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    Default Would an NT ever admit (s)he's of average intelligence?

    Every single self-proclaimed NT (and that could be the reason for this) claims that they're gifted/high IQ.

    Usually, I'd say "not all NTs claim that", but I haven't seen even ONE NT admit that they were merely of average intellect or below.

    "NTs are intrinsically superior" jokes (shitty ones) aside, have you ever heard of an intellectually humble NT?
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    Every single NT is most likely to have a high IQ, since our very cognative strengths lie in that test. Not many NT's would however say that a high IQ makes someone gifted. Nor that they are gifted.

    I'm smart sure, I know my strengths and know how to use them. But I also know I have weaknesses. My intelligence according to the IQ tests may be top percentile, but I've a lot of respect for people who, despite having a much lower IQ, still realize so much more than I do. And I would give the title gifted to those people instead of myself anytime.
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    The problem with some NTs is that they think their type of intelligence is superior to the intelligence of others. This creates a serious problem (with some, not all, I don't want to generalize). Typically they have high logical/mathematical intelligence, but so many seem to think that's all they need in life...that they don't need emotional intelligence, common sense...they think having their one particular type of intelligence puts them above everyone. It's almost comical if it weren't so ridiculously infuriating.

    Yeah, other types are supposed to say "oooh rationals are soooo smart" but not every NT will admit that they totally lack the abilities that other types have. The superiority complex is infuriating because an NT can be acting really stupid and childish and STILL THINK THEY'RE SO FUCKING INTELLIGENT. It's kind of mind boggling. I witnessed this a lot on INTJ forum. That place is like a dark corner of hell where many members seem to think because they understand engineering or physics that they also understand people, and you can't tell them otherwise. It's like, um, I'll admit I'm not any good at math and chemistry if you admit you're emotionally still in middle school.

    SORRY BECAUSE ALL NTs ARE NOT LIKE THAT. I've encountered many humble, mature, sensitive NTs who are great people.

    So...yeah...I think some NTs have a balanced view or perspective of themselves and others don't. Just like any other type, I guess.

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    What Marm said.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcockburn View Post
    Every single self-proclaimed NT (and that could be the reason for this) claims that they're gifted/high IQ.
    Usually, I'd say "not all NTs claim that", but I haven't seen even ONE NT admit that they were merely of average intellect or below.
    Actually, I was surprised to see a few NTs state this on another general typology forum I've been on. But I guess the fact that it was only a few + that I was surprised to see it only proves the point.

    People value their perceived strengths. If someone takes pride in their smarts, they won't be as apt to 'fess up to being just average.
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    I've known some NT's going (after some of their fellow NT's went off on some intellectual bend):

    'Ok great, so anyone wanna elaborate that for us more moderate intelligent people?'

    Does that count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    So...yeah...I think some NTs have a balanced view or perspective of themselves and others don't. Just like any other type, I guess.
    Indeed!

    Also OP, don't confuse self-depricating NT humor for serious intent, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    The problem with some NTs is that they think their type of intelligence is superior to the intelligence of others. This creates a serious problem (with some, not all, I don't want to generalize). Typically they have high logical/mathematical intelligence, but so many seem to think that's all they need in life...that they don't need emotional intelligence, common sense...they think having their one particular type of intelligence puts them above everyone. It's almost comical if it weren't so ridiculously infuriating.

    Yeah, other types are supposed to say "oooh rationals are soooo smart" but not every NT will admit that they totally lack the abilities that other types have. The superiority complex is infuriating because an NT can be acting really stupid and childish and STILL THINK THEY'RE SO FUCKING INTELLIGENT. It's kind of mind boggling. I witnessed this a lot on INTJ forum. That place is like a dark corner of hell where many members seem to think because they understand engineering or physics that they also understand people, and you can't tell them otherwise. It's like, um, I'll admit I'm not any good at math and chemistry if you admit you're emotionally still in middle school.

    SORRY BECAUSE ALL NTs ARE NOT LIKE THAT. I've encountered many humble, mature, sensitive NTs who are great people.

    So...yeah...I think some NTs have a balanced view or perspective of themselves and others don't. Just like any other type, I guess.
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    Was this that humor you were referring to, Fluffs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vala Faye View Post


    Was this that humor you were referring to, Fluffs?
    No, I meant aside from INTJ's. :P
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    hmmmm.... there have been some NTs on this forum who have admitted to having average intelligence, Those individuals seem to be pretty down to earth and well-rounded.

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