Architect (INTJ)
Personality Type

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Architect (INTJ)
Personality Type


Personal strength and preference that Architect (INTJ) most of the time uses is: Introverted Intuition with Thinking

Architect (INTJ) Personality Type General Characteristics

Usually have original minds and great drive for their own ideas and purposes. In fields that appeal to them, they have a fine power to organize a job and carry it through with or without help. Skeptical, critical, independent, determined, sometimes stubborn. Must learn to yield less important points in order to win the most important.

Architect (INTJ) Celebrities

  • Isaac Newton - Physicist
  • Karl Marx - Philosopher
  • Friedrich Nietzsche - Philosopher
  • Mark Zuckerberg - CEO of Facebook
  • Elon Musk - Founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, founder of PayPal
  • Bobby Fischer - Chess champion
  • Nikola Tesla - Inventor
  • Stephen Hawking - Physicist
  • John Nash - Mathematician
  • John Maynard Keynes - Economist
  • John Adams - U.S. President
  • Martin Luther - Theologian
  • James Cameron - Filmmaker
  • Russell Crowe - Actor
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger - U.S. Governor (R) and actor
  • Julia Stiles - Actress
  • Colin Firth - Actor

Architect (INTJ) Distribution in the Population

  • 2% of the general population
  • 3% of men
  • 1% of women

Architect (INTJ) Most Popular Hobbies and Activities

Reading, cultural events, taking classes, appreciating art, computers and video games, and independent sports such as swimming, backpacking, or running marathons.

Architect (INTJ) Career Advice

Whether you're a young adult trying to find your place in the world, or a seasoned professional trying to find out if you're moving along the right path, it's important to understand yourself and the personality traits that will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. It's equally important to understand what is really important to you. When armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and an awareness of what you truly value, you are in an excellent position to pick a career which you will find rewarding.

Architect (INTJ) usually has the following strengths that she/he can effortlessly profit throughout her/his own career path:

  • Able to absorb complex theoretical material
  • Driven to create order and structure from theoretical abstractions
  • Supreme strategists
  • Future-oriented
  • See the global, "big picture"
  • Strong insights and intuitions
  • Value their own opinions over others
  • Love difficult theoretical challenges
  • Bored when dealing with mundane routine
  • Value knowledge and efficiency
  • Have no patience with inefficiency and confusion
  • Have very high standards for performance, that they apply to themselves most strongly
  • Reserved and detached from others
  • Calm, collected and analytical
  • Logical and rational
  • Original and independent
  • Natural leaders, but will follow those they can fully support
  • Creative, ingenious, innovative, and resourceful
  • Work best alone, and prefer to work alone

More so than any other personality type, INTJs are brilliant when it comes to grasping complex theories and applying them to problems to come up with long-term strategies. Since this type of "strategizing" is the central focus and drive of the INTJ personality type, there is a happy match between desire and ability in this type. Accordingly, the INTJ is happiest and most effective in careers that allow this type of processing, and that promote an environment in which the INTJ is given a lot of autonomy over their daily lives.

The following list of professions is built on our impression of careers that would be especially suitable for an INTJ.

Recommended Career Paths for INTJs are:

  • Accountant or Auditor
  • Budget Analyst
  • Cost Estimator
  • Financial Analyst
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Loan Officer
  • Logistician
  • Management Consultant
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Personal Financial Advisor
  • Tax Examiner
  • Financial Manager
  • Top Executive
  • Sales Engineer
  • Actuary
  • Mathematician
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Statistician
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Architect
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Computer Hardware Engineer
  • Electrical or Electronics Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Health and Safety Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mining or Geological Engineer
  • Nuclear Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • Architectural or Engineering Manager
  • Atmospheric Scientist
  • Biochemist or Biophysicist
  • Chemist or Materials Scientist
  • Economist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Geoscientist
  • Historian
  • Hydrologist
  • Medical Scientist
  • Microbiologist
  • Political Scientist
  • Art Director
  • Industrial Designer
  • Editor
  • Translator
  • Photographer
  • Reporter
  • Technical Writer
  • Writer
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician or Surgeon
  • Podiatrist
  • Technical Education Teacher
  • Professor
  • College Administrator
  • Computer Programmer
  • Computer Support Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Security Analyst
  • Network Administrator
  • Software Developer
  • Web Developer
  • Computer and IS Manager
  • Computer Network Architect
  • Computer Scientist
  • Construction Manager
  • Building Inspector
  • Judge or Hearing Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal or Legal Assistant
  • Police Detective
  • Private Investigator

Remember: If you know who you really are, you will have pleasure and wisdom to decide whatever works best for you.

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