There’s been some really big lottery winners lately, including the Georgia woman who won $648 million. It is the basis for a favorite game of mine and the hubby: What would you do if you won the lottery?
As it turns out, I’m not the first INTJ to contemplate or plan out my life, should this event occur. Reddit has a forum post where several INTJs weigh in. My personal favorite is from comes_and_goes: The same thing we do every night, Pinky. Try to take over the world!
In typical INTJ fashion, the Brain isn’t easily deterred from his plans to try and take over the world. He has a plan for every night. His persistence is part of what I love about the Brain. (The other thing I love is that the theme song says that one is a genius and the other’s insane. It doesn’t, however, specify who is which.)
The Mastermind is clearly where the INTJ thrives in life, planning and plotting ways to achieve their plans. INTJs usually have several plans to achieve their goals, and are flexible enough to switch to another one, should circumstances cause for a deviation.
Some of the brilliance of an INTJ comes from the self-awareness that we possess. According to a profile by David Keirsey:
INTJs are the most self-confident of all types, having “self-power” awareness. Found in about 1 percent of the general population, the INTJs live in an introspective reality, focusing on possibilities, using thinking in the form of empirical logic, and preferring that events and people serve some positive use. Decisions come naturally to INTJs’ once a decision is made, INTJs are at rest. INTJs look to the future rather than the past, and a word which captures the essence of INTJs is builder-a builder of systems and the applier of theoretical models.
If you think about it, the Brain shows this. His goal is to “Try to take over the World” not “Take over the World.” In my book, he achieves that. Win!
The likelihood of my actually winning the lottery is pretty slim. But I do have a plan that I would follow. And the hubby is willing to let me plot even if he won’t let me actually call the financial planner.