[oops wrong forum] Hey fellow infj's - it's been a while... I've been making significant progress, psychological wise; my introversion got mixed up with personality disorder; i recently discovered that looking at my 'mental health label' from a different perspective has shown me that really, I'm not as mentally Ill as I had originally thought. I had made a realization that all my life I was protecting this inner image of myself (some call it the inner child) - and so i would pretend to be someone I was'nt while around other people, which if they saw thru my false presentation ; all manner of things could evolve, generally loss of the relationship (and friends) - Today, after self inquiry and understanding, I realize I've been an introvert all the while, playing extroversion; the inner child is non existent, pathologically speaking. Did you know us Introverts are actually discriminated against? - We think before we speak while extroverts think by speaking, a general misunderstanding involving introverts is in Job interviews whereby the introvert will not maintain eye contact because they look around to 'grab' thoughts; this is commonly seen as dishonesty or shyness and will usually end in the job refusal - We need a law to protect us, because extroverts cannot play introversion, but introverts often play extroversion, like all people want to 'belong' and so we pretend to the extent where we get drained and shut off; commonly seen in love relationships as a sign of cheating or falling out of love. I've been spending time doing what INFJ's do best; help other people, we're natural protectors of the downtrodden, so I chose to work with the suicidal - to help them see what they cant themselves; it ended today because I got drained very fast and the holiday season is fast upon us; I'm working for the homeless this christmas in London, even though I'm giving up xmas eve and xmas day; it's half/half for selfish reasons - I cant be alone this year... Who else here get's drained from this type of helping?