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  • INFJ

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  • INTJ

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  • ISTP

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  • ISFP

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    What's your personality type?

    I just completed a Myers-Briggs personality test online. I'm interested to know the personality spectrum for ccw carriers. My type is ISFJ. What's yours? Listed in the poll are all sixteen of Myers-Briggs personality classifications.

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    ISTJ...

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    For ISTJs the dominant quality in their lives is an abiding sense of responsibility for doing what needs to be done in the here-and-now. Their realism, organizing abilities, and command of the facts lead to their completing tasks thoroughly and with great attention to detail. Logical pragmatists at heart, ISTJs make decisions based on their experience and with an eye to efficiency in all things. ISTJs are intensely committed to people and to the organizations of which they are a part; they take their work seriously and believe others should do so as well.
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    Is this one of those trick questions? Without a link to to the test, or explanation of the type, it can't be answered.
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    I have forgotten what all the things stand for, but I remember that I am an extrovert and can be a control freak with a temper who can also write a non profit grant request and be a nice guy when I need to be.

    I am typically easy going, but don't do well with whiny people, so when I do Exec IT support I have to be REAL careful. I'll take a bullet for just about anyone, but wouldn't hesitate to donate my own in certain situations .

    Where does that stick me? I actually think I can take the MB test several times and get different answers. I took one test once as an account manager and it showed your stress points and also showed where you "can" be depending on the situation. For example, I am not a real big people person by comfort level but I can "do a room" if need be.
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    INTJ for me.

    I've done it several times and it keeps classifying me the same.
    I'd bet that the results are all over the place.
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    INTJ matter of fact. I couldn't tell you why, but I answered every question honestly. It took some time BTW!
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    Your Type is INTJ

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    * slightly expressed thinking personality
    * moderately expressed judging personality

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    Here is a link to a free test
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    INTJ, here.

    For the INTJ's in the crowd:

    Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

    by Marina Margaret Heiss, University Of Virginia

    Profile: INTJ
    Revision: 3.0
    Date of Revision: 27 Feb 2005

    To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of "definiteness", of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age. When it comes to their own areas of expertise -- and INTJs can have several -- they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know.

    INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest. What prevents them from becoming chronically bogged down in this pursuit of perfection is the pragmatism so characteristic of the type: INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake.

    INTJs are known as the "Systems Builders" of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause to an INFJ; both perfectionism and disregard for authority may come into play, as INTJs can be unsparing of both themselves and the others on the project. Anyone considered to be "slacking," including superiors, will lose their respect -- and will generally be made aware of this; INTJs have also been known to take it upon themselves to implement critical decisions without consulting their supervisors or co-workers. On the other hand, they do tend to be scrupulous and even-handed about recognizing the individual contributions that have gone into a project, and have a gift for seizing opportunities which others might not even notice.

    In the broadest terms, what INTJs "do" tends to be what they "know". Typical INTJ career choices are in the sciences and engineering, but they can be found wherever a combination of intellect and incisiveness are required (e.g., law, some areas of academia). INTJs can rise to management positions when they are willing to invest time in marketing their abilities as well as enhancing them, and (whether for the sake of ambition or the desire for privacy) many also find it useful to learn to simulate some degree of surface conformism in order to mask their inherent unconventionality.

    Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations.

    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.

    Probably the strongest INTJ assets in the interpersonal area are their intuitive abilities and their willingness to "work at" a relationship. Although as Ts they do not always have the kind of natural empathy that many Fs do, the Intuitive function can often act as a good substitute by synthesizing the probable meanings behind such things as tone of voice, turn of phrase, and facial expression. This ability can then be honed and directed by consistent, repeated efforts to understand and support those they care about, and those relationships which ultimately do become established with an INTJ tend to be characterized by their robustness, stability, and good communications.

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    by Joe Butt

    Introverted iNtuition

    INTJs are idea people. Anything is possible; everything is negotiable. Whatever the outer circumstances, INTJs are ever perceiving inner pattern-forms and using real-world materials to operationalize them. Others may see what is and wonder why; INTJs see what might be and say "Why not?!" Paradoxes, antinomies, and other contradictory phenomena aptly express these intuitors' amusement at those whom they feel may be taking a particular view of reality too seriously. INTJs enjoy developing unique solutions to complex problems.

    Extraverted Thinking

    Thinking in this auxiliary role is a workhorse. Closure is the payoff for efforts expended. Evaluation begs diagnosis; product drives process. As they come to light, Thinking tends, protects, affirms and directs iNtuition's offspring, fully equipping them for fulfilling and useful lives. A faithful pedagogue, Thinking argues not so much on its own behalf, but in defense of its charges. And through this process these impressionable ideas take on the likeness of their master.
    Introverted Feeling

    Feeling has a modest inner room, two doors down from the Most Imminent iNtuition. It doesn't get out much, but lends its influence on behalf of causes which are Good and Worthy and Humane. We may catch a glimpse of it in the unspoken attitude of good will, or the gracious smile or nod. Some question the existence of Feeling in this type, yet its unseen balance to Thinking is a cardinal dimension in the full measure of the INTJ's soul.

    Extraverted Sensing

    Sensing serves with a good will, or not at all. As other inferior functions, it has only a rudimentary awareness of context, amount or degree. Thus INTJs sweat the details or, at times, omit them. "I've made up my mind, don't confuse me with the facts" could well have been said by an INTJ on a mission. Sensing's extraverted attitude is evident in this type's bent to savor sensations rather than to merely categorize them. Indiscretions of indulgence are likely an expression of the unconscious vengeance of the inferior.

    Famous INTJs:

    Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers)
    Susan B. Anthony
    Arthur Ashe, tennis champion
    Augustus Caesar (Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus)
    Jane Austen (Pride and Prejudice)
    William J. Bennett, "drug czar"
    William F. Buckley, Jr.
    Raymond Burr (Perry Mason, Ironsides)
    Chevy Chase (Cornelius Crane) (Fletch)
    Phil Donahue
    Michael Dukakis, governor of Mass., 1988 U.S. Dem. pres. candidate
    Greg Gumbel, television sportscaster
    Hannibal, Carthaginian military leader
    Veronica Hamel (Hill Street Blues)
    Angela Lansbury (Murder, She Wrote)
    Orel Leonard Hershiser, IV
    Peter Jennings
    Charles Everett Koop
    Ivan Lendl
    C. S. Lewis (The Chronicles of Narnia)
    Joan Lunden
    Edwin Moses, U.S. olympian (hurdles)
    Martina Navratilova
    Charles Rangel, U. S. Representative, D-N.Y.
    Pernell Roberts (Bonanza)
    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor of California
    Josephine Tey (Elizabeth Mackintosh), mystery writer (Brat Farrar)
    Rudy Giuliani, former New York City mayor
    Donald Rumsfeld, US Secretary of Defense
    General Colin Powell, US Secretary of State
    Lance Armstrong
    Richard Gere (Pretty Woman)
    Katie Couric

    U.S. Presidents:
    Chester A. Arthur
    Calvin Coolidge
    Thomas Jefferson
    John F. Kennedy
    James K. Polk
    Woodrow Wilson

    Fictional:

    Cassius (Julius Caesar)
    Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
    Gandalf the Grey (J. R. R. Tolkein's Middle Earth books)
    Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
    Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' nemesis
    Ensign Ro (Star Trek--the Next Generation)
    Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Hamlet)
    George Smiley, John le Carre's master spy
    Clarice Starling (Silence of the Lambs)
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    Portrait of an INTJ -

    Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging
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    As an INTJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things rationally and logically.

    INTJs live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. They value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, and typically have high standards in these regards, which they continuously strive to fulfill. To a somewhat lesser extent, they have similar expectations of others.

    With Introverted Intuition dominating their personality, INTJs focus their energy on observing the world, and generating ideas and possibilities. Their mind constantly gathers information and makes associations about it. They are tremendously insightful and usually are very quick to understand new ideas. However, their primary interest is not understanding a concept, but rather applying that concept in a useful way. Unlike the INTP, they do not follow an idea as far as they possibly can, seeking only to understand it fully. INTJs are driven to come to conclusions about ideas. Their need for closure and organization usually requires that they take some action.

    INTJ's tremendous value and need for systems and organization, combined with their natural insightfulness, makes them excellent scientists. An INTJ scientist gives a gift to society by putting their ideas into a useful form for others to follow. It is not easy for the INTJ to express their internal images, insights, and abstractions. The internal form of the INTJ's thoughts and concepts is highly individualized, and is not readily translatable into a form that others will understand. However, the INTJ is driven to translate their ideas into a plan or system that is usually readily explainable, rather than to do a direct translation of their thoughts. They usually don't see the value of a direct transaction, and will also have difficulty expressing their ideas, which are non-linear. However, their extreme respect of knowledge and intelligence will motivate them to explain themselves to another person who they feel is deserving of the effort.

    INTJs are natural leaders, although they usually choose to remain in the background until they see a real need to take over the lead. When they are in leadership roles, they are quite effective, because they are able to objectively see the reality of a situation, and are adaptable enough to change things which aren't working well. They are the supreme strategists - always scanning available ideas and concepts and weighing them against their current strategy, to plan for every conceivable contingency.

    INTJs spend a lot of time inside their own minds, and may have little interest in the other people's thoughts or feelings. Unless their Feeling side is developed, they may have problems giving other people the level of intimacy that is needed. Unless their Sensing side is developed, they may have a tendency to ignore details which are necessary for implementing their ideas.

    The INTJ's interest in dealing with the world is to make decisions, express judgments, and put everything that they encounter into an understandable and rational system. Consequently, they are quick to express judgments. Often they have very evolved intuitions, and are convinced that they are right about things. Unless they complement their intuitive understanding with a well-developed ability to express their insights, they may find themselves frequently misunderstood. In these cases, INTJs tend to blame misunderstandings on the limitations of the other party, rather than on their own difficulty in expressing themselves. This tendency may cause the INTJ to dismiss others input too quickly, and to become generally arrogant and elitist.

    INTJs are ambitious, self-confident, deliberate, long-range thinkers. Many INTJs end up in engineering or scientific pursuits, although some find enough challenge within the business world in areas which involve organizing and strategic planning. They dislike messiness and inefficiency, and anything that is muddled or unclear. They value clarity and efficiency, and will put enormous amounts of energy and time into consolidating their insights into structured patterns.

    Other people may have a difficult time understanding an INTJ. They may see them as aloof and reserved. Indeed, the INTJ is not overly demonstrative of their affections, and is likely to not give as much praise or positive support as others may need or desire. That doesn't mean that he or she doesn't truly have affection or regard for others, they simply do not typically feel the need to express it. Others may falsely perceive the INTJ as being rigid and set in their ways. Nothing could be further from the truth, because the INTJ is committed to always finding the objective best strategy to implement their ideas. The INTJ is usually quite open to hearing an alternative way of doing something.

    When under a great deal of stress, the INTJ may become obsessed with mindless repetitive, Sensate activities, such as over-drinking. They may also tend to become absorbed with minutia and details that they would not normally consider important to their overall goal.

    INTJs need to remember to express themselves sufficiently, so as to avoid difficulties with people misunderstandings. In the absence of properly developing their communication abilities, they may become abrupt and short with people, and isolationists.

    INTJs have a tremendous amount of ability to accomplish great things. They have insight into the Big Picture, and are driven to synthesize their concepts into solid plans of action. Their reasoning skills gives them the means to accomplish that. INTJs are most always highly competent people, and will not have a problem meeting their career or education goals. They have the capability to make great strides in these arenas. On a personal level, the INTJ who practices tolerances and puts effort into effectively communicating their insights to others has everything in his or her power to lead a rich and rewarding life.

    Jungian functional preference ordering:

    Dominant: Introverted Intuition
    Auxilliary: Extraverted Thinking
    Tertiary: Introverted Feeling
    Inferior: Extraverted Sensing
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    You know what?

    The last time we did this I seem to recollect that for INTJ's to be just 1% of the population, there sure did seem to be a bunch of them here.

    That right there ought to say something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    You know what?

    The last time we did this I seem to recollect that for INTJ's to be just 1% of the population, there sure did seem to be a bunch of them here.

    That right there ought to say something...
    That's even more interesting! What do you think it actually means? All of a sudden like, I'm getting rather interested in some statistics here.

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    I think it means that INTJ's carry guns because they analyze and understand the ramifications for not doing so. Since they tend not to rely on others for protection or solutions, they naturally take it upon themselves to have the tools needed to do the job...one way or the other because they know that they alone are responsible for their own safety and tend not to trust others with it.

    Thats what I think it means.

    What else could it mean?
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    From the test I took my senior year (2004) I am an ENTP. How I remembered that, I have no idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HotGuns View Post
    I think it means that INTJ's carry guns because they analyze and understand the ramifications for not doing so. Since they tend not to rely on others for protection or solutions, they naturally take it upon themselves to have the tools needed to do the job...one way or the other because they know that they alone are responsible for their own safety and tend not to trust others with it.

    Thats what I think it means.

    What else could it mean?
    Good synopsis in my book. I was just looking for an objective opinion. ;)
    I agree.

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    I am also a INTJ.

    Your Type is
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    Is that good?, bad?, normal? LOL.

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