What is an INTJ Personality Type?

In the 1920s, Famed Psychologist Carl Jung published multiple analytical works that led to the creation of personality archetypes. Jung was the first to distinguish the two major orientations of personality – extroversion and introversion, in 1923. He also identified four basic functions (thinking, feeling, sensing, and intuiting) which in a cross-classification, yield eight pure personality types.

The INTJ, especially the female INTJ, represent only 0.8 percent of the world’s female population.

According to 16Personalities.com, INTJs (Architects) are “rational and quick-witted, Architects pride themselves on their ability to think for themselves, not to mention their uncanny knack for seeing right through phoniness and hypocrisy. But because their minds are never at rest, Architects may struggle to find people who can keep up with their nonstop analysis of everything around them.

Architects aren’t known for being warm and fuzzy. They tend to prioritize rationality and success over politeness and pleasantries – in other words, they’d rather be right than popular. This may explain why so many fictional villains are modeled on this personality type.

Because Architects value truth and depth, many common social practices – from small talk to white lies – may seem pointless or downright stupid to them. As a result, they may inadvertently come across as rude or even offensive when they’re only trying to be honest.

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