Sunday, May 05, 2013

The INTJ Personality and His Use of Silence as an Expression of Contempt

The INTJ personality type is one of the rarest and most interesting types – comprising only about 2% of the U.S. population (INTJ females are especially rare – just 0.8%), INTJs are often seen as highly intelligent and perplexingly mysterious. INTJ personalities radiate self-confidence, relying on their huge archive of knowledge spanning many different topics and areas. INTJs usually begin to develop that knowledge in early childhood (the “bookworm” nickname is quite common among INTJs) and keep on doing that later on in life.

In a subordinate position the INTJ personality will have no problems criticizing their manager’s statements if they believe the manager is intelligent enough to reconsider their position if proven wrong. Beware of a quiet INTJ during the brainstorming session – it is quite unlikely that they have nothing to say. The more likely explanation is that they do not respect you enough to bother airing their opinions.  

On October 29, 1991 I was terminated from my position as a paralegal at the law firm of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld by the firm's hiring partner.  At the termination meeting I said virtually nothing in response to the notice of termination or the various allegations lodged against me.  What do you think my silence signified?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Probably signified you're a massive wanker! Speak up, or forever hold your peace.
(I'm an INTJ type too....)