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This is a discussion on An INTJ that doesn't like problem-solving? within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; Originally Posted by RexMaximus Would you agree with my conclusion? Maybe. I do admit that I'm very socially inept. But ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RexMaximus View Post
    Would you agree with my conclusion?
    Maybe. I do admit that I'm very socially inept. But I'm often open to new experiences that can help me grow/improve myself.

    Also, I don't really not like dealing with people's emotions, they just stop coming to me cause they know I'm bad at dealing with their emotions. People come to me for practical advice all the time though.

    I tend to be very objective with time or when it comes to other people's situations but quite irrational when it's an emotional problem that involves myself.
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  2. #12

    Not a big fan of solving "people problems"..I mean..



    Ironically, if I'm attempting to solve another person's problems, it's more "Feeling" based at that point, because I must have deemed them very important and respectable, or I wouldn't bother.. it's almost like some level of intimacy is a prerequisite for my having any desire to help someone solve a problem, otherwise it tends to just feel wrong. Problems are solved based on information, AFAIK. I find peoples' attempts to solve things from an emotional basis, while not REALLY understanding the person (because they didn't get all the pieces sorted) to be more in their own interest than that of anyone else they're purportedly helping.

    Then there are things that would be a waste of time to fix, like in a modern economy, it's anything but economical to try to repair a lot of manufactured products by hand that'd take much less time and energy (and likely money as well) to just replace.

    I also can't be bothered trying to solve something that probably won't be solvable because people get too emotional about it (avoidance of political activism comes to mind)

  3. #13
    INTJ - The Scientists

    You remind me .. now I'm thinking how I was when i was young (long time ago). My Conclusion: That is a normal function of coming of age. In school, I reduced my efforts to the absolute minimum to achieve my goals, to get the highest score possible (which was much) with the least amount of work (which was next to nothing). And I had much less side activities then I have now. So, quite a bit of lazy. And even if I could not stand broken things, it wasn't as extreme as it is now.

    So, I think that is a matching description for an 16-year-old INTJ.

    But if you stay interested in a lot of things, your skills grow and with that the number of items and tools you surround yourself with and then it gets a pain in the ass if something a) doesn't work as it should or b) quit working because it was not sufficent. And with your improved skillset, you gonna fix it. Or alternatively if you don't really need it at the moment, a plan how to fix it eventually does the deed too. The simple explanation is that in a relatively young age, you simply don't need as much toys as you need later on ;-)

    So .. look ahead to your future .!
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    Quote Originally Posted by backpenther View Post
    You remind me .. now I'm thinking how I was when i was young (long time ago). My Conclusion: That is a normal function of coming of age. In school, I reduced my efforts to the absolute minimum to achieve my goals, to get the highest score possible (which was much) with the least amount of work (which was next to nothing). And I had much less side activities then I have now. So, quite a bit of lazy. And even if I could not stand broken things, it wasn't as extreme as it is now.

    So, I think that is a matching description for an 16-year-old INTJ.

    But if you stay interested in a lot of things, your skills grow and with that the number of items and tools you surround yourself with and then it gets a pain in the ass if something a) doesn't work as it should or b) quit working because it was not sufficent. And with your improved skillset, you gonna fix it. Or alternatively if you don't really need it at the moment, a plan how to fix it eventually does the deed too. The simple explanation is that in a relatively young age, you simply don't need as much toys as you need later on ;-)

    So .. look ahead to your future .!
    More toys! Fun. More work. Ehhhh

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    I think I've solved the problem of problem solving by not bothering to solve problems unless I have reason to believe the solution is going to be worth it.

    IME typology-wise wanting to work out every problem ever to the point of, from my perspective, losing the forest for the trees is really more of a Ti than a Te thing. But I haven't been reading up on my type theory lately because that problem of understanding isn't exactly a priority for me right now (case in point).

    Now when I do see the solution to a problem either circumstantially or because I've been focusing on it, obviously I enjoy the "aha!" And it often is an "aha!" for me. The more information I absorb about a subject area without necessarily concentrating on solving this or that, the more quickly and easily the eureka moments come.
    Last edited by baitedcrow; 10-22-2016 at 10:56 AM.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    i find nothing more satisfying than finding an original solution for a problem. An example would be coming in to support a bit of software with no former training/knowledge on how it works but still managing to fix what needs to be fixed without outside help from any resources

    Its kind of like a high, the satisfaction that i feel from that.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Not all problems are equal.


     
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