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    • August 17, 2020 6:48:58 PM PDT
    • For Pete's sake, I've never had more trouble trying to post and work with a website than this one. I may soon give up.

    • August 17, 2020 6:48:26 PM PDT
    • For Pete's sake, I've never had more trouble trying to post and work with a website than this one. I may soon give up.

    • August 17, 2020 6:46:43 PM PDT
    • I find being in the least common personality type is a good explanation for why people so rarely understand what I'm saying, or just outright ignore me.... for longer than I want to admit I've assumed I was just dumb, and although that's always a possibility I understand that for INFJ it's often the case that our very intuitive minds move a lot faster than others', and that's why they so often don't understand. Or my favorite experience...when I say something it's like no one has spoken, but 5 minutes later sometime else says the exact same thing and it's returned with great enthusiasm. Anyone else?

    • August 17, 2020 6:46:39 PM PDT
    • I find being in the least common personality type is a good explanation for why people so rarely understand what I'm saying, or just outright ignore me.... for longer than I want to admit I've assumed I was just dumb, and although that's always a possibility I understand that for INFJ it's often the case that our very intuitive minds move a lot faster than others', and that's why they so often don't understand. Or my favorite experience...when I say something it's like no one has spoken, but 5 minutes later sometime else says the exact same thing and it's returned with great enthusiasm. Anyone else?

    • February 16, 2020 10:15:50 PM PST
    • Being an Australian, I am thoroughly enjoying the critical mass of exchanges here! The fact that there are enough people to weigh in and have an opinion (based on experience) on this very topic is novel. With such a small population we don't seem to have the numbers here to build a conversation around what I understand to be that rarest of types.....the INTJ female. Of course I could just be being true to type, and have been ignoring what is going on in the social world out there! If and when someone organises a gathering of NTs in this country, I will definitely make an effort to attend!

    • September 4, 2019 1:12:41 AM PDT
    • I think the greatest challenge each INTJ faces (regardless of gender) is the delicate balance between giving a damn about what others think about us and having any kind of social interaction at all. I guess we naturally tend to not give that damn, but it can lead to a surprisingly rapid total social isolation, something we don't really enjoy. But for a lot of us is still better than giving a damn. This is a vicious circle which makes us even more cynical about any social interaction and at the same time even more depressed as we lose hope about finding anyone who's worthy of a talk :)

      PS: I repeatedly used "we" and "us" still I'm aware that it could only be "me" and "I". Just to avoid misunderstandings and getting off-topic.

    • August 2, 2019 7:10:11 AM PDT
    • I think that being an NT woman is hard, in that you don't fit the mold. Most women are feelers, and only 30ish percent of people are Intuitives. So, you often don’t provide people what they are expecting! You aren’t as emotional as most women are, and you aren’t interested in surface, shallow conversation. That can be disorienting to those expecting something different.

    • July 3, 2019 9:33:32 PM PDT
    • The grass is always greener on the other side. It would be impossible for us to be anyone other than who we are, not harder or easier.

      I need to find me a INT woman (I dont think the P or J will matter much).

    • October 27, 2018 1:34:22 PM PDT
    • @Saityshell
      Haha, nice explanation of an INTJ there. We're like Ents from LOTR....if theres anything worth saying, it takes a long time.....or for an INTJ, if we're into all the stuff we're into, we've invested a lot of time into it all, so we're intensely into it. I've been told by quite a few NF girlfriends that I'm intimidating, but they like it because they accept that I read more (so they say).
      As for extinguishing your fire to make theirs appear brighter...as an INTJ, I'm just going to Intensely extinguish a fire with my intense water....but only if necessary, 'cause my fire is quite bright enough, thank you. :P :P

    • October 25, 2018 9:57:32 PM PDT
    • I honestly dont care if I intimidate a man, I wont tone it down for anyone. If they find me intimidating, I'm done. I want someone who will keep up. I enjoy being an INTJ. Yes I am intense, but I am also awesome. I'm fine being by myself, I can be happy that way, so I refuse to minimize my intensity so as not to scare someone off. The person who deserves to stand next to me does not want to extinguish my fire to make theirs appear brighter.

    • October 25, 2018 9:57:25 PM PDT
    • I honestly dont care if I intimidate a man, I wont tone it down for anyone. If they find me intimidating, I'm done. I want someone who will keep up. I enjoy being an INTJ. Yes I am intense, but I am also awesome. I'm fine being by myself, I can be happy that way, so I refuse to minimize my intensity so as not to scare someone off. The person who deserves to stand next to me does not want to extinguish my fire to make theirs appear brighter.

    • October 25, 2018 6:38:08 PM PDT
    • So afraid

    • October 23, 2018 8:17:26 PM PDT
    • Haha, that's why I said "charming Sheldon", to add to his personality the charming aspect of an INTJ. ;) Glad that Bernadette is spot on, but does that mean everyone is afraid of you in the workplace? "she sounds sexy when she's angry" ~Howard Wolowitz

    • October 23, 2018 6:44:22 PM PDT
    • I don't find Sheldon charming just over the top and annoying. But the Bernadette is spot on.

    • October 23, 2018 5:17:08 PM PDT
    • So, basically, if Bernadette (adorably mean) & a charming Sheldon (charmingly blunt) had a baby.....

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    • October 23, 2018 1:26:26 PM PDT
    • Its definitely harder to be an INTJ female and I'm a black INTJ female.Black unicorns. People don't know what to do with me or how to take me. Im adorably mean and charmingly blunt, if thats even a thing. And it doesn't help that I'm 4'10 and people like to pat me on the head for being cute. But when I open my mouth and actually speak they are shocked because they don't come across women like me everyday. I find it more amusing than offensive.

    • August 10, 2020 7:10:48 AM PDT
    • What?

    • September 3, 2019 11:44:45 PM PDT
    • I'm replying to the original post because unfortunately, I didn't have time to read all the responses.

      @TooGeek2bChic I agree with you about the dire situation and I'm mainly concerned with another meteorite collision. It will probably not fully end us, but the consequences will be devastating.

      On the other hand, long-range space travel (or space-time travel, if you wish) is something that looks not achievable very soon unless we discover something revolutionary, and it could be something which is not directly related.

      So, in my imagination, here come the two next important stages of our evolution (can we still call it evolution when self-imposed?) and these two things are in my opinion inevitable, I'm just not sure which one would happen first but I guess I got the order right;

      - a global program to improve our genome in different aspects, to make us more intelligent, more healthy, less damaging to the environment and each other > this will help us to achieve the "one global administration" we badly need.

      - a global connection of our brains on a pre communication level. > this will turn us into one single, very powerful hive mind.

      I think these two will happen much sooner than practical interstellar travel becomes possible and they will eventually help us achieve that goal which is to spread the blessing/curse of humankind around the known universe.

      There is another possibility that someone mentioned which involves other dimensions/universes and I haven't been able to see enough nonfictional work about it but a possibility is something that can surprise us anytime and drastically change the course of events.

    • August 29, 2019 4:10:35 PM PDT
    • Honestly I'm surprised that so many still believe that we ever went to the moon but I certainly do not wish to have a debate on the matter because people don't change their mind on such a matter based upon a debate but only upon diligently looking into both sides of the matter for themselves.

      It is interesting that NASA representatives are on camera stating: when we figure out how to safely pass through the Van Allen radiation belt we can go to the moon, mars, and beyond. Odd seeing how we've already done it so many times before. But of course as has also been said: We destroyed that technology and it's a painful process to build it back up.

      We're going to Mars though. Yeah right

      Nixon said: The American won't believe anything until they've seen it on television. In other words, the American people WILL believe anything they see on television. They feed you lies and you gobble it up like it has to be true because you saw it on television.

    • March 4, 2020 6:40:29 PM PST
    • Can I join it please? The ENTP forum is dead.

    • March 1, 2020 9:03:42 PM PST
    • Not exactly hopping in here, but I love how the INTJ forum has far and away the most posts.

    • April 23, 2019 12:07:35 AM PDT
    • Two system admins are talking. "Are you crazy?" one asks. "You set your dog's name as your password?" "Why" the other asks. "what's wrong with H4!b5at+kWls-8yh4Guq ?"

    • December 20, 2018 6:50:29 AM PST
    • An INTJ joke off, now I've seen everything.