11 hours ago
#INTJ in the wild - how easy is it to find them?
Answer: Not at all. We are masters of disguise and blending in - our NT functions involved in rational #decisionmaking that helps us to blend into the background like any other normal person, borne out or a #selfpreservation desire.
When I was a child, I would go into a bookstore and let my parents wander around a shopping centre for hours, while my mind would wander in the world of the next interesting book that I picked up. Learning how to speed read was fun, the only thing I could never predict was how long they would take browsing the malls and hence tailor my reading speed to match it. #geekmode on 🤓
But otherwise, we can’t be really be distinguishable from the other #introverts at the bookstore or the library. Our tastes are varied - we go deep into different subjects, but we go deep. Like a #datamining #deeplearning operation. We want to soak up as much as we can, even though supercomputers may run algorithms more easily than our brain in its cluttered headspace with 3 million racing ideas in our #brain.
Socially, we can be introverts or chameleons. One of the major problems I had with my identity was the fact that I was socially outgoing. Perhaps it made perfect logical utilitarian sense to do so - after all, one is rewarded with class participation marks for speaking up intelligently, and it also makes more sense to speak up and make a stand in many political situations around the world than be a doormat that everyone walks on.
Can you tell by the looks on our face? True, we may have a death stare when deep in thought, but seriously, our #INFJ cousins have a similar soul piercing gaze that they do use to pretty good effect themselves (and the uninitiated will only see an #RBF right there). So nope, you can’t really spot an INTJ in the wild. You actually do have to communicate and talk to them to understand who they are and what they stand for!
#mbti #mbtimemes #personality #selfdiscovery #selfawareness #selfactualization #selfmastery #toabetterme #INTelliJent #INTelliJence #doktorj