This can lead them to feel estranged from their physical environs, not to mention their own bodies.While INTJs may be relatively unaware of how others perceive them, their “other-worldliness” often earns them labels such as quirky, awkward, nerdy, or oblivious. Their ability to perceive deep patterns and causal relationships has helped many achieve eminence in science, mathematics, medicine, or other INTJ careers. Otherwise known as “the mastermind,” the INTJ is naturally attuned to “the big picture” and cannot help but see how everything is interconnected.Onlookers sense that INTJs seem to “live in their own world.” Immersed in their own minds and interests, INTJs can be oblivious to social norms or other practical aspects of life.While incredibly “book smart,” they may fall short when it comes to social or “street smarts.” At some point in their lives, INTJs start to notice how characteristically different their personality traits are from those of their peers.
According to the Myers-Briggs profile, the INTJ personality is comprised of introverted, intuitive, thinking, and judging traits.After Joel and I released a podcast on the INFJ personality, we received an overwhelming response from (the Myers-Briggs type) INTJ for more information on understanding their type. That makes sense – these two types (the INFJ and the INTJ) are almost certainly the most misunderstood by both others and by themselves.I’d almost argue that INFJs are a little easier to understand.One of the women who created the test is Katherine Cook Briggs.She started to do research trying to understand people’s personalities all the way back in 1917.