INFPs and the Principle of Attraction by Dr. Jim Nolan
The Principle of Attraction (many call it the “Law of Attraction”) goes something like this:
“That upon which we focus, especially if we get some emotion behind it, tends to stay in our awareness. We tend to keep focusing on it, often, and attracting even more of the same into our conscious awareness and into our actual experience. It’s the phenomenon that gives rise to such common sayings as “Birds of a feather flock together”, “Like attracts like”, or “That which is like unto itself is drawn”, “The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.” Impassioned action on behalf of the thing you are focused on also makes it more likely to manifest in your life and experience.”
OK, I have to mention (you’re not gonna love this) that INFPs are among the lowest paid of the sixteen Myers-Briggs types. It’s because we focus on service, on being nice, on taking care of others, and we can have a tendency to NOT take such great care of ourselves, including our own financial needs. More about that later, but…
But here’s the good news. Given the deeply reflective, highly intuitive nature of the INFP, we are perhaps uniquely, or at least optimally, positioned to set intentions, hold a focus, not get caught up in the cynicism, naysaying, and the sensibilities of those who do not “get” or trust intuition. Others tell us we live in a fantasy world, “not in touch with reality”, and according to the teachers of the Principle/Law of Attraction, THAT is probably one of our biggest advantages! When others say it can’t be done, we just go ahead and believe in it anyway, and often get it done! Reminded of Henry Ford here…
The “P” function also comes into play here. It allows us (compels us?) to remain open to new information and possibilities so that we are willing to look beyond the very limited realms of “evidence-based” ways of knowing, or “you have to show me” sensibilities, and invite manifestation despite what others require before they are willing and able to allow something into their lives.
I am going to be writing much more about this, probably included in my book. I have to tell you, I am not that wild about the Law of Attraction trend that just says glibly “You can have a trillion dollars today! Just ALIGN with it!!” I have listened to hundreds of hours of Abraham CDs and cassettes and DVDs, and I love them, but we all know that nobody had a trillion dollars show up on their doorstep because they asked for it in a Facebook group. There is more to this, and I plan to explore it more, and keep talking about the PRINCIPLE of Attraction, which I think is going to be much more valuable to people than just wishing for the stars and then feeling disappointed that, somehow, they must be doing it wrong because the trillion dollars, or the castle in Spain, or Johnny Depp, or Charlize Theron, or the red roadster, or, or, or, did not show up in the daily mail, even though they asked for it, and it must come, “because it is Law!” Yeah, it’s not exactly “Law” in that way, and we have to talk much more about that.
But for now, INFPs—you are in a great position to both align with the best of the Principle of Attraction, and to ignore the self-anointed realists who often know nothing about Intuition, Spirituality, Hope, Manifestation, or Synchronicity—they want “just the facts, ma’am”—and that’s not how INFPs roll…
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