September 09, 2013

Blogtember Day 5 - Are You an INTP Too ?

Please tell me you are, ... and then we'll talk about how our relationships go with other people. Also, I don't know many other INTPs, ... or ENTPs anyway.

Well, assuming Briggs and Myers and ... are right, since there are no futher follow-up theories yet about these (or are there?), then, I am an INTP! :D

So this is how I am going to identify myself with the provided definitions.

Truthfully, I have taken the tests much more than one time. The first time was in university for one of the courses, it was a short free web version with multiple choice questions all along, and I remember I got as INTJ. Then I took it again for another course at the university, same kind of test, but this time the longer version.

They identified me as INF- something. Point is the first 2 are always IN. So I am definite IN-- something something, where the last two might be because of only slight tendencies to one of the options given the questions.

Now some time around last year, I took a more formal sit down test for it. This time it was pencil and paper based, the questions were not only multiple choice questions, it was a paid one, and so it does looks more acredited, and so I'm going to use that result. Yes, I am INTP (again)! Haha.

Going into the actual descriptions. These are the points that I feel the most me, whereas the rest may be ... mmmhhh... okay, that could've been me at times. But there are the ones that are actually spot on! ALL THE TIME! Here they are!

It says...

What I feel the most me:
  1. They approach problems and theories with enthusiasm and skepticism, ignoring existing rules and opinions and defining their own approach to the resolution. They seek patterns and logical explanations for anything that interests them.
  2. They love to discuss these concepts with others. - One of my exes hated this. He though it may lead to disputes and he hates arguing. I love arguing for fun!
  3. They hate to work on routine things - they would much prefer to build complex theoretical solutions, and leave the implementation of the system to others. - Sounds like a horrible person, but true! :P
  4. 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 understand. - To a shame.
  5. The INTP has no understanding or value for decisions made on the basis of personal subjectivity or feelings. - More below.
  6. For this reason, INTPs are usually not in-tune with how people are feeling, and are not naturally well-equiped to meet the emotional needs of others.
  7. The INTP is usually very independent, unconventional, and original. 

I asked a friend, and these are what she thought true of me:

  1. They may seem "dreamy" and distant to others, ... - One, even called me Luna-Lovegood-like. Sounds too good to be true that one.
  2. 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.
  3. Since their Feeling side is their least developed trait, the INTP may have difficulty giving the warmth and support that is sometimes necessary in intimate relationships.
  4. 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. - One person I knew complaint that I don't wear makeup at all almost every day, and yes, I know my hair looks like Einstein's almost (if not) always.
  5. They usually have complex characters, - I get this A LOT from people. 

What I wish to be true:
The INTP is at his best when he can work on his theories independently. When given an environment which supports his creative genius and possible eccentricity, the INTP can accomplish truly remarkable things. These are the pioneers of new thoughts in our society.


From the personal development page, here are some other insights, the strengths and weaknesses, and the suggestions. The weaknesses made it sound as if we INTPs are so socially handicapped with 0 EQ, and they were trying to help and highlight that. Badly. :D  

INTPs who isolate themselves rarely feel happy or successful. The INTP's feeling of success depends upon their opportunities to exercise their active mind, their opportunities to seek and find Truth, and the condition of their relationships and extraverted life.
  1. They have a natural ability to focus and get "into the zone" when working on a problem. They can absorb their minds completely with an issue, and work it through with amazing speed and accuracy. This ability makes them outstanding trouble-shooters. Since their logical abilities are dependent on their experiences, their abilities will increase with time. INTPs with experience are often seen as the "gurus" of their professions. - Does this mean I can be a beauty guru? ;) But I'd be too straightforward, 'Makeup?... Who neeeddsss makeup?! ... You are beautiful just the way you are...! C'mon, compared to having extra sleep every morning, and the amount of money you can save to be spent on something else...?" :P
  2. Their respect for precision in communication lends them the ability to accurately convey their ideas and discoveries in full.
  3. They are usually quite intelligent and can grasp difficult concepts.
  4. They are often jovial and good-natured, with a good sense of humor.
  5. They are not overly demanding in personal relationships, and have simple daily needs. They are often easy and enjoyable to live with. - People whom I've with would understand this, as basically I was the "ghost" house mate. But other people who doesn't know me that well would be afraid to try, they usually think I will be mad THE WHOLE TIME. C'mon who does that?...

  1. The INTP gets "stuck in a rut" and only does those things that are known and comfortable to the INTP.
  2. The INTP resists and rejects anything that doesn't support their own experiential understanding of the world. If they perceive that something is not logical, they reject it as unimportant. - I am so afraid of this.
  3. They reject people who think or live differently than themselves.
  4. They may be extremely caustic and insulting to others.
  5. They may become isolated from society.
  6. They may become overly paranoid about social organizations and institutions trying to control them.
  7. They may unknowingly or uncaringly hurt people's feelings.- Oh happened too many times.
  8. They may be completely unaware of how to express their inner world to others in a meaningful way.
  9. They may be completely unaware of the type of communication that is often desireable and (to some degree) expected in an intimate relationship. If they are aware of the kinds of things that are appropriate to say and do to foster emotional bonding, they may be unable to appreciate the value of such actions. They may feel too vulnerable to express themselves in this fashion, and so reject the entire idea.
  10. If pushed beyond their comfort level to form commitments or emotional bonds, they may reject a relationship entirely.
  11. Under stress, they may show intense emotions that seem disproportionate to the situation.
  12. They may not recognize basic social principles, such as appropriate dress and general behavior.
Recognize Social Principles. Realize that our society functions around some basic social principles, and that our society would fail unless those principles are recognized and upheld. In a democracy, people vote. At a red stoplight, people stop. If people stopped voting because it wasn't important them, who would be in power? If people stopped stopping at red stop lights because it didn't fit into their plans, how could we drive safely? Your priorities and plans are important, but you must recognize that the external world's agenda is also important. Don't dismiss the importance of principles that don't affect your life directly. - I like this one, gave me another perspective.

Basically feels good since it's like a justification of being a beep horrible person. :P Truly, though that can't be justifiable right?...

What were yours, what were yours, what were yours?! Do tell me... :)) Click the link to the free online quiz, here.


P.S.: I was making a video about this before I know about Blogtember, but apparently this post is going to be up first. :)

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