This... and a few negatives:My father and one of my best friends are both confirmed INTJs and they are both excellent discussion partners. I also consider them to be my only intellectual peers; only INTJs and other INTPs seem to be both intelligent and interested enough to converse with me in a meaningful way about the subjects I consider to be relevant. The only thing I really dislike about INTJs is their tendency to think in a narrow, realistic manner... It's like they think in these little closed-off boxes that are limited by the possible applications of an idea.
I got off on the wrong foot with a work colleague INTJ, unfortunately a grade higher than me. He accused me of going behind my back on a particular protocol and went absolutely nuts. Once I explained to him why I did what I did (it was research, not action) and that he would have been made aware of any ultimate action I would take, with full logical reasoning behind my "research" he calmed down, and the relationship improved 100 fold from that moment on.One of my very good friends is an INTJ (probably). At first, I annoyed him because I would question him on everything. Typically, INTJ's tend to think they're right (not unjustified). After I proved him wrong a few times, he started valuing my opinion, and we became quite close. He does seem to get irritated quite easily, though.
Conformist is probably the wrong word. INTJ come across to me as following a proven set of rules, or sticking to a set of rules they have designed. Don't know if there's a word for that.That's actually one I don't think I've heard before. How come you think this?
I wouldn't call them conformist because they definitely have their own set of rules and don't care if they aren't understood by others, but maybe restricted. They can have restricted and limited interests.Conformist is probably the wrong word. INTJ come across to me as following a proven set of rules, or sticking to a set of rules they have designed. Don't know if there's a word for that.
If you believe in the whole MBTI theory, this is impossible, atleast based on the different cognitive functions. You may get more responsible but that has more to do with maturing than MBTI.I think lots of INTPs become INTJs as we age.
I'm about halfway to becoming at INTJ, my perceiving function is about 50%
My ex was an INTP turned J, maybe never a really strong P in the first place but we were very much alike. We could relate on a lot of levels and do away with small talk like others have said, but he certainly wasn't an outside of the box thinker. I didn't really think that I was MUCH of an outside the box thinker until he told me that I was.
He didn't take in as much information as I did but he had more focus, I guess that's the trade-off, really. He wasn't too distracted to get things done.