It's not the thinking/feeling aspect that makes the ESFJs stupid. It's the Sensing/Intuition and the Judging/Percieving. All SJs would be stupid. SPs slighty less. NJs are rather smart and NPs are smart.Apparently, it's a stereotype, and it makes no sense to me. I understand how different personality types have different strengths and weaknesses, but how can you blame a person's level of intelligence on their personality? I think anyone could be a genius; it just depends on how hard they work and their willingness to learn. My mother, brother, and best friend are all ESFJs, and they are all very bright, intelligent people. I also know of an ESFJ who graduated valedictorian in a class of over 400.
Yes, when they get emotional or stressed, they don't really use logic or reasoning, but that's just because they are emotional. They aren't like that on a regular basis. This whole thing just confuses me.
Though I don't have much use for rather hasty generalizations, I would have to say this is assessment is somewhat truthful according to the real-world implications of the MBTI (theory) and various conducted studies (evidence). *Shrug*It's not the thinking/feeling aspect that makes the ESFJs stupid. It's the Sensing/Intuition and the Judging/Percieving. All SJs would be stupid. SPs slighty less. NJs are rather smart and NPs are smart.
I've known dumb ESFJ's. I've also met intelligent ones. Just like how I've met brilliant ESPs and stereotypical, Beavis and Butthead esque ESPsNo way, all of the ESFJs I know are actually quite smart, efficient and organized.
But Si isn't just routines and sticking to what you know. It's also about being incredibly observant about the world around you.Well, for obvious reasons.
Si is actually quite looked-down-upon when it comes to considering who is intelligent and who is not. I'm not just talking about on PersonalityCafe, but in general Western society--those who do not like to concern themselves with topics that have no effect on their everyday lives are usually considered quite simple-minded.