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INTJ - The Strategist

Temperament: Mastermind

About the INTJ Personality Type

INTJ is speculated to be the second rarest of the 16 Myers-Briggs types, next to INFJ.

INTJs can sometimes see the world like a game of chess.

They’re deep-thinkers and independent problem-solvers who can plan and strategize moves well into the future.

They have powerful intuition and imagination. Effective INTJs combine this with bottom-line, results-oriented thinking to achieve practical results.

This combination of intuitive and logical abilities can help them become successful scientists, inventors, doctors, marketers, teachers, executives and entrepreneurs amongst other things.

Many are known for being efficient and innovative, improving systems and processes in creative ways.

Quotes from INTJs

"Problems that remain persistently insoluble should always be suspected as questions asked in the wrong way."

Alan Watts

Alan Watts


“A key component of high-level learning is cultivating a resilient awareness that is the older, conscious embodiment of a child’s playful obliviousness.”

Josh Waitzkin

Josh Waitzkin

Author, Chess master, Jujitsu champion

"An album, for me, is not just a commercial product. It's about presenting a world to people, for them to explore and enjoy. How they do that is up to them."

Alison Goldfrapp

Alison Goldfrapp

Singer/Songwriter (Goldfrapp)

"An artist is someone who uses bravery, insight, creativity, and boldness to challenge the status quo."

Seth Godin

Seth Godin


INTJ Functions


Juxtaposes data in the unconscious in order to mine patterns and insight. (more)

Assesses information based on it’s ability to produce outcomes. (more)

Evaluates information based on subjective personal values. (more)

Orients the self to the physical world through direct sensory perception. (more)

INTJ Celebrities

  • Tim Ferriss
  • Terry Gross
  • Carl Jung
  • Ayn Rand
  • Jonathan Ive
  • Annie Leibovitz
  • Tim Cook
  • James Lipton
  • Eckhart Tolle
  • Elon Musk
  • Jimmy Wales
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Dick Cheney
  • Derren Brown
  • Jason Ferruggia
  • Andy Warhol
  • Carl Sagan
  • Jeff Bezos
  • Edward Snowden
  • David Bowie
  • Ernest Hemingway
  • Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Victoria Beckham
  • Gabor Maté
  • John Vervaeke
  • Sean Nalewanyj
  • Annie Clark (St. Vincent)
  • Henry Ford
  • Noam Chomsky
  • Ryan Holiday
  • Geoff Tate (Queensryche)
  • Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Steve Bannon
  • Neil Diamond
  • Tom Bilyeu
  • Coffeezilla
  • Steven Bartlett
  • George Lucas
  • 50 Cent
  • Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath)
  • Dr. Drew
  • James Hetfield (Metallica)
  • John Mayer
  • Derek Sivers
  • Yoko Ono
  • Jay Z
  • Peter Joseph
  • Seal
  • Sam Harris
  • Ludwig Van Beethoven
  • Alison Goldfrapp
  • Maynard James Keenan (Tool)
  • Ken Wilber
  • Chuck D (Public Enemy)
  • Brian Eno (Roxy Music / Producer)
  • Yo Yo Ma
  • David Gilmour
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • Michael A. Singer
  • Jeffrey Epstein
  • Alfred the Great
  • Damien Echols
  • Alan Watts
  • Stephen King
  • Bruce Lee
  • Joshua Waitzkin
  • Ben Shapiro
  • Alex Grey
  • Chris DeGarmo (Queensryche)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • James Altucher
  • Dan Carlin
  • Chrissie Hynde
  • King Charles
  • Anna Wintour
  • Mehmed II
  • Seth Godin

Fictional INTJ Characters

  • Peggy Olson (Mad Men)
  • Claire Underwood (House of Cards)
  • Gus Fring (Breaking Bad)
  • Michael Corleone (The Godfather)
  • Clay Jensen (13 Reasons Why)
  • The Architect (The Matrix)
  • Knox Overstreet (Dead Poets Society)
  • Andy Dufresne (Shawshank Redemption)
  • Beth Harmon (The Queen’s Gambit)
  • Darth Vader (Star Wars)
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