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    Doesn't Read Your Posts Haight's Avatar
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    Default Top Three Reasons For Why INTs Suck

    Give your top three reasons for why it does, or would, suck to be an INT.


    My three reasons:

    1/ There aren't enough of us. Hence, the feeling of "not fitting in" or "being an outcast" carries a heavy burden through our entire lives.

    2/ Over-thinking and under-doing is a major source of conflict.

    3/ Our genius is severely underrated by the society at large.


    (I'm glad I limited myself. I could probably come up with a thousand reasons if I thought about it long enough. I guess this is an example of reason #2.)
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    1. Being misunderstood.
    2. Being misunderstood.
    3. Have I mentioned how I hate being misunderstood?

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    Really.

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    INTx women have few role models.

    INTxs are viewed as wild-hairs and treated as such, although they provide the technical backbone for corporate enterprises.

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    Who rises in the morning, looks in the mirror and says, "I think I will do something stupid today?" -- James Hollis
    If people never did silly things nothing intelligent would ever get done. -- Ludwig Wittgenstein
    Whaling is illegal in Oklahoma.

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    1. Can't do something just to be nice or just to fit in or just to get it done -- it always has to be LOGICAL at some level. (@#@&^!!!)

    2. Over-thinking, under-doing. (More an INTP thing, but still...)

    3. Constantly needing to critique/improve something, rather than easily enjoying it.


    Many more exist... MANY more.
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    1) For every good theory that NTs seem to come up with, you have to wade through hundreds of crack brains ideas and concepts. This gets progressively irritating for myself, for others and in groups.

    2) Arrogance. I never realised how annoying it was before.

    3) Some real social issues... for myself, for others and in groups.

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    Definitely over-thinking and under-doing. My lack of follow through is one of my greatest liabilities.

    Being a misunderstood minority ... without having minority status. For us, being different is often seen as being wrong.

    Lack of smooth people skills to network and bring our ideas to light.

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    I think ENTJs and ENTPs might feel the same way and might even be perceived as weirder than the INTPs and INTJs, because their off-the-wall ideas are expressed openly, which leads to alienation.

    But anyway:

    1. People think I have an inflated ego.
    2. People think I have my head stuck up my ass and don't know how to have fun.
    3. I get fired from jobs and expelled from schools for expressing my alternative perspectives on things.

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    1. Overthinking/approaching everything in life as a problem to solve
    2. Thinking that other people overthink/that others think the same way
    3. Tendency towards poor social skills (which some overcome)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uberfuhrer View Post
    I get fired from jobs and expelled from schools for expressing my alternative perspectives on things.
    The alternative ... for me ... is to bottle up my alternative perspectives inside until I explode by either acting out (i.e. absenteeism, sneaking out of work to drink, hacking, sabotage, etc.), or just leave when I've had enough. I'm not sure which way is better. At least you resolve your issue quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nighthawk View Post
    The alternative ... for me ... is to bottle up my alternative perspectives inside until I explode by either acting out (i.e. absenteeism, sneaking out of work to drink, hacking, sabotage, etc.), or just leave when I've had enough. I'm not sure which way is better. At least you resolve your issue quickly.
    Hmmm...I actually bottle up anger and then lash out (Hulk style). Needless to say, that has also gotten me fired or at least written up...though my jobs were as a crewmember at McDonald's and a stock boy at JCPenney's. Still, at Penney's, I had to bring down heavy merchandise down and load up the cars of cranky old people -- who routinely cursed me out. Eventually, though, I couldn't hold my desires to lash out in.

    And absenteeism isn't a very easy way to keep your job either!

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