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Introspection

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”

— C.G. Jung

In my seemingly never ending procrastination I have found myself stuck in a cycle of introspection. This lead to taking personality tests to better understand what makes me tick. It came as no surprise to discover that I am an INTP according to the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and a Type 5 according to the Enneagram of Personality.

Introspection has totally taken over my thoughts, and time - almost to the point of the degradation of other interests and responsibilities. Rather than remaining stuck in my head I’ve started to write a journal to unload my fleeting thoughts and ideas and quiet the mind, albeit temporarily. The transfer of my thoughts onto paper is a symbolic release in and of itself.