background preloader

Portrait of an INTJ

Portrait of an INTJ
As an INTJ, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. Your secondary mode is external, where you deal with things rationally and logically. INTJs live in the world of ideas and strategic planning. They value intelligence, knowledge, and competence, and typically have high standards in these regards, which they continuously strive to fulfill. With Introverted Intuition dominating their personality, INTJs focus their energy on observing the world, and generating ideas and possibilities. INTJ's tremendous value and need for systems and organization, combined with their natural insightfulness, makes them excellent scientists. INTJs are natural leaders, although they usually choose to remain in the background until they see a real need to take over the lead. INTJs spend a lot of time inside their own minds, and may have little interest in the other people's thoughts or feelings.

Opinion: Instant Messaging for Introverts From time to time, someone I know asks me an ordinary and reasonable question: "What's your iChat (or Skype) ID?" My usual reply is to give them the information along with a big disclaimer: I'm almost never logged in. In fact, let me be completely honest and say I thoroughly dislike instant messaging (IM) except in a few specific situations. This notion has been difficult for me to come to grips with, because I'm a self-professed computer geek since way back when, someone who lives and breathes technology. I Is for Introvert -- Let me begin by stating that, like 25 to 50 percent of the world's population (depending on who's counting), I'm an introvert. However, given the choice, I do generally prefer to be alone. Psychologist Carl Jung (himself an introvert) first developed the notion of the introvert/extrovert distinction as a way of describing whether a person's focus tends to be more inward or outward. This is why I love email as a mode of communication. Can I IM You Now?

What is Muda? « Eliminate The Muda!Eliminate The Muda! The concept of Muda [mōōda] and its elimination is one of the core principles integral to Getting Rich Living Lean. The core principles of a getting rich living lean and its cousin Lean Management have been in existence for decades, mostly in the form of a philosophy of business management and made famous by a book called The Machine That Changed the World by James P. Womack, Daniel T. Jones and Daniel Roos. The Machine That Changed the World illustrated how the strategies of associate education, efficient production and a constant focus on continuous improvement enabled the Toyota Motor Corporation to grow from an insignificant local automobile producer in Japan in the early 50′s to the industry leading global company that it is today. Simply put muda is waste. Muda is a Japanese word for waste. Every action, step or process in a business and in your life can be categorized in one of three ways. From a business’ perspective, value-added is the stuff a customer is willing to pay for.

Caring for Your Introvert From Atlantic Unbound: Interviews: "Introverts of the World, Unite!" (February 14, 2006) A conversation with Jonathan Rauch, the author who—thanks to an astonishingly popular essay in the March 2003 Atlantic—may have unwittingly touched off an Introverts' Rights revolution. Follow-up: The Introversy Continues Jonathan Rauch comments on reader feedback about introvert dating—and poses a new question Do you know someone who needs hours alone every day? If so, do you tell this person he is "too serious," or ask if he is okay? If you answered yes to these questions, chances are that you have an introvert on your hands—and that you aren't caring for him properly. I know. Oh, for years I denied it. What is introversion? Extroverts are energized by people, and wilt or fade when alone. How many people are introverts? Are introverts misunderstood? Are introverts oppressed? Extroverts therefore dominate public life. Are introverts arrogant? Third, don't say anything else, either.

INTJ According to Myers-Briggs the INTJ represents "The Mastermind." INTJs are one of the rarest of the 16 psychological types and account for approximately 2-4% of the population.[2] Women of this personality type are especially rare, forming just 0.8% of the population. The MBTI assessment was developed from the work of prominent psychiatrist Carl G. Jung in his book Psychological Types. Prominent American INTJs are believed to include Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, John F Kennedy, Thomas Jefferson, Woodrow Wilson, Dwight D. The MBTI instrument[edit] The MBTI preferences indicate the differences in people based on the following:[6] How they focus their attention or get their energy (extraversion or introversion)How they perceive or take in information (sensing or intuition)How they prefer to make decisions (thinking or feeling)How they orient themselves to the external world (judgment or perception) I – Introversion preferred to extraversion: INTJs tend to be quiet and reserved.

Instituto Lean Management - Home Who are you, really? - Mandy de Waal There’s a scene from Little Miss Sunshine that has stayed with me for the longest time. If you’ve seen the movie you’ll remember it instantly. Miss Sunshine is of course the film about a family on the verge of a nervous breakdown, and the scene in question is between Dwayne and Frank who are musing on the meaning of life. Dwayne: I wish I could just sleep until I was eighteen and skip all this crap-high school and everything-just skip it.Frank: Do you know who Marcel Proust is?Dwayne: He's the guy you teach.Frank: Yeah. Before I knew better, like Dwayne I thought that life was curative. Apart from writing that one incredible book 'that almost no one reads' Marcel Proust created an interesting questionnaire in his teens that serves as a personality confessional. The original manuscript of Proust’s answers entitled “by Marcel Proust himself” was auctioned in 2003 for €102,000. My adaptation of the Proust questionnaire for you to answer if you dare: What is your favorite virtue? Your motto?

Test for Dwindling Retail Jobs Spawns a Culture of Cheating About Ramit I recently got a fascinating email from one of my readers. I had emailed my email list, asking “What’s something you CLAIM is important...but you don’t do?” She wrote back, “I keep saying I want to run 3x/week, but I can never seem to do it.” I replied: “Why not start once a week?” Her response was amazing. She would rather dream about running 3x/week than actually run once a week. All of us “know” what we should be doing: We should be saving more, working out more, getting paid more, having better relationships with our friends and family... So why don’t we do it? “Years ago, Tufts University invited me to lecture during a symposium on obesity… Lecturer after lecturer offered solutions for America’s obesity problem, all of which revolved around education. When it was my turn to speak, I couldn’t help beginning with an observation. There were audible gasps in the auditorium when I said this, quite a few snickers, and five times as many sneers. Here’s the brutal truth—Willpower is limited.