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I work for the military and I've recently been deployed to the middle-east. Over the last 6 months I've had a complete change in personality, wheras before I was clearly an ENFP, I'm now much closer to an INTP.
This has it's ups and downs. A military environment isn't always the easiest for an ENFP to deal with, there's a lot of people without a sense of humor and a lot of the work is monotonous. Many people in the military find ENFPs to be annoying, and it leads to social problems that don't exist civilian-side. As an INTP I can definitely take care of things related to my job better, I'm an expert in almost everything I do in my job, and I've received much praise for this.
The major drawback is I've turned into a complete asshole at times. I also have lost all respect for the rank structure which has caused a lot of issues when my superiors demand some level of respect, that I often times don't think they've earned. I've been snapping and digging into people, no matter what their rank, for very small reasons.
I was wondering if any INTPs here could shed some light on ways of dealing with these sorts of issues, or have any advice in relation to balancing two mentalities. I don't want these personality patterns to continue after I get back, and I know it's harder to break an old mentality as preferred to a new one. Thanks for your thoughts, opinions, feedback et al.