A colleague of mine came up to me today, and asked if he could get some ideas from me for a project he's doing for his masters course in computer science. I told him: you've come to the right person (I know I must annoy my colleagues when I make these kinds of statements in the middle of the office, but I know it's the truth). He explained the problem, and sure enough, I gave him an idea which he loved and is going to use.
I find that I'm able to think of at least three or four alternative solutions to any problem on the spot (given that it's a topic I can relate to). I'm sure that this is an ability that is shared by other INTJs.
- Are you an INTJ and are you able to do this kind of thing?
- Have you worked with other INTJs and do you find they are good for generating ideas?
- Do you think that INTJs are over-rated in this respect, and do you think there are other types better at brain-storming?