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I Am Hopelessly Intp

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    Severely Intp

    I have taken several versions of this test over 13 years and have scored INTP every time. The one that claimed to be Keirsey's official test gave me a percentile for each function: 97th %ile Introverted, 99th %ile iNtuitive, 91st %ile Thinking, and 99th %ile Perceiving. Classic...
    flavorshot flavorshot 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    Mistyped Intps.

    It seems a lot of 'INTPs' here are possibly mistyped. There is a fair amount of over sensitive feeling, trying to hide behind the stereotypical INTP characteristics. I think some should re evaluate their type and retake the test.
    DarkReminder DarkReminder 18-21 2 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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    Best part was the comment/caption accompanying

    this pic on one site, "I have a brilliantly witty comment to make about this, but really don't feel like typing it out."
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    You Say Hopeless Like It's A Bad Thing.

    I wouldn't want to be anything but.  I love that I'm rare, and I love that I'm needed. I will admit that there are times when I've hidden just how lovely my INTP self is, but hey, if it makes a Feeler more comfortable...Just the same, I am as happy as an INTP girl gets. 
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2011

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    The Female Intp In An Unnatural Habitat

    I'm proud of being INTP, but I try not to show it.  I'm married to a Feeling type and it would hurt him if I got to excited about it, I think. 
    hAnih hAnih 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 10, 2007

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    Hopelessly

    Mainly because the secluded-book-worm-nerd-type-loner-loser-psycho doesn't get much attention outside a good chatroom.
    over9000 over9000 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 9, 2007

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    I'm terrific at giving advice,

    but it's not because I am particularly sympathetic--though, in fact, I am--but because I take apart problems to see where the real issue lies, not what the perceived problem is. It makes people feel better; almost always, our anxieties make our plights seem worse. Everyone...
    yousillyboy yousillyboy 18-21, F Mar 8

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    I guess this is a very INTP thing to do,

    but I thought I'd try to list all of the "You know you're an INTP when..." lines off http://thatintp.tumblr.com reproduced here with typoes and repeats and all even though, I feel little less than half of them might apply to me and in most cases to many people in general...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M Aug 8

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    Thought Transfer

    Communication can be very frustrating for me. In my head i can come up with something amusing/witty to say but upon delivery, it falls short of expectation due to my non-expressive nature of verbal delivery. I also have trouble trying to convert scrambled intangible thoughts and...
    rhubarbjunkie rhubarbjunkie 18-21 1 Response Apr 14, 2012

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    I told my boss it was like I am operating my character from a mile up and back so I can see the forest but I have difficulty navigating the trees. I can see the forest but I can't convince anyone that they are going to hit a road block up ahead because I keep running into trees...
    lilysmitchell lilysmitchell 26-30, F Jun 18, 2012

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    I Am An Intp

    I'm quiet. I'm detached. I have no feelings. I think a lot.
    lostgirl88 lostgirl88 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 1, 2007

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    Questions

    I am an INTP 1) Who has a job that they have worked for more than a year that they enjoy and what is it? And you might as well include why you like it. 2) Depression/ Isolation - any solutions besides meds specifically for INTP's? 3) Does anyone know how to spot a person with...
    lilysmitchell lilysmitchell 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    The Few Things I Don't Like About It

    Whenever I am having a bad day,or if something really bad happens,my best (and maybe only)friend is right there to help me.She always knows exactly what to do or say to make me feel better.I can not remember a time when I could not go to her for sympathy.We have been close for a...
    PantherShadow PantherShadow 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 15, 2009

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    IN the Tp. I Am Intp

    I am always chasing new ideas and mentally manipulating objects.  It's frigging awesome figuring out a new idea or learning something or making things better.   So much I want to learn and the list keeps growing.   I wouldn't want any other personality...
    HeyIsy HeyIsy 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 30, 2007

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    BigWolf76 BigWolf76 31-35, M Aug 8

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    Do other INTPs have a hard time sleeping?

    I rarely ever sleep, always over thinking, especially when i am going through an obsessive learning mode, i know 2 other INTPs who also don't sleep much, just wondering if its another trait of ours haha
    fancyusername fancyusername 22-25, F 17 Responses Nov 7, 2011

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    I Wonder What Fears Are Common To The Intp...

    I, personally, am afraid of being annoying. This prevents me from saying or doing a lot of things. I am trying to overcome this by taking a few risks and gradually step out of my comfort zone. The problem is, though, I don't see much progress and I feel I may be slipping back...
    mindwentblank mindwentblank 18-21, F 10 Responses Mar 29, 2010

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    Cool

    I just realized there's a group for us goof-balls!  Not surprised there's so few of us though.  What are we, about 1-2% of the population? Hope everybody is having a good day!
    NoMoreLove NoMoreLove 36-40, M 8 Responses May 15, 2008

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    I Am Most Definitely An Intp

    I love to solve problems, I thrive on it. Which works well for part of my job, the operations piece when we need to figure how to fix things that are not working right. On the engineering side the fact that I am always looking for new ways to do things and don't really like to...
    SantanaRex SantanaRex 46-50, M 6 Responses May 2, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    just found out im an intp and it was crazy cos it described me perfectly and we are quite good if your an intp say helloo
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    I don't know why have a cold relationship with my family. My sister always puts me down when I was a child, but today it only happens sometimes. Before she went to get a board exam...
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    Omg, I can't express how much I love this freaking guy!!!!! okay so this is getting ridiculous, I've known the guy for 3 years... this should have passed already... I am a senior...
    Kalel17 Kalel17 16-17, F 16 Responses Aug 27

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    Its a few days before school starts and I've been praying every night that i get my history teacher from last year again. He is the most amazing person i have ever met. i get...
    bellabee25 bellabee25 13-15, F Sep 3

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    Here are my new heels I love them
    Disturbedheels Disturbedheels 26-30, M 7 Responses Sep 10

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    We fall in love with people we can't have. Yes, it's true! I have never been in a relationship though i am 25 years old. I keep falling with love truly deeply madly with people who...
    DirtyVirgin89 DirtyVirgin89 22-25, F Sep 12

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    The younger man shook his head.No, he said.If you can't, I can't. You've been her physician for years. If anyone knows how to reach her, you should know. I suppose you've thought...
    sfdfvcv12 sfdfvcv12 22-25, M 1 hr ago

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    And have been ever since I was little. It's gotten me into trouble more than a few times...I was always off exploring places I shouldn't be, pushing buttons, playing with things...
    LockedDarius LockedDarius 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I switch between being an INTJ and an INTP. I try harder to be an INTJ because I don't like being wishy-washy as an INTP.
    Kurokagi Kurokagi 18-21 22 hrs ago

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    "Hopeless romantics believe in love and fairy tales. They dream of roses and candlelight, walking on the beach at sunset, and dancing in the rain. They know that somewhere out...
    Tara20 Tara20 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 8

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    I am ready to settle down, get married, and start a family. A LITTLE BIT ABOUT MYSELF I was born, raised, and educated in Cincinnati. I am an honest, loyal, optimistic, outgoing...
    MrRustyShackleford MrRustyShackleford 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I've always been hopelessly romantic. I adore the thought of being in love with someone who was also my best friend. Two complete people being friends and lovers. However, the...
    darksaber9999 darksaber9999 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 24

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    I had just been through hell. I needed to get away. So I started walking. I did not know where I was going. Several days later, I was hopelessly lost. I saw a man at a booth marked...
    BlackCatBoy BlackCatBoy 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    Turnaround is fair play! A guy goes into a bar and sees a beautiful woman. After an hour of gathering up his courage he finally goes over to her and asks, tentatively, "Um...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    I'm hopelessly in love with this person at school, but they don't even know I exist. What do I do?!
    YourAverageTeenageSycho YourAverageTeenageSycho 13-15, F Aug 25

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    You know that feeling of pure happiness right? Well this what I experience every day I walk into my class, heart pounding knowing shed be there, just sitting around her group of...
    GingaJustice GingaJustice 13-15, M 3 Responses Aug 26

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    Hi everyone!! Here is a small part of a new story I'm writing! Please give me feed back! ******* Its quite pathetic and frustrating being hopelessly in love with someone that will...
    PierceTheGreen PierceTheGreen 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    And it's not good for me and i know it, but once again I've hopelessly fallen.
    stonedalone stonedalone 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 26

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    I am 23. I fell in love with the wrong men. I got mentally abused by each one. They made me feel like a loser. I try to stay away from all this but m hopelessly romantic and...
    notpureanymore notpureanymore 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    The difficulties of lesbian dating Well I'm 23 and sometimes I think I'm going to be hopelessly single. I finally have gotten to the point where I'm 100% confident in myself and...
    atheGAYlouise atheGAYlouise 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 30

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    The difficulties of lesbian dating Well I'm 23 and sometimes I think I'm going to be hopelessly single. I finally have gotten to the point where I'm 100% confident in myself and...
    atheGAYlouise atheGAYlouise 22-25, F 11 Responses Aug 30

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    The difficulties of lesbian dating Well I'm 23 and sometimes I think I'm going to be hopelessly single. I finally have gotten to the point where I'm 100% confident in myself and...
    atheGAYlouise atheGAYlouise 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 30

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    Me: 15y marriage, ok but never in love, science/tech type, middle aged (when did that happen?!).. content but never happy, not looking for anything else. ---- Went to a planning...
    starnon starnon 41-45, M Sep 2

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    It's funny how looking through old photos can really put your life into perspective....how clearly you can see your life in chapters. I'm in a weird chapter of my life right now...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses Sep 2

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    For people who've read my experiences, they know I absolutely LOVE writing with all my heart and just pour my heart into it! Writing is my LIFE, my PASSION! I'm on FanFiction.Net...
    DarkOnTheInside13 DarkOnTheInside13 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    It's my first week of college. I'm starting from ground zero; my high-school friends aren't around to save me anymore. I never realized how hard it is to freaking talk to people...
    ihugcats ihugcats 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    I always thought of myself as straight but then I met this girl and God, she took my breath away. We are on a soccer team together and carpool to practice together, and on the way...
    EmotionallyWrecked EmotionallyWrecked 16-17, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    So it's been a bit since my last post and I felt the need to post a new experience after reading up on some of the newer TC stories in this group. I decided to turn down that...
    Dpreukssiya Dpreukssiya 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    Hi all, This is the first thing like this that I've ever done but here goes nothing anyway! I (as the title suggests) am hopelessly romantic. I find myself wanting to say or do...
    Borisque Borisque 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I have yet to be in a legit DD situation. (Case in point, when I type DD, autocorrect says Dunkin Donuts.) I may never be in that sort of dynamic because I'm hopelessly attracted...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 10