I was talking with a friend about which school subjects each of us has strengths in and how we have different learning styles. I then brought up personality type differences and I brought up the idea that some people are naturally better than other people at certain things, and vise versa.
He then tells me that by working hard he can be good at anything.
When I bring up how different types are natually inclined towards certain things and are better at some things than others, he says that he wants to be good at both preferences (both S and N) or be both a global and analytical learner and that he'll work to be that way.
Obviously he seems to completely misunderstand the abstract description and that someone's natural qualities do not become changed simply by working hard at them. I tried to clarify it and was very clear but he kept seeing it in concrete terms.
Sometimes it can even get annoying when I run into people who only get where they've gotten by "working hard" and putting in the time; not coming up with anything fresh, unique, or even know the true purpose in the grander scheme of things of why they're doing what they're doing.
On a side note, I asked him to give me a vague estimate on what the monetary value of everything in New York City was, just to speculate. He told me that he would need more information and that it depended on the economic values and of the markets, and that you couldn't technically give an estimate like that because in real terms it depends on too many variables. I then asked him to simply use his imagination, just guess, and he couldn't. At this point I was getting pretty annoyed inside but didn't show it. I just jokingly told him that he shoudn't go into appraising.
Are my friend's responses typical SJ responses, specifically ESTJ or ISTJ?