INTJ – A (What Does It Mean

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This article will take a look at the INTJ – A or Turbulent INTJ and how they are different from the regular INTJ personality. Furthermore the article will introduce the INTJ personality type in detail to the audience.

INTJ – A – The Assertive Architect

When it comes to the assertive architect or INTJ personality type, these individuals are less likely to feel regret in their past failures as compared to their turbulent counterparts. If something goes wrong that disrupts their plans or causes them to fall back on their goals, they don’t dwell over it too much. Furthermore, they will tend to focus on the future and what it holds.

Furthermore, the confidence these personalities possess is way greater than the turbulent INTJ; they approach their tasks with much more self assurance and do not panic or doubt their abilities – they are calm and collected when it comes to taking up challenges and won’t fret too much.

Although their confidence allows them to stay composed during difficult tasks and not let the stress get to them, the lack of confidence sometimes plays a very important role too.

If you take a look at the turbulent counterpart of this personality, they are not very confident about their efforts and always fear they won’t put in as much effort as required. Hence, they overwork themselves to get the goals they need to achieve and this results in them at least getting what they need if not overachieving!

It is also interesting to note that the assertive one is not as intense as the turbulent INTJ and hence they are more easy going; this does not mean they do not work hard but they do not push themselves over the edge to achieve their goals nor do they worry as much – in simple words they are not as ambitious as the turbulent INTJ.

Not to mention, the assertive architect is in a better position to take up new challenges that pop up out of nowhere and one of the reasons this is so is because they are more composed and do not panic so easily. However, at the same time they are more likely to be okay with the status quo and not push too much for change where the world can become a better place.

Turbulent Personalities – What Does 16 Personalities Say?

Let us take a look at what 16 Personalities has to say about the ‘Assertive Architect’!

“Assertive Architects are likely to approach the things they do with a greater degree of self-assurance. These Architects feel more confident about handling the stressors that are inevitably a part of life. They are less likely to experience regret if things go wrong. So, stressors and past failures are less likely to be motivators.

However, confidence isn’t everything and may not always guarantee success. For Turbulent Architects, many of their best efforts come from concerns about real or perceived shortcomings. This may push them to work harder and be more meticulous in an attempt to do better or make things better. These personalities are more thorough – not despite the fact that they worry, but because they do worry. Turbulent Architects are likely to carry their diligent desire for improvement into any of their personal or professional endeavors.

The slightly more adventurous Assertive Architects are likely to feel better equipped to handle whatever life throws at them – especially with strategies and decision-making. They are more likely than Turbulent Architects to report that they believe bad luck has a positive side. To these personalities, things are rarely so dire that they can’t handle them. While they prefer stability, they’re not likely to fear instability.

However, Assertive Architect personalities can be a little more rigid than their Turbulent counterparts with intentional change. While they can be forward-thinking and visionary, they may see more mundane things as being fine just as they are, with no need to alter anything on a practical level. They may not have the impetus of improvement behind their regard for change and may not feel as much of a need to apply smaller tweaks to a system.

Assertive Architects are likely to take a somewhat more independent approach. A larger percentage of Assertive Architects report that they’re comfortable around authority figures than their Turbulent counterparts. These Assertive personality types may not be as held back by concern over how others might judge them – potentially creating a more independent attitude.”

Traits Of The Architect

Here are some popular traits of the INTJ!


Unlike other personality types which are more focused on the logical aspect of things, this one is more into what they can see or experience. The INTJ type is one that likes to have the evidence in front of them. They want to be convinced by being able to see what they are being offered. Touching, smelling, tasting or hearing is way better than sitting down and listening to someone talk when it comes to convening them! Whether it’s a business deal, issues relevant to friends or family or any type of news, this personality type believes it when he sees it!


Despite their introverted tendencies, this personality type loves to have an influence in the external world as well. They have developed enough people skills to manipulate others if they feel the need to. They have also made themselves independent enough to not rely on others and be able to get work done if required.

When around such personality types, you can feel the power that they possess in terms of their confidence, ability to stand up for themselves and the skill set they have as well as experience and other resources. They don’t joke around when they say they can get the job done!

One of things that makes the INTJ – A personality more powerful or confident than the INTJ – T personality is their lack of concern about the opinions of others. They don’t really care what people think and will go on to do what it is they need to achieve or consider right. Sometimes they become unresponsive or presume that the other person is not as aware as they are; hence they do not bother or care about what others say.

This makes them feel more confident; what is better to say is that their confidence is not affected and hence they remain powerful. However, sometimes it is a good idea to take heed of what others say!


Yes, this personality type is indeed confident. They not only feel powerful but look at it too so that they can assert their dominance on others and create a safe zone where people do not dare intrude or play around.

This confidence helps them achieve their goals and keep people in line! Furthermore, it helps them get their message across without uttering too many words which they prefer not to because not only do they have an introverted side to themselves but they like to portray a more serious and mysterious image of themself to the world.


The INTJ personality type is an introvert who prefers to spend more time by themselves because it allows them to think clearly and plan ahead. Although they prefer to experience things rather than focus too much on logic, they have powerful mental processes that they use for a number of tasks – this reflects their introverted tendencies.


This personality type is not the one who usually jumps into action at the mention of it! They like to sit down and think over things – a lot! They will weigh down the pros and cons of a decision or think a plan through thoroughly before enacting it. This is because they want to make sure everything is perfectly planned so that the desired goal is achieved.


Not surprisingly, the INTJ personality type has a soft corner for the innocent lot of the society. Characters like Batman played by famous actors such as Christian Bale do somewhat represent this trait where they seem quite self obsessed but behind the scenes they are contributing to society in one way or the other.


This article took a look at the INTJ personality and its turbulent form which is different from its turbulent form. The article described what makes the turbulent form unique and how it is different from the assertive one. Furthermore, the article went on to describe the INTJ, as a whole, in detail for the audience to have a clearer understanding as well as listed and explained its traits.

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