INTJ – The Strategist Personality Type

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Introverted, iNtuitive, Thinking, Judging

When you become self-actualised as an INTJ, you begin to embody the archetype of a Mastermind. The mastermind is a rational leader, a true original, a scientist, a strategist, and a philosopher.

Nicknames

The Architect, The Philosopher, The Visionary, The Scientist, The Leader, The Innovator

Core values

Originality, Independence, Challenge, Intelligence

Temperament

Meditative, Nomadic, Critical, Serious

Cognitive Functions

Introverted iNtuition, Introverted Thinking, Thinking Judging, iNtuitive Judging

Key Intelligences

Existential Intelligence, Speculation Intelligence, Systems Intelligence, Analytical Intelligence

The Mastermind Archetype

If you are a Mastermind, you have developed your intelligence and strategy to the point where it can accurately respond to the problems you are facing in life. A mastermind is someone that is able to decisions independent of external control. A mastermind is also someone that has gained higher existential awareness and a deeper understanding of the world and its finer mechanics. 

The INTJ Flow Functions

When in a positive state of mind, INTJs naturally radiate a sense of strategy, vision, insight, originality, well thought out reasoning, goals and projects. These things, they pull from their four flow functions, Ni, Ti, Tj and Nj. These are four core parts in an INTJs mind.

The Philosopher Archetype (Ni)

Ni manifests in INTJs as a natural search for answers and theoretical explanations to why things are the way they are. Through Ni, the type elevates itself beyond surface explanations and goes deeper to find personally satisfactory answers to world problems and matters of life and death.

The Visionary Archetype (Nj)

INTJs need to maintain their independence and originality. This means that you should aim to stay true to your path and go where you feel pulled. At times, it may be hard to explain to other people why you do what you do, but walking your own path in life will give you more stimulation and satisfaction with the results.

The Architect Archetype (Tj)

The Architect radiates self-control and the ability to formulate principles, goals, and rules for themselves and others. The architect can design the world to operate according to solid rational principles and can come up with projects and systems that will achieve different goals. The architect is good at naturally thinking up smart solutions and elegant ways to design a system.

The Scientist Archetype (Ti)

The scientist gives the INTJ a base framework of what is logically sound. It represents their desire for things to work in a way that is efficient, accurate, and correct. They are natural perfectionists that always want everything to be done in the right place, at the right time, in the right amount. Ti is a carefully calibrated clock and wants to always be right.

The INTJ In Flow

Natural personality traits exhibited when in a positive state of energy and motivation.

NjControlTj
EnergyINTJMotivation
NiStabilityTi

The INTJ Under Stress

Personality traits expressed when under stress or when anxious.

SpInstabilityFp
EffortESFPDifficulty
SeAnxietyFe

The INTJ When Inspired

These functions tend to bubble up and come out naturally as momentary inspiration or distractions.

NpInstabilityTp
EnergyENTPMotivation
NeAnxietyTe

The INTJ When In Control  

Difficult cognitive functions that require active effort, control and steadiness in an INTJ.

SjControlFj
EffortISFJDifficulty
SiStabilityFi

INTJ Body Language

In my experience, INTJs tend to at their best appear intelligent, serious, strategic, cunning, independent-minded, original, eccentric, rigorous, philosophical, amused, thoughtful, and preoccupied. The INTJs facial expressions tend to start in the centre of their face, their gaze fixed, yet dreamy and detached. 

Their expression serious and solemn. Their chins tense and their expression critical, as if they are trying to keep a cool grasp of the situation. There is typically a lack of modesty in the INTJ, as they tend to hold themselves in high regard. When you have their attention, they can appear overly reactive or reserved towards what you are saying. When they are speaking, they appear commanding yet calm. 

INTJs can sometimes let emotions get the better of them, going from a strongly logical demeanor to a suddenly irrational and emotionally blinded expression. INTJs can at other times appear overwhelmed and nervous in sensory situations, when things are changing unexpectedly and when the crowd or the situation becomes too intense.