INTJ has been all over the media in the past few years. It’s a buzzword that major celebrities and public figures use. Apparently, it’s also one of the sixteen Myers-Briggs personality types and only 2% of the world’s population belongs in the INTJ group.
INTJ stands for Introversion, Intuition, Thinking and Judgment. In the movie The Hunger Games, lead role Katniss Everdeen is characterized with this personality. Bruce Wayne in Batman is also perceived as an INTJ.
Many famous people also are an INTJ , like Nikola Tesla, Stephen Hawking, Sylvia Plath, Beethoven, Jay-Z, Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, just to name a few.
While in order to find out if you’re an INTJ you need to take an official personality test (I suggest to take the official personality test by the Myers-Briggs Foundation for the most accurate results), here are some of the most common signs that you just might be one. Take a look.
1. You keep to yourself.
While most people are loud, you stay reserved and calm. You feel that people who express themselves too loud or bold are obnoxious.
2. You are a full on techie.
You just saw the new iPhone X and want it immediately! You are a love of all things tech and stay up to date with the recent games. Skyrim is coming to Android, yay! To you, technology offers you the perfect tools to let your thoughts unwind.
3. You can be judgmental sometimes.
Ever slapped someone in the face with just one word? INTJ’s can excite anyone with their directness and can come off as arrogant. The ‘no filter zone’ of INTJ’s can be even hurtful for some people, even though they never had an initial intention of hurting people.
4. You don’t follow, YOU LEAD.
This trait is one of the strongest that INTJ’s have, and if you’ve been a leader your entire life, you might just likely belong to this personality group. An INTJ cannot be lead, they will fight their way to be a leader because they have a unique capability of creating followers and guiding them.
5. Your business is ONLY your business.
You like to keep business to yourself. No matter how well it’s going (you hate bragging), you don’t want to talk to people about it, and likewise. You see your business as something secretive from your personal life and this helps you succeed.
6. You don’t live off of compliment and focus on flaws.
While most people love compliments, you’re then one that doesn’t know how to take one. Seriously, nice shoes? You always focus on your flaws to self-improve. You have accepted yourself to the max and don’t idealize perfection – this isn’t Disney Land.
7. You embrace the fact that you’re different.
This is the most recognizable trait that makes INTJ’s different from the other 15 personality types. They have fully accepted the fact that they are different and embrace it. They are the opposite of narcissists and tend to make jokes about themselves. An INTJ woman will never ask her partner if she looks fat in a certain dress — she loves her body as it is.
8. You have principles.
No, this isn’t the typical ‘I have a principal but I’m just gonna skip it now YOLO’ principle that most people have. If you’re an INTJ you know what I’m talking about. You have firm principles that each of your decisions are based upon, resulting in the direction your life is going. You always take responsibility for your actions and stick to your principles.
9. You are a bookworm.
Every time you find a new topic that interests you, you start researching about it, buying books and connecting with experts in that field. You love to learn! This ambition makes you able to learn anything your heart wants — making you a jack of all trades.
10. You’re a star-gazing romantic.
While everyone’s “hooking up” or “being benched”, you’re reading The Notebook cozied up on your couch. Yeah, that’s you isn’t it? You always believed in love and that you’ll meet your soulmate by avoiding the mediocre dating games that are popular lately.