My mom is a pitiful mess this morning. They think her gallbladder might need to come out, so hopefully she’ll be in less pain after they do that.
The kids went to the Chalk Festival in Cleveland, which I still haven’t googled due to unusual levels of having to focus on other stuff. They had fun.
She played Football after they got home. She talked a little bit about how much fun the sports are there. Evidently she scored an “EPIC” touchdown.
She got her “makeover” this morning. Her roommate fixed her up as “modern day Snow White.” She promised there were pictures.
She ranted about the general obnoxiousness of adolescent boys and said if there were an adolescent boy emoji it would be an angry pile of poop.
She sounded pretty tired, but not unhappy.
They are having homemade pizza for dinner. She’s pretty excited about that.
My brain is mush.
The phone ringing at midnight is never good.
My dad called and told me my mom was in renal failure, heart failure, and respiratory failure. The doctors were taking about life support. I told him I’d get home as soon as I could.
I started looking at flights to STL. Then I realized I might need moral support and woke Aaron up. I booked a one way flight and rented a car. I packed and showered. I tried to lay down and get a little bit of sleep before we had to leave for the airport. I managed about an hour.
I’m at the airport now. My mom seems a little more stable right now, so hopefully everything will be fine. Last night I thought there was a chance she’d be unconscious or maybe dead before I made it home. That’s a really not great feeling. Knowing she’s awake and talking and pretty pissed at her doctors is heartening.
Anyway. If you’ve got spare good thoughts I’m in the market.
The Farm sent a photo album of pictures from the first few weeks of school!
Today at school I was talking to coworkers about a person who seems to have lost weight/buffed up over the summer. I said that I hadn’t really noticed because i tend to not really pay that much attention to people’s body types. (I might think, Oh, so and so looks good today, but I don’t tend to equate that with losing weight or whatever)
Anyway, my friend says, “Oh, really? tell me about Dean’s body type.”
To which I start to splutter and say, “Th-that’s different.”
He starts laughing at me and says, “You are blushing just thinking about it!”
So I did what any self-respecting grownup in a professional environment would do, I walked away yelling, “I’m not going to talk about this!”
TAG GAME: CHARACTERS WHO SHARE THE SAME PERSONALITY TYPE AS YOU.
If you don’t know your personality type, take the test here.
Rules: Find out what characters share the same personality type as you here and list the characters that you find relevant below. Then tag five friends and let them know you tagged them!
INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine. Comprising just 4% of the population, the risk of feeling misunderstood is unfortunately high for the INFP personality type - but when they find like-minded people to spend their time with, the harmony they feel will be a fountain of joy and inspiration.
Being a part of the Diplomat (NF) personality group, INFPs are guided by their principles, rather than by logic (Analysts), excitement (Explorers), or practicality (Sentinels). When deciding how to move forward, they will look to honor, beauty, morality and virtue - INFPs are led by the purity of their intent, not rewards and punishments. People who share the INFP personality type are proud of this quality, and rightly so, but not everyone understands the drive behind these feelings, and it can lead to isolation.
We Know What We Are, But Know Not What We May Be
At their best, these qualities enable INFPs to communicate deeply with others, easily speaking in metaphors and parables, and understanding and creating symbols to share their ideas. The strength of this intuitive communication style lends itself well to creative works, and it comes as no surprise that many famous INFPs are poets,writers and actors. Understanding themselves and their place in the world is important to INFPs, and they explore these ideas by projecting themselves into their work.
INFPs have a talent for self-expression, revealing their beauty and their secrets through metaphors and fictional characters.
INFPs’ ability with language doesn’t stop with their native tongue, either - as with most people who share the Diplomat personality types, they are considered gifted when it comes to learning a second (or third!) language. Their gift for communication also lends itself well to INFPs’ desire for harmony, a recurring theme with Diplomats, and helps them to move forward as they find their calling.
Listen to Many People, But Talk to Few
Unlike their Extraverted cousins though, INFPs will focus their attention on just a few people, a single worthy cause - spread too thinly, they’ll run out of energy, and even become dejected and overwhelmed by all the bad in the world that they can’t fix. This is a sad sight for INFPs’ friends, who will come to depend on their rosy outlook.
If they are not careful, INFPs can lose themselves in their quest for good and neglect the day-to-day upkeep that life demands. INFPs often drift into deep thought, enjoying contemplating the hypothetical and the philosophical more than any other personality type. Left unchecked, INFPs may start to lose touch, withdrawing into “hermit mode”, and it can take a great deal of energy from their friends or partner to bring them back to the real world.
Luckily, like the flowers in spring, INFP’s affection, creativity, altruism and idealism will always come back, rewarding them and those they love perhaps not with logic and utility, but with a world view that inspires compassion, kindness and beauty wherever they go.
Famous INFP Fictional Characters:
- Anne Shirley - Anne of Green Gables
- Zuko - Avatar: The Last Airbender
- Jason Todd - Batman
- Leonard Hofstadter - The Big Bang Theory
- Britta Perry from Community
- Sybil and Matthew from Downton Abbey
- Jay Gatsby from The Great Gatsby
- Luna Lovegood - Harry Potter
- Hiccup - How to Train Your Dragon
- Frodo - The Lord of the Rings
- Marius and Jehan Prouvaire - Les Misérables
- Romeo - Romeo and Juliet
- Bran Stark - Game of Thrones
- Luke Skywalker - Star Wars
- Castiel - Supernatural
- The eponymous main character - WALL•E
- Lucy Pevensie - The Chronicles of Narnia
Oh, hey, this is pretty easy because INFP is what I got too!
In the past I think I’ve gotten INFJ though, so, who knows!
that’s SST enough for me.
also baseball caps mostly backwards.
NICKY, I NEED A SHOT OF JENSEN ARMS, STAT.