What’s Your Personality Type? I’m an INTJ

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I was reading multiple blogs today for some inspiration, and I came across this post about the Myers Briggs personality types from Fred Wilson, a venture capitalist who has been blogging every day since September 2003.

So I decided to take the test (it took less than 5 minutes), and I was identified as an INTJ (Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging) type.

I then went to a profile page site to learn more about the INTJ type, as well as site that identifies some famous INTJ personalities.

I would certainly agree with the Introvert rating, and that has been consistent since i was a little kid.

I was somewhat surprised by the Intuitive rating since when I look at  examples of Intuitive vs. Sensing, I don’t feel I have a strong preference for either type.

I’d agree with the Thinking over Feeling, and when I look at the description of the differences, I’m surprised it didn’t indicate an even stronger preference for Thinking than the results show.

The final one is no surprise, since the Judging type likes to plan, and that would certainly describe me.

Overall, an INTJ is labeled as a Scientist, which probably fits me better than most of the 16 personality types identified by Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother Katharine Cook Briggs, based on the earlier work of Carl Jung.

When I started looking at famous INTJs, I was excited to see people like Isaac Newton, Mark Zuckerberg, and Elon Musk. However, when I scrolled further down the page I also saw the Unabomber.

So while it is a fun and possibly insightful test, I think it’s important to realize that the test results don’t define who we are as a person.

Like most things in life, it’s what you do with what you are given that makes all the difference.

If you would like to take the test, here is the link.

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

8 thoughts on “What’s Your Personality Type? I’m an INTJ”

  1. With these kinds of assessment tools, it is best to do them with someone who is certified in administering and able to explain the subtleties. Free versions won’t give you your ranges accurately. Much gets missed and misinterpreted.




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    1. Hi Miriam, thanks for the feedback. I agree 100% that it would be quite helpful to get more a more professional assessment than just the online tools. I think it’s a useful starting point though.




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  2. I am the person who has to sit in the office with no windows because the INTJ says he would never have agreed to rent that office and I shouldn’t have either.My oldest son is an INTJ so I’m obsessed with reading what makes INTJs fulfilled in adult life. Melissa is one of my son’s favorite people, and I learn so much about INTJs from watching them together. For example, that picture up top is Melissa and my son having a great time.




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  3. The intj profile page site to learn more about the INTJ type, as well as site that identifies some famous INTJ personalities.that you have INTJ personality clearly explained about Isaac Newton, Mark Zuckerberg.They are likes are intj personality.




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