Thus, whenever a conversation turns to matters of knowledge or theory, the INTJ feels at home and ready to engage.Even adolescent INTJs aren’t afraid to dive into adult conversations if they feel they have something of value to contribute.
Because INTJs don’t shy away from firmly and directly expressing their judgments and convictions, we can see why many would test as assertives (e.g., INTJ-A).
Although INTJs may lack some measure of social confidence, especially when it comes to things like making small talk, they are typically quite confident in their intellectual capacities.
Their turbulence may be related to their introversion as well as to the fact that many INTJs are “highly sensitive persons” (HSPs).
While INTJs may not see themselves as emotionally sensitive, they are often sensitive in other ways.
We discuss this process in greater depth in our INTJ personality profile.