Chronic Pain Video

INFJs and Chronic Pain

INFJ personality types and INFP personality types both frequently suffer from chronic pain. Sometimes this pain arises from an injury, and sometimes it is the result of a long-term chronic illness. Whatever the root cause is, living with chronic pain is an exhausting process. It’s helpful to understand how the traits of the INF personality type affect your journey with chronic pain, and can even contribute to an increase in pain levels.

Both INFJ personality types and INFP personality types commonly experience “energy overwhelm,” and this is a significant factor in an increase in pain levels for those who live with chronic pain. Energy overwhelm happens when we are overwhelmed by too many people or too much stimulus, as often happens with busy workplaces or crowded events. Energy overwhelm can also happen when an INFJ personality type or INFP personality type is trying to take care of too many people. It can also happen when we spread ourselves too thin trying to ensure that harmony is present in any given situation.

Another significant factor that can contribute to an increase in pain levels is driven behavior. Driven behavior is more frequently found in INFJ personality types, but it can also be present in INFP personality types as well. Driven behavior is characterized by frantic, restless activity that drains a lot of energy from the person, but doesn’t actually accomplish very much. Tune into the video to find out more about driven behavior and how it affects INFJ personality types and INFP personality types who suffer from chronic pain.

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