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Aries Negative Traits: 7 Worst Qualities of Aries

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Aries is one of the coolest zodiac signs. They are bold, heroic, exciting and energetic. People count on Aries for their unflappable optimism and spiritedness. They are endowed with strong leadership qualities that other people admire and respect. But for all their great qualities, much like the other 11 zodiac signs, they also have their negative aspects. Here are 7 negative traits of the Aries zodiac sign. Continue reading

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    The Dark Side of the INFJ Personality

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    Each MBTI type features a positive and negative side of its expression. When it comes to the INFJ, this darker side can seem especially unsettling for loved ones accustomed to their gentle and compassionate nature. Here is a list of aspects about the INFJ dark side. Continue reading

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    The Hypocrisy of Each MBTI Type

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    The hypocrisy of each Myers Briggs Type:

    INFJ: Whines about the difficulties of extreme empathy. In reality, a bit smug while spending perhaps 10% of their time actually engaging people.

    INTJ: Projects aura of extreme depth and decisiveness. Secretly an obsessive fangirl/boy.

    ESTJ/ENTJ: “I get more shit done than anybody.” Actually: intimidates ISF types to do the majority of their grunt work.

    ENTP: Takes logical shortcuts to jump to conclusions without fact checking

    ENFJ: Almost always running a secret agenda

    ESFJ: See ENFJ.

    INTP: Can’t handle other people’s emotions because they’re secretly preoccupied with finding their own

    INFP: Extremely tolerant…until they aren’t anymore. Then, they’ll violate every value they have to make their point.

    ENFP: Constantly encouraging others to stretch, when they themselves have areas they stubbornly refuse to change

    ESFP/ISFP: pretty on the level, actually

    ESTP: Can dish it out but can’t take it well

    ISTP: Scoffing at everyone else’s superstitious biases while blind to their own

    ISTJ: What you see is what you get, pretty much.

    ISFJ: Expecting others to be reliable/predictable (while excusing their own occasional wild hair)

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    Why You’re A Bad Person Based On MBTI Type

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    Regardless what Myers Briggs type you are, you have your good qualities and your bad. There are no saints among you (although ENFJ might beg to differ). Here is a look at what is likely to make you a “bad” person based on your MBTI personality type. Continue reading

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    Crimes of the MBTI Types

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    Here is the type of miscreant legal violation most befitting of each MBTI personality. Continue reading

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    How Psychotic Each Zodiac Sign Is (Ranked From Least to Most)

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    People suffering from psychosis can usually fault their own life circumstances. However, there’s no denying the zodiac creates certain personality traits that lend to more extreme behavior. All of the signs have a dark side. The difference lies in the way each one reacts. Some are more prone to psychotic behavior than others. Some are absolutely terrifying to be around during times of crisis. To see where your sign falls on the scale, read on: Continue reading

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    The Worst Enemy of Each MBTI Type

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    Here is a an account of what the worst enemy for each Myers Briggs type probably looks like.


    The arch nemesis of the INFJ is the toxic family member, friend or loved one who has a foothold on INFJ’s heart and knows how to manipulate them well. INFJs may be prime targets for sociopaths who sense their empathy. Narcissists and sociopathic types can charismatically weasel their way into INFJ’s life, earning their trust only to exploit or betray them later on. Continue reading

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    The Dark Side of INTP

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    At their best and psychologically healthiest, the INTP person is a principled, polite and easy-to-get-along-with individual. Their inferior Fe may only manifest as social awkwardness and shyness that obscures their sensitive, loving nature which can be childlike in it’s purity.

    Unfortunately, INTPs also have a darker side that can apparently manifest under toxic circumstances. Nihilism and antipathy are among the attitudes that can emerge and turn the INTP from a loveable nerd with awkward charm to a dangerous malcontent who despises everyone.

    INTP Animus Unchained

    Normally quiet and reserved, the INTP personality tries to keep their emotions under control. Their rational minds often filter out and downplay the relevance of feelings in their decision making process. INTPs place truth and accuracy at the top of their hierarchy of values and so subjective feelings and emotional input will therefore be subordinate to that.

    However, when under stress or when having their patience pushed to the limit by irritating individuals, their repressed and maybe subconscious emotional impulses can break through to the surface. The INTP’s levee of rationality can burst and unleash a flood of emotionally charged expression that is uncharacteristic of them. All the negative emotion they’ve pent up can come rushing out in one fell swoop.

    INTPs can become termagantic and accost and complain about people’s incompetence, engaging in contentious disputes they would normally avoid just for the chance to stick it to someone they disagree with. With their inferior Fe, INTPs can sometimes take criticism very personally and feel singled out or victimized by others even when that may not be the actual case.

    INTP Logical Hubris

    Despite reasoning and critical thinking skills being their forte, INTPs can nonetheless exercise faulty logic when they are blind to their own subjective biases. Intellectual hubris or even a lack of interest can lead them to be dismissive of other people’s perspectives especially where people’s feelings are concerned.

    INTP can sometimes oversimplify and be overly reductive in their thinking causing them to reach false conclusions based only on theory and speculative presumptions. INTPs may on occasion take for granted that they have all the pieces to a puzzle when in fact there may be additional pieces they’ve overlooked or disregarded as unimportant.

    Unhealthy use of Ti in Ti-doms like INTP and ISTP can leave them unable to see the flaws in their own thinking and regard anything irrational as “useless”. They may treat others like lab rats just for testing the strength of their ideas in debate or as subjects of study in their analysis of human behavior.

    INTP Apathy and Self-Centeredness

    Unhealthy Ti can also appear as complete self-absorption with one’s own thoughts and interests while devaluing anything outside of that. Because of this, INTPs can be truly oblivious to what other people feel is important and offend them with their apparent lack of interest or concern. Under normal conditions, this can be innocent and unintentional on the INTP’s part, but when spiteful of someone, it can be very obvious how unworthy of their time INTP believes them to be.

    INTP may only speak to people when they are spoken to and even then may show no interest in holding a conversation unless they can segue into a topic that they are actually interested in. When they start unloading all the information and insights they have they can sound like know-it-alls and be a little harsh and condescending with people who’ve said something incorrect about a topic in which they are well versed. INTPs may show a lack of awareness or regard for the ego-bruising affect their demeaning tone can have on people especially those who are insecure about their intellect or sensitive to criticism.

    INTP Ti-Si Loop

    When INTPs neglect their extraverted functions, namely their tertiary Ne, they can slip into an introverted loop that is deprived of fresh perspective. They may get stuck in a perpetual analysis of past events over and over again. They can start to stagnate and become like hermits unable or unwilling to leave their intellectual comfort zones and expose themselves to new things or try alternative possibilities.

    When this happens, INTPs can really stunt themselves mulling over things continually without seeking external input or new experiences. They may convince themselves all the answers and solutions can be found in their minds and just end up stuck in a limited and self validating pattern of thinking that doesn’t get them very far.

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    The MBTI Types As Super Villains

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    Villainy has many faces and forms. Some are maniacal like the Joker or calculating like Lex Luthor. Here is the type of diabolical super villain each Myers Briggs type is likely to be.


    The INFJ villain is the tragic character who, due to an extremely unfortunate and traumatic set of events, has their view of humanity deeply corrupted. They’ve come to demonize a population they view as being a menace to another population they are sympathetic to. They no longer see those people as human beings but as devils whose existence stands in the way of realizing their plans for a more perfect world. In their warped minds, their cause is noble and necessary which makes them even more scary.


    The INFP villain is a another unfortunate soul who was likely twisted by their cruel and unlucky lot in life. They endured more pain and loss than anyone should bear and now they follow a philosophy of despair and retribution. They are basically insane but those who know their history may feel they can be helped and reformed. At the heart of their rage is an idealist who has given up. A good person who succumbed to the dark side.


    The INTJ villain is the one who is purely motivated by grand scientific ambitions and doesn’t really give a rat’s ass about who gets harmed in the process. They are not out to kill anyone per se, but the nature of their plans inevitably comes at a high human cost. For the normal person, that would be grounds for scrapping such plans, but for the INTJ villain, it is hardly an issue. They view the populace as though they were ants and only value the ones who are useful to them.


    The INTP villain is dangerous because of their ability to operate anonymously and strike mysteriously leaving little if any trace of their presence. Their motives are nihilistic and seemingly random but only the most clever detectives will notice the patterns. The INTP villain enjoys toying with their pursuers and seeing them struggle to piece together the hidden clues they leave behind ever so thoughtfully.


    The ENTJ villain is the leader in the league of supervillains. They created the league in order to provide a network where villains can connect with other villains to pool resources and coordinate their plans more efficiently. ENTJ established a structured organization (like the united nations) whereby villains can conveniently broker deals, hold conferences and discuss business with other crooks around the world. ENTJ collects an annual membership fee which helps fund their diabolical projects.  


    The ENTP villain is the machiavellian mastermind who creates chaos and mayhem for their own amusement. They play by their own rules and the cleverness of their schemes make it difficult for detectives and superheroes alike to capture and bring them to justice. Their crimes are flamboyant and cheeky and they stay several steps ahead in the game of cat and mouse.


    The ENFJ villain operates like a mafia godfather. Their big picture schemes serve a higher purpose however misguided. They surround themselves with ‘yes’ men and obedient myrmidons who believe in them like a messiah. A code of honor and philosophy underscores the ENFJ criminal enterprise. There are things that they are unwilling to do, lines they refuse to cross. They respect boundaries but if theirs are crossed, then cold-blooded retaliation is in order,


    The ENFP super villain is complicated because they are essentially a good person on the wrong side of the tracks. They are more of an anti-hero like The Punisher and are out to fulfill a personal mission that only they feel is justified. They are fanatical and dangerous because they are prepared to die for their goal. They are motivated by vengeance, or selfish ambition fueled by a rogue philosophy of self-righteous purpose.


    The ISTJ villain is the one who owns a vast collection of historical objects and orchestrates well thought-out heists intended to extend their collection of rare and valuable artifacts. They are interested in raiding museums and historical sites. They operate from the shadows and rely on the services of high grade professional goons who are competent at what they do.


    The ESTJ villain is a strong schemer who maps out detailed and well thought out plans for accomplishing their ends. Whether they’re staging a bank robbery or a stealing a priceless painting from a museum with heavy security the ESTJ villain will use their knowledge of proven strategies for bypassing every obstacle they can expect as well as a few contingent possibilities that may catch them surprise. They are able to think laterally when they need to.


    The ISTP villain is the evil doer who works alone and is generally motivated by money and material gain. They are highly skilled and formidable on their own and may operate as a hitman for hire, high level thief or a serial killer. They are cold-blooded and stoic which makes them all the more intimidating as a villain.


    The ESTP villain is of the sociopathic variety of criminals who take what they want and are ruthless in the way they go about it. They are the crime boss, the kingpin who intimidates their flunkies with an iron fist and frightening temper. The ESTP villain demands complete loyalty and nothing less. Underlings who kiss their ass will be rewarded but those who are too competent and non deferential will be perceived as a threat to ESTP’s power and get targeted for elimination.


    The ISFP villain is an arrogant snob who believes their superior sense of taste entitles them to steal expensive objects because they are the only ones worthy of possessing them. As a villain, the ISFP is a high-brow criminal and an aficionado of rare and valuable things. They are likely to be world class art thieves and museum raiders.


    The ESFP villain is unpredictable, aggressive and temperamental. They are thrill seeking narcissists driven by greed and lust. The green eyed monster consumes them and they seek instant gratification. When they are unhappy, they become cruel and volatile toward the people around them. Their evil Fi makes them immune to other people’s feelings and their Te makes them want to control, dominate, and inflict pain on other people.


    The ISFJ villain is fueled by past hurt and internalized umbrage they refuse to let go of. They are tormented by the trauma that turned them into the warped and psychologically damaged person they’ve become. They are obsessed with making those responsible pay for what was done to them and may now want to inflict that pain on others. Their evil Fe allows them to fool people into trusting them until it’s too late.


    The ESFJ villain has a team upon which they rely for advice and counsel. They involve their underlings in the planning process but some of their flunkies may question and challenge their judgement and ability as leader. The ESFJ villain thinks they are great at what they do and are often blind to the brewing mutiny their backstabbing crew is plotting against them.

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    The Dark Side of Each Zodiac Sign

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    One of the great tragedies of 21st century astrology writing is that so much of it is feel-good writing, as if astrology is some sort of convoluted, perpetual compliment to humans simply because they were born. Okay, it’s not all that bad, but we often look to astrology for validation, forgetting that where there is light, there is shadow, and in that shadow, the worst hides in the dark. Thus, every sign has a dark side, because no trait always manifests in positive ways. Here’s a taste of each sign’s dark side: Continue reading

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    7 Major Weaknesses of the INFJ Personality

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    INFJs have a number of great qualities and strengths including their creativity, compassion, interpersonal insight and selfless devotion. But as with the other personality types, INFJs also carry a number of weaknesses and things that hold them back or compromise their self interests. Here is a list of the 7 major weaknesses of the INFJ personality type. Continue reading

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    Defense Mechanisms Each Zodiac Sign Is Likely To Use

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    Famous psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud introduced many ideas that have left an indelible mark on the world of psychology. Among them was the concept of the ego as being the center of our sense of self and identity. The ego, he believed, forms boundaries around itself separating what is and isn’t part of it’s self schema. When the ego is confronted with distressing feelings that threaten the self-concept, it employs defense mechanisms as a means of psychological protection against lowered self-esteem, depression, etc. Freud’s daughter Anna expanded on these ideas in her book “The Ego and the Mechanisms of Defence”.

    Here I present to you a frivolous union of pop psychology and astrology to assess the defense mechanism each zodiac sign is likely to employ according to me.


    Acting Out – Aries is a zodiac sign associated with impulsivity and intrepitude. It is also the first sign of the zodiac and as such is also viewed as the “baby”. Babies are immature, self-centered and temperamental – just like Aries. The Aries person is typically direct and confident but they also have a propensity for acting in immature ways when frustrated or emotional. When they are unable to articulate with words their anger or hurt, they may react in a physical way like punching walls, throwing objects or flipping tables.


    Social Comparison – Being a sign that is known for it’s affinity for wealth, status and sensual pleasure, Taurus no doubt takes a special interest in living the good life. Social comparison is a defense mechanism whereby a person compares themselves to someone less fortunate in order to boost their self esteem or feel better about their situation. A Taurus with an unhealthy preoccupation with status and maybe an inferiority complex might be inclined to reframe their circumstances relative to those who are worst off..


    Dissociation – Gemini is the sign of the twins which represent the sign’s highly dual nature. They can be coquettish going from hot to cold and switching perspective, mood and attitude without warning. Geminis are often accused of being two-faced and capricious. For this reason, it is possible that they may be guilty of dissociation, a defense mechanism whereby a person may disengage from themselves and slip into an alternate identity that is treated as a separate entity with a separate attitude.


    Displacement – Cancer is an emotional zodiac sign and as such, they have a penchant for absorbing other people’s negative energy or harboring that of  their own. They can build up negative feelings created in one bad relationship that carry over into their other relationships. For instance at work they may develop a lot of resentment they are unable to express towards a boss and at home that resentment may cause them to lash out in a disproportionate way over minor things.


    Rationalization – Being a proud sign who’s ego is resistant to any and all attacks on it’s bearing, Leos may be inclined to reframe disappointment and rejection in a way that allows them to save face. For instance, they may meet and fall in love with a person they genuinely thought to be incredible and perfect but after being dumped by said person may later reframe their notions of them as having been suspect all along. Or they may look for a satisfying excuse to justify why it happened as a means of mitigating their sorrow over the relationship’s closure.


    Repression – Virgo is associated with modesty and conservatism and they may be inclined to living a puritanical lifestyle. They are very judgemental and self-critical as well, in addition to being perfectionistic, anal and neurotic. Virgo is also the sign associated with the virgin which is to say that they try to hold themselves to a high, if not self-abnegating, standard. They may repress themselves for moral or religious reasons but also for health. Virgo is also associated with health and wellbeing and this may manifest in abstinence from an unhealthy diet.


    Reaction Formation – Libras are all about harmony and they strive to maintain balance in their relationships with all people in their lives. They are nice individuals who care about their social status, public image and standing with people. But Libras also get unhappy and angry and despite their charming and friendly facade, they may harbor some unglamorous and dark feelings. They would rather conceal that side of themselves from others and instead of expressing those negative sentiments, they may deliberately mask it with an overly positive attitude that belies what they really feel.


    Undoing – Scorpios are deeply passionate and sensitive despite their intense, forceful nature. They are capable of destructive rage during which they may say and do things to loved ones they will later regret not long afterwards. Following such episodes, they may try to overcompensate with desperate acts of sweetness to gain forgiveness or redemption in the eyes of those they hurt or wronged. In a fit of rage they may have lambasted another person’s intelligence only to later on say and do everything they can to nullify what they did and make amends..


    Compensation – This is where an individual compensates for an area in which they are deficient by over developing themselves in another area. Sagittarius is a sign that is noted for being good humored with an optimistic outlook. They are often talented, confident and athletic individuals who are competitive and take great pride in their abilities. They are typically very open minded and if they discover that they are inadequate in some area, they will likely find something else in which they can excel and earn acclaim.


    Compartmentalization – Capricorn is ruled by the planet Saturn which is associated with restriction, duty and structure. Capricorns are considered to be workaholics who are able to structure and regiment their lives to accomplish their ends. They are pragmatic and resourceful workaholics who will do what they must to achieve their ends. Sometimes their ambitions may supercede their moral rectitude and cause them to violate their own values. They might try to section-off that act as a special circumstance so as to avoid dealing with the cognitive dissonance and guilt it would create for them.


    Projection – Aquarians are supposed to be eccentric, unorthodox and inventive visionaries. As such they are likely to see things with a unique and unconventional perspective that may or may not be practical or realistic. They may develop some paranoid and neurotic tendencies and may sometimes take themselves too seriously and have difficulty coping with their inner demons. They might be prone to unwittingly projecting some of their fears and negative aspects of the personality onto others without realizing it.


    Denial – Pisces is ruled by neptune, the planet of illusion and fantasy. This is why the sign of Pisces is associated with escapism, fantasy and spiritual insight. It is a sign that is not always in touch with reality and often blinded by naive idealism. Pisces people are deeply sensitive and may have difficulty in coping with personal problems or confronting them honestly. Instead they may often choose to believe what they want to believe and pretend problems don’t exist or that they can resolve them in ways that are delusional and unrealistic.


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    Why Do INTPs Procrastinate?

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    [dropcap]T[/dropcap]ime management is a skill that some people are adept at. Such individuals tend to be prompt, organized and reliable in most aspects of their lives. They follow through on their commitments and adhere to schedules and plans. In the MBTI, these traits are characteristic of judging types such as INTJ, ISTJ, ESTJ, etc. Their structured and efficient approach to tasks, allow judgers to be highly productive and successful in both academic and occupational endeavors.

    INTPs, despite being vaunted as one of the most intelligent and creative personality types, carries a reputation for underachievement. According to data collected across multiple sources, INTPs come out as the 6th lowest-earning personality type on average and they have been rated by psychologists as being among the 3 types most likely to have trouble in school (Roberds-Baxter & Baxter, 1994). In a study of middle school students, INTPs were also found to have lower grades than would be expected based on aptitude scores.

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    INTP Problems With Procrastination

    So why do INTPs underperform? Are they just lazy? The reasons may vary, but INTP procrastination might be one of the greatest impediments to their own ambition. INTPs have an ‘all or nothing’ attitude and their strong interests often have a monopoly on their time and mental energy. Along with other perceiving types, INTPs can spend endless hours immersed in the things that interest them but when it comes to other responsibilities (boring, mundane, repetitive responsibilities they see little value in doing), they can’t seem to muster the motivation until it becomes a state of emergency.

    The notion that the INTP is smart but lazy likely stems from the way INTPs prioritize their time. They prefer to either tackle tedious tasks all at once or postpone them indefinitely. When it comes to deadlines, INTPs have a tendency to avoid taking action until they are mentally ready to stage an all out effort attempting to complete the mission in one fell swoop. Unfortunately, even if they manage to accomplish the objective, the quality of the end result may be less than what could have been achieved had they allowed themselves more time.

    INTPs would rather cook up an ingenious time-saving and labor-saving device, if they could,  to spare them the tedium of menial chore work. This ironically, would almost certainly require far more work and effort than if they were to just complete the simple task. This attitude is evidenced by a study in which INTPs were found to be the type most highly represented among “casual inventors” (people who indicated they spent approximately 40 hours a month working on their inventions). This, if nothing else, shows that INTPs do have the wherewithal to take their ideas and work to materialize them.

    How The INTP Brain Works

    INTJs like to put work before play and INTPs put play before work. When INTP is busy with their priorities, trash and dirty laundry will go ignored until they reach critical mass. INTPs have a high tolerance for disorder and disarray in their personal work environment and there are studies that have affirmed this. The INTP’s preoccupation with their thoughts and focus on abstraction makes their immediate environment nothing more than background noise.

    INTP attention to detail fluctuates from razor sharp to wantonly slipshod. Although INTPs are precise with language and reasoning, they are prone to making careless errors in regard to physical tasks including that of grammatical oversights. Additionally, INTPs become very distractible when doing tasks that are detail oriented. Their minds wander away from these activities to more mentally stimulating pastures until suddenly they realize they’ve poured too much milk into their cereal and the bowl runneth over.

    INTPs lack of organization and absentminded forgetfulness compromises their ability to fulfill responsibilities. Although organizational discipline can be learned, it’s a struggle for INTPs and however long they manage to sustain it, they will likely revert to their natural instincts. It’s like training a dog to walk on it’s hind legs. It could become quite good at it, but in the end they are anatomically better and more efficient when on all fours. Being overly organized probably comes at some cost to the INTP’s creative temperament but a healthy balance can certainly be achieved.

    INTP and ADHD

    On paper, the INTP personality looks a lot like a description of someone with ADHD, or more specifically ADD. According to WebMD, ADD is subset of ADHD without the hyperactivity/impulsivity component. Many symptoms of ADD coincide with descriptions of the INTP and “NPs” in general including their lack of focus on tasks that require extended time and effort. People with ADD are seen as often daydreaming and in their own world. They are inattentive and easily sidetracked.

    Symptoms of ADD:

    • Trouble paying attention (easily side-tracked)
    • Doesn’t like or avoids long mental tasks (such as homework)
    • Trouble staying on task during school, at home, or even at play
    • Disorganized and seems forgetful
    • Doesn’t appear to listen when directly spoken to
    • Doesn’t pay close attention to details
    • Loses things often
    • Makes careless mistakes
    • Struggles to follow through with instructions
    • Difficulty maintaining focus
    • Making careless mistakes; poor attention to detail
    • Complaints of being bored
    • Appearing unmotivated or apathetic
    • Being tired, sluggish or slow moving
    • Appearing “spacey” or preoccupied
    • A short attention span for regular, routine, everyday tasks (homework, chores, etc.)
    • Distractibility
    • Organization problems (like having a messy room, always running late, etc.)
    • Procrastination
    • Problems with follow-through
    • Poor impulse control (saying or doing something before thinking it through)

    The traits of ADD are more often found in introverts. ADHD by contrast exhibits a more fidgety and attention-seeking form of inattentiveness that is distinct from regular ADD. ADHD people are restless and children with it are often squirming, tapping, talking and behaving inappropriately with poor impulse control. A study found that children diagnosed with ADD were 72% introverted while children diagnosed with ADHD were 60% extraverted. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, ADHD symptoms in children include:

    • Fidget and squirm in their seats
    • Leave their seats in situations when staying seated is expected, such as in the classroom or in the office
    • Run or dash around or climb in situations where it is inappropriate or, in teens and adults, often feel restless
    • Be unable to play or engage in hobbies quietly
    • Be constantly in motion or “on the go,” or act as if “driven by a motor”
    • Talk nonstop
    • Blurt out an answer before a question has been completed, finish other people’s sentences, or speak without waiting for a turn in conversation
    • Have trouble waiting his or her turn
    • Interrupt or intrude on others, for example in conversations, games, or activities

    INTP Overthinking

    INTP critical thinking ability is probably unmatched by any other MBTI type. INTPs in their ability to assess things from many different angles and viewpoints may often suffer from “analysis paralysis”. Analysis paralysis is basically an inability to take any decisive course of action because of option overload. It just so happens that INTPs have the ability to assess a multitude of contingencies and possible pathways but the INTP may feel there is always a better one or they may foresee how each one could go wrong. This dilemma of the INTP thinking too much can manifest into neuroticism and INTP negative thinking that may become self-defeating.

    Many INTPs are absent-minded professors who would be content to while away their time pondering the mysteries of the universe like some lazy genius. INTPs have a busy thought life and they exhaustively obsess over problems, analyze ideas and arguments, and generate new ones of their own. The INTP thinking face is like a less menacing version of the INTJ death stare.

    They are “thinking machines” but it is hard for others to appreciate this as work because it all takes place discreetly in the INTP’s mind. There is often nothing to show for all the mental work INTP performs because for the most part, the act of creating concepts and understanding them is an end unto itself. The process of actually testing out those ideas in the real world is a whole other bag of tricks the INTP may prefer outsourcing to someone else.

    INTP and Organization

    INTP can deal with procrastination a number of ways. Even though INTPs are inherently disinterested in following a regimented lifestyle, this does not discount the fact that incorporating a more systematic approach and adopting disciplined habits can increase their productivity and efficiency. Sure, they may have to forego their bohemian lifestyle temporarily, but when it comes to getting things done, the utility of having organization skill is worth it.

    Many INTP need structure and there are various ways of helping the INTP get organized. For one, they can break down larger tasks into smaller bite sized goals and begin chipping away at them as soon as possible. They should work out a realistic schedule and make a serious effort to stick to it. Allot time for a focused work session interspersed with short breaks to allow the INTP brain to reset. Too much time spent doing one thing and the ol’ INTP brain fog will start to set in (either that or ADHD).

    Tips To Overcome INTP Procrastination:

      1. Don’t Catastrophize – A common reason why people procrastinate is because they fear the long and arduous drudgery associated with the task before them. They anticipate the misery they will endure and the pain it will supposedly cause them. This mindset generally exaggerates the actual situation. Get rid of the gloom and doom view and recognize that it’s probably not nearly as bad as you might make it out to be. Take it as a challenge and attack it with force.
      2. Focus On Why It Must Be Done – Remind yourself of the consequences of not doing the task sooner rather than later and assess what’s really at stake. You may be minimizing the necessity of the task and erroneously overlooking or undervaluing it’s importance. Think of the benefits of completing the task and how good it will feel to have it done and over with.
      3. Mark Your Calendar – Plan ahead and clear your schedule to set aside time specifically for that task. This allows you to prepare mentally in advance for productive work sessions.
      4. Chunk it – Break up large tasks into smaller manageable chunks. Doing things at the last minute puts unnecessary pressure on procrastinators. Give yourself sufficient time to whittle away at the task and focus on smaller portions at a time. This will save yourself a lot of time and stress and make the task easier to tackle.
      5. Optimize Your Environment – Don’t underestimate the power of a tidy work space. A cluttered work area makes for a cluttered mind, as they say. Even though INTPs are often too engrossed with other things to even notice the chaos and disorder around them, an orderly and clean work environment can have an anodyne effect on the mind and probably remove distractions that could disrupt focus.
      6. Forget Perfectionism – Sometimes, perfectionism is to blame for why people put things off longer than they should. Perfectionism can set too high a bar such that the possibility of not being able to reach it justifies not attempting to at all. It might be helpful to just throw those lofty expectations right out the window and give it your best. Just get it done and move on, there’s no need to torture yourself.
      7. Reward Yourself – Give yourself a little incentive to get started by treating yourself upon reaching significant milestones of progress. Or just promise yourself a reward at the end, you’ll definitely be more motivated to reach the finish line once you know there is a something good waiting for you.  

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    The Worst Fears of Each Myers Briggs Type

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    The only to thing to fear is fear itself… or so they say. Whether it’s creepy clowns or haunted houses everybody gets freaked out by something. Depending on the type of person you are, you may find some things scarier than others might. Here are some of the worst fears likely to terrify each Myers Briggs type.

    – INTP –
    worst fears

    1. Being doomed to a mediocre and insignificant existence
    2. Public speaking / public humiliation
    3. Discovering that they may actually be an idiot
    4. Sustaining severe brain damage or developing a neurological disorder like dementia or Parkinson’s disease
    5. Dying before they’ve achieved anything
    6. Being taken advantage of because they didn’t know something
    7. No internet
    8. Losing someone precious to them
    9. Losing their memory
    10. Failure and Rejection
    11. Getting locked into a commitment they can’t back out of
    12. Finding out that they’re actually more of a sappy feeler than a thinker
    13. Having perfect and complete knowledge of everything in the universe and having nothing worthwhile left to understand or figure out
    14. Being unable to create anything new because every possible thing that could be created already exists
    15. Dying and finding out God exists and realizing that the lame sensors were right
    16. Being reincarnated as a retarded person  or as an animal at the bottom of the food chain

    – ISTP –
    worst fears

    1. Losing their hands and feet and never being able to jag off or walk in the woods again
    2. Hands-off learning
    3. Being buried alive while fully paralyzed
    4. Being locked in a small empty room with nothing  to do
    5. Getting sentenced 25-to-life for a crime they didn’t commit
    6. Zombie apocalypse
    7. Getting their life savings stolen
    8. Being hunted and killed by a hired hitman
    9. Getting caught in a volcanic eruption while paragliding over mauna loa.
    10. Advanced calculus
    11. Being bound to a wheelchair
    12. Finding their gf/bf in bed with their best friend
    13. Dying from marijuana overdose
    14. Going into cardiac arrest while jagging off
    15. Living in a world with no video games or smart phones

    worst fears

    1. Being taken hostage or prisoner
    2. Being forced to kill someone they love
    3. Advanced calculus
    4. Losing all their money from their gambling habit
    5. Being hunted by the mob for a debt they owe
    6. Standing trial for anything
    7. Getting caught in a massive lie
    8. Losing their best friend
    9. Office jobs
    10. Having their work rejected and deemed worthless
    11. S.W.A.T. team storming their house while they’re jagging off
    12. Running out of gas in the middle of a Chi-raq neighborhood
    13. Finding out they are a direct descendant of Osama Bin Laden
    14. Upsetting someone they care about with their decisions

    – INFP –
    worst fears

    1. Being abandoned by someone precious to them
    2. Being homeless
    3. Dropping their phone in the toilet
    4. Being abducted and trafficked as a sex slave
    5. Spiders crawling into their mouth while they’re sleeping
    6. Living under a dictatorship where all books are banned
    7. Being joined at the hip to a twin who is ESFJ
    8. Planning a party. Two things they dislike: “planning” and “party”
    9. Having their bf/gf stolen by one of their parents
    10. Being forced into an arranged marriage
    11. Being forced to eat bear poo
    12. Becoming a spinster (or the male equivalent of that)
    13. Having to have their pet put down
    14. Having to live in the wild and kill animals for food
    15. Meeting their childhood hero and finding out they are nothing like what they imagined them to be (in a disappointing way)

    – INTJ –
    worst fears

    1. Intellectual humiliation and failure
    2. Losing their independence and having to rely on others to do everything for them
    3. Shitting their pants just seconds before reaching the bathroom
    4. Shitting themselves while fast asleep
    5. Being stranded on a dilapidated raft in the middle of the Indian ocean
    6. The biblical apocalypse
    7. Flunking their final exams or not graduating
    8. Being completely defeated by a problem they can’t solve
    9. Having to work for an incompetent boss-hole
    10. Being reincarnated as a cow or pig that is bred for slaughter
    11. Getting betrayed by someone they trusted or loved deeply
    12. Being spied on by the FBI or getting audited by the IRS
    13. Having their life’s work stolen or destroyed
    14. Having their reputation smeared by false allegations
    15. Payback from a disgruntled, bitter feeler they’ve offended (intentionally or unintentionally)

    – ISTJ –
    worst fears

    1. Failing to meet their responsibilities
    2. Being belittled and degraded in front of others
    3. Having to work in a disorderly environment
    4. Doing improv in front of a packed audience
    5. Having a two-headed baby
    6. Being humiliated by someone they admire and respect
    7. Professional failure
    8. Receiving no support or backing from their subordinates or friends + family
    9. Having their deeply held beliefs proven false
    10. Making a fatal error in judgement from overlooking a critical detail
    11. Having to come up with creative solutions instead of relying on proven methods
    12. Risky ventures
    13. Fear of the unknown

    – INFJ –
    worst fears

    1. Donald Trump becoming president
    2. Global warming
    3. Losing their credibility and having their reputation ruined
    4. Being exiled or ostracized
    5. Running into their ex and seeing them with a partner that is more attractive and more successful than them
    6. Having their vehicle break down in the middle of a crip neighborhood
    7. Catching a flesh-eating disease while vacationing in Machu Picchu or somewhere
    8. Unknowingly eating a dish at a restaurant that was made from human remains or something revolting
    9. Having no one come to their wedding or birthday party
    10. Getting mauled by a bear while taking the trash out at night
    11. WW3
    12. Their freaky secrets getting leaked to the public
    13. Having to flee home due to warfare and military invasion
    14. Seeking help in a medical emergency while in a foreign country where no one speaks their language

    worst fears

    1. Not being missed by colleagues after they leave a job or group
    2. Finding out God doesn’t exist and that life has no purpose
    3. Eternal damnation in Hell
    4. Dropping their wedding ring in the toilet
    5. Having their children confiscated by child protective services
    6. Becoming old and forgotten in a retirement home
    7. Having all their baby pictures and family photos destroyed in a fire
    8. Getting stood up on their wedding day
    9. Going bald or going gray
    10. Being responsible for someone else’s failure or death
    11. Getting cheated on
    12. Becoming obsolete or useless to others
    13. Bed bugs
    14. Their children running off to join ISIL

    worst fears

    1. Being ignored by everyone and seen as undesirable/unattractive
    2. Being castaway on a lonely island
    3. Losing their talent or personality
    4. Being a nun or priest
    5. Getting permanently disfigured by a botched surgery
    6. Becoming a has-been
    7. Being blacklisted professionally and socially
    8. identity fraud
    9. Getting upstaged by their adversaries
    10. Having no money
    11. Being trapped in a life of anonymity and redundancy
    12. Astrophysics

    worst fears

    1. Being humiliated and disgraced as a coward
    2. Being reigned in and controlled by someone
    3. Getting cucked by their spouse
    4. Never amounting to anything and being branded as a loser
    5. Getting into the ring with Mike Tyson
    6. Debating theoretical physics with Stephen Hawking
    7. Adversaries getting the best of them or having more success than them
    8. Being powerless to do anything or get anything done
    9. Being debilitated and physically handicapped
    10. Being made a fool of or taken advantage of
    11. Getting defeated and dominated by a competitor
    12. Missing out on big opportunities
    13. Having their insecurities exposed

    worst fears

    1. Repeal of the first amendment in the American constitution
    2. Getting crushed in a debate
    3. Losing their memory and having to relearn everything
    4. Getting alzheimer’s disease
    5. Creative block
    6. Losing their voice
    7. Getting swallowed up by a massive sink hole
    8. Being hated
    9. Never fulfilling their potential
    10. Never settling down and building a solid lifestyle
    11. Never actually accomplishing anything because they don’t stick with it long enough
    12. Never maturing and acting like a normal adult
    13. Having to wear adult diapers when they become old

    – ENFP –
    worst fears

    1. Being viewed as a bad or immoral person
    2. Never fulfilling their potential or achieving their goals
    3. Losing their loved ones
    4. Getting old
    5. Missing out on better opportunities
    6. Being unable to help a loved one as they spiral downwards
    7. Losing more and more loved ones as they age
    8. Not fitting in
    9. Becoming an evil person and not knowing it
    10. Receiving negative karma they’ve caused against someone else

    worst fears

    1. Submitting to another person
    2. suffering irreparable damage to their reputation
    3. facing bankruptcy
    4. Being stuck in poverty and dire straits
    5. Being humiliated by a subordinate who is smarter than they are
    6. Burning bridges with important people
    7. Missing a flight
    8. Getting rejected and blocked from advancement
    9. Fear of the unknown
    10. Experimenting with high-risk, edgy, outside-the-box ideas

    worst fears

    1. Not having any friends or companions to go places with them
    2. Becoming old
    3. Being villified and ostracized by their community
    4. Being publicly shamed and criticized
    5. Being stranded alone on an island
    6. Having to do everything solo
    7. Being unable to keep up with their peers
    8. Being seen as useless or unnecessary to the team
    9. Having no moral or emotional support from others
    10. solitary confinement
    11. Having no good food to eat
    12. Finding out they are a direct descendant of Hitler
    13. Being left out by their friends

    worst fears

    1. Being betrayed by their loved ones
    2. Being demoralized by crippling failure
    3. Stagnating and making no progress towards goals
    4. Losing their optimism and giving up on life
    5. Having to leave intimate relationships they are unable to salvage
    6. Getting ostracized by their peers
    7. Losing their faith in humanity
    8. Being forced to adhere to old fashioned methods of doing things
    9. living in a backwards, close-minded society

    worst fears

    1. Never being anything more than an underclass peasant
    2. Being trapped in a dead end job working under someone they don’t respect
    3. Losing control over their lives and their financial freedom
    4. Lawsuits
    5. Baring their soul to someone and showing vulnerability
    6. Having their assets and the fruits of their hard work taken away unjustly
    7. bankruptcy
    8. Having their dirty laundry put on public display
    9. Getting caught cheating on their spouse
    10. Missing out on major opportunities
    11. PR nightmares
    12. Losing money in divorce
    13. Having their liberties stripped away or getting their ambitions crushed by excessive regulation and rules
    14. Letting their emotions sabotage their judgement

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