Wow, this is right on the button for myself (ENFP) and my husband (INTJ).
I'm learning that all the ways I've developed to handle Mr. INTJ when stressed out are completely accurate here and it's given me some better insight as to why my strategies work. Lol, I never really understood why I would have to handle things a certain way, I just learned what NOT to do :P .
This should help give me some more tools to work with.
Also great to understand why I need to just have a sympathetic ear instead of having my problems logically solved away. The logic, while intellectually helpful, never really dispersed the stress for me.
07-17-2013, 09:57 PM
Thanks for the video! INTJ information was useful! My match man I'm engaged to a ISTJ and learned allot!
07-21-2013, 09:49 AM
So there's no infp. It's fine. We're just rare.
07-29-2013, 06:57 PM
I feel like I can relate more to the ESTJ's stressors. A lot of the INTJ's stressors were related to events that are uncontrollable (like the example a delayed flight). Things I have no control over usually cause me a little grief but nothing that would cause excessive stress because I'm able to recognize that those kind of events unchangeable. The ESTJ's stressors related more to a disorganized environment and indecisiveness which does cause me stress every so often. I do agree with the "ways people can help" and "ways that do not help" INTJ's stress.
08-13-2013, 04:00 AM
great advice for the people likew me.
08-13-2013, 05:41 PM
My wife is an INFJ and is very good friends with an ENFP, who is dating an INTJ.
She has noticed some interesting parallels between INTJs and INFJs, and ENFPs and INTPs.
A lot of the ENFP description there seems quite applicable to me as an INTP, and my wife identifies with the INTJ description to a large degree as well.
08-13-2013, 08:08 PM
Under moderate stress I think my Te comes out. Maybe. I become very sharp, driven. Maybe not organised, but trying to be. That's for stress that can be quite bad, but that it seems like I can deal with. A bit like when I had to present a Physics show in front of schools. There was a huge amount of stuff to be organised, and I really didn't want to make a fool of myself, and only an hour to set everything up. So the stress/need to avoid humiliation drove me to be unusually Te-ish.
It would be good if the author of this article took into account the percentage at which types occur in the general population versus their frequency in the work place, to give an idea of workplace suitability. Lets say we have a personality type that comprises 1% of the population and is found to be 10% of a workplace population, compared to a personality type that is 15% of the population, and 15% of that workplace. The article would list the second type as most frequent in that work place, and kinda imply some sort of natural affinity of that type to that workplace, when obviously the real interesting thing to note would be the type that is occurring in that workplace at 10 times their natural occurrence.
The only interesting thing there is that INTJs are the most common psychiatrist type, since they are a rare type in of themselves. ENFPs, going by stats I've seen, are the most common NF, and the rest are SJs so of course it's not significant to find an SJ type forming the largest subset within a workplace.
08-31-2013, 03:59 AM
i cant stress enough how true these stressors are for an intj
• Having to interact excessively with individuals and groups • Coping with crowds, noise, confusion, chaotic environments
08-31-2013, 07:16 PM
My type isn't on here, but I do relate to a lot of these. There are many traits I can relate to in all of the types listed, but especially in the ENFP section, followed by INTJ. These specifically stuck out to me:
• Being bombarded with facts and details
• Coping with crowds, noise, confusion, chaotic environments
• Being criticized professionally, having your competence attacked, not being recognized
• Focusing excessively on their body, imagining that they have some dire illness
• Being pessimistic and incapable of seeing the big picture
• Having to follow rules, procedures, routines
• Being unable to pursue your ideas and interests
• Being required to do something that violates your values
• Feeling distrusted, disrespected, ignored, not recognized
• Receiving criticism about themselves or what they have created
09-13-2013, 04:59 AM
I'm an INTJ and recently I've been stressed out ALOT and I guess this explains it generally : ) thank you for sharing I really helps ^_^