This  Personality Max™ Report provides a comprehensive list of several personality indicators including a personality types, multiple intelligences, learning styles, and left or right brain thinking.


INTJ, Strategist, Intellectual, Introverted, Intuitive, Logical, Visual, Right-brained Click each section below for additional information

INTJ – The “Strategist”

Your Personality Type is INTJ (Strategist)

Your personality type is INTJ. This is based on your four preferences: Introversion (I), Intuition (N), Thinking (T) and Judging (J).INTJs are private, independent and self-confident. They strive for perfection and achievement. They are gifted strategists with analytical, conceptual and objective minds. They are flexible and like to formulate contingency plans. Strategists are able to see the reasons behind things. INTJs direct their energy inward. They are energized by spending time alone. They typically have fewer friends and prefer small groups. They are private, quiet and deliberate. Strategists are Intuitive people that are always thinking and analyzing. Strategists are very deep and abstract. They are complex on the inside and see endless possibilities. Strategists are Thinkers that make decisions with their head. They are objective and logical. They are critical, impersonal and thick-skinned. INTJs are structured and scheduled. They are controlled and responsible. They seek closure and enjoy completing tasks. Social interaction is often the Strategist’s greatest challenge since it requires setting aside their strategic thinking. They are not affectionate unless they feel very safe. They do not always know how they affect others and can appear insensitive. Since Strategists enjoy deep conversations, more shallow forms of social interaction are often seen as a waste of time. They want their relationships to serve a good purpose. Strategists honor commitments. INTJs analyze and strategize before they act. In their work they are organized and structured. They can be counted upon. They set high standards for themselves and believe they can achieve them. Coworkers find them private and hard to get to know. Others may perceive INTJs as aloof or annoyed when in reality they are serious and intense. INTJs love to learn. They often excel in school and achieve all their goals. They are driven and self-disciplined. They thrive with the most theoretical and complex subjects. INTJs are in a constant quest for self-improvement, growth and self-competency. They are usually voracious readers. INTJs are gifted theorists. They thrive on understanding and formulating complex systems. Of all the personality types, Strategists are the most penetrating in thought and insight. Their greatest contribution is their desire to produce mastery and achievement that reflects their brilliance.

Personality Percent compared to the rest of the population

Characteristics of an INTJ

  • Analytical
  • Structured
  • Objective
  • Introspective
  • Perfectionist
  • Attentive
  • Responsible
  • Abstract
  • Controlled
  • Private
  • Self-confident
  • Thick-skinned
  • Quiet
  • Determined
  • Independent
  • Impersonal
  • Theoretical
  • Intense
  • Strategic
  • Adaptable
  • Complex
  • Conceptual
  • Disciplined
  • Deliberate

Typical Strengths

  • Good at listening
  • Self-confident
  • Highly intelligent
  • Takes criticism well
  • Honors commitments
  • Insightful (INFJ)
  • Eager to serve (ISFJ)
  • Good at handling money (ISFJ)
  • Great organizational skills (ISFJ)

Possible Weaknesses

  • Dislikes communicating feelings
  • Insensitive
  • Can come across as arrogant
  • Unwilling to take blame
  • Has trouble with conflict (INFJ)
  • Difficulty receiving criticism (INFJ)
  • Withdrawn (INFJ)
  • Holds back (INFJ)
  • Can neglect their own needs (ISFJ)
  • Takes criticism personally (ISFJ)

Extroversion vs. Introversion in You

Extroversion (E) and Introversion (I) are opposite preferences. Your natural tendency toward one is stronger than the other. Extroversion and Introversion describe how a person directs their energy either outwardly toward people and activities or inwardly toward thoughts and ideas. Of the two, your dominant preference is Introversion. Although everybody exhibits characteristics of each preference to some degree, you can be referred to as an Introvert.


Your Introversion (I)

Introversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the inside world. Introverts are energized by spending time alone or with a small group. They find large group gatherings draining because they seek depth instead of breadth of relationships. Introverts process information internally. They are often great listeners.

  • Energized by time alone
  • Private
  • Keeps to self
  • Quiet
  • Deliberate
  • Internally aware
  • Fewer friends
  • Prefers smaller groups
  • Peaceful
  • Independent
  • Thinks before speaking
  • Enjoys solitude

Your Extroversion E

Extroversion is characterized by a preference to focus on the world outside the self. Extroverts are energized by social gatherings, parties and group activities. Extroverts are usually enthusiastic, gregarious and animated. Their communication style is verbal and assertive. Extroverts often need to talk. They enjoy the limelight.

  • Sociable
  • Energized by interaction
  • Assertive
  • Gregarious
  • Talkative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Expressive
  • Volunteers personal info
  • Many friends
  • Easy to approach
  • Enjoys groups

Sensing vs. Intuition in You

You use Sensing (S) and Intuition (N) to receive and process new information either by using your five senses or in more abstract ways. Both preferences in this pair are used by everybody to some degree. With that said, you can be classified as Intuitive since your dominant preference is Intuition.

Your Intuition (N)

Intuitive people live in the future. They are immersed in the world of possibilities. They process information through patterns and impressions. Intuitive people value inspiration and imagination. They gather knowledge by reading between the lines. Their abstract nature attracts them toward deep ideas, concepts and metaphors. They can see the “”big picture”” and are analytical.

  • Future-focused
  • Sees possibilities
  • Inventive
  • Imaginative
  • Deep
  • Abstract
  • Idealistic
  • Complex
  • Theoretical
  • Philosophical

Your Sensing (S)

Sensors focus on the present. They are “”here and now”” people. They are factual and process information through the five senses. They see things as they are because they are concrete and literal thinkers. They trust what is certain. Sensors value realism and common sense. They like ideas with practical applications.

  • Concrete
  • Realistic
  • Lives in the present
  • Aware of surroundings
  • Notices details
  • Practical
  • Goes by senses
  • Factual
  • Trusts certainty
  • Values common sense

Judging vs. Perceiving in You

Judging (J) and Perceiving (P) are how you interact with the world outside yourself, either in a structured or flexible manner. All people use both of these preferences to different degrees but one is more dominant. Since your dominant preference is Judging, you can be referred to as a Judger.




Your Judging (J)

Judging people think sequentially. They value order and organization. Their lives are scheduled and structured. Judging people seek closure and enjoy completing tasks. They take deadlines seriously. They work then they play. The Judging preference does not mean judgmental. Judging refers to how a person deals with day-to-day activities.

  • Decisive
  • Controlled
  • Completes projects
  • Organized
  • Structured
  • Scheduled
  • Quick at tasks
  • Responsible
  • Seeks closure
  • Makes plans

Your Perceiving (P)

Perceivers are adaptable and flexible. They are random thinkers who prefer to keep their options open. Perceivers thrive with the unexpected and are open to change. They are spontaneous and often juggle several projects at once. They enjoy starting a task better than finishing it. Perceivers play as they work.

  • Adaptable
  • Relaxed
  • Random
  • Carefree
  • Spontaneous
  • Changes tracks midway
  • Keeps options open
  • Procrastinates
  • Dislikes routine
  • Flexible

Thinking vs. Feeling in You

The Thinking (T) and Feeling (F) preference pair refers to how you make decisions, either by objective logic or subjective feeling. Your dominant preference is Thinking so you can be classified as a Thinker. Each of the two preferences are employed by everybody at different times and to different degrees.


Your Thinking (T)

Thinking people are objective. They make decisions based on facts. They are ruled by their head instead of their heart (but are not without emotion). Thinking people judge situations and others based on logic. They value truth over tact and can easily identify flaws. They are critical thinkers and oriented toward problem solving.

  • Logical
  • Objective
  • Decides with head
  • Seeks truth
  • Rational
  • Impersonal
  • Critical thinking
  • Thick-skinned
  • Firm with people
  • Driven by thought

Your Feeling (F)

Feeling people are subjective. They make decisions based on principles and values. They are ruled by their heart instead of their head. Feeling people judge situations and others based on feelings and extenuating circumstances. They seek to please others and want to be appreciated. They value harmony and empathy.

  • Decides with heart
  • Dislikes conflict
  • Passionate
  • Driven by emotion
  • Gentle
  • Easily hurt
  • Empathetic
  • Caring
  • Warm
  • Subjective

NT – The “Intellectual”

Your temperament is NT since you lean toward the Intuition (N) and Thinking (T) preferences. We identify your temperament by the strength of your preferences. Many psychologists, philosophers and other thinkers have for centuries proposed that there are four temperaments that can describe a person.

Temperament is a more broad classification than Personality Type. Each of the four temperaments is like an umbrella over four related personality types (for a total of 16 personality types).

Intellectuals (NTs) are intelligent, independent and determined. They are high-achievers, driven not only to acquire but also to master large amounts of information. They are self-sufficient, logical and value reason. While Intellectuals have a desire to know everything, they also tend to question anything. Their keen interest in investigation and questioning make them great researchers and inventors. They are good at seeing the “”big picture.”” They work well alone and are able to concentrate and study for long periods of time. Intellectuals enjoy abstract and theoretical discussions. They respect brilliance and self-reliance in others. Intellectuals dislike illogical instructions and emotional conversations.

Your Cognitive Functions

You engage the world through four cognitive functions. Each function is directed outward toward people and surroundings (Extroverted) or inward toward your thoughts (Introverted). Your primary function is Introverted Intuition and secondary is Extroverted Thinking.

Introverted Intuition (Primary Function)

You use this function most often. With Intuition (N), you process data through impressions, possibilities and meanings. Introverted Intuition enables you to have a sense about the future. It is the ability to grasp a pattern or plan. Information commonly hard to understand and dissect is more easily processed through Introverted Intuition.

Extroverted Thinking (Secondary Function)

Your use of this function is somewhat high. While Thinking (T), you make decisions based on logic. The Extroverted Thinking function enables you to organize and categorize items such as thoughts and arguments. It is the ability to see the logical consequences of actions. It follows sequence and organization.

Introverted Feeling (Tertiary Function)

You use this function but to a lesser degree. When Feeling (F), you make decisions based on feelings, so the Introverted Feeling function allows you to know what you value. It is the ability to see through others and know what they are really like as if you had internal radar. When you identify a person with similar values, there is a desire to connect.

Extroverted Sensing (Least Function)

You use this function least of the four. Through Sensing (S), you process data with your five senses. The Extroverted Sensing function allows you to process life through your experiences. It is being aware of what is seen, smelled, touched, heard and tasted. It is being energized by experience and living “”in the moment.””

Your Personal Development

Gain insights into your work and learning.

Your Learning

Intellectuals (NTs) such as yourself have the ability to acquire, process and master large amounts of information. They have a passion for learning, are inventive and creative. When motivated, their insatiable curiosity leads them to excel in academic endeavors. NTs are attracted to logical investigation and critical experimentation. They are able to decipher the complexities of science, technology and philosophy. Although school is often their natural habitat, if the class content is not challenging, they can become bored. However, if the subject interests them, NTs thrive in academia like few others. Your learning styles indicate that you learn best by pictures, illustrations, diagrams, charts, demonstrations, videos and visual presentations. This is your Visual learning style. Although you also learn by hearing and doing, seeing is your main mode of learning.

Your Work and Career

Intellectuals (NTs) bring valuable qualities to the work place. They are knowledgeable, self-confident and competent. People who work for them appreciate their vision and insightful contributions. They are future-oriented and creative leaders. Intellectuals thrive in environments where they have freedom to inquire, investigate and create. They deeply dislike routine and incompetence. They are independent and are not likely to stay “”inside the box””. Their greatest addition to the working environment is their originality and expertise.

Your top three intelligences are Logical, Visual and Intrapersonal.

Your Logical/Mathematical Intelligence

Logical/Mathematical is one of your stronger intelligences. See how you compare to other INTJs and the general population.

About Logical/Mathematical Intelligence

People with Logical intelligence process information through logic and reason. They are attracted to investigation by means of the scientific method. They do well with quantitative methods that rely on the researcher’s ability to observe and reach a verifiable conclusion. They dislike nebulous assumptions and subjective analysis. Instead, they trust hard facts and numerical data. They seek accuracy and precision in their learning and work. Their mind is complex and works like a computer. Logical Intelligence thrives on mathematical models, measurements, abstractions and complex calculations.

Characteristics of Logical Intelligence

  • Rational
  • Objective
  • Good at strategy games
  • Likes numbers
  • Seeks precision
  • Grasps complex data
  • Factual
  • Logical
  • Good at math
  • Appreciates science

Possible Careers for High Logical Intelligence

  • Accountant
  • Computer Programmer
  • Engineer
  • Financial Planner
  • Lawyer/Attorney
  • Mathematician
  • Scientist
  • Technical Writer

Your Visual/Spatial Intelligence

Visual/Spatial is one of your stronger intelligences. A comparison of your score with others is represented in this chart.

People with Visual/Spatial intelligence are very aware of their surroundings and are good at remembering images. They have a keen sense of direction and often enjoy maps. They have a sharp sense of space, distance and measurement. People with Visual intelligence learn well through visual aids such as graphs, diagrams, pictures and colorful displays. They usually enjoy visual arts such as drawing, painting and photography. They can visualize anything related to art, fashion, decoration and culinary design before creating it.

Characteristics of Visual Intelligence

  • Notices colors and shapes
  • Can visualize anything
  • Good at visual puzzles
  • Enjoys geometry
  • Loves to draw and paint
  • Enjoys photography
  • Appreciates books with pictures
  • Good with directions
  • Remembers places vividly
  • Good at artistic composition

Possible Careers for High Visual Intelligence

  • Architect
  • Art Director
  • Artist
  • Computer Animator
  • Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Interior Decorator
  • Photographer
  • Video Editor
  • Web Designer

Your Intrapersonal Intelligence

Your Intrapersonal Intelligence is very strong. See how you compare to other INTJs and the general population.

About Intrapersonal Intelligence

People with intrapersonal intelligence are adept at looking inward and figuring out their own feelings, motivations and goals. They are quintessentially introspective. They analyze themselves and seek understanding. People with intrapersonal intelligence are intuitive and usually introverted. They learn independently and through reflection. Philosophy, psychology and theology are often of interest to people with intrapersonal intelligence. They enjoy journaling because it helps them learn about themselves. They are also good at helping others understand themselves. They are able to predict the reactions of themselves and others.

Characteristics of Intrapersonal Intelligence

  • Intuitive
  • Self-aware
  • Spends time reflecting
  • Likes to learn about self
  • Philosophical
  • Independent
  • Enjoys journaling
  • Works well alone
  • Usually introverted
  • Interested in self-employment

Possible Careers for High Intrapersonal Intelligence

  • Entrepreneur
  • Farmer
  • Historian
  • Inventor
  • Librarian
  • Philosopher
  • Psychologist
  • Scientist
  • Theologian
  • Writer

Your Naturalist Intelligence

Your Naturalist Intelligence is moderately strong. Your score along with the averages of others is represented below.

About Naturalist Intelligence

People with Naturalist intelligence have a sensitivity to and appreciation for nature. The Naturalist intelligence focuses on how people relate to their natural surroundings. Naturalists have a special ability to grow plants, vegetables and fruit. They have an affinity for animals and are good at training and understanding them. Naturalists can easily distinguish patterns in nature. They are aware of and intrigued by weather phenomena. They are good at discovering the wonders of nature. Naturalists love to walk, climb, camp and hike. They enjoy the outdoors. People with Naturalist intelligence are inspired and rejuvenated by nature.

Characteristics of Naturalist Intelligence

  • Notices natural patterns
  • Learns through natural contact
  • Upset by pollution
  • Comfortable with animals
  • Appreciates scenic views
  • Inspired by nature
  • Enjoys outdoor activities
  • Aware of weather changes

Your Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence

Bodily/Kinesthetic is not one of your primary intelligences. See how you compare to other INTJs and everybody else.

About Bodily/Kinesthetic Intelligence

People with Kinesthetic intelligence learn through movement and experimentation. They enjoy sports and activities that require physical exertion and mastery. Some Kinesthetic people enjoy the artistic side of movement such as dance or any kind of creative movement. These artistic types enjoy acting and performing in front of an audience. People with Kinesthetic intelligence enjoy building things and figuring out how things work. They like to use their hands and are very active. They have excellent motor skills and coordination. They are very physical and are keenly aware of their bodies.

Characteristics of Kinesthetic Intelligence

  • Learns by doing
  • Well-coordinated
  • Good with hands
  • Seeks excitement
  • Very active
  • Crafty

Your Interpersonal Intelligence

Interpersonal is not one of your primary intelligences. The strength of your Interpersonal intelligence is shown on this chart.

About Interpersonal Intelligence

People with Interpersonal intelligence thrive with social interaction. They are gifted at establishing rapport with strangers and make friends easily. They are adept at reading, empathizing and understanding others. People with Interpersonal intelligence work well with others and often have many friends. They are masters at collaboration. Interaction, dialogue and lively discussions are ways in which people with Interpersonal intelligence learn. They are enthusiastic and lively. Others often seek them out for advice, help and comfort. They are good at making others feel welcome and often reach out to outsiders. They are inclusive of others. The more the merrier.

Your Musical Intelligence

Your Musical Intelligence is moderately strong. See how you compare to other INTJs and everybody else.

About Musical Intelligence

People with Musical intelligence recognize sounds and tones with ease. They appreciate music and rhythm. They have a “”good ear”” for music and can easily learn songs and melodies. They notice when someone is singing off-key. People with musical intelligence are good at imitating sounds or other people’s voice or intonation. Rhythm and music can be a way for them to memorize concepts. Some people with musical intelligence are especially gifted at composing, singing or playing an instrument. They often have a song running through their head. They often learn well through lectures since they are highly auditory.

Characteristics of Musical Intelligence

  • Highly auditory
  • Has good rhythm
  • Notices off-key notes
  • Enjoys different sounds
  • Whistles or taps foot
  • Sensitive to noise

Your Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence

Your Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence is moderately strong. View your score along with a comparison of averages by gender.

About Verbal/Linguistic Intelligence

People with Linguistic intelligence love words. They enjoy reading and writing. Linguistic people are often gifted at learning languages. They appreciate the complexities of sentence structure, word structure, meaning and sound. They savor convoluted words and are quick at learning them. They possess rich vocabularies. School is an area in which people with Linguistic intelligence often do well. They enjoy lectures and taking notes. They also have the ability to teach others and communicate complex concepts. People with Linguistic intelligence are adept at communicating through the written word and seek to hone their skills.

Characteristics of Linguistic Intelligence

  • Enjoys writing
  • Good at editing
  • Avid Reader
  • Enjoys word games
  • Likes puns and rhymes

Learning Styles is a theory that suggests people learn better using different methods of learning. We perceive information using our senses. The three most practical senses in learning environments are sight, hearing and touch. The VAK model categorizes these sensory methods of learning as Visual (V), Auditory (A) and Kinesthetic (K) learning styles. While most people have a dominant learning style, nobody has just one learning style. Everyone uses each of the learning styles to some degree. Some are stronger in one style while others have even strength in all styles. The reality is that we all have a custom “learning style” that is, in varying degrees, a combination of Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic learning. It is useful to know the strength of your learning styles as they relate to each other. This allows you to focus on maximizing your learning potential. Recognizing your strengths also helps you to seek learning opportunities that cater to your combination of learning style strengths. In recent years, many educators have started using knowledge of Learning Styles (and Multiple Intelligences) to improve teaching methods in order to reach learners of all types

Visual Learning and You

Visual is your primary learning style.

Visual style is learning by seeing. You learn visually whenever you gain information from sight. This includes more than just the viewing of pictures and your surroundings. Visual learning also encompasses the written word. Visual learners benefit greatly from teaching that utilizes illustrations, charts, diagrams, videos, etc. They often feel a need to convert spoken instruction into visual form by taking notes.

Characteristics of a Visual Learner

  • Good at remembering people’s faces
  • Accurately recognizes body language and facial expressions
  • Able to picture things in their mind
  • Good at taking notes in the form of text and doodles
  • Comprehends visual information such as charts, graphs and diagrams