Found this site browsing for 'normal' or, my kind of normal! Going through a stressful time so find myself even further out of the mainstream - I'm interested to see how other INTJs see and experience the world.
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Welcome, new INTJ! I'm rather new, too, and from what I've seen in this forum there's not a lot of sanity going on... but I most certainly think I'm more normal here than what I would have been if I went to town and met all the normal people of the society. :laughing: I hope you enjoy it here!
My view of the world is colored from all the experiences that I've had in my life. For example, being bullied in grade school tended to make me less expressive of emotions for many years. Similarly, I had better scholarships to study Math and Computer Science than Biochemistry which determined my majors in university. Being a student that did well academically but seeing those athletic and artistic getting better rewards drove me to having some animosity to those gifted in arts or athletics.
My experiences in the world are slightly different as my tendency to put myself out there is nowhere near my ability to take in all that is around me. Depending on what has happened to me recently, this determines how much risk I'll accept in trying to achieve some things in life. For example, if I've had a number of failures this can erode my confidence so I don't want to take on anything medium to high risk whereas some successes could have the opposite result. This is still something I'm processing so it isn't like I have a complete answer here here.
Hopefully that answers at least some of the question. Sanity isn't that hard to find, true self fulfillment though is a great challenge. Self-help books do tend to have various ideas about this that I like exploring in various ways.