Hello, I've posted here a couple times. I have INTJ moments, but I concluded that I primarily lean toward INFJ. ( Collapse )
I noticed that INTJ's extraverted sensing function is (like the INFJ) also inferior, so maybe you can help me to understand this experience I had recently (as it's shown to be a pattern in my life in various ways).
Here are my theories about why this happened (with me): I think I shut down in terms of processing external information when I become intimidated by my ability (or lack of) to interpret the information, in addition to not trusting my own judgments & perceptions. I believe that if I learn to stop being intimidated by information, trust myself through my own perceptions & increased confidence to be able to interpret the information, that I will be able to do so with more ease.
But then I started to wonder if it was related to mbti. Was this a result of inferior extraverted sensing? Or just that I have slow processing speed? I'm slower with interpreting information which is incomplete, implied, and where context is crucial (informal jokes & clever quips & such), but with these same people who are quick to interpret informal quips: I tend to lose them when I clearly & concisely make intellectual or philosophical observations.
What's going on, here?
Also, I have a hard time believing that INTJ's are inferior in extraverted sensing. I don't know if it's just an illusion that I'm perceiving, but you guys seem great with piecing together informal quips based on context (and even quickly realizing where it does & doesn't make sense), but you also seem good with intellectual or philosophical observations. At least, those of you here in this community (I've been surprised as of late to meet some judgmental, overly quick thinking INTJ's who come to some really off-base conclusions).
Some other ideas I've had about remedy-ing this for myself is: confidence in myself, trusting my perceptions, and being okay with taking it slow (as it's better to have a solid base in my perception rather than getting ahead of myself. I.e. a baby doesn't walk before it develops his/her muscles & bones properly).
I appreciate your thoughts, thanks.