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An INTP Profile

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). 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 The INTP is above all a thinker and his inner (private) world is a place governed by a strong sense of logical structure. The Ti-Ne axis leads to a curious overriding desire to observe from a detached position, indicating the preference for intuitive perception with respect to external things. Dominant Function: Introverted Thinking While proficiency may not be a central goal, competence always is. Concluding Words

Temperament Website - Portrait of the Rational Inventor (ENTP) Inventors begin building gadgets and mechanisms as young children, and never really stop, though as adults they will turn their inventiveness to many kinds of organizations, social as well as mechanical. There aren't many Inventors, say about two percent of the population, but they have great impact on our everyday lives. With their innovative, entrepreneurial spirit, Inventors are always on the lookout for a better way, always eyeing new projects, new enterprises, new processes. Inventors often have a lively circle of friends and are interested in their ideas and activities. Inventors are usually non-conformists in the workplace, and can succeed in many areas as long as the job does not involve too much humdrum routine. Rational Overview | Architect | Inventor | Fieldmarshal | Mastermind

INTP - The Wizard INTP - The Wizard Profile by Sandra Krebs Hirsch and Jean Kummerow INTPs are known for their quest for logical purity, which motivates them to examine universal truths and principles. Living As children, INTPs are inwardly focused, often enjoying their won thoughts more than the company of others. INTPs tend to either respect and go along with society's rules, or to question and rebel against them. As young adults choosing careers, INTPs either set a course and work toward it quietly yet forcefully or continue to resist and rebel against society's expectations and irrational rules. Learning and Working The INTP is a relentless learner in areas that hold his or her interest. In school, well-rounded INTPs work on their assignments with a great deal of inward energy and interest that is usually not apparent to others. In taking exams, they prefer theorectical questions. INTPs contribute a logical, system-building approach to their work. Loving Profile by David Keirsey Career Home Midlife Mates

Intuitive-Logical Extratim - ENTp (The Inventor) Intuitive-Logical Extratim - ENTp (The Inventor)Based upon original work by Victor Gulenko with some alterations ENTps normally have a long, slim figure. Other parts of the body are also stretched, especially the legs and fingers. They often have rounded shoulders. Sometimes ENTps have a characteristic inwardly sloping chin. ENTps usually have a distant, far away look in their eyes and it often seems as though they are paying little attention to what is going on. ENTps do not know how to keep the right psychological distance with people. ENTps like to explore everything and are usually completely unaware of how others react to this. ENTps are interested in and talk about everything that is new and unusual even if it is not in their main field of knowledge. The main peculiarity of ENTps behaviour is an incredible absent-mindedness. The other main peculiarity of ENTps behaviour is the ability to mobilise in extreme conditions. .

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ENTP - The Innovator ENTP - The Innovator Profile by Sandra Krebs Hirsch and Jean Kummerow ENTPs are known for their quest of the novel and complex. They have faith in their ability to improvise and to overcome any challenges that they face. Living ENTPs are lively children who question established truths and norms, dream and scheme, and develop unusual ways of doing traditional childhood things. ENTP children enjoy inventing new toys, dances, and languages. As young adults, when ENTPs choose a career for themselves, they tend to set flexible goals that allow them to incorporate new information and accommodate to new circumstances when they come along. As adults, ENTPs take advantage of opportunities. Learning and Working ENTPs are relentless learners. ENTPs use their enthusiasm and energy to get others involved in their learning. They like to challenge their teachers and classmates and enjoy competitive learning tasks through which they can show their conceptual versatility. Loving Profile by David Keirsey Home

Myers-Briggs: You're an INTP! Note: this page is a dead page that is being left online so that all those who may already somehow be linked to it can still find it. However, the new location of the simulated Myers Briggs personality tests has been updated. You're on a quest for logical're motivated to examine universal truths and principles...always asking "Why?" and "Why not?"...can focus with great intensity on your appreciate elegance and efficiency in thought processes and demand it in your communication... You might appear low key in appearance and approach, you're hard as nails when challenging a don't like to deal with the your best when developing unusual or complex can be an under- achieving but very capable student...if you don't like a rule, you're quick to challenge it and find flaws in it -- this could make you somewhat of a rebel...if you like the rule, though, you have a respect for it and go along with it...

INTP Relationships, Love & Mating By Dr. A.J. Drenth While sometimes presenting as aloof or self-focused, INTPs often attract potential mates through their Extraverted Intuition (Ne) and Extraverted Feeling (Fe). Should INTPs Even Bother with Relationships? Because of their Fe inferior, INTPs can enjoy being around people. The fact that INTPs can enjoy working independently for long periods of time may also discourage them from complicating their lives with relationships. In many cases, INTPs’ fears are justified. INTP Compatibility: Choosing a Partner Since INTPs may lack intentionality when it comes to maintaining intimate friendships, their romantic partner often serves as their closest friend, confidant, and source of support. Since INTPs tend to view themselves as highly autonomous and self-sufficient, they usually look for similar traits in their partners. Lifestyle is another vastly important consideration in relationships. Challenges in INTP Dating & Relationships INTP Relational Growth & Development

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