Learn about the best words to describe the INTJ personality type
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How do other people see and describe INTJs?
The wordcloud below shows over 100 words used to describe people with similar Big Five personality dimensions as a typical INTJ. Larger words describe the more prominent aspects of INTJs.
Because INTJs tend to have a relatively high level of introversion, with the occasional need for social withdrawal and relatively low levels of social enthusiasm, others sometimes describe them as introspective, tranquil, reserved, shy, or somber.
Because INTJs tend to be lower in agreeableness, they can sometimes be seen as stern, aloof, serious, strict, or cynical.
20 adjectives for describing the INTJ personality type
Below are the definitions (credit: wiktionary.org) of 20 adjectives that are usually good descriptions of the INTJ personality type.
introspective: Examining one’s own perceptions and sensory experiences; contemplative or thoughtful about oneself
skeptical: Having, or expressing doubt; questioning
circumspect: Carefully aware of all circumstances; considerate of all that is pertinent
deliberate: Weighing facts and arguments with a view to a choice or decision; carefully considering the probable consequences of a step; slow in determining
refined: Subtle, scrupulous, carefully thought out
aloof: Reserved and remote; either physically or emotionally distant; standoffish
contemplative: Inclined to contemplate; introspective and thoughtful; meditative
articulate: Speaking in a clear and effective manner
analytical: Favoring the use of analytic reasoning, often resolving issues into elements or constituent parts
informative: Providing information; especially, providing useful or interesting information
serious: Without humor or expression of happiness; grave in manner or disposition
cynical: Skeptical of the integrity, sincerity, or motives of others
discreet: Respectful of privacy or secrecy; exercising caution in order to avoid causing embarrassment; quiet; diplomatic
cautious: Using or exercising caution; careful; tentative
perceptive: Having or showing keenness of perception, insight, understanding, or intuition
stern: Having a hardness and severity of nature or manner
individualistic: More interested in individual people than in society as a whole; Having idiosyncratic behaviour or ideas
detached: Having or showing no bias or emotional involvement; disinterested; not influenced by anyone else characterized by an impersonal objectivity; impartial
principled: Strongly adhering to, or heedful of, guiding beliefs or moral rules
fastidious: Excessively particular, demanding, or fussy about details, especially about tidiness and cleanliness