Anonymous asked: Trying to really get a grasp of the differences in speech and body language, between intp’s and intj’s could you suggest a couple of people to watch back-to-back to really highlight the difference?

IZ: There is a video of Jordan Peterson (intp) and Sam Harris (intj) having a really long discussion on theoretical matters.

There are videos of actors David Strathairn (intp) and Michael Emerson (intj).

There are also TedTalks by scientist Danielle Bassett (intp), and psychologist Alison Ledgerwood (intj).

Book presentations by Brooke Barker (intp), and Chelsea Clinton (intj).

anonymous asked: Hey, remember those comments about the tag with the most resting bitch-face? Apparently, it is actually just a neutral face with no expression. The perceiver is at fault for reading negativity into it, according to Lisa Feldman Barrett, psychologist on Youtube: watch?v=whWbVc6vUhg. So ISTJs are like Switzerland?

Ok, this is in reference to this post, and this post.

I watched the video ages ago, and have been thinking about it.  I agree with her take on it to a point, but, also, it’s pretty clear that some people look angrier than others when completely relaxed, and it also is possible that this is type related, because muscle tension is type related.  (There’s probably also a genetics component, because facial features.)

anonymous asked: Okay I know it was just a guess and not based on empirical evidence but I HAVE TO ask: What made you guess ISTP for Jesus. I always see people guess INFJ or ENFJ! ISTP is very interesting! (I adore your blog btw!) ♡

IZ: Too cool? He could also have been an ESTP? He was an activist? INFJs and ENFJs are not very in-your-face activists. Is Mag Ruffman going to anger the Romans by enthusiastically promoting the trades? No, she is very obviously really nice and just scary/inept with a chainsaw. The Romans would have had trouble taking NFJ anger seriously. They obviously took Jesus seriously. He seemed to really enjoy debate? The Romans clearly did not appreciate this about him. He had followers? People tend to follow people with whom they strongly relate. There are more STPs than NFJs and you could argue that STPs are more relatable leaders to more people. More people who present themselves using self-aggrandizing names like “Son of God” (sarcastically or seriously)  are in the ESTP tag; for example, Kanye West (Yeezus), Madonna (Madonna).

MS:  Also the aesthetic – I am not up on the context of the long hair/robes/sandals vibe for the time, but it’s not a very J-type look. Agreed that he could have been an ESTP.  (Actually, that is probably more likely.)

anonymous asked: You typed Princess Diana as an ESTJ and that she lacked most of the characteristics of dominant Fi. Other than being aware of her own feelings. What would be the characteristics of dominant Fi that she was lacking? Thank you.

IZ: She seems to have high extroverted thinking. She has stiff, awkward body movement. She is very cagey and quick witted when put on the spot and a lot smarter than the press often made her out to be. Consider most successful Princesses by marriage are ESTJs and ESFJs.