I’ve got a fiance (INTJ), both parents still married and alive and I’m the oldest of 4 children. No kids.
My self-destructive behaviour tends to be related to alcohol, other excesses and generally dangerous behaviour. I go completely mad for about a month until I’ve got it out of my system. Mind you, still never missed a day of work! However, I stop taking care of myself and hit the booze. I’m impossible to talk to, impossible to reason with and generally just don’t care about anything.
Then it burns itself out as quickly as it arrived. It tends to happen about once every 2 years, but with hindsight, it usually happens when I’m under extreme emotional pressure (relationship break up; bad job combined with looming Masters thesis submission etc). It’s just that I don’t feel particularly pressured, unhappy or anything else - I just get an overwhelming urge to go out and have fun.
I’m just wondering if it’s a personal trait or one that other ENTJs are familiar with.