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.