All Rationals (iNtuitive Thinkers) share the following core characteristics:
– Rationals tend to be pragmatic, skeptical, self-contained, and focused on problem-solving and systems analysis.
– Rationals pride themselves on being ingenious, independent, and strong willed.
– Rationals make reasonable mates, individualizing parents, and strategic leaders.
– Rationals are even-tempered. They trust logic, yearn for achievement, seek knowledge, prize technology, and dream of understanding how the world works.
– Global thinkers with original minds, INTJs have a natural talent for improving systems and are good at finding connections between things. INTJs are creative, imaginative and intellectually curious and daring. They can quickly grasp complex theories and ideas.
– Due to their analytical nature, INTJs make excellent strategic problem solvers. They have extremely high standards for themselves, but usually manage to meet or exceed their expectations and goals. They have a good sense of underlying structure and meaning, and are often drawn to science, math and other similar fields.
– INTJs are comfortable in their intellectual world and spend a lot of time alone in thought. However, they can become rather excited and talkative when discussing important projects or areas of expertise.
– INTJs are the most independent of all the types, and are very difficult to get to know. They are very private, and are cool and formal when interacting with people. They try to avoid being the center of attention, and dislike flattery and praise.
– Because they are so focused on their inner world, INTJs often have a hard time operating in the real world. Being intellectually centered, they have trouble dealing with their emotions and feelings. INTJs are also unaware of other peoples’ feelings and have to be reminded to be caring and thoughtful of others’ emotions.
– INTJs can be condescending and patronizing of people who do not catch on to concepts as quickly as they do. They prefer to work alone or in small groups of equally competent colleagues. INTJs don’t like to share their ideas, but would rather work on them until they are perfect. They have great focus and determination, but are seen as single-minded, stubborn and inflexible.
– The sentences of an INTJ are usually long and complex, and full of ideas. Their speech is usually thoughtful and deliberate, but it can be vague and imprecise. INTJs are very confidant and don’t care at all what others think of them. INTJs are difficult to read, because they don’t use any excess words or gestures. Indifferent to authority, INTJs use the rules that work, and ignore all others.