...will he s*ck so badly later in life?
Or better yet, is there a difference in the development of those INTPs who learned MBTI to those who don't?
This is something I'm contemplating lately.
I know around 3 INTPs.
One is charming. Two of them s*cks big time. They suck so badly, it made me feel so bad about my archetype. Only the charming one knows MBTI to a certain extent, but not to the point where I think he understands fully what the body of theory means.
I was thinking about it. INTPs eventually realize sometime later in their lives (usually at their quarter-life crisis) that something's wrong with their status quo, and without a body of framework to explain their situation (MBTI), I don't think they have a lot of things going for them.
For example, one of those two sucky INTPs I know have a ruthless sarcasm. So just for the fun of things, I started talking to her in her own sarcastic language (I'm practicing political correctness over the past few years, after realizing how offending Ti can be to some people). It took less than a minute for her to get so pissed off.
I mean, it's just simple logic for me. Don't talk in a language that can offend you if someone used to you it in return.
MBTI taught me a lot in adapting to various archetypes. Not that I take it as a perfect theory, but as a primary framework for understanding people, it boosted my transformation, and actually, for the first time, I'm actually comfortable with added extroversion that I've developed.
Those two that I know that sinks in their introversion, it's making them more miserble. Not that I want to present MBTI so that they have a stepping stone in understanding people. Not that it's easy to understand to begin with.
It's like a part of the INTP psyche where clinging to one's intellect is so important because there are no other things to cling to. At least there are others who learn to gain versatility by significantly developing their auxiliary processes. Sort of flexing one's character. But is this attainable without a working idea, such as MBTI, as a reference point?