¯`•. July 20, 2018

The Briggs Meyer Test

Just for fun, I took the Briggs Meyer test, to find out how I come off.  Turns out, I’m INTJ.


  • I – Introversion: INTJs tend to be quiet and reserved. They expend energy in social situations (whereas extroverts gain energy).
  • N – Intuition: INTJs tend to focus their attention on the big picture rather than the details and on future possibilities rather than immediate realities.
  • T – Thinking: INTJs tend to  give more weight to logic than to social considerations.
  • J – Judgment: INTJs tend to approach life in a structured way, planning and organizing to achieve their goals.

INTJ is the third rarest type, and the rarest type to be found in women.  (INTJ’s make up 3% of the population, 2% of the males, and 1% of the females.)  They are the least likely to believe in a higher power.  INTJs are known as the “Systems Builders” of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait of combining imagination and reliability.

INTJs are analytical. They are most comfortable working alone and tend to be less sociable than other types. Nevertheless, INTJs are prepared to lead if no one else seems up to the task, or if they see a major weakness in the current leadership. They tend to be pragmatic, logical, and creative. They have a low tolerance for spin or rampant emotionalism. They are not generally susceptible to catchphrases and do not readily accept authority based on tradition, rank, or title.

INTJs are strong individualists who seek new angles or novel ways of looking at things.  They enjoy coming to new understandings. They tend to be insightful and mentally quick; however, this mental quickness may not always be outwardly apparent to others since they keep a great deal to themselves. They are very determined people who trust their vision of the possibilities, regardless of what others think. They may even be considered the most independent of all of the sixteen personality types. INTJs are at their best in quietly and firmly developing their ideas, theories, and principles.

They tend to be stable, reliable, and dedicated. Harmony in relationships and home life tends to be extremely important to them. They generally withhold strong emotion and do not like to waste time with what they consider irrational social rituals. This may cause non-INTJs to perceive them as distant and reserved; nevertheless, INTJs are usually very loyal partners who are prepared to commit substantial energy and time into a relationship to make it work.

The emotions of an INTJ are hard to read, and neither male nor female INTJs are apt to express emotional reactions. At times, INTJs seem cold, reserved, and unresponsive, while in fact they are almost hypersensitive to signals of rejection from those they care for.  In social situations, INTJs may also be unresponsive and may neglect small rituals designed to put others at ease. For example, INTJs may communicate that idle dialogue such as small talk is a waste of time.

I dunno, but I think that actually comes pretty close to me.  Except… what about the ‘least likely to be spiritual’ thing?  Does that mean I’m even weirder than the weirdly rare female INTJ?  Not sure what to do with that…