Are you logical and critical when doing a task? Would you rather spend a weekend on your own than with your friends? Do you make sure you stay organized in whatever it is you do?
If you answered yes to all of these questions, you might have an INTJ personality.
The INTJ personality is one of the most interesting, determined, and vision-oriented personalities among the 16 personality types included in the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).
The INTJ personality is rare, but it is rarer among females since only 1% of the female population fall under this personality archetype, which is often called the architect or mastermind personality.
Related: Female personality types
Among all the personalities, INTJ females have several unique attributes that make them one of the most strong-willed personalities.
INTJ females may initially give an intimidating and cold persona, but never let their aloofness confuse you because they genuinely care for the people who matter to them.
If you want to find out if you are an INTJ woman, or know someone who may have an INTJ personality, then the following list of attributes can tell you a lot about how INTJ females act and behave.
Before diving into the list of INTJ female traits, you must remember that this should not be a substitute for actually undergoing the MBTI to find out if you really are an INTJ female.
It's always best to take the personality test yourself to get authentic results and to finally find out what personality type you fall on.
Having said all of that, here are just some of the recognizable INTJ traits among the female population.
Female INTJ Traits
An INTJ female is intellectually competent
INTJ females are competent and remarkable in both academic and professional careers, which is why most females with this personality type are brilliant and excellent in their chosen fields.
Because of this, INTJ women are considered one of the most capable and reliable personalities at work, and you would often see them pursue something that arouses their intellectual curiosity.
It is important to note that their brilliance is not because they are naturally born with it. Instead, INTJ females recognize that it takes hard work and extra effort to get where they want to be in life.
Some observable traits of an INTJ female is a habit of note-taking and reading books because it satiates their desire to prepare themselves for any situation and to learn something new.
She is motivated to achieve her goals
Does the thought of achieving your goal motivate you more than it frustrates you? Do you never run out of the motivational drive to take the necessary steps to accomplish your goals?
If yes, your motivation to achieve your goals may indicate that you are an INTJ personality.
Another mark of INTJ female personality is that they are one of the most strong-willed personalities when it comes to achieving their goals. INTJ females see that they succeed in whatever they put their minds to.
Some INTJ females rarely spend any second being indecisive, which is why people who usually complain about their problems instead of finding a way to solve them confuses and frustrate them.
However, some INTJs may not initially be as driven as other INTJs when approaching a task, but this does not make them any less motivated to get their desired results.
She wears minimal and functional clothing
INTJ females can master anything they put their mind to, including fashion. They prefer to dress minimally and with purpose than to dress to impress.
For INTJ females, fashion should not require too much thought. They focus their attention on the task at hand and only pay little mind to how they look.
You would notice that INTJ females usually dress themselves to blend in, not stand out from the crowd, and prefer wearing color-neutral clothes and functional shoes.
For makeup, INTJ females would go for just a light application, almost like a no-makeup look, and you would never see them wear any accessory unless necessary.
INTJ Females are introverts
Another trait of an INTJ female personality is being introverted and shying away from social scenes. However, their introversion is not because they lack self-confidence.
Among the personality types, INTJ females look forward to their me time and are more comfortable when they are alone than when they are in a group.
They do not enjoy spending their energy on socializing and would avoid attracting too much attention. People would also think an INTJ woman is not easily approachable because they mostly have a serious look on their faces.
It does not mean they are rude or arrogant because they don’t care about how others think about them.
She befriends individuals who think and feels like
If you are friends with an INTJ female, consider it a blessing because friendship with this personality is such a rare occurrence.
INTJ females do not have a large circle of friends because they prefer to be in the company of individuals who they think share the same thoughts, ambitions, and feelings.
Most of the friendships that INTJ females continue to last because they share mutual respect, which is why they prefer to befriend individuals who have a vision in life and are motivated to accomplish it.
An INTJ woman prefers an unconventional dating style
An INTJ female is not one to waste time dating because they would prefer to do something they think is more worthwhile. They are not good at communicating their feelings and find dating etiquette weird.
Because of this, an INTJ woman would often struggle to find the right romantic partner in life that best fits her personality. When they do find their match, it will likely be a person who motivates them to
Like their friendships, INTJ females desire to feel respected and appreciate clear and direct communication in the relationship.
She is competitive to the point of being a perfectionist
When working with INTJ females, do expect they will deliver, and sometimes their performance will exceed your expectations.
INTJ females live an organized life; they always plan everything out and anticipate any shortcomings or flaws in their plan, and why they are called the mastermind personality.
They see to it that every task is up to standard and would exert a lot of effort to make sure their work is close to perfection. However, their competitive nature causes them tons of frustration because they tend to be too hard on themselves.
A simple way to spot if a female is an INTJ personality is if she would prepare a very planned and detailed grocery list and if she loves using spreadsheets in her daily activities.
She is pessimistic sometimes
INTJ females have fatalistic views about how the world works, which is why they mostly have a pessimistic attitude. Their cynical attitude is due to their ability to discern others' hidden desires.
Because of this, people think they have an unapproachable and cold personality. However, this does not necessarily mean that INTJ women never see the good in any situation.
Their skepticism about the world makes them rely more on variables they can control, like how much effort they need to put into work and what steps they need to take, and less on uncontrollable variables like how people react, transpiring plot twists, and the likes.
It also gives them a clear grasp of logically solving their way through life's problems.
She prefers a competitive environment
As said earlier, INTJ females love to satiate their intellectual curiosity and make sure that they give their best in any given task. Competitive environments are like home courts for this personality type.
INTJ females thrive in a challenging and competitive environment, so they continuously search for an environment that would best help them hone their capabilities. Some would even say they perform better under pressure.
Their preference for this kind of environment is also evident In their friendships. INTJ females love to surround themselves with equally ambitious and highly intellectual people who help motivate them to accomplish more work.
An INTJ female dislikes incompetence and lack of organization
An INTJ female dislikes seeing someone or something being inefficient and disorganized because she herself always thrives on practicing efficiency and organization in every task.
For INTJs, being surrounded by people who do not value competence at work is frustrating because their personality is hard-wired to perform well.
Most INTJ females never go out to the grocery store without a detailed shopping list. Their habit for an organization can be observed in their daily routines.
She makes autonomous decisions
INTJ females are known for their independence, and this is evident whenever they need to arrive at a decision. You would rarely find an INTJ female relying on outside opinion and persuasion before she could decide for herself.
Their autonomy can be due to their self-confident attribute and their logical and critical nature of carefully weighing the pros and cons of a particular action.
Because of this, an INTJ woman does not easily give in to peer pressure or unconventional social norms. When it comes to making important life decisions, INTJ females ultimately trust their abilities and intuition.
Are You an INTJ personality?
If you are still unsure if you fall into this personality archetype, here are some questions worth asking yourself to see if you possess an INTJ personality.
- When recouping your energy and relaxing, do you prefer your own company over a group of people?
If you prefer spending time alone to recharge than connect with other people, then chances are you might be an INTJ personality.
INTJ females feel more at home when they are in their own company, especially since they don't necessarily require other people’s help to achieve a specific goal.
You would rarely find an INTJ female seeking other people's company in leisure activities because they ultimately prefer their own. INTJ females are independent and would mostly choose to work alone rather than in a group.
An INTJ’s introversion is seen in the way she communicates with other people where she would rather not talk to anyone through chat or call, they especially avoid being in the company of needy or clingy people.
In fact, doing extroverted activities like going out with friends or spending their free time in crowded places drains an INTJ female.
- Do you enjoy talking about logic, or do you prefer talking about emotions?
If you prefer thinking about the future and other abstract thoughts over thoughts and emotions you feel right now, then you might be an INTJ woman.
Maybe you want to plan out how to spend your weekend as productive as possible, or you meticulously calculate what steps to take to finish a task at work.
Despite how they may feel in the moment, INTJ females would spend their time making plans than focusing on how a specific situation made them feel. INTJ females are not comfortable with expressing their emotions to other people.
Instead of pinpointing how they feel, INTJ females would try making sense of it by reacting with logic in any given situation.
- Do you plan everything out, or do you mostly leave it all to chance?
If you are the type of person who scrutinizes every detail of your plan to make sure everything goes as planned, then you are one of the few members of the female population with an INTJ personality.
INTJ personalities have a habit of carefully evaluating their plan and anticipating possible shortcomings and flaws. This habit gives them the foresight to execute their plan with utmost precision.
With that, you would rarely, if not never, see an INTJ female put their faith purely in chance. INTJ females can get paranoid about their plans unless they see that everything is covered.
The INTJ personality is one of the most brilliant, competitive, independent, introverted, and genuine personalities in the world, and only a few females possess this specific personality trait.
Their characteristics can serve as an advantage or a disadvantage, and they can contradict each other, but the INTJ personality is a one-of-a-kind personality nonetheless.
Nicole Graham is a relationship expert at Womenio.com. She is helping women grow into their best selves so they can be confident and bring more love, passion, and purpose to their lives. Nicole enjoys studying the psychology of love and is passionate about writing on them. She offers helpful tips and advice to help overcome any relationship issue, whether you’re single or already in a relationship.