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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Everybody's favourite INTJ personality type

I have realised something my pets. Whilst most of my creative energy is going into the project I am working on, I can still blog from time to time using other people's material, and adding my own thoughts. Hopefully, that is enough to keep you satisfied, until we have finished what we have prepared for you.

Sometimes, you can be talking to someone who can teach you things about yourself. Things that, while you knew them to be true, you may not have realised certain traits you posses, certain habits you have that are different to the people around you.

Enter the conversation I had with fellow blogger, EcK, last night (you can read his blog here) He put me on to a personality test which determines your personality type based on work by Dr Carl Jung, in his work on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator.

My result, little to his surprise (I never realised I was so readable) was that I am an INTJ personality type, which you may have guessed from the title of this blog.

So what does that mean? Well, you can read about it here, or you can hang around while I walk you through some of my personal highlights from the article.

First, what those four letters stand for:
I - Introversion preferred to Extraversion
N - iNtuition preferred to Sensing
T - Thinking preferred to Feeling
J - Judging preferred to Perceiving

Make of that, what you will.

Now, for some of the quotes that stroked my ego just the right way.

"Keirsey referred to INTJs as Masterminds" - Thank you Dr Keirsey

"they are more comfortable working alone than with other people, and are not usually as sociable as others." I'm here, alone in my flat on a Saturday night writing this. Good point, well made.

"Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel... This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals... Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense." Maybe that's why I've never bothered with relationships, because I don't like my weaknesses exposed. Or maybe it's because I've never met anyone that's made sense. You all talk rubbish. Sorry pets.

"People with this personality type work best given large amounts of autonomy and creative freedom." In my line of work, we call "creative freedom" fraud, and it can land you in a great deal of trouble.

"They tend to be acutely aware of their knowledge and abilities, as well as their limitations and what they don't know." Yes pets, I am aware of what I don't know. It isn't much.

"In forming relationships, INTJs tend to seek out others with similar character traits and ideologies." Someone with similar ideologies to myself? This may be a long wait.

"By nature INTJs tend to be demanding in their expectations, and they approach relationships in a rational manner." Demanding? Me? Never!

And this.. THIS my pets is my favourite quote...

"They generally withhold strong emotion and do not like to waste time, as they see it, with what they consider irrational social rituals"

Irrational social rituals.. like.. I don't know.. birthday parties? I hate those fucking things.

And while I have you here pets, if you enjoy strange teddy bears then take a look at Antonella's blog here. I even got one dedicated to me. So go, read, laugh and most of all.. be jealous (unless you also had one dedicated to you)

And, if you feel like taking the test yourself, click ----- < there.

That's all for now pets. The project is still moving forwards. We can't wait to unveil it to you. We just need to make sure it's complete first.


  1. Hi Sco!!!!! Eck tried to get me to do the same test last night, but it was 5.00 am here and "mr x" was online so I promised Eck I would do it today..we'll see then, I'm going to do it right now! :D
    (and yes, people, you, ScoMan's readers, should be jealous that I gave him a pet via my blog) :P

  2. I never did do that, ur being delusional again, The test I gave you was something like 'who's the man of ur dreams" and it was intended to be a joke >_à

  3. Why didn't you give me that test? It would have made for a much more interesting blog. Oh well.

  4. I'm a sucker for these things. Off I got to go see what I am!


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