Find out more about the ‘Analyst’ personality type

Find out more about the ‘Analyst’ personality type

June 24th, 2021 | HKIP Admin

As their name suggests, analysts are best at doing things related to analyzing. They share the same roles of N and T in the personality traits, which is intuitive and thinking.

1. INTJ:

INTJ or what is commonly known as the ‘Architect’ is a person who possesses the personality traits of: Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judging. The ‘Architect’ can be considered as one of the rarest personality types and one of the most capable out of the 16 existing personality types. They love perfecting the details of life, as well as applying creativity and rationality to everything they do. As such, they tend to keep their inner world private and complex.

While many would consider an INTJ as ‘very capable’ and having the ‘perfect personality’, that is not the case. These thoughtful tacticians do possess their own strengths and weaknesses. For example:

 

Strengths:

  • Rational
  • Informed
  • Independent 
  • Determined
  • Curious 
  • Versatile 

INTJ greatest strengths are their ability to make rational and informed decisions that are based on research and conclusions. They perceived conformity in the same image as mediocrity, easily frustrated by rules and conventions that can hinder their creativity and path to success. INTJ is ambitious and goal oriented, able to easily dedicate themselves to master and gain all relevant skills that can help them to achieve their goals. This ‘goal-oriented’ trait, in turn, makes them curious and open-minded to new ideas as long those ideas are rational and evidence-based. All of these positive traits result in a very versatile person that can succeed in a wide range of endeavors.

 

Weaknesses:

  • Arrogant
  • Overly Critical
  • Combative
  • Dismissive of Emotions

While an INTJ does possess all the necessary traits that make them a very capable worker, they do have several glaring weaknesses that can offset their positive traits if not properly managed. While an INTJ might be knowledgeable in many things, their self-assurance can blind them to useful input from other people – especially from anyone they deem to intellectually inferior. Combined with their ‘overly critical’ mindset, they can become needlessly harsh with their criticisms that are based on their own arbitrary standards rather than a full understanding of human nature. They don’t like following orders blindly without understanding the ‘why’ and can be very combative in arguments about useless rules and regulations that can distract them from more important matters. For an INTJ, rationality is ‘king’ and often looked down on or can be very impatient with people that value feelings more than facts. Unfortunately, ignoring emotion is its own type of bias – one that can cloud Architects’ judgment.

 

Career Paths:

Some of the best careers or internships for INTJ:

  • Technology: Computer Programmer, Software Engineer/Developer, Computer Scientist
  • Engineer: Civil Engineer, Architect, Environmental Engineer 
  • Sciences: Political Scientist, Biochemist, Pharmacist
  • Business and Law: Accountant/Auditor, Financial Analyst, Market Research Analyst, Actuary, Lawyer
  • Arts and Languages: Industrial Designer, Translator, Photographer

While INTJ can excel in most career paths of any role, these personalities won’t allow them to settle just for any career. They want to tackle meaningful challenges and to find the best solutions for those issues. Architects also want the freedom to exercise their greatest strengths. Few personality types, if any, can match their ability to transform complex principles into clear and actionable strategies. As their personalities instinctively demand progress and evolution, they love to explore new ideas and will be drawn to positions that allow them to influence a company or organization’s overall strategies. Many INTJ  pursue low-profile but influential roles as project managers, systems engineers, marketing strategists, systems analysts, and military strategists.

Some of the jobs this MBTI personality should avoid:

  • Receptionist
  • Secretary
  • Production Worker
  • Advertising Sales Agent
  • Social Worker

 

2. INTP:

INTP, also known as the ‘Logician’ has  personality traits including: Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Prospecting. This thus makes this personality in the MBTI Test the type who has different perspectives and strong intellectual traits.They prefer doing things in an unapproachable way as they like to experiment. They often lose themselves in their own world, as they never stop thinking. Logicans love to analyze patterns and they tend to always want to understand everything in this world.

Below are some of the strengths and weaknesses of INTPs:

 

Strengths:

  • Analytical
  • Original
  • Open-Minded
  • Curious
  • Objective

Logicians analyze everything, which makes them best in spotting unusual patterns and connections that other personalities may not be able to see. They are creative and original, thanks to their limitless imagination. This allows them to think out of the box and produce unthinkable innovations. Nevertheless, they are very open minded as they are curious about knowledge. As long as a certain idea is supported by rational reasons, they will be happy to receive new ideas. Due to their curiosity, they are willing to learn anything they can. They can be relied on against combat bias and misinformation as they are very objective.

 

Weaknesses:

  • Disconnected
  • Insensitive
  • Dissatisfied
  • Impatient
  • Perfectionistic

However, due to their high imagination, they tend to get lost in their own thoughts even while having a conversation. This is due to their feeling of disconnection from other people in large social gatherings. People may think they are insensitive and unkind as they underestimate the importance of emotions and etiquettes. Their mindset of imagining things to be better than they already are makes them easily overwhelmed by dissatisfaction. Even with their huge pride in knowledge and idea sharing, they are sometimes impatient in explaining their ideas. Due to their idealism they tend to be too perfectionist, which allows them to give up on projects that don’t match their ideal vision.

 

Career Paths:

Full time jobs and part time jobs that INTP may want to consider:

  • Technology: Software developers, Computer programmers
  • Engineering: Biomedical engineers, Chemical engineers, Architect
  • Sciences: Anthropologist, Economist, Medical Scientist
  • Business and Law: Accountant or Auditor, Financial Analyst, Lawyer
  • Arts and Language: Music Director or Composer, Photographer, Writer

As a personality trait that is eccentric and freethinking, logicians tend to suffer in finding jobs and career paths that may suit them perfectly. Even so, as they are creative, passionate for ideas and have an innovative spirit, they are able to stand out in a wide range of career fields. Their ideal workday involves tackling almost unsolvable problems, which explains why they are associated with mathematicians, analysts, researchers, scientists and even physics. They can go as far as engineering and technology as well as arts and language due to their creative instincts. They have the ability to shine even in careers that are not an obvious match.

A few of professions and full time jobs this MBTI personality may want to avoid:

  • Dental Hygienist
  • Dietitian
  • Religious Educator
  • Preschool Teacher
  • Restaurant Manager

 

3. ENTJ:

ENTJ, or known more as ‘The Commander’ has an MBTI Personality type with the Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Judging personality traits. They love momentum and accomplishment, thus making them natural-born leaders. They have creative visions and like to gather information to support them. As a challenge lover, both big and small, it is their belief that if given enough time and resources they can achieve any goal. 

They tend to be dominant, relentless, and unforgiving. They are able to recognize other people’s talents which helps improve team building, which is also what makes them a good leader. Commanders tend to think that a display of emotion means a display of weakness and they tend to distance their emotions in public.

Some strengths and weaknesses owned by ENTJs include:

 

Strengths:

  • Efficient
  • Energetic
  • Self Confident
  • Strong-Willed
  • Strategic Thinkers
  • Charismatic and Inspiring

Commanders think irrationality and laziness as an inefficiency because these traits will prevent them from reaching their future goal. They tend to get energized by leading their teams forward when implementing their plans and goals. By trusting their own abilities, commanders have high self-confidence especially about their capacities as leaders. They are strong-willed and think that finishing challenges are satisfying. Strategic thinking is one of their greatest strengths as a leader. They are able to examine every angle of a problem and move forward with their solutions. As a charismatic and inspirational leader, they are able to inspire and invigorate others.

 

Weaknesses:

  • Stubborn and Dominant
  • Intolerant
  • Impatient
  • Arrogant
  • Poor Handling of Emotions
  • Cold and Ruthless

While they have a strong confident trait, sometimes this goes too far which causes them to be stubborn and dominant. They tend to be intolerant to other people, especially to whom which slows them down from their primary goals. They can also be very impatient and misinterpret delay as some form of stupidity. Arrogantly, they look down on others who are below them. They have poor ability in handling their emotions even if they did not mean to do it. Due to their obsession with efficiency, they tend to be cold and ruthless in pursuing their goals.

 

Career Paths:

Below are the recommendations of full time and part time jobs that are suitable for ENTJ:

  • Business and Financial : Accountant, Financial Analyst, Fundraiser, Actuary
  • Management : Advertising Manager, Lodging Manager, Top Executive
  • Sales : Advertising Sales Agent, Sales Engineering, Sales Manager
  • Architecture and Engineering : Aerospace Engineer, Architect, Chemical Engineer
  • Life, Physical, and Social Science : Agricultural or Food Scientist, Economist, Physicist
  • Arts and Media : Art Director, Writer, Photographer, Reporter, Industrial Designer
  • Healthcare : Athletic Trainers, Dentist, Pharmacist, Optometrist, Physician or Surgeon
  • Education, Training, and Library : Professor or College Instructor, Teacher
  • Entertainment and Sports : Coach or Scout, Composer, Producer
  • Computer and Information Technology : IS Manager, Software Developer
  • Building and Operation : Construction Manager, Electrician, Airline or Pilot
  • Law and Order : Lawyer, Judge, Police Officer, Private Detective, Fire Inspector

As their name suggests, commanders are best in being a leader of an organization or a team. Thanks to their abilities, commanders are able to work in a wide range of job fields. They have good vision, intelligence and determination to push ideas forward despite obstacles. They have a gift of being in person, concise and clear communicators. Using the fullest of qualities from commanders, they are most likely to work in the business world. They are strict for themselves as well as others which show good traits to be working as strategists, such as lawyers and judges. Due to their thirst for knowledge and combining it with their leadership skills, they make good university professors.

Some jobs ENTJ people may want to avoid:

  • Receptionist
  • Child Care Provider
  • Medical Assistant
  • Medical Records Technician,
  • Food Preparation Worker

 

4. ENTP:

ENTP or what is commonly known as the ‘Debater’ is a person who possesses the personality traits of: Extraverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Prospecting. The ‘Debater’ loves the process of mental sparring more than any other personality types. This mental sparring gives them a chance to exercise their effortlessly quick wit, broad accumulated knowledge base, and capacity for connecting disparate ideas to prove their points. Most of the time, they are portrayed as the Ultimate Devil’s Advocate that enjoys shredding others’ arguments and beliefs. 

ENTP loves being the underdog as they take pleasure in questioning the prevailing mode of thought with the intention of reworking the existing systems and pushing them into new directions. Although the ‘Debater’ loves to brainstorm new ideas, they’re not suitable in the management of day-to-day mechanics of actually implementing their suggestions.

Here are some of the strengths and weaknesses this MBTI personality have:

 

Strengths:

  • Knowledgeable 
  • Quick Thinkers
  • Original
  • Excellent Brainstormers
  • Charismatic
  • Energetic

Like all Analyst personality types, ‘Debaters’ are on a constant quest for knowledge. As such, they rarely pass up a good opportunity to learn new things that fascinates them. Their mind is also extremely flexible which allows them to shift from idea to idea with ease, making use of their accumulated knowledge to prove the truth behind their argument. They also have little attachment with tradition, able to easily discard the existing system and methods in favor of original concepts that they retrieved from their extensive knowledge base. People with ENTP personality is a strong player in group-work as they’re not only irreplaceable in brainstorming sessions, but their charismatic and energetic traits can also carry the team its goal.

 

Weaknesses:

  • Very Argumentative
  • Insensitive
  • Intolerant
  • Can Find It Difficult to Focus
  • Dislike Practical Matters

As ENTP people enjoy the mental exercise of debating an idea, they won’t work well with the more consensus-oriented personality types who dislike having their ideas being teared down or challenged, which can lead to tension. As the ‘Debaters’ mindset is very rational-based, they can be very insensitive when they push their debates well past the others’ tolerance levels as they don’t really consider emotions to be important in debates. They can also be very intolerant with suggestions that can’t stand up to rational scrutiny, even outright dismissive not only to the ideas, but the people as well. They also easily got bored and couldn’t focus with their works once their interest waned and new ideas emerged. Their personality traits are also not suitable for day-to-day execution where creativity flair isn’t necessary and can actually be counterproductive.

 

Career Paths:

Here are some recommendations for jobs or career that might match ENTP personalities:

  • Technology: Computer Network Architect, Information Research Scientist, Software/Web Developer
  • Engineer: Civil Engineer, Architect, Environmental Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
  • Sciences: Political Scientist, Psychologist, Historian, Economist
  • Business and Law: Financial Analyst, Operation Research Analyst, Management Consultant, Lawyer, Private Detective
  • Arts and Languages: Graphic Designer, Animator, Actor, Reporter, Composer

As their name suggests, ‘Debaters’ have the natural affinity for engaging and interested in being productive and helpful. The opposite of the ‘Diplomat’ which are more people-oriented, ‘Debater’ personalities are more focused on the development of new solutions to interesting and technical issues. As their personality type is very versatile, it will take some time for ENTP to find the perfect jobs where they can fully utilize their skills and qualities, however, they’ll find that those qualities can be very well utilized in any career paths that piqued their interest. Many young ‘Debaters’ are interested in internships that require them to use their brain power such: entrepreneurship, engineering, and acting

Below are some career that ENTP might want to avoid:

  • Dentist
  • Clergy
  • Airline Pilot
  • Medical Assistant 
  • Recreation Worker

 

Find full time or part time jobs and internship programs in Hong Kong best for your career here.

 

Sources: 16personalities.com, truity.com

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