The following is a rewrite of a previous article I wrote in Japanese.
Have you ever heard of the 16Personalities personality test? https://www.16personalities.com/ja
It’s a self-reported personality test that you can take at this page.
When I took the test on this page, I came out as an INTJ type.
The description of the INTJ personality type says, “It is one of the most solitary, rarest, and most strategic personality types, and the architects themselves feel it all the more painfully. They make up only 2% of the population, and are especially rare among women, who make up only 0.8% of the population. They often have a hard time finding people who think like them and can keep up with their insatiable intellectual pursuits and gamesmanship as if it were a chess match. They are imaginative, decisive, and ambitious, but they are also reclusive and incredibly curious, but they don’t waste energy. As explained in https://www.16personalities.com/ja/intj%E5%9E%8B%E3%81%AE%E6%80%A7%E6%A0%BC
So, you’re a bocce.
Many people who are INTJ type in the personality test are high performance botches or social misfits who live their lives questioning school and Japanese society, and I think they have a relatively strong motivation to FIRE. I am one of the few(?). As one of the few (?) INTJ women, I believe that it is better for these people to aim for financial freedom.
When working as a member of society, most people tend to spend their salary on raising their own living expenses if they don’t think about it, and it’s hard to feel happy.
They think that raising their living expenses will lead to their own happiness, so they aim to get a promotion in order to raise their living expenses, care about the people around them and their bosses, and as soon as they get home, they become limp from the stress of caring. ……
After a short rest, you head back to work the next day. ……
I think this kind of life is very painful for INTJs who are going my way.
Especially for INTJ women, who are few and far between.
“I don’t understand why people at work are so happy to talk about gossip on TV.
“I’m not interested in workplace love stories.
“I’m not interested in celebrities.
“I don’t like the atmosphere of having to get along with women in the workplace.
I don’t like the atmosphere of having to get along with women at work.
“What do you do on your days off? “What are you doing on your day off? I just stay at home because it’s the most comfortable thing for me. ……
I’m just at home because it’s the most comfortable. ……
“It’s nice that you want to get to know me and invite me out for drinks, but I don’t want to go out for drinks because it’s just a waste of time and money.
“I don’t care about trends.
I don’t care about the epidemic.” “I can’t empathize with people who say that it’s hard and stressful to play outside because of the new corona infection, because I don’t feel any stress.
Moreover, unlike men, who become more popular as they increase their social status, women lack the motivation to get ahead in the company in the first place.
What’s really important for you is to work at your own pace and enjoy yourself, or to do what you like without anyone getting in your way, isn’t it?
Some INTJ types may have also been interested in a research career.
However, as we all know, we cannot live without money, and facing this harsh reality, some of us may have given up such a path and chosen to find a job to make a living.
However, if you are able to gain financial freedom, semi-retired and FIRE, you will not be bothered by annoying relationships in the workplace, you will not have to worry about money, and you will be able to devote yourself to what you love.
Although achieving financial freedom and becoming semi-retired is a goal and a dream for non-INTJs as well, I believe that it is better for INTJs to achieve financial freedom at a young age, especially if they are likely to feel uncomfortable living in Japanese society.
Even so, it is not easy to achieve financial freedom at a young age.
You need to have a certain amount of income, and those who have achieved this will be the first to approach financial freedom.
This may sound harsh, but I think it is the reality.
However, INTJ type people seem to have a personality that makes it easy for them to increase their annual income to the point that they are in the top four of the 16 types of people.
The ability of INTJs to think about the best way to achieve their goals and the best way to achieve their results makes it easy for them to achieve a high income.
Even if you don’t have a high income from your main job, you can often earn a high income from a second job.
I believe that INTJ types who put in the effort are more likely to achieve financial freedom.
Even if they don’t have a high income, I think it is relatively easy for INTJs to achieve financial freedom.
When considering the goal of financial freedom at a young age, it is important to have (1) a low cost of living and (2) a high savings rate.
In particular, (1) low cost of living is directly related to the difficulty of achieving financial freedom.
In this respect, many INTJs may have a low cost of living to begin with, even if they are not aware of it.
This is, after all, common among INTJ people.
“I don’t want to do things that don’t make sense, and I don’t want to go out blindly.
“I don’t want to do anything meaningless.
I think it’s because of this personality.
Also, I think that almost no one spends money to look good.
When people around me say things like, “I bought my junior a drink because he was here,” or “I bought a new suit because I got a raise,” or “I want to have lunch at a restaurant with a nice atmosphere because I want to take a good picture for Instagram,” or “I want to live in a tower mansion someday,” I feel like I’m not spending enough money.
You will think that I don’t really know what I’m talking about.
It is said that consuming in order to build up one’s character is called differential consumption or manifest consumption, but INTJs are likely to keep their distance from this kind of behavior.
INTJs, who have a core of thinking and acting from a calm and objective point of view without being influenced by others, will be incomparably strong in this respect.
And, assuming that (1) the cost of living is low, I believe that (2) a high income will result in a high savings rate, which will bring one closer to achieving financial freedom in particular.
Recently, perhaps due to the fact that Japanese society is in a steady decline, I think it is becoming more and more common, especially on the Internet, to occasionally see phrases such as, “Spending one million yen a year is happier than earning ten million yen a year.
However, especially for INTJ type people, I think it is often possible to achieve a level of living where you can earn 10 million yen a year and still live on 1 million yen a year, which is the strongest power you can have.
As mentioned above, INTJ types who have the ability to specialize in achieving their goals by nature, and who tend to feel stressed by troublesome human relationships with others, should aim for financial freedom, and I believe that achieving financial freedom will make your life more colorful.
I also live my life with the goal of achieving financial freedom, doing research every day, while at the same time reflecting on what my values really are and what makes me happy …….