So here I am drinking tea and thinking about my INTJ’ness.
I am drinking tea because it seems to me to be a kind of cure-all. The real cure-all for an INTJ however is not tea, it is getting things done. And the source of angst for an INTJ is, not surprisingly, the inverse.
After a rather extended period of ‘angsty inverseness’, I put the kettle on, washed all the dirty cups in the short time it took for the water to boil, found the list I made early this week and crossed off the things I’d done. I then made a cup of tea. 15 things on the list, four left. Not bad considering this list does not have a particular end date. Things feel better.
I can verify that the following statements match whatever strain of the INTJ I happen to have in relation to stress and stressful things.
“A large number of INTJ folks reported that they often felt a strong desire to clean when under stress”
“If they do not take a project to completion, they may set themselves up for frustration and depression resulting from too much self-criticism.”
“They become frustrated if they are too tightly controlled.”
There is also an excellent description of INTJ’s on Urban Semiotic
Personality Page gives a good general overview of INTJ’s they also, naturally, give overviews of the other types.
And because only 2% or so of the population happen to be INTJ’s the you can take the test (Jung/Myers-Briggs) along with a stack of other interesting personality tests over here at Similar Minds. But only after you’ve made yourself a cup of tea.