Hoerr, November 29,
Recently I got an email from an INTP
describing the unique experience of being in a room with
several other INTPs. Needless to say, that doesn't happen
very often. However, even though we're statistically rare,
when I look back over almost twenty years of work history, I
find that I've quite often worked around other NTs. I've
tended to work around scientists, engineers, and computer
SJ's are supposed to be the majority, in my work history
they have tended to be over in "Admin" while I worked among
the scientists or programmers. Interestingly enough,
understanding type has helped clarify a lot of the issues I
saw come up over and over between "admin" and "the
engineers." The engineers didn't appreciate the extra work
they made for Admin when they constantly ignored the rules,
and they acted as if Admin was a necessary evil. Admin was
too picky and kept getting in the way of getting work done.
Pretty clear NP/SP vs SJ clash.
course added to that is that the engineers were
predominately T males and Admin was predominately F females.
Sometimes I wonder how R&D or Engineering ever manages
coexist in a business structure at all.
of my musings: what about your experiences? Are there a lot
of others of your type at your workplace? Have you had the
experience of suddenly being a minority type or temperament
when you're used to being the majority, or vice
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