Guest Post by Andrew, ENTJ
Pokemon Anime Franchise
Introverted Thinking (Ti): As one of the foremost researchers into Pokemon, Professor Oak is naturally intrigued with the whys and hows of everything Pokemon-related. He pours his entire being into finding answers to his questions even in his old age, looking into Pokemon evolutionary theory, behavior, social interactions, and everything else under the sun. He thinks that individual exploration of logical questions is best; he once broke up an argument about the best training style between Ash and Gary by saying that both boys’ training styles were acceptable; neither one was “wrong,” regardless of the end product. Professor Oak has also broken rules for Ash; he gave Ash a Pikachu as his first Pokemon when he would normally give out Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle in this capacity; plus, the reason for giving Ash such an unorthodox starter Pokemon was that Ash had arrived at his lab late, after the usual starter Pokemon had been taken. Continue reading
Guest Post by Occam’s Chainsaw, INTJ —http://systematicthinker.wordpress.com
Ti: Reid has a seemingly never-ending thirst for knowledge. He sucks up as many facts as he possibly can about anything he finds interesting. His intelligence cannot be questioned, and although he isn’t loud about his brains, he asserts his reputation as the smartest one in the room pretty quickly, even without intending to. Hotchner said about Reid, “Reid’s intellect is a shield, which protects him from his emotions”. Reid will find the irrationality in whatever he comes across—e.g. when Prentiss tells him the story of the star puzzle, Reid’s first reaction is, “That doesn’t make any sense”. When Prentiss angrily snaps, “What do you mean?” Reid sets off into an explanation how one cannot possibly catch a shooting star, because it burns up in the atmosphere. When Prentiss fights back with, “But it’s a fable”, Reid simply says, “But there’s no moral. Fables have morals”. He’s constantly stating facts, oblivious to other people’s possible discomfort with them. Reid always thinks fast and in silence, only sharing the result of his thought process instead of opting to engage himself in a brainstorming session. Continue reading
Guest post by E.J., INTJ
Dominant Ti: Ariadne is a very logical person whose talent for puzzle-building earns her a place on Cobb’s team. Her attraction to building dream architecture draws her to join, despite her initial reluctance after seeing Cobb’s disturbed mental state. She generally does not discuss her ideas at length–when she describes the dream architecture she has planned to other people, her explanations are brief. Ariadne rarely overreacts to situations. Even when she shows initial alarm, she is ready to move on to a rational solution as soon as someone can suggest one. When their mission goes wrong, Ariadne (unlike Cobb and Eames) does not give up. Instead, she proposes a rational solution based on her mathematical knowledge of their situation. Continue reading
Guest post by Andrew, ENTJ
Pokemon Anime Franchise
Introverted Thinking (Ti): Although too young to train Pokemon himself, Max is intimately familiar with the theory of Pokemon battling. He will analyze every battle he sees, trying to figure out exactly what each trainer does right and wrong. In the few battles in which Max does participate, he follows theory rather than tuning into the reality of the situation; he will often set up a defense single-mindedly while his opponent is mercilessly attacking. On his journey with Ash, Brock, and May, Max would always be on the lookout for a Pokemon to use its special move or ability. Max has a curiosity that would sometimes get him into trouble; when he saw a Bulbasaur, a Charmander, and a Squirtle for the first time, he inspected the three Pokemon with his hands, provoking them to attack him. Continue reading
Guest post by whatisfreethen, INTP
Ti: Shikamaru was a logical thinker who’s most popular characteristic was his ability to stay cool headed in crisis situations and conceive a winning strategy. Shikamaru’s fighting style indicated a dominant Ti, in which he first engaged an opponent, then tried to bring them at an impasse, to analyst their moves and devise a plan of action. He was also often shown to have an affinity to intellectual puzzles and strategic games, like shogi. He disliked physical work and would rather lie down and think. Continue reading
Ameya Ravindra Nadkarni asked: How to tell apart between an INTP and INTJ?
I have always been a analytical person, who can see a particular job done in a better way . But always procrastinate it due to even a minor flaw in the plan or method. Though I learn new things to be used for practical purposes, I may never use that knowledge unless I gain complete understanding and mastery over that subject. I have been given sometimes INTP as a result of my personality tests and been given quite times INTJ as result with a slight preference of judging over perceiving. I am confused and hoping for your advice. Sorry for violating the rule for asking a personal question and for my grammatically improper English but I really need some advice.
If you haven’t yet, review my other INTP vs INTJ post. It’s much more detailed than this one.
I think, for the most part I understand your question –if I translated wrong, don’t hesitate to correct me. Fortunately for you, this isn’t the type of personal question that’s against the rules.
There is a strong possibility that you’re prone to locking into your shadow functions. In terms of how to tell which type you are, these are the questions you need to be asking.
Am I goal-oriented? When I set out to accomplish a goal, do I plan out all the steps and pursue them intricately (NiTe)? Or do I go about it through improv and plan steps as they come (NeTi)? Do I focus on my dreams as fixed realities that I am responsible for making happen (NiTe)? Or do I look at my dreams as grand possibilities that I could, and would like to make happen (NeTi)?
Am I efficient in practice or in theory (Te vs Ti)? When I see something that could be improved, do I ask myself whether its necessary before setting out to change it (Te)? Are my improvements more innovative (NeTi), or are they more practical (NiTe)? Do I tend to theorise about improving things without ever doing anything to fulfil those visions (Ti)?
Do I procrastinate because my plan must be over-perfect before I proceed? Or because I literally don’t know where to start with carrying it out (Ti)? (Be objective when you ask yourself this).
Also, I would suggest taking a look at my INTP vs INTJ post. (The search bar is there for a reason).