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    The word "awareness" by its very nature should make one think of perception. Therefore "self-awareness" has to do with introverted perception. The four IxxJ types are the most self aware. I'd also assert though that feeling aids both interpersonal and intrapersonal skills, so I'd say IxFJ's are slightly more self-aware than IxTJ's (but only slightly). Likewise ExTP's are the least self aware type, but at the same time the most insightful in regard to their external environment.

    In regard to INTJ's I'd say what makes them unique in this area is that they are incredibly self-aware while being very clueless about what makes other people tick. The INTJ makes complete sense to themself, but they might not understand their place in the world, because most other people don't make sense.
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    For a large part of my life I have been very focused on figuring myself out. I still feel like I have aways to go, but studying personality type is a big help.

    I would agree that not having a strong F hurts self awareness. Sometimes something will provoke a strong negative reaction and I am not sure why. Sometimes I can work out later what caused the reaction, and sometimes I can't. Other parts of myself awareness, the things I can figure out at an intuitive level, are pretty good. I still have an intuitive feeling that I have lots go in this area though.

    I am also not so great at awareness in terms of social interaction, but I don't know if I would call that self awareness or not.

    I think some types are more complicated and harder to understand than others. That includes both self awareness and understanding by others. I am a complicated person, but I think being a rare type is only part of the puzzle.

    I think rare types sometimes have a harder time figuring themselves out because well meaning people give them advice that is wrong for them. Basic things like what activities are fun, what relaxes you, what makes you happy. A lot of self examination is used up just to straighten out all this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I'm an INTJ and I've been described by people close to me (yeah, I'm still INTJ!) as the least self-aware person they know.
    Social absent-mindedness doesn't apply.

    We can be somewhat disconnected as Js go.
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    Taken from personalitypage.com

    To onlookers, the ENFP may seem directionless and without purpose, but ENFPs are actually quite consistent, in that they have a strong sense of values which they live with throughout their lives. Everything that they do must be in line with their values. An ENFP needs to feel that they are living their lives as their true Self, walking in step with what they believe is right. They see meaning in everything, and are on a continuous quest to adapt their lives and values to achieve inner peace. They're constantly aware and somewhat fearful of losing touch with themselves. Since emotional excitement is usually an important part of the ENFP's life, and because they are focused on keeping "centered", the ENFP is usually an intense individual, with highly evolved values.

    However, once an ENFP has learned to balance their need to be true to themselves with their need for acceptance, they excel at bringing out the best in others, and are typically well-liked. They have an exceptional ability to intuitively understand a person after a very short period of time, and use their intuition and flexibility to relate to others on their own level.
    Self-awareness is intimately tied to knowing oneself both emotionally and *realistically*

    Those types that are prone to value keeping true to themselves will inevitably be more self-aware.
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    Well, I know when I have to go to the bathroom. That's being self-aware, is it not?

    I'm interested in improving my competence in a number of areas. But most of the time, I'm too timid to assert myself, so fantasies build up inside. I overload internally, an INxJ trait. And other times, I become paranoid, phobic, and lethargic, a stressed ENxP trait. (My Ne and Ni are both well-developed.)

    There are times where I can understand myself quite vividly, but other times, I just muddle myself into more confusion and run around in circles.

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    Those who frequently engage in intrapersonal communication will most likely be the most self-aware.

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    No other ENFPs have entered this discussion yet, but I think that, generally speaking, intra and interpersonal communication is something we do often and well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ilah View Post

    I think rare types sometimes have a harder time figuring themselves out because well meaning people give them advice that is wrong for them. Basic things like what activities are fun, what relaxes you, what makes you happy. A lot of self examination is used up just to straighten out all this.

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    Interesting point--perhaps the INTJ's interest in their own type has to do with 1. wanting analysis and answers and 2. being a rarer type for whom conventional advice doesn't necessarily apply. They are interested in understanding themselves but have to search farther for that understanding because the world doesn't readily supply it.
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    The results are skewed... I search "INTJ" a lot...

    Sorry about that, I'll quit.



    Actually, I've had people tell me that I 'know myself' pretty well, but it wasn't until I started delving into the MBTI that I actually understood it. I knew that I'd react certain ways, but I didn't know why.

    Plus... INTJ's are the SYSTEMS BUILDERS who 'want people to make sense', right? What better way to organize the very thing that confuses us to death than to categorize them by types? It puts the rational into the inrrational in my world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    In regard to INTJ's I'd say what makes them unique in this area is that they are incredibly self-aware while being very clueless about what makes other people tick. The INTJ makes complete sense to themself, but they might not understand their place in the world, because most other people don't make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollyowens View Post
    They are interested in understanding themselves but have to search farther for that understanding because the world doesn't readily supply it.
    So wouldn't that then mean that they are relatively lacking in the self-awareness department?

    Self-awareness, i.e. knowing one's self hasn't a thing to do with the external world's perceptions of, and preoccupations with people.
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