Any NTs here in the activism field?
I'm curious because activism has been stereotypically linked to Feelers (or at least that's the general vibe I seem to get). Do you think NTs approach activism in a different way than Feelers?
As for me, I'm a hardcore INTP (even though I have INFP-ish tendencies/moments).
This is how I personally approach activism:
1. I'm not into sentimentality. To me, heartwarming or shocking rhetoric only goes so far. I throw myself in writing and academic initiatives in order to educate the public.
2. I'm a quarter gut instinct/emotions and three quarter hard nosed theory. There are always strong emotions that underlie my actions, but not without a sense of logical restrain and a very calculated, very logical way of doing things. I read up a lot on feminism, socialism, etc. I have to know everything and deconstruct every angle. As a consequence, it takes me a long time to come to a conclusion on an issue. On the plus side, when I believe in a cause, I am thoroughly convinced because I have analyzed almost every side.
3. I am solitary and independent in my work. I do connect with organizations but my tasks are always ones that entail me doing it alone (such as writing). I connect with other activists only when I need to, and mostly by e-mail.
Basically, as an NT, I approach activism clinically, just like everything else in my life.
My INTJ best friend is like me too, and another INTJ I know is also passionate about social issues --- so the notion that Thinkers are rarely activists is an unfounded one, eh?
(As I type this I am reminded of a series of correspondence by Einstein throughout his life, which touched on the politics and social issues around him. I could detect in those letters the same huge amount of passion which he had for academia)