Pretty simple. If you take facts for absolute truths, you´re an ISTJ.Is there any dependable sure fire way to tell if you are INTJ v. ISTJ
I was certain I was an INTJ, but some recent occurrences have been causing me to rethink and a personality test even pointed me towards ISTJ/IXTJ.
I read your profile and you mentioned being a "student / librarian".Maybe I occasionally display S tendencies but for the most part I'm very much INTJ.
well I'm a student worker in a library hah, DEFINITELY not a career. Yes, more or less you find A LOT of weirdos and S's in the library. I'm 90% sure my boss is an esfj.I read your profile and you mentioned being a "student / librarian".
I work with academic librarians and the ones I've beaten/tricked/threatened/coaxed into taking a quickie online inventory show them to be almost uniformly ISTJ. It's a bit disconcerting how uniform the results were.
I can relate to you on the confidence issue. I never thought I exuded confidence at all, but several people have told me I exude confidence to the point of coming off extremely arrogant.I was wondering about this too, regarding myself. When doing the test to see what type I was, the ITJ was pretty obvious, but the questions regarding sensing and intuition were hard - it's like I was a bit of both. At the end it turned out I was an INTJ with intuition being between 10% and 20%, don't remember exactly. When I did the test again I gave a different answer to the questions at which I doubted and it said I was an ISTJ.
Overall, the description of the INTJ was more similar to me than the ISTJ. The independence of mind, being a good planner, having a unique world view and I didn't care much for rules and regulations either. I don't break the law often, I follow rules when they make sense, but in the end they strike me as a something humans created themselves and are totally subjective. I also have almost no memory of detail. The things that they were trying to stomp into my brain at school are almost all forgotten, only the big pictures and the systems remain.
The only thing that didn't really add up was the supposed extreme confidence that INTJ's seem to radiate. I had feelings of inferiority for most of my life (thanks to the damn people in my surroundings telling me I should open up more and stuff >.<). That's over now though. Although when something bad happens I still have a tendency to close myself off from the world and mentally beat myself up. Nor am I very scientist-like or creative. My thoughts are mostly very lineair and I rarely think of a different way or perspective to tackle a problem. the opposite is true, everything is pretty routinised.
This story seems familiar to me. My new classmates say I am rather reserved, but also cold and confident. I never understood that. I always thought it was normal to keep your emotions seperated from the points you make. Emotions have no place in a logical debate. I think the problem is indeed the way people perceive me (tone of voice etc), rather than what I am actually saying.I can relate to you on the confidence issue. I never thought I exuded confidence at all, but several people have told me I exude confidence to the point of coming off extremely arrogant.
After some grueling self-examination (arrogance is acharacteristicI would never tolerate) I realized this is how and f personality ( I know quite a few extreme f's) perceives a seemingly unempathetic and coldly calculating INTJ ( particularly a female one).
Where people see the confidence (and perhaps arrogance) comes from our systems of knowledge. I pull the "did you know..." "hey that..." a lot, and remove emotion from the issue. If I'm challenged on the fact I'll just say, well I COULD be wrong, but look it up to verify. I suppose people see this as arrogant, or maybe they feel intimidated.
Although you could be very different, idk.
I believe you have this backwards.Working with other people
Both believe they are clearly superior and more intelligent than most people (and they tend to be). Both are extremely logical. The INTJ can actually be a very good teacher or boss once they establish clearly they are on top. They really like helping other people, explaining things, showing off their knowledge and skill and do it with no arrogance, just utter pleasure. The ISTJ can not stand being surrounded by people less competent than them (most people) and would rather work alone than with colleagues they believe are less capable than them. The ISTJs hate the pressure of leadership and decision making and much prefer to be told what to do. Both can be pretty patronizing.