What is INTJ? Well, I’m one, apparently. According to the Jung Typology Test. And the funny thing is, I recognise myself in it. INTJ is short for Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging, and in this Jungian test you are being analyzed in five areas: Introvert/Extravert, Thinking, Feeling, Judging and Intuition. My score was: I(ntrovert) 56, (i)N(tuitive) 50, T(hinking) 12 and J(udging) 44. It’s nice that after the test, you get a couple of links about your type and the type of career that suits your type. Interesting!
According to this link, the INTJ is a so-called “Mastermind”, the system-builder/planner in the background, who has a lot of insight in processes and a desire for order and overview. Haha, that fits me! Apparently, only 1-2% of the population is an INTJ, which is a shame, I think we could use more of them… This link provides some more detail about the profile of the INTJ. I’ll quote one sentence: “INTJs are perfectionists, with a seemingly endless capacity for improving upon anything that takes their interest.” Aha! Interest is the secret! “Hallmarks of the INTJ include independence of thought and a desire for efficiency. They work best when given autonomy and creative freedom.” This is so very true for me!
There was also a link to an overview of what kind of jobs I would be best at, being an INTJ. In short: either Technical/Science (Computer Science, Natural Science and Engineering), Management (Management and Entrepreneurship), or Social Service (Law and Librarian). Computer Science, check. Entrepreneurship, check. Now I know what my next career should be, if I ever get tired of Computer Science…
It’s kind of weird, you fill out a list of 72 yes/no questions, and Jung knows who you are! OK, not exactly, but you do fit in your little box. Try it yourself, what type are you?