Posted by Andrew (18.104.22.168) on August 06, 2003 at 01:25:21:
In Reply to: Anyone else on the 5-4 / INFJ-INTJ fence? posted by FenceMan (22.214.171.124) on June 15, 2003 at 18:26:17:
I only partially fit into this category as an INTJ, but was inspired by Michael's post. I took both the old and new tests here. The first was equal in type 1, 3, and 5. The new one I'm a 5w1. So now that you know where this is coming from... one word: Entrepreneur.
In creating your own venture, you seek to find what you can do. Not saying that everyone finds emotional reward in creating from their strenghts, but it poses a strong combination of thinking and feeling especially in dealing with your customer. In any business you have to create, and think about the path you want your business to go. It elevates your skill to an art.
Fence man's post seeks a position of "doing better" but that depends on the definition of doing better. Do you mean monetarily? What is better? Are you seeking improvement by external standards (fame and fortune) or internal (meaningful work, self improvement)? My definition of doing better is making a positive difference. Whether that difference is making one of my client's applications run 40% faster yielding a 20% cost reduction, or whether it's letting someone into my busy lane from a side street (possibly saving that person undue stress figuring they'll never get home), you've made a difference.
quantify emotionally rewarding tasks/goals/activities/etc and you can successfully walk the fence.
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