In Defense of Smart Structure Types (ENTJ & INTJ)

If you happen to be a Smart, it’s likely that you already kind of had a feeling about it. Smarts are the types of people that are born with greatness inside of them because of their distinct ability to analyze the world around them and solve problems within it in calculated (and often unique) ways. Similarly, Smarts make up the smallest chunk of the population, stacking up to be about 10% of all people. Interestingly enough, Smarts are also the ones that make up most of the world-changers and leaders, and are usually the easiest to associate with high positions of power like president, CEO, creative director, and more. Smart Structure types are the Smarts who rely on order, anticipation, and logic to succeed, about 4% of the total population.

The “President” Type

Smarts set themselves apart from other personalities by their insistence on high standards, for themselves and for those around them.

Smarts set themselves apart from other personalities by their insistence on high standards, for themselves and for those around them. Those standards, subconscious at times, guide their conduct and approach to everything they set to achieve in life. By setting the bar higher or expecting more than what the world (as it is) offers, Smarts often find themselves working to fill that space in big and small ways. This can present itself in many ways, most often creating the structure that becomes the Smart’s problem solving process.

Smart Structures often find themselves at the apex of greatness. In attempting to fill a space where their standards aren’t met, Smart Structures tend to use their organizational skills to their advantage and plan out their solution in full before executing it. They can find themselves with new and fresh ideas just as often as Smart Freedoms, but will immediately resort to the logical necessities and ramifications involved with pursuing those ideas. This methodical, surgical approach to changing the norm is usually what puts Smart Structures in positions of power and leadership, even when they don’t intend to be. That’s because Smart Structures may find other people gravitating toward and organizing themselves around them and their organizational values.

The combination of innovative intuition and hard-pressed work ethic is what can make Smart Structures effective.

The combination of innovative intuition and hard-pressed work ethic is what can make Smart Structures effective. Their abilities to accomplish the things they set their mind to and their natural inclination toward leadership makes them likely to introduce the ideas that make the most difference. These are the presidents and the CEOs, the ones that other people rally around and believe in to execute and push forward.

Famous Smart Structures

Some of the extroverted Smart Structures of the world include:

  • Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. President.
  • Richard M. Nixon, U.S. President.
  • Alexander Hamilton, U.S. Founder.
  • Winston Churchill, British Prime Minister.
  • Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister.
  • Elizabeth I, Queen of England.
  • Julius Caesar, Roman general and Emperor.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte, Italian-French general, emperor, and king.
  • Angela Merkel, German chancellor.
  • Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, Turkish President.
  • Newt Gingrich, U.S. Speaker of the House.
  • Nancy Pelosi, U.S. Speaker of the House.
  • Karl Rove, U.S. political strategist.
  • Rahm Emanuel, U.S. White House chief of staff and mayor of Chicago.
  • Aung San Suu Kyi, Burmese democracy activist.
  • Hermann Goering, German military and political leader.
  • Hannibal Barca, Carthaginian general.
  • Rush Limbaugh, U.S. radio host and activist.
  • Bill Gates, U.S. entrepreneur and philanthropist.
  • Warren Buffett, U.S. investor.
  • Steve Jobs, U.S. entrepreneur.
  • Jack Welch, U.S. CEO.
  • George Clooney, U.S. actor.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austrian actor and politician.
  • Harrison Ford, U.S. actor.
  • Jim Carrey, U.S. comedian and actor.
  • Charlize Theron, South African actress.
  • Robert Downey Jr., U.S. actor.
  • Dwayne Johnson, U.S. wrestler and actor.
  • Matt Damon, U.S. actor.
  • Patrick Stewart, English actor.
  • Jay Leno, U.S. comedian and talk show host.
  • Jamie Foxx, U.S. comedian and actor.
  • Steve Martin, U.S. comedian, writer, and actor.
  • Katharine Hepburn, U.S. actress.
  • David Letterman, U.S. comedian and talk show host.
  • Quentin Tarantino, U.S. director.
  • Steve Buscemi, U.S. actor.
  • Salma Hayek, Mexican-American actress.
  • Sigourney Weaver, U.S. actress.
  • Peter Sellers, English actor.
  • Penn Jillette, U.S. magician and actor.
  • William H. Macy, U.S. actor.
  • Candice Bergen, U.S. actress.
  • Richard Dean Anderson, U.S. actor.
  • Carl Sagan, U.S. astronomer.
  • Wernher von Braun, German engineer.
  • Edward Teller, Hungarian physicist.
  • Murray Rothbard, U.S. economist.
  • King Claudius from Hamlet.
  • Falstaff from Shakespeare’s histories.
  • Lex Luthor, Superman’s arch-enemy.
  • Tom Riddle, aka Lord Voldemort from the Harry Potter books and movies.
  • Imperator Furiosa from Mad Max: Fury Road.
  • Tywin Lannister from Game of Thrones.
  • Claire and Frank Underwood from House of Cards.
  • Princess Leia Organa of Star Wars.
  • Lady Mary Crawley of Downton Abbey.
  • Irene Adler, Sherlock Holmes’s foil from Elementary and Sherlock.
  • Raymond Reddington from The Blacklist.


Some of the introverted smart structures of the world include:


  • Chester A. Arthur, U.S. President
  • Woodrow Wilson, U.S. President
  • Dwight D. Eisenhower, U.S. President
  • John F. Kennedy, U.S. President
  • Thomas Jefferson, U.S. President
  • James K. Polk, U.S. President
  • Calvin Coolidge, U.S. President
  • Al Gore, U.S. Senator and Vice President.
  • Colin Powell, U.S. general and secretary of state.
  • Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator and secretary of state.
  • Donald Rumsfeld, U.S. secretary of defense.
  • Julia Gillard, Australian prime minister.
  • Abigail Adams, U.S. First Lady.
  • Susan B. Anthony, early feminist leader.
  • C. Everett Koop, U.S. surgeon general.
  • Michael Dukakis, governor of Massachusetts and presidential candidate.
  • Vladimir Lenin, Russian revolutionary.
  • Augustus Caesar, Emperor of Rome.
  • Hannibal Barca, Carthaginian general.
  • Lance Armstrong, US cyclist.
  • Arthur Ashe, US tennis player.
  • Martina Navratilova, Czech/US tennis player.
  • Ivan Lendl, Czech/US tennis player.
  • Orel Hershiser, US pitcher.
  • Bill Belichick, NFL coach.
  • Nick Saban, US coach, University of Alabama.
  • Tom Kite, US golfer.
  • Bobby Fischer, US chess grandmaster.
  • Isaac Newton, English physicist.
  • Stephen Hawking, English astrophysicist.
  • Nikola Tesla, Serbian physicist and inventor.
  • Charles Darwin, English biologist.
  • John Nash, US mathematician.
  • John Maynard Keynes, US economist.
  • Lise Meitner, Austrian physicist.
  • Norbert Wiener, US mathematician.
  • Friedrich Nietzsche, German author and philosopher.
  • G. W. F. Hegel, German philosopher.
  • Jean-Paul Sartre, French author and philosopher.
  • Heraclitus, ancient Greek philosopher.
  • Martin Luther, German theologian.
  • Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook.
  • Elon Musk, founder of PayPal, SpaceX, and Tesla Motors.
  • Sherlock Holmes, consulting detective.
  • Professor Moriarty, Holmes’s opposite, is an INTJ as well.
  • Hannibal Lecter, serial killer.
  • Walter White, chemist turned drug dealer.
  • Gus Fring, Walter’s nemesis, is also an example of an INTJ.
  • Dr. Gregory House, pathologist.
  • Light Yagami, high school student and mass murderer.
  • Bruce Wayne, aka Batman.

Victor von Frankenstein, scientist.

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