INTP Personality – Conclusion

INTPs’ intelligence and logical reasoning skills are a force to be reckoned with. Be it a minor debate or a life-changing decision, INTPs will find it easy to entertain multiple ideas and keep a cool head. This allows INTPs to overcome many challenging obstacles – yet they can be easily tripped up in areas where careful and rational thinking is more of a liability than an asset.

Whether it is finding (or keeping) a partner, making friends, reaching dazzling heights on the career ladder or learning to make difficult decisions, INTPs need to put in a conscious effort to develop their weaker traits and additional skills.

INTP personality

What you have read so far is just an introduction into the complex concept that is the INTP personality type. You may have muttered to yourself, "wow, this is so accurate it’s a little creepy" or "finally, someone understands me!" You may have even asked "how do they know more about me than the people I’m closest to?"

This is not a trick. You felt understood because you were. We’ve studied how INTPs think and what they need to reach their full potential. And no, we did not spy on you – many of the challenges you’ve faced and will face in the future have been overcome by other INTPs. You simply need to learn how they succeeded.

But in order to do that, you need to have a plan, a personal roadmap. The best car in the world will not take you to the right place if you do not know where you want to go. We have told you how INTPs tend to behave in certain circumstances and what their key strengths and weaknesses are. Now we need to go much deeper into your personality type and answer "why?", "how?" and "what if?"

This knowledge is only the beginning of a lifelong journey. 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?

Our premium profiles provide a roadmap towards a happier, more successful, and more versatile YOU! They are not for everyone though – you need to be willing and able to challenge yourself, to go beyond the obvious, to imagine and follow your own path instead of just going with the flow. If you want to take the reins into your own hands, we are here to help you.

2 years ago
I've been obsessed with analyzing my own and other's personality types for the last two years now. It's nice to see more people with the INTP type like myself. You all seem really intelligent; I myself am fifteen and am learning Javascript and HTML, and am figuring out how to skip the first year or two of college. Unfortunately being social is definitely not my strong suit, unlike being hunkered down in my room and blogging all day XD
1 year ago
HOW?!? That is about 98.7342% my life (And yes, I actually did the math, based on word count)
2 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.)
2 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.
7 months 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"
2 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. -_-)
2 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.
2 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.
2 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.
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