Being INTJ and Female: How I go against everything women are supposed to be and why I don’t care (hint: gender stereotypes)

More on the inner workings of the female INTJ…

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I thought it only suitable that I tie-in my previous INTJ post with a topic I will likely touch on frequently: sexism.

Being a female INTJ is at odds with quite a lot of gender stereotypes. If I do a quick search on Google for “feminine traits” or “woman traits” the following words and ideas come up:

Traits viewed as stereotypically female Traits viewed as stereotypically female

Compare that to the kinds of words that are used to describe men on the same sites:

Traits viewed as stereotypically male Traits viewed as stereotypically male

In turn, compare both of those to this a list of adjectives used to describe an INTJ personality type:

Characteristics of an INTJ Characteristics of an INTJ

None of these are exhaustive nor are they intended to be, but you can quickly see that an INTJ personality overlaps quite a lot with stereotypically categorized “masculine” traits. A woman that exhibits many characteristics that are widely believed and taught in society…

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