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Archetypes: Find Your Archetype & Discover Yourself. Portrait of an INTP. As an INTP, your primary mode of living is focused internally, where you deal with things rationally and logically.

Portrait of an INTP

Your secondary mode is external, where you take things in primarily via your intuition. INTPs live in the world of theoretical possibilities. They see everything in terms of how it could be improved, or what it could be turned into. They live primarily inside their own minds, having the ability to analyze difficult problems, identify patterns, and come up with logical explanations. They seek clarity in everything, and are therefore driven to build knowledge. INTPs value knowledge above all else.

INTPs do not like to lead or control people. The INTP has no understanding or value for decisions made on the basis of personal subjectivity or feelings. The INTP may have a problem with self-aggrandizement and social rebellion, which will interfere with their creative potential. Recognizing the Inferior Function in INTP. An INTP Profile. By Paul James Original version: April 5, 1999 revised and published on the web: March 12, 2000 INTP is one of the 16 personality types defined in the Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).

An INTP Profile

I will assume that visitors to this page already have a basic knowledge of the MBTI system for I wish to concentrate on describing the INTP type as best I can. The descriptions below are based on personal experience combined with knowledge derived from other MBTI sources and I hope that other INTPs and non-INTPs alike may find some of this material illuminating. This page may be updated and expanded when appropriate. For a general introduction and overview of MBTI temperament analysis, visit Robert Winer's excellent resource at Gesher. INTPs are about 1% of the general population, making this one of the rarest of types. The consequences of the orientation and rank of each of the four functions for the INTP type is described in turn below. Primary Axis: Introverted Thinking - Extraverted Intuition.

Portrait of the Rational Architect (INTP) Architects need not be thought of as only interested in drawing blueprints for buildings or roads or bridges.

Portrait of the Rational Architect (INTP)

They are the master designers of all kinds of theoretical systems, including school curricula, corporate strategies, and new technologies. For Architects, the world exists primarily to be analyzed, understood, explained - and re-designed. External reality in itself is unimportant, little more than raw material to be organized into structural models. INTP personality: TheMindBehind.Net. Top Ten Words That Describe Most INTPs: Private ...

Logic-Driven ... Analytical ... Original Unconventional ... Independent ... Oddly Developed Types. INTJ vs. INTP: Type Differences. By Dr.

INTJ vs. INTP: Type Differences

A.J. Drenth Despite having no functions in common, the INTJ and INTP personality types often arrive at surprisingly similar worldviews. Since both types seek an understanding of themselves and the world, they can enjoy extensive discussions and find common ground on any number of topics. Whatever their similarities, INTJs and INTPs also differ in some important ways.

Outwardly, distinguishing INTJs from INTPs is generally not all that difficult. INTPs, on the other hand, extravert Intuition (Ne) and Feeling (Fe). INTJs. The INTP Architect Reference Guide. Most type guides only present the nice, vague, boring facts...

The INTP Architect Reference Guide

But they won't tell you that INTPs are one of the introverted types most likely to get married. (And more than once, too.) Or that INTPs are the type predicted to do best on I.Q. tests. Or that INTPs are the type most likely to smoke. I love those warm fuzzy affirmations as much as the next guy, but if we don't know our true strengths and weaknesses, how can we chart our lives? Which is why I've compiled some of the fascinating research that other webpages either don't know about, don't care about, or just choose not to mention. A Few Small But Significant Caveats As you read on, please bear in mind that none of this has to be a stereotype that rules your life. General INTPs are estimated at: *Be chary about comparing the UK estimate with the others. A More Honest Look into MBTI Descriptions: The INTP.

If your type was this classy it would be all black-and-white as well.

A More Honest Look into MBTI Descriptions: The INTP

Keirsey Description: “The Architect” Honest Description: “The Übermensch” Prototypical Examples: Jacques Derrida, Albert Einstein, Karl Marx, Ludwig Wittgenstein (often mistyped as INTJ), Vladimir Nabokov (often mistyped as INFP),Sigmund Freud, Leonardo da Vinci, John Locke, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche (often mistyped as INTJ), Socrates, Charles Darwin, Artemis Fowl from the “Artemis Fowl” series, Zarathustra from “Thus Spoke Zarathustra” Pros - The best - Super classy. INTP - Designer Theorizers. The following is adapted from Linda V.

INTP - Designer Theorizers

Berens and Dario Nardi, The 16 Personality Types: Descriptions for Self-Discovery (Telos Publications, 1999) *Used with permission. What's it like to be you? I want to know the truth and get down to the bottom of things. It's an internal life, living in the head, theorizing constantly about how things work. I can link many thoughts and shoot off in multiple directions at once in an attempt to clarify and explain things really well or to try to represent the fullness of who I am and all the different things I can do and can't do.