This one has a little car.
This one has a little scar.
Say! What a lot of Daleks there are.
Yes. Some are red, and some are blue.
Some are old and some are new.
Some are sad,
and some are glad,
But most are very, very bad.
- based on One Fish, Two Fish by Dr. Seuss and for the Doctor Who Poetry Contest
Charm: Needs work
Ingenuity: Macgayvering that shit
Diligence: Willing and ready
Temperature: Cold until microwaved
Turn on: Quantum Physics
Wit: On fire
A reminder from the Time Lord: the clocks go forward one hour tonight. It’s wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey stuff.
- That we’re cold, heartless, and mechanical incapable of feelings or emotions.
I may not necessarily be in touch with my feelings all the time, but I do have them and I can be warm. Most people would never guess I was an INTJ to be honest. Whereas someone would find us cold for not necessarily thinking of the best for some person or a group, we tend to act more on logic and with fairness. Impersonal at times yeah, but sometimes you need a person to make an unbiased decision.
- We hate people.
I don’t hate anyone. I dislike people who are full of shit and hypocrites to the extreme. I dislike phoniness and people who think they’re better than anyone else. I dislike authority. Especially dislike rude people and I get annoyed when some people can’t do their jobs right. At most, we might have high standards, but we know it’s ridiculous because we can’t reach our own standards. I just like for people to be upfront and not full of themselves.
- That we think we’re special snow flakes.
I’ve seen that everywhere, that we think we’re so great and special solely because we’re INTJs. It’s not that- it’s just that it’s very hard to be an INTJ and not want to be someone else. I spent a lot of time wishing I was someone else, because I couldn’t find people who understood me. Everywhere I went there was some misunderstanding and no one to relate to. It’s very lonely when you’re you and have no one else to be cool with that fact. It’s a lot of effort to stick to who you are and not want to conform to everyone else’s standard and many people don’t get that. For why be myself, if I’m always going to be ostracized for it?
- That we’re arrogant.
That’s not to say some INTJs aren’t arrogant, because anyone can be arrogant. But I find in our culture, we love for people to be self deprecating. When someone tells so and so they did a good job- oh, no it wasn’t good at all- and everyone expects that. They don’t expect people to be confident and go thanks, I was sure I did a good job on it. The thing about INTJs is that we know what we know and we make damned sure of it. We also know the things we aren’t well versed in and can admit it. I’m good with doing both because people SHOULD acknowledge their skills and know where they could use improvement.
- That we are incapable of having fun.
Bullshit. Some of the INTJs I know are the weirdest, quirkiest fuckers I’ve ever met. And I’m the same. I somehow turned into the comic relief of my group of friends at times and I enjoy going out and meeting new people. I’m good friends with EXXP types and when we hang shit gets really interesting. It all depends upon the person in question. We aren’t all stiffs.
- Only interested in science.
I like science, but it was never my main interest. Though, I did entertain the idea of being a forensic scientist or a computer scientist for a while (still do some coding for fun when I get time). Where people encouraged me to do science I determined I was too lazy and did what I really loved, which is writing articles and stories. I like to do plenty of performing arts things as well, when I see it’s not normally listed as an INTJ hobby/occupation. You can find us in any field that we have an interest in and that’s the end of the story. Doesn’t matter what it is.
- INTJs only get along with other INTJs.
No. No. No. I’ve met other INTJs I’ve wanted to punch out at times. When people try to say that we hate all these other types, like the EXXPs or something, it’s stupid. One, it depends on the people in question, not their types. But fuck it, some INTJs are immature as fuck and I’d rather have the company of someone that isn’t going to debate me all the time. Even though I’m an INTJ, it doesn’t mean I want to argue all the time. Sometimes I’d like to just shoot the breeze and not leave a place annoyed with someone. I honestly think two INTJs are more likely to butt heads than other types because we can be so stubborn and headstrong unwilling to back down.