Personality Type Interview: INTJ Drew

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Yippe! Back and ready to finish posting these! The interviewee, Drew, was really fun to talk with and I loved reading his answers.


Name: Drew Kirst

Age: 16

Personality Type: INTJ

Gender: Male

A bit about me: I’m a guitarist/singer/songwriter who lives on a small hobby farm and has been homeschooled all his life. I enjoy reading and writing and am approximately 98.2% awesome.

Me: When taking the test, did you ever receive a result that differs from your personality type now? Or have you always consistently been this type?

Drew: Well, I’ve only taken the test two or three times… I’ve always got the same type except once when it was INTP instead of INTJ.

Do you think your personality type affects your writing at all?

D: I would assume so… I put a bit of my personality into everything– my music, my interactions with people, my own thoughts… It would logically follow that it affects my writing as well.

Do you fit into any of your personality type stereotypes?

D: From what I’ve read, pretty much all of them. There are one or two little things that fit the INTP a bit better, but for the most part it’s right on.

How do you handle positive emotions?

D: You say that like positive emotions are a bad and/or unusual thing and need to be dealt with 😛 lol I’ma rephrase the question a tiny bit if you don’t mind to make it a bit more clear… If its not how you intended it just let me know and I’ll give you a different answer 🙂

How do you react to positive emotions?

But even that isn’t perfect… Hmm. Because that raises the question, someone else’s positive emotions or your own? I’m going to assume my own, because it seems to make the most sense in light of the current interview lol
It kind of depends, I think… If they’re caused by another person, my first reaction is to try to cause them back. For example if someone does something to make me happy(says something nice, gives me a gift, etc) I generally try to do the same for them. Now, looking at that from the viewpoint of my personality, I don’t know if it’s because I’m a nice guy, I just feel like we have to be even and I can’t be outdone by someone else, so whatever they do I have to do right back. That’s not running through my head all the time, but it’s there, deep down.
Now if positive emotions are coming from an inanimate or abstract source, like a book or a package from Grandma who lives five hours away, I can’t exactly make the book feel as happy as it made me feel, or just send grandma a package right back. So instead I try to use a happy feeling to inspire me in something– my writing, my music, or something else I might be working on.

Okay, that’s probably a lot more than you were looking for… Props for putting up with my ramblings lol

How INTJ of you 😛 Alright the next question is: How do you handle/react to negative emotions?

D: I suppose correcting that WAS pretty INTJ of me XD

Negative emotions are different. Pretty simple, actually. I isolate myself and spend (a possibly unhealthy amount of) time thinking about why I’m right and whatever is causing my negative emotions is wrong. Simple! 🙂 Lol eventually I read a book or start playing my guitar or something and kinda just let it go.

How do you deal with confrontation?

D: Hmm… That depends on who’s right… If I can see the confronter’s point, I generally take it really well, kinda talk it over and figure out how to do it better next time. If, on the other hand, the confronter has no idea what s/he’s talking about, I won’t have it. If I’m right, and I know for a fact I’m right, I will make very sure that you know for a fact that I’m right. I tend not to care who you are or what you think when it comes to that.

How do you take compliments?

D: Ugh, compliments are hard… I normally just try to act thankful for a minute and then sorta change the subject or deflect the attention to someone else… Not sure why, but being complimented really makes me feel awkward…

What’s a big misunderstanding about your type?

D: We always think we’re right. that’s not entirely true, or at least not for me. Either I KNOW I’m right, or I’m willing to accept that maybe I’m not this time– but I’ll learn from it so I will be next time! Lol

What’s a positive trait of your personality type?

D: I’m always right, of course! Lol jk… I would say a positive trait about my personality is that I always want to know the answer, so I’m very motivated to listen and learn. I’m not one to talk a lot, I would much rather listen to what others have to say, and then I test it against what I know or what someone else said and let the truth rise to the top. So in a way, I am always right… But only because I’m highly motivated to make sure of it.

What’s a negative trait?

D: A negative trait of my personality is that I’m prone to pridefulness, probably more than most other personalities would be.

What personality types do you get along with the most?

D: Mostly other xNTx types I think, preferably introverts but not necessarily.

What personality types do you not get along with?

D: I generally don’t get along with anyone with S or F. Not necessarily both.

Mind naming some of your hobbies?
D: Reading, writing, singing, songwriting, playing guitar, listening to music, running.

What are you favorite books?

D: Oh, gosh, that’s tough… I don’t even know XP I guess a few I’ve liked are Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson, the Keeper of the Lost Cities series by Shannon Messenger, Pilgrim’s Progress, and others like those. I would say LOTR but I never personally read all the books myself, just had them read to me when I was younger(but still old enough to understand the basic concept) so I feel like I need to do that myself before I can claim that lol

Favorite movies?

D: Hmm… I don’t really watch a lot of movies and I enjoy even fewer… I don’t think I could pick a favorite… I guess LOTR jumps out when I compare to any others I can think of. I’ll go with that.

Favorite shows?

D:Well, when you don’t have a TV or netflix or really any time to watch TV shows, the only ones you catch snippets of tend to be your favorites… I’d say Leverage and Doctor Who.

You’re about to battle a dragon. What do you do?

D: I would scout it out as much as possible so I know what I’m up against, and then use that knowledge to decide what type of equipment I would need, what weaknesses to take advantage of, etc. knowledge is power, they say 😉

Do you think you could handle being a character in your own stories?
D: Hmm… That depends on which stories. I write a pretty big variety. For instance, I could totally handle being in my latest one, because it’s about my dream career and I could totally see myself doing it. If it were one of my insanely complicated Fantasy stories, on the other hand, I’m not so sure. I’d like to think so, but until tested I can neither confirm nor deny that. And I don’t think it’ll be tested any time soon 😛

Personality Type Interview: INTJ Rose

interviewBEHOLD! THIS WEEK’S INTERVIEWEE IS A FEMALE INTJ! :O As rare as the Male INFJ, these mythical creatures are hard to find and when you find one…feel lucky! You’ve basically found a unicorn of a human 😀


Name: Rose

Age: Young Teen (13-15 years old)

Personality Type: INTJ

Gender: Female

About me: (LOL WHAT DO I SAY ABOUT MYSELF!?) I am a teenager who lives in Montana, a really cool part of America, where we often see all kinds of wild animals including bears, elk and millions of deer. I enjoy reading, writing, listening to music while writing, writing on my laptop, writing longhand, and basically all kinds of writing…. (Agh, I seriously have no clue what to say here). I am also a fangirl – big-time. I like hanging out with my close friends but strongly dislike social gatherings as a whole. I hate meeting new people although I can do it if I make myself. =)

Me: When taking the test, did you ever receive a result that differs from your personality type now? Or have you always consistently been this type?

Rose: I received answers I didn’t think fit me completely. Although most of the answers were pretty accurate. I took it not that long ago, so I doubt I’ve changed much. I know from the time I was nine or ten to now, my personality has changed a LOT, though.

Do you think your personality type affects your writing at all?

R: Yeah, I can have my characters use cool sarcastic retorts that I come up with. 😛

Do you fit into any of your personality type stereotypes?

R: I’m not sure. Maybe the judging one. I know I tend to be very judging.

How do you handle positive emotions?

R: Emailing or calling my friends, OK, so my FRIEND, with whatever the good news is.

How do you handle negative emotions?

R: Listen to music on my iPod until I cheer up, writing in my journal.

How do you handle stress?

R: I don’t handle it! I HATE stress! I either have a meltdown or go cry or, if feeling particularly controlled, go do something that takes my mind off of it.

How do you deal with confrontation?

R: By staying in control and using sarcasm. If I’m really mad, I’ll yell though.

How do you take compliments?

R: VERY awkwardly. Smile and say thank you and hastily change the subject.

What’s a big misunderstanding about your type?

R: That we’re always perfectly in control of a situation and never get intimidated.

What’s a positive trait of your personality type?

R: We think. We don’t dive into something without practical thought.

What’s a negative trait?

R: We judge. Although I kinda like that in a way. =)

What personality types do you get along with the most?

R: INFP and ENFP. Now the only reason I say that is because I have two good friends with those personality types and we get along really well.

What personality types do you not get along with?

R: I don’t get along that great with my brother, so maybe ESTJ. LOL. Other people with my personality type intimidate me too.

Mind naming some of your hobbies?

R: Reading, writing, fangirling, but only with people I know well, obsessing, talking on the phone with my BFF…idk, my brain isn’t working right.

What are your favorite books?

R: Left Behind, Left Behind the Kids, anything by Louisa May Alcott, almost anything by L.M. Montgomery (including the entire Anne of Green Gables series of which I LOVE the last book), Bible times historical fiction like The Robe and the Big Fisherman, Les Miserables, some books by Charles Dickens, some books by Bodie Thoene, The Cross and the Switchblade, The Shepherd of the Hills, Viking Quest series (ok, so these are books I read as a kid but they’re still fun and made a huge impression on me), and of course my own book I’m working on which I ADORE.

Favorite movies?

R: God’s Not Dead, Courageous, Anne of Green Gables, and old classics

Favorite shows?

R: We don’t have TV, so I watch almost none.

You’re about to battle a dragon. What do you do?

R: Wake up. 😛 OK, so I ready my sword, try to act like I’m not scared in the slightest, and look with cool contempt upon said dragon until he turns and flees.

Do you think you could handle being a character in your own stories?

R: NO WAY.