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I Am Hopelessly Intp

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BigWolf76 BigWolf76 31-35, M Aug 8, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 3 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Yep, pretty much the bag. If you observe my posts here. INTP is a great fit. I can conceptually deduct how this is true, but for now observe me and see.
    IntrovertCat IntrovertCat 18-21, M 12 Responses Jan 10

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    I took the Meyers - Briggs personality test and am INTP. I explored what the personality traits are and BINGO, it's me. It was almost spooky how accurate the descriptions where.
    JessicaDale JessicaDale 51-55 1 day ago

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    XP. Lol ik weird. But idk. I had one gf before. Broke up with her just bc we were drifting apart she didnt want to see me anymore bc of parents etc. Meh sad. Idk. Just weird i...
    InfiniteMusic InfiniteMusic 13-15, M 2 Responses Jan 6

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    Analytical thinker: INTP I turned out to be an INTP.
    ranabp ranabp 41-45 Dec 27, 2014

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    In my experience, there is nothing more perfectly gratifying than waking up in the arms of the person you love. I experienced that feeling today. Though I don't remember many...
    PersonalGenesis PersonalGenesis 22-25, F Jan 5

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    Hey, just a quick revision from my other post, I may be actually an ISTP type or INTP, mostly the S kind. I HAZ ADVENTUROUS SPIRIT!!!
    IntrovertCat IntrovertCat 18-21, M Dec 25, 2014

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    Meh I feel like Im not an infp..I don't know. Struggled with that for a few years wondering if I really am. Took a test and got ISTP which I can relate to on points. Looked up ISFP...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Jan 16

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    How would you suggest making a living to someone with an intp personality who cannot conform for the life of her and hates being told what to do?
    Kakhaber Kakhaber 31-35, F a week ago

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    ?I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be...
    WickedlilAngel WickedlilAngel 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    To the EP friends I have made who remain in my life after staying long enough to learn that I am hopelessly flawed - you really are the best. You listen when I'm struggling, you...
    FBR4536 FBR4536 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    A Look Into My past? Note from the Dude: Well, my title makes it pretty clear that this is a very old poem of mine, LIKE YEARS OLD; observe the writing style, it feels sort of...
    Dictatorse Dictatorse 22-25, M Dec 30, 2014

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    Wrote some crap and I guess I feel better now. I'm really missing the level of vulnerability that I think I once wrote with. It seems to come and go on it's own accord. I hate...
    Friability Friability 18-21 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    "A hopeless romantic is not the same as a hopeless flirt. A hopeless romantic dreams of who they will spend the rest of their life with and what the two of them will do together...
    Macy24 Macy24 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    Feeling so hurt right now, 2 years ago I sank so low that I'd decided to end my life, and that's when I met my girlfriend, and she transformed my life. She brought me so much...
    Evilmunkee74 Evilmunkee74 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    i believe in one thing that someone is made for you in this world and once you get that person everything completes itself but i have always wondered my lover to be a writer i...
    silsax silsax 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    You can call me selfish, but all I want is your love you can call me helpless baby, but I'm hopelessly in love, you can call me imperfect, but who's perfect? Baby what do I got to...
    t3rriv t3rriv 16-17, F Jan 1

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    After years of begging my husband to go to marriage counseling and him flat out refusing or agreeing and then going once and then finding excuses why he can't go, I started therapy...
    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 11 Responses Jan 5

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    I'm 18 years old and I'm an avid Christian, but I can't help but hate my family for the things they put me through. They call me the "accident baby" in the family cause my parents...
    Lilliane19 Lilliane19 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    Someone should message me! I'm hopelessly bored xD
    SadieB19 SadieB19 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 9

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    "Saying All Muslims are Responsible for Islamic Extremism Ignores the Non-Ideological Reasons for That Violence", an article by David Ropeik - Are all Christians responsible for...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 13

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    I wonder if anyone else tortures themselves with hopelessly romantic daydreams that are out of reach like I do.... ? *sighs*
    RedHotCrazyPerson RedHotCrazyPerson 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 15

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    All my life I feared going bald. I feared getting older. I used to be very good looking, and feared loosing my good looks, which now I am ugly as hell, and do not care no more...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M Jan 15

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    When driving in my car, I often think of what other people are listening to. Is their radio on? Is it music? Are they listening to their favourite CD again? Are they listening to a...
    vulcanrose vulcanrose 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    I am so hopelessly in love with this guy I met a little over a year ago. I met him through a friend and since then we have really bonded and gotten close. He tells me things he has...
    FlyAwayWithMe3 FlyAwayWithMe3 18-21, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    My philosophy always was enjoy the young ones while you can. However, the more time I spend with boys my own age, the more exhausted I become. I would really appreciate someone who...
    Mojopins Mojopins 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My greatest fear, mostly because of how very possible it is, is that beneath the vast amounts of strength and maturity that she yields, the innocence that makes her so uniquely...
    InsaneDane InsaneDane 18-21, M 2 days ago

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