INTJ Personality Types - overview
"INTJ" is one of 16 personality types created by Isabel Briggs Myers, based on the theory of C.G. Jung. Each letter describes a preference for a way of thinking or behaving. Anyone can use any style, but INTJs prefer:
- Introversion (thinking things through) more than Extraversion (interacting with people)
- iNtuition (perceiving new possibilities) more than Sensing (perceiving tangible facts)
- Thinking (making decisions using objective logic) more than Feeling (making decisions using subjective values)
- Judgement (an organised lifestyle) more than Perception (a flexible lifestyle)
Is INTJ your "closest type"?
C.G. Jung pointed out that the 16 types are stereotypes. You can use them as reference points to understand your own unique personality and how you differ from other people. This is like using the closest landmarks on a map to identify your unique location.If your closest personality type is INTJ then you have a strong, private sense of strategic vision, both for the future and how that future can be achieved. Your vision, or sense of knowing, may be difficult to articulate. Others may find your vision difficult to accept, seeing it as impractical or unrealistic. Pursuing your vision might be a lonely task, therefore, as you develop and pursue plans without anyone else really understanding the nature of what you are trying to achieve.