Welcome to Inner World Travels, where lifestyle + personality meet!
Inner World Travels was inspired and created by the thought of our inner journey resembles the kinds of expeditions we take on the outside.
I’m Erika — your travel guide (haha, cheesy I know) — and after traveling to 25 countries, I began to see a pattern. I saw that the most significant journeys we take are internal ones.
But that inner journey can be a tough one to brave alone. Because like meaningful travel, growth takes time and intention and opening your mind to a new way of living and being. And that can be scary and bring up a lot of resistance.
Thinking about my own experiences with trying to find my path, I wanted to create an online community and resource dedicated to helping people to be the most fulfilled versions of themselves through tools like personality type systems.
And thus, Inner World Travels was born!
Purpose: I believe that learning about ourselves and growing into the highest expression of who we are is the most important thing we can do with our lives.
Because when we are fulfilled and meet our own needs, we help others to do the same.
It’s kind of like the breathing mask during the airline safety speech: take care of your needs first before trying to help others. Taking care of ourselves is the ultimate act of generosity.
The Kind of Content You’ll Find on IWT
You’ll find thoughtful and personable content that’s about self-discovery through personality type systems (and sometimes just self-help stuff, too).
You can get a great introduction to my preferred personality type systems in the post: The Beginner’s Guide to the Personality Type Systems, but here’s a quick description of the two you’ll see the most on here:
The Myers Briggs Type Indicator: Also referred to as “MBTI,” this personality type system organizes people into one of 16 different types based on how they process information. Are people introverted or extroverted? Are they practical or theoretical? Do they decide with their feelings or logic? Are they open-ended or structured? Based on these elements, each type is given a 4-letter code, in which each letter is shorthand for an aspect of their personality.
The Enneagram: The Enneagram categorizes people as one of 9 different types, which are designated with a number. The individual types are each driven to satisfy their own particular need. Depending on which one it is, there is the need to be perfect, the need to be needed, the need to be successful, the need to be different, the need to understand, the need to be secure, the need to experience, the need to be in control, and the need to be at peace. In the pursuit of this need, each type manifests different characteristics based on whether they are living in a healthy, average, or unhealthy state.
Here’s a more detailed breakdown of the other content:
You’ll also find what I call The Guidebook, which is foundational content that explains some of the more important concepts in personality typing.
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