INTP Personality – Conclusion

Armed with a powerful intellect and vivid imagination, INTPs can overcome or outmaneuver obstacles that seem unbeatable to most. At the same time, their many quirks, such as often unconstrained rationalism, lead to many misunderstandings. Those misunderstandings end here. What you have read so far is just an introduction – we have a great deal more to tell you about the INTP personality type.

At some point in reading through your results, you probably hit a tipping point. You went from trademark INTP skepticism to “huh...” to “wait, what?” You may even be a little uncomfortable because you are really not used to being understood, even by the people you’re closest to.

Chances are, you’ve accepted that as part of who you are, and maybe even grown proud of it. But embracing that disconnection isn’t a requirement for INTPs. It’s a misused defense mechanism, leading you down a lonely, inefficient path – gaining insight into yourself and others is so much more rewarding.

Logician (INTP) personality

This is no date-of-birth gimmick, and no, we did not spy on you – rather, we’ve spent years studying INTPs’ life stories, experiences, and patterns in hundreds of our surveys. Step by step, insight by insight, we discovered how those who share your qualities and outlook have overcome the challenges they’ve faced. You are a unique individual, but you are not alone in this. It’s wise to learn from others’ experiences – and we’d really like to share those insights with you.

As you move forward into the e-books and interactive courses we offer, we go much deeper into the INTP mind. We answer not just “what”, but “why?”, “how?” and “what if?” Why do you act the way you do? How do you find motivation and inspiration? What if you moved beyond fear to pursue what you secretly want to achieve in life?

We can show you how to use your strengths to unlock your exceptional potential and avoid common pitfalls, while also staying true to who you are – after all, that’s the point. To see how you can grow to be the person you know you’re capable of being, in ways that finally feel right – read on.

3 years ago
Yes, it is a bit creepy how well this understands me. My whole life I've been told by adults to "Go play with the children!" and by children to "Go away, you're weird." I find it incredibly hard for anyone to understand my complex way of thinking, which is frustrating, and I'm told almost every time that I speak to slow down. I hate talking about things I don't like be get over-excited about talking about interests that excite me, and thus come off as weird and unlikable. It gets me angry and frustrated when someone doesn't understand my thought process, considering it seems so simple for me, and I generally just push them away with a "Nevermind." I finally found something that explains me TO me, because I was honestly confused about who I really was. That was cheesy. I find it so dang hard to understand certain social views, including ones on such as gay marriage and abortion, because the answers to them seem so simple it's baffling as to why other people can't understand them. I'm often told to calm down when I get angry because I tend to blow up on people after being mild mannered and generally unemotional. Being an INTP has it's ups and downs, but I can finally give a name as to who I am. Different. (That was also very cheesy. Yuck, mushiness.)
3 years ago
Haha, I think we're kind of all utterly challenged as to family having their traditional point of view about everything, and we being baffled as to why we can't explain that humongously obvious conclusion we've drawn, like in the case of gay marriage to stick with your example.
1 year ago
yes i have had times when inside my mind i yell something like "why can you not see it the answer is staring you in the face"
3 years ago
Am I the only one reading the comments out of interest, or is that more of an ENTP thing? (And checking and rechecking my comment to make sure that no grammar errors are present. -_-)
3 years ago
I read all of them because INTP fits my personality perfectly and I thought there was something very different about me to everyone else. I will check this 5 times for errors. And probably wonder what I'm even doing this for.
3 years ago
I've now wasted an hour mulling over the nuances of the INTP, and I've written a thousand responses in my head, continually deleting them for fear of not expressing myself perfectly. All this while fending of the chaos of children and home that constantly seek to interrupt my inner sanctum. My two biggest pet peeves: being interrupted and being misunderstood.
3 years ago
I guess one of the things that make me an INTP is that I can really be clueless about how people feel (including myself), which makes other people see me as an insensitive person. I once made an unintentionally rude comment towards a close friend of mine and I didn't realize that she was angry at me and avoided me for a week until my other friend told me. Similar things also happen in the romance department. But I'm currently trying to be more aware and considerate of other people's feelings because I'm paranoid that I'll do irreversible damage one day haha.... (and let me tell you, it's d*mn hard!) Another thing about being an INTP is that you're always the oddball of the group. In 9th grade Art class, our teacher once gave us complete free rein in making whatever handmade object we wanted. And lo and behold, among the twenty or so handmade tissue boxes, there sat my papier-mâché lizard with a tail that acts like a key holder. I'm not saying that this is a bad trait, normal is boring. Weird is where it gets interesting. I'm just saying that it needs a bit of getting used to. And it helps if you're not being bullied. The struggle for friends that 'connect' with you is real. Less than a few of my friends would bet a cent on guessing what's currently running through my head. So finding that there are more people experiencing this is a small comfort. Aside from that, I do enjoy puzzles, especially innovative ones like Blendoku and 2048 (try them if you haven't!), and I absolutely hate studying for exams. I read and study because I want to gain knowledge, not a number, thank you very much. A note for anyone who got this far: Don't try to remove or downplay any traits you have, no matter how undesirable they seem to be, just to fit in with society. Rather, try to improve yourself in areas you are lacking in. The world would be a boring place without us oddly-wired people.
3 years ago
This actually seems to be so accurate considering my circumstances. I'm only 17 years of age, socially detached, barely any good friends (due to myself not putting in the effort to create these relationships) and struggle in making deep relationships with girls, although I am able on my own accord to acquire these relationships with friends and girls I generally choose not to. And It is right that we need a plan, I have always been told throughout my middle school to put effort in and to try because I actually have brains compared to majority of the kids at schools, but I've been distracted in the temptations of games to obtain the best possible result through these games (such as World of Warcraft trying to get rank 1). Aswell as the video games I enjoy puzzles and riddles such as sudokus etc.. and I forgot to add that I do find it quite difficult to socialise in groups or with anyone outside of schoolf or that matter.. But after councilling on how to counter this I am finally starting to create friends and being able to adapt to social circles outside of school and am starting to strengthen my weakness of being isolated from people. I can't believe how true this is though, I am always mentally sparring people and have a passion for theorys such as ancient aliens etc.. And a passion for space A tip for all INTP's that are under the age of 16 or haven't started high school, don't worry as you probably half listen to class already wait until you get to high school and do chemistry, I never used to listen in middle school and averaged C's D's and a few B's and I'm rocking 100%'s on my assessments so far and averaging 2-3 drafts per assessment.
Srey Roth
3 years ago
I totally agree. It's just like that for me! I'm 15 - the age of a freshman in sophomore classes. People consider me smarter than I am, and I don't get close enough to them to prove them wrong. However I do spar with them in my head for sure!
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