Not all thinkers are arrogant, they are for the most part strongly opinionated and confident and they don’t think of others feelings as much as feelers do. This is not a bad thing, it is just a trait. They believe the truth is more important than being tactful. There will always be a feeling aspect in some thinkers, and a thinking aspect in some feelers. Do you remember the percentage you tested of T and F? You might be testing almost half and half.
Also, this could be a matter of the questions in the test and the way you interpret them. I am a feeler, but I do use logic in a lot of situations. But in some situations, I don’t, my feelings get the best of me.
You can read the differences between thinkers and feelers, and if you strongly feel like you are one and not the other, then you probably are. You may just be interpreting the questions on the test differently.
Read this, I think it is quite good: http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/thinking-or-feeling.asp
Hope this helped you a little bit!
Words generally associated with Sensing and Intuition
All INTP’s use their HEART… Hard Equations And Rational Thinking.
Each type’s dark side is occasionally manifested in personality disorders. Personality disorders, of which there are ten main types, consist of a series of symptoms which make it difficult to get along smoothly with others and adapt to society. Behaviors of those with such disorders are frequently irritating to people around them. When you learn about the 16 MBTI types it should make sense that some types are more prone to certain personality disorders than other types.
And they seem to enjoy thinking out loud while I take notes on the actionable items.
Unfortunately, many INFJs struggle to find a consistent forum for self-expression. This can lead to a bottling of their emotions, which only serves to foment negative emotions, self-absorption and self-loathing. In other words, if INFJs fail to find a meaningful outlet…
There’s no avoiding it: We all occasionally get really stressed out. It’s a normal, typical, unavoidable part of life, because we all have times when the situation at hand exceeds our resources - either physically, mentally, or emotionally - for dealing with it.
And have you ever noticed how, when you’re really stressed out, that you’re just not yourself - in fact, that you’re almost the opposite of yourself? There’s a good reason for that! It’s because, under great stress, our personality types turn themselves inside out and “flip” into your opposite four letters - but usually not in the greatest way. So if you prefer Introversion and get really stressed out, you may flip into Extraversion - but in an exaggerated way, like blurting something out. Or if you prefer Extraversion, you may flip into Introversion - but in an exaggerated way, like completely withdrawing.
Below are descriptions of each type when they’re really stressed out. If you find yourself sounding like the “flip side” description for your type, then you know you’re right in the thick of being stressed out.
ISTJ and ISFJ: Under stress, become “The Dramatizer,” catastrophizing about what’s happening. Flip Side Motto: “EVERYTHING is a disaster!”
INTJ and INFJ: Under stress, become “The Indulger,” over-indulging in anything sensory, like eating, cleaning, or exercising. Flip Side Motto: “I need MORE!”
ISTP and INTP: Under stress, become “The Emoter,” being overly-sensitive and overly-emotional with people they’re close to. Flip Side Motto: “I need to express my FEELINGS!”
ISFP and INFP: Under stress, become “The Criticizer,” being negative about others and self. Flip Side Motto: “Everyone’s an IDIOT, including me!”
ESFP and ESTP: Under stress, become “The Exaggerator,” worrying about doom-and-gloom scenarios. Flip Side Motto: “Everything is going to go WRONG!”
ENFP and ENTP: Under stress, become “The Obsessor,” obsessing about facts and details. Flip Side Motto: “This ONE thing is absolutely important!”
ESTJ and ENTJ: Under stress, become “The Martyr,” feeling unloved and unappreciated. Flip Side Motto: “No one APPRECIATES me!”
ESFJ and ENFJ: Under stress, become “The Condemner,” being extremely critical and condemning of others and themselves. Flip Side Motto: “I am SO done with you!”
Written by Patrick L. Kerwin, MBTI® Master Practitioner