INTJ Personality Type, Strengths & Weaknesses

What the traits, strengths and weaknesses of the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) type the Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judger (INTJ)?

INTJ Personality Type

The INTJ is generally a very reserved and independent type. They often won’t be the ones to engage in small talk, however they immensely enjoy talking about subjects that interest them, that which they have expertise in. They are exceptionally independent people, and they pride themselves on that independence. Typically they don’t like to be the of centre attention, preferring to fade into the background and they’re not great at dealing with praise and compliments, it tends to embarrass them.

They are suited to jobs that allow them to work by themselves, at least largely. They will likely thrive from jobs in the sciences, as they are highly logical. They also often will be writers, and also in roles that require a high level of creativity.

Appearance wise they may dress in unique ways, and they may often be dressed in a somewhat scruffy way, creased cloths for example, as they don’t naturally focus on the small details. Many of them will have tattoos, many piercings and may die they hair unconventional colors.   

Dominate Functions

  • Dominate – Intuition
  • Auxiliary – Thinking
  • Tertiary – Feeling
  • Inferior- Sensing

INTJ Strengths

Creative

INTJ’s tend to be very creative people. This creativity can manifest itself in either artist creation, or in the way that they perform tasks, they tend to do things differently. 

Logical

With auxiliary thinking, these are one of the more logical types. They will be good at seeing the objective side of reality, naturally analytical and will often form their opinions based on facts and statistics.     

Knowledgeable

They have a constant craving for information, they have naturally inquisitive minds. They generally have more in-depth knowledge about complex subjects that interest them.

Flexible Thinker

They tend to be more classic liberal in their thinking, rather than traditional and conservative. They don’t like rules and limitations to be imposed upon them, this allows them to be more flexible and adaptable.  

Self Sufficient

They’re independent individuals, and the pride themselves on being self sufficient and not needing help from others.

INTJ Weaknesses

Insensitive

Their tertiary feeling function meanings their feelings, controlling their own and considering the emotions of others is not a priority for them, it’s not their strongest trait.

Disagreeable

They’re often direct with their speech and opinions, making them naturally disagreeable and argumentative.

Over Confident

Their often immense acquired knowledge can lead to being arrogant, because they know other people don’t know as much they do, and it can lead to feelings of superiority.  

Neurotic

They can sometimes become overwhelmed by negative emotions, making them susceptible to anxiety, stress, depression and self-consciousness.