The Directory (http://www.insanejournal.com/directorysearch.bml) is a tool that helps users to find other users according to specific search criteria. Through the Directory, it is possible to find other users by location, age, interests, and several other criteria.
To use the Directory, you must be logged in as an Early Inmate, "Self-committed" [paid] or Permanently Insane account (see http://www.insanejournal.com/support/faqbrowse.bml?faqid=10 for information on Self-committed account benefits and how to purchase one). All InsaneJournal users, however, can list themselves so that users with access to the Directory can find them.
If you have recently tried adding yourself to the Directory, please keep in mind that it is not automatically updated. If you are a new user or have recently changed your settings, it can take between 3 to 12 hours for the updates to take effect. Also, you will not be able to find your listing in the Directory if you are a Free Patient, because Free Patient account holders do not have access to it.