Introverted iNtuitive Thinking Judging

Personality traits of INTJ:

  • Easily identify patterns and possibilities.
  • Private.
  • Intellectual.
  • Intense.
  • Observe from the sidelines, before participating.
  • Quiet.
  • Need quiet time to process new information.
  • Slow to warm up to strangers.
  • Don’t smile easily.
  • Not very affectionate.
  • Enjoy playing alone, or parallel play.
  • More interested in systems and experiences, than people.
  • Efficient.
  • Prefer non-fiction to fiction.
  • Ask why, more than how or what.
  • Enjoy museums. Science more than Art.
  • Decisions are driven by logic. Not emotion.
  • Direct and blunt. Often at the expense of another’s feelings.
  • Confident by nature.
  • Not empathic by nature.
  • Don’t cry easily.
  • Expect a lot of themselves, and others.
  • Benefit from routine and structure.
  • Need their environment and belongings to be organized, and in order.
  • Decisive, only when they are certain they have all the facts.
  • Come across as aloof in social situations.
  • Stubborn.
  • Even tempered.

What Parents need to know:

  • Attempting to control them is futile. Instead, learn to influence using logic.
  • Avoid battle of wills. You will lose. Instead, ask for their input when making rules and decisions.
  • Offer support and let the child come to you when they’re ready.
  • Find comfort in the knowledge this is the least likely type to succumb to peer pressure.
  • At the earliest opportunity, empower them to take control of various aspects of their life. Define the requirements, and let them determine how to go about it.
  • Allow your child to explore their many ideas, shielding them of criticism and negativity from others.
  • “Acts of Service” is a popular Love Language with this type.

Now that you’ve taken the personality type assessment for your child, read on to understand their preferred learning style.

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