No matter where I take these tests I come out as INTP.
Introverted Intuitive Thinking Perceiving
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For those that scored the same, this is a good read on the type of personality: Portrait of an
Some key points that either outside persons have expressed to me about myself or items I can strongly identify with:
"INTPs do not like to lead or control people. They're very tolerant and flexible in most situations, unless one of their firmly held beliefs has been
violated or challenged, in which case they may take a very rigid stance. "
"INTPs value knowledge above all else. Their minds are constantly working to generate new theories, or to prove or disprove existing theories."
"They live primarily inside their own minds, having the ability to analyze difficult problems, identify patterns, and come up with logical
"The INTP is likely to be very shy when it comes to meeting new people."
"On the other hand, the INTP is very self-confident and gregarious around people they know well, or when discussing theories which they fully
"If the INTP doesn't realize the value of attending to other people's feelings, he or she may become overly critical and sarcastic with others. "
"If the INTP has not developed their Sensing side sufficiently, they may become unaware of their environment, and exhibit weakness in performing
maintenance-type tasks, such as bill-paying and dressing appropriately."
Some of my own thoughts:
I know that if I have not experienced a situation and I cannot apply a logical reason for emotions derived from such an experience, I become troubled
and confused. Say, death. I have been blessed and fortunate to not have anyone close to me pass away except for a childhood friend. When they were
on their last leg, I ran away. I didn't understand the feelings and could not find a reason to be emotionally distraught. While I have matured in
such an area, there are still emotions I see in others that I have a hard time relating to if I do not see the logic in such emotions. I know that
makes me sound cold and crass.
I will vigorously defend my principles if they are threatened directly or via a third party. While naturally quiet in new and large groups (I detest
trying to fight for dominance in a conversation. One should not have to overcome another just to speak.), I will spend hours and hours with someone
that intrigues me or can understand my somewhat scattered thoughts.
I have a million and one ideas running through my brain, yet I will never focus on any of them. I have ideas for multitudes of subjects, yet to sit
and plan them out is too tasking.
If I am on a project and I can see the end in sight, I lose interest. Why complete something that you can easily foresee the completion and can say
confidently that it will be completed?
Many find me complex. I keep a chaotic desk. I wear what I want without worry about what society thinks of me. I believe that he who commands their
language is destined to go onto great things.
edit on 16-9-2010 by ownbestenemy because: To add...