How INTJs Think

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Kevin Price, Editor at Large for USA Business Radio and Host of the Price of Business Show, has recently become hooked on Quora.  In addition to daily hosting the Price of Business, Kevin has numerous writing obligations on this and other sites for which he serves as an editor and with his syndicated column, so we decided that if he’s going to write at Quora, he is going to share that content on this website.  If you are on Quora, make sure to follow Kevin.  You can check out his page here.

Kevin’s hot topics on Quora are history, free market economics, philosophy, and Myers Briggs typology, and many others.  The following is one of his recent answers to the question in the title.

The expression, “out of the box thinking” was made to describe INTJs, in my opinion. INTJs, generally, go places where others simply do not want to go. They are about disruption and purposefully doing things different than they were done before. This is not for the sake of being different, but because they always believe the best ideas are still “out there.”

Another important issue with INTJs is how they process information. One of the most prolific authors of the 20th century, Isaac Asimov, also a well known INTJ, was asked if he was a “speed reader.” He said, “I do not think so, but I am a speed learner.” He went on to say, once he learned something, he kept it. I’m similar, as are many INTJs. I know so many things that I’m not even sure when and where I read it. But I will have a robust debate (which always unlocks information for INTJs) and look up my points later, and they are well documented. It is kind of odd, but also epitomizes the INTJs unique relationship with information and intelligence.

Most of the dreams INTJs have that are really interesting are while they are awake. Yes, I know, it sounds like a cliche, but INTJs see things while awake that others would simply dismiss as dreams, “get your heads out of the clouds” we are often told. For example, somewhere in Elon Musk’s life he was in a bank drive thru and saw the vacuum tube carry his transaction at a breakneck pace and thought, “I bet we can do that with people!” This type of thinking is easily dismissed by most; but for the INTJ, it is a dream that could come true. It slowly is with Musk’s hyperloop program.

Here are some thoughts on what INTJs wished others knew about our type.

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