ask: I notice the two have the same functions and they both could appear stoic and quiet. So what is the difference? Do INFJs appear warmer or something of that sort?

Uh… yeah. They do.

But it’s more than that.

If you are an introvert — any kind of an introvert — your first function is what processes information, and the second is how it either manifests (a judgment, for J types) or interacts with reality (information-gathering, for P types).

So, in an ISTP, you are going to actually see Se… as in, the ISTP interacting with tangible reality. Dealing with solid things. Hands on stuff. Being blunt and straightforward. Opportunistic. They see a chance to act, they take it. Same with the ISFPs. It’s there, why is no one taking advantage of it? I will! There is a reason ISTPs are known as “mechanical” — they are very physical, interested in actually getting their hands involved in a project. They like to tinker. Break systems apart and put them back together. Figure out work-arounds. Be actively involved in DOING THINGS. I dated one for awhile. If he went missing, I knew where he was — taking apart car engines with his buddy down the street.

Most ISTPs are pretty laid back and good natured. They are not cold, because they have Fe. But it’s low-order Fe, so it acts like a social filter more than a strong guiding force in the peacekeeping department; my guy actually told me, “I don’t like it when people fight…” but he was a bit awkward in knowing how to comfort others or deliver bad news. Our break up was … strangely wonderful. We pretty much just stopped talking to each other and went on our merry way. It was hilarious. He just decided I wasn’t for him and quit communicating with me, because he didn’t know how to break up with me without hurting my feelings… and I figured he’d decided that, so I left him alone.

INFJs are much more detached from reality in a physical sense (they live much more in their heads and are not as hands on) and more inclined toward pursuits that are less directly physical; that is not to say they won’t enjoy some of the same things, but when I’m around an INFJ (or an INTJ, for that matter), I expect it to be less about the physical moment they are in and more about the idea or concept behind whatever we are talking about. They live in the future far more often … dreaming … visualizing … imagining. I will on occasion interact with an SP who talks about the future, but it happens much, much more often with the NJ types. “Well, sure, we can offer aid NOW, but in twenty years, will this culture resent us for doing it?” (And being a sensor, my reaction is: “who cares? that is 20 years from now!”).

With an INFJ, the first thing you see is Fe. It might even be ALL you see, until they trust you. Ni-doms do not open their rich inner worlds lightly. So, you will see Fe. Social appropriateness, in terms of general demeanor, including others, and being at ease offering reassurances and comforts. And… social judgments, in terms of judging other people’s behavior as appropriate or non-appropriate given the social context and how it impacts others. They are warm but also inclined toward stubbornness, because once they have filtered through the information enough to reach a conclusion, it’s hard to shake them from that point. Ni takes over and asserts that the single truth is this

INFJs do not engage in seizing opportunities nearly as quickly as ISTPs, and ISTPs are less socially appropriate than INFJs. ISTPs want to be liked but are not always sure how to accomplish it; INFJs want to be attached to their physical environment but often find it overwhelming.

If you want a visual representation — go watch a few episodes of Fringe. Peter is your classic smooth-talking, deeply analytical, opportunistic ISTP, and Olivia is a wonderful representation of a curious but driven INFJ. Or … go watch Winter’s Tale. Same deal. The guy is an ISTP, the girl is an INFJ. One of them is all about ideas and dreams and the other one is about doing stuff.

MBTI Movie Cliches I

ESTP: Guy who gets thrown out of the bar by the burly bartender then stands up smirking and wiping off his bloody lip before yelling for him to come out and say that to his face!

ISTP: Hot babe who knows a lot about cars and always wears a greased up tank top and tight jeans but doesn’t smile a lot. Could kick my ass and I would thank her for the opportunity

ENFJ: Student Council prezzie with a color coordinated day planner and a different cardigan for each day of the week, who is in all the clubs and probably also the head of the drama club

INFJ: shy cute lip biter who plays the guitar and sings pretty, the One Who Reads, the “this is my story” YA novel lukewarm banana milkshake

ISFJ: “H-hello? Is anybody there?” Hufflepuff incarnate.

ISFP: The one who tames a wild horse and then rides it and wins a gold medal and gains the appreciation of her father. There’s a scene where she presses her forehead to the horse’s forehead

ESFP: The one who fights with his parents in his trailer park and then storms out in the middle of the night, screen door banging and hoisting his rucksack higher up his shoulder

ESFJ: Literally anyone named Britney or Jessica

ISTJ: sweater vest

ENTP: drunk genius is laying on the couch in his musty, messy apartment with books everywhere and then groans when his bff harshly draws back the curtains and sunlight sears his pasty flesh for the first time in months

INTP: “That is highly illogical, Captain.”

INTJ: Darkpast McGillicuddy isn’t good at making friends

ENTJ: “It’s handled.” And there’s an explosion in the background

INFP: teen romance girl reaches up to tuck strand of hair behind ear but then teen boy heartthrob takes her hand in his and she smiles slightly and looks shyly up at him from behind her glasses

ENFP: dream girl walks in front of a stainless steel fridge in a jersey and panties…. She’s everything, the whole package: smart, hot, funny. But she’s getting married next week and probably also getting on a plane at some point so you better stop her from getting on it

ESTJ: Susan from spin class says Bridge Night is every Tuesday and Thursday

Taylor Swift songs for the MBTI types
  • ESFJ:How You Get The Girl - 1989/ Cold As You - Taylor Swift
  • ISFJ:All Too Well - Red/ Never Grow Up - Speak Now
  • ESFP:New Romantics - 1989/ Style - 1989
  • ISFP:Blank Space - 1989/ Tied Together With a Smile - Taylor Swift
  • ESTJ:Holy Ground - Red/ I Almost Do - Red
  • ISTJ:Breathe - Fearless/ All Too Well - Red
  • ESTP:Long Live - Speak Now/ I Knew You Were Trouble - Red
  • ISTP:I Wish You Would - 1989/ Sad Beautiful Tragic - Red
  • ENFJ:Enchanted - Speak Now/ Everything Has Changed - Red
  • INFJ:A Place In This World - Taylor Swift/ I Know Places - 1989
  • ENFP:The Way I Loved You - Fearless/ The Story of Us - Speak Now
  • INFP:Safe & Sound - The Hunger Games Sound Track/ If This Was A Movie - Speak Now Deluxe Edition
  • ENTJ:Better Than Revenge - Speak Now/ All You Had To Do Was Stay - 1989
  • INTJ:Innocent - Speak Now/ Eyes Open - The Hunger Games Sound Track
  • ENTP:The Lucky One - Red/ Wonderland - 1989
  • INTP:Haunted - Speak Now/ Fearless - Fearless
MBTI Types and Which Cardinal Rule of Life They're Most Likely to Have Difficulty With

ISTx: One: "Make peace with your past so it doesn’t spoil your present."
ENFx: Two: "What others think of you is none of your business."
ESTx: Three: "Time heals almost everything. Give it time."
ESFx: Four: "Don’t compare your life to others, and don’t judge them."
xNTx: Five: "Stop thinking too much. It’s alright to not know all the answers"
ISFx: Six: "No one is in charge of your happiness except you."
INFx: Seven: "Smile; you don’t own all the problems in the world."

Where each of the types should live

ISFJ: Zurich, Switzerland

ENTP: Hong Kong

ISTP: Queenstown, New Zealand 

INFP: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

ESTJ: Shanghai, China

INTP: Silicon Valley, USA

ESFP: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

ENTJ: New York, USA 

ESTP: Capetown, South Africa

INTJ: Seattle, USA 

ISFP: Honolulu, USA 

ENFJ: Florence, Italy

ISTJ: Berlin, Germany

ESFJ: Los Angeles, USA

INFJ: Paris, France

ENFP: San Franciso, USA

Daryl Dixon- ISTP 

Pragmatic, Strong-Willed, Difficult to know, Resourceful, Independent. 

"ISTPs like and need to spend time alone, because this is when they can sort things out in their minds most clearly. They absorb large quantities of impersonal facts from the external world, and sort through those facts, making judgments, when they are alone."

"ISTPs have an adventuresome spirit. They are attracted to motorcycles, airplanes, sky diving, surfing, etc. They thrive on action, and are usually fearless. ISTPs are fiercely independent, needing to have the space to make their own decisions about their next step. They do not believe in or follow rules and regulations, as this would prohibit their ability to "do their own thing". Their sense of adventure and desire for constant action makes ISTPs prone to becoming bored rather quickly."

"ISTPs avoid making judgments based on personal values - they feel that judgments and decisions should be made impartially, based on the fact. They are not naturally tuned in to how they are affecting others. They do not pay attention to their own feelings, and even distrust them and try to ignore them, because they have difficulty distinguishing between emotional reactions and value judgments. This may be a problem area for many ISTPs."

"An ISTP who is over-stressed may exhibit rash emotional outbursts of anger, or on the other extreme may be overwhelmed by emotions and feelings which they feel compelled to share with people (often inappropriately). An ISTP who is down on themself will foray into the world of value judgments - a place which is not natural for the ISTP - and judge themself by their inability to perform some task. They will then approach the task in a grim emotional state, expecting the worst. "

Source: https://www.personalitypage.com/ISTP.html

enfj/istp (friendship)

hi! i’m not really sure how this works, but i was reading around the blog and i decided to share my own story. i’m not an expert at applying the cognitive functions to our actions, just yet, so this’ll come out in more of a haphazard collection of anecdotes.

i’m an enfj and my best friend is an istp, we’ve been friends for around five years, and i thought it would be important to say this because according to almost every mbti blog we’ve come across our types are pegged to just naturally not get along.

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Ginny Weasley- ESTP

Fun-loving. Practical. Action-Oriented. Outspoken. Flexible. Pragmatic.

"The ESTP is pragmatic, tough-minded and will act on the facts and data, rather than emotion. They don’t like to be controlled, need to know they can switch horses in mid-stream and may slide out of obligations, if they get a ‘better offer.’ If an ESTP does exactly what you tell him, it is only because he wanted to in the first place."

Source: http://assessment.globalblackswan.com/?q=ca/type/estp

anonymous asked:

As an ENFJ, what type are you personally and your type most attracted to? I like an ENFJ on my track team...


I don’t know if this is me as an individual or if it is a collective thinking among ENFJs, but I feel like I’m attracted to Thinker types. (My current crush is an ISTP. I find ISTPs very alluring due to them being so reserved. Also, ISTP’s are super friendly and affectionate once you have one like you.) 

i was at this party a few weeks ago &im still laughing about this… i met the two most boring boys in the wold and i was feeling too drunk/lazy to meet anyone else for a while so i literally talked about my life for a solid half hour @them…. it was soo cathartic like theyd say something if i asked their opinion but aside from that it was just them laughing sometimes or agreeing with me when prompted….. AMAZING…… All boys should take a leaf outa their book

Honest MBTI Stereotypes : Part II

INTP: geek

ENTP: geek with social skills.

INTJ: your local geek with a superiority complex

ISTJ: would fuck a map.

INFJ: probably crying over the state of the world;

INFP: cries over Finding Nemo.

ESTP: human personification of an eyebrow waggle

ESFJ: the peppy head cheerleader from any teen movie

ISFJ: out doing The Right Thing ™

ISTP: cool skater dude

ESFP: the one who brought the booze.  and the pot.  and the coke?

ENFJ: don’t fuck with mother hen

ISFP: your town’s local drug dealer with the cool hair

ESTJ: half of the couple fighting in ikea

ENFP: like tiny hedgehogs: adorable and fun, but don’t piss them off.

ENTJ: if a nuclear bomb had a human face.