INTJ Resources and Links

I have con­sis­tent­ly found a lot of traf­fic to my blog with search­es relat­ed to INTJ. One of the rea­sons for this, I think, is that there is no good “Index” site for INTJs. One needs to search and then vis­it a lot of pages in an explorato­ry fash­ion to real­ly get what you’re look­ing for. Hence this post.

Notes:

1. I’m omit­ting all sites that are pri­mar­i­ly com­mer­cial in nature or offer too many ads.

2. I’m sure INTJs will love a nice cap­sule of infor­ma­tion like this. Before you leave this blog, if you find this use­ful, I request you take a moment to com­ment.

Because as this arti­cle states: “if too much feel­ing is sup­pressed, INTJs may build up pres­sure and find expres­sion in inap­pro­pri­ate ways. Their feel­ing needs to be used con­struc­tive­ly, such as through appre­ci­a­tion of oth­er peo­ple. Giv­en their tal­ent for analy­sis, appre­ci­a­tion may be hard for INTJs, but they will find it help­ful on the job as well as in per­son­al rela­tion­ships.” 🙂

3. Also, do read some of my posts relat­ed to INTJs.

INTJ Personality Profile

The clas­sic pro­file descrip­tion and func­tion­al analy­sis. Start here.

Por­trait of an INTJ, also must read.

One of the most insight­ful descrip­tions at Mur­ray State Uni­ver­si­ty.

INTJ on Wikipedia — says it all.

Descrip­tions of INTJs from a social per­spec­tive.

By now, you’ll have some ques­tions. Does intro­vert mean shy? How to deal with INTJs? How about gen­der, sex, reli­gion, pro­fes­sion?

Most of these are answered in this INTJ FAQ.

INTJ Relationships

Find out your strengths and weak­ness­es, and how you’re as a par­ent or a friend.

A bad­ly designed site, nonethe­less has some more ‘aca­d­e­m­ic’ infor­ma­tion.

Worth one-time vis­it, to check out how INTJs can con­tribute to a team, how they deal with stress, etc.

Worth one-time vis­it, to check out how Intro­verts deal with stress.

Introversion

Revenge of the Intro­verts
With the con­tin­u­ous enhance­ment of pagers, tele­con­fer­enc­ing, cel­lu­lar phones, and the devel­op­ment of per­son­al com­mu­ni­ca­tors, a grow­ing ver­bal infer­no threat­ens to engulf the world’s qui­eter indi­vid­u­als. Yet, silent as they may be, intro­verts can have a lot to say giv­en the right forum. They’ve found that the inter­net can help them com­mu­ni­cate in their pre­ferred man­ner; a writ­ten dia­logue with time to pause for thought and analy­sis.”
An excel­lent arti­cle that sheds light on why intro­verts like INTJs pre­fer email to phone, among oth­er things.

Intro­verts in an Extro­vert­ed World
An excel­lent arti­cle describ­ing chal­lenges faced by intro­verts, and tips for par­ents on how to raise an intro­vert­ed child.

Love

INTJ Love Tips
Few tips on love.

How to love an INTJ — Tips if your part­ner is an INTJ

Daily Life

Some down-to-earth descrip­tions of what it means to live as an INTJ. Astound­ing num­ber of posts, but I don’t think that’s a prob­lem for INTJs!

Forums

A mod­er­ate­ly active forum of a com­mu­ni­ty of about 220 INTJs.

Acknowledgments

Thanks to Pamela for the excel­lent Mur­ray State Uni­ver­si­ty link.

Feedback

Do please let me know through your com­ments if you find this use­ful. If it does prove use­ful, I’ll expand it. Thanks!

 

 

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  • haha! hel­lo from anoth­er INTJ.

  • Jasleen

    Hi
    This is amaz­ing work on your part. You have put in quite a bit of effort into cre­at­ing such a com­pre­hen­sive page about INTJs. Keep it up:).

  • Jasleen — thanks for the com­ments! I find lot of peo­ple view­ing this post and jump­ing to one of the links, but as you can see, very few com­ment­ing! 🙂

    Your com­ments are received with grat­i­tude. I will keep enhanc­ing this post to include any­thing new and use­ful I find for INTJs.

  • areskratos

    Greet­ings from a teenage INTJ (16 years old, to be pre­cise).

    Great post, very insight­ful.

    I’m more of a musi­cal type of INTJ. Can’t get enough of Thrash/Progressive Met­al.

  • Areskratos: Thanks! I will def­i­nite­ly post more links on music relat­ed to INTJs if I find any…

  • thank you very much.its very good indeed

  • Thanks Mahen­dra, this is great! I’m an INTJ too. I lean a bit toward INFJ, as well. My T and F are clos­est of the pairs. I have writ­ten a lot of stuff on my site that may appeal to INTJ’s includ­ing a page specif­i­cal­ly on per­son­al­i­ty types. It’s great to meet anoth­er INTJ, and thanks for putting those links togeth­er. You’re right it’s real­ly spo­radic try­ing to find INTJ resources. Same thing I noticed that led me to make my page.

  • Hey Howard, thanks a lot. Your write­up on per­son­al­i­ty types is quite encour­ag­ing. And yes, it is always good to meet anoth­er INTJ! 🙂

  • Mahen­dra,

    Thanks for the col­lec­tion of links and resources — very inter­est­ing and use­ful. Your page is very attrac­tive­ly done, BTW.

  • Thanks, Embry! I wouldn’t take cred­it for the page design though — it is just a stan­dard Word­Press tem­plate.

  • Hi Mahen­dra, I came across your blog while try­ing to find more links to add to my own resource list on my forum: http://intjforum.com/YaBB.pl?num=1188889304

    In par­tic­u­lar I like Wayne State College’s pro­file which focus­es on careers: http://www.wsc.edu/advising_services/career_planning/exploration/personality_careers/intj/

    Best Fit Type’s descrip­tion at http://www.bestfittype.com/intj.html

    and this page which is split into 3 sec­tions: http://www.dheth.com/cjheth/intjmain.html,

  • Syd

    I found your site while look­ing for infor­ma­tion that might help me under­stand the man I love bet­ter — he’s an INTJ. I am so impressed with the work you’ve done on this. I’m an INFJ and par­tic­u­lar­ly loved the ref­er­ences for Intro­ver­sion. Thanks!

  • Ichimonji10

    Hey there dudes. You want­ed a com­ment out of me, eh? Well you got one… from an INTJ, of course. I enjoy all the links and dia­logue, of course, and want­ed to let you know you’re appre­ci­at­ed. So.

    Appre­ci­ate, appre­ci­ate, ra ra ra.

    There you go. Maybe I’ll be back, I can’t give you a good esti­mat­ed prob­a­bil­i­ty right now. :p

  • Ichimonji10: thank you so much for vis­it­ing and com­ment­ing. Also, thanks for the appre­ci­a­tion. You know, we INTJs real­ly do need to learn that art! 🙂

  • Thanks for the index. I found a few I haven’t seen before. It doesn’t seem like much ongo­ing work or research is being made avail­able on types in gen­er­al, which is dis­ap­point­ing.

  • gab!

    hel­lo hel­lo from a teenage INTJ. 14 to be pre­sise. I am quite into arts and eng­lish, but as most­ly potrayed also sci­ence.

    the whole ’ no feel­ings’ or ‘hides feel­ings’ thing does­nt cum nat­u­ral­ly. i was mafe this way through poor friend­ships and a tough yet not bad enoug hto com­plain child hood.

  • Tracey: Thanks! You are right — it seems this field of research has gone out of favor. Unfor­tu­nate, isn’t it?

    Gab: I’m not sure if the hid­ing feel­ing aspect of an INTJ’s per­son­al­i­ty comes out of one’s upbring­ing or out of one’s basic per­son­al­i­ty. While both fac­tors are obvi­ous­ly at play, study sug­gests that INTJs tend to sup­press their feel­ings.

  • Drag­ontongue

    Thanks! This was real­ly help­ful. I appre­ci­ate all the work you put into it.
    I think that, with me, the hid­ing feel­ing thing is just per­son­al­i­ty, but of course I can’t speak for any­one else. 🙂

    ~Drag­ontongue

  • shilpa

    it is dif­fi­cult to be an intj espe­cial­ly if you are a female in india cos the nor­mal behav­iour of an intj is con­sid­ered to be wierd and most often we get treat­ed like a social outcast…i always thought i was a bit dif­fer­ent which prompt­ed me to under­stand my per­son­al­i­ty and if that was nor­mal …i took the online test when i read the descrip­tion of intj i felt it did fit me pret­ty well and has helped me to under­stand myself and oth­ers!!!

  • Drag­ontongue: Thanks! It is great when peo­ple acknowl­edge the effort I put behind this. I wish you all the best as an INTJ!

    Shilpa: Yes, I can under­stand. Being an INTJ in India would be quite dif­fi­cult. A social out­cast — you bet! Even as male, I get such a treat­ment, I can only imag­ine how it must be for a female. Under­standin your­self and oth­ers is the key, as you’ve right­ly point­ed out.

  • thank you

  • How won­der­ful to have found you and all these resources on being an INTJ. I stum­bled upon you through a link on anoth­er blog. Your blog looks quite inter­est­ing, and I look for­ward to explor­ing.

  • Erin, Lazy­Bud­dhist — thank you!

  • Mahen­dra, are you aware of the For­er effect?

  • Fazin Ummer

    thnx bud­dy..
    saved lot of time for me…
    real­ly appre­ci­ate ure hard­wok..

  • ema

    yeah, Mahen­dra, find­ing your blog for the first time, too late i think, i’ve read a lot from some oth­er sites describ­ing intj; but thanks any­way. im not the one con­sid­ered weird who can only
    deal with idio­cy. it’s not sub­stan­tial­ly dif­fer­ent with in India that here in Java, liv­ing as an intj is real­ly chal­leng­ing, and i love it.. 🙂

  • pete

    A very heart­felt thank you!! (from anoth­er INTJ)

  • Maya

    nice­ly organ­ised resources list!
    much appre­ci­at­ed,

  • Pamela

    Is there any kind of ongo­ing stud­ies for female INTJ per­son­al­i­ties?

  • its curi­ous to see peo­ple intro­duc­ing them as INTJs. like in OS, a lot of peo­ple will say, “I am bipo­lar” or I have a child that is so … gre­gar­i­ous instinct makes us do this or what? why do we want more and to belong all the time?
    this is a love­ly insight on your part to put it all togeth­er like this — ascribes love­ly at-a-glance resource val­ue to your page, book­mark­ing it there­fore 🙂

  • how come I cdnt back to that old post on INTJ again yes­ter­day, I think I tried a the links. where is that old post or link?
    I want to take that test again I think I have changed 😉 at least nature of the work I do has, and I find I respond dif­fer­ent­ly, think dif­fer­ent­ly from the time I had been teach­ing

  • I’m sor­ry I can’t help you. You might want to try the iNTJ cat­e­go­ry (under Psy­chol­o­gy) from the Cat­e­go­ry drop down box in the side­bar…

  • Good start…

  • Thanks, Robin. I guess with­out ask­ing for dona­tions, it is. 😉

  • Mahen­dra
    Thanks for the use­ful links. A Hi from anoth­er INTJ

    • Sesha,

      Hi, and you’re wel­come! Thanks for drop­ping by.

  • danielle

    thank you so much for the con­densed info. I have recent­ly found out (by a pro­fes­so­nial) that i am an INTJ. Your infor­ma­tion was very use­ful to me. I am able to see my actions and reac­tions some­what clear­er with the knowl­edge of under­stand­ing my per­son­al­i­ty. And to think this whole time I thought of myself as just an odd woman..lol thanks again.

    Dani

  • LW

    Hi, thanks for the good info. I test INTJ most often, but have found that I occa­sion­al­ly test INFJ if I’ve had a par­tic­u­lar­ly emo­tion­al time in my life, such as the loss of a loved one, or some such influ­ence. So to me, this incon­sis­ten­cy actu­al­ly adds valid­i­ty to the test, and seems some­how to be a nod toward an ulti­mate truth to our human­ness; I don’t believe we can be found to be con­sis­tent­ly one dimen­sion­al on any scale at all times… and if we are, I ques­tion if the test itself is too ratio­nal and needs more empir­i­cal sup­port. I have found that many report that they have expe­ri­enced con­sis­tent results on this test. Con­sis­ten­cy is thought to cor­re­late with gen­er­al men­tal health. Cor­re­la­tion is not cau­sa­tion, how­ev­er!

    I think one needs a lit­tle incon­sis­ten­cy and flex­i­bil­i­ty to have resilience in a dynam­ic envi­ron­ment. i.e., Here’s to a lit­tle crazi­ness! per­haps acknowl­edge and fos­ter in our­selves more emo­tion­al­i­ty? Cre­ativ­i­ty and irra­tional think­ing? To use those capac­i­ties seems adap­tive, even though we can cer­tain­ly get through our days with­out them. We exert a great deal of con­trol over our envi­ron­ments to sup­port, jus­ti­fy, and main­tain our dispositions…leading to avoidant per­son­al­i­ty, which also like­ly cor­re­lates with INTJ types. Famil­iar­i­ty with our­selves and our envi­ron­ments feel safe. It’s dif­fi­cult to step out of our com­fort zones, and say for instance, asso­ciate with oth­ers with whom we have noth­ing in com­mon, and come away feel­ing taxed.

    I won­der… to ful­ly embrace and appre­ci­ate all aspects of this phe­nom­e­non called “life” as a human being, shouldn’t we hope to be less rigid than con­sis­tent­ly test­ing INTJ? Any­one else ever find a dif­fer­ent result dur­ing a par­tic­u­lar­ly poignant time in their life? Would make for an inter­est­ing cross val­i­da­tion of my the­o­ry that we are not so con­sis­tent, and the test is inher­ent­ly flawed in some way for this rea­son… If a per­son tru­ly is so rigid, then they’re like­ly to be less than sat­is­fied with this and con­sid­er it to be fac­tic­i­ty. Rather than find­ing any way to change it, they seek to acco­mo­date. At a cer­tain point, that would put them even fur­ther deviance from soci­etal norms than the 1% to 3% cur­rent­ly pro­ject­ed. I know I often feel like I must be weird!! 🙂 I ful­ly embrace my weird­ness though, and try to over­come some of my ratio­nal judge­ments about oth­ers… it makes for a far rich­er expe­ri­ence of all that life has to offer. I high­ly rec­om­mend it to any INTJ who expe­ri­ences the lone­li­ness and frus­tra­tion of see­ing so much that doesn’t seem to make sense.