INTJs often appear to others first and foremost as thinking types.
This is because thinking in all its forms - from critiquing to prioritizing - is what INTJs most readily do when engaged with others. But, at heart, they are primarily ideas people. When they spend time reflecting, INTJs find connections, operate on hunches
, theorize and cultivate their vision. Unlike their outer life which is usually fairly structured and controlled, their inner life can sometimes seem a chaotic maelstrom of possibilities and ideas.
Of all the types, INTJs are most motivated by 'vision'. They have a great need to come up with a unified idea of a future, improved state, which it is then their job to realize. This inner vision can be so strong and individual for INTJs that they are often reckoned to be the most independent-minded of all the types. In other words, they will sometimes cling stubbornly to what they 'know' to be true and they will refuse to listen to others.
However, of all the N types, INTJs can sometimes be very good on detail if it is related in some way to the attainment of their bigger goal or if they feel their competence may be at stake in some way.
Proofreading documents is a case in point. In these cases they will go all out to ensure there are no mistakes.
But relationships with others can present a difficulty for INTJs. They know they cannot achieve their vision alone and they can drive others towards the same exacting standards that they use for themselves. This can cause resentment