Should I Tell Others I am an INTJ?

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Kevin Price, Editor at Large for USA Business Radio and Host of the Price of Business Show, has recently become hooked on Quora.  In addition to daily hosting the Price of Business, Kevin has numerous writing obligations on this and other sites for which he serves as an editor and with his syndicated column, so we decided that if he’s going to write at Quora, he is going to share that content on this website.  If you are on Quora, make sure to follow Kevin.  You can check out his page here.

Kevin’s hot topics on Quora are history, free market economics, philosophy, and Myers Briggs typology, and many others.  The following is one of his recent answers to the question in the title.

Why wouldn’t I? It is not so much for pride that I do. Nor would I be too embarrassed to tell anyone (it is a blessing, like all the other types, not a curse).

I tell people, when appropriate, for several reasons:

  • To see if they are familiar with MBTI, which is one of my favorite topics anyway.
  • If familiar with MBTI, to learn what their’s is in order to have conversations that are more meaningful to both them and me. They say that INTJs speak their own language. I believe all the types do, it is just the INTJs is more difficult for some people to understand or appreciate. Not better, just different. When I know another person’s “language” it allows me to understand where they are coming from when thy approach things and to talk in a manner that would have more value to them. Meanwhile, I can listen to them and get more out of what they share as well.
  • It allows me to size up pretty early what type of friends we will be. I tend not to put much energy into certain types (although I have friends of all type), it is just a question of time. I an looking for friendships with INFJs, ENFPs, INFPs, INTPs, INTJs, and ENTJS.
  • If I find they are not familiar with MBTI, it creates an opportunity for me to share the value learning about such has had on me. I would rate learning about Myers-Briggs one of the most valuable of life’s lessons for me, and has helped me better myself and my relationships with others.

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