The SF Type Who Thinks He’s an INTJ

Jannelle67 asked: I often meet people claim to be INTJs who really aren’t when you get to know them (as opposed to people who seem more like INTJs once you get to know them). Which types are most likely to be INTJ posers like this?

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Really, any type could try to pose as an INTJ, and could probably convince themselves they were an INTJ if they ignored the evidence well enough. The gal who writes funkymbtifiction did this for years (and then moved on to consecutively convince herself that she was every other type as well).

SFs are the most common INTJ posers (followed closely by INTPs), and if you show them the evidence they usually don’t believe you anyway (because they’ve immunized themselves to evidence.

Michael Scott, from The Office, is a great example of an ESFP who thinks he’s an INTJ. He thinks he’s a great problem solver, innovator and strategist, when in reality, his primary focus is to have fun (Se).

It’s easy for xSFPs to convince themselves they’re INTJs because they have all the same functions (albeit in a completely different order).

3 thoughts on “The SF Type Who Thinks He’s an INTJ

  1. It always bugs and slightly baffles me how so many types try to convince themselves that they’re some other type that they’ve idealized.


  2. That’s probably because they have aspirational Ni-Te.

    I’m an INTJ and I like to think that I’m some sort of ISFP classical Indian dancing star in the making. Except that I have been at this in-and-out for the last 7 years with no dramatic evolution. Of course, I do this in the deep privacy of my home, never in public.
    Another instance is that I like to style my hair differently every 9 months or so, and will have a try at nail varnish for 1 week or 2. The trick is: I know that superficial bullshit of mine won’t last long. I can’t claim to be an expert at Se. -_-

    Still, there is nothing wrong with camouflaging yourself and playing around with your personal quirks. It keeps you young at heart and creative in the mind. :)



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