Are INTPs awkward?
There's a stereotype that the INTP is the weirdest, most socially awkward type of all the 16 Myers-Briggs personalities, and to be fair, that's often true. It's also true that “normal” people can be bewildered by an INTP's behavior.
In general, everyone hates hearing “calm down”, “relax,” or “you're being too sensitive”. When I spoke with members of each personality type, across the board everyone hated those statements. Nobody wants to feel like they're being irrational, regardless of their thinking or feeling preference.
INTPs are not lazy. In fact, you're especially good at concentrating on the things that interest you and love working in the realm of ideas. The problem is, you tend to have so many ideas that procrastination is rampant.
INFPs and INTPs are both Introverted, Intuitive, and Perceiving, preferring to be alone, think about the future, and avoid strict plans. However, INFPs process information emotionally and tend to prioritize feelings when making decisions, while INTPs prioritize logic when making decisions.
Being Physically Helpless or Out of Control
INTPs are extremely independent individuals who pride themselves on their autonomy. Being physically helpless, suffering from paralysis, or feeling a loss of physical control all came up repeatedly as major fears.
The INTP is also typically shy and may experience difficulty when talking with people they do not know. However, when they are comfortable with people or knowledgeable about a topic, the INTP can be very outgoing and talkative.
An INTP may be drawn to an ISFJ as a close friend because of their kind, caring demeanor. Because emotions can be an INTP's blindspot, ISFJs can help them to gradually open up. At the same time, INTPs broaden ISFJs' perspective, introducing them to new ways of thinking.
When communicating, INTPs come across as respectful, well thought out, and to the point, but at times may appear a bit remote. They may appear lacking warmness and cordiality. But, with people of equal intelligence they may enter into discussions or debates.
INTPs have few close friends and rarely feel the need to expand their social circle. They like to have intellectual debates with their friends, so they prefer to spend time with people who have differing opinions but won't get upset or offended easily.
Their desire to study something is driven both by the search for solutions to fundamental issues, as well as by the desire to get to the bottom of how complex systems work. INTPs easily comprehend learning material when it is presented in a conceptual form and new information flows logically from that given before.
Which MBTI is the smartest?
According to Comen, both INTJs and INTPs are among the smartest, adding that thinking is actually "the primary life goal" for INTPs, as opposed to the key tool. These people are most likely to be engineers and mathematicians, Robledo says.
INTP. INTPs get embarrassed when they receive compliments or when they get publicly emotional. They tend to be guarded about their feelings, but during times of high-stress, they can become uncharacteristically emotional.
Since these two types in the 16-type personality system share the same auxiliary (Extraverted Intuition, or Ne) and tertiary (Introverted Sensing, or Si) functions, they can resemble each other at first glance.
Considering that the INTP personality is divided into two subtypes, INTP-T and INTP-A, Turbulent INTPs are even rarer in the general population.
INTPs are architects of creative ideas and systems. Preferring theoretical rather than practical applications, INTPs love theory and abstract ideas. They are future-oriented and value truth, knowledge, and competence.
INTP: Pushes Anger Away
“The Architect” type, INTP, will avoid talking to others when they're angry. These personality types will suppress their emotions. Because INTPs aren't great at handling their feelings or the emotions of others, it's easier for them to forget about it, push it away, and move on.
INTPs want plenty of space in a relationship to explore their own thoughts, ideas, and interests. They value a partner that appreciates their ingenuity and problem-solving ability, and one that understands their need for autonomy.
- Keep things interesting. ...
- Honesty is king. ...
- Give us a LOT of space. ...
- Psst: we like hugs. ...
- Please don't pressure us to talk about our feelings. ...
- Emotional outbursts = severe stress. ...
- View it in terms of a friendship.
When an INTP is interested in someone, they really take the time to make sure their love interest understands concepts. Although this might appear a bit condescending, the way they go about explaining is all in the interest of making sure the other person is comfortable with their own level of understanding.
INTP females tend to be reserved, thoughtful personalities, who are often able to see the world in a fresh, unique way. They are likely to be extremely knowledgeable in the subjects that most interest them. They are skilled problem-solvers who are able to adapt to fit the needs of a situation.
Who will marry INTP?
Who should an INTP marry? The best matches for an INTP are ENTJs, ENTPs, and ESTJs. ENTJs and ENTPs are leaders and can handle some of the stress and decision-making that comes with relationships better than INTPs.
Although two well-developed individuals of any type can enjoy a healthy relationship, the INTP's natural partner is the ENTJ, or the ESTJ. The INTP's dominant function of Introverted Thinking is best matched with a partner whose personality is dominated by Extraverted Thinking.
INTPs are likely to trust each other, as it's easier to empathize with like personalities. However, they may feel awkward initially around INTPs they don't know, as they are generally uncomfortable around new people.
The Eclectic Types (ENTPs and INTPs)
They prefer comfortable, loose-fitting pieces of clothing, but they also know that dressing sharp can help them get the job they want or make the right impression at a social event. They also tend to enjoy clothing that resonates with something they love.
INTPs expressed a very strong preference for quality time as their love language of choice. As a thinking-dominant type, it fits that INTPs prefer to show rather than tell when it comes to love. To love an INTP, carve out space for them within your schedule.