Q:What is the best way to show an INTJ how much you care for them?
Q:Can you name some fictional ISFPs?
I’m sorry, I don’t really know many. I’ll be sure to update this when I find some, though!
Q:Could you start a celebrity personality type section?
Also, just curious, what's the personality type of Anna Wintour, Beyonce, and Lady Gaga?
I will work on that JUST FOR YOU, anon :)
It will take me a while (I’m taking summer classes, and I’m typing lots of people). It’s funny, I was just looking at some of the websites that do celebrity typing like this one, so horrible, it made me shutter. A lot of it was just team cheering.
It’s a shame. Jung’s types are not “teams,” they are just archetypes. Jung took the time to look into those archetypes in depth.
He would just observe, for example, an ISTPs behavior, and seek to understand the underlying reasons for their behavior and discover the components of their perspective. His observations are just a type’s extraverted manifestation of their brain orientation.
He just organized it all. That’s all he did. He just took a bunch of information that was already there, and organized it.
Edit: Oops! Anna Wintour? I have no idea, prolly some sort of NT, Beyonce is an ESTJ and Gaga is an INTP.
Q:Something I'm noticing is that the ENTJ is often painted as the "villain" type in fiction, and after looking through many forums, I've found that a lot of people find ENTJs, especially female ENTJs, to be "crazy" and "unmanageable."
Why is this so? What makes the ENTJ more "villainous" than other types, and why are we painted as being so crazy? Many characters that other people type as ENTJs do not seem like ENTJs at all, but rather weaker versions of other types or people who are not fully developed and therefore not fully one type at all. Or, am I wrong, and am I set up to be a world dictator or something?
It’s even broader than just ENTJ (because INTJs get it too) it’s Ni dominants. Ni and Se are opposed and it’s like 10% Ni and 30% Se (the other 60% is the Ne Si opposition).
Really roughly and really generally, Ps tend to get into creative pursuits, which means a lot of SPs, because, like I mentioned above, they are about 30% of the population. So, you’ve got this “I’m an Se dominant and my inferior Ni is bad because it’s directly opposed and really malnourished and so I must squelch any presence of it so I don’t have to deal with it ever,” sort of attitude and that kind of universal struggle (the conflicting parts of us in conflict) is bound to show up somewhere in people’s creative works.
Along with Ni dominants being infrequent, there’s Te that’s a problem. There aren’t more F dominants than T dominants, but they are “louder”. Louder in that they get worked up about things. So the “Te is mean, obnoxious, rude, demanding, crazy, unmanageable, detached,” attitude is, again, manifested in people’s creative works.
And female, ENTJs? Society and Psychology (which pains me to no end) think that women are “Fs (specifically, Fe)” and men are “Ts (specifically Te).” You know, the “women are caring, socially oriented, concerned with the feelings of others,” etc, and “men are logical, rational, have activity oriented relationships,” thing.
Really, it’s just that Fs are those things and Ts are those things. So a girl who is a T, is seen as “contrary, unreasonable, unmanageable,” and things like that because they don’t follow, “F” type schemata, gender roles, display rules, etc. And then even more so, an ENTJ girl who has an inferior F function (Fi) is like “What the heck are these unspoken social rules and political correctness (Fe)?! I don’t understand. Why would I use veiled language (Fe)? That’s not useful or efficient (Te)! And why the heck do you want me to pause and assess the things I like, don’t like, value, believe in all the time (Fi)?! That’s not efficient or impartial at all (Te)!”
You get those weak characters you mentioned when you have a writer that thinks they understand that “type of person,” but they really don’t, so the character ends up being overall inconsistent.
The take home message is that ENTJ abundance is low enough for them to be misunderstood and sometimes even vilified, but fundamentally *distinct, because people recognize the type when they see it. The ENTJ’s functions are functions that are generally associated with males, so, a female ENTJ doesn’t fit the “woman” schemata, and gender roles because their brain functions under “male gender roles.”
*Distinct: Recognizably different in nature from something else of a similar type.
Q:Would you say a lot of INFP types are air signs in astrology? i feel like INFP personality types fall within numerous traits that air signs hold ( aquarius , libra , and gemini )
I had to do some google-ing because I’m not really familiar with astrology, but in reading about the air signs, the description fits the INFPs dominant functions, introverted feeling (Fi) and extraverted intuition (Ne).
Jung’s types are drawn from archetypes through out human existence. Whoever came up with these signs, noticed the archetypes too, but didn’t take the time to analyze them as deeply, thoroughly and objectively as Jung did, which would explain the overlaps and correlations.
Q:i dont know if you answered this but what type are you?
Q:So I've always thought I was an ENFP, however I just retested and got ENTP with with a strong, strong favor of T over F.
I relate more to the ENFP descriptions, but that doesn't explain why I'd test so strongly towards T.
Why is this?
I almost deleted this question because you should really just check the FAQs (please still check out this link even though I’m answering your question), but because you were interested in why, I decided to show your question mercy :P
It’s good to be interested in why things are the way they are. Not that many people are interested in why.
Well, if you are an ENFP, you could be testing towards T because you have a well developed tertiary T function, extraverted thinking (Te). ENTPs have a higher thinking function (obviously) but it is introverted thinking (Ti).
Remember that the inventories do not test for functions, they test for your preferences in each of the four dichotomies (E/I, N/S, T/F, J/P).
The more well developed you are, the more you can use all of your functions with ease, not just your dominant two. Perhaps in this case, you have been developing your tertiary extraverted thinking (Te).
Q:How common is ENFJ? Sometimes, I feel very alone and like no one else shares my values or goals. Is this typical?
PS- Thank you for answering everyone's questions! I absolutely love this blog, and my friends and I have loved figuring out what our types are.
It is very typical for iNtuitives, but more specifically, Ni dominants to feel alone. In the United States, the breakdown is roughly 75% S-type and 25% N-type. ENFJs are approximately 4% of the total population.
Only about 10% of the population is Ni (introverted iNtuition) dominant, while Se (extraverted sensation) dominants, Ni’s opposition, stand at about 33% of the population.
For comparison, Ne dominants are about 16% of the United states population and Si dominants are about 40%.
“Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.”
- Dr. Carl Gustav Jung
Q:Hi! I'm an ENFP, and a gal, and my mom's an INTJ, and we find it VERY difficult to get along with one another! Aren't these two types supposed to be golden together? What can I do to make things easier on our relationship? I don't wanna fight with my mom all the time!
If you find it very difficult to get along, then one or both of you are mistyped. The INTJ/ENFP relationship has such a famous reputation for being “perfect,” or as you said, “golden,” because the types’ functions and function placement are conducive to a healthy and relatively effortless relationship:
ENFP: Ne Fi Te Si
INTJ: Ni Te Fi Se
The perceiving functions (Ne/Ni, Si/Se respectively) are compliments, resulting in a positive dynamic relationship and the judging functions (Te/Fi) are the same, resulting in open and effective communication.
The friction in your relationship with your mother would suggest dissimilar and/or opposing functions.
The best way to make any relationship easier is to genuinely attempt effective communication and by extension, understanding.