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Great post izbnso...

I would have known you were a kindred spirit if you had never said anything. I think Belle and myself are both prime examples of being able to pull off the "extravert" trait because we have that NF quality. I know exactly what you mean about struggling to be your "authentic self". It is the life's struggle for the INFP... I only recently began tapping into my "creative" side through web design and graphic work... I had been a frustrated counselor in the mental health system overwhelmed by bureaucracy and paperwork until I couldn't take it anymore (always blaming myself of course)...

I now am an independent contractor teaching substance abuse recovery classes. I teach the 12 Steps and stress that recovery is more about "position" on the Positive/Negative energy continuum than about behavioral change. I employ a lot of martial arts and eastern pholosophy which provides a better understanding of "surrender" and discipline with less emphasis on controlling one's behavior... I have learned a great deal from Dr. Paul's understanding of Liberty and it has helped me tremendously in both my personal life and my own world veiw.

I feel like I have found a home here on the DP, and as you know, we INFP's have very few true friends. We should start our own thread!