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Straightforward: I do not think INTJs should be labeled

I've been sitting on this ideas for several days as I do more research on Mathematics. I am a college student that is switching their major from Computer Science to Maths. I just finished a semester getting a dose of what it would be like to be a scientist (digitally) on some capacity, and I realized that I do not think INTJs fits being a scientist more than a mathematician. My reasons are below:

*Mathema*tics comes from the root word:

*Mathema*. Which is Greek for: study, knowledge, learning (I never fucking knew).

- I think a scientist is far more worried about a solution to a special case, rather than a general case like a mathematician would be concerned about. Not just solutions that will work now and for a while. But
*all the time*. Where I think the INTJ would be more intrigued by. A mathematician would rather have the top down view of*everything*, which speaks volumes to an INTJ.

- Mathematics teach you how to learn frameworks, systems, and find patterns. Not only learn them, but learn how to build your own frameworks and systems in whatever you like (music, photography, social media, fashion, art, etc). I believe this is where the INTJ will feel more welcomed. Our Te would eat that up on any day. Compared to a scientist who is more than likely following a formula or method for their specific case (physics, economics, engineering, finance, psych, etc). Mathematicians are famous for only caring about learning and understanding the theory of a formula or a system, and not so much the specific result. But results for everything.

- Mathematicians on average sucked at arithmetic, or don't care for it all, and finds it useless I have learned. They have what is called number and operation sense instead of the precise results you get with arithmetic. Since they understand the systems, they see how the numbers relate to each other; not just the number itself. This is where I believed I was not a maths person (starting in middle school). Even in the 3rd grade I got caught hiding all my arithmetic math homework in my desk all year and got in trouble :sad::laughing:. Now, I realized that Mathematics has less to do with arithmetic and more to do with philosophy. In school I was more concerned with why we all agree that 4 is 4. Rather than being happy about adding two numbers and then getting a result I should expect. I thought I wasn't good at it, but I just found it boring (some don't though).

- Science is like spelling, and Mathematics is like writing. Scientist do a lot of number crunching and plugging in numbers in equations for exact results. INTJs more than likely will naturally hate having to go step by step in equations to spit out a specific number. I think an INTJ would have far more fun creating the formulas for scientists to use for whatever they need or whatever the INTJ needs it for. I think being a scientist is too Se for the INTJ overall imo.

- Maths teaches you how to communicate your abstract ideas by talking with other mathematicians about abstract ideas and theories (i.e. number theory, chaos theory, decision theory). Which is an INTJ playground, where an INTJ can channel their natural strengths. We'd immediately find ways to exploit this in our every day lives on every level.

- Mathematics is an intuitive and neutral subject and tool. Since maths is known to give you a sixth sense; it unlocks unique perspectives in things you already like. You can apply mathematics anywhere you want (i.e. art, music, dance, science, tech, business, finance, etc). In a sense, once you "master" mathematics you'll have the horsepower to master everything that was built on maths (everything). Maths has languages just like computer languages, that hack and bend physical reality and frameworks. Mathematics in general is just like the concept of Coding/Programming/Software Engineering, and our Reality/World/Universe is the computer.

- INTJs are also labeled The Mastermind, and a mathematician fits that mold far more than a scientist would. I think INxPs, ISxPs, and ISxJs, would make great scientists. I think ENxPs, ESxPs, and ESxJs, would make great engineers. Again, I'm not putting anyone in a box. I'm just generalizing here. You gravitate to whatever you like, and there are many variables that contribute to who you are today, but I can't deny the tendencies.

I'd like to hear everyone's thoughts on this. I've always been looking for ways to channel my strengths toward something bigger than myself and I think I've found the one. Even though I have many.

Here is a video by Numberphile on Youtube. It's a Mathematical Physicist explaining how Physics will inspire a new Mathematics (Quantum Mathematics), but when he describes how the mathematician works and thinks. It feels like he's whispering to INTJs: