INTJ MBTI, INTJ Personality Type, MBTI INTJ, 16 Personalities INTJ, INTJs

INTJ Personality Type ‘The Strategist’ (INTJ A & INTJ T)

INFJ - The Magician
ISTJ - The Builder
INTP - The Genius
ENTJ - The Executive

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.


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

Core values

Originality, Independence, Challenge, Intelligence


Meditative, Nomadic, Critical, Serious

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. 

Becoming a Mastermind

The process of becoming a mastermind requires you to actively challenge yourself. To push yourself and to work yourself hard towards your personal ambitions. You need to practice your intellect, you need to think, question, and reason about the world around you. What rules are in play? How does the system work? And how can you use your knowledge to give you an advantage? 

IN: The Hermit Archetype

INTJs need a lot of time in private, time to think, to process, and to detach from the world. This time in privacy will make INTJs more aware of the bigger picture. They will start to conceptualise and theorise about the state of the world, and their existential awareness will over time make them more outgoing. Using this awareness and this existential map, INTJs can understand complex aspects of the world, and entertain thoughts and problems most people miss. 

NJ: The Wanderer Archetype

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.

TJ: The Doer Archetype

Thinking and Judging gives an INTJ a productive drive, a drive to achieve an ambition, to strategise, and to work hard towards your desires. If you harness this superpower, there is little you can't achieve. All INTJs tend to have some kind of ambition: some kind of objective goal they wish to achieve, and when they take steps towards this ambition, they become more warm and passionate.

IT: The Scientist Archetype

If you're an INTJ, you should have a scientific calling, a calling that manifests in a thirst to understand the finer mechanics of the universe. The secret dynamics of social interactions, the hidden rules of economics, how law and justice is executed. What facts are in play and what rules make the world behave the way it behaves? 

INTJ Body Language

In my experience, INTJs tend to at their best appear intelligent, serious, strategic, cunning, independent-minded, original, eccentric, rigourous, philosophical, amused, thoughtful, and preoccupied. Their 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. 


INTJ-1s struggle with perfectionism. Perfectionism makes an INTJ lose much needed downtime, and time to study and to consider the science of things. Instead, INTJs become too focused on meeting external standards and criterias, forcing themselves to live up to outside ideals on what is beautiful, appropriate, and what the crowd wants or expects. 


When an INTJ cares about someone or something, they put everything in it, working day and night, to make it a reality. The INTJ-2 can't take a breath or relax. They don't allow themselves downtime or time to recharge. They push themselves and keep on studying up to become better and better at it.


The INTJ-3 thirsts for success and fame, and hoards knowledge and data, studying all trends, all secret tricks behind success. Their goal is to master everything behind success and how to become successful. But INTJ-3s tend to be focused on knowing how to perform well, and struggle to actually execute the knowledge they have towards their vision.


INTJs that are working on developing their individual identity tend to spend a lot of time searching for a position, status, or material wealth, and things that can assert them and give them status in their groups. INTJs believe in proving their own worth through their achievements and titles, not how they dress or speak.


INTJs that seek to fit in can sometimes compromise their boundaries and become too concerned with appearing empathetic and understanding to other people. They will put on an air of fake modesty out of fear of being cast out.


When an INTJ is in love, they will become unusually modest, trying to attract the attention of their partner by being unusually empathetic and forgiving. If an INTJ likes you, they will ask you many questions, seeking to figure you out. INTJs tend to think for a long time before making a move on someone, entertaining all what-ifs before they know it is safe to proceed.


INTJs hold a need within them to understand and to protect existence. When INTJs gain a lot of scientific and existential awareness of the world, they become often adamant on maintaining the world using the insight they have gained. 


INTJs that feel weak or inferior to others can often get trapped in a pursuit for self-improvement, pushing themselves hard to become more socially appropriate, to be more liked, and to be taken more seriously by others. These INTJs resign themselves from their ambitions, as they feel too weak to proceed, and focus on becoming a person others will respect.


As a friend, INTJs work hard to be attentive to your needs, and to try to understand and to help you. While INTJs value friendship, they also work hard to maintain their own independence in relationships. To compensate for this, INTJs can become overly focused on being appropriate, and to ensure they haven't hurt your feelings with anything they've said or done.


INTJs can spend many years exploring an existential theory or moving independently towards a new destination. INTJ-7s are reclusive wanderers, seeking to be on the move, to think, to contemplate, to learn, and to find some kind of existential truth in the world. 


INTJ-8s can be some of the most dominant and authoritative in conflict, forceful, strong-minded, tough, and opportunistic. They push themselves hard towards their visions and they can work non-stop to control a situation. But INTJ-8s often fall in the micromanagement trap, too tied down by managing a group or people who can be very overwhelming for them.


INTJs seek to avoid conflict by ensuring everyone has a fair game. Everyone should know the rules and the strategy, and the rules should be clearly discussed and everyone should know how the world works. But an INTJ can get too caught up with how nature is working right now, ignoring their personal opinions on how things could work in a better world. 

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