INTPs are analysts, hackers, philosophers, and catalysts. They are also advisors, capable of giving nuanced feedback on any idea or system. They are scholars, seeking knowledge, learning, and to overcome challenge. They are independent thinkers, seeking their own way or solution to a problem. They are philosophical, thinking up theories and answers to complex problems from a critical distance. They are catalysts, disorganized, creative, and flexible brainstormers, able to think up multiple answers to any problem.
Who are the INTPs?
INTPs are the analytical ones. They love to learn and to think of the most efficient, smart way to solve a problem. You are fairly laid back and cautious around new people. You are open-minded and highly open to feedback, yet critical and quick to spot flaws in others thoughts. You’re cooperative and perceptive and you tend to have good advice to offer your friends and coworkers. You tend to love seeing ideas from new angles and creatively exploring new opportunities to grow. You tend to think deeply before you express your opinions to others. You think a lot actually, but there is much you don’t share. You prefer smaller, more intimate social settings, and there’s no place like home!
You enjoy sharing your facts and expertise in discussions with others, and you tend to get frustrated by others irrationality at times. You tend to take time to connect with others, and you connect more about ideas and on similar work-related goals than on a personal level. You love to discuss things. You’re always trying to promote and spark enthusiasm for your ideas. You want your ideas to connect with the community and the people around you, and you tend to have a wide range of interests. You tend to have strong social networks and lots of social support from the people around you, people that will help and appreciate you in times of need.
You tend to have your foot on the brakes alot of the time, trying to slow down and control how things proceed. Perhaps you could let loose more? You are introspective and highly capable of independent thought. You enjoy thinking up new solutions and new ways to solve problems. You’re highly self-critical and quick to deconstruct and spot issues and flaws in your ideas – if you’re gonna promote something to others, you want to make sure it really is good.
Because of your love for progress and creativity, you tend to frown on traditions and social necessities. You find politness to often be an obstacle and would rather people just state their opinions openly. INTPs are smart, but sometimes lack execution. As an INTP, you tend to be very open to new ideas and somewhat easily distracted – perhaps you could work on your focus at times? Your ideal romantic partner tends to be the ENTJ. Their love for logic, their decisiveness and their strong work ethic inspires you greatly.
You will spend your entire life exploring this function, and it will be important to you throughout your entire journey. It represents your ego, your dreams, your conscious experience of “you”. This function is about asserting yourself as a unique person in this world and walking your own journey, being true to yourself. This function is what you love.
This is how you grow and how you improve as a person. Whenever you engage in this function, you’re taking on challenges in life. You’re adding pressure on yourself, and you are in the pursuit of growth and learning opportunities. This function also represents your expectations and the standards you set yourself to.
This function helps you bring balance between your expectations and what you aspire towards, and who you are and your most basic desires. This function also represents a secret superpower within a limited field, something you have an unexpected knack for as a hobby.
This function represents your opposing values, the things you find the most tedious and annoying, but which you must sometimes rise up to deal with even if you dislike it. Most of the time, you should avoid making this function a too big influence on your life and your decisions.