12 Variations of INTJ: MBTI and the Zodiac
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.
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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