anonymous asked:

You know what sucks? I'm an INTJ too, and my friend and I were looking up famous people with our types. She's an INFP, and all of the people with her type were poets, writers, movie stars, really nice people, you know? Then all of the INTJs we found were scientists, communist political leaders, and terrorists and murderers. I know that your type doesn't dictate who you are, but it always feels like I'm just destined to be a boring, mean person because I'm an INTJ

Try this site instead. I lists a bunch of people according to type, and the assholes/crazies are in black at the bottom. I don’t see any under INFP, but ENFP has it’s fair share. Always remember that type doesn’t indicate who you’ll be. Both Hitler and Gandhi were INFJs.

Crossy Road with INTJ and ISFP
  • ISFP:*furrows brows* rubs temples* whaaa *shuts up*
  • INTJ:oi ISFP what is it?
  • ISFP:uhh this game? I keep dying and I'm so frustrated and I can't beat my high score
  • INTJ:pathetic, you can't even beat yourself
  • ok nice
  • INTJ:did i offend you? that momentary silence sounds like i did
  • ISFP:[heavily frustrated by game] [in a very soft reassuring voice] no lol it ok
  • INTJ:lies
  • ISFP:but i never lie :^)
  • INTJ:your face disproves that fact
  • ISFP:i can't hear you
  • INTJ:don't lie to me
  • ISFP:ok
  • INTJ:.....and that game is?
  • ISFP:(crossy road u fartbag) ahaha it's crossy road haven't u seen this game before?? ????? ? ??
  • INTJ:you insulted me inside of your head, and no apparently i haven't
  • ISFP:ok
  • INTJ:hand over the phone i'll try it
  • ISFP:.....
  • ISFP:(excuse u so much) .......o ..k?? [mentally writes a 6-page essay regarding how uncouth u are]
  • INTJ:*plays for 10 mins straight*
  • ISFP:(u're doing it wrong u're doing it wrong ur're doing it wrong that's not how it works StOP THAT WHAT A DUMBASS)
  • ISFP:[softly] hey the bell's about to ring can i have that now ahaha
  • INTJ:*beats the old high score*
  • ISFP:HEY u beat the high score nice cool great awesome spectacular
  • ISFP:[internally shuts down]
  • ISFP:why is the world like this
  • ISFP:
  • ISFP:(i have lived 14 years for nothing. scores do not define who you are. time and space is a perception of nothingness to fill in the empty knowledge of our heads. black holes exist to engulf others. they exist to destroy. so do we. life has lost its meaning.)
  • ISFP:ok cool
  • INTJ:i don't like this game *beat it anyway*
  • ISFP:.....
When an INTP likes you... #1

She will genuinely share your feelings, whether it be excitement or pain.

My INTJ got really sick the past few days. He would message me in a plain, matter of fact way, saying things like “I just threw up” or “my head feels like it’s going to crack”. Every time I see a message like that, I feel a heart-wrenching pain in my chest. 

I’ve never cared about anyone the way I do with him, maybe my parents but that’s it. While I’ve learned to express a half-hearted “are you ok?” or “hope you’ll feel better” whenever someone’s not feeling well, I never felt sympathetic, not even with my best friend (sorry). 

Couple years ago, when during an orchestra rehearsal, a fellow bassist fell off his stool. The bass fell on him and severed his finger. I felt nothing. Shocked, but none of the pain I feel when seeing my INTJ not feeling well…

Book Recommendations

Anon Asked:

Do You have any book recommendations? (No specific type/genre, just any thing good)

What follows is a list of books/series/authors that I enjoy. Many of these I’ve reread multiple times.

Author, fantasy- Robin Hobb. She has a few other books but these are the ones I liked. They all take place in the same world, though Liveship is in a different location. The magic is unique and well-handled. Just be warned- there’s a post I’ve seen on Tumblr that compares characters to geodes, in that in order to see what’s inside them you must break them. Hobb certainly adheres to that philosophy. I’ve reread all of these many times. I’m a sucker for unique universes.

  • The Farseer Trilogy
  • The Liveship Traders Trilogy
  • The Tawny Man Trilogy

Author, sci fi- John Scalzi. He’s got a bunch of books but I recommend starting with Old Man’s War, which is the first in a series. I enjoy his writing style and his characters. He likes to put you in the action (or ludicrous situation) right away to garner interest, and then backtracks to show you how things got there. Behold, the first paragraph of The Android’s Dream:

Dirk Moeller didn’t know if he could fart his way into a major diplomatic incident. But he was ready to find out.

The only issue is that over time I’ve begun to notice that all his characters are the same (snarky) so there’s not a lot of variety. Still, I made it through like five of his books before it began to bug me.

Watership Down- One of my all time favorites. I grew up watching the animated film, which scarred many a child of the 80s with it’s powerful score and graphic depictions of violence. Would you believe that it’s about rabbits? It’s an epic tale of adventure and heroism, and a small band’s journey to find and create their own society. I can’t recommend it enough, yet I feel like describing it too much wouldn’t do it justice.

The Princess Bride- If you haven’t seen the movie at least once then you’ve probably been living under a rock. The book is even better, though I skip over all the “abridged” stuff when rereading. FYI, it’s fake abridgement. That’s part of the novel. Some of my favorite scenes were not in the movie. *cough* Zoo of Death *cough*

Shopgirl- I love this book. I love it so much that I never saw the film, for fear that it would somehow ruin the novella. The main character is a shy introvert without a lot of dating experience. It contains a ton of life lessons and great passages:

…it is not the big events that hurt the most but rather the smallest questionable shift in tone at the end of a spoken word that can plow most deeply into the heart.

She tried to get even with him through psychological warfare but couldn’t, because he didn’t care.

Three Musketeers- Sometimes I forget how hilarious this book is. It’s one of the few that can literally make me laugh out loud, so that’s saying something. It also contains one of my all time favorite villains, the Milady de Winter. Film adaptations like to change her into a poor damsel in distress. NO. She is an expert at manipulation and does whatever it takes to get what she wants.

Candide- This book is weird and extremely fast-paced. I’ve only read it once, but it was a real trip. It follows a young man who has been schooled in Optimism, as he is kicked out of his house and travels the world and SHIT HAPPENS. “Voltaire ridicules religion, theologians, governments, armies, philosophies, and philosophers through allegory; most conspicuously, he assaults Leibniz and his optimism.” Needless to say it was banned in some places. There is probably something in this book to offend everyone, especially as it’s older and contains racial stereotypes of the time, but it wouldn’t be a very good satire if it didn’t piss people off. I remember it poking fun at the length of Spanish names by having a character whose name literally took up almost an entire page. Oh yes, and trigger warning for just about every god damned thing I think.

Harry Potter- If you haven’t already read this series I doubt I can convince you. I love to reread these books when I just need something to read. The books are far from perfect. There are plot holes and stupid plans, which in a way makes things more enjoyable because my brain can play around with the universe and figure out ways to correct things. I like HPMOR even more because it pokes fun of all the problems with the original series and solves a bunch of them better than I ever could.

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead- I read this back in high school after we did Hamlet and it helped pull me out of depression. It’s philosophical in nature and probably not everyone’s cup of tea.

Off to Be the Wizard- Written by the guy who does Basic Instructions. He’s written a second book in the series (which I just started) and I believe is working on a third. A computer guy finds a file that proves reality is just a computer simulation, and proceeds to start messing with the file. It’s full of nerdy references.

Brain and Psychology book recommendations can be found here.

Roles In The World

ENTP- Changes the world
INTP- Understands the world
ENTJ- Conquers the world
INTJ- Reforms the world
ENFP- Nurtures the world
INFP- Loves the world
ENFJ- Teaches the world
INFJ- Defines the world
ESTP- Travels the world
ISTP- Rebels against the world
ESTJ- Regulates the world
ISTJ- Prefers their own world
ESFP- Spices up the world
ISFP- Adds beauty to the world
ESFJ- Is content in the world
ISFJ- Remembers the world

2-Word MBTI Stereotypes

Note: These are only stereotypes, and if they’re negative, don’t take offense, as they are not always true. (wink)

ISTJ: Loves rules.

ISFJ: Polite caretaker.

ESFJ: Popular friendships.

ESTJ: That boss.

ENFP: Happy procrastinator.

INFP: Angsty poets.

INFJ: Perfectionistic humanitarian.

ENFJ: Personal cheerleader.

ENTP: Makes explosions.

INTP: Absentminded professor.

INTJ: Badass mastermind. 

ENTJ: World domination.

ESFP: Dramatic spotlights.

ESTP: Adrenaline junkie.

ISTP: Quiet explorer.

ISFP: Observant artist.

anonymous asked:

Do you think it's natural for an INTJ to cultivate a different external personality in order to function effectively in a world that is generally more suited to extroverts and people who are more comfortable displaying emotions? At what point does this become harmful?

It’s completely normal, and to be encouraged. Other types do it too, just to a lesser extent. We all have masks that we wear depending on who we are with. Think of it this way, you wouldn’t act the same while interviewing for a job as you would around friends. It’s not harmful so long as you get downtime to recharge, and it certainly gets easier with practice.


With relentless intellectualism and chess-like maneuvering, people with the INTJ personality type are imaginative yet decisive, ambitious yet private, amazingly curious. A paradox to most observers, INTJs are able to live by glaring contradictions that nonetheless make perfect sense - at least from a purely rational perspective. For example, INTJs are simultaneously the most starry-eyed idealists and the bitterest of cynics, a seemingly impossible conflict. 

MBTI Types as Art Movements

ESTJ: Neoclassicism
Neoclassical generally involved an emphasis on austere linear design in the depiction of classical historically accurate events, characters and themes, similar to the ESTJ’s empirical Te function. The spirit of classic antiquity reflects the ESTJ’s use of auxiliary Si.

ESFJ: Italian Renaissance
In the spirit of humanism, artists of the early Renaissance strove to portray other people and historical events with a life-like quality and commonly studied human anatomy in efforts to better understand their subjects; this is similar to the ESFJ’s Fe-Si functions.

ISFJ: Pre-Raphaelite
The Pre-Raphaelites predominantly portrayed historical subject matter and drew inspiration from the Renaissance when artists explored the idea of truth to nature. This is similar to the ISFJ’s Si and Fe functions.

ISTP: Cubism
Cubism art generally portrayed subject matter in a deconstructed appearance by viewing the past and present and fusing the multiple perspectives together; this is similar to the ISTP’s use of Ti.

ISTJ: Baroque
Baroque art had a structured and disciplined artistic creativity similar to the ISTJ’s method of thinking. The portrayal of historical and biblical events parallel the ISTJ’s dominant function, Si. Baroque art displayed intensity in a calculated manner, corresponding to the ISTJ’s auxiliary function, Te.

ESTP: Rococo
Rococo art corresponds to the ESTP’s dominant function, Se, as it aimed to evoke emotional states by appealing to the senses. The elaborate intricacy of Rococo paintings is visually comparable to the ESTP’s use of Ti.

ESFP: Pop Art
Pop artists found inspiration in the world around them, representing everyday items, consumer goods, and mass media. This is similar to the ESFP’s use of dominant Se that perceives the outside world in the present moment.

ISFP: Post-Impressionism
Post-Impressionism proclaimed the validity of pure subjectivity and the expression of an idea over a realistic description of the natural world. Post-Impressionists believed color could be independent from form and composition as an emotional and aesthetic bearer of meaning. This is similar to the ISFP’s use of Fi and Se.  

INTJ: Age of Enlightenment
This emphasis on reason, analysis and individualism during the Age of Enlightenment is evocative of the INTJ’s Ni-Te style of thinking.

ENTJ: Realism
Realism sought to portray real contemporary people and situations with truth and accuracy. Coupled with auxiliary Ni, the ENTJ’s empirical Te function is reminiscent of realism art.  

INTP: Gothic Surrealism
The abstrusity of Gothic Surrealism is similar to the INTP’s deconstructive style of Ti thinking and use of Ne.

ENTP: Psychedelic Art
Psychedelic Art embodies the ENTP’s use of Ne in its metaphysical and surrealistic subject matter.

ENFJ: Romanticism  
Comparable to the ENFJ’s use of Fe-Ni, Romanticism painting valued intense emotion as an authentic source of aesthetic experience.

INFJ: Sturm und Drang
Sturm und Drang art exalted nature, feeling, and human individualism, similar to the nature of an INFJ’s dominant Ni-Fe functions.

ENFP: Impressionism
The innovative painting style of sporadic short, and visible brushstrokes is symbolic of the ENFP’s use of dominant Ne. The Impressionists’ appreciation for nature, human perception and experience is reminiscent of the ENFP’s auxiliary Fi.

INFP: Expressionism  
Impressionism sought to present the world solely from a subjective perspective to express meaning or emotional experience rather than physical reality. This is reminiscent of the INFP’s dominant Fi.

Disclaimer: Because of the nature of the different types, some personalities do not posses a natural concern or inclination towards art. The association between art movements and MBTI types is based on the nature of the cognitive functions. It is not a reflection of individual quirks, but rather a symbolic interpretation of how the functions generally manifest. If anyone wants a more in depth explanation about a certain art movement and its type, feel free to ask.