As an extension to the above, if you behave in an irrational manner or present continual arguments that make no sense, be prepared to at best become a running joke and at worst get the boot from our lives completely.
Irrationality cannot be tolerated and must be aggressively destroyed at all times.
This extends to the very metaphysical world, and a comprehensive philosophy that drives all life.
If I find new information or a new idea that is better than an existing one, or makes more sense, I will gladly discard entire portions of my “life system” in favor of the new one.
INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion “Does it work?
” to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms.
I don’t know how many times the debate has reached it’s natural conclusion and I tell the other person that I really believed what they thought the entire time, and was just taking the opposing view to have a debate.This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals …Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense.Do not take offense or believe that I was deliberately wasting your time (what, you don’t like to debate?!?), I was merely making sure that the idea was tested appropriately. I don’t understand your “human” emotions or your emotional needs.
This is probably a good summary of my thinking, and I could not agree more. You walk around riding highs and lows of your emotions, and discard logic or rationality out the window.