self-confident and sometimes seen as arrogant - Yes
perfectionists - Definitely
may reject authority - What do you mean? I take their opinion into account just as much as anyone else's.
hard-working and reliable - Hard working definitely. Pretty reliable.
information gatherers - Yes
imaginative - I like to think so - an idea person anyway.
insightful - I think somewhat yes.
ambitious - Always have been
often spend a lot of time in their own minds - Absolutely
not emotionally demonstrative - With people I don't know well, this is true. With people I do know well, I believe this to be not true. Then again, I am counter preference on one facet in MBTI Step 2 - ENTHUSIASTIC Lively, energetic, seek spotlight vs.QUIET Calm, enjoy solitude, seek background
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They are "strong individualists who seek new angles or novel ways of looking at things."
They "enjoy coming to new understandings."
They are "insightful and mentally quick."
They "can be quite stubborn when information relayed to them by authorities contradicts what they believe."
They "are compelled to establish their own rules, boundaries, standards, and style."
They "set internal standards of achievement for themselves and often do well academically."
They "learn best when they can design their own approach."
They "use their conceptual strengths to understand and anticipate future needs."
They are "relentless reorganizers who are seldom satisfied with the way things are."
"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)
I only see arrogance when the INTJ feels cornered by an undefeatable argument.
The Justice Fighter
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"I trust what you are doing though…I just see it a little differently.
I don’t see it as you stepping away from the fire. I see it as the fire directing your course.
No matter how airy or earthy or watery you become... to many of us you will always be...a super nova."
"Behind these gates of seeming warmth sits, loosely chained, a fierce attack dog. Perhaps not crazy, but dangerous"
self-confident and sometimes seen as arrogant - yes
perfectionists - yes
may reject authority - yes, but only if they're idiots. I have no inherent problem with authority.
hard-working and reliable - yes on the first, but, on the second, I'm no ISTJ. I do what I want. When it comes to serious shit, though, my friends know I will go to any length.
information gatherers - yes
imaginative - yes, but I'm no Ne-user. Imagination for me isn't spontaneous playing around. It's more srs bsns.
insightful - yes
ambitious - yes
often spend a lot of time in their own minds - always
not emotionally demonstrative - it's hard to be. doesn't mean I can't be if the emotion is authentic, it just has to push me over a certain threshold. once i'm over that threshold, i can be very demonstrative, as the emotion is obviously strong.
For the 1st time I see Zarathustra being open about his personality.
Anyway regarding the highlighted part, maybe the OP was directing the question as to whether one is emotionally expressive when it comes to sharing emotions. (Maybe like with someone one loves.)