I don’t make friends easily and I don’t care to. I have great friends and would rather spend time with them than be bored at a bar. This makes me weird. My lack of interest in getting drunk and listening to people talk about things they don’t know and/or won’t do makes me an outsider. I can’t resist correcting people, it’s physically impossible, neither can my mother. I’ve always wondered why my outlook was so very different from others. This profile really connects some serious dots for me. I wonder if it will for you too? Perhaps you are an INTJ, or know one… Let me know!
We INTJs often excel at world domination, and while a male INTJ is considered Decisive, a Leader, Calm, and Reasonable, we females are called Bitches, Cold, Calculating, Stubborn, Stiff… ahhh equality. Have I mentioned sarcasm yet?
Our standards are so high we don’t even meet them. So please don’t be offended if I don’t seem surprised when you or I fail. It’s not easy to succeed, but you just have to keep going til you get it right. If you’re still here at the end I will be surprised.
We’re terrible at following rules, not because we’re defiant, but because rules are usually made for the lowest common denominator and therefore don’t apply to us. So if a rule is stopping us from success we will simply ignore it.
We are intimidating not because we’re better, simply because we’ve looked at all the data and are completely confident in our choices. Plus having an analyzing mind we are open to the idea that with new data changes can happen, and that’s GOOD. Also because if you ask us a question we will answer you. Don’t ask if you don’t want the truth, honest truth. (I’ve gotten better about sugar coating living in CA, not NYC where I’m from. After making a few people cry I realized I have to butter people up before answering their questions honestly, and honestly it’s exhausting.)
We are loyal. When you give us a secret to hold we actually keep it. When you need help burying the body we’ll suggest that burying the body might not be the most effective way to get rid of the evidence, perhaps we should think about how to get away with the murder as a whole… we are big picture thinkers.
This why we make such good coaches and leaders. We can keep a secret, we can tell you honestly what’s going on, we can teach you how to make decisions – not make them for you. We can help you in ways no one else can because we are not trying to feed your ego, we are more concerned with your success and in my case healing and connecting your soul back into your body. Getting rid of the ego and replacing it with magic, it’s totally logical. It’s the only way we will heal the planet and humanity. We want what’s best for YOU, not your husband, sister, kids, mom’s idea of what’s best for you and we’ll remind you of that everyday if we have to.
We MUST solve the puzzle. When I was in kindergarten we had a book of puzzles for the year, I solved the whole thing in I think the first month (Mom, Dad?) then I was bored. Which turned out ok cause I wasn’t there much anyway. When they wanted to hold me back because I wasn’t there enough days for the school to get paid for me. My dad asked if I was behind. I wasn’t actually they thought about skipping me up a year but I was already the youngest in class.
It’s easy to break up with us. We’re cool, have a nice day! There’s this super interesting thing over here we wanted to do and you were honestly just holding us back from it.
We hate it when you interrupt, or finish our sentence. Believe me you can’t possibly know what we’re thinking. However, we’re really good at interrupting you and summing up your run on sentence in two words.
“Many of us tend to be rather obsessive-compulsive, for instance ordering our cd’s, dvd’s, and books by genre then alphabetically (by title for dvd’s, by group then title for cd’s, and by author then title for books, except for series which must be kept in appropriate serial order). Most of us have other quirks as well, e.g., always eating M&M’s in a specific color order, naming our children in alphabetical order, etc. It’s a small price to pay for genius, really.” http://theventurouslife.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-complete-idiots-guide-to-intj.html
So how many of you out there are INTJs? What’s it like being you!? A round peg in a square hole society… Tell me about it!