INTJ is one of the most strategically capable and rarest personality types. It is usually a challenge for individuals having this type of personality to find their like-minded people who can keep up with their chess-like maneuvering and persistent intellectualism. They are imaginative yet decisive, amazingly curious, ambitious yet private, but they do not waste their energy. Also, they show a natural desire for knowledge in their early life and hence are usually referred as “bookworm”. They enjoy sharing what they know and are confident in their mastery of their preferred subjects, but due to their Judging (J) and Intuitive (N) traits, they like to create and implement a perfect plan within their career path instead of sharing opinions on “uninteresting” barriers such as gossip (Warmer & Myers, 2008).
SWOT of INTJ Type of People
The following is a SWOT analysis of the INTJ type of people.
Some of the strengths of the INTJ type of people include the following.
a) High self-confidence
The INTJs have trust on their rationalism over all things. This implies that when they make a decision, they do not have any reason to doubt it. Therefore, this trait assists them in making an honest and direct communication style that is not distracted by perceived expectations or social roles.
b) Decisive and independent
INTJs can take responsibility for their own actions and stand on their own . They are also likely to oppose any person they have to to have a better idea. Again they are likely to stay away from emotionally charged arguments.
c) Determined and hard-working
INTJs are devoted to their tasks. They put in an intense effort and longer hours to ensure their idea is successful. Additionally, they are amazingly efficient, and if the tasks satisfy the procedure of advancing the goal, they will get ways of to accomplish and consolidate those tasks.
The following are some of the weaknesses of INTJs
INTJ type people are completely capable of taking their confidence too far.They can falsely believe that they have tackled all the admissible matters of concern and thus preventing themselves from the ideas they believe are intellectually inferior.
INTJs like to have a full confidence in the way they think since they argue that being rational is always correct. They are also illogical, dismiss other people’s opinions and consider them to be stuck in some mode of thought, making it impossible for other people to be heard.
Some of the opportunities of INTJs people include the following.
Being open minded people, INTJs are open to new ideas that are likely to be supported by logic. Therefore, they are likely to apply their independence and receptiveness to these ideas, resulting in fairly liberal social sciences.
b) Imaginative , quick and Strategic in Mind
INTJs take every opportunity to improve their knowledge, and this shows in the flexibility and strength of their strategic thinking.
a) Overly analytical
The persistent trait of INTjs is their analytical ability, but this trait is likely to fail painfully where logic does not apply, for instance, human relationships.
b) Love Highly Structured environments
INTJs have the tendency of blindly following rules and precedents, but not understanding them. This trait can be very distasteful to them.
The INTJ personality has both positive and negative traits. However, it is apparent that the positive traits are far more than the negative traits. These positive traits of INTJ personality are very influential to my future career of being a business person since I believe for me to be a successful business person; I need to be hardworking and determined, open-minded and decisive. Also, I need to be quick, imaginative and have a strategic mind.
Warner, J. and Myers, S. (2008). Personality Type INTJ Career Booklet. Worldwide Center for Organizational Development.