INFJs, INFPs, and the Midlife Transition

INFJ personality types and INFP personality types tend to have a different experience of the midlife transition than other mainstream personality types. Since the midlife transition is not something that is celebrated in Western culture, it can be a difficult period of life for mainstream personality types. These more traditional types may feel like they’re losing their youth, beauty, and status in society.

INFJ personality types and INFP personality types tend to be less attached to youth and beauty, and they also don’t tend to value their status role in society as much as other types do. Instead, INFJ personality types and INFP personality types value growth and individuation. Since midlife is one of the best times to tune into the potential for growth and individuation, INFJ personality types and INFP personality types tend to go through big identity shifts in midlife, and they also tend to welcome these shifts.

During the midlife transition, INFJ personality types and INFP personality types may quit jobs, end long relationships, move to a different city or country, and begin a new period in life of deep creativity. INFJ personality types and INFP personality types may feel isolated or alone as this happens, but they don’t need to be alone as they navigate this challenging and exciting period in life, because there are other INFJ personality types and INFP personality types who are going through the same process. When INFJ personality types and INFP personality types can find support and understanding in the midlife transition process, the experience becomes less confusing and much more illuminating.

I talk more about this in the video below:

I’m teaching a new class all about the midlife transition and what it entails for INFJ personality types and INFP personality types. The new class is called Midlife Awakening. It begins on Wed June 12 and runs for three weeks.

I got the inspiration to teach this class because I sent out an email to my audience and asked, “What should I teach next?” Overwhelmingly, people said they wanted a class on midlife transition and midlife awakening. So, I designed this class to answer that need.

Although the class will be geared toward people who are currently experiencing a “midlife awakening” (people in their late 30s, 40s, and 50s), or a “late-life awakening” (people in their 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond), there is actually no age requirement to join the class. All ages are welcome.

I’m hoping this class will shed light on some of the more hidden facets of the midlife transition for intuitive personality types and also help bring people together so that we can support each other as we make this journey.

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I’ll see you soon with the next video in this series: INFJs, INFPs, and Survival Archetypes.

Lauren Sapala is the author of Writing on the Intuitive Side of the BrainThe INFJ WriterThe INFJ Revolution, and the creator of Energy and Intuition for INFJs, an online course for INFJs on intuition, relationships, creativity, and more. She is also currently offering a free copy of her book Firefly Magic: Heart Powered Marketing for Highly Sensitive Writers to anyone who signs up for her newsletter. SIGN UP HERE to get your free copy.

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