ISTJs can be recognized by the simple fact that they will be infinitely better at storing facts than you, while remaining unable to process them into larger truths. While this turns them into an impressive storehouse of knowledge (especially dates and chemical equations, which tend to stick to the ISTJ like Elmer’s Glue Papier-mâché), don’t rely on the ISTJ to strike out creatively. (Then again, don’t rely on anyone, except the occasional INT. And maybe an ISFJ. Or perhaps an INF…. On second thought, fine, rely on a few people. Just remember: The fewer humans you require to function at full capacity, the better. More people will lower your capacity, not increase it.)
Anyways, back to ISTJs. Continue reading ISTJs and Other (non)Sense Factories
Greetings, fellow INTPs (and all you [other] homo sapiens). I’m back with a new installment of The INTP’s Guide to Everyone Else. I know I can make all the excuses in the world trying to justify my absence from the MBTI segment of my blog (I lost some of my comic drawings, school got too busy, I couldn’t muster the energy to write), but I’m pretty sure you don’t want to hear them. I promised I’d deliver content weekly, and, well, I didn’t. What can I say…. I’m an INTP.
Anyways, I’ve returned, and it’s finally time to take a look at ISTPs.
ISTPs are theoretically similar to you. However, as always, be guarded in your attempts to turn theory into practice, because inconsistencies increase with the number of variables. When it comes to humans, the variables are infinite.
You may find that ISTPs share your idea processing and brainstorming traits while being a bit more practically inclined Continue reading ISTPs and Other Fixer-Uppers
INFJs can range from refreshingly unconventional to inhumanly strange. It’s really hard to pinpoint them because they’re just so… different. Even for people.
The easiest way to spot an INFJ is to find their cause. Pretty much all INFJs have some grand cause they see as their mission in life – whether its educating others, spreading the joy of music, protecting kids from abuse, or campaigning for the environment. INFJs stick to their cause like burrs, and it is this cause that ends up defining a lot of who they are… for better or worse. Continue reading INFJs and other genuinely decent persons
If you are an INTP, INFPs are your partners in crime. Though you have to make sure not to offend them by speaking the absolute truth, they generally understand you quite well… sometimes more than you really want them to.
Together you can accomplish almost anything, as long as it isn’t overly ambitious or useful. In fact, both your talents are best suited to connoisseuring gelato, climbing publicly-owned buildings (shhh), playing league of legends, and having serious conversations about the fallacies of established social norms and institutions. Of course, the above list may vary based on your mutual interests.
The typical INFP will Continue reading INFPs and other unicorns
An INTP’s view of the INTJ:
INTJs are exactly like you…. Except completely different.
Excluding other INTPs (or perhaps including them… INTPs can be remarkably distracting at times), INTJs are the best conversation partners, as they share your dislike of small talk and your love of rational thought. However, don’t always expect to see eye to eye. Wheras you crave absolute truth, the INTJ sees everything through the lens of circumstance. I’m convinced the INTJ’s favorite line is “it depends….” Continue reading INTJs and other harbingers of doom
I’m starting up a new mini-series this fall, and it’s all about INTPs and their view of other people. As an INTP I have often found that society doesn’t work the way I think it should, and that other people behave strangely, and in ways I can never predict. So here’s a mildly humorous (and yes, probably stereotypical) view of each Myers-Briggs personality type, as perceived by an INTP.
What’s up first? Other INTPs, of course: Continue reading The INTP’s Guide to Everyone Else