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    Angry NT in SJ family?

    I am the only NT (though sometimes I seem NF) in my family. Not only in my immediate family, but counting all the descendants of my grandmother's siblings as well. My mother is ENFJ and there are some SPs and one INFJ that have joined the family by marriage, but the SJ dominance is extreme. I'm really drowning in SJs sometimes! Anybody else feel the same way?
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    Same thing here. My mother's an ESFJ, my father's an ISTJ, and a lot of my extended family are SJs as well, although I do know a one of them is NFJ. Yeah, it does get a bit annoying at times.
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    Most of my relatives are NTs and SPs. A very few are SJs. Therefore literally I am not drowning in SJs.

    My father is an ESTJ. So am I drowning in SJs metaphorically?

    Sometimes I feel that way. However considering the fact that my mother is a ESFP 7w6 and my sister is a ESTP 6w5 I am glad to have a strong SJ in my family.

    My grandmother is an ISTJ. Now that's a type that I wouldn't want to be influenced by. Doesn't have the positive outlook on life the ESTJs seem to have and extremely negative they are I've noticed.

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    Apart from my mother (INFJ), the entirety of my family is mostly SJs and SPs. I don't see any of them beyond close family very often though, but it can be a nuisance when I do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Bubble View Post
    Apart from my mother (INFJ), the entirety of my family is mostly SJs and SPs. I don't see any of them beyond close family very often though, but it can be a nuisance when I do.
    I don't mind SPs as much as I mind SJs; my best friend is ISFP, and one of the two extended family members that it's possible to talk to is ESTP. But living in an SJ world is like being a goldfish in a herring school
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riva View Post
    My grandmother is an ISTJ. Now that's a type that I wouldn't want to be influenced by. Doesn't have the positive outlook on life the ESTJs seem to have and extremely negative they are I've noticed.
    ISTJs as a concept is just plain creepy, but the only ISTJ I know well is actually tolerable (she is my aunt). ESTJs freak me out more, as a matter of fact, because they are so loud about everything that they mean and I disagree with, whether it's politics, religion or boring stuff like taking out the trash (an SJ in my family held a looooooooong lecture about that once - so funny.)
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    I'm the only N in my family so, processing differences. xD Well, it's debatable if my mom is ENFJ or ESFJ, I take her for an ESFJ with very developed ne. But on the surface, she can come across as N. She shows signs of higher si and her N mode does have a ne-ness to it. My sister is ISFP, not SJ though, but she's debated being ISFJ, I guess that makes my dad the only definite SJ (ISTJ).

    My family is great, but I would say that I see the world a bit differently... well my dad is extremely introverted as am I so we can connect in that area and he's a nice guy, just very set in his routine. I get along well with my sister but we are very different people. My mom can be a fun person, but she also is scared of not having control.
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