Personalities are a matter of perspective and different people may perceive a person in a completely different way based on one-to-one interactions. While growing up, I was a total introvert and very self-conscious person; today I am an ambivert; however to most people who interact with me, I come across as an extrovert.
Personalities are also very complex structures that can be hard to understand. For most of it, people are born with certain personality traits, while others develop over a period of time, mainly dependent on upbringing, and the environment at home, school and work. To make this process of understanding people better, a lot of personality tests were developed over a period of time and divided people based on their character traits in different groups. INTJ personality is one of those 16 personalities chalked out by the Myers Briggs personality tests.
So what is the INTJ personality type?
The core personality traits of an INTJ personality type are Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking and Judging.
This personality type thrives in a solitary setting. They are shy, reserved introverts who love spending time on their own. INTJ is also an extremely logical and intelligent people, who love using their analytical skills for innovative solutions. They are also sometimes called masterminds or architects owing to their innovative problem-solving abilities. On the downside, they can also come across as curt and cold people who may not sympathize often and this is mainly due to their lack of communication skills.
INTJ personality type is quite rare and only 2% of the population is believed to fall under this category.
To put this personality type in perspective, some of the famous names with INTJ personality types are Mark Zuckerberg, Elon Musk, Jay Z, John F Kennedy, Hilary Clinton to name a few.
What are the workplace habits of an INTJ personality type?
They have extremely high standards for themselves on a professional front. As colleagues, they just cannot entertain a lax behaviour or give more importance to social behaviour over innovation and achieving success. They tend to be a bit dismissive towards workmates who display any of those traits.
As new entrants, they do not like to be micromanaged, dragged into long meetings and have no affection for employee appraisals that are based on how social or likable one is.
An INTJ personality type’s intellect is ignited in independence. This is when they can put their head down and analyze the problem, break it down into details and come up with a groundbreaking innovative solution. They require a quiet and like-minded small group of people to work with to achieve what they set out for.
As managers, they like to treat people working under them as their equals; the only requirements they have is no faffing around at work and staying focused on the goal! Their respect is hard-earned. For people who need constant spoon-feeding on what to do next, an INTJ personality type boss could be a nightmare!
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