I’m an INTJ by nature (or maybe nurture). I remember thinking how lame “personality type” stuff was back in college, now I swear by it…funny how life brings you full circle. The Myers & Briggs Foundation is definitely on to something.
Now I’m not biased or anything, but as one of the rarest of all personality types, I think we INTJ’s are pretty swell. Sure we have our shortcomings, but we also have a slew of redeeming qualities. *insert [smiley face] here* I mean lets face it, some of the most influential people to ever walk the earth were, or are members of this tribe, but I guess one could make that argument for any personality type huh?
In any case, INTJ’s tend to be mis-understood for a number reasons and I’ve certainly tried to devote more energy to recognizing some of the offending ‘traits’ within myself as I’ve gotten older.
WE are a logical people…a tribe, if you will and we value logic more than feelings (bleh)…alot more. So much so that sometimes our delivery of an obvious solution to a ‘problem’ or debate can sometimes come across as condescending (at best), and straight asshole-ish when things go bad. If there’s anyone in the room whose ‘opinions’ will cut through fluff like a hot knife to butter, it’s us.