Thursday, August 14, 2008

The "Strategist"

Okay, I am an INTJ which is a strategist, intellectual. This profile, according to the experts, applies to just 1.5% of the general population, 2.5% of men and .5% of women. This comes as no surprise to me as I took the Briggs-Myers years ago during some stressful training and the came out with the same profile. My career and ministry are both good areas for my personality type for the most part. Ministry puts more stress and strain on me than does my job, which for most people would probably prove way more stressful than ministry. So, INTJ is an accurate general description of my personality. I found it interesting to see which famous people and fictional characters share this personality type. Here are some:

Augustus Caesar
Fr. Erik Richtsteig
William F. Buckley, Jr
C.S. Lewis
C. Everett Koop
Chevy Chase
Dwight Eisenhower
Angela Landsbury
Donald Rumsfeld
Colin Powell
Jane Austen
Rudy Giuliani
Isaac Newton
Thomas Jefferson
The Ironic Catholic
Woodrow Wilson

Click to view my Personality Profile page

Hannibal Lecter
Michael Corleone
Mr. Burns
Mr. Darcy
Rosenkramtz and Guildenstern
Stewie Griffin
Vito Corleone

Perhaps I'll change the name of my blog to Guildenstern Chronicles, or Stewie Griffin Conquers the World, or The Godfather, or simply Clarice, I'm Hungry.

About a year ago, I did the My Personal DNA, which put me as a "Benevolent Innovator," which description I like.


  1. Did you find this quiz from my blog? I'm so excited! I'm going to go read your type's full profile. Thanks to Naru Hodo by the way - that's where I found the site.

  2. As a matter of fact I did find this on your blog.

  3. Add me to your list of INTJs. (You should also add Brain of Pinky and the Brain fame.)

  4. Cool. I was thinking, especially in light of the fictional characters, that you are right. I am Scott Evil!

    I need to contact you about our planned CL retreat. It is not fo awhile, but I don't like to wait.

    I put you between Caesar because of your affinity for Kaiser Bill and Buckley. It just seemed fitting somehow.

  5. Fun! I just wrote about being an INTP. You may be an even rarer find than myself :)

  6. I tried this test as well.....INFP (Dreamer, Visionary/ Naturalist, Visual/Spatial)

  7. That's great, David. It looks like working in graphic arts is something you're well suited to. It shows how through diversity, which is really only about who we are, we enrich one another.

  8. The Ironic CatholicAugust 17, 2008 at 12:35 PM

    Oh Dcn Scott--I'm an INTJ too.

    I know. .5% of us. Kind of wild.

  9. This is hilarious Scott. You pushed me over the edge -- after decades of scorning this sort of test, I took it -- and you'll have to make room for another INTJ!!!


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