MBTI Type Of Elliot From Mr. Robot

I finished binge-watching Mr.Robot on Amazon Prime all the way from season 1 through season 4 just in a matter of a week. It is a pretty good show, I must say. But one question which got in my mind is what MBTI type Elliot Alderson is? Well, even though I have written MBTI in the title, I would actually elaborate more in terms of Jungian Cognitive Functions on this post.

So spoiler alert (!), as I am about to give away some key points from the storyline. So if you have not watched the show all seasons already, do so before you read this post. So run!

And without any further ado, here we go-

Some people on Quora labeled Elliot as an INTJ.

Both INTJs and INTPs dominate the technical fields and both types are mostly lone wolves. Some of them can have social anxiety. But Cognitive Functions wise, they are vastly different people.

If you wish to learn about Jungian Cognitive Functions, check this answer I wrote on Quora or read my other answers about Jungian Types. You can also ask me questions there.

But let’s get back to the topic.

Well, first of all, he has a Dissociative identity (aka multiple personalities) disorder. So he is perhaps unable to fully utilize his dominant four functions. So even if he is an INTJ, he is not normal.

Out of his two distinctive personalities which co-exist the majority of the time- Elliot (himself) and his ideal parent figure Mr. Robot are INTP and ENTJ respectively. That is the only combo that makes sense to me in terms of cognitive functions. Let me explain to you elaborately:

INTP’s cognitive functions: Ti>Ne>Si>Fe

ENTJ’s cognitive functions: Te>Ni>Se>Fi

So as you can see, ENTJs and INTPs are opposite of each other in terms of cognitive function stacks.

To me, it seems clearly visible that, while his parent figures the imaginary Mr. Robot is the commander in chief, a true competitive go-getter just like an ENTJ should be, Elliot as a child is still quite analytical, hence he is an INTP.

The imaginary Mr. Robot always lectures Elliot about what is practical, at times treats him quite aggressively and even makes important decisions for him or carries out actions (even in his absence of mind). I am not saying that all ENTJs are aggressive like Mr. Robot. But Mr. Robot is too action-oriented to be any other type.

Most INTPs I know are gifted in cybersecurity and computer programming, etc. INTJs are great too, but not in the same way as INTPs are.

INTP’s first two functions are Ti and Ne which enable them to make, break or troubleshoot complex computer security systems.

Also, some fans in Quora and Reddit are saying how he uses Ni, he is a visionary, etc. But what he is using at least as Elliot is Ti. His inner dialogue with himself is Ti focused while what Mr. Robot suggests to him are basically Te (effective actions) out loud.

What this imaginary father-son duo is really good at is deciding what to do and using hacking as a means to get it done, not really at the vision. Because their collective vision as we can learn at different times seems to be proven flawed. Why and how? You have to really watch the show. If I tell you exactly at what point Elliot/Mr. Robots plans/visions seemed flawed and were later tweaked/corrected, then there is no point in watching the show at all. I cannot spoil it that much for you.

Is an INTJ’s vision ever flawed? INTJ’s are Ni- driven. Just like an INTP’s Ti, ENTJ’s Te is on point, an INTJ’s strategic vision is on point too.

Now, towards the end of the show, Krista tells her in his dream that how the mastermind self of Elliot has put the true Elliot in a loop.

Maybe if Elliot’s true self is an INTJ, because of his mental disorder, it has created many different shadow personalities like different windows, which is why his strategy had weaknesses since he even loses memory sometimes.

I know some of you might be thinking that a counter-argument to this is that Elliot is a mentally ill INTJ and his imaginary Mr. Robot is in fact an ENTP (just by going my yin yang father-son duo personality pair logic above). Yes, that is a possibility. But Mr. Robot doesn’t seem very ENTPish, in fact, I thought he is driven for accomplishing goals just like Tyrell Wellick is. Some might label Tyrell as an ENTJ as well, while others as an ISTJ (either way Tyrell is a Te focused achievement-oriented individual).

I read in another blog post that Elliot is an INTJ because of how he tries to discipline himself by putting himself into jail and creating an imaginary facade for a while to get rid of his imaginary Mr. Robot’s personality. But this process at the end doesn’t work! It is the same as if an INTP momentarily tries to frame himself in structure to accomplish something, but in the long run s/he cannot keep up with it since that is not who s/he is ( i.e not a judging type). The only habit which Elliot has autopiloted himself through is hacking almost everyone he comes into contact with to learn their secrets. This part seems like an INTJ thing (since INTJs have a tendency to autopilot through tasks which they believe work for them) but can also be viewed as an INTP Ti-Ne analysis process. Either way, this is a form of defense mechanism for Elliot! Why? Again, TMI. Go watch the show till the end.

If he is an INTJ then his INTJ self might be divided into many different subconscious levels because of his mental health issue.

Do you think an INTJ with ADHD is able to perform at his peak level? Then why would an INTJ with multiple personality disorder be their true INTJ self? Usually, Ne function users are prone to ADHD or multiple personality disorders because Ne function is responsible for the knack of mental exploration. Ne diverges from one point to many possibilities, while Ni converges from many perspectives to one point or a single goal. So while Ne users are prone to ADHD, Ni users (especially INTJ/INFJ) can develop OCD which is quite the opposite of ADHD.

So for now, I would go with “true” Elliot typed as an INTP, and not INTJ.

If you understand Jungian Cognitive Functions- just try to pair the true Elliot and his imaginary guide Mr. Robot as other opposite types which have not been discussed in this blog post.

For example- try to imagine Mr. Robot as an INTJ and Elliot as an ENTP or even ENFP. It doesn’t make sense. You might type Mr. Robot the dad as either INTJ/ENTJ since both are basically intro/extroverted version of each other in terms of cognitive functions, but it doesn’t make sense that Elliot is peppy and spunky like an ENTP/ENFP.

You might say that Elliot might be an INFP (a lost puppy child). INFP is the opposite of ENTJ in terms of letters. But even for a lost puppy child, he seemed pretty on point in terms of logic and skills.

I constantly see him using the Ti function and thinking through everything. So Elliot for me is an INTP. You are welcome to present your argument against mine in the comment section of this post.

Now, who is an INTJ in the show? I think FBI Agent Dipirro is a good example of a female INTJ. She could be an INFJ too, but unlikely. But she is Ni-dominant for sure. The first scene of her breaks out like how she is a lone wolf and secondly, she already connects the dots intuitively ten steps ahead in Romero’s murder scene. She has been correct with her hunches all along. She is alert, honest, driven, and investigative- most of these qualities are INTJ qualities. She also seemed to figure out the entire chain of people behind the five/nine attack and other ongoing E Corp targeted massacre.

If Agent Dipirro or Sherlock Holmes were in Elliot’s place and imagine they had normal mental functions, did they actually have to hack each individual to see what is in their personal records? Or would they already intuitively sense a lot of things about some people?

I am not saying that INTPs have the need to hack someone but INTJs don’t. Both Elliot and Dipirro have problems socializing. But they are dealing with the problems differently using their respective cognitive skills. Over time what worked for Elliot is hacking each person that he comes in contact with because he is not naturally hunch driven. He needs to analyze everything with his Ti. He is mostly lost in his mind due to his disorder. So he auto-piloted himself into certain types of things he normally does, hacking people and when almost getting caught burning any evidence.

If he really is an INTJ though he must have been using his shadow stacks all along since his Ni no longer works well. Since Ni comes with Se in a functional stack. For Ni to work properly one needs to be mindful. So an unhealthy INTJ can be just like him (a confused NT type).

Even the show narrated in a very ADHD (but albeit in a creative) way. The author, as I have read somewhere loosely based on Elliot’s character on his own.

He tied all the loose ends drawing a very detailed picture of the entire narrative. But his writing approach is very similar to how I once learned art in a fine art class. I used to have this hobby sketch/painting class, where the teacher taught me that if I struggle at one point drawing a picture, I should momentarily leave it and come back for it later. And at later attempts, it seemed easier as by now I had gained other perspectives by drawing other parts.

Even if Elliot himself is not an INTJ, the show writer might be a Fi developed INTJ who I am not sure if have had his own personal struggle of mental health issues. Regardless, he did a great job very carefully weaving and crafting the whole story of the show called Mr. Robot on Amazon Prime.

I think the real mastermind here is the show author Sam Esmail. He might be an INTJ, but not Elliot Alderson the protagonist.

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Thanks for reading. If you want me to review other shows/movies/videos or type some other characters, feel free to recommend me in the comment section. Also, read some other reviews I had done in the past like GoT.

Image Courtesy: Mr. Robot

Is COVID-19 a Bio attack? And Who is Dr. Shi Zhengli?

This post has hyperlinked references. You must click and read them to fully understand. This post will be updated accordingly with new information.

TL;DR

Today is 4/9/2020 11:30 in eastern time in the US, as I am writing this. I don’t think I have to describe it to you, what has been happening right now to this world, especially in the US.

As of right now according to this Bing COVID-19 Tracker there are 1,600,427 cases worldwide with 95699 deaths and in the US alone there are 468,703 cases with 16,679 deaths. So it is pretty darn terrible!

One of the most on going pressing questions that are making rounds on the internet, is whether this COVID-19 aka Coronavirus is a bioattack? Now China blames the US and the US blames China. But even it was a bio-attack hypothetically, everyone knows by now this is worse than suicide bombing because it not only can destroy your enemy, it can destroy your own people, economy, reputation, it can cripple the entire human civilization.

So today I have decided to delve deeper into this question to find an answer. Because I am tired and fed up with reading only conspiracy theories as an answer to this query (whether COVID-19 is a bioattack or not).

Take for example this question on Quora, Is it possible that the recent China coronavirus outbreak is a bio-attack? has 100+ answers and still counting. I can already save you some time categorizing the tone of those answers: denial of such claim (that whether it is a bioattack) with/without any factual basis, conspiracy theories and hidden gems with some key reference.

One of the Anonymous answers is this in the hyperlink touches most of the basis of conspiracy theories which other answers include. So I don’t wish to repeat them. But what is interesting is that a hypothetical timeline starts forming in front of your eyes. Obviously, that also fuels more speculations, but I will add the facts into that timeline also.

The above anonymous answer claims that China took inspiration of a possible bioweapon-attack from already existing novels, movies, and even public speeches. Chinese can also claim the same BTW that the US did it.

But out of all the piles of horse shit, one answer that caught my eyes is this one, which does not talk about any conspiracy theories but builds a very logical hypothesis on already existing facts. This answer also brought my attention to Wuhan Lab’s Chinese Virologist Dr. Shi Zhengli‘s research activities which I am going to elaborate about in a bit.

How China’s “Bat Woman” Hunted Down Viruses from SARS to the New Coronavirus

But first, let’s look at the fact and fiction timeline:

Fiction: The Eyes of Darkness – a fictional novel released in 1981 talks about this virus named Wuhan-400. Even though the symptoms are different, the city’s name Wuhan is there as that anonymous answer pointed out.

Fact: Between 2002-2004 SARS CoV outbreak happened in China.

Fact: Wuhan Institute of Virology started its operation since 2005. Ever since then Dr. Shi and her team have been investigating bat originated SARs virus and continued to have published papers till now.

Fiction: Sylvia Browne’s prediction about a pneumonia-like virus in the year 2020 in her book named Prophecy published in 2008. You must have seen or heard about this book by now many times. I myself bought a copy from Amazon to check out that page. But while most of her predictions are just some made up bat shit, this one perhaps was purely coincidental. It is still pretty vague though, considering China already had SARs virus outbreak back in 2003 and a few other viruses broke before or during the time of this book’s publication. It is not hard to make this up. It can be common sense or a mere gut feeling.

Fiction: The movie Contagion(2011). Read the plot or watch it.

Fact/Warning: Bill Gates’ warning about a potential epi/pandemic back in 2015.

2019: COVID-19 started from Wuhan China and the virus was quickly identified and named after COVID-19 or Coronavirus because of Dr. Shi and her team’s research work. And why not? She has been working hard to identify/test SARs virus in bats.

So seeing all these you can decide whether you wanna conclude if something smells fishy, although some experts have already concluded that Coronavirus is completely naturally mutated. Actually, every other year there are some types of viruses spreading like Swine Flu, Ebola, .etc. But because none of those became global pandemic it did not catch our attention like the current COVID-19. It is true that viruses mutate all the time.

So, thanks to Dr. Shi Zhengli and many virologists like her around the world who have been working hard in such research which we never thought could be important. Because of people like her, we might have got to know what has been happening to us sooner.

But wait, as I have mentioned before one of the Quora answers pointed out that, Dr. Shi also conducted researches where the possible mixing of HIV with SARs CoV was mentioned (take a look at the following paper):

Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) proteins of different bat species confer variable susceptibility to SARS-CoV

The above paper was published in 2010. Even before in 2008, she published the following paper where this concept is mentioned.

Difference in Receptor Usage between Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Coronavirus and SARS-Like Coronavirus of Bat Origin

And take a look at these posts:

HIV & Ebola-Like Mutations Suggest Coronavirus Leaked From a Lab

Coronavirus far more likely than Sars to bond to human cells due to HIV-like mutation, scientists say

Coronavirus ‘is like a combination of SARS and AIDS’, doctors say

There is a difference between an intentional bio-attack or one “mad” scientist’s lab experiment gone bad (read leaked). However, it is not clear how can a level -4 Virology  Lab like the one in Wuhan have experimental leaks.

As one of the Quora answers (mentioned above) concluded, “I would say it is unlikely a bio-weapon, but possibly some mad scientists’ crazy dream coming true – helping bat virus directly attack human being”.

I don’t know if we will ever get to the bottom of this, or we would ever know who was the patient zero or how s/he got the virus. There are many conflicting views about the patient zero. You will also find many fake YouTube videos that claim to be filmed in Wuhan Seafood Market where allegedly the virus started, but it is filmed elsewhere. Bats still remain the food delicacy in many parts of the world.

But until I find any further update on this issue, it seems like a leaked experiment (unintentional or not) which perhaps infected a human and/or a bat directly and naturally kept mutating till now, that’s why scientists who claim that Coronavirus came out through the natural process of sequencing are right as well. Although Dr. Shi herself completely denied such allegations of experimental leaks, her or the Wuhan’s lab’s involvement in this virus spread. She thinks this is nature’s punishment to mankind for having unhealthy habits.

We are not sure if Dr. Shi is a psychopath (since a lot of gifted people especially scientists can be), neither we know if someone else used her published papers as some recipe book of mass-distraction to teach mankind a lesson, or was it purely coincidentally spread from bat/wild animals-human direct contact which has similarities with HIV virus too and RaTG13. But until further updates let’s trust scientists’ claims that Coronavirus started spreading naturally.

Update: Read the following article which was published on April 14, 2020:

https://www.businessinsider.com/us-officials-raised-alarms-about-safety-issues-in-wuhan-lab-report-2020-4?amp=

Check out this video and you decide the conclusion:

Subscribe To T-Series Please! And Why Not?

This post had been collecting dust for months in my drafts section. I was thinking about writing on this PewDiePie Vs T-series Youtube Subscription battle fiasco back in December 2018. The reason why I retracted from this a couple of times is that I never wished to make my blogs about entertainments stuff, especially I never wanted to write about PewDiePie.  If you have read my other contents and my avatar description then you will find out that I just casually write here about lame paranormal/metaphysical/intellectual/psychological topics. But my blog name is “My World“, so I guess there is always room for everything.

I do know a few things already before anyone points this out to me-

T-Series is a giant Indian Music label, they are not in direct competition against PewDiePie or anyone. They are just doing their thing, making music, making videos and uploading them in their YouTube Channel. YouTube is one of their many media outlets and only a small portion of their overall income comes from YouTube. The fact that PewDiePie is able to hold his position over them this long is a miracle and not the other way around. It is just that most of the western world didn’t know about T-Series or most of the other Indian music channels up until more recently. So thanks to PewDiePie! Because the more he cries about this subscription race, the more viewership T-Series gets from all over the world.

I know T-Series does not need my help or any individual’s help to promote their music to win this battle. PewDiePie is trying to use any help that he can get. T-Series does not even need to do a fraction of all these if they wish to stay on the top. So good for PewDiePie that people are coming to his rescue – it has become like that ice-bucket challenge type trend.

I also do know that most people are trying to support PewDiePie as an individual content creator against a giant corporation, and since YouTube was predominantly about individual creators. But honestly, if it was about another individual Youtuber (not Logan Paul or his brother or any other racist douches) vs T-Series, I might go with the other person as long as this person created positive contents free of negativity, racial slurs, and other garbage. In that regard, PewDiePie is a f**king scumbag. He showed traits of psycho/sociopathy frequently in his content (I do not know about his childhood background, so cannot narrow it down) with a high level of narcissism.

First of all his contents (even with a lot of added variety) is still pretty bland. It is tiring to see him in his !399 chair playing games or making animated meme review in fake American(ish) Swedish accent, and every once in a while accidentally (!?) blurting racist/sexist/derogatory remarks. I don’t have time to list all the resources here to show what I mean. All the 9 years old armies (Pewd fans) out there, you can easily find out what I am talking about. He is not necessarily that great. I don’t even know why people like him. He is entertaining but not deserving of his current most subscribed Youtuber position.

T-Series or any music label of a similar kind produce high-quality content. They add a variety of entertainment minus all the unintentional (but completely intentional) viciousness of people like PewDiePie. I am not Indian, but I find PewDiePie’s diss track on T-Series very offensive to all Indians (not trying to promote his garbage, hence not linking it). I know, even some Indians on Quora claiming that those lines in the lyrics are sarcasm, blah blah, etc and PewDiePie donated to some Indian charity to show his philanthropic side after dissing T-Series/India. But it seems more like a white dude trying to help some poor people from a third world country because obviously, he is not racist- he just jokes all the time!

I still would not speak about all these as I didn’t care. But finally, I have to break the silence after seeing Elon Musk hosting meme review for PewDiePie! Really!? I have huge respect for Mr. Elon Musk as one of the most innovative serial entrepreneurs of our generation. In fact, I frequently write about him on Quora. But a while ago he was sharing an Indian song From Eros Now on Twitter from The movie Bajirao Mastani. and now he hosted meme review for PewDiePie. I think we have had enough proof of how erratic Elon Musk can be from the year 2018. It could all be part of his business strategies- meaning, he does all these different varieties of stuff for more attention catering all kinds of the public and young generation, or he is going through some kind of mid-life crisis. People might find him dynamic, hip hop and cool- smoking pot on a show, exhibiting his love for anime/comics/game, etc, but I seriously find him childish and unsettling. I think this meme review thing helps his image more than PewDiePie. He is probably not even taking any side but doing this sort of things from a purely promotional point of view- at one point he is targetting Indians showing his love for a Hindi Movie song –spurring speculations about his next business move, at another hand he is hosting meme review targetting the huge 9-year-old army or PewDiePie fans (predominantly younger generation) audience. He wants to keep an image of the most “hip-star hop-star” entrepreneur that ever existed. Nothing is wrong with that, except it is alarming! Elon Musk’s behavior is worrisome. Again I am not linking that video, you can search for it on YouTube if you wish to find it.

But don’t worry, all the 9-year-old armies of PewDiePie! Just because Elon Musk tried to help, it won’t bring any significant boost to PewDiePie’s subscription number. Well, it did for the first few days, but the subscription gap will diminish and T-Series soon will overtake (if God is willing). In other words, this effort of Elon Musk will tank just like his last year’s effort of making an impractical submarine to rescue some cave victims (and you might remember his tacky fiasco with the diver guy calling him a “pedo”). When you do something purely for your own image branding purpose, it at the end helps no one, including yourself. Maybe Elon Musk already realized this truth that PewDiePie will be overtaken but trying to help him can at least make him look good.

So if a guy as busy as Elon Musk (who works 100-120 hours a week saving the world and mankind) can take the time to promote PewDiePie doing meme reviews, then why can’t an ordinary mere mortal like me spare a few spaces on her site to promote T-Series? I love T-Series, I grew up watching T-Series content. I will watch them any day over some gamers. Isn’t it enough for me to promote them? I know they do not need my assistance. But I will still do it. Maybe we can all do it.

Let’s start by sharing one of their recent songs. The beat is sick! I love it. I will share more in the next few posts.

Feel free to comment and share your thoughts below.

EDIT: Since I have written this post many things happened following PewDiePie vs T-Series feud. Long story short, T-Series just posted Pitbull feat Guru Randhawa song “Slowly Slowly” which is getting many views. T-Series is getting a lot of international attention. Check out the song below:

Science or Pseudoscience: Jungian Cognitive Functions (Part 2)

* This is my personal blog and the views expressed here are purely subjective. I hope to write on this topic in several parts to shed light on how I am “strategically” using Jungian concepts in my personal development with a unique creative approach. My personal findings, opinion, and insights might help others who are on the same journey with me.

I have described in the first part that despite being a skeptic, I am using Jung’s Cognitive Functions as a temporary tool in my personal development. And I also went in depth about my own personality type and the confusion of myself being miss-typed as some other type. In later parts, I will describe my own personal model. But today I would like to address a few aspects which usually are in question.

We know that many psychologists debunk or refuse MBTI types. They question the validity or the credentials of MBTI tests because Myers and Briggs (mom and daughter duo) did not have any professional psychology background. They designed the tests based on Carl Jung’s Cognitive Functions Theory (who himself never tested it). They came up with a questionnaire which is too “leading”. I do agree with the flaws of those typical questions.

That’s why psychologists prefer some other type testing like the Big Five Personality tests which are too vague IMHO. In that regard, whether the whole “psychology” major is science or pseudoscience-that is even a bigger question. Sorry psychologists!

I am more into neuroscience than psychology.  Hence, I am more prone to investigate the validity of Cognitive Functions Theory than the MBTI tests.

But Dario Nardi is working on some meaningful research on cognitive functions. You can go to this forum and click those “spoiler” buttons to find his research findings:

https://patents.google.com/patent/US20150079578A1/en

Thread: Dario Nardi’s Neuroscience of Personality

An even better overview is in this forum:

Dario Nardi’s Neuroscience (of the Cognitive Functions)

Or watch this video:

And now you make up your mind. Is it science or pseudoscience?


This is that long-promised article that I have been talking about:

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An INTJ’s Perspective: Jungian Cognitive Functions (Part 1)

Just an FYI: Part two of my eBook series has been published

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Or you can jump right into part 2 below if you came here to understand the acknowledgement part from my eBook:

Science or Pseudoscience: Jungian Cognitive Functions (Part 2)

* This is my personal blog and the views expressed here are purely subjective. I hope to write on this topic in several parts to shed lights on how I am “strategically” using Jungian concepts in my personal development with an unique creative approach. My personal findings, opinion and insights might help others who are in the same journey with me. It is gonna be long. So brace yourself.*

In my opinion, any kind of type or categorization theory is not made to forcefully condition ourselves to behave according to our types but to identify our strengths to overcome our weaknesses.

This part will address my personal experience of being an INTJ and the confusion of being labeled as other type besides INTJ. I see many people having the same issue. So I hope this will erase some confusion for many. In later parts I will discuss my own personal development techniques.

I had always tested as an INTJ. Even before I was introduced with MBTI personality types I always knew in my head that I am different and I do not quite blend in the crowd even when I am trying very hard. And I feel less authentic and more artificial when I try to be like someone else. Being different as an INTJ means more than just being introverted and seemingly detached.

The first time I was introduced with Jungian Cognitive Functions and MBTI in a psychology class during my engineering undergrad. I am very much into engineering but since I love art, history, theater and psychology- I took these classes to fulfill my general education requirements. And I had a lot of fun learning about human psychology and behavior. I took the official typology test as well as many other personality type tests and I tested as an INTJ all the time. I did not put much thought about it during that time except for the fact that I found the result more insightful about myself. There are other types of personality tests but I find Jungian types more useful because of the use of cognitive functions.

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More recently my brother who is an ENFP, brought this topic to my attention. He described in his own opinionated way that, while zodiac signs are complete bullshit and they mostly serve to some vague confirmation biases about one’s self, MBTI types go a bit into depth on how each person “might” function on a regular basis.

The reason why I didn’t invest too much time into MBTI results during my psychology class, because (forget about zodiac signs) I am a skeptic even about type theories. I use different theories as an initial tool, when I am done digging deeper with my analysis, I go ahead and build my own opinion and theory about things (whether positive or negative). Then I try to use the good part strategically in my personal life. It is almost like I am using the best resources, equipment or tools available (even though I am not completely satisfied with it) to solve a current problem and later I can use my experience to make something on my own-kind of like how I usually do my professional job. And I don’t know if it is a coincidence that I am an INTJ-A type Capricorn female although I denounce both astrological and psychological concepts to a certain extent. The usual stereotypes found common for Capricorn and INTJ are- strategic, hardworking, ambitious and insightful. Or may be I consciously chose myself to be that way predominately.

Bottom line is, end of the day none of them help you predict a person’s intention but they might at least give you a hope to classify people into different categories to learn about their behavioral patterns. Yes, hope is a big word. But a lot of things affect our actions and behavior such as current good or bad situations, physical and mental health, life circumstances, past experiences, influences of close people, environment, personal and traditional values etc.

So recently I started taking a second look at type theories but  now I am going in depth primarily on Jungian major 8 type of cognitive functions based on which MBTI types and questionnaires are made. Each personality type has 4 major cognitive functions according to that theory. I read it somewhere that our cognitive functions do not fully develop up until our mid-30’s. So when we are young and have not gathered enough life experiences (or perhaps have been through life changing experiences), it is fairly possible that we are in reality one type but test as another type. So my take on that is to study the cognitive functions of all types to identify our natural preferences and then we should very honestly take the test even if we do not like the answers.

It is my opinion that, unless we consciously choose to stick with one type, it is possible to develop our other unused cognitive functions. What I mean by that, is we all have all 8 cognitive functions: 4 of which, by the typology theory we use predominantly and we also use our shadow functions in time of stress and excitement. That means we act like our opposite personalities in rare occasions. But with careful self-development approach, I think, we can in fact develop our “unused” cognitive functions. However,  the best practice is to stick with one type to avoid inconsistency and to embrace ourselves as one type and then work on our weaker functions to strengthen our talent functions.

For example, sometimes I find myself behaving like an ENTP when I am very excitedly exploring ideas and discussing an interesting topic. And it turns out that ENTP is my opposite personality type i,e ENTP’s 4 cognitive functions are my shadow functions-which also tells me that I am, in fact, correctly typed as an INTJ who occasionally uses shadow functions. Sometimes I am perceived as an ENTJ when I am super active- which is known as my sister type (or mirror type). And sometimes I feel like I should be  more like an INFJ and out of the many tests I had taken I once tried very hard to be more of a feeler than a thinker just to see what happens if we are not honest in out test taking process. It turned out that I barely made it as an INFJ with a 49% T and 51% F ratio on the T-F spectrum! And because I have some INTP colleagues and I admire their attention to detail (and just like they admire my big picture thinking process), I sometimes think being an INTP wouldn’t be bad either. Many INTPs want to become INTJs because INTJs are typically perceived more as an insightful go-getter while INTPs are analytical intellectual people.

When an INTJ and ENTP have conversation both sound pretty similar. Both are very direct, very confident, very opinionated, have a crude sense of humor and can be perceived as intimidating by many. The difference is that INTJ’s brain work mostly like a switch. They do not always open their mouth unless they are testing their ideas in the public without giving out their big motivation and goals or they are debating because they are confident in their conclusion about a topic which came from their personal research and insights. It is very much possible for an INTJ to stay quiet and all of a sudden almost lighting up at a topic of interest and genuinely sharing their insights which sounds very strong and opinionated to some listeners. They usually talk (if and when they do talk) in terms of high-level perspective. My mom after all these years of observing me came up with a very intelligent conclusion on her own and she does not know anything about MBTI and Jungian theories. She said about me, that if I”casually” bring a topic over and over again then that means I am genuinely working hard behind it but if I come up with a very strong opinion, chances are I am done with the process-so that opinion is not just a mere opinion but the conclusion of my findings.

So while an ENTP might just debates and discusses ideas for the sole purpose of exploration and learning from the conversation, an INTJ however, does this-either with a mission in head or just to share their critical insights. INTJs are also very secretive and they like to hide their original ideas from people. INTJs do not like to debate and often deem their opinion as right which might seem purely subjective to other NT or even NF types at first. But majority of their overarching statements with deep analysis come true. Because INTJs are so much future oriented that sometimes they just do not have the right words or means to express themselves. So while ENTP can still be perceived as a bit warmer (because of their Fe function), INTJ can come of as “know-it-all” arrogant. But both party is mostly trying to be as direct as possible without the intention of being rude.

Since Te is my growth functions, when I am getting things done I can be perceived as very commanding which is like an ENTJ. But before implementing my ideas into reality I take some time in contemplation an draw my inspiration from my Ni function. Because majority of the population is more sensory than intuitive and prefer extroversion over introversion- they don’t understand the mindset of a contemplating detached person. The very stereotypical label for that kind of a person is “moody”. But for a person like me- day dreaming and contemplation is an important part of my process. An INTJ who is doing a lot of sensory type work for a long period of time without any adequate break can feel him/herself being drained. Now-a-days I spend some time in contemplating, writing, meditating etc at my home everyday but try to be super-active at work to stay focused. That’s why without my “primary” presence of Ni I can seem as a Te dominant which is an ENTJ.

As a young INTJ (especially as a female) I have had my rough edges and I had been judged and labeled wrong my entire life. Because of some recent past life circumstances I went through some period of deep realization. I recently answered a question on Quora about how I changed the way I judge people now-a-days and that is usually by “good intention and sincere effort.” It is a very big realization for an INTJ because most of us, specially when we are young, cannot stand stupidity and inefficiency. So because of this spiritual transition I felt like I should have been more of an INFJ than and INTJ. But that is still my Fi function (known as authenticity) which I had mistaken as Fe (harmony). Also the usual stereotype about an INTJ is very strategic and systematic (they are rightfully known as “masterminds”) which gives an impression that they cannot like art, music, literature or even religion, philosophy etc which is a complete misconception. Some artist INTJ (because of this stereotype) associate themselves more with an INFJ (also known as Idealists) simply because they are artists or musician. Wrong! It is their authenticity (Fi) function which is responsible for their strong sense of moral values or beauty and their other strong(Ni/Te) and weaker(Se) functions help them in the process to become successful.

Anything which has some level of system and pattern- not only INTJ can master them, they can grow out of them and revamp the whole system in a more efficient and innovative way-be it music, art, engineering, sciences, writing etc etc. They have what I call a “structured creativity” and they are relentless in the use “some” of these talent in the outside world. I said “some” because not all ideas INTJs come up with are initially well-developed and are worth implementing. And also because INTJs are supremely competitive and critical about themselves. They are constantly refining their ideas and crafts inside. Some become so prone to perfection that they never come out of their shell and show the world the glimpse of their rich inner world. They think they are not ready yet since for them being ready means absolute perfection. INTJs who had decided to reach for excellence rather than perfection are thus more successful in life.

Lastly I want to talk about the difference among INTJ and INTP. How to tell them apart when both look pretty similar. The answer is the difference of dominant cognitive functions. In a general terms, how each of the type take action, what are each types’ strength and weaknesses-are usually the indicators of their type. An INTJs big dream is usually oriented towards the outer world. They want to use their gathered knowledge an perspective to solve a problem or create a product or service that impacts the world or (in an immediate realm) an organization, society or a country etc. I am pointing INTJs Te function. But INTPs gather knowledge and expertise mostly for their own personal growth.  An INTP immediately points out specific flaws (Ti function) of an argument or problem and they are very good at troubleshooting, while the INTJ probably won’t even notice the detail at first (unless they are so experienced in the field that they have developed to use both Te/Ti functions) and will immediately try to solve the problem from a top down systematic hierarchy keeping the overall end goal in mind.

Because of this product and project oriented approach INTJs are deemed as assets in an organization although they are not personally liked by many people and often bosses are intimidated by them. While INTPs exude a bit more warmth because of their inferior Fe functions and usually are able to thrive in an environment which are less structured and their independent pursuit of knowledge can be useful.

Anyway, I hope from my own personal experience I have given you some insights on how I differentiate myself from different personality types which are similar to mine in some ways. On later parts I will discuss how I am using my analysis to help myself develop as a person.


INTJThere are many resources online for these topics. The images I have shared are from these sites:

MBTI in a nutshell

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I am sharing some of my favorite YouTube Channels:

If you are more into following a formula for personal development, check out

Personality Hacker’s YouTube channel: Personality Hacker

But if you like to gain more perspective about each type then check out Michael Pierce’s (who is probably an INFJ)  channel: Michael Pierce

 


Read Next Part: Science or Pseudoscience: Jungian Cognitive Functions (Part 2)

Most Important Post for INTJs:

eBook: Of, By, For The INTJ

INTJ Daily Communication Hack

A career guide for all types:

Four Points Career Goal Guide For All (MBTI) Myers Briggs Personality Types

Four Points Career Goal Guide for INTJ Personality Type


 

 

 

How I Deal With Toxic People & How You Should NOT

There are gazillions of posts and videos online about how to deal with toxic or negative people in your life. Today I will share my own perspective as an INTJ-A type female on how to deal with those “bad hombres” (saying it like our beloved(!) US president Donald J. Trump). But I do not recommend these same methods for you since they might turn your life upside down. My life is fine since it is already upside down! So read with a touch of humor and follow if needed with your own discretion.

Note:

If you are not familiar with 16 MBTI personality types,  particularly INTJ-A/T types and what it means to be an INTJ-A female then click all the hyperlinks on this sentence that I have provided, although there are tons of information about this topic online.

My definition of toxic people might differ from yours. I label people as toxic or negative- who always have this ambiguous negative vibe about them, they are manipulative, has very high ego, they think they are always right, way too judgmental about others, jealous about others success/progress, selfish people who act altruistic, bullying others and always complaining and gossiping about others.

So without any further ado let’s get to the point on how to deal with them-

  1.  Ignore toxic people like plague and admit it when confronted

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Yes, ignore toxic people like they don’t exist and make them second guess themselves about their own existence. So if they ask you why you are trying to ignore them, let them know in precise words why. Be brutally honest and show your detail analysis with appropriate data and chart- why you think they are bad people or what they have done wrong.

2. Show how much you (don’t) give a f**** about toxic people’s opinion

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Yes, please! When manipulative people try to give you some bad advice as if they are in control of your life, tell them, “my life totally revolves around your opinion” and give this expression of the above GIF, unless you have a chance to get beaten up. Yes, people will call you a rude, sarcastic b****. But if you don’t care in the first place about people’s approval then you should not get offended.

3. F**** their bad vibes

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Yes, screw bad people’s bad vibes by telling them, “I get a negative vibe from you, are you a good person or are you acting like one !?” At best, give them bad vibes back.

 

4. Speak sarcasm fluently

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Yes, they say-“when you cannot convince them, confuse them”. So be diplomatic like everyone else. But if that is not your thing then, play dark humor with crude smile each time and measure toxic people’s intelligence level.

5.  Be downright confrontational

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This is too dangerous even as a humor! No, not like this picture above-but when none of the above method works and it is time for you to get to the point- then with your thorough patience and impeccable logic confront the bad people. Intimidate the f**** outta them and make them defeated. In fact, keep doing that until bad people stop bothering you with their bad presence.

Disclaimer: 

This post should not be taken seriously.


Another weird but useful post just for you:

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Bashar by Darryl Anka- A pro con artist?

So today I will talk about Bashar by Darryl Anka. Without any further ado I will get right into my opinion. Darryl Anka’s Bashar is a pure B.S. His heavy breathing and twitching with his weird accent change is not enough to convince me that he channels an ET. Darryl plays it safe by saying that Bashar (ET) is from an “alternate” dimensional planet located 500 light-years away because no one has the means to verify that piece of information.

And Bashar is a “highly” intellectual ET who only understands English, no matter in which language you ask a question and who says some really vague age old spiritual sh*t. “One is all, all is one…” nothing is wrong with this kind of statement but we have heard it many times already from many different people in many different ways. It is like selling the same wine in different bottles. And Darryl Anka had been doing it for the past 30 or more years, cheating people and making money.

Some people say his messages are useful no matter where it comes from. If you are finding it really hard to be spiritually motivated then you will find whatever he or any self-proclaimed spiritual leaders say- ”inspiring”.

Now I will talk about a few future prediction that Bashar gave. Again just to play safe Darryl/Bashar uses the method of probability and his excuse is if something does not happen in this universe, it might happen in another parallel universe. And since Bashar claims to come from an alternate dimension, his projection might be based on an alternate reality (if alternate realities do exist there are probably infinite amount of them instead of being just one). So he wants to say, just because it did not or will not happen in our universe does not mean it did/will not happen anywhere else.

If that theory is correct, anyone can come up with some vague prediction which has about 50% chances to come true. Well if it doesn’t, then it might happen somewhere else! Let me give you some examples from this post: Re: Bashar’s predictions

1) The first point says we will discover life on other planets between 2015 and 2017. Even if it is some kind of micro-organism like amoeba.
“The probability factor of this happening between 2015 and 2017 is 98%.”

I thought NASA already discovered microorganism in other planets. I will turn my head when I see we have discovered a real “humanoid” alien. Conspiracy theories of grey alien, reptilians or pleiadians won’t work. Otherwise it is a common sense that life can exist somewhere else beside this tiny planet called Earth.

2)  The next one says, we will see a big change in our economic system starting from the fall of 2016. Oh well! US election results always effects the whole global economic system. Donald Trump won but I don’t know if Hillary had won, how much it would change that global economic diaspora. But Bashar also claims that after this particular contraction(change in economy), will be the complete revamping of our taxation system.  That is a bit more specific, but we will see what happens in the future.

3) And if the economic system changes sure that will be a change in political system as well.

4) The rest of the points is basically saying that we are expecting some huge stir in our economic and socio-political system as well as in the use of energy.

I am not sure if these things will happen within the given years by Bashar but majority of the global shift has already started taking place.

Conning people with creativity takes a lot of dedication and intellectual ability. And I am sure Darryl Anka reads more books about end time prophecies than we do. He has taken everything from religious texts to scientific books and described them through his “imaginary” Bashar’s way.


If you are not familiar with my writing on this kind of topics,  then check:

Dolores Barrios- Alien Woman!?

Was Billy Meier hoaxed by some German blondes?

Read:

Timeline Travelers: A bizarre journey of two alien contactees (Inter-Galactic Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition

Is Dr. Greer a Fraud?


 

 

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Was Billy Meier hoaxed by some German blondes?

Although I write on a variety of topics, seems like my most viewed post in this blog is Dolores Barrios- Alien Woman!?

You guys love weird posts about alleged aliens/ETs and their contactees/abductees. Don’t you? In that article I said I would write about people like Billy Meier (click this link to read the long Wikipedia post about him if you never have heard of him).

So without any further ado, I will get right into my opinion. So IMO Billy Meier was a con artist. Check this source: Alleged UFO Contactee Billy Meier. He stole some magazine pictures of a couple of blonde models and passed them as Pleiadians. His supporter says, he took “countless” clear pictures and videos to prove his claims but I keep seeing those ugly photos of metal plates used as miniature models and some blurry photos of some blonde females looking like star trek characters with 60’s hairstyle and makeup.

Did you guys ever think that why the UFO pictures from self-proclaimed contactees from 50’s-70’s look like some old piece of metal while the new generation alleged UFOs look modern and sleek? Because these are figments of their imagination. People in the 50’s till 70’s did not have any idea how a futuristic UFO vehicle might look like, so they tried their level best to match up to their imagination.

Billy Meiers might just be an ordinary farmer with no reputable educational background, but he is imaginative enough to make and set all these up – to make his boring farming life a bit more colorful. He spent time on creating these photographs and videos with fake miniature models of objects. His wife later claimed that.

Now if you are still going to ask, how about the video clips that show spaceships disappearing and appearing out of nowhere? Well, it is not hard to come up with small flying disk circulating around with an RC remote control and add some video editing tricks to it which existed during that time. I am not saying Billy himself did that (although he might). He probably had a whole team dedicated to that. Germans have been technologically advanced even long before. Who knows, probably some of his smart ass German/Swiss friends helped him con people or they pranked him and laughed hard behind his back?

And if you are talking about some of the Pleiadian predictions being fulfilled in recent times like environmental damage, war and terror etc., why is that always “after” some events take place we hear who predicted these things correctly but not “before”? What I am saying that these claims were added later, more recently. And no one wondered, if he really traveled in the past and future with those aliens in their “beamships”, why he did not get a decent HD camera to take pictures (forget about getting an iphone)?

What do you think?


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Dolores Barrios- Alien Woman!?

I wrote this post from a very subjective point of view. I am a skeptic for most UFO/ET BS. Although I write on a wide variety of topics, for some very weird reason, this is one of my most viewed articles on this blog-which tells me that there are far too many UFO/ET enthusiasts out there.

I have always been an uber-nerd and have been reading and taking part in space and “sciency” discussions for as long as I can remember. More recently I have been spending part of my spare time reading a lot of “space-related” theoretical physics and metaphysics topics. Now, this is a subject where only a few things have been scientifically proven and there is a wide majority of topics that need to be explored. And no matter how much more advanced or evolved we-human civilization becomes, we can just never have enough knowledge and discovery of this vast and ever-expanding universe. Because of that reason, there is way more garbage than true authentic information around the internet. The Internet is nowadays the mother of all knowledge. But that also means we sometimes care less about the credibility of the information presented, and more about the content.

Anyways, one of my interesting finds on the internet has been about life on other planets/etc. I will present more of these weird findings and my own opinion later. But today I am going to focus on this fascinating lady named Dolores Barrios. I was watching YouTube videos and found this commercial a few times about something called “Cosmic Disclosure: Gaia”. Probably you have seen it or will see it as an advertisement. There they are talking about Nordic Aliens’ secret civilization and “these” Nordic-looking beings while showing this lady-Dolores Barrios’ photo. I did not even know her name or where or how to find information about her at that point but her face stuck in my head. I thought, “OMG! Look at her. What a unique pretty face!” Her face seems very much human but there is something about her.

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I have been reading and watching videos back and forth about Billy Meiers’ Case, Bashar by Darryl Anka, Betty and Bernie Hill and many many other alien contactees and abductees (perhaps I will discuss them later in my other posts as well). But as far as I have found, this whole UFO trend started around 1940-50s and continued to stay as a so-called “new age” hot topic up until the late 80’s or early ’90s. Since then, things have thwarted a bit for various global socio-political reasons.

But George Adamski is kind of like a pioneer (or one of the pioneers) in this UFO/Alien contacts/abduction case. He claimed to have contact with Venusians. This was not known back in the ’50s, but now we all know that Venus is an uninhabitable planet for us due to its close proximity to the sun and extreme environment (Click on this link for more info: Life on Venus). UFO-Undefined Flying Objects do not necessarily need to be alien spacecraft. That is what we think by default. Either Adamski himself was a con artist or those so-called Venusians were con artists pretending to be aliens. Or it might just be an arrangement between them to con people.

Adamski was presenting his case at this UFO conference back in 1954 in California, where this exotic looking lady along with two other men appeared in that event. Just search with her name “Dolores Barrios” on google and you will find enough information.  People have been scrutinizing her photos, postures, etc. (Check this link: Do you remember Dolores Barrios, the woman from the planet Venus??? ). The other two men are pretty normal looking IMO.

What is my take on this? I am very skeptical and I don’t believe just about anything without concrete evidence. Until this date, more of these UFO/ET related claims are, well, just claims. A lot of cosmology, astrology, spiritual concepts are mixed together with metaphysics and paranormal events in these types of claims which make this whole topic a hot mess. Sorry for my strong use of words! I don’t think this lady is Venusian or Nordic Alien or Pleiadian. She does have a very distinctive-almost pillar-shaped nose, her eyes are far apart and she has a broad forehead. She has absolutely beautiful- big eyes and nice fuller lips. The expression seems much more human and humble. If you search more about the typical feature of Nordic aliens, a lot of contactees claim some of these common physical traits (tall built, long nose, long face, far apart big eyes, big forehead, attractive looking etc, in majority of the suspects of the cases have luminous blue eyes and very pale skin and hair). But for me, she is just a beautiful lady. It seems like even an alien wears eyeliner and possibly fake eyelashes, eh! Some people around the internet (and also in the link that I provided above) pointed out from this standing pose picture below, that she is probably a male alien disguised as a female and they have presented their reasoning. But I think I have seen a lot of tall, athletic-looking ladies who don’t have very feminine figures but have beautiful faces.  I think most runway supermodels are tall and lanky. So it does not seem very odd to me.

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If we really have to suspect all slightly unique looking individuals as aliens, then the presence of these alien beings is probably far too common among us than we think. That brings us to the next question, do we know where we are coming from? Are most of us aliens? I find all the claims about star-seeds total bullshit.

Tell me in the comment about your opinion on this lady. Also, if you are into Sci-Fi short stories about ET/Aliens/Star-beings/Pleiadians etc, check this out:

Timeline Travelers: A bizarre journey of two alien contactees (Inter-Galactic Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition


Also, read other popular posts related to this kind of topic:

Was Billy Meier hoaxed by some German blondes?

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Timeline Travelers: A bizarre journey of two alien contactees (Inter-Galactic Saga Book 1) Kindle Edition

Is Dr. Greer a Fraud?


If you like fictional Sci-Fi stories:

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