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    Default INTJ trapped in the body of an ISTJ?

    Lately I've been reading through many websites and posts on this forum to try to figure out whether I'm an ISTJ or INTJ. Based on what I've read, it seems to me like I act like an S but think and process like an N, but I'm not sure (and am not sure if this is even possible). Here's some of my traits for being an N or S:

    Arguments for INTJ:
    -Don't like to do something just because it is tradition to do it.
    -Process/remember an environment based on what I thought about something I noticed, not just based on pure observation. Example: If I'm spending Friday night with some friends and someone new arrives, I'll notice that he seems to have had a few drinks already and is trying to hit on this girl instead of the fact that he was wearing a blue shirt and khakis.
    -Along the same lines, am bad at noticing/remembering sensing-based facts (hair color, name, etc.)
    -Like to analyze (hence my continual analysis of which type I am), critique, problem-solve, and look beyond the bare facts.
    -Somewhat scattered in how I live (my room) and how I think
    -Am reliable, but only if others strongly expect me to be somewhere/to something (This one could possibly go either way).

    Arguments for ISTJ:
    -Don't like change for the sake of change
    -Respect and don't question authority/rules
    -Loyal and hard worker
    -Like to think practically instead of theoretically (most of the time)
    -Not creative
    -When I've found a way of doing something that works for me, I don't want to change it.

    I've taken multiple MBTI tests, however, as I am seeking a second opinion, I don't want to prejudice your opinions based on what these tests said. Let me know what you think.

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    This is very interesting....I can't help you though, because I don't know enough.
    I relate to some of the N things you mentioned. I'm pretty sure I'm an S though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Flak View Post
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    Why do you say that? I'm asking nicely.
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    It's Mizzz ST, thank you...

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    I get the feeling he's an ISTJ. This sounds a lot like me. What I mean is that I can identify with a lot of that. Of course, I'm using strictly scientific analysis....
    You can't spell "justice" without ISTJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bella View Post
    Why do you say that? I'm asking nicely.
    Speech, uncertainty with type.

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    Would you mind humoring me?

    Here are a couple of tests I like.
    This one is harder to skew because there's 3 choices for each question.
    Discordia Inc.
    This is a longer test which I think provides greater opportunity for accuracy.
    Humanmetrics

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    You sound very much like me. Most of your INTJ points apply, too. I vote ISTJ.
    Last edited by ArbiterDewey; 10-10-2008 at 01:10 PM. Reason: didn't mean to quote
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    --Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation"

    Nothing is worse than active ignorance.
    --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
    --Isaac Asimov

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    IMO, if you were an INTJ you wouldn't give much consideration to being an ISTJ. But I could see an ISTJ wondering if they were an INTJ. But that's just based on my experience.
    "You will always be fond of me. I represent to you all the sins you never had the courage to commit."

    Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office
    than to serve and obey them. - David Hume

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    Most likely ISTJ. Everyone uses all four of Intuition, Sensing, Feeling, Thinking all the time. The fact that you have some intuitive traits doesn't stop you from being an S.

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