The Sage


Sages are intuitive judging types (NJ) who desire a holistic, coherent system of ideas and theories. Relying on a big picture system to judge ideas and deductions about the world, sages spend much time organizing and controlling their thoughts. Because of this, they gain holistic intelligence. You can describe holistic intelligence as the ability to think in generals, overviews, and perspectives about ideas and the unknown.

Sages enjoy looking at their ideas from multiple perspectives, seeing an idea from the bird view, and understanding the full range of interpretation of an idea. Just how far can you take an idea? What can you do with a simple idea to transform your understanding of the entire universe?

Nickname: The Seer

Primary desire: To have full access to the entire world of ideas
Neuroscience: The ability to use the imagination network and the proactive control network in a way that puts you in a state of flow.
Core fear: To be lost
Inspired by: The Rebel
Grounded by: The Artisan
Variations: INFJ, INTJ, ENTJ, ENFJ
MBTI term: Ni

Key motivations: To have an overview, to feel complete understanding, to see the purest essence of an idea.

What is intuitive judging?

It is the ability to judge and organize patterns into a bigger system, to see the overview of something, to create a comprehensive system of ideas. It is the ability to see the true essence of an idea and to see it from multiple perspectives. You desire to have access to a higher level of truth. An intuitive judging type engages in this process effortlessly and with great fascination, taking great interest and relaxing by being able to experience this mental mind-map.

Intuitive Judging is systematical, going over every known idea or pattern, and judging the likelihood of every scenario. As a sage, you are interested in knowing the likelihood of every scenario, having a basic idea of how likely ever possibility is. Tossing aside the impossible, they work on the impropable, deciding how likely it is, by seeing how well the idea fits with their other ideas. Generally, the question of coherence and fitness is important to a sage. All ideas have to be considered relative to your worldview and your general idea. Things that don’t fit with your worldview are tossed aside.

The Sage

A sage will follow a greater system or worldview. They act with deliberation and focus. As a sage, you will have a plan in all occasions, but your plan is always general, never specific. They always look like they know what they will do. Sages are excellent at narrowing down and deciding the most likely option in any situation, as long as they know what opportunities exist.

They see what their card of hands is and how they can play it the best they can. Even when the situation appears stacked against them, the sages can find a way to make do. Sages have the power to control the world with their thoughts and their ideas, and they know how to plant seeds of ideas and to nurture ideas to grow to their fullest potential. They are well able to nudge people in the right direction or to guide people if asked to.

Holistic intelligence

A sage can be said to have three primary skills: the ability to see the overview or big picture of something is a core here. Another is the ability to see the angles and perspectives of something. Lastly, sages are skilled at determining the likelihood or the coherence of an idea.

  • Seeing the general overview

Sages always have this sense of what the big picture is. What is it you deduce about the world, and how does it all look stacked together? You desire to know the big picture so that you can weigh all options together and understand all the processes around you fully.

  • Seeing the angles and perspectives

A sage is also skilled at seeing ideas from different perspectives. You can consider how an idea would perform in different scenarios and how a possibility sounds from different angles.

  • Determining the most likely scenario

And a sage is well able to determine the likelihood of a scenario, by finding which idea “fits” the best in a situation. Juggling the different possibilities available to them, they make predictions on likelihood of every scenario.