INTJ - Strengths and Weaknesses

The Visionaries


INTJs are great problem solvers. To an INTJ, there is no problem that cannot be overcome, and an INTJ enjoys nothing more than reaching their goals. They are very achievement-oriented and intelligent. INTJs have the rare ability to visualize the future they desire, and are able to put their ideas into action. This ability is evident in both their personal life and work life. In their personal life, INTJs enjoy setting goals for themselves, and are always looking for ways to better themselves. In their work life, ENTJs are able to visualize where their project or company is headed and are able to develop plans to achieve these outcomes.

INTJs hold themselves and others to a very high standard. They always try to learn from their mistakes, doing their best to avoid making the same mistakes again in the future.


While INTJs enjoy solving problems, they often may seem “pushy” when sharing their ideas with others. They have no problem being the “devil’s advocate”, poking holes in others’ arguments and ideas. This can be especially problematic with people who are “F” (Feeling) types, who can be sensitive to criticism. INTJs must remind themselves to make others feel heard, even when they don’t agree.

Because INTJs do not like themselves or others making mistakes, they may become impatient with others who are less competent than themselves. They focus more on efficiency than the needs and feelings of others, which can often be problematic. Sometimes, INTJs may have trouble working as a team.

Similarly, INTJs’ desire for efficiency and practicality may lead them to neglect thinking about the bigger picture or complex theories. They may have a tendency to make decisions without considering all of the possible options. Others may view them as impatient.

I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.
Carl Jung