Back in university, I took the Myers-Brigg personality test and ended up as an INTJ. I recently took the test again, and this time I ended up as an INTP. So, has my personality changed over the past couple of years? Could there be a difference in the content of the tests, perhaps?
So, what type of person is an INTP? Here are the four major categories:
Introvertion. I agree with this. I’m not someone that seeks the limelight and I’m perfectly fine with spending some hours by myself, though not too many hours. 😉
Intuition. People who prefer intuition over sensing tend to be more focused on the big picture instead of the small details. I could say that this is true, but I probably lie nearer the middle since sometimes I do get wrapped up in details, but otherwise I could say that this is accurate.
Thinking. Thinkers prefer taking their emotions with a grain of salt and looking for the logical explanation. This is definitely true, and while I believe that emotions are important and should not be ignored, they have to be balanced with reason.
Perception. We prefer to keep our options open and wait before judging. This is true of me, but as you can see my previous result was the same except that I was more of a judger. I’m not sure what this says except perhaps I’ve gotten a little bit more patient or understanding over time.
Who do I share company with?
Albert Einstein is believed to have been an INTP. I’m not a genius like he is, but I can certainly see how some of the personality traits play out!
Living with an ISFJ
My girlfriend and me share only one letter – the I for introvertedness, though her less than me. Otherwise, she is sensing, more of a feeler than a thinker, and more of a judger than a perceiver. This definitely can lead to some interesting differences of opinion, but what strikes me is how many of our values we share in common even though our personalities are supposedly different. Maybe it makes for an interesting yin – yang balance — we can work together as a team and we see more together than we would seperately, simply because we have different ways of interpreting and dealing with the world.
How about you?
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