The week after my dad’s birthday since he passed away has not been easy. Coping with the variety of emotions and a shift in my current season of life is a reality at the moment. Lately, I’ve re-immersed myself in my Myers-Briggs personality type as an ENFJ. After recently retaking the test and scouring the internet for more in-depth information – a realization dawned on me. During this current season of my life, I need to really pay more attention to my ENFJ type and how it impacts my emotional well being.
Coping with the emotional toll of others
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been on an emotional rollercoaster that was unbeknownst to me. With each and every person in my world, there has been a clear investment in the good, bad, and downright ugly. So easy to get wrapped up and emotionally invested in those you care about without taking care of yourself.
Guilty as charged. Being an individual who is a firm believer in bringing people together to see the good in themselves, it’s been draining. I’ve allowed for the negative emotions to seep in and latch on in the most unhealthy ways. Luckily, I took the time to identify this issue and work through it.
Coping with my own emotions
I am a firm believer in self-reflection and taking the time to really focus on yourself. It’s a good thing that I’m a huge advocate for it and it’s key for a personality type of ENFJ. Coping with my own emotions means taking a good hard look at myself in a light that might not always be pristine.
Dealing with the intense need to be selfless at a time in my life that my emotions are already in a fragile state has not been the best place for me. My sensitivity to everything around me is heightened and taking a toll on me. Not only that, my self-esteem has taken quite the hit with coping with my own emotions. Periods of self-doubt, questioning my intentions and worth are just a few of the emotional setbacks I have been dealing with.
As for coping, it’s taken quite a bit of journaling and self-care exercises to rejuvenate my passion and reliability. The practices that I have implemented range from writing, reading, and soaking with calming essentials oils. Finding soothing methods that ground you back into yourself are key to overcoming difficult emotional toil.
Interested in your personality coping measures? What’s your type?
Not sure of your own personality type? Interested in finding out more? Here is a website you can use to determine your own personality type, for free – 16Personalities.
It’s been a trying week and I’m just glad that this weekend is going to bring with it lots of love and light. Sometimes you are in dire need of a weekend with friends and family to ground you. Here’s to a beautiful Easter weekend and blessings to you all!