This is a discussion on Ask an ENTJ a question within the ENTJ Forum - The Executives forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by Mr Canis Yeah, I still cringe at it, but I have worked hard to banish the phrase; ...
If it's factually inaccurate, and it matters, go for it. Validating phrases? Meh ... Not always appropriate. They sometimes come off as condescending, especially in print.
Maybe try sitting with it for just a bit and thinking it through before you reply. Try to not knee-jerk a response.
I like to debate people, and I've realized most people have a reason why they're wrong that indicates something interesting about them. So I like asking them questions to try and figure out how they think.
I also find that innocent fact-checking can stir up undesirable reactions in people. I always ask myself: is this worth my time and effort? Is this worth the trouble? Oftentimes, it's just a stupid conversation about a fact.
But a fact that is relevant to getting done what needs to be done? I will argue that hard.
How many people on this forum think they are ENTJ but are not? Just give me an estimate in your own words.
On a related note:
If you were another person and had a conversation with yourself on the street (for maybe five minutes), what would you type yourself as? AKA what do you think other people see you as when they first meet you?
I'd probably get typed as an INTJ, or maybe an ENFP.