A Myers-Briggs Post: You Are Not A Special Snowflake11:30 AM
I return to the land of Myers-Briggs with a rather harsh post and a fun title.
That's not to say everyone, or even most people think that way. It's just an observation I've made in my ridiculous number of hours perusing the internet.
So if INTJs are very intelligent and supervillain-y, most other people are idiots who don't understand logic. And if INFJs are quieter, and good at reading people, and more dreamy Feelers (and I've known INFJs who don't necessarily fit this mold), everyone else is harsh and loud and constantly misunderstanding. Introverts are best because introverts are quiet and listen and would rather be in bed with a book. Extroverts are best because extroverts know how to talk to people and are friendly and are, also, just misunderstood.
Everyone is misunderstood.
Everyone is a special snowflake.
Which means, essentially, no one is.
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I very much dislike the implication that any one type is better or more special than the other, even if you aren't necessarily thinking that in your head. (I'm picking on INxJs because they're the ones I see this happen with most often, but that's not to say I'm picking on any individuals. This could be said for pretty much any type, definitely including my own because we're a bunch of overconfident losers sometimes.)
So I'll be my harsh Thinker self, and say it again.
You are not special because of your type.
Yes, there are some types that are rarer than others. There are types where it's rarer to be that type if you're a certain gender. All these are true things. But you know what your type is, in the end?
It's a set of four letters that help identify how you work and function. It's a way of understanding your personality traits.
(I'm not getting into cognitive functions and all that because (a it's unnecessarily complicated and (b I don't entirely understand it so I'm not going to try and risk being horrifically ignorant and wrong.)
That's it. That's all it is. It doesn't make you better than anyone else. Yes, INTJs are very often intellectually intelligent. That doesn't make them any better than anyone else, or necessarily any smarter, because there are many different types of intelligence. Yes, ESTPs are quick-thinking and clever and don't usually suffer from self-confidence issues. That doesn't make us any better than anyone else. ENFPs are wicked good at dealing with people. That doesn't make them any better than anyone else.
You know what does make you special? It's not your type.
So let's just leave the whole type superiority thing out of it and be our own awesome selves in whatever we're good at.