Morten's Personality Max Report

INTJ, Strategist, Intellectual, Introverted, Intrapersonal, Logical

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Your Results Snapshot

You have a unique set of traits that make you who you are. The study of personality identifies and organizes your characteristics and behaviors in such a way as to help you better understand yourself. Your Personality Max report is intended to equip you to lead a more effective and fulfilling life.

Your Personality Type is INTJ (Strategist)

Introverted (I) + Intuitive (N) + Thinking (T) + Judging (J)
Strength of Morten's Preferences

Your Temperament is NT (Intellectual)

Intuitive (N) + Thinking (T)
Temperaments in Population

Your Top Intelligences are Intrapersonal and Logical

Morten's Multiple Intelligences
Morten's Multiple Intelligences

"Personality is to a man what perfume is to a flower." — Charles M. Schwab

Your Personality Type

Your Personality Type in the Population
Personality Types in Population Legend

Your personality type is INTJ. This is based on your four Preferences: Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Thinking (T) and Judging (J).

Many of today's theories of psychological typology are based on the work of Swiss psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung, who wrote Psychological Types in 1921. He was the founder of analytical psychology, which studies the motivations underlying human behavior.

Your personality type is a detailed classification of the innate characteristics that make you who you are. Each of the four temperaments can be divided into four types, making a total of 16 distinct personality types. As with Temperament, your type is determined by the strength of your preferences.

No personality type is better than another. Each person has a unique set of equally valuable characteristics. Understanding your type can be useful in many ways, including relationships and school or career.

INTJ - The "Strategist"

INTJ Population

INTJs are private, independent and self-confident. They strive for perfection and achievement. They are gifted strategists with analytical, conceptual and objective minds. They are flexible and like to formulate contingency plans. Strategists are able to see the reasons behind things.

"I cannot live without books." — Thomas Jefferson

INTJs direct their energy inward. They are energized by spending time alone. They typically have fewer friends and prefer small groups. They are private, quiet and deliberate. Strategists are Intuitive people that are always thinking and analyzing. Strategists are very deep and abstract. They are complex on the inside and see endless possibilities.

INTJs by Gender Pie Chart

Strategists are Thinkers that make decisions with their head. They are objective and logical. They are critical, impersonal and thick-skinned. INTJs are structured and scheduled. They are controlled and responsible. They seek closure and enjoy completing tasks.

Social interaction is often the Strategist's greatest challenge since it requires setting aside their strategic thinking. They are not affectionate unless they feel very safe. They do not always know how they affect others and can appear insensitive. Since Strategists enjoy deep conversations, more shallow forms of social interaction are often seen as a waste of time. They want their relationships to serve a good purpose. Strategists honor commitments.

INTJs analyze and strategize before they act. In their work they are organized and structured. They can be counted upon. They set high standards for themselves and believe they can achieve them. Coworkers find them private and hard to get to know. Others may perceive INTJs as aloof or annoyed when in reality they are serious and intense.

INTJs love to learn. They often excel in school and achieve all their goals. They are driven and self-disciplined. They thrive with the most theoretical and complex subjects. INTJs are in a constant quest for self-improvement, growth and self-competency. They are usually voracious readers.

INTJs are gifted theorists. They thrive on understanding and formulating complex systems. Of all the personality types, Strategists are the most penetrating in thought and insight. Their greatest contribution is their desire to produce mastery and achievement that reflects their brilliance.

Characteristic of an INTJ

  • Analytical
  • Structured
  • Objective
  • Introspective
  • Perfectionist
  • Attentive
  • Controlled
  • Private
  • Responsible
  • Self-confident
  • Thick-skinned
  • Quiet
  • Determined
  • Independent
  • Impersonal
  • Theoretical
  • Intense
  • Strategic
  • Adaptable
  • Complex
  • Conceptual
  • Disciplined
  • Deliberate
  • Abstract

Typical Strengths

  • Good at listening
  • Self-confident
  • Highly intelligent
  • Takes criticism well
  • Honors commitments

Possible Weaknesses

  • Dislikes communicating feelings
  • Insensitive
  • Can come across as arrogant
  • Unwilling to take blame
  • INTJs make up 1.5% of all 16 personality types. INTJs are the second most rare personality type. Of the NT types, INTJs are the least common.
  • 1 in every 40 males is an INTJ (2.5% of all males). 1 in every 200 females is an INTJ (0.5% of all females). Female INTJs are the least common type-gender combination (along with male INFJs).
  • There are significantly more male INTJs than there are female INTJs, with males outnumbering females nearly 5 to 1. One reason there are more male INTJs is that males tend to be Thinkers (T) while females are more often Feelers (F).

Your Cognitive Functions

You engage the world through four cognitive functions. Each function is directed outward toward people and surroundings (Extraverted) or inward toward your thoughts (Introverted). Your primary function is Introverted Intuition and secondary is Extraverted Thinking.

Introverted Intuition (Primary Function)

You use this function most often. With Intuition (N), you process data through impressions, possibilities and meanings. Introverted Intuition enables you to have a sense about the future. It is the ability to grasp a pattern or plan. Information that is commonly hard to understand and dissect is more easily processed through Introverted Intuition.

Extraverted Thinking (Secondary Function)

Your use of this function is somewhat high. While Thinking (T), you make decisions based on logic. The Extraverted Thinking function enables you to organize and categorize items such as thoughts and arguments. It is the ability to see the logical consequences of actions. It follows sequence and organization.

Introverted Feeling (Tertiary Function)

You use this function but to a lesser degree. When Feeling (F), you make decisions based on feelings, so the Introverted Feeling function allows you to know what you value. It is the ability to see through others and know what they are really like as if you had internal radar. When you identify a person with similar values, there is a desire to connect.

Extraverted Sensing (Least Function)

You use this function least of the four. Through Sensing (S), you process data with your five senses. The Extraverted Sensing function allows you to process life through your experiences. It is being aware of what is seen, smelled, touched, heard and tasted. It is being energized by experience and living "in the moment."

Famous People of Your Type

Here is a sampling of famous people and fictional characters that are likely to be INTJs like you.

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
    American President
  • Thomas Jefferson
    American President
  • Augustus Caesar
    Roman Emperor
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Astronomer
  • Susan B. Anthony
    Civil Rights Leader
  • Jane Austen
    Author (Pride and Prejudice)
  • Angela Lansbury
    Actress (Murder, She Wrote)
  • Peter Jennings
    Journalist
  • C. S. Lewis
    Apologist, Author
  • Martina Navratilova
    Tennis Champion
  • Rudy Giuliani
    New York City Mayor
  • General Colin Powell
    U.S. Secretary of State
  • Lance Armstrong
    Cyclist
  • Katie Couric
    Television Journalist
  • Dan Akroyd
    Actor, Comedian, Musician
  • Woodrow Wilson
    American President
  • William F. Buckley, Jr.
    Journalist
  • Maria Shriver
    Journalist
  • Josephine Tey
    English Author
  • Chester A. Arthur
    Lawyer, American President
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Actor, California Governor
  • Mr. Darcy
    Pride and Prejudice
  • Gandalf
    Lord of The Rings
  • Mr. Miyagi
    The Karate Kid
  • Professor Moriarty
    Sherlock Holmes
  • Rosencrantz
    Hamlet
  • Ellen Ripley
    Alien
  • Vicious
    Cowboy Bebop
  • Dr. Robert Stonehill
    Extraordinary Measures
  • Michael Corleone
    The Godfather
  • Marsellus Wallace
    Pulp Fiction
  • Mr. Burns
    The Simpsons
  • Dr. Jonathan Crane
    Batman Begins

Career Matches for Your Type

INTJs may find satisfaction with the following careers which tend to match well with their Strategist personality. This list is not exhaustive and these are not guaranteed to be perfect matches for you but this may be a helpful starting point if you are planning to pursue a new career.

  • Systems Analyst
  • Computer Programmer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Computer Specialist
  • Engineer
  • Corporate Strategist
  • Researcher
  • Scientist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Professor
  • Psychologist
  • Business Administrator
  • Military Officer
  • Manager
  • Judge
  • Teacher
  • Organization Founder
  • Dentist

Your Temperament

Your Temperament in the Population Your temperament is NT since you lean toward the Intuition (N) and Thinking (T) preferences. We identify your temperament by the strength of your Preferences. Many psychologists, philosophers and other thinkers have for centuries proposed that there are four temperaments that can describe a person.

Temperament is a more broad classification than Personality Type. Each of the four temperaments is like an umbrella over four related personality types (for a total of 16 personality types).

NT - The "Intellectual"

Intellectuals (NTs) are intelligent, independent and determined.

They are high-achievers, driven not only to acquire but also to master large amounts of information. They are self-sufficient, logical and value reason. While Intellectuals have a desire to know everything, they also tend to question anything. Their keen interest in investigation and questioning make them great researchers and inventors.

They are good at seeing the "big picture." They work well alone and are able to concentrate and study for long periods of time. Intellectuals enjoy abstract and theoretical discussions. They respect brilliance and self-reliance in others. Intellectuals dislike illogical instructions and emotional conversations.

NT Population by Gender
"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts." — C.S. Lewis

Famous Intellectuals

  • Thomas Edison
    Inventor
  • Margaret Thatcher
    British Prime Minister
  • Franklin Roosevelt
    American President
  • Harrison Ford
    Actor
  • Thomas Jefferson
    American President
  • Julia Child
    Chef, Author
  • Walter Raleigh
    Writer, Poet, Explorer
  • Nikola Tesla
    Inventor, Physicist
  • Bill Gates
    Microsoft Founder
  • Sir Isaac Newton
    Astronomer
  • Jane Austen
    Author
  • C. S. Lewis
    Apologist, Author
  • Schwarzenegger
    Actor, Calif. Governor
  • Walt Disney
    Entrepreneur
  • Lance Armstrong
    Cyclist
  • Meryl Streep
    Actress
  • Carl Jung
    Psychiatrist
  • Albert Einstein
    Physicist
  • Abraham Lincoln
    American President
  • Socrates
    Greek Philosopher
  • Susan B. Anthony
    Civil Rights Leader
  • Gandalf
    Lord of the Rings
  • 'Doc' Brown
    Back to the Future
  • Cosmo Kramer
    Seinfeld
  • Bugs Bunny
    Looney Tunes
  • Mr. Darcy
    Pride and Prejudice
  • Michael Corleone
    The Godfather
  • Data
    Star Trek

Intellectual Career Matches

NT's are commonly skilled at and often find satisfaction with the following careers.

  • Engineer
  • Scientist
  • Inventor
  • Programmer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Writer
  • Psychologist
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Judge
  • NTs make up only about 12% of the general population.
  • Female NTs are the most rare of all temperament-gender combinations, at just 3% of all people.
  • Many notable thinkers, inventors and scientists have been NTs.

Your Preferences

Your preferences are Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Thinking (T) and Judging (J). These determine your Personality Type and Temperament.

There are four pairs of opposite preferences. Everyone has a greater tendency toward one preference than the other in each pair. For example, in the Thinking (T) vs. Feeling (F) dichotomy, you personally have a stronger tendency toward Thinking (T). Each preference has a single letter (such as "F") that identifies it.

Extraversion vs. Introversion in You

Extravert/Introvert Population Pie Chart Extraversion (E) and Introversion (I) are opposite preferences. Your natural tendency toward one is stronger than the other. Extraversion and Introversion describe how a person directs their energy either outwardly toward people and activities or inwardly toward thoughts and ideas. Of the two, your dominant preference is Introversion. Although everybody exhibits characteristics of each preference to some degree, you can be referred to as an Introvert.

  • You are 83% more Introverted than the average
  • You are part of the minority of people who are primarily Introverted
  • Males on average are slightly more Introverted than females

Your Extraversion (E)

Strength of Morten's Extraversion (E) Extraversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extraverts are energized by social gatherings, parties and group activities. Extraverts are usually enthusiastic, gregarious and animated. Their communication style is verbal and assertive. Extraverts often need to talk. They enjoy the limelight.

  • Sociable
  • Energized by interaction
  • Assertive
  • Gregarious
  • Talkative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Expressive
  • Volunteers personal info
  • Many friends
  • Easy to approach
  • Enjoys groups

Your Introversion (I)

Strength of Morten's Introversion (I) Introversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the inside world. Introverts are energized by spending time alone or with a small group. They find large group gatherings draining because they seek depth instead of breadth of relationships. Introverts process information internally. They are often great listeners.

  • Energized by time alone
  • Private
  • Keeps to self
  • Quiet
  • Deliberate
  • Internally aware
  • Fewer friends
  • Prefers smaller groups
  • Peaceful
  • Independent
  • Thinks before speaking
  • Enjoys solitude

Sensing vs. Intuition in You

Sensor/Intuitive Population Pie Chart You use Sensing (S) and Intuition (N) to receive and process new information either by using your five senses or in more abstract ways. Both preferences in this pair are used by everybody to some degree. With that said, you can be classified as Intuitive since your dominant preference is Intuition.

  • You are 111% more Intuitive than the average
  • You are part of the minority of people who are primarily Intuitive
  • Males on average are slightly more Intuitive than females

Your Sensing (S)

Strength of Morten's Sensing (S) Sensors focus on the present. They are "here and now" people. They are factual and process information through the five senses. They see things as they are because they are concrete and literal thinkers. They trust what is certain. Sensors value realism and common sense. They like ideas with practical applications.

  • Concrete
  • Realistic
  • Lives in the present
  • Aware of surroundings
  • Notices details
  • Practical
  • Goes by senses
  • Factual
  • Trusts certainty
  • Values common sense

Your Intuition (N)

Strength of Morten's Intuition (N) Intuitive people live in the future. They are immersed in the world of possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. Intuitive people value inspiration and imagination. They gather knowledge by reading between the lines. Their abstract nature attracts them toward deep ideas, concepts and metaphors. They can see the "big picture" and are analytical.

  • Future-focused
  • Sees possibilities
  • Inventive
  • Imaginative
  • Deep
  • Abstract
  • Idealistic
  • Complex
  • Theoretical
  • Philosophical

Thinking vs. Feeling in You

Thinker/Feeler Population Pie Chart The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preference pair refers to how you make decisions, either by objective logic or subjective feeling. Your dominant preference is Thinking so you can be classified as a Thinker. Each of the two preferences are employed by everybody at different times and to different degrees.

  • You are 71% more Thinking than the average
  • Thinkers like you make up about half of the population
  • The majority of males are Thinkers while the majority of females are Feelers

Your Thinking (T)

Strength of Morten's Thinking (T) Thinking people are objective. They make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart (but are not without emotion). Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic. They value truth over tact and can easily identify flaws. They are critical thinkers and oriented toward problem solving.

  • Logical
  • Objective
  • Decides with head
  • Seeks truth
  • Rational
  • Impersonal
  • Critical thinking
  • Thick-skinned
  • Firm with people
  • Driven by thought

Your Feeling (F)

Strength of Morten's Feeling (F) Feeling people are subjective. They make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances. They seek to please others and want to be appreciated. They value harmony and empathy.

  • Decides with heart
  • Dislikes conflict
  • Passionate
  • Driven by emotion
  • Gentle
  • Easily hurt
  • Empathetic
  • Caring
  • Warm
  • Subjective

Judging vs. Perceiving in You

Judger/Perceiver Population Pie Chart Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) are how you interact with the world outside yourself, either in a structured or flexible manner. All people use both of these preferences to different degrees but one is more dominant. Since your dominant preference is Judging, you can be referred to as a Judger.

  • You are 6% more Judging than the average
  • You are part of the slight majority of people who are primarily Judging
  • Females on average are slightly more Judging than males

Your Judging (J)

Strength of Morten's Judging (J) Judging people think sequentially. They value order and organization. Their lives are scheduled and structured. Judging people seek closure and enjoy completing tasks. They take deadlines seriously. They work then they play. The Judging preference does not mean judgmental. Judging refers to how a person deals with day-to-day activities.

  • Decisive
  • Controlled
  • Completes projects
  • Organized
  • Structured
  • Scheduled
  • Quick at tasks
  • Responsible
  • Seeks closure
  • Makes plans

Your Perceiving (P)