Despite the fact that INTJ is one of the rarest personality types, it is believed that INTJs influence on corporate life in both America and overseas has been profound. According to Otto Kroeger and Janet M. Thuesen, the authors of “Type Talk at Work”, the INTJ personality type is the predominant type among Japan’s corporate leaders — a very telling fact considering Japan’s smashing economic success.
While INTJs don’t particularly strive to take leadership positions, they have everything you could possibly dream of when it comes to planning and making things happen. Intelligence? Check. Decisiveness? Check. Cool-headedness? Check. Reliability? Double-check!
And on top of that, they aren’t likely to attempt to overthrow the existing leadership because they much prefer to stay in the background, which is why David Keirsey called this type “The Mastermind”. In other words, INTJs are basically an employer’s dream come true.
INTJs always have a better idea.
People with this personality type are known for their ability to improve upon things. They can take an existing idea and improve every aspect of it, creating an entirely new product.
INTJs see the world of opportunity.
INTJs have a very developed intuition (I), hence they focus on ideas, concepts and patterns instead of getting stuck in little details. This allows them to see possibilities other types may not see, which leads to new plans and ideas.
INTJs are very independent.
Nobody ever needs to babysit an adult INTJ, and certainly not in a workplace. INTJs don’t need anyone to show them the ropes and know exactly what they need to do and when. Although this personality type appears to value others’ freedom and independence as much as their own, they might get a little controlling when it comes to their subordinates — all in the name of getting things done.
They are natural problem solvers.
Not only are INTJs independent, but they also help out others by solving their problems. INTJs, in fact, love challenges as it allows them to use their imagination, creativity and decision-making skills. Instead of avoiding problems, they prefer to be proactive and face the challenge early on, almost always emerging as winners.
They are professional.
INTJs are clever and sophisticated. They will not embarrass themselves with too many unnecessary personal details, and they will not waste time by the cooler. Savvy and competent INTJs dress and behave professionally — they can make any company proud.
INTJs are strategic thinkers.
INTJs love to think and analyze everything, which allows them to see reasons behind things. In addition, their ability to think objectively, without emotions involved, helps them devise clever plans and strategies that take them closer to their goals.
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