INTJ personality type is the rarest personality among the people and they can most of the time find themselves being alone at the top as they are the most capable ones and are fully aware of their potential.
They are in fact so rare that only 2% of the total global population can be classified into INTJ personality type.
Women are rarer to this personality type being only 0.8% of the total global population.
Being the rarest type it is already hard for them to find companions that can rival them or at least appreciate their continuous analysis of things.
INTJs are usually decisive and creative in their daily lives and are compassionate about their personal spaces, they are one of the most curious types but they are also focused on their goals and ambitions.
In this article, we will discuss INTJ characters.
They are commonly known as bookworms in their early days in school because of their thirst of knowledge and curiosity.
Because of their keen sense of knowledge, they might be insulted by their peers and others with rude remarks but INTJs are not held back because of it.
They are always open to sharing the knowledge they have acquired and are proud of it.
They are also logical and reasonable persons and always choose the subjects that they are themselves convinced of and have enough reasons to back it up.
INTJs love to work at some project rather than wasting time and are always serious, they are most of the time ready to design and carry on any project when asked.
Strengths of INTJs
INTJs are usually imaginative and creative with a strategic mind, they are always proud of their minds and are always open to learning new things and gaining more knowledge.
They are adaptable to the circumstances and are always implementing the knowledge they have acquired or experience in their daily lives.
INTJs are always thinking about a project with different angles and are curious by nature so they take up any intellectual challenge they are presented with.
INTJs have high self-confidence about their thinking and reasoning so they will not doubt their intuition and decision when they decide on something.
They are usually straightforward and honest while communicating with other people and do not mind what other people think about them.
When they know that their reasoning is sound and they are in the right, they will stick to it and no one is able to change their mind.
INTJs are mostly open-minded people and will listen to other people’s opinions, theories, and reasoning but might stick with their own if they think that their’s reasoning is still better.
They are open to new ideas and are looking at the broader picture and are not held back with social norms.
Weaknesses of INTJs
INTJs because of their confidence is known to be arrogant sometimes.
They can develop the conception that they are always right even in situations where they are not and that might lead to more problems.
They might reject the opinions of others even without listening to them if they have a hunch that the other person is going to oppose them thinking that other people are not intelligent enough.
What fictional characters do you relate to as INTJ Characters?
We can use the same system of Myers-Briggs topology that we used to describe real people, to describe the types of fictional INTJ characters too.
Here, we are going to discuss some of the most iconic fictional INTJ characters.
Looking at a character’s personality in fiction can also help us understand our strengths and weaknesses better and can also help us to understand different types of people and how we can handle them.
Fictional INTJ characters can serve as an example of different types of people and can also exhibit the variations present in between each type of individual too.
Here are some of the most iconic fictional INTJ characters.
One of the most prolific fictional INTJ characters is Batman, whose character type has been hotly debated.
As it is not fully reasoned out that his personality type is INTJ but the small number of INTJs who think that he is one merits the inclusion of Bruce here.
There are a number of iterations in the character of Batman that fit an INTJ well and the variations in his character can be explained with the actors portraying the character or the writers and creatives involved with the portrayal of Batman over the years.
INTJs usually relate to the solid principles of Bruce and his confidence in himself when he knows he is right.
One of the other factors that come in the favor of INTJs is that he trusts a very small circle of people around him and the ones he does are really important for him. Like INTJs,
Batman also likes to remain in the background observing the situation and connecting dots, he comes up with a solid plan before taking any action.
Most of the villains of the fictional characters are known as INTJ characters.
INTJ characters are mostly masterminds behind some creative criminal activity.
They are the basic fundamentals of fiction and if the villain is clever, creative, and calculating of everything it makes the story more fun and the villain all the more terrifying.
One of the prime examples of such a character is Sheeve Palpatine also known as Emperor Palpatine from Star Wars.
He had a fully worked out plan for the long term, where he was destined to take out the galaxy and beyond with every little calculation and step took into consideration.
INTJ characters in real life do not have the force to foresee the future but their ability to recognize patterns and intuition can help them predict a little.
There are not many INTJ women in the fictional world so we are gonna take the example of Katherine Johnson here.
Her character in the film Hidden Figures was really a rare opportunity to see on the screen an INTJ character portrayed in a positive light.
This film has acted as a role model for a lot of INTJ women and has opened up a new way for them where they can work to find their own path.
The main characters in the film Hidden Figures are all thinking types, with their minds wired naturally to process figures, data, and facts at a high speed while making decisions based on impersonal criteria.
Katherine also utilizes pattern recognition and her intuition to find the possibilities using her Thinking side. Her working in the movie is similar to that of an INTJ in real life.
As mentioned earlier there are not many INTJ women in the fictional world, Lisbeth Salander in The Millennium Trilogy is one of the INTJs presents in the fictional world.
There might be some debate of her being an ISTP but she is more fit to be an INTJ than an ISTP.
This is a nice movie to see an INTJ woman in action and real-life INTJs can really relate to the character.
She is straightforward, blunt, and factual in her conversations and approach to others.
Her decision making is also based on rational thinking keeping in mind the long term reactions of her decisions.
The character of Rodney McKay can be summed up using a single quote “There is one genius, and then later there is me”.
Rodney is a genius who knows how brilliant he is and is also a socially awkward person.
He is more comfortable when ignoring social norms and conventions to get his job done and he is happy with it.
Most INTJs also wish that people will respect them to listen to the things that they have to say and be confident that they will appreciate it without them having to sugar coat it.
McKay’s character is only this but there is a lot more to it including the version of the INTJs that they usually don’t show in front of other people.
In the group of friends they trust, they might show or reveal a deep vulnerability that is not usually mentioned in INTJ descriptions.
INTJs in real life can relate to the professional and daily life of McKay and in his quest to seek approval and belonging of the things he usually keeps hidden.
If you have only seen the movie Ender’s Game and have not gone through the book, you must be surprised to find Peter Wiggin here.
Usually, Peter is seen as a psychopath even when seen through the eyes of his younger brother but if you go through the book and see the character development of Peter you will see that he is one of the most interesting and complex INTJ characters ever.
Peter is not only ambitious but he is also utterly clever and has an understanding of the things to be done and put in motion that are needed to be a political and social leader.
He also has the motivation and understanding to drive things into motion unlike his siblings Ender and Val.
Peter is similar to classic villains of INTJ type but the writings of Card make Peter a much complex personality and in the overall picture he ends up being a good guy as his actions bring more good than harm while taking over the world.
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Temperance “Bones” Brennan
The last fictional character we are gonna discuss is Brennan from the popular TV show Bones. She is not only a woman but an INTJ character who is put into a positive light and is noncriminal at that.
She is a typical example of an INTJ who is strict to rules and is straightforward in their thinking.
Some of the INTJs do not relate much to the strict following of rules by Bones and think she is more suitable to be ISTJ but others find her highly relatable. INTJs in real life can relate to her cleverness, smartness, and social awkwardness.
This can also be seen that her career decision to pursue a career in a specialized knowledge-based field might also be backed by solid reasons.
INTJs especially the female ones might go with the fact that Bones do not fit with the traditional models of stereotypes.
FAQ about INTJ characters
What are some INTJ characters?
Some of the fictional characters that are INTJs include Hannibal Lecter and Clarice Starling (The Silence of the Lambs), Fitzwilliam Darcy (Pride and Prejudice), Saruman, Elrond and Gandalf(The Lord of the Rings), Professor Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes), Thranduil (The Hobbit), , Severus Snape (Harry Potter), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern (Hamlet).
Are INTJ Character geniuses?
INTJs are known to be clever and smart and are one of the rarest types of personalities present.
They can be termed as geniuses where the function of their brain works as Introverted iNtuition which is believed to be an evolved function for the human brain.