INFJ Top Ten List: #9 - IntelligenceHello again! Sitting here indulging myself with a cup of coffee and some cookies while I wait for my respite guy to show up. Can't take a shower unless someone's here to help out. Those of you who don't have to schedule their personal hygiene--consider yourselves blessed ;-)
Okay, next up on the top ten list. Guess what, guys - we're intelligent!!
Brain + Writing = Eloquent
Brain + Speaking = Awkward
When the thoughts in my head are channeled into the written word, everything goes smoothly. But there's a significant speed bump between my brain and my mouth, and I hit it every single time in front of a crowd. This is partly why I have such a fear of public speaking (check out Public Speaking, Zebras and INFJs). I can't cut/copy/paste/delete the words that come out of my mouth. Nor do I think quickly on my feet. It's a good thing I'm not famous, because I'd be a walking PR disaster.
The author of the excerpt above doesn't really address why we're intelligent. It's more about how we express it. But I do think that INFJs are deep, intuitive thinkers with the capacity for brilliance. The world often neglects to slow down and give us credit. And really, that's okay--because we're more comfortable working our covert magic behind the scenes anyway ;-)
Well, Johnny's here and the shower is calling. Better go and get clean while the opportunity presents itself.
Have a great day, folks - and stay tuned!