"The Introverted Intuitive Type
 The peculiar nature of introverted intuition, if it gains the ascendency,
produces a peculiar type of man: the mystical dreamer and seer on the one
hand, the artist and the crank on the other. The artist might be regarded as
the normal representative of this type, which tends to confine itself to the
perceptive character of intuition. As a rule, the intuitive stops at
perception; perception is his main problem, and—in the case of a creative
artist—the shaping of his perception. But the crank is content with a
visionary idea by which he himself is shaped and determined. Naturally
the intensification of intuition often results in an extraordinary aloofness of
the individual from tangible reality; he may even become a complete
enigma to his immediate circle. If he is an artist, he reveals strange, far-off
things in his art, shimmering in all colours, at once portentous and banal,
beautiful and grotesque, sublime and whimsical. If not an artist, he is
frequently a misunderstood genius, a great man “gone wrong,” a sort of
wise simpleton, a figure for “psychological” novels."
Being of this definition:
noun: crank; plural noun: cranks
an eccentric person, especially one who is obsessed by a particular subject or theory."
It seems he is describing someone completely detached from reality who has made their own reality or insane vision. What is even more interesting is MBTI is based on pairings of irrational types with ration types. So Ni gets paired with either Te and becomes someone obsessed on building a logical foundation for his nutcase mind or you get paired Fe and end up being a therapist/counselor type of person. It is continued as:
allows him to discern, though often only darkly, that he, as a man and a
whole human being, is somehow involved in his vision, that it is not just
an object to be perceived, but wants to participate in the life of the subject.
Through this realization he feels bound to transform his vision into his
There is more but it is about a very strong and subjective vision of the world and what it should or could be. That is what makes it introverted.
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I have a friend who is INTJ. I am not in her inner circle. I never met her best friends, although she told me about them. We worked together for half a year. She helped me many times when my computer was crashing. I was nice and gave her honest compliments each time she helped...
So I found this in the INFP section and thought it would be useful for my fellow INTJS. Courtesy of Nova.
Take issue with something going on in society?
Having a bad day?
Have something on your mind that wont go away?
Experience something so fabulous you just have to express it?
Post your mugs. Let's see if we can break a record for least amount of posts until this thread is locked, the fifth INTJ photos thread.
http://personalitycafe.com/intj-forum-scientists/38967-photos-intjs.html (vol 1 & 2)
Photos of the INTJs (vol. 3) - missing...
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Myself in bullet-list form:
Slightly quirky 33 year old female INTJ
Master's Degree in Communications, Minor in Japanese
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