Well, it's definitely helped with understanding and acceptance of self. I allow myself the freedom to let my mind wander without beating myself up, for example. I've learned some, not a lot, of what turns people off by INTPs. Like it's more in the forefront of my mind to talk at social gatherings, whether I want to or not. I still think it sux. A guy where I work invited a few people over to his cousin's to watch the Mayweather-De La Hoya fight, which was cool to go hang but then Tuesday he mentions how his cousin ordered the UFC Rampage-Liddell fight. "We were going to call you but my cousin didn't think you enjoyed yourself the last time."
WTF! Do I have to pull up the transcript for the evening to do a comparitive word count? I'm sure I wasn't the quietest one there. And it's not that I ever want to watch Ultimate Fighting or spend every weekend out, I particularily hate the judging and assumptions of others. That was hardly the first time. After a dept lunch, one co-worker was telling me how others asked her, "Does Spartan ever speak?" Such an undeserved pejorative considering I wasn't feeling well and all they were doing was gossiping, anyway.
I've kinda got a better understanding of various types and letter combination and that's helped me of late. Earlier in the month they had a Myers-Briggs course at work. This was the first time I really understood the difference between S & N. S's tend to read things as they appear. I also realize I could be prone to making things overly complicated. So I know or at least can spot the times when I get upset or frustrated over what I feel is making needless explanations to something I feel is self explanatory. Then when the first question comes I can give more of an overview as opposed to sucking in my breath and thinking, "Are you really that (*%&)# stupid?"