The INTJ Personality Type
The Judger element of the INTJ personality type means that Thinking is extraverted with this personality type and Intuition is Introverted. The preference for them in how they make decisions and come to conclusions (Judging) is through Thinking rather than Feeling.
Their preferred attitude and their preference for directing and receiving energy is Introverted rather than Extraverted, so they Introvert how they make taking information in (their Intuition). Introverted Intuition is therefore their dominant preference and this will display itself in their personality:
Long-range thinkers, conceptual, insightful, creative
Introverted initiators generally deal with understanding how the world works through internal intuitive analysis
As Introverted Intuition is their dominant function so Thinking (rather than Feeling) is their next preference. They Extravert their how they take in information (Thinking) which leads to them being:
Rational, clear and concise, detached, and objectively critical
Extraverted Thinkers primarily want to understand and organise the external world. They want everything to make logical sense, and have very little patience of unproductive activities.
Their personality dynamic is therefore Introverted Intuition with Extraverted Thinking. Their third preference is Feeling and their inferior function is Extraverted Sensing.
INTJs may encounter internal stress when:
- Faced with details that are not part of their logical framework
- They indulge in overly extravert activities
- They don’t have enough time to process information and make sense of it
- They are not getting the results that they want after diligent work and careful planning
When you are with an INTJ they will respond best to you if you:
- talk about future possibilities
- use an original approach
- challenge them
- are competent and up-to-date
- focus on theories and systems
- use creative processes to stimulate original ideas
- demonstrate long term implications for outcomes and debate meanings and global issues.
- allow room for independent study and intellectual reading, acknowledge their competence.