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INTJ Subtypes

What are the four INTJ subtypes?

IN (Intuitive-Introverted): Deeply insightful, these INTJs are the visionaries, endlessly exploring concepts and the human psyche.
IT (Thinking-Introverted): Calculated and logical, INTJs are deeply connected to the emotional currents around them, always seeking harmony.
NJ (Intuitive-Judging): Strategic and purposeful, INTJs are the Visionaries, able to foresee outcomes and direct their insights towards meaningful goals.
TJ (Thinking-Judging): Principled and systematic, these INTJs are the Engineers, driven to implement logic in a constructive direction to solve problems.

Take the INTJ Subtype Quiz

1. When faced with a problem, you:

  • A. Reflect deeply on its implications and explore abstract solutions.
  • B. Consider the logical consequences and problems with each issue
  • C. Strategize and plan a course of action with the future in mind.
  • D. Look for a systematic and effective way to solve the problem.

2. In your free time, you prefer to:

  • A. Dive into complex theories or philosophical discussions.
  • B. Engage in activities that stimulate critical thinking and reflection
  • C. Organize your life or plan for future goals.
  • D. Work on projects or goals that could potentially turn profitable.

3. When it comes to planning for the future, you:

  • A. Imagine various possibilities and scenarios.
  • B. Focus on anticipating problems and finding ways around them.
  • C. Create detailed strategies and consider potential outcomes.
  • D. Think about what option will give you the best results.

4. Your approach to learning is:

  • A. Conceptual and abstract, seeking to understand underlying principles.
  • B. Focused on challenging logical problems and independent thinking.
  • C. Systematic, with a preference for structured knowledge that aids in goal achievement.
  • D. Driven by what could be most useful in your projects and goals.

5. When communicating with others, you:

  • A. Offer insights and ideas, sparking deep conversations.
  • B. Focus on giving critical feedback or trying to provide expertise.
  • C. Communicate your visions and plans for the future.
  • D. Focus on effective communication, can be sometimes blunt or direct.

MOSTLY As. You’re most likely the Introverted iNtuitive, Philosopher subtype.

MOSTLY Bs. You’re probably the Introverted Thinking, Scientist subtype.

MOSTLY Cs: You’re likely the Intuitive Judging subtype, the Visionary.

MOSTLY Ds: You’re probably the Thinking Judging subtype, the Engineer.

Exploring the four INTJ subtypes—IN, IT, NJ, and TJ can help you better understand your own unique development and your preference across the four dimensions in your four letter code.


The INTJ Philosopher

The IN subtype, known as the Philosophers, possess a unique blend of introspection and intuition. These INTJs are naturally drawn to the exploration of ideas and the complexities of the human condition. With a keen insight into possibilities and a deep understanding of people, they often find themselves envisioning futures that others cannot see. However, translating these visions into reality or communicating them effectively can be challenging, as their depth of thought is profound and complex.


The INTJ Scientist

The IT subtype is one that relies on careful logic and critical thinking to solve problems. You want to achieve full mastery over a subject or a skill, seeking the highest possible excellence in what you do. You can be a bit of a perfectionist, as you critically scan any situation and think of ways to improve. While you’re a very talented and intelligent person, you may struggle to plan adequately for the future.


The NJ Visionary

The NJ subtype represents the Visionaries among INTJs. With a forward-thinking approach, they apply their intuition to foresee potential outcomes and navigate towards their visions. Their ability to plan and strategize is unparalleled, often leading them to roles where they can enact change. While their focus on the future is a strength, it can also detach them from the present, making it essential for them to balance their visionary inclinations with mindfulness of the here and now.


The TJ Engineer

Lastly, the TJ subtype – the Engineer, is most known for their productive, effective approach to life. Your goal is to achieve as much as possible with as little resources as possible. Engineers are project-minded individuals, that often work on some enterprise or towards some business goal. You can be stubborn and sometimes jump to conclusions or fail to consider the bigger picture as you’re so driven and hard-working, that you rarely have time to reflect on what is going on in your life.


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