It’s time for another post about me.
Seriously, though, there are many regular readers of this blog and I think that it is entirely appropriate for them to get to know me a bit, especially since I have yet to post my testimony. I am taking an Evangelism course next and I think that writing a testimony is an assignment so I’ll have one to post soon.
My Myers Briggs personality type is Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging (INTJ). If you have never taken a Myers Briggs test, many can be found online.
So, what does this personality type say about me?
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.
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.
The same site says I’d be a good professor, manager, or computer specialist. I guess that’s why I administer and teach in a computer degree program.
INTJs are among the most independent of the sixteen types. Their theme song may be “My Way.” As with other NTs, this independence often gives them an aura of arrogance that makes in-depth relationships develop slowly. At both work and play they can often seem aloof and sometimes argumentative. For INTJs, such behavior is simply the result of their attempt to stimulate the world around them. They can be stunned, even appearing hurt, when others accuse them of being distant and seemingly uncaring, but it is, ironically, the INTJ’s caring that has been the source of the provocation. They may even seem surprised at others taking offense when their motivation was fostering improvement. Again, as with other NTs, INTJs learn by arguing, part of their continuing quest to understand the universe. The problem is that an INTJ’s “friendly discussion” may be seen by others as hostile, even obnoxious behavior.
Hmmm. I guess this explains a lot of things…