After filling many different requests of what to write about, I forgot about one comment that was particularly important for me to write about, however I was reminded when I was requested to write about MBTI and writing via email. This reminded me of the comment above, and encouraged me to answer this very question.
After surveying the internet, I discovered a few noticeable trends. Firstly, on the MBTI related articles I found a significantly high number of readers and writers who are INFJ’s; it was still higher than usual when considering the over population of INFJ’s who are interested in MBTI. Secondly, when looking at writers and authors in general, I discovered how many were quiet, creative, often emotional people; INFJ’s and INFP’s.
This got me thinking; why are INFJ’s so interested in writing?
Introverts are often described as having the ability to think deeply and for a thorough amount of time. Many introverts are better at communicating a message via writing rather than speaking. This is due to their ability to focus on the one topic for a long period of time. In the case of writing for long periods of time, introverts can focus on their subject without being distracted from the outside world, making introverts most likely to write.
Secondly, intuitive people are generally more analytical thinkers, meaning they have the ability to summarize and conclude the messages they want to present in a text as they can see the connections and underlying connotations in texts. They also have the ability to create ideas off the top of their heads.
On the one hand, objective writing can be found in scientific text books and non-fiction, which is where thinking types most likely will be found writing. However, with a larger number of topics in the non-fiction world, and with an arguably more interesting writing field in opinion based blog in today’s world, feeling type’s dominate the writing industry due to their ability to capture the desire of what a reader wants to read, and due to the interesting topics that surround the feeling type writing medium.
Finally, judging types are more determined to achieve in the writing industry. Judging types are organized and effecient, and whilst many perceivers will have the ideas, they may not complete them and put them to paper. This can best explain why INFJ’s are most likely to write.
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