Confessions of an INTJ

Experience filtered through 4 lenses.

Occupation

These thoughts occupy me, take up mental space.

Aspirations

Imagined lives of imaginary selves.

Abandon

Ultimately it is only ourselves we seek to escape from or reinvent. We cannot blame outside forces for our own natures. We have to address the root of our problems, ourselves.

Facebook

“The masked-ball period of the Internet is ending.”

Slogging to the “Ah-ha!” Moment

I’ve learned to be patient. Or maybe it’s just that I’ve learned to trust myself. My Need-for-closure Self (the J-type) has learned to let my intuitive self (the N-type) do her job. Intuitive Self knows that with enough pieces, the puzzle will come together; she’ll be able to connect the dots, to see the patterns. Need-for-closure Self has to suspend her need to know the parameters and constraints before starting

Cusp

Balancing on the precipice between here and there.

Correcting the Record

Distinguishing between accuracy and truth.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Untrusting, judgmental, or just easily bored?

Personality Tests

Seeing me clearly.

Concentration

As Anne (with an e) said, “If you only knew how much I thought to say, and didn’t.”

Babble

Shut up! I can’t hear myself think.

Sourdough Principle

It’s a start.

Generalist or Specialist

Surfing or diving?

On the Road

Running away from the ordinary.

Conversation

I talk to myself. I always have. The more I am alone, the more I talk to myself. And I’m alone a lot these days. This by-product of solitude is now a requisite for solitude. I talk to myself and I get damn irritable when someone interrupts. Don’t derail my train of thought. I need this time with myself. What do we talk about? We replay all the conversations of