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.
It is because the INTJ isn’t even sure where he gets his information. However, when he stakes a position, and looks it up later, it is shocking how accurate one is and in detail. As an INTJ, I will start to pontificate about things and am not sure where it came from, but it is typically very accurate. NOTE: I’m not saying INTJs “know it all” (although some can act they way), they just typically know when to talk and when to be silent. However, the range of areas that an INTJ is capable of discussing makes other types conclude that he/she is just a blowhard. The two biggest fears of INTJs is to be vulnerable (1) and wrong (2). Therefore, going on about things they are not confident about is typically not in their DNA.
Also, the INTJs driver is “Perspectives.” They get where others are coming from (intellectually, not emotionally) and they know rather quickly a vast number of the possibilities and scenarios. It is often VERY difficult for INTJs to explain their strategies and conclusions to those who are not, because they think so differently (not better) than all the others. In fact, I often feel like I speak a different language to the other types. Some types more so than others. I find it exhausting.
In addition, for the INTJ the conclusion is so obvious. An immature INTJ cannot even understand why others do not “get” whatever “it” is. Thus, it is simply too hard for them to articulate.
Immature INTJs struggle with being challenged and can find the question of “how did you come up with that?” as threatening. With maturity they will understand it is mere curiosity and not a threat.
It is difficult for most INTJs to reach maturity in these areas though, mainly because… (read more, while at Quora, check out Kevin’s other content and follow him).