My name is Corin. I’m an INFP. After almost 50 years, I’m finally starting to get the hang of it. Getting my MBTI certification helped.
Here’s the important stuff about me. I’ve been married for over 20 years. Of course, there have been rough spots. There have been a lot more good times then bad and the bad times fade off. We have two adopted girls from China who have pushed us to grow and be better.
I work as a web developer. I’m also a decent web designer which helped when I designed this site. In 1996, I could barely turn on a computer when I decided I wanted to be a web designer. By 1998, I had a portfolio and my first job at a design firm. Over the years, I moved from design to programming eventually learning and coding C# for 10 years for a multi-million dollar company.
I never thought I would be a programmer. I went to college for a semester to be writer but never finished.
I write fiction. I’m a published poet. I was only published 4 times between 1993 and 1997 but only one of those literary journals had any real meaning for me because they had also published a poem by a poet I admire, Charles Bukowski, in the same issue. After that publication, it felt like I had proved that I was a good poet. I lost my drive and stopped writing and submitting poetry.
I discovered the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator at 19. I had just moved out of my parents house. My introverted life didn’t prepare me to deal with other people. Being shy and quiet, I luckily found the MBTI to help me understand other people as well as myself.
I’ve been active on social media talking to INFPs since Friendster. After Friendster collapsed, I moved to Tribe.net then to MySpace then GlobalChatter and now Facebook’s INFP groups and Personality Cafe. I’ve been listening to INFPs talk almost daily since 2003.
INFPs talk about the same thing, about how the world wasn’t made for INFPs, about how no one understands them, about how lonely it is to be an INFP, about how things didn’t turn out they way they wanted.
I started this blog to talk about something different.