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INTJs are quiet, task-oriented and insightful individuals who demand nothing but excellence from themselves and others. They are long range and conceptual thinkers that have deep insights into macro-issues like economics or politics. They can look at existing flaws in current systems, point out loopholes and offer creative solutions if asked.
Coupled with their creativity is the energy to follow through; this makes them successful in most things they do. INTJs enjoy an intellectual challenge, believing that it can lead to growth. While most see the analytical and logical side, only those closest to the INTJ will see the brilliance and creative spark that the INTJ possesses.
INTJs possess what is traditionally known as intuition or ‘sixth sense’. Their unconscious mind makes connections between seemingly unrelated events their conscious mind see it, much less justify it. INTJs who follow this ‘gut’ find themselves being proven correct later on.
However, because they are often unable to justify their conclusions, they usually find resistance to their creative ideas. The same thing happens when INTJs try to use metaphors to illustrate their points; what seems like an obvious connection between two subjects is not apparent to others.
Despite this internal creative streak, INTJs show the world a logical, objective side. They prefer working with systems and strategising new plans; they will look at situations from an impartial, impersonal point of view and state their frank opinions. However, sometimes these opinions unintentionally hurt others.
This is one main reason why INTJs may find it tiring to work with more sensitive people; they find taking into account emotions and personal values to be a hindrance to achieving an objective.
Coupled with their long-range thinking and creative streak, INTJs are insightful strategists who are brilliant at analysing, dissecting and building systems. They will gravitate to jobs like consulting, business development and analysts.
They are highly organised, and even to a fault especially when they are working towards an objective. They keep a schedule and stick to it unless someone gives them a good reason why it should change.
Their Sensing is the weakest of their mental functions, which means that, under stress, their Sensing may come out in an undeveloped or a childish manner.
They may become overindulgent with material pleasures like overeating, too much video games or too much shopping.