INTJ

My friend Kerry at work had a bunch of people take the Jung Typology Test to determine personality types and see how well they applied to the real world. I’m not really sure why, perhaps as a group-building exercise. Whatever the reason, they’ve been good for a laugh, but the best part is the analysis of each profile, with lists of famous people—real and fictional, amusingly enough—that match that personality.

My own score came up INTJ, which is “Introverted Intuitive Thinking Judging.” It’s more or less accurate, in broad strokes. You can read the full profile here, but here’s some of the fictional INTJ’s—characters I share personality types with:

  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern, from Hamlet.
  • Gandalf the Grey (every geek’s dream come true, I’m sure)
  • Professor Moriarty… Sherlock Holmes’ arch-nemesis. I can see that, I guess.
  • Hannibal Lecter… what the—?

The best (worst?) part was that someone else, after finding out I shared a personality profile with Hannibal Lecter, looked at me with an appraising eye and said, “Yeah. I can see that.”

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