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Oct. 29th, 2005 @ 09:13 pm (no subject)
Ha! I took the MBTI personality test, and I learned that I am an INTJ.

I also took the ANSIR test.

Thinking: Evokateur
Working: Scintillator
Emoting: Sentinel

Interesting.

But what do these test results have to do with my communication skills?

I am pretty bad communicator, I think. I can't argue. I think this is my greatest weakness. Whenever I have to argue or defend my case before others, my brain freezes, and I can't think or say what I need to say. Is there any miracle cure for this?
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From:xperiweb
Date:October 30th, 2005 07:02 am (UTC)
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Personality tests help you understand "how" you communicate. As well it might be understood, not everyone has your personality style. In fact INTJ's are rare. You are introverted so it makes sense that you would rather "document or write" your defense then speak it out.

Miracle cure? Sort of. It's called practice. *grin* Since Extroversion isn't a strength, it's important to nurture that aspect to create a more *balanced* approach where one is able to communicate with all.

Hope that helped in some way... certainly not a miracle cure answer. *grin*
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Date:October 30th, 2005 12:34 pm (UTC)
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You are introverted so it makes sense that you would rather "document or write" your defense then speak it out.

Yes, I love to write. I find that I would rather write to people than talk to them. And the problem is that I seem to be a lot less intelligent when I have to talk.

This is why I would rather not talk anything. You know, even a fool appears to be wise until he speaks.

And you are saying that I would have to practice talking. I tell you what, that ain't gonna work! I don't want to make a fool out of myself. :-(
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Date:October 30th, 2005 06:19 pm (UTC)
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I hear what you are saying.

"And you are saying that I would have to practice talking. I tell you what, that ain't gonna work! I don't want to make a fool out of myself. :-("

Practice talking with people whom you feel comfortable with or has the same difficulty as you. Practice is not the "real deal". :-) Get comfortable with making mistakes, flubbing, spitting, etc..

I did it and people can't shut me up now. You can learn to "turn on" your voice when you need to. Really. :-)

Are you a member of NTPersonality?
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Date:October 30th, 2005 06:23 pm (UTC)
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http://www.livejournal.com/community/ntpersonality/

There are specifically INTJ groups as well. A good LJ friend of mine is troyworks He's an INTJ. INTJ women are rare. :-)

These groups are a wonderful resource for our burning questions. The people will understand you and can help you find strategies. Currently, I'm typing as an ENFJ but I used to type as an ENTJ and INTP (during my "get away from me, I have important things to study and invent!" stage). :-)