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    Default Jack-of-all-trades/specialists related to P/J?

    I have met a new person in a group (friend of some friends).
    I saw him only one other time and I can't type him, but I am curious about what he said about specialization.

    So, he said that he hates specialization, and he considers the specialists very boring people, and if someone also he's a master of one, ma he doesn't know the main facts in politics, entertainment, "today news" and so on... he is a fuc*ing idiot.

    He's probably a jack of all trades (he changed some university degree and never finished one, he changed 4 works) and he seems to have a good but shallow general culture.

    So, I ask you, he's for sure a strong perceiver or maybe other functions are involved? Are perceivers often not specializers and dislike specializers?

    And you specializers here, are you all J?
    If you got "attacked" in that way, what your answer would be?
    Thanks.

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    more likely to be related to E-I
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    maybe EP related
    "Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
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    More likely related to ADHD.

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    I don't know. I'm naturally more of a jack of all trades than a specialist. I can do a wide variety of things pretty well, and get bored with focusing on just one thing. I also feel like I'm never going to be as good as the top people doing the one thing well, so I tend to spread myself out a bit.

    I'm a pretty strong P. I don't know that that's it, but I suspect it has a lot to do with it.
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    @FDG
    In my experience, the EJ people are focused in less area of interest than the IP I know.

    @INTP
    Yes, maybe the EP are probably the most jack of all trades, so the IJ the most specialists? Could be true.


    @nebbykoo

    To the extreme, yes. And it's difficult for me thinking a diagnosed adhd could be a J really.

    @Tallulah
    Exactly what I think.

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    I'm kind of between the two extremes. There aren't alot of things I do extremely well and I don't feel particularly well-rounded either. I feel like I've gotten the worst of both worlds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcontent View Post
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    Yes, maybe the EP are probably the most jack of all trades, so the IJ the most specialists? Could be true.
    ENTP.

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    Yup, major jack of all trades here... def a P. I can do all kinds of skilled things mediocrely, auto repair, carpentry, music, baking, cooking, drawing, etc, etc.

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    I'm more of a specialist. I like to really learn something and want to become a maestro at it. Then there are lots of things I can do in a half assed fashion.

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