Tuesday, December 1, 2009


I took the Myers-Briggs test recently, and turns out I'm INTJ: Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging. Apparantly INTJ's account for 1-4% of the population, and we're characterized as "masterminds." After reading about the characteristics of INTJ's, it's kind of scary how much they describe me. Here's some bullet points about INTJ's:
  • We have a quiet self-confidence, and others may see this as simple arrogance.
  • We know what we know, and we know what we don't know. (I will tell you straight up that I know how systematized, formal logic works, but I couldn't tell you a thing about engineering.)
  • We are typically perfectionists, but are rather pragmatic about what we're perfectionists about. We constantly ask ourselves if what we're doing is worth doing.
  • We can't stand irresponsibility and slackers. If you aren't living up to your commitments, we lose a lot of respect for you. This includes both peers and superiors.
  • We typically like to stay in the background in group settings, but if we see a need for better leadership, we'll step up.
  • We are inherently socially unconventional, but we simulate some form of conformity to get along with people.
  • We have little patience for irrational social rituals, such as small talk and flirting, and we prefer people to just make sense.
  • We are typically very private and naturally impassive.
  • While we have a lot of confidence in our knowledge and abilities, we have little confidence when it comes to interpersonal relationships.
  • When we do connect with someone, we're willing to put a lot of time and effort into developing and fostering relationships, and are characterized by good communication skills.
  • We have a low tolerance for spin and rampant emotionalism.
  • We work best independently and when given creative freedom, and we enjoy spending time working out unique solutions to complex problems.
  • We have a strong desire to express ourselves through our own intellectual designs.
  • Because of our naturally private nature, non-INTJ's may see us as distant and reserved.

1 comment:

Jaclyn said...

I did not know you had a blog! Makes perfect sense since you are a thinker and a writer. I'm excited read your musings! ps. Please don't stay too late at the library too often. It scares me.