Typically INTJ’s get peeved and discontented in environments where their intellectual prowess is not valued or appreciated. INTJs get drained in places full of noisy, boisterous people and when being forced to extravert themselves too much with little to no “alone time” to replenish their energy. INTJs will also have little patience when working with people they deem to be lazy and incompetent. They quickly tire of tasks that require ample attention to detail with specific repetitive procedures and methods.
INTJs are accustomed to living in their internal world at the expense of their physical and emotional needs. Romantic feelings can take them by surprise and destabilize their psychological balance. Because they feel their emotional impulses threaten their sense of self-control they often resort to denial of their existence and attempt to rationalize their emotions with logic and principles that do not even apply.
- Noisy boisterous environments
- Lazy incompetent co-workers
- Meticulous robotic work
- New environments
- Having to change their plans
- Too much focus on the present
- Not enough time to think ahead
- Withdraw into the inner world of images and possibilities; become quiet
- Stubbornness and increased irritability
- Become very busy; focus on low priority tasks
- Become obsessively concerned with detail;paralysis of analysis
- Angry and critical at people and/or things
- Over focused on gratifying the senses
- Elitism; “I know everything, you know nothing”
- Overdoing sensory activities like drinking, cleaning, working out etc.
- Intense anger
- INTJ depression
Mounting stress and pressure can lead to a complete and epic unraveling of our psychological fabric that gives way to a side of ourselves that others despise. How we respond to that stress and the types of stress we are sensitive to will vary from person to person. In the Myers Briggs type theory, each personality type manifests signs of stress in ways particular to them and the sources and causes of it will differ as well. Although there are life conditions that everyone finds to be stressful, the stress responses of some types can be triggered by events and circumstances that a different type may experience as desirable and energizing.