July 27, 2010 § 4 Comments
Here’s what I found recently… one of those tests the guys give you at seminars, conferences, HR dos and in my case at our orientation program. It was the MBTI test that tells you your personality type out of the specified 16. Quite interesting. You know there’s a point in life when you take all those loads of personality tests free on the internet or go as a guinea pig for your possible friends in the Psychology department at college.. and though I went through that stage years ago I had to take the test again recently. Part of the program. So there it was… I declare I am an INTJ. (Just in case you are wondering what on earth that means go google the Myers Briggs test..) Or You can get your type here – http://similarminds.com/cgi-bin/newmb.pl
So it tells me that m more Introverted that Extroverted (Heyy… I knew that already!); and that I prefer Intuition,Thinking, Judging to Sensing, Feeling, Perceiving. And guess who else is the best possible example of an INTJ?? None other than my favourite fictional chracter from LOTR- Gandalf The Gray! Cool or what. So just as I go on on my narcissistic rant… take a cue and learn how to deal with INTJ people from down here.
1. Be willing to back up your statements with facts – or at least some pretty sound reasoning.
2. Don’t expect them to respect you or your viewpoints just because you say so. INTJ respect must be earned.
3. Be willing to concede when you are wrong. The average INTJ respects the truth over being “right”. Withdraw your erroneous comment and admit your mistake and they will see you as a very reasonable person. Stick to erroneous comments and they will think you are an irrational idiot and treat everything you say as being questionable.
4. Try not to be repetitive. It annoys them.
5. Do not feed them a line of bull. (Yes that is so truly inportant!)
6. Do not be surprised at sarcasm.
7. INTJs believe in workable solutions. They are extremely open-minded to possibilities, but they will quickly discard any idea that is unfeasible. INTJ open-mindedness means that they are willing to have a go at an idea by trying to pull it apart. This horrifies people who expect oohs and ahhs and reverence.
8. Do not expect INTJs to actually care about how you view them. They already know that they are arrogant ******** with a morbid sense of humor. Telling them the obvious accomplishes nothing.
9. INTJs will stick with you till the end once they approve of you. So be happy and beware.
10. The ultimate INTJ insult to an idea is to ignore it, because that means it’s not even interesting enough to deconstruct.
Heh. That sortof… explains.