Almost all the Thinking Perceiving types I’ve studied have shown this amazing confidence and motivation towards improvised problem-solving, the coming up with solutions and ways to deal with obstacles and to make decisions and take actions that will fix issues and problems at hand.
Thinking perceiving is also great at anticipating and responding to and spotting problems before anyone else. Typically, thinking perceiving will spot fallacies and failures of argument, or problems with any decision or strategy. Then, they will formulate some kind of tactical solution or counteraction that will deal with the problem.
Nickname: The Hacker, The Player, The Tactician
Found in flow types: ISTP, ESTP, INTP, ENTP
Cognitive function: Thinking Perceiving
Intelligence: Logical Intelligence
Thinking Perceiving Strengths
At their best, thinking perceiving types tend to make masters of argument and resourcefulness. They can say or do anything necessary to deal with a problem and show ingenuity in coming up with any kind of argument or countermeasure possible. The strength then is, they can always find a way to come out on top. Ideally, beyond that, they can also factor in and understand the system around them.
This means, they can learn to accept and understand the rules of the game and can secure a win without breaking the game or cheating their way out of a situation. I’ve always found ENTPs and ISTPs a like have a magical ability to make what was difficult easy. You break down the most complex of problems to the most logical course of action, showing people what they can do to get rid of an issue or handle a dilemma in their life. Now, if you beyond logic, can muster responsibility.
That’s your higher ideal, that’s when you really start to shine as an XXTP. This is kind of the moment you learn what you’re really fighting for in life. Some rules are meant not to be broken. They are what keep the system itself intact. The rest are game, and you can make do with them as you please.
Thinking Perceiving Weaknesses
A bigger problem for thinking perceiving is refusing responsibility for your actions. It can be easy to say you just did something for the hell of it, to let out steam, or because you felt like it. You may say it was just a joke or that “this is just who you are” and make a laugh about something, but that does not take away from the potential harm and damage you can cause with your actions.
Your individuality is not something to wield to avoid responsibility, it’s something you should be able to take pride in and feel good about. So you need to learn to, sure, something crack a joke or do something just for the fun or because you feel like it. But at the same time, you need to learn not to do it to run away from a difficult situation or to escape control when you feel it gets too much for you. Those kind of things, you may live to regret.
Beyond that, it’s important for you to act and conduct yourself with integrity. There are certain things you just don’t do or say. If you can win by being fake or by lying or manipulating others, you don’t really deserve the win. You got to find a way to win while recognising the need to sometimes be ethical and professional about it. It’s not possible to say all is fair in love and war, sometimes, the lies will catch up to you, and that means, they may reflect poorly on you.
If you skew your image to others too much, using feeling judging in an unethical and poor manner, you may find yourself forgetting what is real and what is fake. And that means you start playing the wrong games, and for the wrong reasons. Now, the solution here is to find the right kind of games, and the games you truly want to win.