I don’t know if I’m ISFJ or INFJ and wow this sucks can’t I just be one or the other instead of stuck in the middle
*randomly reblogs* I’m between ISFJ and INFJ too :DD You just got to figure out whether you’re introverted intuition or sensing dominant and Ne or Se inferior. Which is easier said than done XD
The S/N dichotomy is something I run into on a daily basis while surfing through the MBTI community. It’s prominent especially in those who haven’t known about the theory for a very long time and haven’t delved that deeply into it yet. However, I still also see it in some older troupers, even those who have actually bothered to take their time and study the cognitive functions. Every single time this happens I feel like banging my head against a wall.
Considering all the damage Keirsey caused with his stereotyping, it’s almost understandable why so many people simply refuse to even think about the possibility of being a Sensor and end up mistyping themselves. It also partly explains why there’s an image printed into their minds that all Sensors are simple, a bit stupid and generally futile. Intuitives are often described as deep, creative and mysterious. Sensors are like working ants, without any imagination or understanding of deeper things. Intuitives are shown as special snowflakes, outcasts of the society and basically misunderstood geniuses. Who would want to be the loser and type as an S after that kind of bashing?
Perhaps the most insulting stereotype is attaching intelligence into types. MBTI is about how you take in information and process it. It does not define or redeem your abilities or talents, such as your intelligence or creativeness. There are some ridiculous assumptions circling around, like how ESFPs are all brainless ADHD cases who run around in a field of rainbows and puppies, or how all INTJS are mischievous masterminds who possess the IQ of 180. These are abilities and qualities not determined by your cognitive functions. I’ve met deep, complex and creative Sensors, and I’ve also come in contact with some very dull, ordinary, simple Intuitives. MBTI is a function theory, not a contest for the most special, precious personality of them all.
So please take your stereotypes and ”I had a 4.0 GPA in college and like to read Hemingway, I simply CAN’T be an S!” cries and kindly piss off. Thank you.