Ever since I've gotten into typology this has been bugging me. I can relate very well to INTJs, and I've been called INTJ by several people. Others call me INFP. I finally got fed up with it enough to make a thread.
Reasoning behind INTJ-
-I do feel very deeply, but other people's emotional outbursts bother me. I can only really deal with or care about someone's emotions when I care about them to some extent or when I also care about what they are being emotional about. When I don't care I can come off as cold and uncaring. I have "helper" modes where I will get in a mood where I feel like helping someone, and I'll do it, whether it be with emotions or whatever.
-Incompetence really does anger me, in people and in objects.
-I was thinking that my development might have been screwed up. As a kid I went through a 4 and a half (approx) year period and stress and depression dealing with family issues and social issues, and perhaps I have been going through tertiary temptation (NiFi loop). My Te has been coming around in the past few months, overwhelmingly so, every day my Te is getting stronger. I think that this is because I've been more relaxed and in much better moods. I've noticed big differences in my Te and in my T side and scores in general over the past few months (when I've been truly at ease mentally and without stress or depression).
-I really can't relate to any of the issues that INFPs have that I've observed on this board, and I can't really relate to the profiles all that well.
-I've introspected and I'm pretty sure I use a good amount of Ni for understanding things. I've been thinking about this for a couple of months. What I've thought was an "Fi understanding" of things may very well be an "Ni understanding" of things.
I may have related to the inferior Te of the INFP because mine may have been suppressed, but nowadays I don't really see it as some sort of inferior for me.
Things that go against INTJ for me-
-I have a lot of empathy. I can focus on one person and know what they're feeling and know their mood. I work very well with emotions.
-I am in general interested in people and in helping them. I love to help people solve their problems and issues in their lives. I want to be a counselor or a mediator for a career. I love to get to know new people and to talk to them, to get their perspective on things and to give mine.
Opinions? I'll put down more stuff as I think of it...