Here's a low-tech. quiz. I'm curious how people see the following list of behaviors, particularly how they relate to INTj and INTp. As I've mentioned in many posts, I think that many people have a different image in mind when they think of these types, but many people don't believe me that that's so. It would be interesting to see what composite images people have of these types, and to see what degree of consensus there is.
So I've come up with a list of behaviors to help flesh out an image of a person. Now be warned: Many of these behaviors aren't specific to INTj or INTp, and may seem more like other types, or may not even seem type-related. However, it would be interesting which ones people think are *more* likely to come from an INTj or INTp.
In addition, sometimes people who in other Jung-based typology systems may be "INTP" might actually be ENTp in Socionics, since extraversion in Socionics doesn't necessarily imply extraversion in any "usual" sense of the term.
So here's the challenge: Consider your experiences with INTps and INTjs or your image of what they're like. Select and copy & paste those behaviors below that seem more likely to be found in an INTj under the heading "INTj," and paste those that seem more likely to be found in an INTp under the heading "INTp." Leave out any that are absolutely antithetical to both types. In addition, you can also put any that sound more like ENTp under "ENTp" (or even create a category for some other type...) but still have that in your "INTj" or "INTp" list according to which one it fits better. Also, if you want, create a list of which ones fit yourself the best. Then, if anyone takes me up on this , I'll comment on the patterns I see.
* May become uncomfortable if there's not a "plan" for the day
* Criticizes others for not knowing social norms and rules or not being observant enough of one's surroundings to know how to behave
* May criticize people for moving too slowly
* Tends to follow whatever seems interesting to one's mind at the time, regardless of what was planned or expected
* When making statements, considers them as a point of departure to start a conversation, rather than as definite statements or plans to be taken too seriously
* Tends to extend assignments into something more "interesting," possibly making it difficult to get them finished on time or within the expected amount of effort
* Commits to few or no firm positions about matters, but rather tends to question others about their positions and point out logical inconsistencies
* Is interested mainly in getting the end result and forges ahead, even though one is bothered by the process and may even display anger while working
* Understands what is expected and does precisely that with very little extra effort
* Avoids routine or repetitive tasks and may be slow at performing them
* Tends to be in another world, "daydreaming," even while performing tasks
* Appears unproductive in a "clock efficiency" sense but is good at solving difficult problems and finding ingenious solutions
* Considers all questions open, and tends to persist in coming up with new angles even on matters normally considered to be solved
* Tends to want to stop discussion at some point when it appears the other person is merely speculating and not basing his/her comments on solid scholarship
* Requires that other people use the correct terminology when discussing something
* Comes up with some decisions that seem strange to others, and obstinately follows through with them, because they're logical from one's own point of view.
* Despite being able to put up a spirited intellectual debate, tends to give in to other's wishes, especially in practical matters, even to the point of changing course on major decisions
* Can masquerade at times as an F type by being expressive or sympathetic in certain circumstances
* Identifies with a community of experts; tends to represent their view and dismiss any ideas that are contrary to what the people "in the know" would say
* Works best when he/she can take advantage of ideas that come at odd moments
* Enjoys discussions with others on speculative ideas, even if those people aren't informed about the topic in a traditional or scholarly sense
* Is best at tasks that involve making things up and fleshing out ideas
* In a leadership situations, is uncompromising, demanding the highest standards, sometimes to the point of being dictatorial
* Tends to come up with many ideas and finish only a few
* Tends to finish what one has started
* Is a child at heart, tending to say silly or goofy things and devising unusual amusements
* Is somewhat domineering and very comfortable telling other people what to do
* May get bored doing just one thing, so frequently jumps from one activity to another
* Does what seems efficient from one's perspective, but is unaware or confused about others' expectations and rules
* Tends to be highly productive in spurts after periods when one seems unfocused
* Is especially good at quickly mastering well-defined structures and problems, and quickly finding the correct solution
* Sometimes has to force oneself to focus attention on predefined structures, problems, and tasks (as opposed to making stuff up)
* Is motivated by curiosity and wondering how some new idea or combination would pan out if one tried it
* Is motivated by the desire to master things
* In group situations, may passively join the group in tormenting others or performing unjust acts, or be tempted to do so to "fit in"
* In situations where the group is performing unjust or evil acts, will always be an outsider, standing in opposition to the group
* Is a strong believer in "no pain, no gain," and thus takes the most direct path instead of seeking easier ways to get the job done
* Seeks more comfortable approaches that may be unconvential but still get the job done, yet with less pain and annoyance
* Values as a primary self-defining principle the act of creating a unique product or understanding; seeking knowledge is important, but secondary to the idea of "creating"