More Knowledge = Confusion?
(That movie was AWESOME, btw. SO MUCH LOVE.)
I was having a conversation this evening with an ENFJ friend, and we were talking about how our first or initial instincts are often correct but then how we feel inclined to look up more information and only wind up doubting our initial assessments and becoming lost in confusion due to over-thinking our hunch.
I feel like this happens a LOT with typology.
Obsession with finding your true type, and with explaining away everything you do, say, think, or do, through cognition can mean you go way off into no man’s land without a map home. There comes a point when your brain is crowded too much with information and opinion for you to trust your instincts.
You know who you are.
Maybe not on a surface level, but there is a type out there that you are drawn to, that felt right until someone else (or extra information, or endless self-analyzing, or nitpicking, or attentiveness to details, or questioning, or insecurity, or self-consciousness) pulled you away from it.
There comes a point when you have to stop asking for help. Or stop reading. When you have to look at yourself not as individual functions, but as a whole and unique person – free of stereotypes but in terms of who you are.
Stop sweating the details. Pick the type you feel you understand the most, that resonates with you, and let yourself breathe.