INTP (The Thinker)

INTP Personality
Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, Perceiving

INTP Characteristics

The INTP is usually very independent, unconventional, and original. They are not likely to place much value on traditional goals such as popularity and security. They usually have complex characters and may tend to be restless and temperamental. They are strongly ingenious and have unconventional thought patterns that allow them to analyze ideas in new ways. Consequently, a lot of scientific breakthroughs in the world have been made by the INTP.

INTP Traits, Strengths, and Weaknesses

• Love theory and abstract ideas
• Truth Seekers
• Value knowledge and competence above all else
• Have very high standards for performance
• Independent and original
• Work best alone, and value autonomy
• Have no desire to lead or follow
• Dislike mundane detail
• Not particularly interested in the practical application of their work
• Creative and insightful
• Future-oriented
• Usually brilliant and ingenious
• Trust their own insights and opinions above others
• Live primarily inside their own minds and may appear to be detached and uninvolved
with other people

INTP Natural Partners

ENTJ and ESTJ


Career Suggestions for the INTP

• Scientists
• Photographers
• Strategic Planners
• Mathematicians
• University Professors
• Computer Programmers
• Systems Analysts
• Computer Animation
• Technical Writers
• Engineers
• Lawyers / Attorneys
• Judges
• Forensic Research
• Forestry and Park Rangers

INTP Cognitive Functions

Dominant: Introverted Thinking (Ti)
Auxiliary: Extraverted iNtuition (Ne)
Tertiary: Introverted Sensing (Si)
Inferior: Extraverted Feeling (Fe)

INTPs in Relationships

INTPs live rich worlds inside their minds, which are full of imagination and excitement. Consequently, they sometimes find the external world pales in comparison. This may result in a lack of motivation to form and maintain relationships. INTPs are not likely to have a very large circle of significant relationships in their lives. They’re much more likely to have a few very close relationships, which they hold in great esteem and with great affection. Since the INTP’s primary focus and attention is turned inwards, aimed towards seeking clarity from abstract ideas, they are not naturally tuned in to others’ emotional feelings and needs.

They tend to be difficult to get to know well and hold back parts of themselves until the other person has proven themselves “worthy” of hearing the INTP’s thoughts. Holding Knowledge and Brain Power above all else in importance, the INTP will choose to be around people who they consider to be intelligent. Once the INTP has committed themself to a relationship, they tend to be very faithful, loyal, and form affectionate attachments which are pure and straight-forward. The INTP has no interest or understanding of game-playing with regards to relationships. However, if something happens which the INTP considers irreconcilable, they will leave the relationship and not look back.

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