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Illustrations of Type – INTJ and INFJ

Illustrations of Type – INTJ and INFJ

By Donna Dunning

Donna Dunning

In my MBTI® Certification workshops participants respond to the instruction -“Describe your type using words, phrases, or pictures.” I find these visual representations of type preferences help illustrate individual differences.

To complete this poster, individuals with INTJ preferences were grouped with an individual with INFJ preferences, since they all share the dominant function of Introverted Intuition (Ni).

Notice the symbolic representation used to describe both patterns of preferences.

The INTJs show themselves getting ideas inside the house with the door closed, while the INFJ has used a thought bubble to convey the same idea. This inner focus on creating and integrating ideas is common to both patterns.

They both also show that their ideas need to be translated or organized and put into action.

The INTJs use the word sequential, which is often associated with the Sensing preference. But notice that they also show a flow chart and a start to finish line. I think in this case the word sequential links to accomplishing a result effectively rather than the more typical step-by-step mode of processing.

The INFJ shows the mental integration of ideas followed by a translation and then a “buy in” in the outer world.

If you are interested in more information on communicating with someone who has these preferences, check out my Is there a INTJ in your Life? or Is there a INFJ in your Life? post.

You may also want to look at previous Illustrations of Type posts.

The INTJ tag or the INFJ tag will link you to other posts that mention each of these personality types.

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