Any advice on how to nudge an INTP out of this state?
It depends on the underlying psychiatric problem. Social anxiety may be a factor, and so the individual may seek treatment for that; but there may be no symptoms whatsoever. Some eccentrics are satisfied being the way they are and see no problem that needs to be solved, because they don't feel particularly lonely or anxious.
"I absorb energy like a sponge everywhere I go. It allows me to see the world and my purpose in it." Zak Bagans, Ghost Adventures (INFJ)
It's ridiculous how many voted for NTJs. I've met so many people who were probably NTPs (several at this very forum) and were themselves incredibly immature and closed-minded to others' opinions or arguments, so it really depends on the individual.
Sure there are close minded people of each type and whether or not people reject the information before really looking into it and judging it as it is depends on the issue and the persons past experiences(which dictate his reactions to it). And the idea of the topic is not to figure out which one is the close minded one and which is not..
But the thing is that NTJs are more prone to trying to judge things before they even fully grasp it or gather enough information about it to make any proper judgments on it. This leads to information not getting pass the filters and can cause closed mindedness. NTPs on the other hand are more perceptive for what is being said, but if it doesent sound right to Ti, it gets labeled as bullshit. So in order to convince an NTP about something true, you just need to make a proper argument for it, but to convince an NTJ about something that they dont see as true is next to impossible.
But if you take a religious fanatic of any type and try to convince him of his religion being wrong and total crap, you are being met with close mindedness. And if you take a weight on your hand and try to convince any type that it will fall if you let go and demonstrate it many times, only a fool wouldnt believe it..
"Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling."
— C.G. Jung
Ti is pretty damn closed, but so is Fi. Not sure which of these functions best pertains to the 'mind,' so I'll go out on a limb and say that the question is just balls to begin with (as though half the people in this thread haven't said pretty much the exact same thing).
I will say that overall, in most practical matters and practices, that NTJs have significantly less interests and hobbies compared to NTPs-- though they make up for it by just being really obsessed with the few they do have. NTJs are much less interested in trying new things than NTPs, and this is typically the measure that I gauge practical 'closed mindedness.' So my vote goes to the NTJs.
Um... ok I'm kinda new here and I don't quite know enough about mbti types to be considered anything above average knowledge.... but I voted ntj as they are ,according to profile, quicker to make desicions. If they are quicker to make predictions ,perhaps they haven't considered all options naturally making them more closed minded. I am an intp so perhaps my objectivity is compromised by the fact I want my type to be considered open minded. I will repost after I have studied up
Find the people who repeatedly post the following:
"You're definitely not type blah, blah, blah, blah" or "You're definitely type blah, blah, blah, blah" and perhaps a pattern will emerge. The use of the word "definitely" is a hint. Having said that, just because one person engages in that behavior doesn't mean it makes sense to generalize about the entire group based on those individuals.
On a side note: The logical spelling is closed-minded, not close-minded. But both are used. (Much to my chagrin.)