You may have heard of this test before. It is based on a different school of psychological thought and how there are 16 different personality types. Often called the Meyers-Briggs Test. These are based on our answers to certain questions and you are given a distinct 4 letter abbreviation which then can explain a lot about how you work, think and see the world.
One of the kids at school was telling me about it and so I went through the test answering the questions. It turns out I am an INTJ – This means I am Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking and Judging. Or as they put it I am an Architect.
Architects are rare, forming only 2% of the population and 0.8% of women identify as Architects. The site says
“People with the INTJ personality type are imaginative yet decisive, ambitious yet private, amazingly curious, but they do not squander their energy.”
So What does this mean?
I have a thirst for knowledge and love it. I’m very strategic at thinking and I have self-confidence in my knowledge. I am hard working, decisive and determined. This can make me arrogant, Judgmental and over analytical.
Time-consuming management techniques like trust-building getaways, progress meetings, and drawn-out, sandwiched criticisms are only going to annoy INTJs – all they need, be they subordinate, colleague, or manager, is to meet their goals with the highest standard of technical excellence and to be surrounded by, if anyone at all, people who share those values.
Basically, I think logically and strategically but it means I am not great at emotions or feelings.
Who else is an Architect?
Apparently – Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vladimir Putin, Jay-Z, Michelle Obama and Katniss Everdeen are similar. You know what I’ll take that. I love Obama and Everdeen. I also read that Draco Malfoy is an INTJ.
Is this Accurate?
A lot of this I read through thinking yes this is me! I am an introvert, I do have a thirst for knowledge, I do think systematically and I do get easily annoyed at others. I’m glad that I finally have some sort of explanation for my personality. I mean maybe I don’t fit everything exactly but I think on a whole this description is fairly accurate and very interesting!
Have A Go!
Have a go yourself and see what your personality is.