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  1. 22. Skipped out on grad school to teach English in Japan. Will probably stay in Japan for the next 2 years and then vagabond around the world for the rest of my 20s
  2. The J/P in the MBTI code is all about your highest extroverted function. Therefore, it focuses on how you manage your external surroundings, not necessarily the fundamental nature of your internal thought processes. Perceiving Functions: Ni,Ne,Se,Si Judging Functions: Ti,Te,Fi,Fe So for extroverts, the J/P at the end of the code correlates directly to the dominant function. An ESFP's dominant function is Se, which is a perceiving function, therefore the P at the end. But for introverts, the process is reversed since the dominant function is going to be an introverted function complemented by an auxiliary extroverted function. So for INTJs, we get the J at the end because our highest extroverted function is Te, a judging function. However, this only refers to the way we approach our external environment. Ni is the dominant, most-developed and most active function, and it is a perceiving function, despite the J at the end of the MBTI code. An easy comparison is INTJ vs. INTP. For INTJs, Ni is relatively fluid and spontaneous since it is a perceiving function, and Te seeks structure and order in the environment, often inspired by Ni insights. For INTPs, Ti is mechanical, it seeks structure and strict internal logic, while Ne is spontaneous in relation to the outside world. So while the J/P divide does refer to Organized/Spontaneous, it's a bit more nuanced than that, especially with introverts. That's my understanding of the theory, at least. I'm not sure how much I actually buy into MBTI anymore, but it's very tempting to categorize people in these little boxes. I think MBTI might provide a very general model of some types of human thought processes, but it's too abstract and unsupported by scientific data to apply to a person's specific daily routine.
  3. God I hope he's not INTJ. He's so cheesy
  4. I'm in a relationship with an INTJ right now and it's pretty nice. Lots of sex, no crazy emotional baggage, and we usually have a really good time together. Not enough chemistry for the long run but the type of relationship we have is perfect for where we're both at in life right now. I would love to witness an ENFP-ENFP relationship, just to see what happens.
  5. My theory is that AC got his feelings hurt by an INTJ at some point in his life and it's just been a downward spiral ever since. Threads like these are the only way he knows how to cope.
  6. In my experience, INTJs appreciate direct communication more than other types so I don't think the whole "silent treatment" thing is a trait common to that type. I'm currently in a relationship with another INTJ and there have not been any mind games or manipulative behavior (that I'm aware of). Whatever is going on with you and this guy, I don't think it has much to do with MBTI.
  7. There's no reason to do the math/science track if you're naturally better at something else and enjoy it more. I don't really think MBTI is the best way to approach the decision because I've seen so many exceptions. I'm an INTJ history major and I'm currently seeing an INTJ girl who is an English Lit major, so we're not all scientists and programmers and that's OK. I think it's important to be flexible and do whatever you are passionate about at the time and realize that those passions might change later.
  8. Yeah, L was a badass. Near didn't seem to have any unique qualities. He was just a less impressive version of L. The best part of the show was when L was alive and trying to prove that Light was Kira. I interpreted it as a classic INTP vs INTJ battle of wits.
  9. Just tell them what you think is going on. You can't expect people to change their behavior though, even if your assessment is correct. Call it out, then distance yourself. That gives the other person time to think about what you said and protects you from further manipulation.
  10. Good points. I interpreted Light's motives as more about gratifying his ego and lust for power rather than actual justice. I think he started out with a strong sense of justice but ultimately, his motives were self-centered. It's also difficult to type him because he seems like a totally different person when he's using the notebook and when he isn't. Overall, his approach seems very Ni + Te. Ni keeps him focused on his long-term strategy of ruling the world and he uses Te to make quick decisions and manipulate circumstances to further his objectives. As for L, my reasoning is a little less clear. I guess I interpreted his mannerisms as INTP. Compared to Light, he is outwardly eccentric and doesn't care about his appearance. I interpreted the way he always talks in percentages, like saying there's a 7% chance that Light is Kira and adjusting that based on new information, as building a theoretical model based on Ti. I don't know, I could also see him as INTJ.
  11. In recent news... http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/20/world/american-student-india-sexual-harassment-irpt/index.html?hpt=wo_t2 Stories like this might be give Indian guys a bad reputation among white American women.
  12. Haven't seen any but I probably will at some point.

  13. Good observations. I agree that it's sometimes easy for INTJs to get duped by primary Fe-users. I don't really use or understand Fe very much so maybe that's why I'm attracted to it and also why it's difficult for me to handle in a relationship. I agree that it would be high risk, high rewards with an ENFJ/INTJ combo, especially for younger couples.