I’m an INTJ

I remember the first time I read a book that described different personality types.  I was a teenager and thought no one in the world was quite like me and then I found myself described in the pages of that book.  Weird and such a relief, actually.

I love to sort and organize and classify and analyze, so personality tests and descripti0ns fascinate me.  In recent days, I’ve seen several bloggers describe themselves as an INTJ which is said to be a rare personality type, especially for women with less than 1% of all women fitting the category.   Yet, that’s what I am.   What are you?    Here’s a quick test you can take (free).  (Or check out the link below, though the results don’t really seem to be free . . . they’ll try to sell you a “full report”.)


INTJ Personality TypeTake the free personality test (after you take this, they’ll offer the results for $ – the link above is better.)

INTJ in a Nutshell

INTJs are analytical problem-solvers, eager to improve systems and processes with their innovative ideas. They have a talent for seeing possibilities for improvement, whether at work, at home, or in themselves.

Often intellectual, INTJs enjoy logical reasoning and complex problem-solving. They approach life by analyzing the theory behind what they see, and are typically focused inward, on their own thoughtful study of the world around them. INTJs are drawn to logical systems and are much less comfortable with the unpredictable nature of other people and their emotions. They are typically independent and selective about their relationships, preferring to associate with people who they find intellectually stimulating.

Other things you should know about an INTJ:

  • We have a high need to feel competent and appear competent to others.  We will avoid doing something if we fear we will not be competent.
  • We need privacy.  We value privacy.  We crave privacy.
  • To feel sane, we need a lot of time alone.
  • We dislike social chit-chat (and we’re not always very good at it) so it can be hard to get to know us but we like deep conversations.
  • We are independent, logical, critical, focused and quick.
  • We are accused of being unemotional and can seem insensitive.
  • We’re original and creative thinkers.
  • We love to learn.  We’re often voracious readers.
  • We resist taking blame.
  • We’re analytical.  We like to think.
  • We are perfectionists and might seem arrogant.
  • We value truth, knowledge, competence and autonomy.
  • We are hesitant but effective leaders.  (We prefer being in the background but we’ll step up if necessary.)
  • We’re good problem-solvers and we’re really into efficiency.
  • You might find our humor dry and sarcastic.
  • Our core traits are logic, stoicism, and scientific thinking.

So, what about you?  What’s your personality type?

7 thoughts on “I’m an INTJ

  1. This test said I am ISFP. Do you see me that way? All I know is – my answers to most of the questions was NO.


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