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The Writing Guide: INTP Personality

INTPs are often called Architects. They use logic to analyze things such as systematized concepts and the whole scheme of things in general. They are very theoretical and eager to find out what is it that makes the world go round. Profound things are more of their thing as they want to discover the wholeness of it. Absorbed in thought, they value their individualism as they seek understanding and explore concepts. They are the great detectives of the mystery in all of the things.

Here are some traits INTPs have that you can focus on if you want to write to them.

Trait #1: Detached

If you want to write to an INTP, you should learn that they are not about the drama. If you want to make them interested, start to converse about a certain issues that are known to be black and white. Ask them their two cents on the matter and they will surely open their mind for you as they are known to have a more precise perspective on a concept or scenario involving things that piques their interest.

Trait #2: Analytical

They might seem aloof but the way they converse is more of a methodical method. They are cerebral people and commonly use intellect instead of emotions. They want to know all the sides of the story so that they can judge the situation or subject fairly. They are known to investigate the reasons behind most of the things that concerns their interests. You can ask them for advice if you want to know the different perspectives of one big picture as they could tell you the details of even the parts of the whole.

Here are some quotes by famous INTPs:

“Religion, which … ought most particularly elevate us, as rational creatures … is that where men often appear most irrational, and more senseless than beasts.”

-John Locke

“The bravest are surely those who have the clearest [understanding of] what is before them … and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.”

-Thucydides

“I could not … write a serious romance [except] to save my life; and if [I had] to keep it up and [not laugh] at myself … I am sure I should be hung before I had finished the first chapter.”

-Jane Austen

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The Writing Guide: ENTP Personality

ENTPs are intellectuals and innovators. They like problem solving but they use their clever mind to seek answers to systematized problems and notions. They are known for their unconventional take on the world as they are commonly open-minded people and visionaries. They utilize their big influence on the lives of people around them and analyze situations using their own eccentricity.

ENTPs are extroverts. They love being with people and talking to them as they have a knack on social interactions and known for their smart banters. They have undeniable wit and are very knowledgeable when it comes to communicating and getting to a point. Usually, cheerful and takes no offense. Although they are not known for their patience, ENTPs are free spirits who are usually good partners in fun activities.

Writing a letter to an ENTP is not as easy so here are some traits they have so you know how to converse with them.

Trait #1: Smart

Start your letter with a smart joke. Do not be afraid to build a rapport with an ENTP. They are always up for a smart conversation. They are challenged by those who can stimulate them intellectually. The smartest joke can turn your one letter into a dozen if you know how to give an ENTP a good laugh. They are very adaptive to the almost scholarly kind of discussion.

Trait #2: Eccentric

Show them that you are unique too. Tell them stories about experiences that most people don’t usually have. They are about the exceptional to the point of adoration. They like to know that other people are eccentric too.

Here are some ENTPs celebrity quotations:

 “My wife makes fun of how routinized I’ve become. It’s not my natural state. … But at some point in my life I overcompensated.”

-Barrack Obama

“It is necessary to be a fox to discover snares and a lion to terrify wolves. Those who rely simply on the lion do not understand.”

– Niccolo Machiavelli

“People of accomplishment rarely sit back and let things happen to them. They go out in the world and happen to things.”

-Leonardo da Vinci

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The Writing Guide: INFP Personality

INFPs are idealistic on their imaginations and have been equipped with values and principles that they uphold.  The possibilities for this personality type are endless because they capitalize on their solitude and try to see the potential of the coming days with the touch of their own idealistic ways.

As introverts, they better themselves to get to their ultimate goal. This poses nonjudgmental way of thinking which makes them open-minded at some point.

Writing a letter to an INFP personality is easy because they are great in self-expression. They are compassionate to others even though they enjoy their solitude.

Trait #1: Sensitive

If you write them a letter, they will respond to you with all their sensitivity. They are very sensitive to everyone even if they like to be themselves. They are often called The Healers. If you have any problems of any sort, you can count on INFP to be the one you can vent to. They know what to say to you because of their sensitive nature.

Trait #2: Compassionate

If you have problems, you can count that this INFP recipient will have your back. It is of their nature to be open-minded to whatever topic or scenario people have. This is one good trait that they have. They can put their self to other people’s shoes and would do what they want others to do for them if they ever have any difficulties in life.

Here are quotes from famous INFPs:

 “[People are] quite different. What grips me need hardly touch you at all. … What is innocence in you may be guilt in me. … What has no consequences for you may be the last nail in my coffin.”

-Franz Kafka

“In my imagination, I can come up with anything that I want. I can make things very large and very colorful.”

-George R. R. Martin

“My existence is not without reason! I know that I could be a quite different person! … There is something inside me, but what can it be?”

-Vincent Van Gogh

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Zodiac Letters: How to Write To a Capricorn

A Capricorn is resourceful and, yes, from the word “Capricious”, this sign appreciates things that are having monetary value. They are known for their business-mindedness and a knack at sales and management. They are very precise with what they want and figures out a way or ways in general, to get what they desire.

Here are some tips if you plan to make a Capricorn a pen pal:

ASK THEM FOR THEIR OPINION

Capricorn natives are rock steady and sturdy. They are very wise in their dealings with others and most importantly in anything defined as a system. They are very patient in discovering the ins and outs of anything and everything. Ask them for their opinion on your current problems. They would love to give you pragmatic and straight to the point advices. They are not known as the sweet talker but they will surely tell you what you need to do and how to do it.

GIVE THEM SOME USEFUL TRIVIA
As the Capricorn is always curious about the parts than a whole. A simple trivia would always intrigue them. They would also like to be given a trivia once in a while so they’re knowledge would be richer. Remember, also, that they want the trivia to be useful to their everyday life.

ASK FOR BUSINESS ADVICE

Nothing beats Capricorns on the field of handling business. They are industrious and would offer their help if you ask. They are very generous with tips on the field of money-making and money generation. They will be there every step of the way!

If you ever feel like you need someone pragmatic advice and opinions or just plain old good mentoring, you just have to go and write to a Capricorn native and they will surely be pleasured to be a guiding light to your somewhat not-that-organized life.

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Writing to Empathize with Someone Who Just Experienced Loss

As per writing, there is no good way to send condolences to someone who had just experienced a loss. This is especially true if the recipient of your letter is a person who just lost someone who was close to them or a family member, for that matter. Although this is not an ideal situation and the least people look forward to, sending your full sympathies can be very highly appreciated in time of a loss of a loved one.

“It is a curious thing, the death of a loved one. We all know that our time in this world is limited, and that eventually all of us will end up underneath some sheet, never to wake up. And yet it is always a surprise when it happens to someone we know. It is like walking up the stairs to your bedroom in the dark, and thinking there is one more stair than there is. Your foot falls down, through the air, and there is a sickly moment of dark surprise as you try and readjust the way you thought of things.”
― Lemony SnicketHorseradish: Bitter Truths You Can’t Avoid

How to start?

Unfortunate as it may seem, extend your sympathy towards the recipient. It may not be much but it helps a lot for those who are grieving, to know that someone out there are with them in their suffering.

How to write the content?

Start with the #throwback of good memories with the departed. It may hurt a little but the comfort of knowing that somehow their loved one has touched another being can mean a lot for those whom the departed left behind.

How to end the letter?

End your letter with your deepest regret that this moment has come. If you want, you can also put messages about life and offer yourself for emotional support. Your offer of support will be very much appreciated and will come back to you in your trying times.

Nothing beats a heartfelt letter with the purest intention and nothing beats a person with compassion and a shoulder to cry on.

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Writing to an Ex-Lover

“I don’t think much about guys from the past. I’m glad I knew them, but there’s a reason they didn’t make it into my future.”
― Lorraine Zago RosenthalOther Words for Love

Whatever you have to say to an ex-lover is kind of awkward. This is just the dichotomy of human interaction. If we felt neglected or hurt, we tend to distance ourselves from the person who inflicted it. So what is the right approach in dealing with an ex-lover in a way that we stay on the boundaries of being emphatic and not stepping on personal affairs?

How do you start?

You may start with a greeting that wouldn’t be too personal. You can check on them as an introduction. Do not be so eager that it will seem to intrude. Just a casual greeting and catching up phrases would do.  You don’t need to put so much effort in it.

How do you write the content?

You write the content based on your subjugation. You must control the content of your letter. Whether it is an emotional letter or just a friendly letter, you have to be precise of your intent to communicate in a civil manner. You have to control your content so that the point gets through your recipient.

 How do you end your letter?

Be subtle in saying goodbye. Remember that you have already said the most painful goodbye of all. So if you must say goodbye, be wary of your words.

In the end, you two have shared something special so might as well be mindful of the words that you will write. This may take a step back to recovery or help advance a reconnection. One thing is for sure, this is a step that can help you gain a friend. It’s just a matter of just writing the right lines.

 

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Zodiac Letters: How to Write To a Cancer

The zodiac sign Cancer is one of the most sensitive signs in the astrological signs. They are blessed with empathy and you will sure have a shoulder you can lean on if you ever confide to them. They are naturally nurturing as they are called the mothers of the Zodiac.

If you wish to write to a person with a Cancer sign, you can take these pointers as a format tool:

CONFIDE WITH THEM

As they are naturally nurturing, they want to hear about how you were or are. If you write to them, tell them everything. They would love to hear your good and fun stories but they will also appreciate even the bad ones or hardships you had or currently having. You can expect them to stick with you and comfort you in times that you need emotional support the most.

TREAT THEM AS YOUR BEST FRIEND

As they are known to absorb your emotions and be there for you in times of need, people can attest that people born under the Cancer zodiac sign wants to know the whole story before reacting. They want to be there for you but be truthful because they don’t want to waste their emotions to stories that are unjustly to other parties involved.

WRITE WITH YOUR HEART

They want to take care of you. If you want them to write back to you, write with feelings. Write with passion because they don’t want to hear half-hearted stories. They want to see your feelings reflect in your writing.

If you ever feel the need to write to someone who understands your emotional side, you have found a pen pal on Cancer natives. They understand your emotions and will be there for you 100 percent. You just have to be sincere with all your dealings with them and they will return it tenfold.

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Zodiac Letters: How to Write To an Aries

Aries people are naturally assertive and are ready to go anytime, anywhere… Especially when provoked. They are the aggressive people of the Zodiac. They have the ability to be impulsive and wants to do the first move. Sometimes, Aries wants to be in control of the situation or be the first one to do the writing.

Here are some tips to induce a reply from your Aries recipient:

MAKE THEM THINK THAT THE IDEA OF WRITING WAS THEIRS

Aries is bossy. They want to take control whether it be about a certain project or as little as writing a letter. You can give tell them that you thought they were giving hints that you should write a letter for them. Start by saying that you thought of them while you were writing this, bring up something like, “It was something that you said that made me write the letter.” This would make it seem that they were the boss and it was their idea that made you send them an unfeigned letter.

ARIES PEOPLE WANTS TO KNOW WHAT IS UP WITH EVERYTHING

They are slightly paranoid that people might be talking about them. It is better if you don’t wait for your Aries recipient to ask you but willingly divulge all the stories you know about them. You can get a lot of response. They are the most self-focused in the whole Zodiac. A little complement about them could go a long way. Just make sure that you are honest about your praises because, although they like hearing them, they also want to know that what you say about them is true.

ARIES CAN TALK ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES ALL DAY LONG

If you really want a reply from an Aries, ask them what they do all day or when they are bored. Ask them if anything exciting happened or that if there was something weird that they’ve seen. Aries people knows how to enjoy. This is why when you ask them, they will wholeheartedly confide to you about what is up and put some humorous remarks here and there too.

Aries people are easy to talk to because they can talk about anything that interests them. You just have to ask the right questions and you wouldn’t miscue words and metaphors on your letter.

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How to Let Someone Know You Really Appreciate Them in a Letter

 

There are many ways to tell someone how much they matter to you.  But finding the right words that sound authentic and from the heart can sometimes be difficult.

Here are few things to think about when writing your letter that will help you tell them how much you appreciate them.

Recall the first time you met and a positive or funny memory

A great way to start your letter could be to recall how you first met.  Think about where, when and how you met.  Was there a funny joke, song, or food that you shared together?

Think about how they have been there for you in the past

Strong relationships are built over time and with the support of each person.  Letting that person know how much it matters to you to have their support and trust is a powerful way of making them feel appreciated.

Point out the many things you have in common and what makes your relationship special

Is it your sense of style? Humor? Food? or many shared experiences?  Common interests and experiences are what makes a relationship unique and important so tell them how you appreciate them by sharing what you have in common.

Thank them

At the heart of appreciation is thankfulness.  And this is what you want to express to that person. Sometimes keeping your words short and simple is just as effective as writing a long thank you sentence.  A simple “I just wanted to thank you for all you do” can go a long way.