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The Ultimate List Of Famous INTJ People (Updated)

By on May 27, 2016

Despite the stereotypical INTJ hatred of authority, there are people who make us proud of being INTJ, because they show the real potential of the INTJ Mastermind. Some of them inspire us to achieve our goals and never give up. Others cause respectful fear… They are INTJ Masterminds, who surpassed their limits and went further than anybody else. Who are these famous INTJs?

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Extraordinary INTJ scientists

INTJ Scientists are gifts to society. They not only share their insights into how the world works (or how it should work) but also put them to practical use. INTJ Scientists often find it difficult to translate their thoughts into words, and would rather make actionable, practical plans or systems the make use of their ideas. INTJs hold a universal, extreme respect for knowledge and intelligence, which motivates them to make outstanding scientific discoveries that change the way the world thinks.

great INTJ physicist Isaac Newton

excellent INTJ mathematician John Forbes Nash, Jr.

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outstanding INTJ scientist Stephen Hawking


Stephen Hawking
Theoretical physicist, cosmologist
John Forbes NashMathematician
Norbert WienerMathematician, founder of cybernetics
Isaac NewtonPhysicist

Memorable INTJ philosophers

Philosophy, being “the study of the fundamental nature of knowledge, reality, and existence,” is a natural obsession of the INTJ mind.

well-known INTJ philosopher Jean SartreFamous INTJ philosopher Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzschenotorious INTJ philosopher Heraclitus

Friedrich NietzschePhilosopher
Karl MarxPhilosopher
G.W.F. HegelPhilosopher
Jean-Paul SartrePhilosopher

Remarkable INTJ inventors

It’s not uncommon for INTJs to imagine concepts, systems, or products that would improve or change society as we know it.

remarkable INTJ inventor Elon Musk

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Famous INTJ inventor Nikola Tesla


NameProfessionDid you know?
Nikola TeslaInventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, futuristNikola tesla was prone to strange visions - beginning in early childhood, Tesla experienced flashes of light, which were sometimes followed by inspiration or solutions to problems. Read more interestings facts about Nikola Tesla!
Mark ZuckerbergChairman, chief executive, and co-founder of Facebook
Elon MuskFounder of SpaceX, co-founder of Tesla Motors and Paypal

Influential INTJ politicians

The INTJ impulse to improve (“fix”) the world around them is strong. For some, the common jibe that all INTJs want to take over the world is a little more literal than with others.

Famous INTJ politician Hillary Clinton

Vladimir Putin

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memorable INTJ USA president John F. Kennedy


Augustus CaesarRoman Emperor
Calvin CoolidgeAmerican President
Chester A. ArthurLawyer, American President
Donald RumsfeldFormer U.S. secretary of defense
Colin PowellFormer U.S. Secretary of State
Hilary ClintonPolitician
Peter the GreatRussian tsar
James K. PolkAmerican President
Thomas JeffersonAmerican President
Ulysses S. GrantUnion general, American President
Vladimir PutinPresident of Russia
William J. BennettPolitician
Woodrow WilsonAmerican President

Prolific INTJ authors

INTJ minds generate incredibly complex ideas and concepts that can be very difficult to translate into words. While some, like the INTJ Scientists, create plans of action to make their ideas more understandable, others prefer the medium of the written word, making immortal the ideas that talking alone couldn’t convey accurately.

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Ayn RandAuthor of "Atlas Shrugged"
Christopher HitchensJournalist
C. S. LewisWriter
H.L. MenckenJournalist
Isaac AsimovWriter
Jane AustenNovelist

Brilliant INTJ musicians

 Music is an artistic expression of mathematical formulas. Patterns, patterns, patterns…

famous INTJ composer Ludwig van Beethoven

celebrity INTJ musician George Roger Waters

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Annie (st. Vincent) ClarkSinger-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist
Erik SatieComposer, pianist
George Roger WatersSinger, songwriter and composer
Glenn GouldComposer, pianist
Ludwig van BeethovenComposer

Excellent INTJ athletes

Athletic INTJs often choose individual sports over team sports because they love depending completely on themselves and their own work. They excel at sports that call for dedication, concentration, and mental power.

Famous INTJ actor Arnold Schwarzenegger

brilliant chess player Bobby Fischer

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Famous bicyclist Lance Armstrong

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NameProfessionDid you know?
Arnold SchwarzeneggerBodybuilder, actor and politician
Bobby FischerChess championBobby didn't think he was chess genius - he said that he was a genius who just happens to play chess.
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Lance Armstrong Road racing cyclist
Martina NavratilovaTennis champion
Orel HershiserBaseball player (pitcher)

INTJ celebrities

Despite the lack of INTJ social skills, there are quite a few famous INTJ actors. INTJs don’t usually enjoy being the center of attention, but power and money earned might compensate for it. INTJs are also master puppeteers, so being a filmmaker probably feels natural.

Popular INTJ actor Jason Bateman

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celebrity INTJ actor Russel Crowe

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Angela LansburyActress
Ashley OlsenFormer child actress and fashion designer, producer, author, businesswoman
Chevy ChaseActor
Colin FirthActor
Dan AkroydActor
Francis Ford CoppolaFilmmaker
James CameronFilmmaker
Jason BatemanActor
Jodie FosterActress, director and producer
Julia StilesActress
Russell CroweActor

Famous INTJ women

INTJ Women are the rarest of all MBTI types (making up only 0.8% of the world’s population). Many of them have achieved great success in their careers, and we decided to create an entire section, dedicated exclusively to INTJ females!

Angela Lansbury

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Michelle Obama 2013 official portrait


Abigail AdamsWife of John Adams
Angela LansburyActress
Ann CoulterPolitical commentator, Writer, syndicated columnist and lawyer
Annie (St. Vincent) ClarkMusician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist
Ayn RandNovelist, philosopher, playwright and screenwriter
Ashley OlsenFormer child actress and fashion designer, producer, author, businesswoman.
Elyse SewellFashion model
Emily BronteNovelist and poet
Carly FiorinaBusinessperson and political candidate
Hilary ClintonPolitician
Jane AustenNovelist
Joan LundenJournalist, author and a television host
Jodie FosterActress, director and producer
Josephine TeyAuthor
Julia StilesActress
Katie CouricJournalist and author
Lise MeitnerPhysicist
Maria ShriverJournalist, activist, author
Martina NavratilovaTennis player and coach.
Michelle ObamaLawyer, writer, and First Lady of the United States
Samantha PowerAcademic, author and diplomat
Susan B. AnthonySocial reformer and women's rights advocate
Sylvia PlathPoet, novelist

INTJ fictional characters

It is arguable that no other MBTI type could make a better villain than an INTJ. They excel at making plans and are great executors (or executioners, as the case may be). An INTJ villain is relatively unemotional, controlling, intelligent, and never betrays their personal standards. No matter what, they just want to take over the world!

Hugh Laurie 2009 crop

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Anthony Hopkins-Tuscan Sun Festival

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Batman and Robin 1966




NameMovie/ game/ book
BatmanBatman begins
CassiusThe Tragedy of Julius Caesar
Clarice StarlingSilence of the Lambs
DexterDexter’s Laboratory
Dr. Gregory HouseHouse, M.D.
Dr. Jonathan CraneBatman Begins
Dr. Otto Octavius Spiderman 2
Ellen RipleyAlien
Ensign Ro LarenStar Trek: The Next Generation
Ernst Stavro BlofeldJames Bond
GandalfLord of the Rings, The Hobbit
Hannibal LecterSilence of the Lambs
Katniss EverdeenThe Hunger games
Marsellus WallacePulp Fiction
Michael CorleoneGodfather
Miranda LawsonMass Effect trilogy
Mr. BurnsThe Simpsons
Mr. Darcy Pride and Prejudice
Mr. PinkReservoir dogs
O-Ren Ishii Kill Bill Vol. 1
Phileas FoggAround the World in Eight Days
Peter "Littlefinger" BaelishGame of thrones
Professor MoriartySherlock Holmes antagonist
Reed RichardsThe Fantastic Four
Stewie GriffinFamily Guy
The BrainPinky and the Brain
Tom Hagen Godfather
Tywin LannisterGame of thrones
VV for Vendetta
VarysGame of thrones
ViciousCowboy Bebop
Vito CorleoneGodfather
Walter "Heisenberg" WhiteBreaking Bad
Willy WonkaCharlie and the Chocolate Factory

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  • shutupandknit

    Well I guess that explains why I’m an anti-Zionist. Roger Waters’ gumption to stand up for the Palestinians in spite of Zionist smear campaigns. I find him inspiring for standing up, whilst he has nothing to gain and much to lose by shaking off his comfort to do so.

    I also agree with Russell Crowe about charity. I do not want my name on a plaque emblazoning my giving of dough or a pat on the back. Just write a check anonymously and get the eff out of their way, so they can fix the problem.

  • Shuu

    All the other people are great. But why do you include Karl Max? For millions of people in Communist regimes (China, Vietnam, North Korea….) he’s as much devilish as Hitler is to the Jews. Will you take him off the list please? He is one of the worst criminals that has caused countless suffering. As an INTJ female, I (and others) loathe him to the core.

    • Otimus

      You do realize that Karl was long dead before any communist regimes came to power?
      You are free to blame Stalin, Zedong or Kim Jong-il not Karl.
      His view of communism represented an equal utopia, something that couldn’t be achieved because of human corruption.

      • Volton Fishta

        before dying Karl said: ‘ I’m definitly not a marxist’

    • C333

      Firstly, as others have pointed out, Karl Marx was not directly responsible for atrocities carried out in his name. He envisioned a paradise that would be fair to all peoples and those vying for power twisted his vision to empower themselves and subjugate others.

      Secondly, and far more importantly, why should we remove him from the list? INTJ is one of the rarest types in the world, and to be INTJ is to have the power to change the world. Good and evil are subjective viewpoints, but by changing the world many may see you and your actions as evil. Research of the INTJ personality should be undertaken with a view to understanding ourselves better and thereby improving ourselves as people and overcoming our weaknesses. If there are INTJs that humanity as a whole has universally accepted as evil then what sort of rational thought would entirely discount these people from a discussion of our personality type? How can you understand your weak points if you not only refuse to fully research the topic, but actively ignore any individual who you personally don’t agree with?

      You described yourself as an INTJ – one of the most rational personality types there is. INTJs dislike certain people, yes, we even loathe certain people. But to be willfully ignorant for fear that we might learn something we don’t like is not an INTJ trait. Rather, we would wax towards the great Immanuel Kant quote: “If the truth shall kill them, let them die”.

      If indeed you are an INTJ (and I would be very sceptical based on your request to strike Karl Marx from the list) then you join the ranks of some of the greatest minds of history. Bear in mind that disasters can be referred to as ‘great’ as well. Some of these people put their talents to uses that would be considered unethical or immoral or just plain evil. As rational people, we should especially note these extremes so that we may better avoid the pitfalls into which they fell and use our gifts for the betterment of ourselves and others. So I say leave Karl Marx on the list, and ensure that we include any other ‘unsavoury’ people who were classed as INTJs.

      And madam, if the logic of this argument fails to resonate with you, I suggest you retake the Myers-Briggs test.

      • Lado Drummah

        Karl Marx was a piece of shit as a human being. He allowed his children to starve, cheated on his wife with a maid (which he impregnated and also allowed the child to starve), was a liar and a social parasite. He spent his whole life criticizing the bourgeous part of society and claiming that the proletariate should assume control, while he had never worked on his entire life and was sustained by his rich wife and friend until he sucked them dry, either from their money, or from their trust. FUCK MARX!

  • Ashraf Ibrahim

    Magneto seems to be entj-istic

  • petrius_stew

    Do you mean Dexter from the show Dexter and not the cartoon Dexter’s Lab?

  • Phillip Ratliff

    My question is where is the rationale to have a completely separate “women” list. Can these people not be placed into the categories for which they are primarily known or does the ‘feelings’ have to pervade?