INTJ Type dynamics
There are two groups of letters in the personality type code:
- The two letters in the middle (N and T) refer to your preferred mental functions. In total, there are four functions (Sensing, iNtuition, Thinking, and Feeling) that correspond to regions of the brain. You use all of them, but the letters NT indicate which functions you prefer using.
- The letters on the outside of the code (I and J) indicate which function is dominant in your personality. The letters also describe how you like to use that function.
What does it mean for you?
The dominant function of an INTJ is the perceptive one of iNtuition. This means you like looking at information from a global viewpoint, spotting new patterns and relationships that lead to an understanding of the key issues. You focus more on possibilities for the future than the here-and-now, and you enjoy intellectual challenges and variety.
The perceptive iNtuition function is introverted. That is, iNtuition is used primarily to govern the inner world of thoughts and emotions. You may therefore seek to develop a understanding of how the world can be, wanting to understand the patterns underlying your observations of the world around you and the way in which the team or organisation works. You are strategic in nature, wanting to establish a clear vision towards which you and the team are working, though you tend not to involve others in the development of that vision.
The diagram represents how an average INTJ uses all the functions. You can find out more about the diagram, and your personal, unique type dynamics, by completing our personality test.
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