Careers for INTJ Personality Types
Whether you're a young adult trying to find your place in the world,
or a not-so-young adult trying to find out if you're moving along the
right path, it's important to understand yourself and the personality traits that
will impact your likeliness to succeed or fail at various careers. It's
equally important to understand what is really important to you. When
armed with an understanding of your strengths and weaknesses, and an
awareness of what you truly value, you are in an excellent position to
pick a career that you will find rewarding.
More so than any other personality type,
INTJs are brilliant when it comes to grasping complex theories and applying
them to problems to come up with long-term strategies. Since this type
of "strategizing" is the central focus and drive of the INTJ personality
type, there is
a happy match between desire and ability in this type. Accordingly, the INTJ
is happiest and most effective in careers that allow this type of processing,
and that promote an environment in which the INTJ is given a lot of
autonomy over their daily lives.
The following list of professions is built on our impression of careers
that would be especially suitable for an INTJ. It is meant to be a starting
place, rather than an exhaustive list. There are no guarantees that any
or all of the careers listed here would be appropriate for you, or that your
best career match is among those listed here.