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INTJ Famous People and Characters

There are many INTJ famous people across the world. From famous INTJ celebrities to INTJ characters and politicians. Here we will discuss a few of them.

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INTJ Actors

You could be forgiven for thinking all actors must be extraverts due to the confidence they often display, but there are many actors who are INTJs.
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Colin Firth

Award winning British actor known for his roles in Bridget Jones' Diary and Kingsman.

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Jodie Foster

Award winning American actress best known for her role as Clarence Starling in The Silence of the Lambs.

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Russell Crowe

Award winning New Zealand actor famous for his leading roles in films such as Gladiator and A Beautiful Mind.

Other mentions: Dan Aykroyd (Ghost Busters), Cillian Murphy (Peaky Blinders, Inception, Dunkirk), and B.J Novak (The Office US).


INTJ Musicians

INTJs are naturally analytical and perceptive. These traits often lends themselves to more scientific professions, but these skills can also be useful for creativity and entertaining.
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Ludwig Van Beethoven

German composer regarded as one of the greats. His classical compositions are still played today, and held in the highest regard.

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Jay-Z

Jay-Z, Shawn Carter, is one of the most famous rappers ever. From Brooklyn, New York, he is one of the highest celebrated hip hop artists with numerous platinum albums.

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Chris Cornell

Lead singer and guitarist for iconic rock bands Audioslave and Soundgarden, Chris also had a very successful solo career.

Other mentions: Elvis Costello, Mozart, Trent Reznor, Brian Jones, Steve Harris, and Richard Ashcroft.


INTJ Philosophers

INTJs love to learn and understand different peoples' point of views. As intuitive introverts, philosophy is something that excites and can consume the mind of an INTJ.
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Friedrich Nietzsche

One of the most famous philosophers, his work such as 'Thus Spoke Zarathustra' and 'God is Dead' widely influenced modern history and succeeding thinkers and writers.

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Jean Paul Sartre

French philosopher who was a key figure in developing the philosophy of existentialism. His work continues to impact sociological issues.

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Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Hegel is one of the most important names in German philosophy. He received great acclaim from succeeding thinkers and writers for his work, especially on the idea of Absolute Idealism.

Other mentions: Heraclitus, Ayn Rand, Karl Marx, William James, Frantz Fanon, and Carl Schmitt.


INTJ Athletes

INTJs are typically more cerebral than athletic, but with their strategic and obsessive drive they can set goals of becoming one of the best in their chosen pursuit.
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Lance Armstrong

Now infamous for his doping scandal which led to him losing his titles, he was regarded as the best cyclist winning 7 consecutive 'Tour de France' titles from 1999 to 2005.

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Martina Natratilova

Regarded as one of the best female tennis players of all-time, Martina won 18 Grand Slam single titles, and after retirement has had success as a tennis coach.

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Rajon Rondo

Since joining the NBA in 2006, Rondo has enjoyed a great career in the NBA winning the NBA championship with the Boston Celtics and will be regarded highly for his playmaking ability.

Other mentions: Bobby Fischer, Pep Guardiola, Niki Lauda, Arsene Wenger, Bill Belichick, and Jerry West.


INTJ Fictional Characters

INTJs are success-orientated and driven. This lends itself to stereotypes of criminal masterminds and ruthless leaders. There are many examples in fiction, including these below.
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Stewie Griffin

Family Guy - The youngest of the Griffin family, Stewie, struggles with regular conversations with others and likes to spend his time alone learning, thinking, plotting.

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Severus Snape

One of the most interesting characters in the Harry Potter series, Snape is a very cunning, intelligent thinker, with strong goals of becoming Master of the Dark Arts.

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Gandalf

The powerful wizard in The Lord of The Rings series - He is highly intelligent and strategic. His role is to ensure that good prevails.

Other mentions: Beth Harmon, Dr House, Hannibal Lector, Scar (Lion King), Thanos, and Batman.

 


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Ellie Simmonds, MSc

University of Bath, Psychology

Ellie Simmonds, MSc in Psychology from University of Bath. Ellie is an associate lecturer on psychometric assessments and has extensive knowledge of the 16-type model.