Well, it wasn't the point of the thread, was it? You can feel free to voice your complaints in a different one; this thread was about why other types generally complain about INTs. But you sort of nicely twisted it around in order to drive the knife back in.My point was not just to show my frustration but to explain to other personality types, especially sensors, why we have a hard time with them.
There are other threads dedicated to what is frustrating about SPs or SJs or NFs, where that sort of response is more appropriate.
Are you better than anyone else? What makes you better? And why is your standard of "what is better" more valid than another human beings? This is what Ni is about: Realizing that standards are somewhat arbitrary and derived from the values of the person creating the standards, and thus more often than not "spun" to some degree. (Maybe answers to these questions would fit better in another thread; if the conversation does go that way, I'll move the posts and reorganize a bit, so we don't unnecessarily derail this one.)I don't believe in being politically correct and I don't believe that "everybody is equal" just because they happen to share some of the same genetic structure as myself.
I think when I was in my 20's and first learning how to deal with people, I did feel that way.Deep down, don't most INT's get tired of having to pretend to care about what others think, and that we are the anomalies and not the standard?
Things gradually changed for me, though, the more that I learned how to truly empathize with others and put myself in their shoes, and REALLY see things from their perspective (not just seeing things AS MYSELF from their perspective, but seeing them AS THEM from THEIR perspective -- that distinction is very important for real empathy to occur).
Oh, I agree with you there. We need to discriminate according to ability... but that is a far cry from saying we can broadly discriminate as one type being better than another simply as human beings go.What do you think would happen if the actual producers did just quit as in Atlas Shrugged? Don't you think our superiority might be more apparent to the rest? I don't believe in discrimination of most types but I do believe that discrimination based on ability should be practiced voraciously.
So I might want an INT for something involving vision, and seeing the potential flaws in a plan/vision, and getting distinctions correct.
But if I had to build the thing, I'd incorporate more STJ types; if I wanted to trouble-shoot, I might go more with STP types; if I wanted someone to maintain the system, I'd go more SJ types; if I wanted someone to convince others to buy into the system, I might go with more SFP types; if I wanted people to envision how the system might best help people and fit into life, I might go with NF types.
Who is "best" primarily depends on the desired goal. Hence, no type is truly "better" than another. Frankly, INTs suck when it comes to encouraging people, helping them work smoothly together, and building a unified front. Our strengths make us weak in that area.
Well... that was an assumed bias on your part, because the question was not tailored to consider only "logic and reason." Perhaps you should check out the other 2 or 3 threads covering why the other archetypes "suck" and how these threads were viewed by most of the other participants. (Maybe you weren't aware the other threads were around, so you saw this thread as a directed attack and responded defensively? That's what I'm perceiving now... <shrug>)If logic and rational thought were actually held to the regard they should be we wouldn't need to have a thread that asks us, "Top 3 reasons INT sucks?" Which in my eyes is really asking "Top 3 reasons that INT's don't get the respect they should."