User Tag List

Results 1 to 8 of 8

  1. #1

    Default IxTx... help me narrow it down!

    I show up on MBTI-type assessments as INTJ, or ISTP, or even ISTJ, and the uncertainty is slowly driving me nuts. I'm definitely an IxTx, but apparently there's something going on with my preference for Intuition or Sensing AND my preference for Judging or Perceiving.

    - I like to joke that I'm the most unobservant visually-oriented person you'll ever meet. I can spot a typo or a mismatched dye lot at twenty paces, but don't expect me to notice your new haircut. And don't ask me "Did you see what she was wearing?!" because I didn't see the "her" in question, let alone notice her outfit.

    - I am excellent at logistics, but the absolute worst at making plans. Need someone to organize a project with lots of details and fiddly pieces? On it. I'll get you checklists and schedules and updates on progress, no problem. I cook professionally for a living, and you want me for offsite catering jobs because I can visualize my way through the entire event, and I'll bring the fish spatula and piping bag tips no-one remembered to add to the pack-out list. Need me to RSVP for something a year ahead? I'll be over here, breaking out in a cold sweat. It's NEXT YEAR. I have no idea what I'm doing next month. (You're lucky if I know what I'm doing next week.)

    - My filing cabinet is a model of organization, my important papers are in my safety deposit box at the bank, and I have a will and a power of attorney. But my desk drawers are filled with detritus, and my housekeeping is indifferent, at best.

    Going through all my possible types:

    INTP: I have never tested as an INTP. The type description doesn't really resonate with me, either.

    ISTJ: I test once in a blue moon as an ISTJ. I can kind of see why: lots of the test questions can be applied to work settings, and at work, I'm diligent, responsible, organized, and have a strong sense of duty. This does not necessarily hold true, however, for my behavior outside of work. Also, the emphasis on tradition and family doesn't resonate at all.

    INTJ: Perhaps it's a function of poorly-written descriptions, but the part of the INTJ profile that mentions abstract concepts and big ideas tends to leave me cold. Yes, I can have a heavy-duty conversation about philosophy with you, and acquit myself decently while doing so, but I'm going to resent the hell out of you for making me do it. Also, I have a lot of INTJ friends, and while I get along with them very well, I can't shake the feeling of "Yes, we're similar, but we're not quite the same."

    ISTP: This is the type description I identify with more closely than any other. It gets at my taste for concrete, hands-on work and my desire for autonomy... but what's this about performing poorly in school and not liking to read? Also, skydiving? No, thank you!

    Thoughts? Suggestions? Advice?

  2. #2
    failure to thrive AphroditeGoneAwry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    INfj
    Enneagram
    451 sx/so
    Socionics
    ENFj Ni
    Posts
    5,651

    Default

    likely istj. no istp would write that stuff, and you say you aren't quite an intj, though you *could* be an intj with a different enneatype than typical intjs....making you the same, yet different.
    Ni/Ti/Fe/Si
    4w5 5w4 1w9
    ~Torah observant, Christ inspired~
    Life Path 11

    The more one loves God, the more it is that having nothing in the world means everything, and the less one loves God, the more it is that having everything in the world means nothing.

    Do not resist an evil person, but to him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer also the other. ~Matthew 5:39

    songofmary.wordpress.com


  3. #3

    Default

    Hmm. Still can't see myself in the ISTJ description - everything about personal relationships pretty much sounds wrong - but I guess I could be an oddball INTJ?

  4. #4
    failure to thrive AphroditeGoneAwry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    INfj
    Enneagram
    451 sx/so
    Socionics
    ENFj Ni
    Posts
    5,651

    Default

    Exactly!

    I'm an oddball infj.

    What do you think your enneatype is?
    Ni/Ti/Fe/Si
    4w5 5w4 1w9
    ~Torah observant, Christ inspired~
    Life Path 11

    The more one loves God, the more it is that having nothing in the world means everything, and the less one loves God, the more it is that having everything in the world means nothing.

    Do not resist an evil person, but to him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer also the other. ~Matthew 5:39

    songofmary.wordpress.com


  5. #5

    Default

    I have absolutely no idea. Let me run some tests, and I'll get back to you.

  6. #6

    Default

    Enneagram Type 8, apparently.

  7. #7
    failure to thrive AphroditeGoneAwry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    MBTI
    INfj
    Enneagram
    451 sx/so
    Socionics
    ENFj Ni
    Posts
    5,651

    Default

    ahh. that might explain it!
    Ni/Ti/Fe/Si
    4w5 5w4 1w9
    ~Torah observant, Christ inspired~
    Life Path 11

    The more one loves God, the more it is that having nothing in the world means everything, and the less one loves God, the more it is that having everything in the world means nothing.

    Do not resist an evil person, but to him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer also the other. ~Matthew 5:39

    songofmary.wordpress.com


  8. #8

    Default

    I'm not terribly familiar with Enneagrams... guess I have tonight's bedtime reading covered!
    Likes AphroditeGoneAwry liked this post

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 38
    Last Post: 08-05-2015, 11:02 PM
  2. Questioning My Type (If Someone Will Help Me Question It)
    By BlackDog in forum What's my Type?
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: 05-02-2014, 06:09 PM
  3. Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-04-2013, 11:30 PM
  4. I had a crazy dream can someone help me interpret it?
    By pinkgraffiti in forum Philosophy and Spirituality
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 09-03-2012, 06:48 AM
  5. Help me narrow down my type
    By Idioteque in forum What's my Type?
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 04-14-2010, 09:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO