Recently Rediscovered INTJ

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Recently Rediscovered INTJ

Post by night0wlhunts » July 4th, 2020, 5:36 pm

Greetings - fellow INTJ's.

I recetly rediscovered myself to be an INTJ. A few years back I came across a personality test for some reason that I cannot remember and was typed INTJ-A, found it interesting, discovered a better understanding of myself, but didn't pay too much attention to it and forgit about it - must've had more important things to put my time and energy into.

Recently rediscovered the test - same type, but this time I dove deeper into the subject and understanding myself. Learned a great deal, quite empowering.

My ultimate goal is to both share ideas and insights with like minded individuals and learn about the cognitive functions - enlightening and empowering myself.

What brought me here is the "Are you an INTJ" test - because, somewhere in my mind I still have some doubt if I've been typed correctly, even tho I've taken several tests to confirm/deny, introspected, learned about the cognitive functions, introspected some more, watched other INTJ's etc. But I'm unwilling to spend the time and money to find a reliable paid professional. The test on this site doesn't work tho. Any suggestions to resolve this inner uncertainty?
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Re: Recently Rediscovered INTJ

Post by PowerMechGuy » July 5th, 2020, 8:15 am

Hello and Welcome!

My best advice would be to see where you got your energy in childhood.

I believe most of what makes us us was quite apparent in earlier years.

Try to find what patterns you took when you were younger. Try to see what functions prevailed more than others when you were making decisions. And most importantly, try to discover what motivated you.

Every type has a different area where they get energy. Thinking with their preferred thinking style is easy and sometimes fun. This style will lend itself to certain hobbies, "favorites", goals, and passions. For instance, INTJ's are Intuition, Thinking, Feeling, and Sensing. This specific combination lends itself to strategy. By this logic, INTJ's often find solving problems at least a little enjoyable. They like to learn for the sake of utility. And they like to achieve mastery in things. The INFJ, on the other hand is Intuition Feeling Thinking Sensing. Their functional stack lends itself to solving problems as well. However, due to the higher prevalence of feeling, they tend to focus on solving people related problems. They'll try to improve the energy of a room and get to the root cause of what may be making people uncomfortable. They act to preserve the peace.

But I'd say the key in both examples is the energy they get from using their preferred functions. If something is a core part of who you are, it will be something you default to when you are presented with a challenge and when you have to opportunity to have some free time. You will WANT to do things that are related to you functional stack. This, however, doesn't mean that you neglect other functions. An INFJ may find joy in programming just as an INTJ may sometimes offer emotional support. However, if these are not core activities or they have not practiced in these particular areas long enough to achieve proficiency, they may find that doing those things takes considerably more energy than a truly "core" activity.

I hope this is helpful. God bless you.
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Re: Recently Rediscovered INTJ

Post by night0wlhunts » July 5th, 2020, 7:13 pm

PowerMechGuy wrote: July 5th, 2020, 8:15 am Hello and Welcome!

My best advice would be to see where you got your energy in childhood.

I believe most of what makes us us was quite apparent in earlier years.

Try to find what patterns you took when you were younger. Try to see what functions prevailed more than others when you were making decisions. And most importantly, try to discover what motivated you.

Every type has a different area where they get energy. Thinking with their preferred thinking style is easy and sometimes fun. This style will lend itself to certain hobbies, "favorites", goals, and passions. For instance, INTJ's are Intuition, Thinking, Feeling, and Sensing. This specific combination lends itself to strategy. By this logic, INTJ's often find solving problems at least a little enjoyable. They like to learn for the sake of utility. And they like to achieve mastery in things. The INFJ, on the other hand is Intuition Feeling Thinking Sensing. Their functional stack lends itself to solving problems as well. However, due to the higher prevalence of feeling, they tend to focus on solving people related problems. They'll try to improve the energy of a room and get to the root cause of what may be making people uncomfortable. They act to preserve the peace.

But I'd say the key in both examples is the energy they get from using their preferred functions. If something is a core part of who you are, it will be something you default to when you are presented with a challenge and when you have to opportunity to have some free time. You will WANT to do things that are related to you functional stack. This, however, doesn't mean that you neglect other functions. An INFJ may find joy in programming just as an INTJ may sometimes offer emotional support. However, if these are not core activities or they have not practiced in these particular areas long enough to achieve proficiency, they may find that doing those things takes considerably more energy than a truly "core" activity.

I hope this is helpful. God bless you.
Thank you for sharing your understanding and I think - helping me to finally resolve this uncertainty.

What you said, combined with what I've learned and a little bit of introspection, looking into my past - it's seems to me that at this point it would be madness to doubt that I was in fact typed correctly.

I appreciate the time you took to share this valuable condensed idea and all the time and energy you saved me that I would've possibly spent trying to find the knowledge and methods to resolve this.

I can finally focus on learning more about my cognitive funtions and how to optimize what I have as an INTJ.

Also: I'd like to share a playlist I've created regarding INTJ personal growth. I'm sure someone will find it useful. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 5TWuw3BN9S
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Re: Recently Rediscovered INTJ

Post by PowerMechGuy » July 6th, 2020, 2:45 pm

night0wlhunts wrote: July 5th, 2020, 7:13 pm
PowerMechGuy wrote: July 5th, 2020, 8:15 am Hello and Welcome!

My best advice would be to see where you got your energy in childhood.

I believe most of what makes us us was quite apparent in earlier years.

Try to find what patterns you took when you were younger. Try to see what functions prevailed more than others when you were making decisions. And most importantly, try to discover what motivated you.

Every type has a different area where they get energy. Thinking with their preferred thinking style is easy and sometimes fun. This style will lend itself to certain hobbies, "favorites", goals, and passions. For instance, INTJ's are Intuition, Thinking, Feeling, and Sensing. This specific combination lends itself to strategy. By this logic, INTJ's often find solving problems at least a little enjoyable. They like to learn for the sake of utility. And they like to achieve mastery in things. The INFJ, on the other hand is Intuition Feeling Thinking Sensing. Their functional stack lends itself to solving problems as well. However, due to the higher prevalence of feeling, they tend to focus on solving people related problems. They'll try to improve the energy of a room and get to the root cause of what may be making people uncomfortable. They act to preserve the peace.

But I'd say the key in both examples is the energy they get from using their preferred functions. If something is a core part of who you are, it will be something you default to when you are presented with a challenge and when you have to opportunity to have some free time. You will WANT to do things that are related to you functional stack. This, however, doesn't mean that you neglect other functions. An INFJ may find joy in programming just as an INTJ may sometimes offer emotional support. However, if these are not core activities or they have not practiced in these particular areas long enough to achieve proficiency, they may find that doing those things takes considerably more energy than a truly "core" activity.

I hope this is helpful. God bless you.
Thank you for sharing your understanding and I think - helping me to finally resolve this uncertainty.

What you said, combined with what I've learned and a little bit of introspection, looking into my past - it's seems to me that at this point it would be madness to doubt that I was in fact typed correctly.

I appreciate the time you took to share this valuable condensed idea and all the time and energy you saved me that I would've possibly spent trying to find the knowledge and methods to resolve this.

I can finally focus on learning more about my cognitive funtions and how to optimize what I have as an INTJ.

Also: I'd like to share a playlist I've created regarding INTJ personal growth. I'm sure someone will find it useful. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 5TWuw3BN9S
I am elated that this was useful to you. I'm just glad all the parts and pieces are starting to make sense. I hope you have an excellent journey as you discover even more. And thank you for the playlist. I most definitely will find it helpful.
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