Anonymous asked: You sound pretty INTJ to me. Connecting things may be Ni, and wanting to fix stuff and be in control may be Te. And being a perfectionist and being competitive is definitely a sign of Ni and Te together.
Thank you for your input, anon. I am definitely a competitive perfectionist. As for being in control… It depends on the situation, really. I don’t like being told what to do, and I’m not bossy to other people. However, when I see bad leadership, it makes me want to take over and fix it somehow, whether that means being the leader myself (if I know what I’m doing) or getting the current leader to consider my (right) opinions. :P I will speak up if I think something is being done “incorrectly.” It’s just my slacking off and tendency not to make detailed plans that cause me to doubt my INTJness. But maybe that’s just an issue of being young—I don’t have a career yet and am still working through college. I’ve never really HAD to work hard or make plans, but if those things had been important to my success, then it may have been different. I generally do what needs to be done, unless it’s chores around the house. Heheh.
Thanks again for your opinion. :)
theghostess asked: Did you just send yourself an ask?
Yes. Yes I did.
To the INTJs and INTPs scrolling through their respective tags… Help?
So. I think I may have been mistyping myself for a few years. I always assumed I was an INTP because I was messy and procrastinated a lot. Those online tests sure do make it seem that if you’re lazy and messy, you’re a P, and if you’re organized and motivated, you’re a J. But really you’re supposed to look at the functions. I relate so much more to Ni (the INTJ’s main function) than to Ti (the INTP’s main function). When confronted with a problem, I search my impressions/gut feelings/memories for solutions almost instantly, rather than think through each step with logic.
I do not think in the strict line of reasoning that Ti seems to encourage. I grasp concepts all at once, perhaps briefly going over a few points in my head while maintaining the rest in a sort of “encrypted” format that must be decoded via writing, speaking, art, etc. I have to OUTWARDLY organize and/or release my thoughts (Te?), because inwardly they’re just a collection of impressions and images webbed together in codes made for my mind alone.
I play with images and relations in my head without even trying. I recognize a concept and instantly relate it to another concept with the same root. i.e., if I think someone is wearing a “mask” to hide their insecurities, my mind may automatically picture the Wizard of Oz behind his curtain.
Lately, I have become attached to the symbol of the moth as I go through a period of transformation and metamorphosis. Certain symbols stay with me and become “themes” of identity and life goals.
Te (the INTJ’s second function), however, seems to be an issue because of my lack of motivation, but if there is something that interests me, I will be on it 100% and obsess over it for a looooooonng time.
I love closure. I don’t want to just DESIGN something, I want to finish it. I want to make it myself and release it to the world. I hate having half-finished things and unmade decisions. They will gnaw at me until I complete them, and even then they will still gnaw at me, because they are never “perfect.”
I NEVER get B’s. It has to be A’s. Even though I procrastinate, I always do enough to make a good A. It’s never particularly hard to make an A, which may be a reason I put off studying—no interesting challenge.
However, my room is usually a train wreck, and I don’t actually DO much. For the past 3 years, I have been at home waiting to find my life. But you could say it’s because I’ve been depressed most of my life (diagnosed with dysthymia) and because of high anxiety levels. One of the main symptoms of depression is lack of motivation, but when I find something that really grabs me, you’ll have a hard time pulling me away.
I am blunt, analytical, and ALWAYS critical. When I see something (TV show, movie, art, what-have-you), I will examine it and instantly see what is wrong with it and think of ways it could be improved. Sometimes I get all disdainful when I see something that is so CLEARLY flawed. I just want to…take it…and fix it. Or tell whoever made it to get their game together. ;) I know. I’m a snob. And sometimes I feel the urge to takeover. The show Once Upon a Time comes to mind…
Maybe I am completely mistaken and don’t understand Ni and Ti yet. If anyone on the INTJ and INTP tags has any “diagnostic” advice, let me know.
Lemony Snicket’s short letters for his dead ex-fiancee written in his books “A Series of Unfortunate Events”
IM GOING TO GO CRY IN THE CORNER NOW GOODBYE
WHEN I WAS LITTLE I REMEMBER WONDERING WHY HE SAID THAT BC LIKE WP WAS BEATRICE BUT I ALWAYS KNEW DEEP DOWN
I ALWAYS KNEW