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Old 06-06-2012, 06:15 PM
 
Location: PA
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I am an ISTJ as well, glad to see I have good company
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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I have a question for the INTJ's especially, like me. I am currently trying hard to get a list of stuff done before real summer hits, but keep getting bogged down. I realized the problem is I'm trying to do more than one thing at a time. I do fine when I point myself at a task, and other things do not have any importance at the moment. I can't do two or three things at a time unless its small, like working on the couch cushion I'm crocheting when I sit to watch tv. If its something which engages the mind, forget it.

Is this a charteristic of personality, at least in part. INTJ's are said to work very well in solo work situations with concentration without distraction. That fits me to a Tee.
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:27 PM
 
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So, Te dominants huh?
I'm intp
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:15 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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Yay, other introverts! ./////.
I'm an INFP, so my experiences are probably different than yours, but we should all be okay with our inrovertyness. Society says we're the weirdos, the eccentric ones, but is it such a crime to go against standards? I say no.
Nyaa~
Love, the surreal introvert,
HorrorHound.

(i also have schizotypal disorder, is that common with any other introverts?)
I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 a few years ago but self diagnosed myself in high school. Who would want anyone to know? If I could I'd still keep it quiet but stress and disastor made that impossible. I do consider it a strength in its own way too, just as being an introvert is looked as being 'anti-social' and undesirable is only their idea.

Does anyone as those here are indeed among a social minority which is judged find a small kinship with others who are not the norm and outsiders like many of us?

I'm a proud round peg is this square box of a society.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:22 PM
 
Location: Cushing OK
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So, Te dominants huh?
I'm intp
Well, sat down at the computer, decided to read a bit and one thing leads to the other. 'Easily distracted' describes me well but it MUST be something of really good interest. Less I won't stick with it. (errr, problem with the current problem...)

I decided to try this other test,

Keys 2 Cognition - Cognitive Processes

It has a sliding scale on the questions, and the profile really does sound like me. But it says I'm INFP over INTP. The T varies greatly in multiple tests on the short test from 1 to 22 so maybe a lot of questions are inbetweens that determine it.

I came out a theorist.

Of course the printer is sitting with stuff piled on it so I hand wrote all the information out, four pages of it....
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Old 06-10-2012, 05:37 PM
 
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I am an ISTJ. I used to be an ESTJ. My E score has slowly moved to I over time.

The ESTJ and ISTJ are common profiles, with 16% and 10% of the population, respectively, testing out this way. They are also more common profiles for men. The occupations and aptitudes of these people are heavily oriented toward competence and being "standard bearers." I find this commendable. I've never seen many adverse things written about these profiles.

S = yes, I'm always "scanning" my environment
T = yes, I'm always thinking
J = yes, I'm always judging and sizing up what's around me and, God forbid, I even stereotype.
Does it get tiring? Yes! It can.

I = it just means that I find less enjoyment from others than I used to and have come to enjoy my own company more. It doesn't mean one is anti-social. It's a scalar dimension.
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:33 PM
 
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I am an ESTJ. But I am not much of an extrovert. After a day of being with people, I have to just be alone.

I am not sure how being an ESTJ has affected me...
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Old 06-12-2012, 12:39 AM
 
Location: Between West Chester and Chester, PA
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I'm an ISTJ. I wouldn't change it for anything!
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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So I'm real big on self improvement and figuring out where my weaknesses are. My last girlfriend asked me what I disliked most about myself, and I told her it was that I am an introvert. She couldn't believe it. So for those who don't know, ISTJ stands for "Introverted, Sensing, Thinking, and Judgement". So as an introvert who has always been shy, combined with depression, I believe this is an extreme weakness. Also, my "T" score is very high, meaning I overanalyze everything and get stuck in my head. The result is no risk taking, whether its cold calling potential employers or asking women out. I hesitate all the time because I want to say the "right" thing. I feel like I've just missed so many opportunities in life just because of my personality. I've tried to change it so much because I feel flawed. It hasn't worked though. I'm slightly less introverted, but its been a constant battle. Would love to hear others experiences and what has worked or hasn't.
Extraverts are mainly concerned with external appearance while introverts are more concerned with the underlying reality.
That is not a weakness.
It only seems so because our society is geared toward extroverts.

Extraversion and introversion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The trait of extraversion–introversion is a central dimension of human personality theories. The terms introversion and extraversion were first popularized by Carl Jung,[1] although both the popular understanding and psychological usage differ from his original intent. Extraversion tends to be manifested in outgoing, talkative, energetic behavior, whereas introversion is manifested in more reserved and solitary behavior

Jung defined introversion as an "attitude-type characterised by orientation in life through subjective psychic contents" (focus on one's inner psychic activity); and extraversion as "an attitude type characterised by concentration of interest on the external object", (the outside world).
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Old 07-06-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Windham County, VT
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I have a question for the INTJ's especially, like me. I am currently trying hard to get a list of stuff done before real summer hits, but keep getting bogged down. I realized the problem is I'm trying to do more than one thing at a time. I do fine when I point myself at a task, and other things do not have any importance at the moment. I can't do two or three things at a time unless its small, like working on the couch cushion I'm crocheting when I sit to watch tv. If its something which engages the mind, forget it.

Is this a charteristic of personality, at least in part. INTJ's are said to work very well in solo work situations with concentration without distraction. That fits me to a Tee.
Am an INTJ.
Then again, I'm dx'd with Asperger's, so it's impossible to separate out that from assessment of "just my personality".

Hate having to transition/switch between tasks, I like to do one thing at a time, in terms of devoting my attention to a mindset/issue.
Getting used to whatever I'm doing takes time, for me to "settle in" to whatever activity that is.
Change throws me off balance & it takes me long time to complete a turnaround/redirection of focus.
I find certain activities occupy particular modules of my mind, so I have to make sure they don't clash or compete with each other.
Can't read & watch tv, but I can draw & watch tv, because the first pairing overwhelms my verbal centers,
while the second pairing doesn't create a traffic jam in my brain, as they are different modes of functioning.

I quite enjoyed The Susan Cain book "Quiet: The Hidden Power of Introverts"
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