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    Default INTJs: best brain stormers?

    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.

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    - 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?

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    No. I would say I'm actually pretty phenomenal at coming up with a number of worthwhile, creative, interesting ideas.

    My dad is an INTJ but I think his skill is coming up with structured tight knit ideas that he can implement.

    INTJs I think are pretty one tracked in their ideas and brain storming IMO. They are more schemers and plotters than brain stormers. I would say ENTPs and INTPs take the crown in coming up with plausible, logical, creative ideas.

    This is obviously assuming a moderately high to high level of intelligence of course.
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    I'm not INTJ (INFJ) but I'm good at "brain storming" in my field too (and in life, lol). It's something I love doing.

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    I can't brainstorm.

    My ideas hit immediately, suddenly, and they demand there be no compromising.

    Naturally, anyone who tells me to 'brainstorm' gets very frustrated with me.
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    no.
    the most open minded, hands down are the INxJs
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    Dunno if they're the best. But I think NTs make some of the best brainstormers and NTJs keep the NTP brainstorming from gravitating towards batman. Whether or not that's a good thing is probably not for me to decide.

    On a more serious note, I think INTJs are good at focusing on critical paths and identifying which things are essential to those paths and which aren't. They're good at radically eliminating superfluity. I've rarely found them to be creative, though. And (to me) creativity is a pretty crucial element in good brainstorming.

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    I love brainstorming. I can be pretty damn good at it if I want to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AvereX View Post
    no.
    the most open minded, hands down are the INxJs
    Hahah, you're joking right? INTJ. Open minded. (Ni, Te) you couldn't create a more closed circuit if you tried.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aimahn View Post
    Hahah, you're joking right? INTJ. Open minded. (Ni, Te) you couldn't create a more closed circuit if you tried.
    lol
    the most open-minded - yes
    not the most flexible
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    I think brainstorming takes on many different guises: refining ideas, creating associations, generating entirely new ideas, etc.
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