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Kenny Bridge

17 March 1982
Myers-Briggs: INTJ (Introversion, iNtuition, Thinking, Judging)

Referring to Keirsey, INTJs belong to the temperament of the rationals and are called Masterminds. The INTJ may also be refered to as "the scientist."

INTJs apply (often ruthlessly) the criterion "Does it work?" to everything from their own research efforts to the prevailing social norms. This in turn produces an unusual independence of mind, freeing the INTJ from the constraints of authority, convention, or sentiment for its own sake... INTJs are known as the "Systems Builders" of the types, perhaps in part because they possess the unusual trait combination of imagination and reliability. Whatever system an INTJ happens to be working on is for them the equivalent of a moral cause to an INFJ; both perfectionism and disregard for authority may come into play... Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel... This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals... Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense.

- Marina Margaret Heiss, University of Viriginia