Guest Post by Occam’s Chainsaw, INTJ
Ni: Sam is the one to do all the researches, and it’s partially because his Ni makes him patient to dig deeply enough to get the desired amount of information and to also distinguish the needed details. He has premonitions/impressions which help him foresee the future. For instance, he sensed something was off in Home, when he insisted they stayed there in front of their childhood house to see if something would happen even after purging (and he was right about the premonition). Sam also struggled throughout his childhood, especially when he hit his teens, due to his strong aim to which he stuck strictly. It was also the reason why he didn’t get on well with the rest of his family. Sam is the one to tell which information is important for the case, and which is the one they can discard. Continue reading
The first thing I’d like to make clear is that Tolkien does not write like an INFP. Though he was known for not finishing projects he started on and for working in “idea bursts,” his writing does not express an Ne-style creativity. If you want a better example of very INFP writing, look to Neil Gaiman as your (exaggerated) example.
Having studied medieval literature at the university level, it is clear to me that Tolkien did not come up with most of his “ideas” himself. Almost all of the cultures and concepts found in Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and the Silmarilion are literally borrowed aspects of the medieval era literature he was obsessed with. If you need evidence of this, here you go:
- Wergild: the individual naming of weapons and treasure found in Anglo Saxon culture, wherein each treasure was unique and one of a kind. Where do you think Sting, the Arkenstone and Mithril came from?
Ni: Wilson is the only person who actually gets along with House, and feels comfortable enough around him to tease him. He intuitively notices things about House that nobody else can see. He’s one of the few people that doesn’t judge House’s insufficiencies, but he isn’t afraid to call him on them with suggestions for improvement. He and House both throw Ni predictions around, though Wilson certainly does so in a kinder way. He likes to talk poetically. Continue reading
Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien
Ni: Gandalf usually foresees events long before they happen, and is rarely surprised by anything. He is usually working behind the scenes to some greater purpose that others are oblivious to. He chooses people specifically for their unique abilities in order to complete various tasks that he doesn’t have time for himself (Frodo for his strong will to bear the ring, Bilbo as a burglar to keep the dwarves in check). He strategizes long-term, paying attention to both the big picture Continue reading
“You’ve typed a lot more INTJs than any other type”
I believe you submitted this comment under the questions section?
Either way, a question was implied, and I will honour your request.
Reason #1 I am an INTJ.
I don’t know your type, but based on the content of your comment, I know you’re not an INTJ. Try to imagine what it would be like if you had Continue reading
Ender’s Game Saga, Orson Scott Card
Ni: Valentine has little difficulty keeping Demosthenes a secret for over 3000 years. She’s an incredibly focused person, and tends to be a bit of a workaholic. As a working mom, she regrets not spending more time with her children, Continue reading
Question: “Hello Mr. INTJ. I am an INFP. On the net, I always find that some of the famous authors, actors, writers, artists, music composers are INFPs . But I have never found a single famous military leader, politician, athlete, player, scientist (except Einstein), sci-fi writer in the list of INFPs. All other personality types have some or more of these ranges. Even ENFPs have some world class leaders (though shown in the dark side on celebritytypes.com). In the list of INFPs there are some who have committed suicide. On the other side there are people who have committed mass homicides in other personality types. Why are INFPs always so meek in their behavior? Why are we not as outgoing as other types? I even found on the net that INFPs are the economically the poorest of all types. I will be thankful to you if you put some light on this topic. I know you can understand what I mean to say. So please answer my question as soon as possible.”
Answer: Hello Mr. big questions. I interrupted the queue just to answer this one, so first off, I’ll give you some NFP scientists to make friends with. Michio Kaku and Brian Cox are my two favourites. Go and look them up.
I can tell you right off the bat why ENFPs are more likely to be famous leaders than INFPs. It’s merely because their Te is higher up in the function hierarchy than INFPs.
As to INFPs always being meek? Actually, no, they’re not. Continue reading