INTJ is a symbol or code-name for one of the sixteen personality types according to Myers Brig Type Indicator (MBTI). Unlike the popular misconception, MBTI is not an acid test for typing a person, nor is it a water tight compartment. The MBTI is rather an index, showing preference of personality traits. This is very similar to how some people prefer using their right hand in preference to their left. By no means does this imply that the left hand is unusable. It is used effectively when needed, like when catching a cricket ball.
There are ambidextrous people who can use both hands with equal dexterity. The INTJ type is comprised of introverted abstract judging thinkers. Like other INTJ professionals, INTJ musicians live focussed internally. They are strategic planners, value intelligence, and introverted intuition dominates them. INTJ’s make express judgments and having once made a decision, they tend to stand by it. When they are not well understood, they attribute the misunderstanding to the other party and never on account of some failing of their own. They have a great ability to see the bigger picture and can plan and realize their thoughts.
1. Ludwig Van Beethoven
Beethoven was born to Johann Van Beethoven and Maria Magdalena Keverich in Bonn, on December 16, 1770. Beethoven is considered one of the top classical musicians. He is often referred to as one of the three Bs, the other two being Bach and Brahms. The house where he was born is currently known as the Beethoven-Haus Museum.
Beethoven’s grandfather was a musician. Johan Ludwig’s son Johan Van Beethoven, Father of Ludwig Van Beethoven also worked in a musical establishment. Beethoven was the most influential pianist and composer during the era of transition of classical and romantic music in the western art music. Beethoven suffered from chronic abdominal pain and deafness, making him easily irritable. It has been suggested that he suffered from bipolar disorder. He is considered one of the most famous INTJ musicians. In spite of almost total loss of hearing and becoming completely deaf, he continued composing and performing.
2. Elvis Costello
Declan Patrick McManus; Elvis commonly known as Elvis Costello was born in Paddington, London on August 25, 1954.He is a British singer and song writer who became visible first in English pub rock scene in 1970s. He associated himself with Punk/ New wave genre. A critic described him as a ‘Pop Encyclopedia’ saying he was able to ‘reinvent past in his own image’. Costello has won Grammy Award and was nominated twice for Brit Award for Best British Male. Elvis Costello & The Attractions were inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004. Costello ranked #80 on Rolling Stone List of 100 Greatest Artists of All time.
3. Dean DeLeo
Dean De Leo was born in Newark, New Jersey on August 23, 1961.He is a famous Guitarist best known for his work with rock band, tone Temple Pilots’. He is the elder brother of Robert DeLeo who is known for playing bass for STP. Dean DeLeo ranked # 73 on the list of Guitar World’s 100 Greatest Guitar Albums of all-time. He is one of the main forces behind the iconic rock band Stone Temple Pilots. He is obsessed with his collection of guitars. De Leo owns more than 100 guitars of qualities, makes and sizes, including three 1978 Les Paul Standards, a 1960s Fender Telecaster, a hollow body electric by PRS Guitars, a Gibson J-45 and many others.
4. Dan Aykroyd
Dan Aykroyd was born to Samuel Peter Aykroyd and Lorraine Helene, as Daniel Edward Aykroyd, at Ottawa General Hospital in Ontario, Canada on July1, 1952. He is a famous singer best known as the originator of The Blues Brothers. In Coordination with other notable musicians and Hollywood personalities, he founded the House of Blues. INTJs are characterized by some odd traits and Dan Aykroyd was a collection of oddities. His eyes each had different colors, one being blue and the other being green. According to him, he suffered from Touretts’s syndrome, characterized by multiple physical tics. He also suffered from Asperger’s Syndrome characterized by notable difficulties in social interaction. He also has webbed toes, but nothing could prevent him from receiving Academy award nomination, and an Oscar Award Nomination. Akroyd was inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. He Received an honorary Doctorate from Carleton University.
5. Don Vartan Malakian
Don Vartan Malakian was born to Vartan and Zepur Malakianin in Hollywood, California on July 18, 1975. He is a singer, song writer and multi-instrumentalist. He is best known as a song writer and guitarist. He ranks #30 in Guitar World’s list of the 100 Greatest Heavy Metal Guitarists of all- time. At an early age he started listening to Slayer, Venom, Metallica, Pantera and Sepultura. In an interview Don stated, ‘For the first year and half, I learned how to play by ear, and did alright. After a few years I gained a reputation as being a guitar player in high school. And by 16 or 17, I actually realized it was a good song writing instrument and, over, everything that’s what I feel like.’
6. Avril Lavigne
Avril Ramona Lavigne commonly known as Avril Lavigne was born in Ontario, California, on September 27, 1984. She is a singer, song writer and fashion designer. Avril Lavigne is best known as being anti-Britney ( Spears) on account of her less commercial and more real image. According to Avril Lavgine there is nothing false about her- ‘ I’m not made up and I’m not being told what to say and how to act, so they have to call me the anti-Britney, which I’m not’.
7. Will Smith
Will Smith’s birth name is Willard Christopher Smith Jr. and his stage name is Fresh Prince. He was born in Wynnefield, Pennsylvania, Unite States on September 25, 1968. He is a famous actor, producer, and rapper. Distinguished from spoken word poetry, rapping is performed in time to a beat. Rapping is quintessential to hip-hop music. Newsweek declared Will Smith ‘The most powerful actor in Hollywood.’ Will Smith won two Grammy awards and had been nominated for four golden awards. He was nominated for best actor Oscar Award for his films Six Degrees of Separation and the Pursuit of Happiness.
8.George Roger Waters
George Roger Waters was born in Great Bookham, England on September 6, 1943.He is a famous musician, singer, song writer and composer. His genres are progressive, rock, psychedelic rock, art rock, hard rock and opera. He is an ambidexterous instrumentalist with bass guitar, synthesizer and clarinet. He performed ‘The Wall-Live in Berlin’; the largest rock concert in history in 1990. According to the official figures it was attended by more than 200,000 people. As a member of Pink Floyd, he was inducted into UK Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
9. Neil Peart
Neil Peart was born in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada on September 12; 1952.He is a musician, songwriter and author. He is a member of the Rock band Rush as drummer and lyricist. He is known for his professional skills and stamina. Peart incorporated Jazz and Swing components in his playing style. He has written five travelogues containing an array of subjects like fiction, fantasy, philosophy and humanitarian themes. Neil Pertz was inducted into Hall of Fame in 1983. His song’ 2112′ which focused on themes against collectivism.
10. Stewart Copeland
Steward Copeland was born to Miles Copeland and Lorraine Adie in Alexandria, Virginia on July 16, 1952. He is a famous musician best known as the drummer of the well known band ‘The Police’. He was educated at The United States International University and UC Berkley. Along with Singer Bassist Sting and Guitarist Henry Padovani, Copeland founded ‘The Police’ in 1977.The band was on top of the list of famous bands in 1980s. Since he grew up Beirut, he is fluent in spoken Arabic. He was a close friend of George Bush.
Self centered as they are, INTJs spend lot of time in their own minds and do not express things openly. This quality often suggests to others that they are snobbish, reserved and inconsiderate. When under stress, they tend to magnify trifles and often fall victim to excessive drinking or similar other hazardous time killers. Therefore ‘Time’ obviously doesn’t like the INTJ personality and proverbially ‘waits for none’ (including the INTJs).