INTJ – The Mastermind

Consider every thought you have as a suggestion, not an order. Right now, my mind is suggesting that I feel tired. It is suggesting that I give up. It is suggesting that I take an easier path. If I pause for a moment, however, I can discover new suggestions. My mind is also suggesting that I will feel very good about accomplishing this work once it is done. It is suggesting that I will respect the identity I am building when I stick to the schedule. It is suggesting that I have the ability to finish this task, even when I don’t feel like. Remember, none of these suggestions are orders. They are merely options. I have the power to choose which option I follow.
–James Clear

The INTJ is one of the rarest types and tends to view the world as a game of chess.

Okay, I should probably tell you a bit more about this personality type.

When one wants to understand a Myers-Briggs personality type, the best place to start is to make sure that one understands the letters that make up that particular personality type. In this one, the I comes first which stands for Introvert this means that they tend to get their energy from being alone. Then comes N which stands for iNtuitive and means that they tend to look at the abstract and the big picture rather than the physical and the details. After that comes the T which stands for Thinking meaning that they tend to think through things logically rather than emotionally. Lastly come the J which stands for Judging which means that the INTJ would rather plan ahead.

Now that we have talked a bit about the different letters and what those signify, let’s talk about how these letters work together to create a unique personality type.

INTJs value intelligence and learning above just about everything else. They enjoy solving puzzles. They are often very good at math and science. However, they also love to read and tend to read challenging books.

Unless there is a reason for the rule or tradition, the INTJ tends ignore it, deeming it unnecessary and illogical.

The INTJ is a very logical being. They tend to want facts and reasons for everything. This can make it difficult for them to understand others who are emotional.

INTJs are perfectionists even though the logical side of them tells them that this is not logical.

The INTJ spends a lot of his or her time alone.

They are also very ambitious. The INTJ wants to accomplish something with his or her life. What he or she wants to accomplish may not be conventional, but it is quite likely to be something big.

INTJs are very good at seeing the big picture. In fact, that is one of the things that they are best known for. They can sometimes plan years or even decades in advance.

INTJs have strong opinions and are confident in what they know.

People with the INTJ personality type can be hard to get to know. At first they tend to seem reserved and aloof, and even when one gets to know them better they still tend to be reserved and aloof.

Just like all other personality types, the INTJ has a dark side. I would like to take a few minutes to talk about the INTJ’s dark side because I think that it will help us to understand this personality type a bit better.


I would like to share a few people who have this personality type with you. I feel that it will help us to understand the INTJ more as a whole and also how different INTJs behave differently.

Real Life INTJs Include:
Chester A. Arthur
Jane Austen
Calvin Coolidge
Stephen Hawkings
Thomas Jefferson
Elon Musk
Isaac Newton
Julia Stiles

Fictional INTJs Include:
Gandalf (The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings)
Maleficent (Sleeping Beauty)
Mr. Darcy (Pride and Prejudice)
Saruman the White (Lord of the Rings)
Spock (Star Trek)
Peter Wiggins (Ender’s Game)

I hope that this has helped you to understand this personality type better. If you are interested in learning more I have found that this site has quite a bit of good information: INTJ.



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