My question is have taken the MBTI Test many times before and the results that got were INTP and INTJ. Most of the time I fall in the range of the INTP family but once in a while i will test into the INTJ group. My question is that since i can do both, can those types fuse together to work with each another or I am able to switch between gears for both those personalities. Because when u break it down, the INTP consists of introved thinking and extroveted intuiton while the INTJ uses introvted intuiton and evxtorted thinking. So these personalities dont share any common functions but they are both in the intellctual group with ENTP and ENTJ becuase they share NT. This querstion is been spinning in my brain for the last couple days. It will be much appericated plus much gratitiude if i can get answer to my question. 

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carla ruiz (not verified) says...

From my perspective, I have learned about both and I can see a lot of similarities in both personalities obviously. I test as INTJ but the percentage of judging over prospecting is by 2% which I feel is very close to being 50 - 50 so for me to be like INTP in certain situations and INTJ in others makes sense to me. This is my theory for it makes sense, say if you were to be 50% introvert, 50% extrovert. you are very balanced between the two so you can relate to both but if you happen to be about 80% introvert and 20% extrovert then you would be very different from one type so there wouldn't be much of a relation to being an introvert. 

ThreeBlackSevens says...

Well, you're not both per se. You may be very borderline, and have highly developed Ni Ti Ne and Te, but you'll at least have a slight preference for Ni-Te or Ti-Ne, if you look close enough. I'm kind of in the same boat, a little more INTJ though.

Eudoxia (not verified) says...

I am also INTP who comes very close to INTJ - many years ago when I did the Myers-Briggs test I scored as INTJ now I am INTP.  I am alot more pereceptive than I was 30 years ago when I was career driven and highly orientated to suceed and did.  I was in executive management for many years.  Then switched as I became more self aware after a disasterous and destructive relationship with a sociopath.  I do relate more to INTJ now by a long shot.  I was never a very good housekeeper, I've improved today.  I have one very estranged child and a very close son.  I am not big on small talk and "chit chat" annoys the hell out of me to the point I simply can't stomach it.  I can be percieved as being quite rude when in reality I am just truthful.  I am definitely on the fringe and interested in esoteric material and the meaning of life than materialistic persuits.  I scored practically zero on materialism.  Girly, girly stuff leaves me cold and I just can't get into it whatsoever.  I am extremely empathic, however, to the point I refuse to go into large crowds.  Small crowds not a problem like a night at the tavern or something but going to a stadium type event won't draw me.  You coudln't pay me to attend one.  I live a semi reclusive lifestyle, where I am now an avid writer and can dedicate my time to those off beat subjects that have captured my interest. 

StellaSnowy1 (not verified) says...

It's most likely IMO, that you identify most with one type but at times exhibit traits of the other.

Such as being predominantly INTJ, but leaning towards INTP when it comes to making decisions with romantic relationships, for example.  Maybe you are less decisive, judging and seeking of closure as with a strong J/ INTJ and instead more open ended (willing to revisit past relationships, again indecisive, showing more P/ perceptive than judging traits).  I'm basing this off of observation and speculation regarding a good friend.  Those are my thoughts.

64CAD says...

Have you taken the 16personalities test? It gives you one type with percentages for each letter. However, they have their own theories. But, if you take the 16personalities test from time to time, you will be able to see that you are probably more of one than the other.

Salt says...

Mistyping between INTJ & INTP is not that uncommon even though their function stack is different they can manifest very similar. I had the same issue when I take the test after work I can get INTJ but if I'm relaxed INTP mood and outlook can affect your answers. Consider this also all 16 types use the same 8 functions it's just the 4 preferred/valued functions are different which makes the 4 not preferred/ not valued "shadow functions" different but we use them all still even though the 7th function (Fe for INTJ, Se for INTP) is considered the blind spot in every personality the other shadow functions can be strong. A lot of INTP's on cognitive function test report testing really high on Ni I score in the 90+% (the score is the probability of use, not the amount of use) but it's still a shadow function and a lot of INTP's find it uncomfortable because we're not as conscious of it so it feels like unverified information and random where an INTJ would have a more aware experience of Ni. A popular description for Ni is it is internal like a descending spiral coming to a point and Ne is continually expanding outward with possibilities. So it's not so much as switching between personalities it's just using functions were not as aware of and NT types will have similarities to each other.                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Guest (not verified) says...

does that Really Matter? are you looking for something? if the P and J traits are compensated to each other? 

EpicPollon (not verified) says...

Hello All,

I also categorize sometimes as a J (original INTP) what I found from looking further into it, is that just because I personify J at times, it does not mean I am a J at all. Because of the other traits Ti, Se, Fe and the likes, it never really comes down to one letter. The best way i found to understand this is that, the majority of the time, I disagree with what the INTJ is thinking. Even though I can focus extreemely well and get a ton of projects done to completion, that is a result of me working on my weaknesses and not a correlation of being a J. The fundementals will always be that I am not adament on my decisions, like an INTJ. My mind can always be changed, I love humanity.

Everyone is capable of being the other when needed (I to E etc) or when they want to explore or grow. How we do that, and what we still feel while doing it, is what defines our category.

Grace (not verified) says...

Yes you can switch between both. As the INTJ matures, they tend to test more as an INTP. That is, you are developing your ability to see the world through perception rather than simply judging everything. As long as you recognize this, you will find it somewhat simple to switch between either perspective and use it to your advantage.

Carol F (not verified) says...

I think you can be both. I see my INTJ in my research and writing down of my homeschooling methodology but in actual homeschooling I was highly fluid and open to the needs of my children as they came to the fore. Likewise, I invent recipes from air but keep Hahalacha (Jewish Laws) in the Orthodox way by choice. I test sometimes one and other. I also come out in the extract middle once or twice. could this be developmental. Maybe, but I suspect people can change how they perceive situation or how they interact with others based on conditions unless that happens to be another aspect of personality I yet to discover. 

Hope this helps. 

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