Friday, April 08, 2005

I am Myers-Briggs INTJ, who are you?

We've all taken dinky personality tests online like the Evil Genius Test. And if you're like me, you find them amusing. However there is a real personality test called the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator®, that is used by professionals to evaluate people. The actual test is very long and you usually pay someone a great deal of money to give the test to you, however you can take a free abbreviated test online, that should be fairly accurate. I scored an INTJ. Which is descibed as "The Masterminds". I think I could get used to that title, yeah, its got a nice ring to it. ;)

Anyways I share my gerneral personality with a small but interesting group of people including:
And fictional charaters:
If you find any of these charaters interesting then chances are you will find that I am an interesting person. You can read the complete description of an INTJ if you'd like or just read some excerps below.
When it comes to their own areas of expertise -- and INTJs can have several -- they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know.

INTJs are the most self-confident of all types, having "self-power" awareness.

If an idea or position makes sense to an INTJ, it will be adopted; if it doesn't, it won't ... authority per se does not impress the INTJ.

INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake.

... they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability.

Anyone considered to be "slacking," including superiors, will lose their respect -- and will generally be made aware of this.

INTJs do, however, tend to conform to rules, if they are useful, not because they believe in them... but because of their unique view of reality.

No idea is too far-fetched to be entertained

INTJs are the natural brainstormers, always open to new concepts and, in fact, aggressively seeking them.

INTJs manipulate the world of theory as if on a gigantic chess board...

Typical INTJ career choices are in the sciences and engineering...

NTJs can rise to management positions...

Difficulties are highly stimulating to INTJs, who love responding to a challenge that requires creativity.

... colleagues find the INTJ apparantly unemotional and, at time, cold and dispassionate

This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship)
Yes, small talk does bore me most of the time, but I'd have to say that I'm a pretty big flirt. ;)
At times, [they] will seem cold, reserved, and unresponsive, while in fact INTJs are almost hypersensitive to signals of rejection from those for whom they care.

As parents, INTJs are dedicated and single-minded, in their devotion: Their children are a major focus in life.

They are supportive of their children and tend to allow them to develop in directions of their own choosing.

...criticism from people in general does not particularly bother the INTJs, if they believe that they are right.

Others may see what is and wonder why; INTJs see what might be and say "Why not?!"

Paradoxes, antinomies, and other contradictory phenomena aptly express these intuitors' amusement at those whom they feel may be taking a particular view of reality too seriously.

INTJs enjoy developing unique solutions to complex problems.
So, that describes me pretty well, its not perfect but it definatly hits the target. The best place that I've found to learn more about the 16 differant types is:
I think this stuff is pretty cool, you should take the short free test and post your score in my comments. why?! Becuase its fun!


Roxie Self said...

Bork Bork!
I didn't see the part where it talks about you being "intimidating" or people feeling transparent around you. Trying to put your best foot forward, eh?

Christopholies said...

I'm an ENFJ... woohoo! I share my personality with some AWESOME people...

David, King of Israel (heck yeah!)
U.S. Presidents:
Abraham Lincoln
Ronald Reagan
Ross Perot
Sean Connery (heck yeah!)
Dick Van Dyke (heck yeah!)
Andy Griffith (heck yeah!)
James Garner
Kirstie Alley ("Cheers," Look Who's Talking movies)
Michael Jordan, NBA basketball player (heck yeah!)
Johnny Depp (Pirates of the Caribbean) (heck yeah!)
Oprah Winfrey
Bob Saget America's Funniest Home Videos, Full House (heck yeah!)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Seinfeld")(heck yeah!)
Ben Stiller (The Royal Tenenbaums)(heck yeah, my favorite actor/commedian!!)
Peyton Manning, Indianapolis Colts quarterback
Matthew McConaughey (The Wedding Planner)
...and who could forget...
Lauren Graham ("Gilmore Girls)
...and most cool of all (aside from Ben Stiller)...
Ben Affleck (The Sum Of All Fears)(heck yeah!)

Yeah! Ain't that just peachy? That's also like the 40,000 personality test I've taken, and they've all given me kinda the same garb, I'm a, "Extraverted iNtuitive, Feeling, Judging" kind of person... cool, eh?