Personality Info

“…observer, values solitude, perfectionist, detached, private, does not talk about feelings, hard to impress, analytical, likes esoteric things…”   – Jung Type Descriptions (INTJ)

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INTJ – The “Strategist”

INTJs are introspective, analytical, determined persons with natural leadership ability. Being reserved, they prefer to stay in the background while leading. Strategic, knowledgable and adaptable, INTJs are talented in bringing ideas from conception to reality. They expect perfection from themselves as well as others and are comfortable with the leadership of another so long as they are competent. INTJs can also be described as decisive, open-minded, self-confident, attentive, theoretical and pragmatic.

Introverted (I)

Introversion is a preference to focus on the world inside the self. Introverts tend to be quiet, peaceful and deliberate and are not attracted to social interactions. They prefer activities they can do alone or with one other close friend, activities such as reading, writing, thinking, and inventing. Introverts find social gatherings draining.

Introvert Characteristics

  • Energized by time alone
  • Private
  • Keeps to self
  • Quiet
  • Deliberate
  • Internally aware
  • Fewer friends
  • Prefer smaller groups
  • Independent
  • Not socially inclined
  • Enjoys solitude
  • Thinks before speaking

iNtuition (N)

Intuition refers to how people process data. Intuitive people focus on the future and the possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. They read between the lines, they are abstract thinkers.

Intuitive Characteristics

  • Future-focused
  • Sees possibilities
  • Inventive
  • Imaginitive
  • Deep
  • Abstract
  • Idealistic
  • Complicated
  • Theoretica

Thinking (T)

Thinking refers to how people make decisions. Thinking people are objective and make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart. Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic.

Thinking Characteristics

  • Logical
  • Objective
  • Decides with head
  • Wants truth
  • Rational
  • Impersonal
  • Critical
  • Thick-skinned
  • Firm with people
  • Driven by thought

Judging (J)

Judging is the preference outwardly displayed. Judging does not mean “judgmental”. Judging people like order, organization and think sequentially. They like to have things planned and settled. Judging people seek closure.

Judging Characteristics

  • Decisive
  • Controlled
  • Good at finishing
  • Organized
  • Structured
  • Scheduled
  • Quick at tasks
  • Responsible
  • Likes closure
  • Makes plans

Famous INTJs People
Real & Fictional:
  • Arnold Schwarzeneggeractor, Governor of California
  • Maria Shriverjournalist, wife to Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Sir Isaac NewtonAstronomer
  • Hannibal LecterSilence of the Lambs
  • Joan LundenJournalist
  • Josephine TeyEnglish author
  • Katie Couricjournalist
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.journalist
  • William J. Bennettpolitician
  • Woodrow WilsonAmerican President
  • O-Ren IshiiKill Bill Vol. 1  —–> ME LIKEY!
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