Just Another INTJ

As someone who has always been interested in psychology, I enjoy taking personality tests, everything from Myers-Briggs to those silly quizzes on Buzzfeed. I took the Myers-Briggs again today, just to see if my results have changed. I’m still an INTJ.

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I have taken the test many times over the past several years. My INs are always strong – the last two I have had different combos on in the past, but in the last few years I have consistently scored as INTJ. Reading the profile and  descriptions of my type, I’d say it’s definitely the most accurate in describing my personality.

INTJ descriptions that are most true for me:

“As an INTJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things rationally and logically.”

“With Introverted Intuition dominating their personality, INTJs focus their energy on observing the world, and generating ideas and possibilities. Their mind constantly gathers information and makes associations about it. They are tremendously insightful and usually are very quick to understand new ideas. However, their primary interest is not understanding a concept, but rather applying that concept in a useful way. “

“INTJs are natural leaders, although they usually choose to remain in the background until they see a real need to take over the lead. When they are in leadership roles, they are quite effective, because they are able to objectively see the reality of a situation, and are adaptable enough to change things which aren’t working well. They are the supreme strategists – always scanning available ideas and concepts and weighing them against their current strategy, to plan for every conceivable contingency.”

” INTJs tend to be quiet and reserved. They generally prefer interacting with a few close friends rather than a wide circle of acquaintances, and they expend energy in social situations (whereas extroverts gain energy)”

“INTJs tend to be more abstract than concrete. They focus their attention on the big picture rather than the details and on future possibilities rather than immediate realities”

“INTJs tend to plan their activities and make decisions early. They derive a sense of control through predictability, which to perceptive types may seem limiting”

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Positive Traits:

  • Not threatened by conflict or criticism
  • Typically confident and self assured
  • Takes relationships and commitments seriously
  • Good listeners
  • Tremendously insightful

Negative Traits: 

  • Can be know-it-alls, believing they are always right
  • Tendency to hold back a part of themselves
  • May appear aloof, reserved and rigid to others who don’t know them well
  • Because of the non-linear nature of their ideas, they often have difficulty explaining themselves to others
  • Continual quest to improve everything can be strenuous on personal relationships

You can take the test here.


Sources: 1, 2, 3

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