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What’s Your MBTI Type: Analyst Types

MBTI Analyst Type

INTJ:

Sir Isaac Newton was an INTJ!

Quick, imaginative, and strategic, INTJs jump to learn new things, as they take pride in their minds. Constantly improving their knowledge, this shows in the strength and flexibility of their strategic thinking.  This personality type uses their creativity and imagination to plan courses of action over art. INTJs have high self-confidence, because they rely on their rationalism more than anything.  This direct style of communication INTJs inwardly have isn’t held back by perceived social roles or expectations (politics, social norms, popularity, fame), so when they come to a conclusion, there’s no reason to doubt them. Authority figures do not impress INTJs, if they have a better idea, an INTJ will stand up to anyone to bring change to bad practice, or a bad idea.  Either an idea is the most rational one, or it’s wrong in the eyes of an INTJ. If something is interesting to an INTJ, they can be extremely dedicated, often putting in long hours and intense effort to see something through.  Incredibly efficient, INTJs will search for the best way to split up and accomplish things. This drive can be a bad thing as well though, because many INTJs will find ways to bypass seemingly redundant or unnecessary tasks. This is risky because there is sometimes a reason for double-checking work.

INTJs are open minded thanks to all of their rationalism, which makes for them to be extra receptive to intellectual thought. INTJ stays open to new ideas, as long as they’re supported by logic, even if they’re being proven wrong in the process. This personality type will have an easy time of things they set their mind to, making INTJ a jack-of-all-trade in the work world.  With all of these strengths, one must have weakness. For INTJs, weakness comes in the form of arrogance, judgement, and romance. Since INTJs have a tendency to close themselves off when they feel like someone is less intelligent, or an opinion is irrational. Since their arguments are generally rational, INTJs have a bad sense of judgement relating to their loose understanding of emotional considerations.  This is a weak point for INTJs who generally brand emotional consideration as illogical, as most people base their actions on their emotions.  Unfortunately, due to the above reasons, INTJs have a hard time with romance. Their capacity for arrogance and judgement can push people away.  INTJs like to apply the full force of their analysis skillset onto their significant other, and many times this can be difficult. Trying harder only makes things worse for them, and eventually it’s common for an INTJ to give up on the search for love completely. Ironically, this is when they’re most likely to succeed at attracting a partner.

INTP:

   Albert Einstein was an INTP!

INTP types are known for unrelenting logic. They take pride in their inventiveness and creativity, unique perspective, and their vigorous intellect. INTPs have been responsible for many scientific discoveries and breakthroughs. INTP is widely considered the most logical personality type.  People with the INTP personality type tend to have an abstract and analytical worldview, seeing the world as a massive, complex machine. They recognize that, like with all machinery, all parts are interrelated, and because of this, show exceptional skill in connecting unrelated factors to see the big picture. INTPs are extremely open-minded, because it would be impossible to make such connections if they weren’t open to alternate theories. However, if opposing ideals are illogical in nature, you’ll have a tough time trying to make them believable to an INTP. Enthusiasm is an interesting topic for the INTP personality type. INTPs can be very enthusiastic, as long as they’re interested.  Most likely, even if an INTP is interested in a conversation topic, the only outward evidence that will show will be silent pacing or staring off into the distance. People with the INTP personality type are generally a conduit for truth, a theoretical mediator of ethical behavior.

People of the INTP type generally are very honest and straightforward.  This can make others upset and angry, mainly because INTP types will call out fallacy. While they don’t intentionally go around and hurt people’s feelings, it happens because they believe that truth is the most important factor in any relationship and expect nothing but the truth from people.  All personalities have weakness, and INTP isn’t exempt. INTPs are generally very shy and withdrawn, seeing their surroundings as intruding on their thoughts, especially with people. They can be insensitive, getting so caught up in logic that they dismiss emotional consideration and subjectivity as irrational.  INTPs are generally absent-minded, becoming forgetful of even the basics like food and sleep as they ponder a thought. Forming an idea and explaining it from point a to point b is very tough for INTPs, and they tend to over simplify explanations in frustration, unintentionally insulting their audience. The breaking point is the phrase “never mind”. Once you hear an INTP say those words, you’ve lost their interest. The biggest weakness of an INTP is their capacity to second-guess themselves.  They remain so open to new information that they often can’t commit to a decision at all, sometimes quitting before they begin.

ENTJ:

Alexander Hamilton was an ENTJ!

People who match with ENTJ are natural born leaders, embodying the gifts of charisma and confidence, projecting authority in a way that draws crowds. Efficiency is a must for people with this type.  People with this type stay away from inefficiency of any form, seeing it as a waste of time and energy.  ENTJs are very confident and energetic, genuinely enjoying leadership as they plan and execute their goals, and they’re strong willed, almost incapable of giving up when things get tough. Their strategic mindset exemplifies the difference between moment to moment crisis management and having a long-term plan. Their solutions are less of a “band-aid” solution and more solid and permanent. All of this comes together to make an inspiring and charismatic personality that most would be happy to follow. Unfortunately, with all these strengths, there must be weakness. ENTJ personality types are generally stubborn and dominating, all too capable of digging in and pushing their ideals and vision but refusing to acknowledge alternative ideas. ENTJ types are notoriously intolerant and are completely unsupportive of anything that distracts from their primary goals. Impatience is also a huge weakness. ENTJs misinterpret contemplation as stupidity or disinterest, a terrible mistake for leaders to make. They can be arrogant, looking down on those less capable than themselves, and ENTJs have a poor grasp of emotion, trampling others’ feelings, and inadvertently hurting those close to them. Their obsession with efficiency tends to make them ruthless, which can make ENTJs incredibly insensitive.

ENTP:

   

  Nikolai Tesla was an ENTP!

      The ultimate devil’s advocate, ENTPs argue for the sake of argument. There’s no deeper meaning to a debate for them, it’s just fun. Some of this type enjoy arguing a point they don’t necessarily believe in, walking a mile in someone else’s shoes just so see things from a different perspective.  Like all analyst types, the ENTP type is on a quest for knowledge, and what better way to find it all out than to attack and defend an idea from every angle, side, and plane? ENTPs are knowledgeable people, because they rarely pass up an opportunity to learn, especially abstract concepts. There is no real purpose in this drive for knowledge, this personality type just finds it fascinating to gain knowledge. ENTPs have incredibly quick minds, allowing them to shift from idea to idea smoothly, drawing on their knowledge and experiences to prove their points.  This type of person can come up with original ideas with ease, as ENTPs have a detachment to tradition and normality. By combining their knowledge and originality, ENTPs are excellent brainstormers, rejecting without remorse ideas that don’t work and presenting more options. This type is irreplaceable in a design or brainstorming setting.

                       Just like ENTJ, this personality type breeds charisma and energetic behavior. They can confidently and quickly connect ideas in a way that is appealing and have dedication to put in long hours on something that piques their interest.  The main source of enjoyment for an ENTP is also their biggest weakness. They love to argue, sometimes too much. The mental exercise of debate leaves no stone unturned for an ENTP, and more conscious-oriented individuals take offense quite easily to certain topics, like beliefs and methodology. This also means that ENTP types are insensitive, easily misjudging other people’s feelings and pushing topics past a tolerant level, leading into their next weakness; tolerance. Unless opponents in a debate are able to back up their ideas, many ENTPs will not only dismiss their argument, but also the person as a whole. Since ENTPs are oriented towards things they’re interested in, a lack of focus can be a big weakness, as boredom comes quickly to ENTPs.

These are the Analyst types, and this is one of four groups of personalities. Stay tuned to MasterSelf for the Diplomat, Sentinel, and Explorer personality group articles, coming soon!

If you are interested to know what MBTI personality type you are, go to:

https://www.mbtionline.com/TaketheMBTI

This website is the official MBTI instrument, but it costs $50. There are a few other options if you want an official MBTI type assessment, like going to a certified coach, therapist, or counselor, but chances are they will cost money as well.

If you’re looking for a less accurate but quick and FREE MBTI assessment, go to:

https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

William Wilson

William Wilson is a twenty year old writer, athlete, and business owner from Reno, Nevada. He co-owns a company, Lif3, with his room-mate Jacob Bray, and works together with him to fulfill shirt orders with the long term goal of becoming a BMX brand. He strives to learn something new every day, and is a believer in science and environmentalism. "The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth." - John F. Kennedy

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