Why is a “healthy” INTJ, INTP, or ENTP always considered conforming? Why is conforming such a good thing?

“Health” via “conforming” looks quite different for each type.

For the INTJ, there comes a point when their pragmatic hypothesis is underway, and they see their vision getting filled in around the edges with facts, figures, and means of measurement on its way to becoming experiential.

That’s usually when the INTJ realizes what they’ve been lacking in giving their lives over to ruthless pursuit of whatever it is they’re building, initiating, or working to figure out.

Unlike the ENTJ or ESTJ, the INTJ then comes to see their need for sentiment and deep connections with others, especially connections with feelers who can help balance them out.

For the INTP, viscerally appreciating others’ values is either a hopeless headache or impossible, superfluous puzzle.

Whenever they try, it comes across as very unnatural.

But a healthy INTP follows their inner drive to see limitless possibilities so those possibilities can then be fed back into their reasoning.

And possibilities can easily be tied to value, at least conceptually.

So, by following the order of their function stack—by applying Ti reasoning to Ne perception, which is then filtered through Si experiential awareness—INTP’s can come to understand what others find worthwhile and why . . . even if those values seem to conflict with the direction pure reason would want to move.

The ENTP is likely to leap headlong in a direction that doesn’t fit well with what they’ve experienced to be right for them.

Take Jack Skellington for example.

Jack’s dominant Ne perception seeks new possibilities; so when he sees christmas town, he jumps at the idea of becoming Santa Clause.

He then uses auxiliary Ti to study every aspect of this new pursuit.

But when it comes time for his plan to play out in society, he’s forced to conform to the truth about himself (which maps to what Sally, dominant in Si, had been trying to warn him about all along).


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