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This is a discussion on Social INTJs? within the INTJ Forum - The Scientists forums, part of the NT's Temperament Forum- The Intellects category; I was wondering if there are any INTJs that are more social or extroverted than the norm for the INTJ ...

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    Social INTJs?

    I was wondering if there are any INTJs that are more social or extroverted than the norm for the INTJ personality. I kind of think of the stereotypical INTJ as very withdrawn, but are any of you or have any of you been in contact with INTJs that can sometimes come across as extroverted in social situations? (When I say extroverted I mean more in the sense of being talkative and almost bubbly; I don't mean that they are being super personal or anything.)

    Thanks, please contribute any thoughts!
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I am quiet by nature and speak if there is something I know something about. I don't normally speak if I don't know someone though. I am better about that after my time with Toastmasters.
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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    I'm almost thoroughly disinterested in most social situations. I don't think I ever really come across as talkative or bubbly, though I've become increasingly adept at coming off as less introverted. In a social situation I have no issue with pretending to be interested in someone's issues with their girlfriend or cracking a few jokes/stealth insults.
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    ENTP - The Visionaries

    Several of my INTJ friends have seemed better at socializing than I am, just less inclined to. I'll jump into a group and say something stupid, and not understand why everyone just ran away. But my INTJ friend will come up and say to me, "Why did you do that? Don't you understand anything about people?" It's always hilarious. I think most INTJs can be quite popular if they become bold enough to leave the house - unlike INTPs, who tend to be clueless in social interaction.
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    INTJ - The Scientists


    Quote Originally Posted by devoid View Post
    Several of my INTJ friends have seemed better at socializing than I am, just less inclined to. I'll jump into a group and say something stupid, and not understand why everyone just ran away. But my INTJ friend will come up and say to me, "Why did you do that? Don't you understand anything about people?" It's always hilarious. I think most INTJs can be quite popular if they become bold enough to leave the house - unlike INTPs, who tend to be clueless in social interaction.
    I like to have a drink, my pool/snooker or darts game, the pub I go to in order to do these things. I don't come across as very talkative or bubbly but if I really want to, I can socialize quite well.
    I just choose to stay "in the back" and observe more often than not as that is how I learn about people and their interactions and thus, I learn to interact with them.



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    INTJ - The Scientists

    Yes, some intjs may seem extrovert and it is because they want to seem like they're extrovert. They also don't just talk and socialize for no apparent reason, they usually have an underlying motive for appearing extrovert, like finding answers to they're questions in an indirect way.

    And by stereotype nature of intj, we are really great speakers that choose not to most of the time.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I am very introverted when i am surrounded by retarded versions of human beings.
    It is much nicer and more interesting to be in the mind or text someone that is interesting than to feign interest in verbal feces being thrown around the room at random.
    When the topic begins to have some depth i will have some input based on what it is. If it is something i know then i may lead a group of people in conversation. If it is something i do not know then i will ask searching questions so as to learn as much as possible in the shortest time and then create my own input which sometimes may be out of context due to gap in knowledge however these mistakes are necessary to further learning no matter if they are painful at first. It works best with people that have a shred of patience and interest in sharing information to a beginner.
    Last edited by Cetanu; 06-24-2012 at 07:06 PM.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    In the right settings with the right people I can become very talkative, even flamboyant.

    But in a group of strangers or people with whom I'm uncomfortable I keep to myself. The problem here tends to be more with groups, I'm generally fine one-on-one unless I have no respect for the person I'm interacting with.

    Also, my job forces a rather high degree of extraversion upon me. There's no such thing as a reclusive nurse who won't talk to strangers.

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    INTP - The Thinkers

    I think that for a lot of INTJs, it's not that they don't like talking, it's that they don't like talking about stuff they're not interested in. The INTJs I know have a small number of different obsessions, and anything not related to those topics generally doesn't generate that great of a response. If it's something the INTJ is interested in, they go into Te mode and can talk forever.
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    INTJ - The Scientists

    I can be "bubbly" if I'm around people I know share some of my interests and sense of humor. If I can talk about something I like or I'm interested in I'll talk a person's ear off, so if I know that some people around me share similar interests I'm much more open to socialization.


 
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