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INTJ Communication Highlights

INTJ Communication Highlights

By Donna Dunning

Donna DunningIn my personality type based communication workshops I sometimes have participants complete this thought -“To communicate most effectively with me, please…”. This exercise helps participants express their personal communication style and preferences.

I can’t take credit for this exercise. It is modified from one created by Jean Kummerow.

Here is a photo of a response from an individual with INTJ preferences.

Since the dominant function is introverted it usually is not obvious. When Introverted Intuition (Ni) is the dominant function (INFJs and INTJs), the individual tends to, internally, process complex ideas thoroughly.

What you tend to see more often in the outer world when interacting with someone with INTJ preferences is the Extraverted Thinking (Te) auxiliary function.

This person describes many preferences that I see as linked to Te. They want people to share why they are communicating, what they need, and why they need it. They also want the person to get to the point.

The Ni does show up too, with the request that people share complete concepts and provide more information for the INTJ to look at later.

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