“I don’t have a fear of commitment. I have a fear of abandonment. We all screw things up. I screw things up, especially with people I love. I get needy, I get moody, I get distant, I want to be close, I get confused. I don’t understand all of it, but I keep pushing because I hope this thing, this universe, there’s no way that I’m the only person out there who wants something this bad, if I want it, someone else out there must too.”—
why is sheldon cooper INTP instead of INTJ or ISTJ? isn't he clearly a J by the structure he imposes on his own life and others'?
That’s simple. Sheldon is not a Te-user, thus he cannot be IXTJ.
Subjective logic, not factual external logic. Ti-dom. Can you prove it, Sheldon? Nope. Just thought it up. Seems logical. He analyzes, not implements. Ti.
Theorizes, conceptualizes, is somewhat distract-able, and tends to leap in before he’s done theorizing or formulating, so he often screws up because of impulsive behavior in spite of logical soundness. Ti-Ne.
Then there’s his Si. I can’t eat this hamburger, it doesn’t have the same amount of pickles as last time, and I insist on having that number of pickles. Sheldon likes same-ness. He notices if things are different. He can be insanely anal about change. He likes the consistency of a routine in menial things (lifestyle, gaming, eating, etc).
Chastising, judging other people, craving approval and affirmation in his desire to be acknowledged as a genius — all Fe. Sheldon lets people know EXACTLY how he feels about stuff, all the time. Sure, some of it is based in Ti-logic, but it shows externally in tantrums and his craving for affirmation. Specifically, that’s inferior Fe.
“What if I should discover that the poorest of the beggars and the most impudent of offenders are all within me; and that I stand in need of the alms of my own kindness, that I, myself, am the enemy who must be loved — what then?”— Carl Jung (via randomglory)