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  1. I know it's rare, but some of us INTJs actually understand how things work, INTJs do individuate towards ISFP after all.
  2. I'm not sure what exactly it is you're asking in your post, so I'll answer the title of your thread. I'm a pattern thinker, when I look at a problem (or most anything else) I evaluate it based on patterns, relationships between all the elements in question. Once I have extracted the patterns of a situation, I compare them to patterns I've encountered previously in search of a potential solution. If that fails (i.e. the solutions to similar patterns don't work) I reevaluate and look for the root cause of the problem and try and address that.
  3. In my experience, the issue in question is really "Leadership Vs Management". Regardless of your actual job title/description you should be striving to lead people and not just manage them. If anyone is interested the spoiler below has the contents of a speech I gave last year at toastmasters on my interpretation of the the difference.
  4. INTJs can be generalists, I'm an example of that, but that seems to be the exception to the rule. From what I've seen of other INTJs, most do seem to focus on a particular area and get very involved in that specifically.
  5. I don't personally believe that the issue is the monetary or time investment these people are putting into rescuing these animals, as long as they maintain self control then to me it is admirable. However, what perplexes me is the level of emotional dependence some of these people have towards some of these animals. The case in point is my fathers wife, she spends a not inconsiderable amount of time and money feeding wild cat colonies in New Orleans, which is her hobby and in its own way is a sort of public service. However, recently one of the cats she has been feeding (and grown very attached to) died suddenly and unexpectedly, which in turn sent her off the deep end emotionally. To be fair, she did want to rescue the cat, but as she already has three rescued cats and a rescued border collie, my father felt that they already had as many animals as they could handle.
  6. I like ENFPs, but as they can be 'very' outgoing, INFPs with a developed Te can be interesting as well. I find the distribution by temperament very interesting, no surprises though Guardians (SJ) are the least favourite (1/32) Artisans (SP) and Rationals (NT) are roughly tied (4/32 vs 5/32) and most people here prefer idealists NF (22/32) although no-one seems to like ENFJs (surprise, surprise).
  7. Castalia, I think what you need at this point is a second opinion from someone else who has witnessed this first hand. Unfortunately this thread is only a page or so (if that) turning into .Try and find someone else who has actually witnessed these conversations (etc) and get their opinion before proceeding further, once you have a witness who can verify that this is sexual harassment (or whatever) go to HR, describe the situation and ask for advice, it may be that you need a third party to mediate some of your concerns. One way or another though, it is entirely possible to destroy someone by claiming sexual harassment, so you want to be damn sure that's what this is. Hopefully you should be able to resolve this, I would suggest getting another person on board though, because assuming he doesn't respect you (which appears to be the case) then you should bring someone else on board who he does respect as a neutral party.
  8. Interesting, this suggests that it is possible to be extraverted in a non-social sense. Personally, I think introverts worst enemy are the ESxJs who take the stand "OMZG, you don't want to spend every waking moment surrounded by people?!? There must be something wrong with you!".
  9. I've heard that ISTJs can be pretty sociable as well
  10. The INTJ catch 22: You can be arrogant and stop something bad from happening (that no-one else can forsee) or you can be arrogant and tell people "I told you so" when the bad thing you predicted happened.
  11. The real difference between INTJs and INFJs lies in the function stacks, all types have some flavour of each of the four functions somewhere in their stack. INTJ: Ni Te Fi Se INFJ: Ni Fe Ti Se The difference between INxJ types is the Aux/Tert functions, TJs use extraverted thinking and introverted feeling while FJs use extraverted feeling and introverted thinking. For comparison, the functions in question are described below. Te - extraverted thinking: Ordering; organizing for efficiency; systematizing; applying logic; structuring; checking for consequences; monitoring for standards or specifications being met; setting boundaries, guidelines, and parameters, deciding if something is working or not. Ti - introverted thinking: Analyzing; categorizing; evaluating according to principles and whether something fits the framework or model; figuring out the principles on which something works; checking for inconsistencies; clarifying definitions to get more precision. Fe - extraverted feeling: Connecting; considering others and the group - organizing to meet their needs and honor their values; adjusting and accommodating others; deciding if something is appropriate or acceptable to others. Fi -introverted feeling: Valuing; considering importance and worth; reviewing for incongruity; evaluating something based on the truths on which it is based; clarifying values to achieve accord; deciding if something is of significance and worth standing up for. Source N.B. Because of the way Meyers-Briggs set up the system mistypes are common due to confusion, it is NOT possible to be a borderline type, nor (barring brain damage) is it possible to change types. explains better than I ever could
  12. Bacteria have been discovered on earth which are so divergent from anything previously discovered that they were originally labelled as 'Alien'. The fact of the matter is that we do not really know where life can actually thrive, theoretically the mining pit in the linked article should be inimical to all life forms, but these bacteria are thriving there. Based on this, we can safely throw out any assumptions that life must somehow 'be like us'. While it is entirely possible that there is life out there with similar biology to our own (it already happened once) I think that it is arrogant to assume that our biology is the only possible option (let alone the best). That isn't to say that certain designs aren't the best, but how well would a shark/dolphin body type work if it was adapted to an ocean comprised of mercury and liquid sodium?
  13. Restaurant owner has no idea how the internet works... Or how Gordon Ramsey works...
  14. Have you considered joining clubs that aren't focused on physical activity? Toastmasters is a good example of something you might look into because: - An area such as melbourne should have quite a few clubs (even in suburban areas) - Most of the people attending are well educated - Public speaking skills look good on your CV and would be useful in a sales role
  15. I think we should get rid of all the obvious warning labels (such as Coffee is hot!) and hold people accountable for their own stupidity. I also think that if you see someone smoking in public you should be allowed to throw a bucket of water over them "Because I thought they were on fire!" :P