iNTj – Rational Mastermind

According to the Jung Typology test, (a.k.a. MBTI, Keirsey Temperament Sorter) I’m a Rational Mastermind, or iNTj.

Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging
89                 38            38            33

More than Keirsey’s description, I found  J. Butt & M. M. Heiss’s take on iNTj to be quite insightful:

– “INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don’t know.”

– “INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation. To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. :-)”

How true! 🙂

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19 thoughts on “iNTj – Rational Mastermind

  1. I am an INTJ in india and have always found myself impatient with social rituals , awkward and extremely shya and quiet ….its tough being an INTJ woman in India .. i constantly devise new strategies to overcome my situaltions ….

  2. I am also an INTJ. My scores were very similar to yours except that my intuitive was in the 70s. Although some of the information I’ve found about this personality seems to fit me, not all of it does.

  3. o well I came here to tell u tht INTJ or not u are a good intuitive mind and uparse a person that is articulate too, (so others get to know whats been thought)and its nice to read ur blog when u take care to write! So do pl come out and write 🙂 but then I saw ur thinking score n the cmmnt abt ppl hvng to mke sense etc, thght I wd take the test too n share the result wth u as smthng related to ur post mght be of better intrest to you – so here goes 67 50 1 22

    As u see I scored zero on thinking :)I rely heavily on intuition and judgement n most of the times I get by esply wth children m quite accurate, I mean I dont really care much abt tht score. If intuition means using facts, experiences, conclusions, data get stored subliminally, somewhere n u are still able to draw on it, makes sense to use it too, why to waste it?

    But if it doesnt, then I guess I ought to resign or smthng and retrain me to think 😉 long and short of it is, its curious how an Unquiet Mind eloquent, went quiet, makes one feel uneasy, nai? Take care.

  4. articulate – I meant u hve the rare ability to translate ur ideas n thoughts in code – language. lot of good minds know can think thngs thru but r inarticulate.so what they see or do come to knw unshared, un-jaaney rah jaatey hain

  5. O, n of course I think things thru, just that I dnt feel the need 2expln/articuate them (wh gets me in trouble, pple ‘see’ am recmmndng smthng but they dont get to knw ‘why’), its like raw material tht gets stored in the bkgr somewhere 2be put 2use whn necess, if the thought works, well, its used again and again till it gves ground for conviction at sme point, n then tested agn as such and ultimately gets rejected for smthng better newer n so I guess, cache khali hota jata hain for survival 😉
    btw, what are the other ‘types’ whr does one read abt them?(yeah, am lazy)Do ad-men use such studies?
    How do they do their profiling? wd u know?

  6. “for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation. To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand.”

    If only the few friends I have understood that. Though I think if I try to explain myself I’m going out of my way and it’s not worth my time.

  7. Rolling – thanks for your appreciative comments, and apologies for the delay in responding. An Unquiet Mind was away from the blog, but not quiet at all – it was mostly playing with its rambunctious two-year old daughter!

  8. It is interesting how your style of writing reveals your style of thinking that is very different from mine! 🙂

    Just google MBTI to find out about other types and more about this ‘personality typing’ business. It is frequently used in universities, research institutes, career planning, employee evaluations, etc. Because ads typically have no way of targeting specific personality types, I don’t think they are used by ad-men at all.

  9. 89 50 50 1
    it HAS changed 🙂 had guessed it would have.I like it when my theories stand vindicated 🙂 am not less intuitive now, but more thinking and less judging as I do not need it right now that much, when I come to staffing, and framing the policy docs, guess I would need that, then will it change again?

    am building-designing a resource centre, you know, and mapping out and stream lining our teacher training program, which is very diff from teaching a language class.
    thanks for your reply, and congratulations on your baby daughter, I have had a Godson too, he would be a year old soon – posted his pics on my blog under the heading Mother Me?

  10. O yes, we think differently is why reading your reviews etc is interesting, only, somewhere there is an adherence to, some sense of the intangible, that is easy to relate to and it is like we are seeing things from within the same country, even tho we might be standing at different locii.

  11. oops sorry abt the typos there:congratulations on having your baby daughter and enjoying your time with her
    hope you share the experience of what it is like, beinf a new parent.

  12. All the best for building your resource center!

    BTW, if your MBTI fluctuates so often, the test doesn’t seem to be working! 🙂 MBTI can change gradually over a long period of time, but not fluctuate sharply from time to time, depending on one’s life circumstances.

  13. I’m not sure whether or how the Risk Profiler test is connected or related to MBTI. It seems a completely different test altogether, so there’s no ‘dissonance’ really.

  14. I’m an INTJ majoring in Philosophy with plans for law school. I changed my major from Psyc to Philo because I became bored with sitting in class memorizing theories and concepts. I am finding that Philo is the same. Why is intelligence determined by how well you can remember what great minds thought instead of how well you can formulate your own original thoughts, after all this is why we define the great minds of the past as great minds, right?

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