This is almost me

Hmmm. What have we here? “What Each Myers-Briggs Type Does On Vacation.” Let’s see:

INTJ: Selects the optimal hotel, dining and entertainment options by methodically narrowing down a list of possible selections prior to the trip.

This is true of me only to a certain extent. I do look up as much as I can in advance, but not that far in advance: while the route is plotted beforehand, local stops on the World Tours, historically, have been planned on a two-day-ahead basis at most. And of the four letters in the MBTI, the J is the most problematic for me; I could almost pass for an INTP, which does the following:

INTP: Embarks on a solitary road trip with no fixed destination.

I reckon there’s just enough difference between those two scenarios to accommodate me and my two and a half bags.


  1. backwoods conservative »

    4 June 2015 · 2:56 pm

    The difference between a tourist and a traveler:

    A tourist comes into town with a suitcase full of clothes and a pocket full of money, stays for two weeks, and leaves broke.

    A traveler comes into town with just the shirt on his back and a $20 bill and stays for three days without changing either one.

    The INTJ best describes me.

  2. McGehee »

    4 June 2015 · 4:19 pm

    My wife tends to make the travel arrangements when we travel together. She and I agree on most of the requisites, and are both aware and tolerant of each other’s individual requisites.

    I would like to be able to do the solitary, no fixed destination thing, but the idea that it makes my fourth M-B parameter not J is an evil, idiotic slander.

  3. fillyjonk »

    4 June 2015 · 4:28 pm

    I’m supposedly INFJ, but I can tell you: no way in heck would I spend my vacation volunteering on an organic farm


  4. fillyjonk »

    4 June 2015 · 4:30 pm

    My ideal vacation: a smaller, fairly safe city where I can get a “home base” at a hotel or B and B, where there are interesting museums or hiking in the area, and antique/craft/other interesting shops.

    I don’t travel much though because I’ve had a few bad experiences down through the years as a woman traveling alone. These days I mostly go to see family, or go to conferences for work.

  5. backwoods conservative »

    4 June 2015 · 4:55 pm

    I just took an online Meyers-Briggs test and came up ISTJ instead of INTJ. I suppose I have some overlap in the S/N category.

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