Who else has an INTP personality type?
I recently took the MBTI test, to discover my personality type. The results I obtained three out of five times was INTP. Needless to say, I felt it was quite accurate. So if you do have an INTP personality type, could you share how you identify to the good, and bad aspects of the type, within context of the personality profile.
I would be one of the many on the site, I identified instantly with the personality type when first introduced to it. I’ll focus on the negatives that I have come to notice within myself. I tend to be an idealistic theorist and avoid reality even though I am perfectly capable of it (I still believe we can change our ways an reach a state of planetary utopia), I’m viewed as an eccentric by many of my peers, though most love me for it. Terrible at emotions, though I’m improving, tend to come off as an asshole since I don’t take emotions into consideration and I avoid socializing even though I do put in a lot of energy to seem sociable (I try to be fluid). Dealing with others, I find long periods of socializing extremely draining. I am clueless when woman are attempting to seduce me and tend to miss all the “hints” and yet I have this strong intuitive sense of everything that is going on around me and can see peoples most intimate sides (thoughts and emotions without knowing them too well) which seems to freak people out.
@thezinc, wow that’s uncanny. I’m a self proclaimed futurist, who spends an inordinate amount of time brain storming a way to achieve a society with no socioeconomic stratification, deprevation, or squalor. As well as coming up with myriad theories on a panoply of subjects. I’m also percieved somewhat as the eccentric of my group, as well as the problem solver. Through out my life I have also had difficulty processing emotions in the traditional way. These days I tend to internalize them within context of a psychological, or neurological theory. I find it easier to process within a logical framework, although there are discrepancies to this method. I also have difficulties in terms of socialization when it comes to communication. I tend to utilized a broader syntax, then most people I encounter, not that I have a hard time conform to the colloquial syntax, merely the thought processes behind it. I found it hilarious that you said you were clueless to female advances. I wasn’t even aware that was common place in the INTP personality type. But I can definately relate to that. It seems, similarly to what you were saying, that I miss the social subleties, but yet its as if I can percieve the persons internal cognitive dynamics. I usually don’t make people aware of that ability though. Thanks for sharing man, I have to say you are the first person I have ever related to on this level. Maybe if we can get enough INTP’s together, we can form a little subset within the site.
this was an old discussion, but the old link is gone :(
I couldn’t find the total results, but I found an old comment… seems that almost all HEthens are intuitive and mostly perceptive, makes sense. Here was an intermediate result to give an idea of the trend…
I’m INTJ btw :)
I took a test similar I think, and I was an intuitive introvert, not many categories though, I am in between an introvert and extrovert.
I’m an INFP…
I feel like it describes me perfectly, though I don’t like the “idealist” label, lol. I like to tell myself that I’m just demanding and I won’t take less than a person’s best, but in reality, I guess it’s idealistic of me to want everyone to understand and use common sense and be positive toward others.
Well, I mostly come out as ENTP, but the E and the N change occasionally. So.. We seem cold like we don’t care much about something specific. Boredom is something we find so deeply unpleasant that we get out of it however we like, with witty jokes and logical relevance, and we tend to wound people’s egos unintentionally. And we may seem like cruel bastards.. :| Forgive us. We are domineering, narcissistic, sociopathic assholes, but we need love too! Some people describe us as “personality junkies”, but I guess if I start arguing I’ll just prove them right. We also don’t do homework or some kind of job right away, we wait for the last minute and work on it almost always the right way. I don’t know why is that. But it sucks sometimes. :)
Plus, most of us will never fully accept that we are part of the same personality type, because we are too proud with our Vision of the world.
Gotta share something else about the similarities between ENTPs and INTPs
“When engrossed in their dominant Ne function, ENTPs are not highly intentional or agenda-driven. Their only agenda might be one of finding sufficient stimulation to avoid boredom. Hence, they may not be as consciously driven or obsessed with discovering truth as INTPs are. Nonetheless, many ENTPs, especially those who have spent more time engaging their auxiliary function, Introverted Thinking (Ti), come to recognize their penchant for philosophizing. Like INTPs, they enjoy exploring unifying patterns and proffering broad metaphysical speculations. But despite these intellectual propensities, ENTPs are less apt to develop an exclusive focus on the intellectual pursuits than INTPs are. As Extraverts, they are more reluctant to focus on any singular pursuit, preferring instead to spontaneously hop between different hobbies and interests.”
There is also a good forum for anyone who wants to read their own thoughts written by someone else with a similar personality. Knock yourself out. :) You may find some truth about yourselves! :) http://personalitycafe.com/keirsey-temperament-forums/
I am an INTP. I fit into all the categories and modes of thinking. Suck with emotions. Slightly unconventional. There is just one person I can’t read. My girlfriend. She is an INTJ. I don’t know if that has anything to do with it but there is no way for me to read her emotions. I kind of hate being able to read people pretty well though. Always seeing the loopholes in their logic. I also feel i fit into an archetype. It has been my thing lately that I i feel I am the wise fool. It could just be me, though. Let me know what you guys think.
@rareearthmetal, I relate to that perception. I quite of often feel like a wise fool.
@dobbyfisher, thanks for the tally man.
I have the “I_TP” part consistently over two tests but the first was N and then the second was S.
@beyond, interesting perspective as an ENTP, thanks for sharing Sasho.
I am cursed and gifted with the INTP personality as well. In summary my introversion is so great that I can count my friends with only one hand; but this is actually not bad. This way I know that I dont have “good” or “bad” friends, I just have friends. My friends and I know that we can trust each other as we are just one.
I guess that is all I can say about me related to the INTP personality profile.
I Hope this helps! Have a nice day
Great stuff people. A few further question is what do you all do for a living, or what do you study for? In an ideal world, what would you want to be, or do?
i usually come out INTP. some months out of the year i’m probably more of an ENTP.
INFP, thanks for directing me to this test!
@thezinc we are the same person… How do you deal with the negatives? I could use some help with that area
@jkim1233, I wouldn’t worry too much about it, you learn as you progress through life. My greatest growth period has been my last year or so. I stopped smoking weed, made some positive perspective changes and have reconnected with my real self, I much more nicer and less self centered. I seem to have become much more connected to my emotional side, that has also lead to a better emotional connection with people and improved people skills. I’m still aloof and cold, but occasionally I will visit/call friends or acquaintance and have conversations with them. Really helps maintain bonds, and I always feel positive afterwards (I use to hate calling people). I’ve also been putting myself in more uncomfortable situations, these seem to be very BIG growth experiences, improves perception and really deepens my understanding of myself and what I want to do.
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I am usually an INTP, sometimes an E. But after becoming isolated from my friends I definitely strayed away from the E in me. INTP’s are one of the rarer types, 1% of population. But given the philosophical slant to this forum its not surprising to find plenty here
Ya I tested strong ENTP for a class a couple years ago but have become more introverted since then… either way NTP is is the jam it’s actually really cool how many there are here
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