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I Am Hopelessly Intp

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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BigWolf76 BigWolf76 31-35, M Aug 8, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 11 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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    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 22-25 2 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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    What do you guys do for a living?

    I constantly do research to learn which careers fit me.. Between digital marketing (social media) and real estate...
    brynemrar brynemrar 22-25, M Aug 4

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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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    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 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 3 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    I've always hated drama ever since i can remember. I never had a hard time keeping away from it because the people i hang out with don't like it either. But then, i got intp high...
    Bubba48260 Bubba48260 13-15, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not stupid. I can understand a person, their flaws, their dislikes, quite easily. People are translucent. They say, that I'm stupid. Perhaps, I'm just a sucker for punishment...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies 61-65, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Nothing better than geting together with a girl friend or a dozen and having a good old girl talk session :)Its so much fun to talk about clothes, sex makeup, sex, fashions, sex...
    satnlacy satnlacy 22-25, T 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm just an INTP, I guess it's common amoung us.
    calliney calliney 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I have crush on my professor since I saw him from the first time. And he started noticing me last year. And by that 'noticing' I mean that he always looked at me,no matter where we...
    SadGirl02 SadGirl02 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    My Personality Type would be INTP with Thinking-Dominant and Intuitive-Auxiliary, according to this nifty used book I picked up called "Do What You Are" by Paul D. Tieger and...
    Jugemu Jugemu 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have to remember. It's not like in stories where every ending has been set, chosen for them by the author, where the ending will always turn out the way "it should". In other...
    Juls4 Juls4 18-21, F a week ago

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    To celebrate their first year in university, six friends went camping in the wilderness. After driving for several hours from the nearest town, they discovered a lagoon, nestled...
    Shivang05 Shivang05 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    "Broken Love" We've burned ourselves hopelessly to the idea of love.. But, is it ever enough to just let the fire die? Pain seeks to every inch of our systems, bleeds to every...
    TheUntoldStory TheUntoldStory 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    The following is a matter of life and death, spiritual death, if anyone gets salvation wrong all is lost, no second chance, this is a long study and will appeal to very few...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 1 Response Aug 18

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    Though there's no carved-in-stone definition of what a heavy smoker is, I've seen 25 cigarettes a day in several studies so that would place me in heavy territory with my thirty...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 17

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    Im hopelessly in love with this guy... he's nice and all but he has verbally and mentally abused me... he's never put his hands on me in any way unless we were joking around and...
    nattiepooh nattiepooh 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 17

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    i am still inlove with my ex but shes an *******, i need to get over her but im still inlove with her ;-;
    waitformesenpai waitformesenpai 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    Everything has gone from me but the certainty of your love which both a tragedy and a remedy.. Your love that breathed me true colour of the dawn.. Your love that destroyed all...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I want to know what I want for my future. The truth about my life is, well, I'm not born to be someone 'great'. I'm born to be in the background, I'm born for someone else to live...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Why can't I find anyone to care about me? I can care about anyone so easily, I even give everyone the benefit of the doubt. I am just hopelessly in love with someone I have never...
    stewartgreen stewartgreen 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I am hopelessly in love with a memory . An echo from another time, another place....
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I am hopelessly lonely, and damn it I am so ready to find someone that is going to love me and treat me right. I am so picky about guys though, which is a good thing I guess. I don...
    littlexpiecexofxme littlexpiecexofxme 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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    Im 21... My mom died when I was 16, and my father took care of me til last year when he passed. A month after his 67th birthday, he was everything to me. At that time, I had 10...
    gplatt1 gplatt1 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    I am an INTP about to start college and I'm not really sure of what I'm doing, I wanted to get an idea of what other INTPs are studying or working as so what are you studying...
    acealien acealien 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    with probably the most amazing person i know.and it sucks that she will never love me back as much as i love her.but im so inlove with her i want to be able to give her everything...
    waitformesenpai waitformesenpai 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 7

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