The Best Way to Deal with a Dense Personality

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Kevin Price, Editor at Large for USA Business Radio and Host of the Price of Business Show, has recently become hooked on Quora.  In addition to daily hosting the Price of Business, Kevin has numerous writing obligations on this and other sites for which he serves as an editor and with his syndicated column, so we decided that if he’s going to write at Quora, he is going to share that content on this website.  If you are on Quora, make sure to follow Kevin.  You can check out his page here.

Kevin’s hot topics on Quora are history, free market economics, philosophy, and Myers Briggs typology, and many others.  The following is one of his recent answers to the question in the title.

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I like to look at questions such as this through the prism of Myers Briggs, because it provides a simple paradigm to look at all the personality types. When one asks, “how can I deal with a dense personality?,” I have to ask which type are you talking about? What I mean is that each of the types have a certain “denseness” in certain areas of their lives.

INTJs (my type) often quickly understand perplexing ideas or what is going to happen, or other areas that reflect one’s intellect. I believe that when people discuss the though of someone being dense, they are typically talking about intellectual faculties. But there are other forms of denseness. Here are some examples:

  • Physical denseness. Very rarely are you going to find an INTJ or INTP (or really many NTs) that are very effective in team sports. They often lack that “sensing” connection with others that are so important in sports.
  • Emotional denseness. For example, as an INTJ, I tend to be dense when it comes to emotions. I have a difficult time getting in touch with my feelings and can also be slow in being able to recognize when somebody has been hurt by something I’ve said (even more challenging to me is why or how my actions or words affected them).
  • Observational denseness. Certain types are much quicker to notice things that need attention. I often don’t notice a phone ringing, while others (sensors and some NFs) notice it quick.
  • Intellectual denseness. This is how most people seem to describe one being “dense,” but it can be on many different levels, as seen above.

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