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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  • shrivrid­hi

    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 .…

  • JGrace

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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?

  • KSmith

    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.

  • 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?

  • 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.

  • http://www.humanmetrics.com/rot/Inspired.asp
    this is real­ly who I am but the blog some­how doesn’t show it or the clas­si­fiers are in dis­so­nance with the MBTI norms?