Saturday, September 26, 2009

INTJ - MBTI Profile, Resources and Humor

Introversion, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging

Have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives. When committed, organize a job and carry it through. Skeptical and independent, have high standards of competence and performance – for themselves and others.

Independent, original, analytical, and determined. Have an exceptional ability to turn theories into solid plans of action. Highly value knowledge, competence, and structure. Driven to derive meaning from their visions. Long-range thinkers. Have very high standards for their performance, and the performance of others. Natural leaders, but will follow if they trust existing leaders.

Use these links for more detailed - and trusted - descriptions of INTJ:

http://typelogic.com/intj.html
http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/the-16-mbti-types.asp#INTJ
http://www.personalitypage.com/INTJ.html

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More about INTJ's (Insider Bonus Material)

Because I am an INTJ myself, I've done a bit more research and writing on the INTJ so I've pasted one of my older writeups below.

Introvert, iNtuitive, Thinking, and Judging are the four preferences that represent my MBTI Type. INTJs are one of the rarest Type profiles, making up 1.8 - 2% of the US population. Female INTJs are even rarer, reported as low as 0.005% but no higher than 0.08%.


INTJ frequently have to work deliberately to overcome the unflattering characteristics that are natural to their type and female INTJs often feel like they are "swimming up stream" against societies norms and expectations of what women "should" be.

The INTJ is typically characterized as the Strategists, the Rationals, the Free Thinkers, the Masterminds as well as being analytical and highly independent.

Some well known INTJ's are C.S. Lewis, General Colin Powell, Michelle Obama, Susan B. Anthony, Thomas Jefferson and Sir Isaac Newton. On the fictional front, the INTJ type has been assigned to such characters as Mr. Spock, Dr. Gregory House and Big Bang Theory's Sheldon Cooper.

Interestingly, INTJ's are the least likely of all 16 types to believe in a higher power of any kind - nice to know I've beaten the odds!

As described by The Myers & Briggs Foundation, INTJ's have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives. When committed, organize a job and carry it through. Skeptical and independent, have high standards of competence and performance – for themselves and others.

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.

For more information on INTJ's, here are some of the better links:

http://www.mypersonality.info/personality-types/intj/


http://www.intjtribe.com/


http://www.personalitydesk.com/intj-type-description.php


http://www.themindbehind.net/mbti/types/INTJ.html

19 comments:

Cyndi in BC said...

Love it! As a female INTJ I thank you for the insights. :)

Jill said...

I knew we were rare, but "no higher than 0.08%" explains so much. Thanks!

Ange "The Witty Cactus" T. said...

This is SO true:

"... are comfortable with the leadership of another so long as they are competent."

I lost count as to how many so-called "bosses" whose faults I had picked on. I even asked one of them: "How did you end up sitting on that chair?"

And about INTJ women having to swim upstream against societal norms and expecations?Add "familial" to that list!

godis said...

Another INTJ Christian woman with a love of nouthetic counseling passing by and saying thanks for the laughs on your site. I'll be using a few of them for my site as well and will credit your blog. Thanks so much!
Susan
http//:godistherefore.com

Life Coach Yost said...

Susan, always a joy to encounter another Female INTJ who is also a Christian. I think our faith drops that rarity percentage from .08 to .001 when you consider most INTJ's are atheists.

I visited your site - thanks for sharing. How did you come upon mine?

Hermes J. said...

INTJ here as well...and I actually made the "What do you mean I'm cold?" demotivational poster! :) Credit where it's due please ;)

http://vargen.cc

-Hermes

Life Coach Yost said...

Delighted to put a name to the to artwork, Hermes! Great work. And thank you! The sight I found it at had it uncredited.

Hermes J. said...

No problem whatsoever, I was surprised myself to find it online as I meant to just post it on a specific forum...seems it got out there! Didn't think I'd need to sign it or anything, glad you liked it either way :)

Life Coach Yost said...

Some newer INTJ humor has been posted:

http://lifecoachyost.blogspot.com/search/label/INTJ

Personality Types said...

Hey, another INTJ here. I have an INTJ page of my own too if you want to add it to the list. Like you I do some coaching, as well.

Oh my gosh those posters are hilarious. Even after all these years studying types, I hadn't seen any of those other than the "Arguing on the Internet" XKCD. I'll have to save this page and possibly link to it (and the newer humor page sometime).

gallion said...

I disagree with "They already have you figured out".
They "have you figured out" only because you fit somewhere in their highly elaborated preconceived, prejudicial view of things, where everything you do "proves them right".

In reality however, they cannot understand people. At all.
The only thing they can so is project themselves unto others.

Read this again.
_Project themselves unto others._

It is a mental retardation.

Hermes J. said...

Gallion, just lighten up and accept your inferiority, kthxbye.

jlrowan said...

Female Xn INTJ here, too!

Your post is fantastic!

Morgan Hawke said...

LOL!
-- I'm a female INTJ as well. Considering just how many INTJ's I've found here on the 'net, I'm beginning to think that the 'net is the INTJ's natural habitat. Seriously, I have found INTJs no where else. (Certainly not in any place of employment I've ever been.)

By the way, I'm a full time author. It took 18 years of planning and research to get here, but it was worth every one.

One of my hobbies?
-- Writing clear-cut, almost plug & play tutorials on how to write fiction, which includes concise plotting forms (systems) for the highest efficiency and accuracy depending on the genre. :)

Morgan Hawke
www.darkerotica.net

splinky said...

Fascinating reading as another female INTJ here. Now I know why I identify with Sheldon more than I do with Penny on BBT!

trenchkamen said...

Spock isn't an INTJ. He's way more of an ISTJ. Constantly citing protocol, extremely logical but LINEAR in his thinking.

--another female INTJ

Life Coach Yost said...

trenchkamen - I tend to agree with you (that list is from another source). I also think Sheldon is probably and ISTJ - his inability to grasp sarcasm is a big clue.

lizclark said...

What a blessing! As a female, Christian INTJ, I am so encouraged to find this site. I am at a real crossroads professionally speaking. This site is helping me more than I can explain. Thank you.

lizclark said...

What a blessing! As a female, Christian INTJ, I am so encouraged to find this site. I am at a real crossroads professionally speaking. This site is helping me more than I can explain. Thank you.