I – Introversion rather than Extraversion: INTJs tend to be quiet and reserved. They generally prefer interacting with a few close friends rather than a wide circle of acquaintances, and they expend energy in social situations (whereas extroverts gain energy).
N – Intuition rather than Sensing: INTJs tend to be more abstract than concrete. They focus their attention on the big picture rather than the details and on future possibilities rather than immediate realities.
T – Thinking rather than Feeling: INTJs tend to value objective criteria above personal preference or sentiment. When making decisions they generally give more weight to logic than to social considerations.
J – Judgment rather than Perception: INTJs tend to approach life in a structured way, rather than keeping options open and flexibly changing without accommodating to their structured world with discretion.
INTJs are analytical, individualists who seek novel ways of looking at things.
INTJs enjoy coming to new understandings and are prepared to lead if no one else seems up to the task, or if they see a major weakness in the current leadership.
They are very determined people who trust their vision, regardless of what others think.
They tend to be pragmatic, creative and logical, preferring to make a series of logical suggestions on how to resolve an issue.
INTJs have a very tolerance for spin or drama, and don't beat around the bush, which is a perspective not always welcomed by more sensitive companions.
INTJs are at their best in quietly and firmly developing their ideas, theories, and principles, they do not readily accept authority based on tradition, rank, or title.
So what personality types are some good matches for the INTJ personality type?
Well there are 16 personality types in the Jung-Briggs system and under that framework, these personality types should be on your short-list
Here are four great matches for someone with the INTJ personality type:
The INTJ and ENTJ couple: Great understanding between these two competency focused individuals. The more out-going ENTJ will try to assume the leadership role, however the independent INTJ will quietly resist.
The INTJ and INTJ couple: The similar competency focused approach to life may see this couple become quite self-sufficient within their own partnership. They are independent and sceptical of others’ ideas and established ways of doing things.
The INTJ and INTP couple: There will be great understanding between these two, they are both socially cautious and value competency. The INTJ is independent, whereas the INTP loves to challenge people to think.
The INFJ and INTJ couple: The INFJ is deeply reflective, creative and quietly caring. The INTJ is sceptical, independent with a high need for competency. Each will appreciate what the other can contribute to their experience.
The INTJ is likely to find the ESFP a very challenging personality type in relationships:
The INTJ and ESFP relationship: INTJs are independent and theoretically minded, whereas ESFPs are performers who enjoy being the life of the party.