I think it’s got to be the typist comments like “you don’t use logic, you’re an INFJ hur hur!! I’m a Thinker, my logic is SUPERIOR”.
I think INTJ’s just tend to find each other, like attracts like after all :)
So I’ve run out of post ideas lately… Does anyone have any suggestions on what we could discuss next?
I found this link. Ignore the misspelling of Myers-Briggs in the header.
It gives a breakdown of rarity of type, as well as by groupings. (NT,NF, ST, SF as well as the temperament pairings.)
In summary, the most common types are ISTJ for men and ISFJ for women. Whereas INFJ is the rarest type for men, INTJ is actually the rarest type for women.
I’m glad I got this question, it’ll allow me to voice some things I’ve learnt recently. At my university, we have a dedicated personality research team and I was lucky enough to spend an afternoon talking with one of the researchers about MBTI, Big 5 and what the scientific community think about personality.
From her, I learnt that personality is believed to be circumstantial more than anything. She also thought that MBTI is a great tool for understanding the basics of personality, but there is a lot more to it than that. The one trait that does seem to give MBTI a lot of its support is the introversion/extroversion trait but the only differences that I can see between the two is how often someone relays their thoughts and actualises their ideas, in (to?) the environment; introverts tend to be a bit reserved, less quick to share what they are thinking and prefer to observe rather than act. Extroverts tend to relay what they are thinking as they think it and display more of a drive to actualise their ideas. (There is a lot of biological factors involved in determining how much of an introvert or extrovert one is - but that’s probably a post for another day).
However, you can also see how these two traits can be heavily dependant on environmental factors too. But according to the researcher I spoke to, there is very little support for the word “ambivert”, used to describe a mixture of both behaviours, she had never even heard of it. That’s not to say it doesn’t exist at all, I think it’s just that researcher’s prefer to call personality circumstantial.
So to you I would say, well done for being human. (not being sarcastic, at least not trying to anyway)
How do I reblog posts that people have reblogged from me so I can answer them? Lol. I can read the posts, but no idea how to respond. Sorry guys, it seems Tumblr’s UI has changed considerably.
I’m not sure. I know that NTP’s find NTJ’s quite obnoxious at times.
I don’t think it’s a sense of rivalry more than it is a misunderstanding between the two types: Ti-Fe vs Te-Fi.
Hope that helps.
That must be an INTJ thing. By the way your last line “they are the stupid thing because they can’t grasp the brilliance of your question” is sort of attitude that makes people think of INTJ’s as “unbelievably obnoxious”.
An INTJ possesses the fearsome and rare ability to completely divorce their emotions from their judgements. This suppression, while highly practical, may find itself grossly misused when it comes to actually dealing with emotions.
Keeping one’s emotions prisoner in a social environment certainly gets the job done. However, in the personal life of an INTJ, it is far better to keep them as slaves, rather than prisoners. They have a right to voice themselves in your personal lives. Moreover, they often WILL voice themselves whether you like it or not. Therefore, the opportunity cost of finding a way to regulate them and minimize their intrinsic negative side effects, is higher than simply shutting them out entirely.
Finally, with particular regard to INTJ males, considering how the prospects of even running into an INTJ female, much less one you like, are starkly low, my point becomes infinitely more valid.
Personally, I recommend allowing your emotions to speak their irrational mind when it comes to one’s parents and siblings. As frightful as this prospect sounds, it is by far the safest environment for their release. The ultimate goal is to be able to let them out (under heavy restrictions of course) in a social environment without great fear of their potently harmful nature.
I seem to attract NT’s who struggle with emotions. I have once been described as a “safe haven to explore confusing emotions” or something to that effect. Anyway, my suggestion would be, instead of suffer alone, find a friend you trust :)
We will listen, especially if they are an NF, emotions are our area of expertise. It could even be seen as an exchange of goods, the NT provides an NF with all these wonderful ideas and in exchange, the NF provides the NT with a place to explore emotions.
It would be a mutually beneficial relationship.
The four letter type codes are pretty arbitrary, but here’s a fairly concise explanation of the way you can use them to figure out functions. Subsequently, you can understand how you can use shorter letter codes to represent particular sets of functions without having to write them out.
You have to follow a few rules. So:
- I/E indicates the I-E direction of the dominant function.
- N/S indicates the dominant Perceiving function.
- T/F indicates the dominant Judging function.
- P/J indicates whether the Perceiving or Judging function is extroverted.
- Introverted and Extroverted functions alternate.
- The J-P and I-E pattern of the first two functions is mirrored in the lower two.
- There are four functions in a hierarchical order.
An example: INTP.
- An INTP is an NP so they have Ne because the N function is dominant over the S one and P indicates an extroverted P function.
- Therefore they have Ti because P indicates an introverted J function and I and E functions alternate.
- They’re Introverted, so they’re Ti dominants.
- Introverted and Extroverted functions alternate, so they have Ti-Ne (dominant-auxiliary).
- This J-P pattern is mirrored for the lower two, so they have Si-Fe (tertiary-inferior).
- Therefore, Ti-Ne-Si-Fe (dominant-auxiliary-tertiary-inferior).