In many ways, the INTJ mind is promoted as being the most craved type of personality because it is seen as the mastermind. Many articles that you’ll find on the internet today will speak of stunning intelligence, amazing creativity, and the ability to find an amazing end result for a project when no one else would have been able to finish the project in the first place.
INTJs also tend to plan their lives further into the future than any other personality group within this testing evaluation.
Being an INTJ also brings an increased risk of some problematic behaviors, choices, and even health issues that other personality groups just don’t seem to have. Although some people might find INTJs to be a bit weird, there are some true strengths that can be found and used to make life better. Here are the facts that you’ll want to know right now.
- INTJs tend to get the best grades of all personality groups and most people with this personality find taking classes to be a form of a leisure activity.
- INTJs have the least satisfying friendships when compared to all other personality profiles.
- About 2.5% of the entire human population has an INTJ personality.
If you want a good picture of what an INTJ mind is like, just consider Spock from Star Trek. Spock was logical. He was honest, sometimes brutally, under the guise that he couldn’t tell a lie. There would be a sense of humor present occasionally, but ultimately Spock was the mastermind behind every choice that was made in the show. Why? Because information is needed for leaders to make decisions and the logical mind of the INTJ can process the information in a clear, concise way so that it makes sense. They are reserved, sometimes single-minded, but ultimately incredibly intelligent. That’s how you can change the world.
The Stresses Of Being An INTJ Are Quite Unique
- INTJs are the least likely to become stressed out about studying, family issues, health, or lifestyle balances.
- INTJs are one of the most likely groups to become stressed out about intimate relationships and finances, however, and are quick to become impatient when things don’t follow the plans they’ve created.
- INTJs are the least likely group to utilize the television as a means of distracting or coping with a stressful situation.
- The average INTJ is slow to get angry or show anger and are one of the most likely groups to seek out professional assistance for bothersome situations.
- People with an INTJ personality like learning more than extroverted personalities enjoy playing sports – they even like learning more than INFJ personalities like writing.
- INTJ individuals tend to be home and family values as their most important trait, but also place the least weight on it of any other subject matter.
- One of the greatest leadership traits of the INTJ personality is the ability to strategize and plan for future events.
Perhaps the most interesting personality trait of all that comes from the INTJ mind is that it is comfortable giving people direct orders. It is preferred more than suggestions or providing information to people so that they can make their own decisions. Real joy comes not in the present, but in preparing for the future. Parenthood, career, and schooling are all things that have very little weight to the INTJ because they’ve already planned the outcomes of these events and they are living in these outcomes every day. This is why there is so much impatience, not necessarily anger, with this personality group. Every moment is meticulously planned. If something goes awry, then the plans weren’t good enough, and so the impatience or anger felt is inward, not generally outward.
Do INTJ Personalities Make Good Leaders?
- INTJs are typically best in a leadership position when it involves a small group of direct reports.
- The INTJ personality prefers to ignore the social niceness of small talk and pointless conversation, which means secure relationships with direct reports can be difficult or impossible at times.
- One of the most common reasons why INTJ personalities get into trouble is because they treat people with “lesser intelligence” with a form of disdain.
- INTJ personalities tend to not give praise for a job that’s well done because it was an expected outcome that was already planned for in the first place.
- In order to decompress from a difficult day, one of the most common coping and entertainment options for INTJ leaders is to play video games or work on a computer.
- Many expressions of the INTJ are misinterpreted because many situations are taken from a neutral perspective, creating a neutral face that is typically seen as a scornful look.
- Because INTJ personalities tend to judge more, they like to keep up with visual appearances, although from a personal perspective generally and not from a professional expectation.
It can be difficult to work for an INTJ leader, especially if one happens to be an INTJ themselves. The INTJ prefers to give immediate, high level orders that are expected to be followed and this is typically never accompanied by instructions that a worker needs to accomplish a task. For the INTJ leader, there is no problem in doing this because they’ve already evaluated and planned for every job task that falls into their responsibility bubble. What isn’t accounted for is that other personality groups don’t plan so extensively and need help. If an INTJ can accommodate this need and make concessions, it is truly possible for the mastermind to rule at any personal or professional venture.
How Much Do INTJ Personalities Plan?
- The average INTJ individual will plan out their life for a minimum of 33 years.
- INTJs are also quick to argue about another set of plans when they don’t make logical sense.
- INTJ personalities tend to mesh the best with idealists and other rational personality groups.
Want to convince an INTJ? Provide research. Want to build a future with an INTJ? Show them what that future could look like in a logical way. By doing so, you’ll appeal to the planning aspects of their minds and reduce the chance for arguments. Otherwise you’ll find yourself in a very interesting conversation.