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What is the INTJ personality type (The Intellectual)?
People with an INTJ personality type tend to be confident, analytical, and ambitious in their behavior. They love to pursue knowledge and tend to be very logically minded. They are independent thinkers focused on solving the world’s problems.


Myers-Briggs INTJ & INTJ Communication

How can INTJ types communicate effectively with each other?

INTJs are Introverted, Judging types, preferring to work independently from others and achieve set goals. Though INTJs are likely to understand the motivations of other INTJs, they can be overly critical or self-confident. In order to effectively communicate, even with those of the same personality type, they should focus on utilizing their ability to be direct, while also maintaining a welcoming attitude. They should focus on being open to creative ideas from other INTJs, allowing room for different ways of thinking.

Resolving Conflict

Myers-Briggs INTJ & INTJ Conflict

How can INTJ types resolve conflict?

When INTJs can calmly address problems with each other, conflict can be easy to resolve. INTJs are naturally honest and open about their opinions; however, they tend to demand a lot from others and may have issues compromising. INTJs should be conscious of this tendency, choosing instead to listen and consider another’s perspective. When they understand how to work together to find a mutually beneficial solution, INTJs can easily address and resolve conflict with one another.

Building Trust

Myers-Briggs INTJ & INTJ Trust

How can INTJ types build trust?

INTJs aren’t naturally trusting types; they are likely to bond with others who listen intently and make practical steps to implement ideas. INTJs who know when to compromise and listen to others are likely to get along well and trust each other. They are less likely to connect with INTJs who are too intent on doing things their way and neglect to consider others’ ideas.

Working Together

Myers-Briggs INTJ & INTJ Working Together

How can INTJ types work together?

INTJs need plenty of space to work independently. They can work well with other INTJs on the condition that they each make an effort to be considerate of the other. They are creative, thoughtful, and organized, working intently to accomplish a goal. Teams of accommodating INTJs can be very productive, efficient, and successful.

Dealing with Change

Myers-Briggs INTJ & INTJ Change

How can INTJ types deal with change?

INTJs may have a difficult time processing change. They are naturally organized people with a goal-oriented mindset; if a change will not help them achieve their goal, it can be seen as an interruption or obstacle. INTJs should remember that challenges can be overcome and that most change can ultimately be beneficial.

Managing Stress

INTJ types need to seek to understand what brings stress to the other type and should try to avoid causing it when possible.

Myers-Briggs INTJ & INTJ Managing stress

INTJ types are easily stressed by...

  • Being around large groups of people
  • Working in an environment that lacks creative thinking
  • Small talk and daily pleasantries
  • Communicating emotionally with others

INTJs should avoid being too demanding or controlling of other INTJs; instead, they should allow each other space and freedom to work independently.

Encouraging and Motivating

INTJ types can encourage and motivate each other in their personal and professional lives.

Myers-Briggs INTJ & INTJ Motivation

INTJ types are motivated by...

  • Achieving ambitious goals
  • Thinking critically and solving complex problems
  • Producing quality results in a work environment
  • Logical, rational thinking from others

INTJs can motivate each other by listening to and allowing room for creative, thoughtful solutions other than their own.

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