Have you ever dug deep into the ins and outs of yourself or those around you? Confession: We have a passionate obsession with self discovery and personal growth. This quest has also led us to discover Carl Jung’s work. A popular form of Jungian Psychology is the Myers-Briggs personality system (MBTI), which makes Jung’s theory understandable in a practical and user-friendly way. We think of the 16 distinct MBTI personality types as a wonderful array of colors in the ‘personality paintbox’ of humanity. All the exciting differences make the world beautiful and colorful! As MBTI ‘Idealists’ (or NFs) there is nothing more important to us then the nurturing, inspirational connection of our deep friendships. This editorial celebrates our cherished friends that “get” us on a spiritual level. Let’s celebrate that feeling of being seen and understood at your core by a truly special friend. With non-stop laughter and flowing fabrics we headed up a long, windy road to Skyline Blvd and borrowed some visionary energy from our awesome idealist friend Harini. Hefty helpings of emotional expressiveness and unconditional love were our ingredients here, followed by silky dresses and accents of color that pop!
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Mead
We believe that emotional intimacy is likely the most important ingredient in long-term fulfillment and the happiest and physically healthiest people in old age are those who maintain close and intimate relationships. Being uninhibited emotionally and capable of experiencing and providing warmth to others is key to living a fulfilled, connected life.
Here are our NF tips on cultivating a rich emotional life filled with strong friendships:
1. Make Getting Close To Others A Priority – As we become adults, many people favor work, getting ahead or superficial entertainment over connection. Instead consider what richness you will find when you invest deeply in others (doesn’t have to be many, just a few deep roots). Make it a point to deliberately and purposefully work on developing more warm and close relationships.
2. Emotions, Emotions, Emotions! – Embrace them! Don’t run from your authentic emotions or the emotional undercurrents of your friends! Emotions are the way our nervous systems connect with one another. If you can understand and talk about your emotions and understand the emotions of others, you will have immediate connections. These connections are energizing and make you feel more alive!
3. Let Your Walls Down (Sometimes) – If you never allow yourself to be vulnerable, others around you can’t get close to you. If you constantly have a plan and don’t accept the influence of others, then people can feel alienated from you. If you never give up control, you never come to see how good it feels to let go and to know someone else has your back.
Harini chose this strong contrasting combination to inspire confidence! As an INFP Harini has an inner flame and passion that truly shines! Black can be boring, but Harini adds movement through a flowing skirt and an empowering strength channeled through her leather jacket.Francesca embraced the free spirit essence of her MBTI type ENFP, and expressed her open-minded, enthusiastic, restless self by dancing and shimming around in a red polka dot Diane von Furstenburg dress. Everyone needs an ENFP friend – run by their right brain, they will keep you on your toes with rainbows of new ideas, adventures and a loving heart!
“Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” – Anais Nin
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