The Myers-Briggs® Test INTJ Personality Type and Project Management

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INTJ Personality Type and Project Management

Each type of project team aligns with a different Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® personality type (MBTI®), with specific strengths and challenges that can affect the outcome of their projects. This week, Introverted Intuition and Extraverted Thinking , Myers-Briggs Test INTJ types are explored, where we will learn how this project type best accomplishes “a temporary endeavor, undertaken to create a unique product or service,” that has “a definite beginning and a definite end.” (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

MBTI INTJ project groups are often original and self-regulating, with a knack for getting things done and enjoying doing so. They have their own way of defining projects, seeing them as the completion of a “visionary concept.” They view their project as part of a bigger picture, working toward a specific overarching idea instead of a single entity. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

MBTI INTJ project types view almost every aspect of their project in terms of concepts, not finite details. This can include task completion, financial planning, etc. They make concrete decisions off of their intuition and critical thinking. They often don’t engage in personal details with other members of their group, and prefer to focus on the task at hand. INTJ Personality Types are very creative, and excellent problem solvers, which makes them great for tackling issues and developing solutions. They often integrate future risk analysis into their project outcomes, making it so that potential future problems are figured out before they even occur. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

Occasionally, when working on projects, those with the Myers-Briggs® INTJ Type may become a little too “big-picture,” and fail to see the details necessary to complete their project. This can often cause them to reach the end of a project without fully getting to the root of the problem. They may also make a bigger deal out of the problem than it is, and use frivolous energies to solve something that may not be integral or pertinent to the final product. This doesn’t mean that they aren’t time efficient, however—they are very adept at coming through and heeding to deadlines. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

Although they view their project in large terms, Myers-Briggs Test INTJ project types often mistakenly forget to include others in their decision-making processes, as they are so used to working independently. This occurs outside of the group and within the group, often with some members feeling that they are receiving little recognition for their efforts. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

To counteract these flaws, INTJ Types can work toward establishing a closer relationship with those who aren’t necessarily part of the project team but have some influence on its outcome. This goes hand in hand with another way to improve INTJ project teams: keep an open mind to incoming ideas and information (especially details) that could benefit the entire project in the long run. (Tucker, 2008, CPP)

By keeping an open mind, keeping an eye out for details that may seem insignificant but are beneficial to the project, and by allowing others to include their input into the project process, the INTJ Personality Type can use their excellent project-completion abilities more effectively and efficiently.

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Introduction to Type and Project Management. (Jennifer Tucker, 2008, CPP Inc.)

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