Greetings. Recently one of my friends introduced me to the idea of MBTI and personality types. Ever since then I found the theory of the functions and how they work/interact fascinating.
Onto my first question: At my first try, I tested as an INFP, mostly because I felt like I misunderstood the question. The next few tries I got a variable mix of INTP/INTJ, because I felt like the INFP personality description did not suit me at all. After doing extensive research (and taking a whole amount of consecutive tests, cognitive functions, INTP/INTJ test, you name it), I was tested as INTJ, and I found I agreed with their cognitive functions a lot more. However that knowledge does not satisfy me as of yet, as a nagging amount of doubt still remains for some obscene reason. I was wondering if there was a more definitive way of making this clear, so I could put the question to rest.
Every test I taken shown that my primary function (according to the test) is Ni (Introverted Intuition), according to the tests. I wonder also how does that manifest for you INTJ's? Some examples are (what I think is Ni):
1) Asking myself a question and pretty much knowing the answer to it without covering the topic at all. An instance would be something like, why is the grass green, to which something would tell me is the amount of chlorophyll in it, and the perception of the green gamma scale to the human eye, and then it goes to minute details such as why is it in that position, and angle and how does it contribute to the environment.
This works differently on people but I can perceive what motives they have at being at that particular place and why. An example would be when I was on the train, I deduced a guy was working for asus and was here on a vacation, just based on the quality of clothing, the asus branding on his shirt, his Indian accent, and his equipment. I turned out to be right when I asked him.
2) Dreams that frequently occur in the real world. Sometimes they are nothing dramatic, but pictures or still pictures of what will happen. I dreamed about a place where I would have my lecture and a few weeks later there it was, right down to the exact details (me and the group surveying the land).
3) Random theories. They just make sense, that is all I can say. For fear of being judged, they are something like this: Why do fire-fighters use sand to fight fire. So my first thought would be why is that so? That same voice would say sand is a dry substance, and fire needs moisture and oxygen to burn. Then the idea of particle sizes came up, to which got me thinking, does fire rely on particles to burn. That voice provided an image of a grainy log in a fireplace burning. To which I thought if the particle sizes of a substance is bigger than a particle size of the fire sustained from said log, then theoretically than it all depends on what substance you use. Hence why a fireblanket is so effective because it is so dense. Then the idea of 3 ideas of balance occured, a balance that is opposite (fire and earth), a balance that is in harmony (fire and oxygen forming combustion), and the inferior balance (the grain sizes relying on teh effect of the fire). These theories are completely random and scare me a bit. All that reasoning happens in a matter of seconds.
Another question I have is how do INTJ's deal with INFJ's? I had one a friend, but despite my attempts at being a friend to him he stubbornly refused the efforts, claiming that the age gap between me and himself is too much, (a gap of 5 years). After much, my attempts to become his friend would become more and more futile, as I was actually afraid to ask him questions. I felt like I was walking on the proverbial eggshells, and so ended the relationship. But now I am actually ask whether I did the correct thing, as he was there for me emotionally and helped me understand myself a lot better. Perhaps he was an unhealthy INFJ or there is something that I am missing?
Sorry for this overload of information, and if I came across as too boastful. Thank you for your help, those questions have bothered me for a while, and I would be happy to see them resting.