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    Default INTJ's vs. ISTJ's

    INTJ's, how do you consider yourself different from ISTJ's? I know you have Ni and they have Si and you are N and they are S but:

    (a) what do you notice about/within yourself that is different from ISTJ's?
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    (b) what would other people see in you that would be drastically different from what they might see in ISTJ's?
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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    And how do you think those differences would play out in, say, a work environment? (i.e., you have more foresight, but they are better at details, etc, etc.)
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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    yeah but everyone likes istjs better

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    Before I knew about typology and got to know myself, I think I tried to be like people I knew who were ISTJs/ESTJs. I was an accounting major and passed the CPA exam. There were certain things I just wasn't as good at though:
    - remembering facts and detailed specifics
    - being able to explain things in a detailed step by step way
    - being able to explain my thought process
    - remembering and applying rules and procedures
    - they were faster and more accurate at routine tasks

    Really, I think I felt I had a poor memory and was a bit defective but if I worked harder than them, I could achieve more, which largely worked.

    In earlier years (school), I found the INTJ gifts to not be as valuable - or at least I didn't recognize them as such. Creativity, navigating through ambiguity, ability to understand the picture and details and then set the direction - none of these things were particularly useful in school. After I got into the business world, I found that many of the aptitudes that I had were quite useful though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emectar View Post
    yeah but everyone likes istjs better

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    Why are you asking these questions? The questions seem too broad for me to answer, I might be able to help if I why you want to know the differences

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    Quote Originally Posted by highlander View Post
    Before I knew about typology and got to know myself, I think I tried to be like people I knew who were ISTJs/ESTJs. I was an accounting major and passed the CPA exam. There were certain things I just wasn't as good at though:
    - remembering facts and detailed specifics
    - being able to explain things in a detailed step by step way
    - being able to explain my thought process
    - remembering and applying rules and procedures
    - they were faster and more accurate at routine tasks

    Really, I think I felt I had a poor memory and was a bit defective but if I worked harder than them, I could achieve more, which largely worked.

    In earlier years (school), I found the INTJ gifts to not be as valuable - or at least I didn't recognize them as such. Creativity, navigating through ambiguity, ability to understand the picture and details and then set the direction - none of these things were particularly useful in school. After I got into the business world, I found that many of the aptitudes that I had were quite useful though.
    Great response. Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by 6.4 View Post
    Why are you asking these questions? The questions seem too broad for me to answer, I might be able to help if I why you want to know the differences
    Because I know a lot of INTJ's and also a lot of ISTJ's and I was wondering what the INTJ perspective was on ISTJ's.
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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