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« on: March 23, 2010, 13:14:45 PM »

I'm an INTJ, scarce enough amongst men 5 - 8% of the population, and only 3% of females fall under this profile. I'm living with an INTJ as well, which is REALLY odd considering the scarcity of this profile.

The profile is indicative of sceptisism and analytical thinking though. Here's a link to an online (shortened) test. I'm curious as to whether there will be more INTJ's on the forum?

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp
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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2010, 13:22:39 PM »

I typed as INTJ a long time ago. It seems that, however scarce this profile is, I run into INTJ's all the friggin time. Either the stats are wrong, or it's the social circles I frequent. (Offbeat, out of the status-quo types)
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2010, 13:23:56 PM »

And this is a better link for that test (includes a description of the test and some guidelines)

http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes1.htm
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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2010, 13:31:23 PM »

I typed as INTJ a long time ago. It seems that, however scarce this profile is, I run into INTJ's all the friggin time. Either the stats are wrong, or it's the social circles I frequent. (Offbeat, out of the status-quo types)

Probably the social circles we frequent? We're not a very tolerant lot in general and we relate very strongly in the science and IT fields of work. I've never come across another woman though - have you?
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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2010, 14:18:54 PM »

Not that I know of In Real Life, but I met a few via e-mail.
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« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2010, 14:27:26 PM »

well... that was fun. I also typed INTJ (and I am also a woman, by the way.) Please explain why you think this is strange (for a woman to match this profile, I mean?)
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« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2010, 14:42:52 PM »

The INTJ women I've talked to cannot conceivably be called (as far as I've been able to judge) "girly girls". Some call them too assertive, too confident (for a woman - yeah whatever), etc. I think this is why people think "can't be many of those around" when in fact there are.

They also don't put as much emphasis on the whole dating/relationship game as most females do (One I chatted to referred to her partner as her "unhusband"). The INTJ profile has things normally associated with a male archetype, and female INTJ's have a hard time not appearing too "male" in our stereotyped world, I think we thusly also have a hard time "imagining" lots of INTJ women, and hence the assumption?

Some of them try to soften the edges, others say screw it and are just themselves. But, they're out there, and I'm thankful for it.

If you want to chat to TONS of other INTJ's, visit the INTJ forums: http://intjforum.com/
(I never go there, it's a bit too busy IMHO)
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« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2010, 14:57:51 PM »

well... that was fun. I also typed INTJ (and I am also a woman, by the way.) Please explain why you think this is strange (for a woman to match this profile, I mean?)

Not strange, just unusual, INTJ type is more masculine, far fewer women than men have the interest in science and "how does things work" tendencies that INTJ displays. We do the psychometric testing here on a daily basis, and I've NEVER come across an INTJ woman in my 20 odd years of work. Ok, granted, I work in the banking environment and I'm not the usual type to do this kind of work either.

Do this self-analysis for yourself:

Have you ever taken something apart simply to figure out how it works?
If you come across an interesting machine, have you asked details on how it operates? (e.g. ever seen a laser etching machine? How does it work?)
Can you set up a tv, dvd, surround sound system, decoder and aerial?

Odds are, you can and have done all of the above, and if not, you'll be willing to sit down and figure out how to do it yourself instead of asking someone else to do it for you. You're far more independent than most women, you like being by yourself (well, introverts generally do - obviously), you can hold a conversation, but are bored with "general" conversations (e.g. you know what that idiot husband of mine did now again!)

(I feel like a psychic, throwing odds around here  WTF!!)

Then think about the following:
Do you have many female friends? - You get along with men better than women?
What hobbies interest you? - Your hobbies will unlikely be sewing or scrapbooking - it will lack stimulation, you're more likely interested in painting or creating something pleasing to the eye that involves fine motor skills.

I'm just throwing a couple thoughts out here, it will be interesting to see how much of it I've got right? I purposefully didnt pull out the set profiling (not that I can match you without the percentages, but never mind), I'm thinking of what I found people find odd about me.



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« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2010, 14:59:55 PM »

The INTJ women I've talked to cannot conceivably be called (as far as I've been able to judge) "girly girls". Some call them too assertive, too confident (for a woman - yeah whatever), etc. I think this is why people think "can't be many of those around" when in fact there are.

They also don't put as much emphasis on the whole dating/relationship game as most females do (One I chatted to referred to her partner as her "unhusband"). The INTJ profile has things normally associated with a male archetype, and female INTJ's have a hard time not appearing too "male" in our stereotyped world, I think we thusly also have a hard time "imagining" lots of INTJ women, and hence the assumption?

Some of them try to soften the edges, others say screw it and are just themselves. But, they're out there, and I'm thankful for it.


You explained it perfectly!
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« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2010, 15:55:06 PM »

i scored INFP, but what faerie pointed out as traits, i tick the boxes.
in general, im at the braai, talking bikes and guns with the guys, and avoid the kitchen at all costs.  yet, i cook like a champion.
i can sow, and will undertake some projects simply cause its too goddamn expensive to have someone else do it.
i like beading and painting.  but i will allso drill a hole, dismantle the washing machine, get on the roof to clean the gutters....
this is not cause im a butch dyke, its cause, well, there's no-one else to do it.  and the men in my life, arent exactly the butch type either.  i veer towards the artsy/nerdy types.
this creates problems in relationships though,  cause a kind of a gender bending occurs, where i can become distant, cold and hard, and the men become needy, pathetic and insecure.  it takes someone with very strong self-esteem to keep up with me. 
i dont need a man to do mow the lawn, or change the plug.  i will do it before he even notices it needs doing.
but im girly-girls as all hell.
eyeliner, stilettos, skirts, the whole schpiel.
so i guess jung hasnt met me yet.
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« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2010, 16:02:21 PM »

Also typed INTJ, just couldn't miss this part.....

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This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. :-) This sometimes results in a peculiar naivete', paralleling that of many Fs -- only instead of expecting inexhaustible affection and empathy from a romantic relationship, the INTJ will expect inexhaustible reasonability and directness.

Oh yeah and I'm also Female, makes me wonder how many "non-believers/Atheist" women might be this type?

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Famous people of your particular type 
Isaac Newton, Niels Bohr, C. G. Jung, Michel de Montaigne, Ada Lovelace, ................
.....  Michel Nostradamus
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« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2010, 16:49:15 PM »

Heh, this is becoming reminiscent of a conversation that appeared on an INTJ mailing list. The topic was: "Why is it that we (INTJ's) often become atheist?". What we're seeing here may be another example of that.
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« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2010, 17:42:16 PM »

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is about as valid as astrology – refer especially to the section “10 Skepticism.”  It’s entertaining to do the test and to compare the results but the MBTI is not a validated scientific or psychological measuring instrument.  Too many uncertainties remain.

Without meaning to brag, our HR department no longer uses this tool because I objected essentially on the above grounds and because it is an added cost that has no obvious benefit other than a few moments of fun.

(ETA: For the record and for what it’s worth, I’m an INTP.)

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« Reply #13 on: March 23, 2010, 18:22:42 PM »

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is about as valid as astrology – refer especially to the section “10 Skepticism.”  It’s entertaining to do the test and to compare the results but the MBTI is not a validated scientific or psychological measuring instrument.  Too many uncertainties remain.

Without meaning to brag, our HR department no longer uses this tool because I objected essentially on the above grounds and because it is an added cost that has no obvious benefit other than a few moments of fun.

(ETA: For the record and for what it’s worth, I’m an INTP.)

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This sounds right Mefiante. When I did this test (and also scored INTJ BTW) it seemed a little too vague to come to any sound rationally thought-out conclusions. Just a bit of fun like you'd find in You Mag. The psychometric testing I did some years ago involved 5 acquaintances, a comprehensive multi-page questionnaire and an intensive 3-day course. I came out of this test as an "analytical driver" personality type (sure beats being a Leo).
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2010, 07:58:37 AM »

Do this self-analysis for yourself:Have you ever taken something apart simply to figure out how it works?
yes, all the time - often have trouble putting it back together though  Embarrassed
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If you come across an interesting machine, have you asked details on how it operates? (e.g. ever seen a laser etching machine? How does it work?)
Can you set up a tv, dvd, surround sound system, decoder and aerial?
yes of course - and if all else fails: read the instructions
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you'll be willing to sit down and figure out how to do it yourself instead of asking someone else to do it for you.
Yes but thats just because I'm stubborn...
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You're far more independent than most women, you like being by yourself (well, introverts generally do - obviously), you can hold a conversation, but are bored with "general" conversations (e.g. you know what that idiot husband of mine did now again!)
All true. But not all the time - I am also a very social person on occasion (I live in a house with 13 other people, there's always a party, and I'm always a part of it - I guess the insomnia helps me in this regard)
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Do you have many female friends? - You get along with men better than women?
What hobbies interest you?
I have about an equal number of male and female friends - from all walks of life/ 'types'/etc. I do paint, DIY, read, write, visit museums, I like hiking and extreme sports as well (abseiling, rock climbing, horse riding, paragliding etc) yeah, scrap-booking is not really my 'thing'
Does that answer your question(s)? Any more insights? You seem to be pretty good at this  Cheesy
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