INTPs are quiet, thoughtful, analytical individuals who tend to spend long periods of time on their own, working through problems and forming solutions. They generally balk at attempts by others to convince them to change. They also tend to be impatient with the bureaucracy, rigid hierarchies, and the politics prevalent in many professions. INTPs have little regard for titles and badges, which they often consider to be unjustified.
they can demonstrate remarkable skill in explaining complex ideas to others in simple terms, especially in writing. On the other hand, their ability to grasp complexity may also lead them to provide overly detailed explanations of simple ideas, and listeners may judge that the INTP makes things more difficult than they need to be. To the INTPs’ mind, they are presenting all the relevant information or trying to crystallize the concept as clearly as possible.
INTPs are driven to fully understand a discussion from all relevant angles. Their impatience with seemingly indefensible ideas can make them particularly devastating at debate. When INTPs feel insulted, they may respond with sudden, cutting criticism. While INTPs experience emotions as an important part of their internal lives, and sometimes share their emotions with others, INTPs nevertheless believe that emotions must not play a role in logical discussions, or be expressed in a way that would put themselves at disadvantage.
Dominant: Introverted thinking (Ti) : seeks precision, such as the exact word to express an idea. Ti examines all sides of an issue, looking to solve problems while minimizing effort and risk. Ti is calm, articulate, and aware of the forces that bind reality together. As introverted Thinkers, INTPs spend the majority of their time and energy ordering the interior, logical world of principles and generalizations in an effort to understand.
Auxiliary: Extraverted intuition (Ne) : finds and interprets hidden meanings, using “what if” questions to explore alternatives, allowing multiple possibilities to coexist.
Tertiary: Introverted sensing (Si) : collects data in the present moment and compares it with past experiences, a process that sometimes evokes the feelings associated with memory, as if the subject were reliving it.
Inferior: Extraverted feeling (Fe) : at their most relaxed, INTPs can be charming and outgoing among friends, or when they have a clearly defined role in the group. When under stress, however, INTPs can feel disconnected from the people around them, unable to use their extraverted Feeling to reach out to others. a failure to deal with these concealed emotions can lead to inappropriate outbursts.
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the bold ones are (surprisingly) my interests.
- On personality trait measures, score as Candid, Ingenious, Complicated, Independent, and Rebellious — this is ME!
- More likely than other types to study a foreign language — HAH!
- One of types least likely to believe in a higher spiritual power — nyihihihi.
- Personal values include Autonomy, Freedom, and Independence
(source: Personality Desk)
INTPs generally have the following traits:
- Love theory and abstract ideas
- Truth Seekers – they want to understand things by analyzing underlying principles and structures
- Value knowledge and competence above all else
- Have very high standards for performance, which they apply to themselves
- Independent and original, possibly eccentric
- Work best alone, and value autonomy
- Have no desire to lead or follow
- Dislike mundane detail
- Not particularly interested in the practical application of their work
- Creative and insightful
- Usually brilliant and ingenious
- Trust their own insights and opinions above others
- Live primarily inside their own minds, and may appear to be detached and uninvolved with other people
(source: Personality Page)
why don’t Human Resources Departments just establish a test like this, instead of long, boring, and tiring interviews? yea, I know about all want-to-know-if-the-apllicants-really-could-handle-the-job-or-not. but somehow, the interviews aren’t really interpreted the applicants’ capabilities to the job, right?
I’m just mumbling and I share those personality test result just to make sure what kind of personality traits I have in me. do I really have those? or I’m just assuming I have those?