- Dan Aykroyd, actor (The Blues Brothers)
- Chevy Chase (Cornelius Crane), actor (Fletch)
- Phil Donahue, television talk show host
- Hannibal, Carthaginian military leader
- Peter Jennings, television newscaster
- C. S. Lewis, author (The Chronicles of Narnia)
- Thomas Jefferson
- John F. Kennedy
- Woodrow Wilson
- Julius Caesar
- Gandalf the Grey (J. R. R. Tolkein's Middle Earth books)
- Hannibal Lecter (Silence of the Lambs)
- Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holmes' nemesis
- Clarice Starling (Silence of the Lambs)
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.Yes, small talk does bore me most of the time, but I'd have to say that I'm a pretty big flirt. ;)
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)
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.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: http://220.127.116.11/myersbriggs/personhome.htm
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.
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!