TYPE - NT (visionry/architect/builder) "...you

TYPE - NT (visionry/architect/builder)

"...you just reached the head of the Personality Transplant list..."

"...the good news is the results of your Personality Test are in... the bad news is.. they were negative"

"...sorry Madame, the results of your Personality Test proved inconclusive..."

"...what a shame, she has such a pretty face..."


INTJ's are the most self-confident of all the types, having "self power" awareness. Found in about 1% of the population, the INTJ's live in an introspective reality, focusing on possibilities, using thinking in the form of empirical logic and preferring that events and people serve some positive use.

Decisions come naturally to INTJ's; once a decision is made, ITNJ's are at rest. INTJ's look to the future rather than the past, and a word which captures the essence of INTJ's is builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models.

To INTJ's authority based on position, rank, title or publication has absolutely no force. This type is not likely to succumb to the magic of slogans, watchwords or shibboleths. If an idea or position makes sense to an INTJ it will be adopted; if it doesn't, it won't, regardless of who took the postition or generated the idea. As with the INTP (Introvert/Intuitive/Thinking/Perceptive), authority per se does not impress the INTJ.

INTJ's do, however, tend to conform to rules if they are useful, not because they believe in them, or because they make sense, but because of their unique view of reality. They are the supreme pramatists, who see reality as something which is quite arbitrary and made up. thus it can be used as a tool - or ignored. Reality is quite malleable and can be changed, conquered or brought to heel. Reality is a crucible for the refining of ideas and in this sense, INTJ's are the most theoretical of all the types. Where an ESTP (Extroverted/Sensation/Thinking/Perceptive) sees ideas as the pawn of reality, an INTJ sees reality as the pawn of ideas: No idea is too far fetched to be entertained. INTJ's are natural born brain-stormers, always open to new concepts and, in fact, aggressively seeking them.

INTJ's can be very single-minded at times; this can be either a weakness or a strength in their careers, for they can ignore points of view and wishes of others. INTJ's usually rise to positions of reponsibility, for they work long and hard and are steady in their pursuit of goals, sparing neither time nor effort on their part or that of their colleagues and employees.

Cost effectiveness is a concept which has a strong imperative for INTJs, who frequently select occupations in engineering, particularly human engineering. They also can be found in the physical sciences, in roles which require development, such as curriculum building, and, in general, any job which requires the creation and application of technology to complex areas.

As mates, INTJs want harmony andorder in the home and in relationships. They are the most independent of all the types. They will trust their intuitions about others when making choices of friends and mates, even in the face of contradictory evidence and pressures applied by others. The emotions of an INTJ are hard to read and neither male nor female INTJ is apt to express emotional reactions. At times, both will seem cold, reserved and unresponsive, while in fact INTJ's are almost hypersensitive to signals of rejection from those for whom they care. In social situations, INTJs may also be unresponsive and may neglect to observe small rituals designed to put others at ease. For example, INTJs may communicate that time is wasted if used for idle dialogue and thus people receive a sense of hurry from an ITNJ which is not always intended. In their interpersonal relationships, INTJs are usually better in a working situation than in recreational situations. They do not enjoy physical contact except with a chosen few.

As parents, INTJs are dedicated and single-minded in their devotion: Their children are a major focus in life. They are supportive of their children and tend to allow them to develop in directions of their own choosing. INTJs usually are firm and consistent in their discipline and rarely care to repeat directions given to children - or others. Being the most independent of all the types, they have a strong need for autonomy; indifference or criticism from people in general does not prticularly bother INTJs, if they believe that they are right. They also have a strong need for Privacy.

The most important preference of an INTJ is intuition, but this is seldom seen. Rather, the function of thinking is used to deal with the world and with people. INTJs are vulnerable in the emotional area and my make serious mistakes here.