16. Enhancer - INTJ (Mastermind) - Extraordinary, strange, odd, fantastic, smart, arrogant, judgmental, loner. Tell me your ideas and I'll tell you mine.We are always careful to emphasise to the cohort that this measures behaviour. It does not measure a person's values, aptitude, honesty, intelligence, personality nor whether they have any mental health issues or have been brainwashed. Conducted and Composed by Elizabeth Hunter™ - Last Update 13 March, 2019
Statistics and Overview
Enhancer outline in pdf: Click here
Approx. Population US: 1.5% - 15/16 - M:2.5% - F:0.5
Other Profiles: MYERS BRIGGS (MBTI) - INTJ - The Mastermind Introvert, Intuitive, Thinking, Judging. KIERSEY - Rational - Mastermind. iPERSONIC - Independent Thinker. Other - Strategist.
Career: Scientific researcher, design engineer, environmental planner, genetics, medicine, college and university level educator, lawyer, business analyst, detective, strategic planner, an artist, inventor, or designer. Any position that requires intensity.
Key hate: Insanity; Those of weak mind who are easily swayed.<
Key factors: Sulks.
Rankings: How organised ranking: 7/16. How dominant ranking: 5/16. How submissive ranking: 12/16.
Twosome Descripta™ - Daunting mastermind.
Augmentation: Exudes an intellectual insight and profound knowledge that is deeply intriguing. Sees things in the boolean logic of: if this, then that or if not that, then this. Absolutely the expert in planning. Narcissistic know-it-all who thinks that everyone else is intellectually inferior to them.
Seven Pos Traits:
1. Able to absorb extremely complicated theoretical material.
2. Supreme strategists who are logical, rational and future oriented.
3. Strong insights and intuition; can easily see the big picture. The high intuition is also like a 6th sense for bad people. Can pin point manipulators, liars, scammers, those with a hidden agenda a mile away but cannot really explain why they “don’t like this person” and the outcome is that they are usually correct.
4. Extremely logical and values knowledge and efficiency.
5. Very high standards for performance which they apply to themselves most strongly.
6. Reserved and detached from others but values close friendships.
7. Bored with mundane routine tasks, small talk and surface level thinking.
1. Too apathetic.
3. Arrogance overshadows positive points. Does not accept other people’s opinions, especially those coming from someone whom they believe to be intellectually inferior. Because they have an aversion to social conventions, their direct honesty often make them brutally insensitive and out of tune with other people’s feelings.
4. Judgmental and over analytical. Looks down on others. In situations where logic does not rule, being an Enhancer can be a disadvantage.
5. Do not conform to a highly structured environment. Cannot stand stupid rules and authority figures, so being given stringent policies or told what to do. distasteful to them. Hates those who prefers the status quo and who would exchange self-determination for stability and safety. This can cause conflict, but things can get even worse as the aversion to structure applies equally to the law of the land and other social conventions.
6. Incapable of having a good relationship.
What you need to stop doing: Being so judgmental.
Nicknames: Mr. Self-sufficient. Owl. Irish Coffee. Architect. Crackpot. Afghan Hound. Also Mr. Snob, Mr. Aloof, Mr. Ice Princess.
Own Brand Fascination: Prestige - Defines newer standards. With Prestige as Secondary, The Diplomat - Levelheaded, Subtle, Capable.
Surˌprise, surˈprise - you should not be surprised about these sorts of behaviour! They always surprise you with the extremes of gentle nudging they do to ensure things eventually work out the way they plan - no detail is too small if you are a truly professional control freak.
Pidgeonholed v. The Real World
P: Evil mastermind, smarter than you, are the superior beings.
R: Misplaces anything that is not physically attached. No longer able to realise when they are being either sarcastic or serious.
As a leader - Progressive
Augmentation: Well-known for doing careful research and being able to present logical rationales for every decision. Requires proof at all times.
Dogma - Blind Faith: Seeks first to understand.
Focus: Unique accomplishments through change.
As a negotiator:
Style - Tend to Capitulate - eventually.
Result - Tend to be they lose and the other side wins.
Outcome - Very costly.
Examples: ELIJAH. Elizabeth Hunter™ - Elevanto's nom de plume! Colin Powell. Elon Musk. Vladimir Putin. Isaac Newton.
At work & comparing with social
Worst workplace to be in: If it's run as a workplace where everyone is micromanaged and must account for what they are doing at absolutely every minute of every day.
Compared to social: Scale 1 - 8. 1&2 Excellent; 3&4 Good; 5&6 Fair; 6&7 Poor.
High C with High D: Work: 6. Social: 8.
High C with High I: Work: 3. Social: 7.
High C with High S: Work: 2. Social: 1.5.
High C with High C: Work: 3. Social: 1.
At the job souk: Computer Programmer; Professor; Chemical Engineer; Lawyer / Judge; Architect; Scientist; Management Consultant; Strategic Planner; Investment Banker.
Jobs and tasks: Designing Systems. Analysing information in a detached and subjective way; Collecting and keeping track of data; Managing projects; Doing budgets and overseeing them; Instructing; Finding more efficient ways of doing things; Controlling information; Applying principles consistently; Doing cost-benefit analyses; Improving; Focusing on what needs to be done now.
Promptness: Early. Hate the feeling of being late especially for something deemed important. Will force themselves to be a few minutes early to ensure 'on time' and do not like being the 'late person' or disrespectful. If a prior time set, then they will respect that prior decision. If no clear time set, they might become frustrated and show up late on purpose. If an event is not worth turning up for, the Enhancer might be late intentionally. The Enhancer cannot tolerate latecomers at any price and might just move on. Around 15 minutes is generally the window before total frustration sets in - you have arrived, late, but the Enhancer has already left.
Fulfilling Commitments: The Enhancer often / always dislikes people who do not follow through with their commitments and tries very hard not to be that way themselves. They do not always commit to things easily though and will spend a long time considering all of their options. The Enhancer does not want to back out once they have committed to something and, because of this, they will do plenty of research before moving forward. The Enhancer does not commit easily, but once they do they take it extremely seriously. Have a very hard time backing out once they have made a commitment, and will only do so if they know they have exhausted every other option.
In a Meeting: Shy.
Under Pressure: Enhancers can certainly handle feeling the pressure on them and respond well. They are intelligent people who spend a lot of time researching and absorbing knowledge. The Enhancer is the master of planning and preparing themselves for most situations and this assists when the pressure is on. They prefer to focus on the situation at hand and will work to find the best solution possible. The Enhancer can struggle when they are put under pressure from those close to please them in different ways. The Enhancer does not want to be responsible for someone else’s feelings and can become stressed by this when it is someone they care for.
As a performance appraiser:
Style - High C's conduct performance evaluations in very much a "matter of fact" style.
Result - Reviews are well-documented, detailed and critical. They will be objective.
Outcome - Appraisee is likely to have the whole story but not sure anything that requires remediation will change.
As a customer service representative: Style - High C's need to understand everything about everything. Will believe failure to read directions is the root cause of most problems.
Result - The specific issue will be fixed and any apology will have conditions and contingencies.
Outcome - Customer is likely to accept that the company has the whole story but not sure anything will really change.
CD - C with D - Pace. Indirect, Slower-Paced v. Direct, Fast-Paced.
CI - C with I - Pace & Priority. Indirect, Slower-Paced, Guarded, Task-Oriented v. Direct, Fast-Paced, Open, People-Oriented.
CS - C with S - Priority. Guarded, Task-Oriented v. Open, People-Oriented.
CC - C with C - Possible Threat.
In the Personal Space
How others are judged: Incompetency Judgeology™. Just cannot tolerate inauthentic, incompetent and stupid people. Wages an unrelenting war on mediocrity. Will always judge on intelligence and are not sycophantic or friendly simply because of someone’s status. Cannot stand those who constantly make mistakes in their jobs especially if they can identify someone who is way better equipped for the duties at hand. Can easily see how things should be done with a natural ability to be the solution provider. Consequently, may (will) become frustrated with incompetent people and consider them lazy and inept. Will understand one off mistakes and that others will make them. Will be angry at repeated and stupid mistakes. Tend to keep many of the judgments to themselves and avoid openly offending others but might assassinate their character privately.
Cause of anxiety: When things are not going according to plan.
When ill: Gets into some medicine, ignores the sickness and grows steadily more annoyed each time someone asks them how they are feeling.
At the shopping mall: At the kitchenware shop, pricing $5,000 Japanese pairing knives. Went to the mall to buy a pair of Old Navy thongs.
As the gift buyer: Prepares a spreadsheet that cross-references the people they are planning to buy for with their budget for each person, several potential gift ideas and a link to purchase each one. Deletes one item each day until they have narrowed it down to the ideal gift for everyone they love.
What they want as a gift: Cash, Gift cards, Gadgets, Hand made gifts, Book about their interest, Wine and chocolate, Quality school or office supplies.
What sort of holiday: A reading weekend.
What sort of clothes do they wear - male: Dress well when they want to. Neat, simple and functional with a preference for darker colours and incorporate a lot of black in their wardrobe. Style is striking, smart and mature. May also take great care in regards to their grooming and hygiene as part of their vanity and their desire to be taken seriously, be respected and be desirable.
What sort of clothes do they wear - female: Fiercely independent. As goal-oriented individuals, have high standards of competence and performance for themselves as well as others. Not only are they committed to what they do but also value quality. Fine leather mules with easy slip on design certainly meet their expectations.
As a house guest: As Host: I will be very select in offering. I will cringe if territory encroached. As Guest: I'd prefer to stay at an hotel and an Air BNB, living with total strangers, simply would not happen.
In a relationship / dating:
Relationship needs – Common sense and Curiosity.
Red Flag if you hear this - "I don't know what I want from my future. I never really thought about it."
Biggest Strength - Self-confidence.
Ideal Date Activities - Anything strategy. Video games, trivia.
Will be seeking - Long term dating.
Target area priority - LOVABLE - 40%; ROMANTIC 35%; SEXUAL 25%.
Soulmate - Promoter. (But not in Elevanto's view).Compatability: Click here.
At the bar: Remains the most rational person.Taking Charge Bedroomer. When it comes to sex you see it as another opportunity to be excellent at something. Although you can be in your own head when it comes to your daily life, sex is entirely different. This is your opportunity to stop over thinking and be in the moment. You are sometimes aggressive and very capable of taking charge in the bedroom. You are capable of having a very high sex drive in the right circumstances but it all depends on the person and situation. You are focused on making sure both you and your partner are satisfied in the bedroom. You are n’t necessarily easy to please, but you are more than willing to take action to rectify that.
Dalliance or not? May be narcissistic enough to think they can get away with clandestine relations outside of their main relationship. They may even feel it justified if it is done out of retaliation for something the partner did or if they engage in a sexual encounter with someone that is just sex without emotional attachment or feelings. e.g. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
How they deal with clutter: Masked Clutter. Your house appears to be in a consistent state of cleanliness,
with bench tops wiped and sink clear, but inside every drawer and wardrobe there is likely to be a jumble of objects.
A cleanup therefore is likely to involve making sure all the doors are closed and the place will look immaculate.
While introverted, many Enhancers are also skilled collaborators when it comes to getting something done. Collaboration hubs allow this type to implement their big ideas by assigning everyone tasks, creating calendars and putting in notification reminders so they can know what is happening all of the time.
What sort of kitchen: The Rustic Industrial Kitchen. You are analytical, intellectual and a perfectionist. You like the weight and history of iron and reclaimed wood and prefer a kitchen with deep colors and antique details — a good place for brooding.
What religion: 37.02% Rank: 10.
Likely religion: Athiest.
What they like at a music festival:Only because it's free to attend the festival. Was given tickets by a client who is sponsoring part of the festival. They probably act disapproving toward the whole spectacle but they secretly get really excited when that band from the Spotify playlist they are ashamed of listening to starts playing.
What sort of friend: Up front, insightful. The friend who is a bit snobbish about their unbelievably intellectual mind. They also have a way of giving you solid advice that opens your mind to things you were not previously aware of. If you need someone to tell it like it is and provide perspective, they are the perfect friend to go to. At around 1.5% of the population, the Enhancer's method of thinking is mostly misunderstood. The Enhancer will feel misunderstood and frustrated when they give logical advice to their friends and, instead of that advice being taken or at least kindly ignored, it ends up offending the person they are giving it to. These people get dropped from the Christmas card list. Never lonely. Thrives in solitude and enjoys peace and quiet to immerse themselves in their ideas, books, and projects. Usually desire at least one or two close, trusted friends who they know they can count on no matter what. These 'soulmates' are preferred far more than casual friendships.
The Enhancer has three social circles. The ghost writers of this site are Enhancers, as is the real author.
That should not be a surprise if you know any of us.
1. Inner Circle. The people the Enhancer really cares about. They are the ones who have stood the test of time, see the subtleties and a side that most never see including introverted feeling, one of the hardest cognitive functions to understand, explain and observe. The inner circle consists of less than 10 people. Gets disillusioned with friendships where they have to refrain from helping in the way that is most natural to them or when their efforts to help are rebuffed, ridiculed or misconstrued.
2. Outer Circle. The “necessary” people. Interaction occurs because they are useful and/or in the way of plans. Never truly cared about unless their worth is proved on the go. May feel pity about them on how easily they ruin their lives over obsessions and with cowardice.
3. Acquaintances. Feels or shows a lack of interest or concern; indifferent; apathetic.
Outside the social circles are the strangers, about whom the Enhancer really could not care about.
Weird feature: Super Cynical. A permanent feature. Loner. Brooding. Mysterious. Odd. Magnificent. Not big on receiving compliments from people. Rank: 4/10.
Attitude to money and risk
Augmentation: Enhancers together with Investigators, Persuaders and Developers are more calculated at risk taking and not as spontaneous as the high risk takers. The Enhancer needs to have an internal vision of where they are going before they pursue a possibility. They need time to analyse, prioritise and process information. At times they might get a vision about a future possibility quickly and, during these times, they can seem quite impulsive. Other times the process will take longer and they can seem more cautious and deliberating. The Enhancer (and the Investigator) especially like to have time to “chart-the-course” for where they are going to go. When they have a course and a clear vision they actually enjoy taking long-term risks and pursuing unconventional paths. The Enhancer prefers to pursue new pathways rather than follow along in a more routine or traditional lifestyle or career. By taking extra time to prepare they are usually very strategic and have contingency plans in place. They also are stimulated by new ideas and possibilities so this can lead them down innovative or transformational pathways. However, can become so sure of a specific vision or path that they close their minds to precautions and details that might get in the way of its realisation. They tend to be analytical when deciding on a pursuit, but because they focus more on the big picture than the details, those details can eventually trip them up. Accordingly, it can help to get some advice and input from a trusted source.
Spending money: Planner. Long term investing with contingency plans. Wants to know what they will have on daily basis. Big picture aspect. Have account for long term savings and discretionary mad money. By the time the Enhancer has finished deciding that they actually want to buy the thing, a new product is already out in the market and now the whole process will have to be repeated all over again. Stress Shopper.
Financial toxicity: Planner - Safe. Pay what's due, when it's due. Simple.
Will not splurge on themselves or you.
Trustworthy Ranking ?/16. (Does not trust others easily).
The following table shows the attitude to risk of each pattern
Base source: Jayne Thompson.
When Nefarious - actions are highly reprehensible or offensive in character
Cold, arrogant, controlling. They are contemptuous and condescending to anyone who doesn’t value their same vision or sense of logic. They may even enjoy putting other people down, making sarcastic jabs, or otherwise belittling them. They consider themselves above others, more enlightened or intelligent than the rest of humanity. They believe their vision and forecast of the future is always right, and they stubbornly hold to their perception without opening their mind to other viewpoints. They are agitated and vindictive with anyone who critiques or gives another view that contradicts their own. They are worried about everything, but unable to care at the same time. Nefarious Enhancers may seclude themselves from the rest of the world because they are so disappointed in their fellow man. If they do not do this, they may try to micro-manage and overly control the people in their own lives, forcing them to obey a strict set of commands. If they have a corrupt vision, they may be swift and terrifyingly effective at creating plans that are disastrous for the good of humanity. Crime: Hack a bank. Murder.
Bratty behaviour: Assume they have nothing to learn from others. Very knowledgeable. May be self-absorbed and refuse to listen to what anyone has to say as they assume that they are the only competent individual around. This type needs to remember that there are different forms of intelligence and they don’t possess them all. There is always a lot to learn, even from those originally deemed incompetent.
When guilty: Seldom Guilty. Given that logic always prevails, will approach guilt differently than most.
Much prefer to accept mistakes and learn from them, rather than feel guilty for them. Will often use the mistakes
to analyze how a better approach colud me applied to the situation in the future. If have wronged
someone will often apologize or search for a way to make it right. They do want to be fair, but that doesn’t make them
feel unnecessary guilty for making an error. Will follow internal morals. If something has gone wrong, will analyse ahead of
harbouring useless feelings of guilt about it.
Shame: Will usually only experience feeling shame when they have failed to live up to own expectations or full potential. Will definitely not become easily manipulated into feeling ashamed by those around them. Often extremely aware when someone is attempting to manipulate them and it will close them off to that person immediately. Often would prefer to deal with emotions on their own. Once aware that they are feeling a certain way, need time alone to cope and move on.
Ingeniously Problematic™ behaviour: Sometimes. Is on display when it is clearly known what the desired outcome is, yet an assertion is made that may not be untruthful, is likely to be ambiguous and the author can use it to advantage. It is designed to give the recipient hope; reality may be 'bugger off' or (mis)leading you into taking up some sort of offer. It often involves blatant hypocrisy.
The Sir Robertson Sole symptoms™ - as the "asshole"!
The Delusional - The Sarcastic, Reclusive R. Sole. An R. Sole inside and out. Rules the world behind the curtains. May be into secret societies. Do not often stand for their crimes but let someone else take the fall. They are much better at being low-key than the Developers and they often do not understand that what they’re doing is evil. Sometimes turn into wailing mockeries of adult people. Can be seen as very boring and robotic. The Enhancer makes sure there is 1 metre of granite between them and any unwanted invasion. Enhancers will door slam on the basis that people are willfully ignorant (by choosing to be irredeemable idiots immovable by logic) or that people are two-faced / dishonest. They do not door slam people to anything like the same extent as Investigators as they tend to feel a strong sense of responsibility for looking after / supervising others (they will not generally door slam family for example, which an Investigator will).
On R.Sole steroids - The smug rabblerouser Good at talking and less so at thinking, the Enhancer glories in the echo box of their own double Dutch. Intellectual emptiness is matched by lust for child blood running rich in the street corners of every peasant hamlet east of Prussia. An Enhancer will luxuriate at the root of all the world's problems, wallowing in the pain of their victims. Insulting tag: Stupid. Prof Sole nominates Leon Trotsky, Karl Marx and Mark Zuckerberg.
The following table shows the population of each pattern
Source: Australian Psychological Type Review and others.
16 & 2 = 54.2%
7 & 11 = 40.0%
5 & 14 = 51.5%
1 & 9 = 48.0%