"This happens in part because many INTJs do not readily grasp the social rituals; for instance, they tend to have little patience and less understanding of such things as small talk and flirtation (which most types consider half the fun of a relationship). To complicate matters, INTJs are usually extremely private people, and can often be naturally impassive as well, which makes them easy to misread and misunderstand. Perhaps the most fundamental problem, however, is that INTJs really want people to make sense. :-)"
When it comes to their own areas of expertise -- and INTJs can have several -- they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know.
On the other hand:
Personal relationships, particularly romantic ones, can be the INTJ's Achilles heel. While they are capable of caring deeply for others (usually a select few), and are willing to spend a great deal of time and effort on a relationship, the knowledge and self-confidence that make them so successful in other areas can suddenly abandon or mislead them in interpersonal situations.
Another interesting quote was:
Typical INTJ career choices are in the sciences and engineering
Is it me, or have these quotes described the stereotypical nerd?
There will be glitches in my transition from being a saloon bar sage to a world statesman. - Tony Banks
I used to be a Meyers-Briggs INTJ at 80%+ in all categories. However, I've gradually shifted over to being ENTJ. I tried to answer the questions as I think I'll be 10 years from now; still ENTJ, but it looks like the T is the next thing to shift, as it has dropped to 1%.
For fun, I read through all the profile types and picked which one I thought my wife is (ISFJ). Then I had her take the test and sure enough, that was her type!
We are Supplements.
Supplement - like Pal, but functions are farther removed: each can add to the other's strengths (Pal - work and play well together: minimal natural type conflict) [ April 18, 2005: Message edited by: Marc Peabody ]
Yet another INTJ, although by strengths were 12, 13, 8, 67!
“Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.” - Rich Cook