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20 Things To Know About The Meyers Briggs INFP That You’re Dating

The INFP is known as the “Mediator” according to the Meyers-Briggs personality test. Mainly known as idealists, dreamers, and introverts, they only make up 4% of the population. If you’re dating this rare personality type, the chances are high (96%, in fact) that you don’t think the same way!

Getting to know this unique person will take some time, but still waters run deep. As you go further into your relationship, you’ll find a wealth of amazing characteristics in your INFP partner. Here are 20 things to know about the INFP you’re dating!

#1: They’re Introverts

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This may seem basic, but the “I” part of INFP stands for Introvert. This means that your partner needs to recharge on her own. Introverts often feel drained after hours of socializing and crave a night alone with a book or a good Netflix binge. Don’t be offended if they don’t pick up a call or two or simply prefer to text. This doesn’t mean they don’t care, but they are at their best after they have recharged alone.

#2: They’re Creative

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INFPs are natural artists and see the beauty in everything. Great date ideas would be paint nights, trips to an art museum, or a simple pleasant stroll in the park. A night with live music is also sure to please as you move on from one artful adventure to the next. Also, be sure to let your partner explore his creative side, giving him plenty of time and space to unleash his ideas onto whatever hobby he has chosen. This contributes to an INFP’s feeling of fulfillment. Many famous artists are INFPs such as Vincent Van Gogh, Shakespeare, J. R. R. Tolkien, Edgar Allen Poe, and Johnny Depp.    

#3: They Prefer to Have an Inner Circle

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INFPs are selective with who makes it into their inner circle. When you become part of their trusted few, you gain a loyal partner for life. Part of the introvert package is that INFPs are slow to get to know but blossom when they gain your trust.  Consider them an introvert by default but a part-time extrovert when the occasion arises.

#4: They’re Excellent Listeners

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INFPs aren’t deep introverts, which makes them good listeners. They have a knack for understanding people because they can take in all the details and be empathetic to their side. If you’re dating an INFP, you don’t just have a considerate lover; but you also have an excellent confidante.

#5: They’re Great Communicators

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Unlike deep introverts who may not like a conversation all too often, INFPs know how to communicate well. They can easily enable others to understand their situation through metaphors and descriptions that the other party can relate to. Their communication style is linked with the creative side that enables them to connect the situation to images and feelings.

#6: They Can Get Lost in Thought

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If you find your beloved INFP lost in thought, this is completely normal. They enjoy their imagination and deep thoughts and can often daydream. Understand that your partner is in his own world at the moment, but he will return momentarily after being recharged from his own quiet reflections.

#7: They Have a Good Sense of Intuition

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INFPs are known for their constant pursuit of truth, which means they make a database of past situations and the lessons they learned from them. This results in a rich intuition about people and life situations. As a result, their ultimate goals often become directed by their intuition.

#8: They’ll Do anything to Avoid a fight

An INFP doesn’t like conflict and will go at lengths to avoid direct conflict. If you manage to get them in a situation where they have to talk, they will focus on how the situation has made them felt–right and wrong are not the main focus in their mind. This may seem puzzling to a more objective personality type, but to the INFP, feelings are facts.

#9: They Are Natural Mediators

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Because INFPs belong to the diplomat personality group, they are well-connected with their own feelings. Because of this, they can sense the feelings of others and can understand the conflict from another person’s perspective. Combine this with their sincere desire to help others and strong sense of compassion, and you have an excellent mediator on hand.

#10: They go with the flow… unless you rock the boat!

You may be surprised when the laid-back person you know suddenly becomes passionate about a cause. If you end up violating one of their core values, they will defend them with all they have. Though INFPs aren’t normally extremely detail-oriented, they will complete every cause and project to satisfaction and with incredible detail.

#11. They Ignore the Mundane

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Don’t be surprised if your partner wears the same shoes for days or leaves some things untidy around the house. They are by nature unaware of the details that seem mundane or ordinary. Laundry can go for days and dishes may sit in the sink while other creative pursuits are always done to completion.

#12: They Naturally Avoid Impersonal Analysis

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INFPs are nearly always viewing life through the lens of their feelings. Impersonal judgments are difficult to make when it comes to their life. Though they are great empaths, they won’t be able to see beyond their feelings in the heat of an intense argument. The best way to compromise with an INFP is to take some time to cool down so that emotions aren’t running the show.

#13: They’re Perfectionists

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INFPs may come off as loners or even snobbish for their high level of perfectionism. However, these impressions don’t reflect the truth. In fact, they want everything that they put their heart into to run off without a hitch. If your partner is dedicated to a project at work or for a hobby, let their inspiration run its course.

#14: They Can Be Hard on Themselves

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Because they are perfectionists, they can have a difficult time forgiving themselves for past actions. An INFP is going to be their own greatest critic. What you can do to help your partner cheer up is to validate their accomplishments and positive aspects. It’s also important to give them space to work out their feelings.

#15: They Are Usually Great Writers

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Though they may be awkward in person verbally, they are great on paper. You may be surprised that the essay or short story is from your partner because they are vastly different from the way he talks in person. Their great imagination and perfectionism level also is conducive to make a great writer. C.S. Lewis is an example of one talented INFP writer.

#16: They Are Often Reserved… at First

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When you first meet an INFP that you’re interested in, you may wonder why she is so shy or quiet. This, however, is not to be taken at face value. INFPs are naturally reserved and keep their life private from people they don’t know well. They are energized by their own imagination and often keep their thoughts to themselves. However, as you get to know them, you’ll find out more about their inner world.

#17: They See the Best in People

INFPs may come off as optimistic and even naive to different personality types, as they are idealists. They always try to see the best in people and to view the world from a positive perspective. This is good news for building your relationship as they will always see the good in the people they love, including you!

#18: They Have an Inner Flame

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If you like surprises and hidden excitement, you will love your INFP’s inner flame. They may seem quiet at first, but you’ll soon see that your partner is passionate and can be quite a firecracker. When they are fired up about a cause or in the heat of the moment with you, life gets pretty exciting!

#19: Decisions Are Based On…

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INFPs want to make honorable decisions based on purity, not for what they are going to gain. Bribery or punishments aren’t strong motivators for INFPs, who won’t be party to a dishonest situation. You can trust your INFP to be guided by their strong inner moral compass to always be pure and honest towards the people around them.

#20: They Prefer to Work Alone

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The lone hero James Bond may be an INFP as he always prefers to work alone. Group projects to INFPs mean uncontrolled elements and unchecked standards.  So, if you are finding that your INFP wants to do some important tasks alone, let them be. It’s not anything about you, but it’s just the way they prefer to operate.

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The Spanish ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Is Being Shared To Honor Hispanic Workers Fighting COVID-19

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The Spanish ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ Is Being Shared To Honor Hispanic Workers Fighting COVID-19

There’s no denying that the world looks a lot different now than it did in 1947. And while the list of all of the positive changes that the decades stretching between now and then have done for the world and minorities, a recent campaign is also highlighting the ways in which our current president could take some notes on certain values the United States held dear during this time. Particularly ones that had been pressed for by one of our former presidents.

As part of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s “Good Neighbor Policy” effort, he worked to promote positive and healthy relations between the United States in Latin American countries.

At the time Rooseveltaimed to ensure that the North, Central and South American countries avoided breaking under the influence of Axis countries during World War II. As part of this campaign, Roosevelt comissioned a Spanish and a Portuguese version of the U.S. national anthem. According to Time Magazine he also “recruited Hollywood to participate in this Good Neighbor Policy; Walt Disney went on goodwill tour of South America, hoping to find a new market for his films, and ended up producing two movies inspired by the trip: Saludos Amigos (1942) and The Three Caballeros (1944). The Brazilian star Carmen Miranda also got a boost, and her role in The Gang’s All Here made her even more famous in the U.S. And alongside these cross-cultural exchanges, the U.S. government decided it needed an anthem that could reach Spanish speakers.”

According to NPR, Clotilde Arias, wrote wrote the translation at the end of World War II, was born in the small Peruvian city, Iquitos in 1901 and moved to New York City to become a composer when she was 22-years-old. Her version of the anthem is now part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.

Now in an effort to support Latino communities affected by the coronavirus, the non-profit We Are All Human Foundation’s Hispanic Star campaign commissioned the a remake of the song.

Hoping to raise awareness of its Hispanic Recovery Plan and efforts to help to connect Hispanic small businesses and workers with resources during the pandemic, the campaign brought the old recording from obscurity.

For the song, the 2019 winner of the singing competition La Voz,  Jeidimar Rijos, performed “El Pendón Estrellado.” Or, “The Star-Spangled Banner.” 

The song has already received quite a bit of comments and support on Youtube.

Hang in there, fam. We can only get through this together.

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These Online Botanicas Will Satisfy The Bruja In You


These Online Botanicas Will Satisfy The Bruja In You

With young Latinxs reclaiming the bruja identity, the demand for access to novenas, herbs and other specially crafted ritual tools has grown tremendously. Luckily, these Latinx-owned online botanicas have made it easy for brujas, or anyone who wants to dive deeper into the practice, to get their hands on the goods. Whether you’re looking to conjure up more cash flow or secure some extra protection from those pesky mal de ojos, these shops have the magia you need.

1. The Flowerchild Bruja

You know you’ve received some real tesoro when you open your delivery and see the holographic cellophane. Unmistakable and unique products are what make The Flowerchild Bruja’s shop un cielo de flores. Garden Smudge Sticks adorned with colorful flowers and loose herbs packaged in clear hearts make this online botanica a must-visit if you’re looking to manifest more love and beauty into your life.

2. Brooklyn Brujeria

No forlorn-looking saints and pale stricken Marys here! Brookyn Brujeria offers a fresh and modern take on the classic bruja necessity of novena candles. At $10 a candle, you can enhance the vibrations and style of your space without blowing all your chavo. With intentions like Boss Bitch and F*ck Outta Here, these ain’t your abuelitas’ novenas.

3. The Hoodwitch Store

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Thank you for all of your love & support to those who have been readers and customers of @thehoodwitch over the years. ♥️You know truly how hard I work and that this is my livelihood and culture. Visual art and magic ARE my life and practice. Not a peach flavored “turquoise” glitter drink. My magic is in my blood, my magic is in my ability to bring life to my visions, it is creation & destruction. Over the last 6 years, I have been so honored and lucky to be featured in some of the largest media publications internationally not limited to Instagram. This is bigger than that and the creative team for Starbucks knew that. I have personally worked on consulting large companies in their design concepts this work comes naturally to me. “So what’s the big fuss?” My personal style has become synonymous with the visual aesthetic of my brand. No, I absolutely did not “invent” the crystal balls nor acrylic nails but What I created was a space for myself along with other POC to feel represented and have visual imagery that was representative of us. The colorful candles of my local botanicas, my gold jewelry, and my long nails clutching my crystals are certainly not “new” but to see them presented in a manner that I shared visually in this space was. Katherine de Vos Devine @devosdevine is a lawyer and art historian who wrote a powerful and insightful look as to what exactly is happening with this situation and we are sharing it in our story today because more than anything she truly gives the full tea of the situation. I can strip away the crystal balls, the nail art, and delete all of my beautifully curated photos but I will always be me, I will always be my grandmother’s voices and wisdom. I will create, and I will always know my value and my worth. I trust and believe that my ancestors and my guides are looking after me. These giants may have the money to bully artists, creatives, and small business but we know the truth and absolutely must not allow it. As a small business owner, I appreciate you standing with us in this uphill journey and even if it goes nowhere, at the end of the day I can laugh to myself knowing that Starbucks made a drink inspired by HW 🔮

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If you’re in the market for an obsidian scrying mirror, unique tarot decks or nail polish for your mystic manos, then The Hoodwitch Store is your one-stop bruja shop. Be sure to also check out the Bruja Bookshop tab, where you’ll find vintage, one-of-a-kind libros to up your witchy wisdom. The shop offers some rare finds en español as well. However, make sure you stay up to date on the latest inventory. These goods sell out fast!

4. House of Intuition

If you live in LA, you’ve most likely heard of House of Intuition. With four brick and mortar stores throughout the area, plus an online shop, it’s probably a wise investment to grab one of their “Success” intention candles. Their beautifully colored novenas aren’t the only reason to check out the shop, though. Seriously, this casa is staked with everything from crystals skulls, cauldrons and wands to a line called “Hair Mystics” featuring crystal-infused hair mists. You’ll be glad your intuition led you here.  

5. Lunar Magic Shop

Lunar Magic Shop is the super affordable and super thoughtful shop with some of our favorite bruja apparel. You will for sure want to grab the “My Mom Will Hex You” tee for the little one in your life or the “I Am My Own Sacred Place” one for yourself. While you’re at it, you might as well secure the “Motherhood”and “Student” crystal kit bags. This small shop definitely has the whole family’s brujeria needs in mind.

6. Curandera Press

While this shop is currently taking a small hiatus, they will re-launch on August 1. This gives us time to save up for a big vela haul. We could all use some divine intervention with lazy lovers and bad hair days, right? With Curandera Press’ “No Mas Amante Perezoso” and “Good Hair Day” velas, your prayers are answered. We’re excited to see what intentions they roll out next.

Read: In These Trying Times, Boricua Bruja Emilia Ortiz Provides A Digital Space For Healing

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