H Janeway asked: “How does an INTJ know what she needs? I am a bit disconnected from my emotions because of depression, depression medication and being an INTJ. How do I know what I need so that I can make a plan/schedule and hopefully get better?”
I hope the best for you in your journey.
I don’t have depression, but as someone with PTSD, I can speak to your experience of struggling to figure out what you need to do to heal.
Before I was fully aware that I had PTSD, I was very confused, and very, very concerned with how I was supposed to figure out this “trap” that had caught me. At the time, many factors combined to make it so that I was not in a position to seek help. As a result, I had to figure things out on my own.
Here is what I have learned the hard way: Continue reading
Guest post by Sam Peters, INFP
A Song of Ice and Fire, George R.R. Martin
Fi: Sam Tarly is a very sensitive and emotional guy, and he’s about as unassertive as they come. He lives in fear of Te-doms that have basically dominated his life. Nonetheless, he is extremely loyal to his friends and always does what he thinks is right according to his internal moral value system. He can become uncharacteristically outspoken when someone he is very attached to is in danger, and he can even find it in him to defy authority if he needs to do something for the greater good. After Jon is elected the new lord commander, Sam is somewhat appalle Continue reading
Guest post by Zoey, INFJ
Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carol
Dominant Ne: Alice thinks very little of seeing a rabbit with a clock running. She has a wild imagination. In fact, the entire book is about Alice’s non-tiring imagination. She is quick to learn. She is also easily bored, and doesn’t like doing the same things again and again. Also, she would prefer to have pictures in a book rather than conversation. When her sister reads she looks with distaste at the book because it has no pictures. Alice sees everything as being connected to each other. After she learns that Queen sentences nearly everyone to death, she asks how are there still people living in the city. She is often blinded by curiosity, and she is very vocal about the things which make her curious. Continue reading
Guest Post by E. J., INTJ
The Chronicles of Narnia, C.S. Lewis
Dominant Te: Polly has strong opinions and usually is very direct about expressing them. When she first meets Digory, she immediately tells him that he has a funny name and, when he insults her name in return, points out that he needs to clean his face. Polly is not a controlling person, but she does enjoy planning the activities that she and Digory share. Brave (though not foolhardy), Polly does not hesitate to bluntly contradict Jadis’s beliefs about morality, despite Jadis’s greater strength and m Continue reading
Guest post by whatisfreethen, INTP
Ni may be able to follow a single idea to completion, it wouldn’t be fair to say that Ne’s can’t. It’s just that Ne ideas tend to be either more short term or fantastical than Ni. Also if an Ne can’t immediately execute an idea, it tends to get overcrowded by a flood of new ideas and never gets reconsidered. Or it tends to build up and become even more implausible than it was.
INTJ friend: So, what have you thought about writing that book together?
Me: How about one of us leans an animating software, and one learns sound effects, get some voice actors, and instead we make an animated movie?
Him: Maybe I’ll just write it myself. Continue reading
Guest post by Zoey, INFJ
Si: Kaneki highly regards his past, and is even plagued by it. He reads books, because his late father was an avid reader, and Kankei feels he could connect to his father in this way. When he was being brutally tortured by Yamori in the basement, it was his past, that his mother always left him alone and worked so hard that she passed away. It was this pain from his past that pushed him to fight back against Yamori. Kaneki also believed that all ghouls are evil\bad, until he turns into a half-ghouls himself, just because that is what was often broadcasted. He isn’t open to new perspectives, and resists strongly when he realised that he became a half-ghoul. He even tried to eat human food, which was indigestible by ghouls. Continue reading
Kathryn asked: I definitely would type myself as an INFJ, and I relate the best to that type. My problem is, almost all INFJs, as portrayed by movies, are male, and none of them ever get married. Why are INFJs always portrayed as single guys when really INFJs are mostly female and extremely relational? – also, What movies portray an INFJ female?
Men who are feeling, are frequently associated with femininity, and our modern societies look down on femininity. As a result, boys get taught at a young age that they should not express their feelings and that it’s shameful to do so (I think this problem is actually bigger in America than it is in the UK because a lot of Americans have commented to me that they think British men are more in touch with their “feminine sides,” however that’s another issue for another day). Continue reading