D.O.B. & Sex: 10.xx.78 (Libra / Earth Horse) - Male
Occupation: Antique Dealer & Consultant
Hobbies / Interests / Other:
Music: Alt. Rock, Industrial, Techno/Ambient, Jazz, Goth, Chamber/Medieval, Middle Eastern, etc. U2, VNV Nation, Front Line Assembly, Prodigy, Dead Can Dance, Godhead, Diana Krall, Bauhaus, NIN, Duran Duran, Coldplay, Sarah McLachlan, Depeche Mode, Colide, Front 242, Radiohead, Peter Murphy, Lords Of Acid, QNTAL, The Cult, Enya, The Cruxshadows, FSOL, New Order, Underworld, Clannad, Loreena McKennitt, Faun, The Changelings, Siouxie & The Banshees, Ministry, London After Midnight, The Electric Hellfire Club, Orgy, Rob Zombie, LaNef, Leftfield, Enigma, Danzig, Tom Petty, Assemblage 23, Sisters of Mercy, Garbage, Orbital, Live, Johnny Cash, The Verve, Tool, Robert Miles, Tracy Chapman, David Gray, Dido, Miles Davis, Sting, Tori Amos, Voltaire, Evanescence, Nina Simone, Moby, etc.
Movies: Shawshank Redemption, Good Will Hunting, Sweeney Todd, French Kiss, Boondock Saints, 8MM, Seven, Hackers, Contact, Ronin, The Devil's Advocate, The Lord Of The Rings, The Crow, Swordfish, The Hunger, The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Saint, Highlander, The Last Of The Mohicans, The Ninth Gate, Quills, Hamlet, Rounders, Frankenstein, At First Sight, What Dreams May Come, The Bourne Identity/Supremacy/Ultimatum, Inception, Dead Poet's Society, Gone In 60 Seconds, Kingdom Of Heaven, Interview With The Vampire, Let The Right One In, Silence of the Lambs, Lord Of War, Dracula, A Dangerous Method, etc.
Reading & Writing: Nonfiction, History, Religious, Occult, Demonology, Magick, Vintage Erotica, Poetry, & Philosophy. On occasion I write technical articles, editorials, poetry, and assist others in the editing and organizational structure of their writings.
Travel: Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Washington D.C., Canada, New Orleans, Savannah, Ireland, United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Italy, Turkey, Greece, Caribbean, etc.
As an INTJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things rationally and logically.
INTJs live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. They value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, and typically have high standards in these regards, which they continuously strive to fulfill. To a somewhat lesser extent, they have similar expectations of others.
With Introverted Intuition dominating their personality, INTJs focus their energy on observing the world, and generating ideas and possibilities. Their mind constantly gathers information and makes associations about it. They are tremendously insightful and usually are very quick to understand new ideas. However, their primary interest is not understanding a concept, but rather applying that concept in a useful way. Unlike the INTP, they do not follow an idea as far as they possibly can, seeking only to understand it fully. INTJs are driven to come to conclusions about ideas. Their need for closure and organization usually requires that they take some action.
INTJ's tremendous value and need for systems and organization, combined with their natural insightfulness, makes them excellent scientists. An INTJ scientist gives a gift to society by putting their ideas into a useful form for others to follow. It is not easy for the INTJ to express their internal images, insights, and abstractions. The internal form of the INTJ's thoughts and concepts is highly individualized, and is not readily translatable into a form that others will understand. However, the INTJ is driven to translate their ideas into a plan or system that is usually readily explainable, rather than to do a direct translation of their thoughts. They usually don't see the value of a direct transaction, and will also have difficulty expressing their ideas, which are non-linear. However, their extreme respect of knowledge and intelligence will motivate them to explain themselves to another person who they feel is deserving of the effort.
INTJs are natural leaders, although they usually choose to remain in the background until they see a real need to take over the lead. When they are in leadership roles, they are quite effective, because they are able to objectively see the reality of a situation, and are adaptable enough to change things which aren't working well. They are the supreme strategists - always scanning available ideas and concepts and weighing them against their current strategy, to plan for every conceivable contingency.
INTJs spend a lot of time inside their own minds, and may have little interest in the other people's thoughts or feelings. Unless their Feeling side is developed, they may have problems giving other people the level of intimacy that is needed. Unless their Sensing side is developed, they may have a tendency to ignore details which are necessary for implementing their ideas.
The INTJ's interest in dealing with the world is to make decisions, express judgments, and put everything that they encounter into an understandable and rational system. Consequently, they are quick to express judgments. Often they have very evolved intuitions, and are convinced that they are right about things. Unless they complement their intuitive understanding with a well-developed ability to express their insights, they may find themselves frequently misunderstood. In these cases, INTJs tend to blame misunderstandings on the limitations of the other party, rather than on their own difficulty in expressing themselves. This tendency may cause the INTJ to dismiss others input too quickly, and to become generally arrogant and elitist.
INTJs are ambitious, self-confident, deliberate, long-range thinkers. Many INTJs end up in engineering or scientific pursuits, although some find enough challenge within the business world in areas which involve organizing and strategic planning. They dislike messiness and inefficiency, and anything that is muddled or unclear. They value clarity and efficiency, and will put enormous amounts of energy and time into consolidating their insights into structured patterns.
Other people may have a difficult time understanding an INTJ. They may see them as aloof and reserved. Indeed, the INTJ is not overly demonstrative of their affections, and is likely to not give as much praise or positive support as others may need or desire. That doesn't mean that he or she doesn't truly have affection or regard for others, they simply do not typically feel the need to express it. Others may falsely perceive the INTJ as being rigid and set in their ways. Nothing could be further from the truth, because the INTJ is committed to always finding the objective best strategy to implement their ideas. The INTJ is usually quite open to hearing an alternative way of doing something.
When under a great deal of stress, the INTJ may become obsessed with mindless repetitive, Sensate activities, such as over-drinking. They may also tend to become absorbed with minutia and details that they would not normally consider important to their overall goal.
INTJs need to remember to express themselves sufficiently, so as to avoid difficulties with people misunderstandings. In the absence of properly developing their communication abilities, they may become abrupt and short with people, and isolationists.
INTJs have a tremendous amount of ability to accomplish great things. They have insight into the Big Picture, and are driven to synthesize their concepts into solid plans of action. Their reasoning skills gives them the means to accomplish that. INTJs are most always highly competent people, and will not have a problem meeting their career or education goals. They have the capability to make great strides in these arenas. On a personal level, the INTJ who practices tolerances and puts effort into effectively communicating their insights to others has everything in his or her power to lead a rich and rewarding life.
Your Temperament is Rational : NT
Your Variant Temperament is Mastermind : INTJ
Based on the Extraversion/Introversion Inventory Test score of 36, the 5 point difference between sensing and intuition on the Duniho and Duniho Life Pattern Indicator (DDLI), the Supplementary Questions showing a low Introverted Sensing but high Introverted Intuition, and the Keirsey Character Sorter supporting a "NT" temperament; your personality type is INTJ (The Mastermind) with Enneagram Type Five (The Investigator).
You function best in an environment relatively free of conflict or hostility. When tension mounts, you may become silent; and if tension continues, you may withdraw or avoid the situation altogether. When a new activity is considered, you may require support or encouragement to participate or perform in the new activity. You may appear to others as hesitant rather than decisive, although you become decisive once all the facts are gathered and evaluated. You will not make a decision unless certain that analysis is complete. You prefer not to seek quick personal relationships, but rather build relationships slowly. Once your relationships are formed, they tend to be lasting. You will generally not act impulsively. As a result, others around you may perceive a slowness of thought or action. This results not from slow thinking, but from complete analysis of the situation before acting. Your response indicates a strong need to be precise. This projects into the social environment by the need to have a place for everything and everything in its place. You may not jump in immediately for a new idea or activity. You may need time to consider all aspects of the idea before supporting it with time and talent. You tend to think before you act. As a result, the things you do will be purposeful and deliberate. You prefer to wait until you're sure of your ground before acting. This might mean after several visits to a new place, or after a few meetings with a new person, you will feel more open to risk or share trust.
Each person has a unique way of communicating. We use a combination of body language, facial expression, verbal tone and word choice to share ourselves with others. The following statements offer a look at the natural behavior you bring to an interpersonal relationship. When asked about your opinions, you may not share your ideas or opinions openly with those asking. You remain rather self-contained in social situations. Some may perceive you as aloof, but it's really caution. You dislike having to initiate new relationships. However, others may seek you out because you are a good listener, quiet and nonthreatening. You value quality relationships over quantity relationships. While others may boast of hundreds of acquaintances, you will find security in deep relationships with a smaller number of people. Your strength is to bring stability, security and awareness of consequences to activities. In a sense, you may be considered as the one with the "conscience." In new interpersonal situations, you may appear hesitant in relationships with others, and not easily risking or extending trust. This relates to your rather self-contained and cautious manner. You usually communicate with others in a reserved, diplomatic and congenial fashion. You are a careful and analytic listener who will generally not offer ideas or opinions unless asked. You will convey patience towards others in most situations. This patience comes from a need to maintain harmony. Others may read this as a strong stabilizing factor in your behavior. You may be passive and even cautious in your behavior toward others. On first meeting people, you may be somewhat suspicious, wanting to be more studying of others than revealing of yourself. You may be a steadying influence because of your restrained and unassuming way. You usually wait to be asked your opinion rather than offering an opinion. Because you may not call attention to your own accomplishments, you may benefit from others giving recognition to you occasionally. Constant recognition may make you feel uncomfortable.
After three years and much anticipation, Merticus and Mooshka are finally getting married. Many of you may have no idea who we are and that's perfectly understandable given our richly diverse and generally private social circles. In any event, for those who do know us in one capacity or the other, we'd like to notify you of this joyous occasion. Wedding Reception: April 17, 2010 - Atlanta, GA Honeymoon Location: A Private Villa In St. Martin/Maarten
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