INF club is now over here -> https://infclub.substack.com/

INF club has moved…

As of October 23rd, 2o19, INF club has moved over to Substack -> here's the new website: https://infclub.substack.com/.You can also find us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/inf_club.As such, this will be the last post you'll find here on Proseful.I hope you'll join the small but growing community of INFPs and INFJs over there.

Toxic surroundings.

A recent family trip to Birmingham, and the unhelpful dialogue that was directed towards me, reminded me just how much of an impact our surroundings can have on us.

my education & career: a brief history

1989: born in a suburb in SW (Greater) London2005: sensitive, academic kid. I loved to learn, and I loved the kudos that came from earning top grades from the 2+ hours I diligently spent each night on homework from a young age.2006-07: applying to university, having chosen Math(s), Biology & Chemistry for my A-Levels. Fed up of studying, subjects I found dull, and confused about what I wanted to do with my life2008: dropped out of university2010: dropped out of university – againfell into financial services recruitment2015: quit my City job to study a Masters in Psychology (see below)did a course with Escape the Cityq2016: ran a pilot for a new education programme / alternative to university (Thriva Programme); went to World Domination SummitLate 2016: Masters and Education programme came to an end, felt like a huge failure and had zero idea what to do with my life. Isolated myself, mood worsened, mental state slowly plummeted; diagnosed with depression and anxiety2017-early 2018: took time out for therapy, self-care and some travelMay 2018 – Apr 2019: did a remote sales job for a friend’s mortgage businessIncreasingly knew that I wanted to do my own thing again, but this time not take over the world, and just be a solopreneur/freelancer sustaining myself.March 2019: a week-long trip to Slovenia gave me the clarity I needed to say I wanted to take the plunge and start freelancing as a content writer.April 2019: turned down part-time work with the mortgages company to give this freelance thing a go.May 2019: spent my first proper month (Slovenia didn’t really count) as a ‘digital nomad’, working from a co-living space in Tenerife.June 2019: turned 30, focused on building my freelance writing business, started the INF club, my 4th blog for introverts (previous: A Happier Introvert, The Quarter Life Introvert, IntrovertJedi)August 2019: deciding that freelance writing wasn't for me. Wanting to do a content/marketing-type role for a company. (With some specific criteria)

let's get started…

hey there,it's so nice to have you here.I'm guessing you're an introvert, and likely to be INFP or an INFJ. If you're not an 'INF' type, you're more than welcome here!

mission

INF club mission1) To help INFPs & INFJs become happier in their work & life2) To help INFPs & INFJs with self-careand bring more INFPs and INFJs together! -> Join the gang on Twitter-> when we get to 300 subscribers, we're going to start an INF forum! 🙌🏼Subscribe over here.👉🏼 start here | read articles | subscribe

An INFP on turning 30

In less than an hour’s time, it’s my birthday. And not just any birthday. When I wake up, at precisely 7.42am I’ll be thirty. Three, zero. 3-0. Thirty.

faq

Who is INF club for?This is a resource for introverts, particularly 'INF' personality types, INFPs and INFJs. However, if you are introvert you might enjoy the resources here, particularly if you are an intuitive/sensitive type of introvert (e.g. a highly sensitive person or an empath).Read more about me, Jas, over here.What is an INFP and an INFJ?Theres are 2 of 16 'Myers-Briggs' (MBTI) personality types. Find out more about MBTI, and complete the test to find out you type over here.Why is this a blog specifically for these two 'types'?INFPs and INFJs are particularly unique, as we are both introverted and sensitive types. Fun fact: INFJs are the rarest type. Can I still read/subscribe if I'm not an INFP or INFJ?Absolutely! If you're an introvert and you dig the vibe here, you're more than welcome.Do you recommend any other resources for INFPs, INFJs, and introverts in general?Absolutely! Here are some of my favourites:Quiet RevolutionIntrovertDearHighly Sensitive RefugeIntrovert SpringWhere else can I find INF club online?Follow us on Twitter @inf_club :)Can I subscribe?Uh, yes you can! You'll receive the latest from the blog, other tips/resources for INFPs & INFJs, and an extended, colourful, PDF version of the 'Happier at Work' guide.Psst… when we get to 300 subscribers, we're going to start an INF forum! 🙌🏼Subscribe by clicking here.Thanks for reading until the end :) If you have any questions, suggestions or thoughts, email me -> jasraj.s.hothi@gmail.com👉🏼 start here | read articles | subscribe

about

about meLast month, I turned 30. It didn't seem so long ago that I was at school, head buried in books and trying to figure out who I was & what I wanted to do with my life.I had expected adulthood to arrive and everything to somehow figure itself out. I'd go to university, end up in a job I loved, find a girlfriend, move into a new home and start a family.I hadn't realised that adulthood was something it took me a while to grow into, and my 20's were a decade of figuring things out.I always felt different. Not quite fitting in. I was a slow-burner, it taking me a while to settle into the world of adulthood and find my place.