So apparently I'm one of you guys. (Question included inside)
by, 09-09-2012 at 03:42 PM (85 Views)
There seems to be a small consensus that I'm an ENTJ instead of an INTJ in that above topic, so I figure I'd ask a small question: Do any ENTJs act introverted in the sense that you "recharge" when alone, like an introvert? After having read multiple ENTJ descriptions, it all seems fitting to myself except for enjoying being around people, and that criteria seems pretty important in being an E.
Am I alone here in being a loner? [COLOR=#d3d3d3][SIZE=1](No pun intended)[/SIZE][/COLOR][/QUOTE]
Introversion is merely a personality influenced by a "subjective layer" not an "objective one". It has little to do with behaviour as Carl Jung defined, though statistics point towards introverts being less social on average. Well that is my 2cents over the likely origin of the stereotype. I try to explain it in this little comparison, hope it helps:
ENTP vs INTP
An extrovert will merely start to intuit the deluge of possibilities irrespective of whether an objective criteria for analysis has set strongly. A lead Ne type will look through a lot more data since they aren't quick to cast a classification onto it. Thus they are more likely to entertain potentially unnecessary Ne data compared to their introverted counter part whose prone more to classify. However on the contrary the extrovert is less likely to have a lot of the ideas processed since their bias is towards perception.
With the introvert, the key difference is that they'll start with a set classification criteria that is much more strongly set. Therefore when gathering the deluge of possibilities, they are going to be a lot more rigid and far quicker to discard unnecessary pathways due to the classification being strongly set (thus a bit more closed-minded, quicker to judge). These guys won't have the greater patience to perceive unlike lead Ne, hence the subjective layer is strong in the personality. On the contrary the lead judger is will have a lot more thing processed and classified due to the natural orientation towards that.
ENTJ vs INTJ
With the Js the process is extremely similar. Except with the extrovert, their psyche will start by amassing a deluge of objective/externally justified logic. After the facts honed in, the interpretation begins and thats where the Ni/Ne difference emerge. With Ni being chaos internally, creating multiple path ways of understanding for given subject all based on "internal logic" which the psyche shuns due paradoxical ideas being held, the external evidence has to be employed to control the chaos making it easier to reach understanding. The extrovert (like the INTP) will not perceive enough due to their orientation towards classification thus equally they are a bit more close minded, quicker to judge.
The introvert will function here will function more like the (ENTP) being having a higher likelihood of entertaining large amounts of data before classification. These guys will look through a lot more chaos, Ni's "paradoxical" models of understanding before reaching classification. And similarly they are less likely to have more data classified in compared to their extroverted judger cousin (ENTJ). However similarly like the INTP, these guys are regarded as introverts due to the subjective layer influencing the personality.[/QUOTE]