About INTJ – ‘The Mastermind’

INTJs are strong individuals who seek new ways of looking at things. They are insightful and enjoy coming to new understandings. They often keep to themselves a great deal and are considered the most independent of all the 16 personality types. They are self-confident and prefer to look to the future rather than the past. They are builders of systems and appliers of theoretical models and focus on possibilities. They tend to prefer careers in which they are given a lot of autonomy. INTJs make up 2.1 percent of the U.S. population.

What INTJ Means

Introversion icon50.7%

of U.S.


You gain energy from your inner world.

Intuition icon26.7%

of U.S.


You value the possible, big picture, and future.

Thinking icon40.2%

of U.S.


You base decisions on logic and facts.

Judging icon54.1%

of U.S.


You’re decisive and prefer structure.

How Common INTJs Are

INTJ bar graph

Characteristics of INTJs

They Most Value
They Appear to Others As
Analytical, Tough-Minded, Systematic
  • Quiet
  • Reflective
  • Strategic
  • Future-Oriented
  • Objective
  • Rational
  • Logical
  • Decisive
  • Sticks to Plans
  • Rigid

Majors for INTJs

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