Inspiration: I am an INFJ. If you are not sure what that is I invite you to check out the Myer Briggs 16 personality types. Each personality type has its strengths, its weaknesses and areas of growth. A little research will explain this much better than I can. The poem INFJ is written for personal reflection and expression – but I am sure others will be able to relate, especially if you fall under the INFJ personality type.
iwww.myersbriggs.org › my-mbti-personality-type › mbti-basicsThe Myers & Briggs Foundation – The 16 MBTI® Types
Theme: Personal Growth, Living Authentically, Self Acceptance.
INFJ. Forgive me if I don't want to just go along with the crowd, Or if I don't want to be surrounded by folks fractious and loud, Forgive me if I want to love many but trust a few, To keep my own counsel and paddle my own canoe, It's not a reflection on you - I am sure you are very nice, But I've been burned before and had to pay the price. Forgive me if I want to test all that I hear - Before I decide which side the truth is near, And if sometimes I want to be just by myself, To listen to my heart, to understand which part Needs to be heard or needs to be healed. It's not a reflection on you - I am sure you are very nice, But sometimes just my own company will suffice. Forgive me if I take time to listen to my intuition, And give myself the permission to feel - deeply, And day-dream of possibility and new invention - To connect with and nurture my inner child - So that she might grow in grace and inner vision. It's not that I don't like the world or the people in it, I just need some time alone so I can take my place - Perhaps it is a lonely stance but it is where I fit, Where I am happy to take my chance - Where I hear the music and where I can dance. Poetry by Estelle M Deshon.©