Understanding the INTJ Paradox

81. INTJ Paradox

“Cold, calculated, and highly rational is what makes INTJ’s who they are…” ever heard that one before?

Well I’m about to let you in on a little secret, that’s not the whole truth.

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Understanding INTJs: Part 2


INTJs are of the top most misunderstood types, and I can vouch for that. It’s truly frustrating trying to explain to someone close to you how differently you think. In Part 1 I explained the functions and what I thought they applied to relationships, whether that be a friendship or otherwise.

But of course it’s never enough to only explain how we see the world, so here are a few tips as to how others can understand us (even just a little bit).

1.We already understand you.

Know that when you want to understand us, we already understand you. I mean it gets to the point where someone may know very little about me, but I can predict their words and actions like its second nature.

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Understanding INTJs: Part 1


I first discovered the MBTI types three years ago, and since then I have learned and been able to grow from knowing my type. The most difficult part of being an INTJ, however, is not learning how to understand yourself, but getting others to understand you.

When I was younger it was easy for me to understand someone. Almost automatically knowing if this person was trustworthy, or friendly, and while I didn’t have a name for it then I do now. It was my introverted Intuition, or Ni function. Something that I didn’t learn until later was difficult for people to do, came so effortlessly to me.

In this series there will again be two parts, this post will include a brief overview of the functions, and what they mean to me. The second part will go more in depth of how INTJs understand others, and hopefully how that can give a bit of insight into how others can understand us. The four Functions are:

  • Introverted Intuition (Ni)
  • Extroverted Thinking (Te)
  • Introverted Feeling (Fi)
  • Extroverted Sensing (Se)

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Quiet: A Book Review


First things first: It’s my Birthday! Yay!

Ok now that that is out of the way let’s get to today’s post; a book review of Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking.

This book resonated with me more than any other book I’ve ever read. Cain writes in a way that is both technical and yet understandable (something I think is hard to come by).

Being such a strong introvert myself, reading Quiet makes me appreciate my natural introverted tendencies even more and helped me understand myself better. Like anyone I’m constantly learning new things about myself, and I find the more I know about myself, the more confident I become.

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INTJ and INFJ: An Interview


Hey Readers, if you don’t know I am a twin, and also an INTJ. Interestingly enough my sister is an INFJ, so to compare the two types we put together an interview. Hope you enjoy.

  1. How did you discover the Myers-Briggs Test?

Brittany: It was three years ago. I had watched Susan Cain’s TedTalk and had started to do some research on the topic of introversion when I came across the 16Personalities and the Carl Jung Typology Test.

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Character Creation


Characters: One of the most important things when it comes to writing. If you don’t have well-written characters the story becomes irrelevant. At the same time, creating characters is also one the most difficult things, they essentially are human beings that you have to create out of thin air and then somehow convince a reader that these people are real.

However, I think every writer has developed some kind of system and this is mine:

  1. Start with the basics.

There are worksheet’s you can find on the internet that list most of these basic things that hold importance. For example, eye colour, hair colour, height, weight, etc. you should also include things like what the character wears, common stances, and expressions.

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