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An area where an INFP needs guidance is setting goals. Goals are often built into a job description, which can simplify professional life. On a personal level, however, an INFP might need prodding to set goals and guidance as to priorities. As their first goal, for instance, many people would write "Pay off mortgage." Mine was "Swim with dolphins." Obviously, a nudge from a counselor (or maybe a recessive trait) would be useful. The Intuitive function that is so useful to an INFP must be allowed its input to goal-setting process. This is why INFP goals may seem a little odd to people who greet world in a more Sensate manner. The same balance should be allowed in structuring paths to reach goals.
Now that we've set goals and steps to achieve them, we have only to follow path to goals. In other words, we have to try to get from front door to car. It can be done if INFP is continually hip-checked back onto path by TJ. However, completely unrelieved attention to goals will result in a very frustrated INFP driving a car that she has come to loathe. No, INFP must take detours to meet world through Intuition, to evaluate by Feeling, and to exercise Perception. TJ, with maps, organizational lists, and pie-charts, must stand aside. At agreed intervals, TJ can bump INFP back onto path. After many happy detours and returns, INFP will succeed in going from front door to car - goal achieved!
Chris McDonough is a writer and observer of life. You can visit her at her website at http://www.cmcdonough.com