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I don't want to be a scientist. The job market is pretty competitve and it would probably entail changing locations every 3 to 5 years, which I would hate...
 

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or is this a stereotype?
ENFJ's are called teachers. Do you think all ENFJ's teach for a living?

Those type names are just names that make it easier to understand the type. So they´re kind of stereotypes even though I wouldn't use that word.

Perhaps the best way to look at it is that INTJ's tend to go about things in a scientific way.
 

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obviously yes, i dont get why youre named that if its untrue.
We're often referred to as scientists because we usually take a "scientific" approach to everyday things.

"Does this make sense? Can it be proven? What would be the most logical way to do this? etc."
 

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The top two INTJ functions are Ni & Te.

Ni is concerned with noticing implications, patterns, forseeing events, and generating suggestions.

Te is concerned with gathering empirical knowledge and acting in a manner that is decisive.

The Ni/Te axis results in an individual that is capable of forseeing issues (Ni) then adequately developing a strategy for dealing with said issue (Te.) An individual that develops unique / seemingly left field ideas (Ni), and then tests them to see if they actually hold any weight (Te.)

The overall theme for INTJs is to reproduce his/her internal visions (Ni) into the tangible reality (Te) which is very much so a scientist approach. The scientific method and all of science for that matter, is very Ni/Te.

So no we are not literally scientists, our minds simply work in a manner that is considered to be "scientific." We can be found in a variety fields, doing very well at that because our minds work in such a way.
 

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You know, sometimes it's better to teach than to be a condescending smartass to someone that seems genuinely interested in learning something.
 
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At its heart, science is a way of approaching information - you look for patterns, form a hypothesis, test the hypothesis, analyze results to see if they support the hypothesis or if they reveal a different possible pattern. That is also a pretty good description of how the Ni Te combo works.

So no, we're not all scientists, but the name does have relevance to how we think. It's a lot better than the Mastermind nickname that so many people call us.
 

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INTJs are people who stay the night at Holiday Inns which cause them to wake up the next morning and act like scientists. If you are in need of a scientist I'm sure you'll find one wandering around here.
 

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Not to gloat, but I see myself as a scientist. I tinker with things using different methods to see if my results of what I thought would happen theoretically, would happen. Most of the time it's close enough, but never perfect.
 

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I plan to go into mechatronic engineering.

But I've been living by the scientific method since I was a kid, performing all kinds of stupid experiments, especially with plants and insects. My favorite toy was a Bunsen burner. No joke.
 

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Most find themselves unhappy or alone outside specialisms. 'Scientist' refers to an attitude, getting to the bottom of a subject. This means research, thinking, research, thinking, planning, masterminding, research, thinking..

I hope I did not lose you there.

Most end up as specialist of one area with a scientific frame of mind, not able to talk plain English and therefore end up disconnected from most social areas in life.
 
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