INTELLECT Character Component (Mind & Learning)

(Also known as Resource Structure in BaZi)

The INTELLECT Component consists of Analyser and Philosopher Talents.

INTELLECT Component people are known as the thinkers. They are very analytical, with problem-solving abilities. They are the consummate advisors who always have the facts and figures ready at their fingertips (or, if they don’t, they will ensure that they will find it out!). They are often very methodical and precise in all that they do. They love having information, as knowledge is what motivates and spurs them to greater heights.


  • Knowledgeable
  • Nurturing
  • Patient
  • Methodical
  • Analytical
  • Compassionate
  • Resourceful
  • Able to enjoy

When INTELLECT Component is at its brightest, most functional and healthiest moments, the person will come across as someone who is very knowledgeable and able to analyze things intellectually or/and philosophically. They are fast learners and collect information about any topic efficiently. People with learning abilities are also emphatic and provide a significant amount of support to those in need. INTELLECT Component, when at its best, is the closest to what we know as motherly love and care, something which is purely selfless and nurturing.

These individuals excel in questioning the how’s behind every project, task, information, or procedure. They are very reflective and quiet in behavior and are always keen to get to the heart of the matter. As such, they can also be very structured and orderly. INTELLECT Component people can be counted upon to research everything thoroughly before they embark on anything new.


  • Over-analysing
  • Hedonist
  • Sensitive ego
  • Hypochondriac
  • Procrastinator
  • Overly empathetic
  • Eccentric behaviour
  • Withdrawn

On the other hand, INTELLECT Component individuals can also be overly pedantic and slow, with a tendency to be dull and too concerned with facts and figures. They drag things out in the hopes of being able to get more information, and sometimes their over-thinking tends to hinder their decision-making progress. Instead of acting fast, they tend to think even more about the matter without ever coming up with a practical conclusion.

When INTELLECT Component is excessive, uncontrolled and idle (not in use), the person might be quite thin, even anorexic.

They also put a lot of emphasis on reputation; they can react very ferociously if their name or their actions are judged negatively. Their ego is very sensitive, so other people should be careful not to question their reputation too bluntly or without good arguments.




Components often create connections between each other, we call these cooperations a Talent Bridge. These relationships are significant for the overall quality of the Talents and Supertalents, making them more useful and productive.

When INTELLECT Component has a connection with OUTPUT, it represents intelligence, ability to learn and get a high degree in school. The person with such combination will be excellent in analyzing and processing data and able to put it to practical use through OUTPUT Component.

A combination of INTELLECT and WEALTH will very likely result in person pursuing their own business, looking for financial independence, not working for somebody else.

Famous people

Famous people with strong and active INTELLECT Component.

Steve JobsGarry KasparovJimi HendrixJude LawJulian Assange
Mark ZuckerbergRoger FedererAdeleBrad PittDr. Martin Luther King
Warren BuffettRafael NadalEminemLeonardo Di CaprioNelson Mandela
Jack MaJose MourinhoTupac ShakurMorgan FreemanMargaret Thatcher
Travis KalanickZinedine ZidaneBob DylanEthan HawkDonald Trump
Daniel Day Lewis
Christian Bale
Heath Ledger
Robert Redford
James Franco

Find more famous people with strong INTELLECT Component in our Superstar Database.


Suitable professions

Due to their analytical and intellectual nature, people with active INTELLECT Component will be very good at creative and analyzing jobs. Can be great stockbrokers, but also excellent teachers, due to their compassionate and gentle nature.


  • Thinker
  • Analytical
  • Knowledgeable
  • Structured / Methodical
  • Patient
  • Compromising
  • Reliable


  • Procrastinators
  • Overcautious
  • Indecisive
  • Whiners
As parents


  • Principled
  • High standards
  • Disciplined / Methodical
  • Encouraging
  • Emphasises learning
  • Selfless / Giving


  • Perfectionist / Impossibly high standards
  • Too pedantic
  • Concerned about rules and regulations
  • Forgets how to have fun
  • Martyr complex / Plays victim
  • Emotionally manipulative

When a person is missing INTELLECT Component entirely in their chart or is very fragile, these character traits might show up:

  • Person has chronic sickness during childhood
  • Reluctant to take medicine or take care of health in general
  • Unable to enjoy and slow down
  • Unable to detect and prevent exhaustion
  • Lacks connection with mother and older generation
  • Has poor memory and absent-mind
  • Likely getting job that person has not studied for in school
  • Lack of social support
  • Not likely to work for government or large corporation
  • Not likely to get high education


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