Independence (NJ)


Independence is one of the core values of intuitive and judging types. (NJ) INFJs, INTJs, and ENFJs and ENTJs a like tend to maintain a need of staying independent, acting out of own accord, without external influence or being micromanaged. When these types lose their concentration and focus, and when external change and action drops them off their course, they will say they feel overwhelmed, stressed, and drained of energy. It is therefore important for them to take time to regain their focus and independence in their daily life.

If you practice intuition and judging in your daily life, you can gain an impressive foresight and an ability to speculate and accurately predict long-term changes. Intuition and judging is oriented by "what is likely" and all options are here considered and narrowed down until you find what option or course of events you believe to be the most likely to occur over time.

The visionary path

Intuition and judging synthesises and organises abstract information and complex changes into a system of change. Those that have mastered intuition and judging tend to be regarded as true visionaries. Those that are on their way to mastering this tend to be known as wanderers or original eccentrics. Those that have intuition and judging as one of their core interests and success strategies can best be described as cunning, original, and intriguing. When out of touch with their intuition, they can be described as obsessive, nervous, and restless.

Common personas: The Visionary, The Wanderer, The Coward, The Mastermind

Primary desire: To accurately predict future events and to use this information to plot a course towards a better future.
Neuroscience: The ability to focus your mind on a complex thought or possibility for a long time without being distracted.
Core fear: Chaos
Muse: The Rebel
Pet peeve: The Artisan
Found in: INFJ, INTJ, ENTJ, ENFJ

Key aspiration: To bring order to chaos.

Bringing order into chaos

Even in something chaotic and unpredictable such as intuition, there is a hidden order or hidden laws that can be mastered. Intuitive judging types (NJ) get a kick from being able to understand this order, and naturally tend to be comfortable in these activities. Often, people will think that you have a natural grasp of the future, and that you know something others don't. If you can become confident in your intuition and judging, people will admire your originality and cunning.

Not everyone can be a visionary

But this is not something all types enjoy. The intuitive perceiving (NP) type would not be comfortable with these predictions because they see too many variables and what-ifs to have faith in a long-term idea. The sensing perceiving types (SP) become too thrown off by changes and actions in the moment to see the bigger chain. The sensing judging types (SJ) are finally more interested in how things have been in the past to see how they are going to develop in the future. This is why intuitive judging types are so important and so needed - if you don't trust your vision, nobody else will.

Developing your vision

Early, intuitive judging types can be described as unusually nervous types, that become easily rattled and seem unusually jumpy. The intuitive judging type tends to struggle with bad reflexes and nerves, and these types tend to do badly under immediate and unpredicted pressure. They may experience spikes of adrenaline or unusually strong responses to sudden changes in light, unexpected noises, and being caught off guard.

Because of this, many NJs can struggle with a restlessness. Managing these nerves can be difficult. Often, the key is a strong sense of vision and a trust in that no matter what happens in the moment, the future that you have foreseen will remain the same as long as you remain true to your path. Only if you should let your instincts take over and if you should divert your course, will your long-term future change. Momentary interruptions can be overcome through developing a visionary drive and continuously rehearsing for your idea and planning and adapting the course so that you get where you want to be. Often, what happens in the moment is only as important as we make it.