I went to the midnight showing of Inception last night. I had an epiphany, something that I couldn't deny this time. I was thinking about the description that INTJ's are given in terms of Myer-Briggs. The Scientist. I took this profession and analyzed it with the functions and I think this is an apt description. I think however that another great description for this thinking process is a Director. The director has an idea Ni, he then manipulates the environment around him to create the idea, Te. He takes the end result and decides to himself whether what he created was good, Fi, and if so then he allows it to go through the editing process ( I avoided Se because I'm not sure exactly how it applies). Inception is a great movie, and Christopher Nolan is one hell of a director.
After these thoughts I began thinking about the thinking processes that create the INTJ and how unlike some of the other functions this combination is very processed. Some functions like that of the INTP work simultaneously, while the INTJ is very, very orderly. Going from the first function then too the second. This is easily represented by the jobs recommended to you by having this function. I then came to a truth.
I was watching Inception. After the movie I had begun to analyze how I watched the movie. I analyzed like an INTJ would, I tried to absorb the idea of the movie and then watched the surroundings in order to adjust my immediate reaction to how the movie would end. As new people, concepts and objects were added, or shown I adjusted my idea. I found that half of the aspect of being INTJ is not too come up with your own idea and then use your surroundings create it, but too try and sync your idea into someone elses idea and see how they manipulate the surroundings in order to determine how they achieved the ending they did before it occurs. I found that I wasn't too far off with the very end of the movie. I was pretty tired so I couldn't scrutinize as well as I think I would have normally. I say all of this too tell you the epiphany, or release from denial. I am an INTJ. I tried denying it, but this occurrence with the movies is not only where I use the mentality, though I do this movies the most often.
Thanks for listening.