My friend and I were were having a conversation earlier that provoked a half ass theory. I'm not sure if there are similar threads regarding this, or perhaps scientific research involving the cognitive functions that could give weight to the topic either way, but none the less, I thought I would mention it, in hopes of some feedback, and opinions.
INTJ's aren't exactly known for being artsy. This always bothered me in a way, after "diagnosing" myself as an INTJ, because I am very creative musically, and quite artistic. I play several musical instruments, as well as draw, paint, and write. Anything practically that falls into the category of an art form, I have dabbled with. Anyways, we all know an INTJ's ability to appreciate art, not so much on creating it. They can tell you what is considered perfection in a painting, or a piece of music. And they can also damn sure tell you what is wrong with it.
However, after having conversed with other fellow INTJ's, I have come to the conclusion that there are several other INTJ's out there who are also quite artistically inclined. That is what prompted me to start this thread.
Fact: Our emotions are introverted. We control them, do not like to display them outwardly, and are uncomfortable being around displays of outward affection or emotion.
Observation: A lot of INTJ's have a pronounced artistic streak to their personality.
Question: Could it be that because we do bury our emotions so deeply, and control them so much, that we subconsciously seek out a form of outward expression to release those emotions?
Art is an expression of emotion in my mind. I have cried over music, over art, over a good book, and a beautiful photo. It seems to me a way for the ever so introverted and emotionally retarded INTJ to positively express emotional "build up", via an outward form of art. (Example: Playing, or emoting in a sense, your feelings into the piece of music you just wrote on the guitar or piano.)
So could this be a subconscious desire? A subconscious need to release our highly controlled emotions?