Holy cow, that's awesome. I can relate to every bit of it.
This is why I have limited sympathy for people that object and say I expect too much from them.We turn that critical wide-ranging eye on ourselves. You can't see it from the outside, but were utter perfectionists in our heads and we relentlessly measure ourselves against the realistically unachievable. Somehow we can't find the same easy solutions to our problems as to everyone else's, and we become mired in too many possibilities, haunted by how inadequate our own creative efforts seem to us. We at once believe our own hype, and ruthlessly condemn ourselves. We'll may you our creations (probably something 1/2 finished). We secretly want your praise, like an 8 yo child. We don't accept your garlands though (unless you're an expert we respect) -- because we've already judged ourself against Perfection and came out wanting. If you tell us you think it's good, we won't believe you. For what you mistook as bravado and arrogance, is really very wry, very sarcastic self-mortification.
Its like you all are taking the words right out of me. It really is such a strange feeling, but i think also very reassuring. For the longest time, especially in high school and college, I felt like there was no one else out there who understood me. I guess this may be cocky of me to say but I really think we are some of the most coolest, interesting, charming, and genuine people out there. Yay for us!It wasn't that hard a read xD
... I'm still surprised, to this very day, how there are millions of people JUST LIKE ME, and it's such a strange feeling.
Big bang cosmetology is more interesting than big bang cosmology. Just sayin'.Wow! Awesome. Perfect...funny how many call MBTI "pseudoscience," and yet, this rant...far more accurate then, say, big bang cosmology.
Nah, when I'm under extreme stress I turn into an Si-dom. The awkward INTP/J mode is a stage, like a right of passage for the ENTP, mine was my first 2 years in HS.Nice ENTP kitties. Give us a hug? ♥♥♥
So, let's say an ENTP was so stressed that they go into awkward INTP/INTJ mode, would that seem like failure/ a setback/ regression to them?
My little ENTP brother was in the awkward INTP/J mode till he was 16. It was me who had to drag him out of the house to meet people and he'd just stand in a corner and blush and look at the ceiling. All my friends used to make fun of him. Then he moved out to live with his mates and turned into a huge, manly chatterbox almost over nightNah, when I'm under extreme stress I turn into an Si-dom. The awkward INTP/J mode is a stage, like a right of passage for the ENTP, mine was my first 2 years in HS.
Same. l might as well have been an ISTJ for an entire summer, it was truly like all traces of Ne disappeared. But an extremely robotic version, our version of Si dominance is probably much more pronounced because it's a maladjusted state.Nah, when I'm under extreme stress I turn into an Si-dom. The awkward INTP/J mode is a stage, like a right of passage for the ENTP, mine was my first 2 years in HS.
It's easy to forget the NT connection with the ENTPs, since ENTPs seem just so fluid and not "ruthless" in the way other NTs exude more readily.Eventually we get tired and the mask slips off. That's when you think we're shallow or self-centered, but the truth is, you misunderstood our performance for personal interest. (And maybe we did too -- it's easy to lose yourself as a method actor.) But we're just as cold and analytical ruthless as the other NTs: We don't nitpick you apart like an INTJ, or categorize your usefulness like an ENTJ, or test your mental capacity like an INTP. We understand you by (subconsciously) pushing all your secret buttons…for good or bad.