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NT Temperament - The "Intellectuals"

Jungian Personality Types, Personality Test

NTs are introspective, logical and on a constant quest for knowledge. They are practical and unsentimental in their approach to problem solving. The actions of an NT are precise and follow a systematic course. Abstract, theoretical and technically adept, NTs are naturally inventive. They can also be described as being analytical, intellectual, inquisitive, independent and complex.

The four NT "Intellectual" personality types are listed below.

ENTJ, the 'Chief'
ENTJ - The "Chief"
ENTJs are strategic, organized and possess natural leadership qualities. They are master coordinators that can effectively give direction to groups. They are able to understand complicated organizational situations and quick to develop intelligent solutions. ENTJs are outspoken and will not... (read more)
ENTP, the 'Originator'
ENTP - The "Originator"
ENTPs are logical, innovative, curious and downright inventive. They see possibilities for improvement everywhere and possess the ability to understand complex concepts. ENTPs are introspective and carefree nonconformists. They often neglect the more common areas of life while... (read more)
INTJ, the 'Strategist'
INTJ - The "Strategist"
INTJs are introspective, analytical, determined persons with natural leadership ability. Being reserved, they prefer to stay in the background while leading. Strategic, knowledgable and adaptable, INTJs are talented in bringing ideas from conception to reality. They expect perfection from... (read more)
INTP, the 'Engineer'
INTP - The "Engineer"
INTPs are logical, individualistic, reserved, and very curious individuals. They focus on ideas, theories and the explanation of how things work. They are especially adept at discussions and debate. They have the ability to focus intently on a subject. They appreciate and respect intelligence... (read more)
About Temperaments
Each of the 16 personality types can be classified as belonging to one of four "temperaments" (SJ, SP, NT, NF). For example, INFP belongs to the NF temperament. David Keirsey noted that the four types with N & F are most like each other (idealistic), the four types with S & P are alike (sensation seeking) and so on.


NT Population   (see all)
12.5% of all people
18% of males
7% of females

NT Career Matches   (see all)
  • Entrepreneur
  • Judge
  • Scientist
  • Computer Programmer
  • Teacher/Professor
  • Psychologist
  • Engineer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Lawyer/Attorney

Famous NT People   (see all)
  • Al Gore
  • Patrick Stewart
  • Richard Nixon
  • Matthew Perry
  • James A. Garfield
  • Lewis Carroll
  • General Colin Powell
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • Katie Couric
  • Bob Newhart
  • Jeff Bingaman
  • Rene Descartes

Fictional NT Characters   (see all)
  • Winston 'The Wolf' Wolfe
    Pulp Fiction
  • Jordi LaForge
    Star Trek: The Next Generation
  • Dr. Emmett 'Doc' Brown
    Back to the Future
  • Mercutio
    Romeo and Juliet
  • Michael Corleone
    Godfather
  • Ellen Ripley
    Alien
  • Data
    Start Trek: The Next Generation


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