Don’t argue your path with other people. Walk it.
How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.
The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it.
Don’t argue your path with other people. Walk it.
The Lazy Yogi
The way to beat them is to stop fighting them.
Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.
Never sacrifice your class to get even with someone who has none. Let them have the gutter. You take the high road.
Don’t strive to prove your enemies wrong. Strive to prove your friends right.
The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.
Haters don’t really hate you, they hate themselves; because you’re a reflection…
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1. YOU ARE NOT CRAZY.
Yes you have half the attention span and double the mood swings of everyone else you know – but these are both simply quirks of your personality that you’ll learn to manage with time. It’s also a product of being surrounded by people who perceive the world using an entirely different set of cognitive functions than you do – once you start meeting likeminded people and working at something you love, your moods will even out and your attention span will magically spring into existence. Funny how that works!
2. There are other people out there who feel things as strongly as you do.
The intense passion that you bring to everything you love is not unique to you. There are millions of people out there who experience the world with all of the depth, intensity and passion that you do. It’s just…
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The struggle is real, my friends.
ENFPs are passion-driven ‘ideas’ people. They gain energy from interacting with the world around them, and become quickly excited over new possibilities. Though ENFPs loves being around people, they crave alone time much more than the average extrovert. ENFPs search for a deeper meaning in just about everything, and use their much-coveted alone time to decide how their experiences fit in with their system of core values. To be frank, it’s an exhausting personality to have. Here are a few struggles most ENFPs face.
1. Getting your energy from social interaction, but disliking superficial conversations. Yes, I want to go to a party tonight. But a party full of contemplative people who want to alternate between taking shots and discussing the meaning of life.
2. Being very socially conscience but also fiercely individualistic. This means always wanting to fit in with a group, but never wanting to compromise your personality…
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Now that Labor Day has come and gone, summer is officially over. Unless you live on the gulf coast, that is. We get a good two more months of 90 degree+ weather. And, of course, massive A/C bills.
So if you’re looking for some more awesome reads to snuggle up with next to the A/C vent, I read some amazing books this summer that are worth sharing. Here’s my summer reading recap:
1. Say What You Will by Cammie McGovern
A beautiful story told by two amazing main characters like you’ve never read before. Amy has cerebral palsy and speaks with the help of a computer, Matthew has OCD and is constantly performing rituals to cope with his fears. Their relationship builds and bends and twists in the most wonderful and unexpected ways. This book totally gave me the feels.
2. Pointe by Brandy Colbert
This book is about so much more than a ballet dancer. A missing best friend. A past relationship with an older guy. An eating disorder. Cleo has a lot to deal with, but the author balances them all so well in this compelling and thoughtful story of healing.
3. Charm and Strange by Stephanie Kuehn
I can’t tell you too much about this book without MAJOR SPOILERS, but if you’re into unreliable narrators, this one’s for you. And the writing is just….
Grab these for some great reads this fall (whatever that is) and happy reading, friends!
I’m a Myers-Briggs junkie, and an ENFP to the core. There are tons of NF writers out there, the idealists. I meet them all the time. It’s a personality that lends itself well to story-telling. With a strong sense of empathy, jumping into someone else’s shoes to tell a story comes naturally to idealists. But so many of these idealist writers I meet are introverts. Sometimes it can feel like I’m the lone extrovert.
I love to talk out my material with other writers. When I’m stuck, it’s the only thing that helps. Which can be tough in a community full of so many introverts, but we’re out there…taking over the conversation at your cocktail parties, friending you on facebook hours after we meet (I’m not a stalker, I swear! I’m just friendly!), and calling you up to meet for drinks or coffee or lunch or anything just please come hang out with meeeee!
Knowing how my personality plays into my writing process has been a great help. I know sometimes I have to reign in my enthusiasm so I won’t get burnt out, and sometimes I have to kick myself in the butt so I won’t lose steam. It’s a tricky balance.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
ENFP writers are creative souls with an ear for language. They find abundant inspiration in the world around them. But they can lose steam quickly if the topic is dull, which can lead to procrastination and missed deadlines. If you’re an ENFP, you’ll likely find that talking about the topic with others can help you maintain your interest and discover new approaches. Too much isolation can make writing a chore.
The ENFP personality type is one of 16 identified by Isabel Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs. Myers and Briggs are the original authors of what is now known as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, a popular psychometric instrument used to determine how people prefer to gather information and make decisions. The initials
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A lot of people think they can write or paint or draw or sing or make movies or what-have-you, but having an artistic temperament doth not make one an artist.
Even the great writers of our time have tried and failed and failed some more. Vladimir Nabokov received a harsh rejection letter from Knopf upon submitting Lolita, which would later go on to sell fifty million copies. Sylvia Plath’s first rejection letter for The Bell Jar read, “There certainly isn’t enough genuine talent for us to take notice.” Gertrude Stein received a cruel rejection letter that mocked her style. Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way earned him a sprawling rejection letter regarding the reasons he should simply give up writing all together. Tim Burton’s first illustrated book, The Giant Zlig, got the thumbs down from Walt Disney Productions, and even Jack Kerouac’s perennial On the Road received a particularly blunt…
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