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12 Shades of INTJ: MBTI & the Zodiac

12 Variations of INTJ: MBTI and the Zodiac

“We are born at a given moment, in a given place and, like vintage years of wine, we have the qualities of the year and of the season of which we are born. Astrology does not lay claim to anything more.”
- Carl Jung

From what I’ve observed, many MBTI snobs turn their noses up at the mere mention of astrology. As though it were intellectually beneath them. But how many of those people realize that Carl Jung, the godfather of the MBTI, saw value in astrology? From reading an assortment of quotes by Jung on the topic, it is clear that he was inclined to believe there exists some relationship between events on earth and the cosmos that we have yet to understand. This notion is closely tied to other ethereal concepts he entertained such as the “collective unconscious” and synchronicity.

The zodiac, much like the MBTI, provides a language, a language with which to “read” or interpret meaning from celestial activity. How accurate or reliable this language is at doing this is debatable. But even if all astrology disciplines that have ever been developed and employed by humanity across the ages are equally inaccurate, misguided and useless, this doesn’t discomfit the possibility that astral events may in some way impact life on earth in discreet but substantial ways.

The INTJ being an intuitive type, ought to appreciate this. Nikola Tesla was after all, a renowned genius inventor and reputed INTJ who is noted for having entertained some really unconventional ideas that defy the conventional wisdom. Introverted intuition is able to visualize abstract potentiations before they can be realized or proven empirically.

As an INTP, I will use some extraverted intuition (Ne) now to speculate about the astrological variations of the INTJ personality. Here is an interpretation of how the INTJ personality may vary under each of the 12 zodiac signs.

INTJ Aries 

The Aries INTJ is probably a bit of an a-hole. Intensely passionate and intellectually arrogant. This of course may not be readily observable because as introverts, they likely keep alot of this hidden behind an unassuming and ostensibly calm demeanor. An INTJ born under the sign of Aries is liable to be a covert narcissist but they are driven to do great things that others can ultimately benefit from. They are highly original and inventive and they believe in the merit and value of their ideas even when others doubt them. Being doubted only motivates them more and they savor the opportunity to prove critics wrong. The INTJ temper is probably accentuated under the sign of Aries but it is likely intense and short-lived. The INTJ wants to maintain composure and so when they blow their fuse, they will try to quickly regain control over their rational senses.

“There are all kinds of stupid people that annoy me but what annoys me most is a lazy argument.”

— Christopher Hitchens (INTJ Aries born April 13)

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16 thoughts on “12 Shades of INTJ: MBTI & the Zodiac

  1. You shouldn’t use words such as “probably” when describing people’s types. Makes you look like you don’t know what you’re talking about. Which you probably don’t, you also spelled alot wrong, a lot of times.

  2. I am INTJ SAGITARIUS as well as HSPIntegrating the Zodiac sign with INTJ has given me to better understand myself.This is what I was looking for. But why don’t you integrate HSP with ZODIAC? Because I am both Highly Sensitive and INTJ. Because I am also HSP, the following sentence only is not true for me:”These INTJs are probably especially blunt and unafraid to ruffle other people’s feathers”.

  3. This is so unrighteous to pisces intj. I never saw such a negative focus of aspects in any of the other signs: border on being schizophrenic, neurotic, paranoiac, really? You’ve never met a pisces intj, clearly. And better, since with that thinking, we’d eat you for breakfast, and I doubt it that we’d cry about it after.

  4. I’m an INTJ Taurus and not in the slightest interested in business. I neither like it nor am I particularly good at it. Furthermore, I think I’d be really discontent with myself if focused on gaining much money. And I’m pretty sure not to appear very mysterious nor sexy.
    Sorry, but this really not accurate for me :/

  5. I’m a Pisces INTJ. I would say I am indeed a “dreamer” but I wouldn’t say i’m someone who can’t distinguish reality from fantasy. I’m someone who likes to makes those dreams reality by turning them into steps then into goals; I mostly determine if they’re achievable or not and if they’re down to earth. Overall, for me, I can definitely distinguish fantasy from reality. Anyway, this is a general description and won’t fit everyone’s personalities so I wont hold it against the author.

    and for everyone complaining about how inaccurate this is – we are complex, a description is not going to determine your whole personality. Take a chill pill folks.

  6. Big surprise, there’s absolutely no correlation between the month you were born and what type of INTJ that you are. Months are an entirely man-made concept which have no scientific correlation aside from being a division of 12 by the unit of time it happens to take the Earth to travel around the sun.

    But why 12? It’s an arbitrary division invented by humans, which gained popularity thousands of years ago. 12 just won the popularity contest in the same manner that the 7 day week did. There could have just as easily been a 10 month or a 4 month year, or 10 day weeks etc… So therefore trying to make a division that defines personality tendencies by the position of the Earth is an absurd and flawed logical assumption.

    1. It’s actually not so arbitrary since the months are based on (though not in sync with) the lunar cycle which takes roughly 30 days to complete. The 12 signs are oriented by the 4 seasons. Aries starts on March 21 which marks the beginning of the spring equinox. Cancer begins on June 21-22 which marks the beginning of the summer solstice, and Libra and Capricorn commence the beginnings of Fall and Winter respectively. To be fair, there are studies that have found some correlations between personality traits and time of birth but nothing strictly tied to zodiac signs specifically.

  7. Please know your facts before writing such nonsense. Especially when dealing with an INTJ Virgo, who are likely to be one of the most analytical of information and critical of false statements. Research more.

  8. I’m a Capricorn INFJ, although I may not agree with the combination description 100%. I am on the cusp between Capricorn and Aquarius.

  9. I didn’t mean to leave my comment under INTJ, I have been reading multiple combinations of family members. Oops, I am sorry to the site.

  10. Hello. I’m not here to agree or disagree with your comment. Although, if I were I’d have to somewhat agree. I just wanted to say that I am also an intj Pisces and a female. Yay for us unicorns huh?

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