Belated Update

I’m properly abashed at how far behind I am on the queue. Many apologies. I promise to work on it some when I go home for the holidays.

Speaking of which, I’ve gone back to university! We’ll see how long it lasts, but I’m hopeful.

As for health updates: I’m on-and-off in a wheelchair, but able to go to class. I’ve been diagnosed with Fibro, MCS and Coeliac disease, but am still being tested for whatever else it is I have, because apparently if you get one thing you also get everything else. Lyme disease is currently a possibility, but there is also a long list of other possibilities which I won’t subject you to.

Once again, I’d like to thank all of you for your support and readership. I won’t out the person who sent me the following picture, but it meant a great deal to me, so without your permission I’m sharing it with everyone to let you know that I’m doing okay.

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Why You should Stop Saying you were “Traumatized” by a TV Show

Why you should Stop Saying you were Traumatised by a TV show...

Anon asked: “You’re the first MBTI expert I’ve come across who’s typed the characters from Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter, and since you’re an INTJ, I must know. Were you emotionally traumatized the first time you watched it?”

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Update and Thank You

I’d like to extend a very hearty thank you to everybody who has contributed to help this blog stay afloat in the last several months. And that includes those who have written guest posts as well as all those who have contributed respectfully to the site discussion. It’s not infrequent that I receive very rude comments from strangers who aren’t regular followers, and it’s refreshing to see both the healthy discussion that all of you have created, in addition to all your kind concern about how I’m doing.

Speaking of which, it’s not likely that I will be getting better any time soon (potentially never at this point). I don’t have a solid diagnosis for what’s wrong with me (I’m being tested for things still), but basically I’m dealing with chronic, widespread pain and fatigue that has gradually gotten to the point of being debilitating.

That said, I will probably not be writing an overwhelming number of posts on this blog for a long while, so to a large extent, it will be dependent on guest writers to keep running…as well as my own ability to review and post those pieces.

Thanks for all your kindness and support, minions! It means a lot!

Will Respond to Comments and Post Contest as Soon as Possible

I know I promised to post that contest this week, but alas, I am under fire of Murphy’s law. I’m currently experiencing some unexpected medical problems that are as yet, undiagnosed and are preventing me from getting a large number of things done (blog included).

That said, the contest will probably need to be post-poned until next week, or possibly even the week after.

Also, I’ll get to all of your comments as soon as possible, but I can’t give you a timeline for that yet.

This is Not & Will Never Be a Flirting Advice Blog

Hanswerner asked: I’m an INTJ, and I was wondering if you had any experience or advice on how to talk to girls. I’m terrified of talking to girls that have crushes on and every time I try to flirt I make a fool of myself

I’m willing to give advice on almost everything. However –and that’s a big however– I do not, and will probably never be qualified to give dating/flirting/sexual relationship advice to sexual people.

So let’s get one thing straight (pun intended). I’m asexual and romantically attracted to—you guessed it—not women. I wouldn’t stress this so highly except that I just read three similarly focused questions in my inbox.

In anticipation of all the open-minded folk who will have questions about this, I’m going to introduce a New Q&A Contest next week (similar to the last one) focused around this topic. Ask away in the comments below and I will feature your questions in the contest (and keep it respectful).

On that amusing note, I’d also like to extend a welcome to all the heterosexual male identifying INTJs lurking nearby. Please help @Hanswerner out by replying in the comments below.

 

 

So I just saw all of your comments…

Don’t think I’m ignoring them. I swear I will reply to them all after I finish finals.

Also. I just looked at my inbox…which is bursting with a million and six questions and character requests.

As a temporary measure intended to save the life of Arvid Walton, I will be shutting down the Ask an INTJ Anything and Request a Character sections on this blog. Fear not. I shall reinstate them once I get caught up on the many hundreds of questions and requests that beset me there.

In the meantime, I would highly appreciate anyone who wants to help with the character typing queue, and I’d like to further thank all those who have contributed up to this point.

In the next week or so, I intend to announce the winners of the last contest along with the answers to the questions posed about me.

Simultaneously, I will confront the horrors of my inbox. Or possibly I shall run away and write poetry.

Hold on Current Requests/Questions

Hello minions,

Due to a recent death in my family, I will be taking a break from answering questions and typing characters for a while. Please don’t stop asking –just be aware that it may be several months before I get to them.

Posts that are already in the schedule (up through December) will continue to appear on a regular basis (unless they run out and I haven’t started catching up yet).

Any writers willing to help with the submission queue are greatly appreciated as it will help to keep the site going. In particular, I’d like to thank Andrew, whatisfreethen, and any other guest writers who have contributed to the site in the past few weeks.

Call for Submissions

The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI | #MTBIAs always, my inbox is bursting with requests. I’ve really appreciated the recent guest posts that have come through, but I still have a growing list of requests. Questions from the Ask an INTJ section take me much longer to write, so the more characters I type, the more I fall behind on answering questions.

Here’s the favour I’d like to ask of any willing writers out there. Below is a list of characters that I need typed. For those of you who’d like to help, but are less confident in your typing abilities, I’ve also made a list of characters with their types, for which I’ll only need guest posters to write up the posts.

If you’d like to contribute, please claim your characters in the comments below. Basic guidelines for submissions can be found here.
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A Friendly Note to my Minions

The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI | #MTBIThank you for all of your fantastic, intelligent questions. You all have beautiful minds.

On that note, I promise I’m not ignoring your questions.

They’re not being answered in the same order they were asked because I want to give adequate time the more complicated ones. Easy questions I can simply dump out a response the same day and then put the post in the schedule, but not all questions are that simple. Some require a fair amount of research, so be patient in waiting for them.

In case it wasn’t evident, the queue is very lengthy and growing by the day. I would gladly welcome any help typing –especially with any character marked with an ^ symbol. Those are characters that I won’t personally be typing for whatever reason (most just because I refuse to watch the movies/shows they come from).

I’m a busy person. I’m going to college, working two jobs and writing a book. Any help would be much appreciated.

Please make Requests in the correct location

I know it’s easy to request characters in the comments, but please stop. I like to think I’ve set this system up so it’s easy for you to make requests, but if not, please inform me otherwise.

In the meantime, requests should still be made here: Request a Character

Also, please stop making duplicate requests. I’ve redesigned the queue by combining it with a directory of the characters I’ve already typed. From now on, you’ll be able to look at both the queue of requested characters and those that have already been typed together. Already typed characters will be linked to their respective posts, and untyped characters will simply be listed. So, whenever I refer to the queue, I’m now talking about the Character Directory.

Just to be clear, Ender Wiggin, Jack Harkness, Peeta Mellark and Elisabeth Bennett have already been typed. You can find them in the Character Directory.

To my Grammar Nazis

Recently, I’ve gotten an influx of grammar-correcting comments, which I’d like to address. I believe grammar is expressly important, but it’s not the most important thing in writing.

You spelled ______ wrong! Don’t you understand how important grammar is?

Being a grammar nazi is a poor way to assert your intelligence because it merely expresses emotional immaturity. A grammar nazi is a person who lacks the self-control necessary to restrain themselves from voicing their inner-critic at inappropriate times and places. He misses the big picture in order to focus on minute details.

Correcting other people’s grammar does not make anyone think of you as a genius. A person may be academically intelligent, but that does them no good if they lack emotional maturity. On a larger scale, this is why Ender Wiggin was chosen to fight the bugger war over his brother Peter. Both were incredibly intelligent, but one of them lacked emotional maturity.

I completely understand the urge to correct other people’s grammar –believe me. However, self-control is far more important. If you can’t control the things you chose to say, then who are you? Because you’re not your own person. You’re simply being swayed one way and another by your emotional responses to things that aren’t important.

“Recognise is spelled with a Z.”

Yeah, maybe in America, but in the UK, we spell it with an S. My earlier attempts to cater all my spellings toward Americans (who comprise the largest percentage of my readership) were a flop, and I’ve gone back to UK spellings.

Consider this. Which is more important? Somebody else’s correctness, or your maturity? Are you simply going to react to everything you see, rather than assertively making a decision as to how you will respond? Are you going to sacrifice your own maturity for the sake of something you probably can’t change?

I am an English Major. I knew the risks of deciding not to spend an extra ten minutes editing per post on this website. It’s for this very reason that I specifically avoid connecting this blog to the books/stories that I’ve published.

I apologise for any grammatical errors you may find on this blog. I’m sorry if they offend you, but they don’t offend me enough that I’m going to spend my entire day off trying to fix all of them.

Now Accepting Guest Writers!

The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI | #MTBIAs many of you are aware, I am a busy college student, which can often make it difficult to fill many of the requests that come through my inbox. I would be glad of any interest in helping to fill some of those requests. Furthermore, I love to hear from my readers! 

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Once Again, Widening the Blog Focus…

The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI | #MTBIAs always, I’m making changes to the way this blog is being run. Currently, my followers are all conscious and aware of the Meyers Briggs theory. However, I’d like to target the focus to a more literary audience, not making it requisite for readers to have a background understanding of MBTI before they reach my site.

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The Alice in Wonderland Conundrum

“Alice from “Alice in Wonderland” (either the 2010 movie or the original stories)”

Alright, somebody requested Alice a looonnnng time ago, and I owe it to you to explain why I haven’t typed her yet. I’ve been skipping over her for a time while letting her stew in my mind a bit, the reason being that she happens to fall into the caricature category.

Her character traits aren’t character traits so much as archetypes.

I promise, I will get her typed, but until then, just be patient.

Upcoming Blog Maintenance

The Book Addict's Guide to MBTI | #MTBIApologies for any confusion. I’m doing extensive updates to all parts of the blog to try to make it easier for readers to navigate. My Te function just took over trying to make sure that everything is easy to navigate and read so that my Ni vision is clear and realised.

I picked out the last layout because it was aesthetically pleasing to me, but to be honest, it was annoying even for me to navigate, so I can’t imagine what a pain it was for my readers.