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?
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). Continue reading
Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ
Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling
Extroverted Sensing (Se): Whatever she is doing, Bellatrix likes to be in the center of the action. This especially involves actual fights; Bellatrix revels in dueling her enemies, especially when she fights two or three at once. She has extremely quick reflexes, and she will continue fighting with any other weapon she has after losing her wand. Bellatrix is charming enough to talk the authorities out of imprisoning her after Voldemort’s first downfall, but she is so impulsive in trying to bring him back to power that she ends up in jail anyway with no hope of legal acquittal or social rehabilitation. Bellatrix savors every moment, and always likes eyes on herself, even during her trial, when it was clear that it would be a long time before she would be out of prison. She is always quick to think of something to say, especially when voicing her willingness to further Voldemort’s cause. Continue reading
Mary asked: “What’s your enneagram type?”
I don’t really do enneagram, but:
My trifix is 5w6, 3w4, 1w2.
philosophical, intellectual, innovative, cynical, neurotic, cautious
Guest Post by Kerrissa
Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë
Fi: When Jane knows that if she stays as a mistress to Rochester he’d eventually abandon her, she doesn’t use that information to convince him to let her go, but: ‘did not give utterance to this conviction: it was enough to feel it.’ When St John tells her it’s right to urge suitable people to be missionaries, she responds with, “If they are really qualified for the task, will not their own hearts be the first to inform them of it?” She places a strong emphasis on how she feels about a decision to choose her path, such as when St John urges her to join him as a missionary, she says, “Nothing speaks or stirs in me while you talk.” She then asks for time alone to figure out what she will do about his proposal. She asks herself, ‘…can I let him… go through the wedding ceremony… and know that the spirit was quite absent?’ and answers, ‘No: such a martyrdom would be monstrous. I will never undergo it.’ When he asks her again to marry him, she responds inside, ‘…my sense, such as it was, directed me only to the fact that we did not love each other as man and wife should: and therefore it inferred we ought not to marry.’ She frequently dwells, a paragraph or more, on how she felt at a particular moment. Continue reading
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