Why do intjs get stereotyped as nerds? I hated the Matrix (I mean REALLY hated), never watched Star Trek, think George Lucus is a tool, dont play video games and drink straight whiskey. I chase girls, smoke cigarettes..shoot pool and have a mean anti-authority chip. Nerd has such a timid connotation attached to it....:steam:
I can only answer this by telling you the kinds of places I and other INTJs I know hang out:
- Educational establishments (primarily science, technology courses) - this could either be the really quiet student that sits at the back as already mentioned, or if they're slightly more confident, the student that's asking the lecturer really awkward questions.
- Online forums (mbti central, INTJ open etc)
- Work (generally the guy most people don't approach if they can help it, but normally the guy they do turn to if there's a problem that can't be solved).
- Gyms (although this isn't the first place you should look haha) - INTJs can be obsessed with fitness but this may be in the form of road running
- Book shops (try the sci-fi or computing section)
- Libraries (see above)
- Cinemas (latest sci-fi release or action thriller)
Quite right - agree with all of those....the road running comment is especially insightful. But I'm still intrigued to know....why do you particularly want to meet an INTJ, Cality? My desire for analysis is itching....
seems like an interesting thread. As an INTJ male, I indeed do a ton of road running mainly for meditation and fitness everyday. I like to read, but am always never actually reading AT the library since there are a ton of people around shuffling and muffling. They are usually at home, working, or just hanging out thinking about things. Most of us are in the hard sciences/engineering or lawyers or any discipline which requires high analytical ability.