A new type profile that focuses on love and relationships based on cognitive functions. This is one of only two profiles that I’ve found that go into INTJ inter-personal relationships beyond “they’re not good at them.” I disagree with one or two of the conclusions that are drawn in this article, but the logic is all sound, and it’s a good place to start for people who are still trying to figure out the role of cognitive functions in type.
Humility: A modest or low view of one’s own importance.
Housekeeping Re: Asks
The HipsterINTJ inbox is overflowing. Some messages have been sitting there for nearly a year, unanswered. Some I want to reply to, but I feel like others are more pressing/interesting to the readership of this blog. Some are asking for advice or about me personally. I want to get to them all, but that’s not going to be possible with the method I currently use for asks.
So, I set up a separate blog called AskINTJ. On it I will be answering messages from this blog (and that one too, of course.) I’ll still being doing ask posts here on HipsterINTJ as I always have done, but ones that require less formal answers, are asking for personal advice, or are not particularly MBTI related will be answered on AskINTJ. It’s going to be more casual than what I have going on over here, but it will also update much more regularly, and I think those of you who have sent me messages would appreciate a response.
The Temperaments on Books-to-Film
Tried to read the book but got bored six chapters in. Love the movies, especially dramatic/romantic scenes, battles, and fantastic special effects.
Think every film is a bastardization of the original text. Get annoyed at every minor change. Would gladly sit through an eight hour film that followed the book to the letter.
Just have a lot of feelings. Love the movies. Love the books. Their favorite part is seeing their favorite characters come to life. Get upset when anyone criticizes either. More likely to be bothered by changes to characterization than changes to plot.
Privately always feel that the books are superior, but will lecture anyone that says as much on how books and film are different media and changes have to be made. Don’t mind plot changes so long as the movies remain true to the thematic structure of the book. Get annoyed at blatant fan service, dumbing down of plot or characters, and fabricated or over-emphasized love stories.
Outwit: to get the better of by cunning or ingenuity.
A fairly common (though often forgotten) problem among highly intelligent, very cerebral individuals is that they can solve the most complex intellectual puzzles, but have difficulty doing everyday sorts of things. This isn’t limited to INTJs, but it definitely includes them. For example, my roommate is constantly amused by my inability to do domestic things. I’m smarter than her in most areas, but I’ve also burned Easy Mac, washed my dishes by hand for eight months because I couldn’t figure out how to work the dishwasher, and was completely lost when she asked for me to arrange to have our lawn mowed. Give an INTJ a problem to solve or a system that needs restructured, and they’ll do it better than your highest expectations with little or no supervision, but ask them to cook dinner or register their car and they’ll be baffled and not know how to ask for help.
Ask INTJ: Type and Fictional Characters
I will answer these questions, since I’ve gotten more than one ask about them, but I don’t really like discussing types in regards to fictional characters. Not because fictional characters can’t be typed, or that typing fictional characters isn’t a good way to better understand type theory, it’s just that I find the conversations themselves incredibly frustrating.