Life/Career Coaching for INFP’s(and other I’s)

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Nancy Okerlund

I just found this website. It’s the site of an Introvert Life Coach named Nancy Okerlund, who works specifically with introverts such as INFP’s and INTP’s.

She specifically works with clients who are having problems with their introversion(eh hem, like me) and their careers. She helps them examine themselves and find their sources of energy so that they can help themselves deal with being introverts in an extroverts’ world.

Free PDF

I signed up for her mailing list and got this great pdf in my email. It’s a little over 8 pages and gives some great examples of how to survive as an introvert.

Some examples include reframing how you see yourself. She highlights the 3 ways that you need to reframe yourself:

  • “Being an Introvert is an Asset”
  • “Introvert Bodies Really Do Work Differently”
  • “The World is Full of Extroverts”

Introverts are Biologically Different

One really interesting thing I read in the pdf was bullet point 2 above, that introverts are physiologically DIFFERENT. As in, the flow of blood into the brain is longer and more complex. How cool is that?!? We’re not just screwups or something! We’re physically different. We had/have no choice.


This kind of knowledge helps me accept who I am just a little more. This pdf in general made me think that maybe, just maybe, I can accept my career for what it is and that I should get to work!

Signup for her mailing list, get the PDF, read it and let me know what you think in the comments section.

4 thoughts on “Life/Career Coaching for INFP’s(and other I’s)”

  1. I have a question:
    Every test I have ever taken has me labeled as an INFP. I agree with ALL of it…
    Except, although I prefer to work alone… and do the whole hermit thing a LOT, I am… well, exceptionally loud.
    I play music when I work (definitely an extrovert trait), and most people upon meeting me believe that I am naturally an extrovert (but I am DRAINED after any social even, and avoid it almost all costs. The only exceptions is if we are meeting for a purpose… and everyone involved has to work on something physically- less space for words or entertaining! 🙂
    Any thoughts on this?

    Am I masquerading as an INFP, when I am actually not… are the tests rigged?… Am I my own subspecies? Or are there other INFPs like this?


    • Hey!

      Who knows if you will see this reply since your comment was years ago. Hopefully, by now you have found your answer but if not here I am!
      As an INFP, I find basically everything you said relatable. Many people who meet me are also shocked to find out I’m an introvert. I also play my music while I work (I literally have to if I can get away with it), I am extremely loud (most of my friend’s have to remind me to lower my voice), and I definitely get drained from social events or even dread the mundane social interaction. You are definitely not masquerading! I think there is soooo much more to INFP than the brief explanations from these tests give us. I’ve been reading INFP books, specifically one that is almost an autobiography of an INFP. I was literally shocked to find how much more I understood myself and how many things about me finally had a name to it and an explanation. I also found out that INFP’s are literally living paradoxes. Everything we do feels like paradox, nothing seems so simple or black and white to answer. I often feel like maybe I am a liar because in this instance something is different than in other circumstances. But NO! It’s not the case! Wow, I am being vague… anywho.. you are not alone! There are many of us! I’m sure there are also many subspecies as well 🙂


      Kindred Spirit

      • Dear Lipika (aka Kindred Spirit),

        I just opened my email and read this. Thank you so very much for replying!
        I didn’t necessarily find an answer… I just discarded the labels and decided to go with the flow instead. However, I am so grateful that you wrote and to know that I am *not* alone in this.

        This year is going to be a major transition… I am leaving all of my jobs to study abroad for a year in Japan!!! I have been taking college classes little by little alongside working multiple jobs.

        It will be exhilarating eventually, but I am currently just aware of the difficult position it puts my family and coworkers in.
        Personally, I thrive on unexpected occurances, physical risk and the unknown, but not when it happens to those I care about- especially if I am the cause of possible pain.
        Ahhhh! Life as a cat looks so intriguing about now……..

        Wherever you are, I hope that you are well and thriving.
        Thank you so much for taking the time to write- your timing was perfect.
        Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

  2. Hi Mike,
    thanks for this site and the link to the coach.
    I have been struggling with my career for the past few years.
    And sampled various jobs and industries, but cant help the feeling of ‘not being in the right place’.
    I hope this time i really make a difference.


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