The acronym is a Myers-Briggs Personality Instrument Type.
I will save the interpretation of INTJ – because it really depends on who administers which version of the test. Most people take an online version based on the original Myers-Briggs Personality Instrument developed by Katharine Cook Briggs and her daughter, Isabel Briggs Myers which is based on Carl Jung’s typological theory: sensation, intuition, feeling, and thinking.
The online tests are easy to find but I can’t attest to the accuracy or validity of the test results or the interpretation of the results. http://www.16personalities.com/ You can google for other test sites.
http://www.myersbriggs.org/ is the site that can refer you to a professional or organization that will utilize versions of the MBTI which have undergone futher development and testing, and are considered to be both accurate and reliable when used with proper interpretation and training. I have had V2 and V3 in a corporate leadership capacity and in a graduate leadership class, respectively. The goal was not to provide critique and/or analysis, but assist in developing communication styles, identifying communication styles of others, so as a leader you could recognize someone else’s style and flex your response/approach to that person. It only gets more complicated from here. Our profile pages were 40 pages long. It gets very complex. I have not taken classes in this specialty.
The INTJ – There are very few women who are INTJ personality types – about 1%- if you average what you read in the literature. You will find them seeking each other out, the internet is a good gathering place.
And INTP women are rare also. I flex between the two depending on the situation. Those are my preferred preferences.
Hopefully that provides enough information and resources for people you want to learn more. My preferred preference, as opposed to this small blog, is to write a formal dissertation outlining the development of the MBTI and assessing the validity, reliability, and how it has impacted our society – but that is just my INTP wandering off while I wrap up this post. 🙂
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