The INTJ personality type is one of the rarest and most interesting types – comprising only about 2% of the U.S. population (INTJ females are especially rare – just 0.8%), INTJs are often seen as highly intelligent and perplexingly mysterious. INTJ personalities radiate self-confidence, relying on their huge archive of knowledge spanning many different topics and areas. INTJs usually begin to develop that knowledge in early childhood (the “bookworm” nickname is quite common among INTJs) and keep on doing that later on in life.
INTJ personalities can be
very patient and dedicated if something excites or intrigues them. They
will work hard to achieve their goals, often ignoring everything else.
That being said, INTJs may also appear lazy in situations that do not
require them to flex their mental muscles – for instance, they may take
risks and not study that hard at school, knowing that in all likelihood,
they will be able to tackle the tests anyway.