INTP – The Genius Archetype
When INTPs become self-actualised, they unlock a sense of genius that helps them uncover great truths about the world. Using their talent for logical analysis, their intellect, their creativity, and their talent for existential thought, they become heroes in their own right.
What is The Genius Archetype?
Self-actualised INTPs tend to embody the Genius archetype and it’s common traits. If you are a genius, you demonstrate a well seasoned, and tested intelligence and wit, and existential understanding that has been confirmed to reshape our perspectives on the world. As a genius, you’ve developed a higher analytical prowess, an ability to see the hidden codes of life.
Beyond this, you are also able to manipulate and to bend the rules to your advantage, putting yourself ahead in life. You’re identifying smarter solutions to various problems, and smarter ways for us all to live life. You’re developing blueprints and new inventions and new science. Or you show your remarkable creativity in some other domain, but regardless, you are opening up new options to the human race as a whole.
You act as a rational advisor, seeking to use your knowledge to guide decision making, informing people in important positions and teaching people what they need to know. You believe in and exercise reason, and believe everyone will make the smarter decision if they have and understand all the facts.
How To Become A Genius
Becoming self-actualised can take a long time and can require a lot of introspection and personal growth.
Introverted Intuition – Gaining Existential Awareness
To develop your intuition as an INTP, allow yourself privacy and time to think and to consider the big picture. Develop an existential awareness of the world, why we are here, what we are meant to do. Reason about the world and its shape and form.
Lots of INTPs deny themselves the necessary alone time and avoid privacy, pushing themselves to be more on and to be more attentive. They do so without realising that it waters out their intuition and weakens their insight into important life matters.
Introverted Thinking – Develop your intelligence
You can to some extent improve your intelligence through mental exercises and through gaining knowledge and awareness into the finer mechanics of the world. This requires you to evaluate and to think about how the world should be, in order to live up to your personal standards.
But the development of introverted thinking requires you to avoid the burdens of extraverted feeling. Healthy INTPs can acknowledge the value of extraverted feeling, while accepting their own boundaries and limitations in this domain.
Intuitive perceiving – Becoming more creative
Intuitive and perceiving types have a healthy contrarian tendency, naturally questioning the norms around them. This rebellious drive tends to make them very creative, as they become excellent at defining alternative routes, new possibilities, and better ways to solve problems.
Just be aware of sensing and judging, and the traditions around you. Some INTPs can fall in the trap of challenging traditions for other people, when their energy is better spent developing new ideas for themselves and those who are interested.
Thinking Perceiving – Mastering the tactics
Develop your thinking and perceiving by making efficiency a priority in your life. Think of smarter, faster, and easier ways to get a job done. Consider the situation and your resources and how you can use them to advance your life and results at various tasks.
While harmony serves an important purpose to humanity, your ability to take new steps and to navigate situations where diplomacy is impossible can serve an important purpose. Skilled INTPs are always one step ahead of everyone else, always able to keep something that gives them the edge in a situation, and able to use this edge to improve a situation for everyone.
INTP Body Language
The INTPs that I’ve observed tend to at their best appear detached, analytical, tactical, self-assured, intelligent, sharp, and somewhat critical. INTPs have an open, broad squint, that hints of their rebellious drive. They look at you as if their head is full of questions and options. Their eyes dance and their relaxed squints look amused. The thinking and perceiving makes an INTP more tactically adept.
INTPs appear as if they always know something that everyone else has overlooked. Their head is often slightly lifted, their gaze looking down on you, rather than up at you. INTPs will often dance their heads from left to right or right to left. INTPs often engage in weighing gestures, pulling information from within, and then weighing and holding it up and presenting it to other people.
INTP Enneagram Types
INTP-1 Perfectionism in INTPs
Believing there must be some secret rational law or code to beauty, INTPs can become very perfectionistic about how to dress, act, and talk. For this reason, INTP-1s can become excellent models.
INTP-2 Caring in INTPs
INTPs demonstrate caring by trying to fix the problems of loved ones, thinking long and hard about the problems people face and how they can overcome them. Thinking of ways to improve the situation of others, often by tinkering and fixing things in the house.
INTP-3 INTP Performers
INTP-3s are always working their own intellect, studying, practicing, and developing various skills that they can use to become popular to others.
INTP-4 Individualism in an INTP
INTPs that seek to be more respected by others will demonstrate their worth by working hard and acquiring titles and positions in the group. INTP-4s often stress about not working hard enough or not having achieved enough.
INTP-So – INTP Approval seeking
INTPs that seek social approval from others may hide their intellect and what they know about the world out of a desire to be more appreciated by others. There is a tendency in INTPs to shut off their intuition and thinking here, and to exercise self-control.
INTP-Sx INTP in love
INTPs in love and romance tend to push themselves to be more empathetic towards the person they like, trying their best to listen and understand the person they like, and trying to guide and soothe the person when struggling.
INTP-Sp INTPs as healers
The knowledge and insight of an INTP tends to make them want to heal and to protect those around them. INTP-Sps act as healers and doctors, taking charge of the group and responsibility for their success and survival, while pushing themselves to work hard and to always keep moving forward no matter what happens.
INTP-5 – INTPs and weakness
The thing INTPs feel the most bad about in themselves is their supposed lack of empathy and diplomacy. INTPs can worry that they are not kind enough, and that they are hurtful towards others. This feeling can get INTPs to pull away from others.
INTP-6 Anxiety in INTPs
The creative drive in an INTP can get them to see countless options and what-ifs, and not all what ifs are pretty. Some concerns can make them worry, especially if they become insecure and start to doubt about their own intellect and their ability to solve the problems they worry about.
INTP-7 Restlessness in INTPs
INTPs that experience restlessness can find themselves constantly making changes, constantly jumping between option to option, unable to decide on various personal matters, such as how to dress, who to date, or on various ethical matters.
INTP-8 INTPs in conflict
When in conflicts and arguments, INTPs switch to a questioning, and argumentative state. They analyse the flaws of your every argument and they try to get you to make mistakes. They keep every option open and pick the option that will ensure them a win in the argument.
INTP-9 INTPs and peacekeeping
When INTPs act to preserve peace, they become focused on constantly analysing a situation and thinking of smart ways to get everyone what they want. They try to find smart ways to solve conflicts and easy ways to accomodate peoples needs.