Which Personality Type is Smarter? INTJ vs. INFJ

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Kevin Price, Editor at Large for USA Business Radio and Host of the Price of Business Show, has recently become hooked on Quora.  In addition to daily hosting the Price of Business, Kevin has numerous writing obligations on this and other sites for which he serves as an editor and with his syndicated column, so we decided that if he’s going to write at Quora, he is going to share that content on this website.  If you are on Quora, make sure to follow Kevin.  You can check out his page here.

Kevin’s hot topics on Quora are history, free market economics, philosophy, and Myers Briggs typology, and many others.  The following is one of his recent answers to the question in the title.

Tragically MBTI is not based on intelligence. Even though the statistics show that the INTJ (which is what I am) and the INTP generally have the highest IQs, academic intelligence is only one measure. Furthermore, neither type has cornered the market on intelligence.

Related, 9 Types of Intelligence:

Between the two mentioned (INTJ and INFJ), I have found both to have many highly intelligent people in their ranks. However, the basis for their intelligence is different. Whereas the IQ of an INTJ can be off the chart, they can be like deer looking at headlights when it comes to emotional intelligence. In the real world, emotional intelligence (EQ) is every bit as or more important than IQ. Most INFJs I know have tremendous emotional intelligence. They are able to easily navigate the personality types and know how to deal with them extremely well.

The reality is there are many different types of intelligence beyond IQ and EQ. This article names six. I think (read more at Quora, while there, read more of Kevin’s content and follow him).

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