By now it has come to our consciousness that people are created differently. While there are lots of methods to measure the personality types, I have always believed in the Myers-Briggs classification, it has been consistent by identifying who I am. By identifying ourselves, we will make great discoveries.
Have you ever wondered why some people get you, like they are easy to talk with, while others seem to come from another planet? With this in mind, I know I am an INTJ, I have taken a lot of MBTI tests and it all boils down to that. Particularly a perceiver as its main cognitive style. INTJ personality classification are the rarest and the hardest for the other personality types to understand. Less than 3% of the population are INTJ and less than 1% women are INTJ. INTJ personalities are: Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinkers and Judges.
Introverted does not necessarily mean shy and quiet. INTJ’s can talk quite a bit – but not of anything of their personal nature. They keep private things entirely private.
Intuitive – ability to immediately understand something. They are people who can see many different possibilities. They come up with unique solutions to complex problems. They are creative when it comes to problem solving.
Thinkers – INTJ are very analytical. They are extremely busy (mentally) even when they are not doing anything. Their minds are always working on some theory or complex problem.
Judge – if you ask an INTJ their opinion about something, do not be horrified when they are brutally honest. Honesty is what you will get – even if it isn’t really what you wanted.
INTJ are extremely logical minded and rarely speak unless they know something to be a fact – unless they are throwing something out to get a reaction. Often INTJs are mistaken as arrogant when they are actually self confident – they know what they know and, more importantly know what they do not know and keep their mouths shut about things they do not know. If you do not make sense or are make a lot of small talk, it will be difficult to get along with a INTJ personality very well. INTJ’s have little patience for chit chat over nothing and they expect others to be as logical as they are. This said, they are EXTREMELY loyal people and are more than willing to work at a relationship even though they lack natural empathy that Feeling type people have.
Perceivers ( ENTP, INTJ, INTP, ENTJ)
- Tendency to think from the top down. They need to get a grip on and understand the whole picture before they can understand its individual components.
- Think abstractly and in terms of associations. One thing will lead them to think of another, then another, then another. They often form new concepts and draw connections between two different things this way. Thoughts come together in odd ways and they often have “aha!” moments when things are pieced together and make sense
- Has great disdain and hatred for hypocrisy and dishonesty. People who say they believe something but act otherwise greatly bother a perceiver.
- Think about new concepts that are “out there” in terms of a “Circle of Reasonableness”. As the perceiver attains new information and new facts about the questionable concept, their certainty about its possibility will become greater or lesser accordingly.
- Not likely to be affected by peer pressure. A Perceiver will stand by their convictions regardless and will stand by their ideas and decisions until given enough information to reject them.
The INTJ is an effective leader, because he looks at the facts of the situation and comes up with a rational plan. And, when the facts do change, then he will adjust the plan to suit the new situation, even when this involves major rethinking. When he leads, he gives freedom to those who are under him, as long as they live up to his standards of objectivity and rational understanding. When someone does meet these standards, then the INTJ will recognize his contribution. However, those who fall short of the INTJ’s standards will find themselves limited, restricted, or set aside. While the INTJ can be a good leader, he will not step into leadership unless asked or needed. That is because he hates emotional pressure, and expects that the facts should speak for themselves.
The INTJ has a quirky sense of humor, based in Perceiver facts and Teacher emotion. He finds it amusing when Perceiver facts or meanings lead to strange or twisted Teacher theories. Thus, he appreciates irony, puns, logic contradictions, and twisted meanings.