INTP Personality – Conclusion

Few personality types are as mysterious and controversial as INTPs. Armed with powerful intellect and curious mind, INTPs can outmaneuver obstacles that seem unbeatable to most. They have the ability to entertain multiple ideas and pick the right one with unmatched precision, whether it concerns a challenge at work or their own personal growth.

Yet INTPs can be easily tripped up in areas where their strengths are more of a liability than an asset. Whether it is finding (or keeping) a partner, making friends, navigating slippery steps on a career ladder, or simply understanding why they feel the way they feel, INTPs need to put in a conscious effort to develop their weaker traits and additional skills.

Logician (INTP) personality

What you have read so far is just an introduction and less than 5% of what we can tell you about the INTP personality type. You may have muttered to yourself, “wow, this is so accurate it’s creepy”, or “they know more about me than people I’m closest to”. And you may even be a little uncomfortable because you are really not used to being understood.

This is not a trick. You felt understood because you were. And no, we did not spy on you – rather, we spent years studying INTPs’ life stories, experiences, and responses to hundreds of our surveys. Step by step, insight by insight, we discovered exactly how INTPs think, and what they need to reach their full potential.

This is how we know that many of the challenges you’ve faced and will face in the future have been overcome by other INTPs. You are not alone in this. You simply need to learn from mistakes and successes of others.

But in order to do that, you need a roadmap that fits your needs. Life is too short to stumble around grasping at scattered and contradictory advice that may work for 95% of the population, but not you. We now need to go much deeper into the INTP mind and answer “why?”, “how?” and “what if?”

Are you ready to learn why INTPs act in the way they do? What motivates and inspires you? What you are afraid of and what you secretly dream about? How you can unlock your true, exceptional potential, while also staying true to who you are?

Our Academy provides a roadmap towards a more focused, confident, and successful you. It’s not for everyone – you need to be willing to challenge yourself, to face your fears, and to ask and answer questions you haven’t asked yourself before. This is not a quick-fix solution, nor an easy shortcut. Our goal is to help you grow and become the person you are meant to be, not to simply give you a comfortable mask to put on.

Are you ready to begin your journey? Then continue to the next section. We’ll be waiting for you in the Academy.

2 years ago
I just want to say... I think I love almost everyone who has commented here. I read most of the pages and I've never taken a personality test that was this... accurate. I've hated social media since AIM where I would get bombarded with messages when I logged in so I just stopped logging in one day. I have a facebook I check maybe once a year and absolutely refuse to get twitter, snapchat, skype, and whatever other evil current trend is. I adore BBS and I think i'm addicted to reddit or anywhere else that gives lots of information about people where I do not have to interact or if I do choose to interact it is not instant. I don't have any true friends that are not online, have failed at every romantic relationship I've ever had due to me putting logic over feelings, and have been called an emotionless beast that is heartless and cruel by my family. I consider myself very stupid but somehow kept getting into most all the "smart" classes in school being a bottom performer with a low GPA (3 is pretty low when schools skew the results to get better overall numbers). I knew I was different when I was about five years old as well and also had penmanship problems and I had to take speech therapy for a few years (talking too fast and stuttering). Everyone called me shy when I was younger and I absolutely hate that term. Quiet is not shy people! I won my senior superlative for "shy" because no one knew or liked the truly shy people. I can do good penmanship but don't really care to write that slow when a keyboard is available. I love literature and hate people who can not spell. I judge anyone who uses "your" vs "you're" wrong and can't take the time to type out an extra one or two letters (no, know) (2, to) (k, ok) (insert random idiot slang here). One thing I have not read in these comments is about sarcasm. I love sarcasm and witty humor but I've noticed most people just think you are an asshole so these days I shut up. I get along the most with people who are constantly joking because they don't care about sensitivity and at the same time they piss me off because they can't take anything seriously and their jokes gets repetitive, unoriginal, and bland after a time. This is getting kind of long with only a one inch area to type so goodbye you 3%.
2 years ago
Eerily accurate. I have a feeling I'm a bit older (53) than other respondents here. I had trouble answering some of the question on group dynamics, relationships as they were to generalized and I didn't know how to interpret them. That's me :) I would be interested to know if the group population density is stable cross culturally as it relates to the nature/nurture debate. Is there a correlation to handedness (L/R)? Does anybody else here have penmanship problems? This was a major problem for me when I was in school. My handwriting was just illegible after about 3 sentences because it was trying desperately to keep up with my train of thought. When did to realize you were "weird". For me it was very young. Maybe 4-5 years old. To everybody out there that feels weird, remember, everybody is weird in their own way. Some just hide it better or have better work arounds.
2 years ago
I've always had bad penmanship as well. Even to the point of not being able to read my own writing. I've always known it was because my hand couldn't keep up with my brain. Now I know why.
1 year ago
I have the handwriting problem, too. Sometimes I even have a hard time reading it, despite being the one who wrote it. In class, I have to type notes or not take them at all. As for when I realized I was weird? That came fairly late for me. I grew up knowing I was fairly intelligent, but it took me a while to realize just how weird I am. In 7th grade, I finally understood just how different from most people I was, but unlike a lot of people, I fully embraced it. I became a proud nerd, and decided that being called "normal" as an insult. I've even become a world-class expert in possibly the "nerdiest" topic of all: Star Wars.
1 year ago
Looking at the comments it seems us INTPs usually have bad penmanship and/or a healthy amount of sarcasm/humor
1 year ago
I can personally confirm that. My handwriting used to be horrible, now it is mediocrely bad. I like being sarcastic, although I usually say something like "just kidding" to be very clear, and prevent misunderstandings, to the point of reinforcing the obvious. I also had a horrible time speaking, except with teachers and people I'm familiar with. Currently, I'm improving my talking skills, but I used to speak silently and fast. I also think I'm a bi weird, but I tend to ignore anyone calling my behaviour silly. I also agree this page is really, really accurate, to the point of describing my fear for failure, and the way I always see myself in the future showing my view of the world to a child. When I was younger (~10 years old), I used to have sudden existential crisis, to the point of losing the notion of self, and wondering about my existence and so on, at least, for a brief period. As I grew (I'm still 15, so, I'm still growing, technically), I felt the need to do something to add up to humanity. I didn't want to repeat someone's ideas, I wanted to create something, which would last, beyond me, serving as a basis for humanity, in a way or another. I also used to get VERY distracted, to the point of losing interest in homework with simply tossing an eraser in the air, imagining a complicated story, about a hero, son of another hero, who changes his fate, not repeating the cyclic destiny of his family. I'm sorry if I got too carried away, but I'd like to tell everybody, and confirm once again the accuracy of this test. I also have many problems with fear of failure and anger management. I hate being tricked, feeling like my trust has no value. I'd like to regret again about all the digression I've had, and to apologize for any unnoticed spelling mistakes. It happens when you are typing very fast on a keyboard.
2 years ago
This makes me feel me sure of myself :)
Annie - CT
2 years ago
I have to post a reply in "Other" because I'm not on Facebook. I hate Facebook. It's like carrying non-stop small talk around with you to access whenever where ever. I can't even stand listening to other people make small talk. Unless it is teeeerrible awkward, then it's wonderfully fun to watch. I just sometimes make the mistake of interrupting them to correct grammar or something similar and end up being pulled into the conversation. Fail. Ever see a cat fall into a bath tub, scratch up everything in its way, then run off soaking wet? Pretty much.
2 years ago
The only reason I'm still on Facebook is some of the mind games on my phone want me to log in to play. Otherwise I have no use for it. Except now I can tell the world why I am like I am. Linking my results to fb was my first fb post in 2 years.
2 years ago
I felt like this wouldn't be accurate but wow it really is....thought I the only one like this, glad I'm not ^_^
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