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The INTP Personality Type In-Depth - Understanding "The Thinker"

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INTPs are known for their ingenuity, independence, and intellectual nature. They are often given names likes “the absent-minded professor” or “the wizard”, but these stereotypes aren’t always fitting, or if they are, they fail to explain many characteristics of this type. INTPs make up a mere 3.3...

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INTPs are interested in grasping theories and underlying principles. They want to take apart the world around them and understand how it works from the ground up. The more challenging the problem, the more they are invigorated by it. Their aim is precision and accuracy, and they don’t mind taking...

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The INTP is an internal architect that is constantly building a framework with which to hold their ideas, theories, and truths. “What’s the truth?”, “What’s logical?”, “Do I have any biases?”. These are the kinds of questions INTPs ask when they try to solve a problem or make a decision. The more...

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INTPs are always trying to find the most precise, organized categories to order and arrange all the information they collect in their minds. They don’t accept rules or facts based on tradition or social norms; instead, they constantly sift through data to see what is usable, accurate, and logical...

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When INTPs perceive the world around them and absorb information, they use a mental process called Extraverted Intuition. Ne allows them to see a plethora of possibilities, relationships, connections, and outcomes. It gives the INTP an eye for the future, the potential, and “the big picture”. Whe...

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The development of Introverted Sensing comes as kind of a surprise to those who know INTPs well. This function is nearly the opposite of Extraverted Intuition, the function we just discussed. While Ne is all about seeing new possibilities and abstract connections, Introverted Sensing is all about...

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Extraverted Feeling is the inferior function of the INTP. This tends to be an area where INTPs struggle and trip up in day-to-day life. They often feel uncomfortable using this function or stressed if they have to rely on it a great deal. Fe is all about connecting with the emotions and moods of ...

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INTPs, who have inferior Fe, can struggle with knowing and understanding the emotions of other people or the needs that they are dealing with. They tend to feel uncomfortable in social gatherings where reliance on small talk or social pleasantries is expected. When they are in emotionally charged...

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If an INTP is experiencing extreme or chronic stress, they might fall “into the grip” of Extraverted Feeling. When this happens, they start to behave unlike their normal selves; more edgy, more emotional, more expressive, more concerned with what other people think. They might have unusual emotio...

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INTPs gradually develop and mature in their use of Fe as they get older, especially as they reach their 50’s and 60’s. When this happens, they become much more in tune with the needs and desires of others, and they become much more concerned with making decisions that are not only logical, but ad...

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