with your family, you would do anything for your friends, and you’re a rock for your significant other. Sometimes, people think you’re a tough nut to crack. But your emotions do exist, even if you like to make decisions based on reason. You show your love and affection in action, not words, and that is perfectly OK. Look for the people who “get you” in that way, and you’ll be able to open up more and more.

ISFP: You share your feelings out indirectly, through poetry, art, music, etc.

You’re a quintessential feeler, highly empathetic, very observant, always trying to show others just how special they are. You also embrace the range of emotional experiences, and like to let them out artistically — whether it’s a handmade card for your bestie’s birthday, or a poem to help cope with a bad breakup. Since you’re shy, though, not everyone understands how sensitive you can be. Look for one or two friends who can also be a verbal outlet, or a shoulder to cry on in your low moments.

ENFJ: You live for the intensity of emotional experience, both yours and others.

Of all the types, you probably embrace emotion the most. You want to feel, widely and deeply. You look to create relationships, and get others to open up about their passions and lowest lows — as well as fully experience your own emotions, whether it’s excitement, sadness, love, or pain. Your biggest downfall is letting emotions get the best of you, prompting you to make knee-jerk decisions like cutting off a friend or breaking up with a partner after one fight. In heated moments, learn to pause, experience the feeling, think about what you want to do, and then act.

ENTP: You want to lift others’ spirits, but don’t pay a lot of attention to your own emotions.

You’re naturally a really good listener, and you like to help others sort through their problems by asking questions or lending a kind word. However, since you are constantly juggling a thousand things at once, you can easily run from emotions you’d rather not confront. If you repress your feelings, though, they will come out in the form of stress or poor life choices. All you really need is one good friend who will to help you get to the bottom of your true feelings. Call on them the next time you think you’re “totally cool” after a breakup, or “have no feelings” about an impending life change like college.

INTP: To you, emotions equal vulnerability — and that feels like weakness.

You are an incredible mind, INTP. You are able to understand complex theories and absorb knowledge like a sponge. However, emotions are something you haven’t quite figured out what to do with yet. Rational above all else, you always think the right choice is the reasonable choice. However, sometimes making a passionate choice about what partner to pursue or what college to attend can lead to the most rewarding outcomes. It’s OK to embrace what you feel, especially when those emotions just keep tugging at your heartstrings.

ESTJ: You keep your feelings to yourself, and see them as very personal.

It’s not that you’re unfeeling, but you consider emotions to be private experiences. Your friends will likely never know when you’re under the weather, under stress, or even over the moon. You’re just pleasant, no matter what! While it’s great that you want others to feel comfortable and have a good time instead of bring down the vibe with your mood, call up a friend if you’re feeling stressed or sad for more than a few days. See if you can’t do something fun to break you out of your blues — or have a good ol’ talk if that doesn’t seem to work.

Original Author: [Amber Vittoria](https://www.instagram.com/amber_vittoria/?hl=en)

Thanks:http://www.teenvogue.com/story/how-you-handle-emotions-myers-briggs-personality-type

What Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type Does At Their Office Holiday Party

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ESFP: Hangs up mistletoe. Tries to ‘accidentally’ catch their office crush under it all night.

ISFJ: Set up the entire party and is lowkey stressed the whole time that the decorations are off or they forgot someone’s favorite kind of alcohol.

ESFJ: Memorizes the names, occupations and favorite past-times of everyone’s significant other within ten minutes of their arrival, and facilitates a host of new friendships between people who share similar interests.

ISFP: Shows up with the world’s most elaborate holiday sweater and goes viral on Instagram for it by the end of the night.

ENFPInsists on Christmas-carol-themed Karaoke. Allows absolutely no one to opt out.

INFP: Hands out the heartfelt holiday cards they penned for everyone at the office, letting them know what they admire most about them.

ENFJ: Spends the night covertly trying to trap two coworkers who they just knowwould hit it off under the mistletoe that the ESFP hung up.

INFJ: Spends all day dreading the party, but perks up once they deliver the absolutely perfect Secret Santa gift that makes their coworker’s night.

ISTJ: Sneaks into the backroom to finish up some work they want to get out of the way for the next day.

ESTP: Convinces everyone to do fireball shots before they’ve even hung their coats up. Is single-handedly responsible for most of the office’s next-day hangover.

ESTJ: Is the most energetic person there, because they secretly got the biggest holiday bonus. Yells ‘cheers’ to their boss a suspicious amount.

ISTP: Takes full advantage of the open bar and talks more in one night than they have the rest of the year combined.

ENTP: Drunkenly brainstorms the BRILLIANT NEW FUTURE of the company with everyone who’s willing to listen to them.

INTP: Wanders in three hours late and endures a scolding from their ESFJ supervisor for failing to wear a holiday sweater.

ENTJ: Lowkey scouts the party for possible new investors or hires.

INTJ: Calculates precisely how much time they are required to stay at the party for in order to display their commitment to the company. Stays not a minute longer.

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What Each Myers-Briggs Type Does In College

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ENFP: Starts writing every essay at 5pm the day before it’s due and has still written nothing at 3am after cleaning their room, calling their mother, having a dance party, booking a spontaneous trip for spring break and composing several inspired blog articles.

ESTP: Attends class for the sole purpose of maintaining their sports scholarship and/or fraternity presidency.

INFJ: Is consistently torn between their desire to earn straight As and their desire to lament over their latest existential crisis.

ISTP: Manages to completely flip their sleep schedule by the end of freshman year and is not seen in broad daylight again until graduation day.

INFP: Is enthralled to finally leave their small, conservative town and befriend other social justice enthusiasts whom they probably already know from tumblr.

ESTJ: Is that student at the front of the lecture hall who puts up their hand and answers a question that nobody asked, just to show that they did all the readings.

ISTJ: Borders on a heart attack every time an assignment is handed back without adequate explanation as to exactly why they didn’t achieve a higher mark.

ENFJ: Somehow gets straight 90s while also running several campus clubs and maintaining a serious relationship.

INTJ: Does all the required reading for the upcoming year over summer break and spends the remainder of the school year feeling vaguely annoyed with his or her classmates who just cannot seem to keep up.

ENTJ: Is only in school as a formality – they’ve already lined up several competitive post-graduation job offers.

INTP: Lands a job as a lab assistant in their first year and is not seen outside of said lab until fifteen years later when they graduate with a PhD or three.

ENTP: Goes to lectures for classes they’re not even in and plays devil’s advocate to everything the professor says, just for fun.

ISFJ: Spends four years taking care of their drunken roommates. Starts dating the person they’ll eventually marry by the end of freshman year.

ESFJ: Sits in the front of every lecture hall, color-coding their notes using various highlighters and reminding you how much you don’t have your life together.

ISFP: Does a lot of drugs but nonetheless ends up landing a job in a creative field, earning more money than many of their high-achieving classmates.

ESFP: Probably coined the phrase, “Work hard, play hard” during their college years. Emphasis on the play hard.

23 Reminders That Every 23-Year-Old Needs To Hear Right Now

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I woke up on the morning of my twenty-third birthday to a dead-end job, a failing relationship, an empty wallet and a complete lack of direction. And I’m sure I’m not alone in that fate.

The years following college aren’t kind to us. We are thrust into the real world with a large amount of student debt, jobs that barely pay enough to make rent, relationships that are rapidly changing and a profound feeling of being lost on how to handle it all. Nobody likes you when you’re twenty-three, including your own life.

And yet, we pull through.

Most of us make it to our twenty-fourth year. Most of us make it out of the woods. Most of us are lucky enough to say that by the end of our twenty-third year we’re no longer feeling completely and utterly lost. But in case you’re not there yet, here are a few things you may need to be reminded of right now.

1. You’re not going to be lonely for the rest of your life.

Twenty-three is a lonely and uncomfortable age. College is (probably) over. Your professional life is (hopefully) just beginning. And your social life is doing an awkward, uncomfortable shuffle in response to all the changes. You’re far away from the people who know you well and not yet emotionally close with the people who physically surround you.

Give it time. Give your relationships the chance to evolve. Give yourself the chance to adjust to no longer living with a group of your closest friends (yes, you will adjust). Loneliness doesn’t last forever, even when it feels like it will.

2. You don’t need to be working your dream job right now.

It’s okay to take a shitty office job because you need to pay the bills. It’s okay to spend your spare time volunteering to get the experience you need. There are a thousand different routes you can take to get to where you want to go. Don’t beat yourself up in the process – just keep moving, steadily and slowly, toward wherever you would rather be.

3. Everyone feels lost at some point.

No, seriously. Every single person you meet, interact with or think about in the course of a day has almost definitely had a period of their lives where they had NO clue what they were doing. So this is yours. You’re just getting it out of the way early.

4. You still have so much time to fail.

You have time to fail at love. At your career. At your creative aspirations. At your personal goals.

You are still young enough to fall and pick yourself back up, so many more times. So don’t be afraid to take those big, scary risks now – while you still have the time and the strength and the determination to start over.

5. Someone is going to love you again.

You’re going to feel that insane over-the-moon feeling again. You’re going to want to tell someone ‘I love you’ again. You’re going to have something real with another human being again, even if it doesn’t feel like it right now. The ability to love other people doesn’t leave you, even if it’s a muscle you haven’t flexed in a long while.

6. You are going to love you again.

Your self-perception is going to adjust to encompass the new, adult you: the one that you are still growing into. Don’t beat yourself up about who you are or are not yet at twenty-three – you have so much time left to grow into the person you’ll become, and to be damn proud of whoever that will be.

7. You are allowed to set and keep boundaries.

Being a young adult means saying ‘Yes’ to a lot of things – long work hours, demands from our partners – because you aren’t yet sure what you’re allowed to say no to. But here’s the deal – you are allowed to set whatever personal or professional boundaries you need to set in order to stay healthy and stable.

You don’t have to earn the right to take care of yourself. You deserve it, as a basic product of your existence.

8. You are never entirely without support.

You may not be lucky enough to have parents who are able to give you financial support or even friends who are immediately available to give you emotional support, but rest assured, if things ever went really wrong, you’d have people there to help you out in ways you may not expect. If at least a few names come to mind, you’re doing better than a lot of people.

9. Being disappointed in yourself just means that you know you can do better.

If you were never falling short of your own goals, you’d be living your life all wrong. Disappointment – in moderation – means that you believe in bigger things for yourself. And holding that belief in life will take you further than you could possibly imagine.

10. It’s not your job to live someone else’s dream.

You don’t have to move to Asia to teach English if it’s not going to make you happy. You don’t have to move to a big city and get a mind-numbing office job because it’s going to impress your parents. The choices you make now set the tone for the choices you’re going to make the rest of your life. So you’re allowed to make the choices you want to make – and only worry about impressing your future self.

11. ‘No’ is a very important word.

You’re allowed to use it. Say no to jobs that don’t entice you. Say no to people who bring out the worst in you. Say no to all the opportunities that prevent you from pursuing the bigger, braver, bolder life course that you’d rather be on. Say no confidently, strategically and as regularly as you need to. It is your right and in some cases, your greatest asset.

12. Nobody can read your mind – you’re going to have to ask for what you want.

Nobody is going to come hand you your dream job or your perfect relationship or your ideal lifestyle because you’ve been obeying the rules so diligently. You have to ask – directly and sometimes incessantly – for those things. It’s unfortunate that the adult world works this way, but it does. The sooner you get comfortable asking for things, the sooner you start getting big results. Results other people don’t get because they’re too afraid to ask for them.

13. You don’t have to be embarrassed.

Not by the job you’re working or the person you’re dating or where you are in life, in relation to the people you graduated college with. Embarrassment is a choice. And the prouder you choose to be of yourself – no matter where you are in life – the further you’re going to go. Confidence is a major predictor of success.

14. Your body is not seventeen anymore.

You can’t exist on a steady diet of beer, burritos and power-naps forever. Your body is starting to change and you have to change to accommodate it if you don’t want to feel just a little bit worn-out for the rest of eternity. Treating your body properly is going to have more of a positive impact on your life in the coming years than you could possibly imagine right now.

15. You’re probably hotter than you think you are.

Something I hear over and over again from middle-aged people is that they can’t believe they ever thought they were unattractive in their early twenties.

We are our own harshest critics at this point in our lives and it’s more likely than not that your most unattractive quality is the lack of confidence you have in your own appearance. Start believing in yourself a little more right now, so you have to kick yourself a little less aggressively later.

16. You aren’t done changing yet, and you probably won’t be for a while.

There are those rare, beautiful moments in our early twenties where it feels like we’ve got it all figured out and we’re entirely out of the woods. But those moments never last for too long. Life is constantly changing – but that’s far from being a bad thing. Your brain is still developing. You are still developing. And the worst thing you can be right now is stagnant.

17. You have to give yourself a break.

At 23, it’s easy to get so caught up in the working and progressing and forming relationships and finding ourselves that we forget to ever take a moment to just breath. To relax. And to take a brief break from frantically dashing toward the future. You still deserve to live and enjoy your life. Your future will come soon enough.

18. Losing friends is a natural consequence of this stage of your life.

Losing touch with your old college roommates or your hometown friends or the loved ones who settled down earlier or later than you did is a natural consequence of growing older. It isn’t solely up to you to keep every friendship you’ve ever had alive – some things fade out naturally, because they should. Because some of the friendships you shared were meant to last a season, not a lifetime, and that’s okay.

19. There will be people you have to leave behind as you grow, and that doesn’t make you a bad person.

Everyone grows up and grows into themselves at different paces. And the older you get, the more you will notice that some people almost deliberately choose to stay stuck or hold themselves back. And it is not your job to rescue these people from themselves. You can love them, you can support them and you can encourage them but at the end of the day you just can’t hold yourself back on their behalf. They have responsibility over their lives and you have responsibility over yours. You are not selfish or horrible to keep moving forward without them.

20. Comparisons are completely senseless, unless you use them as a motivator.

Comparisons are a great thing if you’re using them to motivate yourself to rise up to someone else’s level of greatness. If, however, you’re only using them to beat yourself down, they are the single greatest waste of your time and energy. You are not your friend or your college classmate or your co-worker who just got a raise. You are you. And if you want to rise above the rest, you have to use the skills that are unique to you, rather than pining after what comes naturally to everyone else.

21. Everyone fucks up.

No, seriously. Everyone has made at least one big, huge mistake that they wish they could take back. It’s just that we tend to not talk about our fuck-ups, which creates a culture where everyone believes that they’re the only ones who ever encounters them. Trust me: you’re not alone. We’ve all done some royally screwed-up stuff. And we’ve all survived it. Which means that you’re probably going to as well.

22. Everyone’s terrified.

Nobody really knows what’s coming next. Nobody actually has a foolproof plan. Nobody is 100{67b9dc46c2005a2d6d0dc9e883ab6bdb9c47365a25e8ad24adf59fc11de2db4a} sure of how to get where they want in life and nobody has it all figured out.

Even the most confident people are a little bit unsure and a little bit terrified sometimes. Life’s just like that. Uncertainty is a key ingredient to the whole shebang.

23. If you had it all figured out right now, the rest of your life would be boring.

If you had the rest of your life locked and loaded at twenty-three years old, the rest of your life would be a let-down. The ups and downs are just a natural part of what keeps things interesting. And the truth is, now is the best time imaginable to ride out those fluctuations. A period of struggle prepares you for a future of resilience. So struggle away at twenty-three. The future has plenty of time to fall into place.

Heidi Priebe explains how to manage the ups, downs and inside-outs of everyday life as an ENFP in her new book available here.

Choose A Key And See What Your Subconscious Reveals About Your Personality

Man’s ultimate concern must be expressed symbolically because symbolic language alone is able to express the ultimate. -Paul Tillich

It is through symbols that man consciously or unconsciously lives, works and has his being. -Thomas Carlyle

You might think this simple test (which is based on nothing scientific at all) is a little silly. And while you are not wrong to think that, I assure you that you will be surprised with how accurate the results are. This is because your answers are based on your subconscious, and what it is drawn to.

Dr. Abigail Brenner writes in Psychology Today about this concept:

“The subconscious is recognized as the source of creativity, intuition, inspiration, inner knowing, interconnectedness, and spiritual enlightenment. Within this realm reality shifts and expands, creating a matrix that is far more elastic and multi-dimensional than is perceived by the conscious mind.”

She goes on to say, “The messages we receive from our dreams and the primordial symbols, or archetypes handed down to us from our ancestors, inform us about what is unique, authentic, and sacred to each of us. When we heed these messages we are following the path of our soul’s evolution.”

“These symbols and archetypes are essential elements of the collective unconscious, the universal intra-psychic structuring device innate to humans. What is so poignant here is that words are unnecessary to communicate or convey a message. The symbol, the representational picture or image, conveys the complete thought, concept, or ideal without the use of words to describe it; the proverbial, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words.’”

Take this test below and see exactly what Dr. Brenner is talking about when you discover how accurate your results are.

Look closely at the image below, and select the key that would open this old chest. It’s important that you choose only one of the keys. Then flip the card with the image of the key you’ve chosen and discover your true self.

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Choose A Symbol And See What Your Subconscious Reveals About Your Personality

Symbol is a powerful tool of magic. It is an archetype buried deep in the universal soil of human race’s subconscious. Hence, the magical forces of the symbols get their power from every human being’s subconscious, linking them all in an invisible yet unbreakable way. The more a symbol is used the more magical power it gets.

The following 6 symbols are as powerful as a symbol can be. All are linked with invisible forces. They are used for centuries in magical practices. Ancient priests and priestesses carved these talismans in ritual artefacts to tap into their power. We still use it in magic and you can find articles linked in all the following symbols. Each symbols attracts us when we need it the most. They speak to us in a very mystical way. Listen to them. Which one calls for you?

Which Symbol do you choose?
1.Eye of Horus
The eye of Horus also known as Wadjet – Ouadza (or Udjat, Wedjat) is one of the most distinguished and used symbols of the Ancient Egypt. If you choose the Eye of Horus your aura needs protection immediately.
It is the personification of Horus revenge against Seth who destabilised the Rulership of his father, Osiris. The Eye of Horus is a personification of the Divine Omnipresence, the fact that God(s) watches all over us and that Karma never sleeps.
What to do: Call the divine forces of Light to protect you. You can summon your Guardian Angel to ask his advice and help. You can also perform small banishment rituals to cleanse negativity. Moreover, you should check here the symptoms of the Evil Eye, and the power of the Malevolent gaze.
2.Labyrinth
Labyrinths were created to protect what in their centre dwells, in the myth Minotaur. Trying to decrypt the symbol we could say that Labyrinth helps us find our true nature, our spiritual centre, our God seed. Labyrinths are created to cheat imps and demons by trapping them forever in their centre. If the Labyrinth calls for you then you need to find your inner centre.
Labyrinths were a place for ceremonial rituals in Minoic Crete where initiates, priests and acolytes where dancing on them till they reach an ecstatic state, getting connected with the Divine.
What to do: If the Labyrinth is your choice then you’ve probably lost yourself lately. Hard work, tough schedules and exhausting lifestyle has driven you apart your spiritual self. You definitely need to find your inner peace. You need to search for your spiritual centre.
3.Trident
The Trident is a symbol of a strong divine Patriarch figure. It is the symbol of Lord Siva of Hinduism and God Poseidon of Greek Religion. The Three Edges of his Trident may symbolize his Three Eyes and the Middle edge may symbolise his Third Eye.
Although Trident was lated demonised by Christian nations in fact this very symbol, is a symbol of Abundance, Blessings, Divine Dominion and a magical tool to banish all Fears. Poseidon was one of the strongest gods of Greek Religion (the three brothers Zeus, Poseidon and Hades). If you choose the trident then you need to banish your fears and assert your spiritual dominance to the astral realm.
What to do: You have to declare to the World that you are not afraid! Hence you are free and not evil can touch you. Use the power of the Trident to banish fears.
4.Triskelion
The number Three has always been considered magical and/or sacred. In triskelion the Pillars of our body are powerful forces of Change, overcoming difficulties and jumping over physical and spiritual barriers. If you choose the Triskelion then you need something to help you break the barriers of your physical life.
The Triskelion is a personification of the creative force of the Sun. Furthermore the Solar Forces help us bloom. Triskelion’s three legs united, create a rather “unnatural” force which can be tapped into to create in reality what we really want.
What to do: Tap into the Solar Forces to create a matrix of bright energy. It will help you raise your vibrations too – see here how to do it.
5.Uroboros 
Uroborus (or Ouroborus) was used by Gnostics a lot and it had been confused with dark arts during the Middle Age. It seems like that this symbol was a sacred emblem in Phrygia in the first centuries bC. Yet Uroborus has a much more harmless meaning. It is a reminder of Karma and endless time-action-reaction continuum.
If you choose the Uroborus you need to take an honest look at your Karma. You need to make some changes my dear as you are trapped in an endless loop where nothing ever changes. Why doesn’t it change? Because you don’t want to change. Breaking the Circle of Ouroborus / Uroborus is the breaking the Circle of incarnations and the entering to the blessed Nirvana.
What to do: In a more applicable way, find what you are doing (and redoing) wrong over and over again and change it – you can also cast the karma cleansing spell! You can also see here more about your past lives and see what you did wrong.
6. Scarab
Scarabs are beetles. Beetles lay their eggs in dung and dead bodies of other animals, or maybe beetles too. From the dead and the waste, scarabs emerge alive, and this is why ancient Egyptians believed that scarabs come from the dead, from the underworld or that they are consisted from Underworld’s matter. This is why, if you choose this symbol you need to channel the wisdom of your dead ancestors.
Scarab is also associated with Resurrection, Rebirth and Reincarnations. Because of Scarabs association with Ra, Phoenix and Rebirth, scarabs are very significant symbols utilized in health and longevity spells. Scarabs are considered “living” symbols, you can constantly request for vitality, rebirth and better health for any of your beloved or even yourself. If you choose the Scarab then you thirst for vitality.
What to do: IF thats your choice then you need to find a way to replenish your energy. You should probably begin eating healthier and renew your gym membership. If some symptoms bother you consult with your medical doctor. Scarab is a calling to look for our selves but also not neglect our dead ancestors.
source magicalrecipesonline

The Savage And Brutally Honest Descriptions Of The Personality Types

We are an eclectic bunch; we are randomness personified. And it’s a great thing because the Earth wouldn’t be a fun place if all of us were the carbon copies of a single human being. Where would the chaos be then?


by Divya Negi for scoop whoop

In the years you have been on this planet so far, you might have come across all sorts of weird human beings: that annoying nerd who knew the answer to every question that was ever asked, the rebel who always sat on the last bench and didn’t bother about exams, the narcissist whose head is so big that he has trouble keeping it attached to his pencil-thin neck, the super-chirpy and optimistic colleague who is a pain to be around with on a Monday morning, and many more.

There are all sorts of trivia on the different types of personality traits over the internet which are always fun to read. There are many that make you go,”Oh, this is exactly I am like!” In this post, we thought to do something like this but differently; rather than giving it to you the candy-coated version, we are going to serve you these traits in the most honest and brutal way. So, brace yourself.

Source: Scoop whoop

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